Brand management platform Frontify raises $8.3M led by Blossom Capital

Frontify, the Swiss startup that’s built a “brand management platform,” has raised a chunky $8.3 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Blossom Capital, the new London-based venture capital firm co-founded by ex-Index and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown. Frontify’s previous seed investors include Doodle co-founder Myke Naef, former…

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Are You Pound-Proof Yet? The Brexit Endgame Is About to Begin

Time is running out to position for a disorderly Brexit. That’s the chorus growing louder among pound traders and strategists, with Morgan Stanley joining the said to be preparing for a failure to secure an accord on future economic ties with the EU, the European Council meeting in October and…

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Gender-neutral passport bid refused

Speaking after the ruling, Christie Elan-Cane, who has fought on the issue since 1995, said they were “bitterly disappointed” and that non-gendered people are “socially invisible” and being “denied civil rights”. “I was not seeking special treatment. I was seeking to be treated as a human being.” Christie Elan-Cane previously…

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The US And Japan Fail To Sign G7 Agreement To Prevent Plastic Pollution

For the most part, the G7 summit this weekend in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie in Québec was all about trade wars, Trumpian bluster, and another chance to analyze a tense diplomatic exchange that looked like a Renaissance painting. Something good did come of it, though: a Blueprint for…

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Marchers demand final Brexit deal vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands of people joined the march to Parliament Tens of thousands of people have marched in central London to demand a final vote on any UK exit deal, on the second anniversary of the Brexit vote. Organisers of the People’s Vote march…

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Trump Plans July Meeting With Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, during Trump’s visit to Europe next month, according to two people familiar with the matter. Two possibilities for the meeting are either before the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11 or after Trump’s visit to…

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Department of Homeland Security moves to finally rescind the International Entrepreneur Rule

After nearly a year of protest and litigation, the Department of Homeland Security finally announced late last week that it was moving ahead with plans to rescind the International Entrepreneur Rule, which would have allowed immigrant founders of startups to remain in the U.S. for up to five years. The…

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