10 major transactions in 2017
23 Mar

10 major transactions in 2017

The Insurance & Investment Journal looks back at 10 major transactions that occurred in 2017. CI Financial completed $780 million acquisition By adding Sentry Investments to their portfolio, CI Financial increased its assets under management to approximately $181 billion. To learn more: CI Financial completes acquisition of Sentry Investments MGA acquires another MGA Financial Horizons Group acquired Estate Financial to strengthen its position in…

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Geekbench: Apple should warn iPhone users about battery and performance tradeoffs
30 Jan

Geekbench: Apple should warn iPhone users about battery and performance tradeoffs

After Geekbench’s John Poole published a data-driven report this week linking diminished iPhone processing performance to battery age and iOS updates, a new wrinkle emerged in a long-standing debate over whether Apple was deliberately slowing down old iPhones. What if Apple programmed iPhones to slow down as battery power waned, knowing battery degradation was inevitable after…

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Jawbone’s demise a result of overfunding
25 Aug

Jawbone’s demise a result of overfunding

Consumer electronics company Jawbone had more than enough money to take on Fitbit and other health-tracking devices in the “wearables” market. That may have ended up being its biggest problem. Top-tier venture capital firms Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and then a sovereign wealth fund, invested hundreds of millions…

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What is the Right Burn Rate for your Startup?
10 Aug

What is the Right Burn Rate for your Startup?

One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable “burn rate” is. That is, how much should your company be willing to lose in cash every month as you make investments in staff and equipment that funds technology, sales, marketing and management….

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