Why the numbers are stacked against more women reaching F1 | RacingLines

The sheer weight of numbers means it could be years before we see more women in the top flight of motorsport, as Dieter Rencken explains in his new F1 Fanatic column. Source: F1 Fanatic

Asana raises $75M Series D led by Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management

 Asana, the productivity and collaboration service, is getting a major infusion of cash after Generation Investment Management, a London-based firm backed by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, led a $75 million investment. Investment Management was joined in this Series D round by existing backers 8VC, Founders Fund, Y Combinator President Sam Altman who also participated ...

Hulkenberg/Sainz make "massive difference" for Renault

Hulkenberg left Force India at the end of 2016 to replace Kevin Magnussen at Renault, and outscored initial teammate Jolyon Palmer 34 points to eight before Palmer was dropped in favour of Carlos Sainz.Chester said Hulkenberg’s main contribution had been to give Renault a dependable reference, and that Sainz had multiplied that effect.”It is massively ...

Samsung confirms it is making ASIC chips for cryptocurrency mining

 Fresh from toppling Intel as the planet’s biggest seller of chipsets, Samsung has confirmed that it has begun manufacturing ASIC chips which are used to mine bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies. “Samsung’s foundry business is currently engaged in the manufacturing of cryptocurrency mining chips. However we are unable to disclose further details regarding our… Read More Source: ...

Bench bookkeeping service raises $18 million in funding

 Bench, the TechStars-backed bookkeeping service for SMBs, has today announced the close of an $18 million B-1 funding round led by iNovia Capital. Existing investors, including Bain Capital Ventures, Altos Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank, also participated in the round. Bench first launched out of TechStars NYC in 2012. Back then, the company was called ...

The car so good it shocked Ferrari

The numbers are impressive. Between them, Michael Schumacher and his teammate Rubens Barrichello won 15 grands prix from 18 starts, and for 10 years the car shared the record of most victories in a season with the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 and Ferrari’s own F2002.More recently, Mercedes has moved the goalposts, with 19 wins in 2016, ...

SoftBank buys into Line’s mobile service in Japan

 SoftBank is partnering up with messaging app Line to help develop its Line Mobile telecom service. Line announced that it has agreed to allow SoftBank to take a 51 percent in the business via an issuance of new shares. The deal is expected to close by March. From the documents, its mobile business is valued ...

Ricciardo facing "make or break" decision on F1 future

While Red Bull extended Max Verstappen’s deal in late 2017, it has agreed to give Ricciardo time to assess his options ahead of a season in which most top drivers’ contracts expire and there could be substantial movement in the driver market.Now 28 and about to begin his seventh full season in F1, five-time grand ...

Speedinvest x is a new micro VC fund that will invest in European early-stage marketplace startups

 A new vertical fund from pan-European VC firm Speedinvest is officially outing today. Dubbed “Speedinvest x” and targeting a final closing of €25 million, of which €20.5 million has already been committed, the micro VC fund will target early-stage marketplace startups exclusively. Read More Source: TechCrunch

Can he ‘do a Hulkenberg’? Alonso’s great chance to win Le Mans | World Endurance Championship

Fernando Alonso has never competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours before and Toyota has never won the race before. But don’t bet against them winning in June. Source: F1 Fanatic