VC-backed Ticketfly appoints new CFO and engineering VP

San Francisco-based ticketing platform Ticketfly has named Derek Yung as chief financial officer and Nate Underwood as vice president of engineering. Yung’s work background includes serving as CFO to several companies that include Nextag and Tria Beauty while Underwood worked at a number of firms that include Livefyre and Sony. Ticketfly’s backers include Sapphire Ventures, Riverwood Capital, Northgate Capital and Cross Creek Capital.


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First Read brings you into the week’s homestretch with news McDonald’s CEO has stepped down, Facebook earnings climb on mobile growth but expenses are up 87% and the future of wearables isn’t the connected watch.

Master Grower Douglas waters marijuana plants in a growing room at Tweed Marijuana Inc in Smith's Falls

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In Second Opinion, we have what J.C. Flowers up to these days, Sony delays the sale of the PlayStation 4 gaming console in China and Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund invests in Privateer Holdings.


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In Second Opinion, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says he hasn’t smoked marijuana since his days at NYU, Dick’s Sporting Good’s is considering going private and Wet Seal didn’t bother telling employees that its shutting down some stores.

General Manager Delaney looks up at the marquee sign after the announcement that the Plaza Theatre would be showing the movie  "The Interview" in Atlanta

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In Second Opinion, South Korean prosecutors have indicted Uber’s CEO, NORAD is tracking Santa Claus as he delivers all the gifts and Sony considered selling its music publishing business, including the Beatles catalog. Happy Holidays!


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First Read hides from the winter rain this morning with news Sony is threatening to sue Twitter over tweets with hacked e-mails, F-Squared Investments settles $35 mln SEC fine and 2014 was an especially bad year for bitcoin.

Police officers salute as vehicles containing the bodies of two New York Police officers who were shot dead drive by in the Brooklyn borough of New York

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First Read dives into the holiday week with news Xiaomi is reportedly raising $1 billion at a $45 billion valuation, Sony won’t be streaming “The Interview” on Crackle and a divided NYC mourns the murder of two police officers.

Revellers chat on a street before performing at a carnival parade in Havana

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In Second Opinion, Sony cancels the premier of “The Interview,” the U.S. restores diplomatic relations with Cuba and what to do when a VC says no, over and over again.

The American Apparel factory headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, California

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In Second Opinion, American Apparel fires former CEO Dov Charney again, Sony hackers threaten a 9/11-like attack on movie theaters that screen “The Interview,” and a teenager dupes New York Magazine.


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On this Tuesday First Read has scandal-plagued Uber snagging $1 billion at a $40 billion valuation, Amazon deploys 15,000 robots to usher in Cyber Monday and Jeb Bush says he’s considering running for president.


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In Second Opinion, Minnesota Senator Al Franken sends a letter to Uber, US mobile payments volumes expected to grow to $142bn by 2019, GoDaddy’s IPO is planned for next year and Sony abandons the film based on Steve jobs.

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In Second Opinion, Carl Icahn sells his entire stake in Family Dollar Stores, should universities get involved in venture capital and Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead the company he founded.


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In Second Opinion, Yahoo acquires Zofari, Apple releases its diversity stats and a study of venture outcomes reveals that nearly 65% of financings fail to return 1x capital. And, the new danger to smoking e-cigarettes.

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This morning First Read brings you the latest on a Sequoia partner departure, those myths surrounding the Euro venture industry, an update on Indian private equity and why the million dollar club is a preferred investment stage for many VCs.

Reuters – Sony Wins Approval to Buy EMI

The Federal Trade Commission has approved a Sony-led consortium purchase of EMI Music Publishing, without having to make any divestitures, the FTC said on Friday. Sony, with Blackstone, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Co, Raine Group and music and film mogul David Geffen, won the bidding for EMI Publishing last year, writes Reuters. (Reuters) – The […]

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This morning’s First Read takes a look at who’s still active in the early stage biotech space, Sony’s move into the cloud and five years of iPhone reviews.

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