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The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.

Since working at PayPal in the early 2000s, these 23 entrepreneurs have all gone on to impact Silicon Valley and the startup world by founding companies and backing new ventures. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the “PayPal Mafia.” Some are household…

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Ireland turns its ‘startups’ into the EU against Brexit (which does not arrive)

The old tobacco factory in Mullingar smoked Ireland and part of Europe for half a century. Owned by the Imperial Tobacco Group, a former British monopoly with Victorian airs, those ships were a hotbed of machines that made cigarettes and packaged them. Today the facilities are the headquarters of a…

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E-commerce searches: Two of every three Internet users use marketplaces like Amazon to get informed

87% of Internet users in Spain will buy their Christmas gifts in five marketplaces: Amazon, AliExpress, eBay, El Corte Inglés and Carrefour. The marketplaces are sweeping the world of online shopping. In fact, one in five purchases is made through Amazon, AliExpress, eBay, El Corte Inglés or Carrefour, as indicated…

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Blitzscaling and the secret of Reid Hoffman (Linkedin founder)

After helping to found PayPal, he founded LinkedIn in 2002, which made him a billionaire. He was one of Facebook’s initial investors and is currently a partner in Greylock, a venture capital firm. He wrote two books, “The Start-Up of You” (with Ben Casnocha) and “The Alliance: Managing Talent in…

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