The activist hedge fund whose investment in Whole Foods Market Inc. catalyzed the natural grocer’s takeover by Amazon.com Inc. has taken a 2% stake in meal-kit maker Blue Apron Holdings Inc.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
JULY 19, 2013
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - LIGHTNING INVESTMENTS INC.
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Monday Aug 14, 2017
- ‘Cars 3’ a slow-paced tale of a car’s midlife crisis
By Mick LaSalle - Thursday Jun 15, 2017
The races, almost too many to count, take up an enormous amount of screen time, so if you’re someone who can’t get enough of contests between animated automobiles, this movie is a dream come true. If Lightning McQueen wants to go faster than his new rival Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer), couldn’t he just get a brand-new engine? [...] when we’re not seeing a red car chasing a blue car, “Cars 3” consists of lots of forlorn whining from Owen Wilson — one of the best forlorn whiners in the business — as Lightning swings from hope to doubt to despair over his career. Director Brian Fee and a team of seven screenwriters (including himself) attempt to intensify the rooting interest by making Lightning’s young rival arrogant and obnoxious. The filmmakers overestimate the audience’s investment in Lightning McQueen’s automotive supremacy. Or perhaps they do realize it, because midway the movie starts focusing on the character of Lightning’s trainer, an enthusiastic young female car named Cruz (Cristela Alonzo). The movie’s pivotal conversation, in which Cruz reveals that she once hoped to be a racer but found that she lacked the nerve, is a standout piece of writing, a scene that could, with some obvious adjustments, work just as well with live actors. [...] Pixar’s production values alone make “Cars 3” intermittently entertaining, and the facial expressions of the cars are emotionally on target and uncanny in their evocation of human expression.
- Uber Board Considers 3 Investment Offers to Buy Company’s Shares
By MIKE ISAAC and KATIE BENNER - Sunday Aug 13, 2017
Even as the ride-hailing service’s future remains unclear, Uber’s board has debated three investment offers that could affect the company’s power structure.
- A Dip in the Living Room Pool
Friday Sep 15, 2017
In a slowing luxury real estate market, developers are investing in amenities to attract buyers. Explore Soori High Line, where more than half of the units come with private, saltwater pools.
- SoftBank invests $250 million in U.S. online lender Kabbage
By Reuters - Friday Aug 4, 2017
(Reuters) — Kabbage Inc, a U.S. online lender for small businesses, said on Thursday it had raised $250 million in equity funding from SoftBank Group Corp, the latest fintech investment by the Japanese technology conglomerate. That is the largest equity investment in such lenders outside of China so far, according to data provider CB Insights. […]
- WPP Invests In Podcaster, Brooklyn-Based Gimlet Part Of Digital Content Play
Thursday Sep 7, 2017
WPP continues to hedge its content bets, announcing a strategic investment this week in promising podcasting company, Gimlet Media Inc. WPP said it is investing $5 million for an undisclosed minoritystake in Gimlet, citing such branded content customers as Alphabet Inc., Ford Motor Co., PepsiCo, Match Group, eBay, Blue Apron, Goldman Sachs and Microsoft. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Gimlet wasfounded in 2014 and has 85 employees. It has raised $27 million in funding to date.