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SoftBank Capital Raises $51 Million for New York Startups

SoftBank Capital announced Thursday it raised a $51 million fund aimed at backing early-stage, New York-area startups. New York partner Jordan Levy will oversee investments; partners including Ron Fisher, Joe Medved and Ron Schreiber will also manage the fund, with help from special partners Eric Hippeau and Mike Perlis.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work