Jason Del Rey

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Spark Capital, Google Ventures, Homebrew Invest in Plaid, Maker of an API for Banking Data

Plaid, a startup that is working to clean up banking data for developers, has raised $2.8 million from Spark Capital, Google Ventures and Homebrew. The investment is the first to be announced from Homebrew, a seed-stage firm launched recently by Google vets Hunter Walk and Satya Patel.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald