“The corona shock will accelerate the future”

Roelof Botha The Sequoia partner continues to look to Europe. (Photo: PR) Roelof Botha is familiar with crises: The South African was appointed CFO at Paypal in September 2001 when the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center shook the markets. Half a year later he listed the company co-founded by Peter Thiel and Elon […]

US investors are turning away from Europe

San Francisco Sarah Cannon is having dinner in front of the laptop. Not because it’s overworked. The partner at the venture capitalist Index Ventures has dinner with founders to get to know each other and explore possible investments. What the 36-year-old used to fly around the world for is now done from her home in […]

Europe rediscovers “Schengen” – morning briefing

Dear readers, imagine you were living in German-French border area, had moved freely in both countries over the years and happily followed the initiatives of a common region. And now all of a sudden you find plastic cuboids as reincarnation of something related to Schengen and the internal market seemed done: borders. So you would […]

Coronavirus vaccine race: top candidates

WASHINGTON – In a race for a vaccine designed to put an end to the global COVID-19 pandemic, eight participants pulled ahead. Eight candidate vaccines are tested in humans in clinics in China, the United States, Britain and Germany. In addition to them, at least 94 are at different stages of development. The Trump administration […]

Which startups get money despite Corona

San Francisco / Hamburg David Lee is relieved: “We wanted to remain self-determined,” says the Chief Financial Officer of Impossible Foods to the Handelsblatt: “This is the only way we can take the best next steps for the company.” And he succeeded. In mid-March, when the corona pandemic was already spreading worldwide, his company, a […]

A founder looking for investors in Silicon Valley

San Francisco, New York At the end of February, the founder of a Berlin start-up, who wants to remain anonymous, sits at the bar of an Irish pub in San Francisco and tells about his exciting day. The pub is half full and a few guests are playing billiards. On a TV on the wall […]

Physical activity: upper body

Goodbye afternoon football, outdoor cycling, jogging with friends. Even for the less athletic, it is better to avoid turning into chewing gum during confinement. So what physical activity should you do to stay in shape? “For someone used to playing sports, it takes thirty to forty-five minutes a day. For a more sedentary person, fifteen […]

how COVID-19 turns body cells into viral factories

When the coronavirus attacks the body of its next victim, it turns the patient’s own cells into original factories for the production of new viruses. The process begins on the surface of the cell when the virus captures the protein, which usually helps regulate the patient’s blood pressure. The cell involuntarily lets the virus inside […]