The average tech CEO works about 300 days a year, 14 hours a day. That's 4,200 hours a year. The stats for most other tech leaders and startup employees aren't too far off. It sounds like a lot of time, but for most, it's not enough.
Slowly, quietly, but increasingly more noisily, startups originally hailing from Europe but going global have been raising larger and larger funding rounds. The linch-pin in the ecosystem has been financing from London (handily, that's we're holding out Disrupt conference there in October).
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Wences Casares, who sold his Lemon digital wallet platform to LifeLock for $43 million late last year, has gotten $20 million in funding for a new Bitcoin wallet and vault startup called Xapo. The Series A funding is being led by Benchmark, with Fortress Investment Group and Ribbit Capital also participating in funding the Palo Alto, Calif.