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Loads of LP stats on this snowy Wednesday.
First Read begins the day with news that SoftBank gives up on dog-walking startup Wag after investing $300 mln, Bain Capital nears a deal to acquire an Italian IT services firm and what racism looks like in the banking industry
New firms step up and lots of fundraising news this Tuesday.
First Read begins the day with news that ex-Fed Reserve Chair Paul Volcker dies, Netflix dominates the 2020 Golden Globes nominations and major trucking company Celadon files bankruptcy
Leonard Green closes massive fundraising, and secretive Rhone Group hits market with its next pool. Lots going on this rainy Monday
VCJ venture Fundraising
First Read begins the week with news that Uber releases safety report revealing 5,981 incidents of sexual assault, a strong November jobs report eases worries about the economy and the rigors of running a neighborhood Facebook group
First Read closes the week with news that United Airlines CEO Munoz is stepping down, Russian hacker behind Evil Corp indicted and Stitcher reaches $10 mln deal with "My Favorite Murder" hosts
First Read kicks off the day with news that Expedia's board ousts both their CEO and CFO, Congressman Devin Nunes files $435 mln defamation lawsuit against CNN and Ethos Capital bids for .org registry.
First Read kicks off the day with news that JP Morgan says Apple is expected to launch four 5G iPhones in 2020, Kamala Harris drops out presidential race
First Read kicks off the day with news that Amazon pulls Auschwitz Christmas decorations from site, a winter storm hits the Northeast, and European startups are likely to receive a record $34.3 billion in investments this year.

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