Archive: News Fix
Nothing Is Immune to Disruption – Including Breakfast
By Vin Narayanan on November 16, 2019
No industry is safe from disruption. Even milk and orange juice are in trouble.
News Fix: CBD Products Could Still Make You Fail a Drug Test
By Vin Narayanan on November 9, 2019
In the news this week: New York hemp farmers get a break, Saudi Arabia backs Travis Kalanick again and David Marcus says bitcoin isn’t a currency.
News Fix: Who Watches the Watchers?
By Vin Narayanan on November 2, 2019
In the news this week: Colleges become legal battlegrounds for cannabis, China praises blockchain and the Fix ponders who watches the watchers.
News Fix: The Two-Minute Drill Version
By Vin Narayanan on October 26, 2019
In the news this week: Adam Neumann gets a hefty severance package, Indian startups have a record year and the Senate finally starts thinking about marijuana research.
News Fix: Former CFTC Chair Suggests a Digital Dollar Will Uphold U.S. Dominance in Global Finance
By Allison Brickell on October 19, 2019
In the news this week: Pennsylvania introduces a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill, the former CFTC chair calls for a digital dollar and Canva’s valuation gets a boost.
News Fix: Cannabis Companies Roll With the Changes
By Vin Narayanan on October 12, 2019
In the news this week: The MedMen-PharmaCann deal is called off, the IRS updates its crypto guidelines and Andreessen Horowitz gets its fourth female general partner.
How Founders Get Funding and How Investors Ensure They Deserve It
By Vin Narayanan on October 5, 2019
When seeking funding, a startup founder needs to sell their vision to investors. And investors need to challenge that vision. Here are some specific points both parties need to talk about in order to succeed.
News Fix: WeWork Isn’t the Only One Cleaning Up Its IPO Mess
By Vin Narayanan on September 28, 2019
In the headlines this week: Bitcoin falls 15%, WeWork tries to clean up its IPO mess and the House passes a marijuana reform bill with a historic vote.
News Fix: WeWork Can’t Shake Off Its IPO Woes
By Vin Narayanan on September 21, 2019
In the news this week, WeWork’s IPO woes continue, Massachusetts’ vape sales decline and the U.S. Army looks to hire crypto investigators.
T. Boone Pickens’ Real Legacy Has Nothing to Do With Oil
By Vin Narayanan on September 14, 2019
This week, the News Fix is dedicated to legendary disruptor T. Boone Pickens. His true legacy went far beyond oil.
News Fix: Binance Gets Dollar-Backed Stablecoin Approved
By Vin Narayanan on September 7, 2019
In the news this week: Binance’s stablecoin is approved by New York regulators, the marijuana industry ramps up its lobbying efforts and no one wants to buy WeWork shares.
News Fix: Old Banks Learning New Tricks
By Allison Brickell on August 24, 2019
In the news this week: Bitcoin and gold prices move in tandem, the oldest bank in South Korea invests in a blockchain startup and Libra backers consider leaving the project.
News Fix: American Bar Association, Senators Ask Government for Clarity on Cannabis
By Allison Brickell on August 17, 2019
In the news this week: New York seals 350 marijuana records, the SEC delays decisions on bitcoin ETF proposals and a former Congressman says “I told you so.”
News Fix: Bitcoin Network Surpasses Another Milestone
By Allison Brickell on August 10, 2019
In the news this week, bitcoin strengthens its security, Oklahoma marijuana dispensaries sue Facebook, and Lyft ends its lockup period early.
News Fix: Two Companies at the Intersection of Startups, Crypto and Cannabis
By Vin Narayanan on August 3, 2019
The Early Investing trinity is startups, cryptocurrency and cannabis. In this week's News Fix, we look at two companies that intersect with all three sectors.
News Fix: FDA Warns Curaleaf About Health Claims
By Vin Narayanan on July 27, 2019
In the news this week, the FDA sends Curaleaf a warning letter, Toyota invests in Didi and Steven Mnuchin is still salty about bitcoin.