TNW2019 Daily: Nerds welcome

In case you haven’t heard, we host an annual tech conference in Amsterdam – and it’s coming up pretty soon. In exactly 62 days, TNW2019 will kick off. But to call it a conference is a huge undersell. It’s more of a festival, where 17,500 techies will discuss technology’s future and enjoy live music, food…

Omidyar Network spins out its fintech investment arm as Flourish, with up to $300 million – TechCrunch

After 12 years spent investing in impact-oriented financial services startups around the globe, the Omidyar Network, which serves as the family investment office for eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, is spinning off its financial inclusion investment arm as Flourish Ventures. Equipped with up to $300 million in capital for operations and investments, the new Flourish will…