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'You are f***ing awesome': This straight-talking pitch deck won Rockstar Games cofounder Gary J. Foreman $2 million for his new startup Stakester

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Gary J. Foreman, cofounder of Rockstar Games - the hit factory behind best-selling titles like "Grand Theft Auto" and " Red Dead Redemption" - recently raised $2 million for his new startup Stakester.
Founded in 2019 alongside Tom Fairey, previously a senior exec at AI startup Quantexa , Stakester lets gamers wager their money by placing bets against one another while they play online. The firm's seed round is led by RTP Global, which previously invested in doorbell firm Ring and Russian search giant Yandex .
Since launching properly last May, the firm has attracted...
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Dana White to meet with Khabib again, let lightweight division unfold before...

Dana White to meet with Khabib again, let lightweight division unfold before booking title fight

LAS VEGAS - Another meeting between UFC president Dana White and Khabib Nurmagomedov is on the books. This weekend, White and his lightweight champion will once again meet over... Read more ...

Study: Employment rose among those in free money experiment

Study: Employment rose among those in free money experiment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower... Read more ...

The national debt will nearly double by 2051 if taxing and spending stay the...

The national debt will nearly double by 2051 if taxing and spending stay the same, CBO says

Summary List Placement The federal government's debt pile is on track to nearly double over the next three decades, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office... Read more ...

10-year Treasury yield jumps past 1.5% as Fed chief Powell pledges 'patient'...

10-year Treasury yield jumps past 1.5% as Fed chief Powell pledges 'patient' stance on rising inflation

Summary List Placement The yield on the 10-year Treasury note reclaimed the 1.5% level on Thursday, hitting again at its highest in more than a year, after Federal Reserve... Read more ...

Porsche launched a pair of $10,000 electric bikes to match its $91,000...

Porsche launched a pair of $10,000 electric bikes to match its $91,000 Taycan Cross Turismo EV - see both

Summary List Placement Alongside Thursday's Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo EV launch, Porsche gave us two other electrified offerings: a pair of e-bikes that complement the... Read more ...

Fed's Powell expects being 'patient' on signs of inflation increase

Fed's Powell expects being 'patient' on signs of inflation increase

Summary List Placement Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Thursday he expects the central bank will "be patient" in waiting for inflation to steadily trend above... Read more ...

GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn says being called a 'Neanderthal' is actually a...

GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn says being called a 'Neanderthal' is actually a good thing after Biden criticized states for lifting mask mandates

Summary List Placement Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee defended Neanderthals after President Joe Biden criticized Texas and Mississippi for lifting their mask... Read more ...

Italy has blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Australia...

Italy has blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Australia as the EU fails to secure supplies

Summary List Placement Italy has blocked a shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine which was bound for Australia, in the first use of emergency powers the EU introduced... Read more ...

Inside the glitzy, fractured world of Palm Beach, where Trump's Mar-a-Lago...

Inside the glitzy, fractured world of Palm Beach, where Trump's Mar-a-Lago move rankles locals but the wealthy are fighting over mansions anyway

Summary List Placement When President Donald Trump was evicted from the White House by American voters, he retreated to Mar-a-Lago, the gilded Palm Beach, Florida, club billed... Read more ...

Disney plans to close at least 60 stores across North America in 2021

Disney plans to close at least 60 stores across North America in 2021

Summary List Placement Disney plans to close 60 stores across North America by the end of 2021 to focus on e-commerce, the company announced Wednesday. The closures will affect... Read more ...