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Trading Platform Quantopian Raises $6.7 Million

Quantopian, a browser-based trading platform for quantitative analysts, announced on Wednesday that it raised $6.7 million in a series A financing round. Khosla Ventures and existing investor Spark Capital participated in the round, bringing the total amount of funds raised to $8.8 million.


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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