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March 11, 2020

Venture Capital Analyst Location: Cincinnati, OH Schedule: Full-time Job Description: The Venture Capital Analyst is a key member of the H Venture Partners Team and will work closely with the Principal and Managing Partner of the Firm supporting on key initiatives. Start Date: Summer 2020 Salary & Benefits: Competitive

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CEO John Foley on Peloton's IPO

September 26, 2019

John Foley, Peloton CEO, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss his expectations for the company's IPO and what's next for the company. John Foley of Peloton rang the NASDAQ opening bell as Peloton goes public today (Nasdaq: PTON). Peloton raised $1.2 billion at a $9.5 billion market cap, becoming New York’s largest startup ever to go public. It is also the city’s only VC-backed company ever to raise $1 billion, and the largest VC-backed consumer IPO anywhere in at least 20 years.

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CMO Podcast: Fernando Machado

July 25, 2019

Fernando Machado is one of the most acclaimed CMOs working today. He is the only person to be awarded the Brandweek Genius of the year twice. He was the CMO of Dove during their rebeauty campaign. Mr. Machado is currently serves as the groundbreaking CMO of fast food giant, Burger King. In this episode Fernando discusses the importance of creativity when it comes to building a powerful marketing campaign.

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Bill.com to IPO

June 20, 2019

B2B payments company Bill.com is gearing up to go public just weeks after announcing an $88 million investment round, Business Insider reported Thursday (June 20). Two unnamed sources told the publication that Bill.com is meeting with bankers as it prepares to choose the underwriters for its initial public offering (IPO). At the time of its $88 million investment round the company was valued at $1 billion, with JPMorgan and Franklin Templeton among the investors. The sources noted that Bill.com has not chosen its underwriters nor decided on a set time to float. The company did not respond to the publication’s request for comment, reports said. Before its most recent investment round, Bill.com raised $100 million in 2017 following a partnership announcement with JPMorgan Chase that will see the bank integrate Bill.com’s B2B bill payments functionality into its offering for corporate clients.

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Peloton confidentially files for IPO

June 5, 2019

Peloton said Wednesday it has made a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, the latest in a string of consumer tech companies to test the public markets. Peloton has raised over $900 million in funding, and was valued at $4.15 billion after its latest round in August, according to PitchBook. It did not release the price and number of shares to be offered. Since the first bike sold in 2014, Peloton has sold over 400,000, according to news reports, and garnered a cult following, including celebrities like David Beckham and Hugh Jackman.

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Farmer's Fridge to expand in Midwest after $30M financing round led by former Google CEO's venture capital fund

September 5, 2018

Farmer’s Fridge, the Chicago-based startup that sells salads and other meals from vending machines, plans to double its operation next year after recently closing a $30 million financing round led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s venture capital fund. Launched in 2013, Farmer’s Fridge has grown to about 185 machines in Chicago and Milwaukee, with another 225 coming coming on line by the end of this year, said founder and CEO Luke Saunders. This latest round of financing will help the company beef up its Chicago workforce, while adding 400 to 500 more fridges in other Midwestern cities such as Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and St. Louis by the end of next year, Saunders said.

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Restaurant News Startup The Infatuation Secures $30 Million Investment From Firm Co-Founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg

September 27, 2018

The Infatuation, a startup dedicated to covering restaurant scenes from Los Angeles to London, is planning to open up coverage to more cities around the world soon thanks to a flush new infusion of cash. The New York City-based company just announced a $30 million investment from WndrCo, a consumer tech holding company co-founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ann Daly, and Sujay Jaswa. As described on the firm’s site, WndrCo “invests in, acquires, develops, and operates consumer technology businesses for the long-term.” With the new deal, Daly and Jaswa will sit on The Infatuation’s board of directors. Beyond that, WndrCo’s involvement with The Infatuation is described to be more of a “partnership,” based on comments from The Infatuation’s chief in Thursday’s announcement.

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