Tag: Valley

The Technology 202: Here’s how Biden could force greater accountability in Silicon Valley

Biden is expected to have a very different relationship with Silicon Valley than he had as vice president. 

“The Biden administration knows we need to update our technology regulations for the 21st century,” said Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who has long called for wide-ranging reform.

Some companies, including Facebook, are scrambling to hire more Democrats after staffing up on Republican lobbyists during the Trump era. “I think for the Internet industry, in particular, it’s going to be tough sledding for the next two years at least,”  Rob Atkinson, the president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think

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This is the 19-slide pitch deck two 22-year-olds used to nab $57 million in funding from Silicon Valley

Technology is shattering legacy financial systems that can’t keep pace with market demand — and Brex is at the forefront. It’s one of fintechs buzziest startups, aiming to rebuild B2B financial products starting with corporate cards for technology companies.

Brex co-founders Pedro Franceschi and Henrique Dubugras
Brex co-founders Pedro Franceschi and Henrique Dubugras

Brex

The company was quietly launched in 2017 by Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi, two 22-year-old engineers who previously founded Pagar.me, one of Brazil’s largest payment processors.

Brex already has more than 1,000 customers signed up with the help of backing from investors including PayPal co-founders Peter Thiel and Max Levchin, early Facebook investor

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