Affirm Inc. has raised $45 million to help it target consumers looking for new credit tools to make purchases online, Chief Executive Officer Max Levchin said at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing Summit.
The fortunes of the so-called PayPal Mafia are poised to grow.
Campaign politics were already whipping Washington into frenzy. A split Congress shunned compromise on financial rules or fixes for the economy.
Google Inc.’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Waze Inc. produced a 19-fold return for BlueRun Ventures, the biggest investor in the mobile-mapping company, a person familiar with the matter said.
Google Inc. , owner of the world’s most popular search engine, acquired social-gaming company Slide Inc., part of an effort to keep pace with Facebook Inc. by offering social networking and entertainment.
"Financial-services companies-- for better or worse, they learned how to be here."
- Max Levchin on Jun 17, 2014
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