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January 2020

Elizabeth Banks feted as Hasty’s Woman of the Year

From her work on “The Hunger Games” Elizabeth Banks has seen (and worn!) wigs that resemble a luminescent Vesuvius, DayGlo eyeshadow, and gowns in colors charitably described as aggressive. Though typically not while parading in the back of a convertible… Continue Reading →

Latin America Roundup: Loft raises $175M, SoftBank invests in Mexico’s Alphacredit and Rappi pulls back

Sophia Wood Contributor Share on Twitter Sophia Wood is a principal at Magma Partners, a Latin America-focused seed-stage VC firm with offices in Latin America, Asia and the U.S. Sophia is also the co-founder of LatAm List, an English-language Latin… Continue Reading →

Trump to halt immigration from Africa’s top tech hub, Nigeria

The Trump administration announced Friday it would halt immigration from Nigeria — Africa’s most populous nation with the continent’s largest economy and leading tech sector. The restrictions would stop short of placing a full travel ban on the country of… Continue Reading →

Vertex CEO takes an earnings victory lap right before he exits

This is the web version of Brainstorm Health Daily, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top health care news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Hello and happy Friday, readers! It’s earnings week in the biopharma world. Though… Continue Reading →

Maxar and NASA will demonstrate orbital spacecraft assembly with a new robotic arm

NASA has awarded Maxar an estimated $142 million contract to demonstrate in-orbit spacecraft refueling and assembly of new components using a custom robotic platform in space. The space infrastructure dexterous robot, or SPIDER, program will be part of NASA’s Restore-L… Continue Reading →

Trump signs order creating White House position focused on human trafficking

President Donald Trump marked the 20th anniversary Friday of federal legislation to help combat human trafficking by dedicating a new White House position to the issue. Surrounded by survivors, administration officials and members of Congress, Trump signed an executive order… Continue Reading →

Taking stock of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education

Margot Stern Strom co-developed a curriculum on the Holocaust for elementary students that is now used in schools in more than 200 countries. Geoffrey Canada ran the Harlem Children’s Zone to tackle poverty and the achievement gap. Ruth Wong Hie-King… Continue Reading →

Customer feedback is a development opportunity

Kyle Lomeli Contributor Share on Twitter Kyle Lomeli is the CTO and a founding engineer at CarGurus.com. Online commerce accounted for nearly $518 billion in revenue in the United States alone last year. The growing number of online marketplaces like… Continue Reading →

Legacy, a sperm testing and freezing service, just raised $3.5 million to send the message to men: get checked

Legacy, a male fertility startup, has just raised a fresh, $3.5 million in funding from Bill Maris’s San Diego-based venture firm, Section 32, along with Y Combinator and Bain Capital Ventures, which led a $1.5 million seed round for the… Continue Reading →

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