Jeff Bezos and other investors raise $200 million for vertical farming startup Plenty – GeekWire

After announcing Amazon’s plans to gobble up Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, CEO Jeff Bezos is stepping further into the fresh foods market by investing in a vertical farming startup called Plenty Inc. Plenty announced yesterday that it raised $200 million in Series B funding in what the company calls the largest agricultural technology investment…

WhatsApp Business app launched: Here’s everything you need to know 

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp on Thursday formally announced the launch of a new ‘Business’ application. Called WhatsApp Business, it’s a free-to-download Android application for business users.The application, which was available in beta for almost a month, is currently available in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Britain and the US. The app will roll out for other…

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year – With No Funding

In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down–leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and figured the news offered a big opportunity to try to fix the existing issues in the VA space. Twenty-four hours after Zirtual’s…