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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Meal delivery service DoorDash hires Uber finance head as CFO

SAN FRANCISCO Meal delivery service DoorDash Inc has hired Uber Technologies Inc's head of finance to be its chief financial officer, positioning the startup closer to an initial public offering and dealing another executive loss to Uber.

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Meal delivery service DoorDash hires Uber's finance head as CFO

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19 Meal delivery service DoorDash has hired Uber's head of finance to be its chief financial officer, putting the startup closer to an initial public offering and dealing another executive loss to Uber Technologies Inc.

Jul 10 2018

Success with Snap helps venture firm Lightspeed raise $1.8 billion for new funds

SAN FRANCISCO Venture capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has raised $1.8 billion to invest in startups from cryptocurrency to beauty supplies, hoping to build on its streak of lucrative bets in companies such as Snap Inc , the firm's partners told Reuters.

Jun 28 2018

China's penetration of Silicon Valley creates risks for startups

SAN FRANCISCO Danhua Capital has invested in some of Silicon Valley's most promising startups in areas like drones, artificial intelligence and cyber security. The venture capital firm is based just outside Stanford University, the epicenter of U.S. technology entrepreneurship.

Jun 28 2018

Scooter startup Bird raises $300 million in latest funding round

SAN FRANCISCO Scooter company Bird, which has enjoyed a stratospheric rise while also causing mayhem in cities such as San Francisco, said on Thursday it raised $300 million as it looks to dominate a burgeoning transportation sector.

Jun 22 2018

Uber car's 'safety' driver streamed TV show before fatal crash: police

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON The safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, was streaming a television show on her phone until about the time of a fatal crash, according to a police report that deemed the March 18 incident "entirely avoidable." | Video

Jun 22 2018

Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car crash - police report

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21 Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in March, deeming the crash that rocked the nascent industry "entirely avoidable."

Jun 13 2018

Real estate startup Opendoor's valuation tops $2 billion after funding

SAN FRANCISCO Online real estate company Opendoor said on Wednesday it has raised $325 million in new financing, the latest so-called mega-round in venture capital as investors eagerly deploy their record-size funds.

Jun 11 2018

SoftBank Vision Fund makes second-ever enterprise software investment

SAN FRANCISCO The $100 billion (74.9 billion pounds) SoftBank Vision Fund has made its second-ever investment in an enterprise software company, as the massive fund broadens its portfolio beyond consumer tech firms such as Uber and DoorDash.

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