Forbes 19 Mar 2020

What Is Seed Investing And Why Is It Crucial For Growing Companies?


Many of the world's most successful companies have one thing in common - they started with the help of a seed investment. Stephanie Zhan, a partner at Sequoia Capital, explains how seed investments work and why they're about more than just the money itself.

In the daily briefing earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said to avoid the "disaster" of a second peak the UK must keep the R rate below one.

But what is the R number and why does it matter?

BBC health correspondent Laura Foster explains what governments are aiming for and why it matters.

Video by Terry Saunders, Laura Foster and Tobias Chapple
What is SpaceX? How does it make money?

The company is set to make history as, alongside Nasa, it sends two astronauts to the International Space Station - the first time a private company has done this.

The launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is scheduled for 16:33 local time (20:33 GMT / 21:33 BST).

Science correspondent Laura Foster takes a closer look at the company's aims.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's closest ally is accused of breaking the government's own rules during the coronavirus lockdown to arrange childcare for his four-year-old son.
The NHS has introduced a test and trace schemes to help the UK lift lockdown measures and stop the spread of coronavirus.

Thousands of contact tracers have been recruited to notify people - by email, text or by phone - if they've come into contact with someone with Covid-19.

Wales launched their system on 1 June and England, Scotland and Northern Ireland have systems up and running.

The UK's test and trace app is currently being trialled on the Isle of Wight but isn't ready yet to be rolled out elsewhere.

BBC Health and Science correspondent, Laura Foster, explains what is meant by track and trace, how it works and how it can keep the R number low.

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