Silicon Valley’s Founders Fund inks Miami lease

first_img Full Name* Founders Fund’s investments include SpaceX, Airbnb, Facebook, Palantir Technologies and Postmates.Adam Bernstein of JLL represented Founders Fund in the office lease. Danet Linares and Andres Del Corral, along with Tere Blanca, represented the landlord, New York Life Investors. Uber has been a tenant since 2015, and other tenants include the Beacon Council and the South Florida Business Journal.Discover International, a biotech and sciences recruitment firm, also secured a lease for nearly 4,900 square feet at the 288,000-square-foot building. Brad Dinneen of Stiles represented the tenant.Contact Katherine Kallergis 1MBDBeverly HillsJho LowLA luxury real estate Email Address* Message* Founders Fund partners Peter Thiel and Keith Rabois (Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Founders Fund, the major Silicon Valley venture capital firm with billions of dollars in capital under management, is planting a flag in Miami.Founders Fund inked a one-year lease at Brickell City Tower at 80 Southwest Eighth Street, taking 2,073 square feet at the Brickell office building, according to a press release from Blanca Commercial Real Estate.PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, a founding partner of the venture capital firm, and Keith Rabois, a general partner and a member of the “PayPal Mafia,” both purchased Miami Beach homes in recent months. Rabois, a co-founder of Opendoor, paid $29 million for a Venetian Islands mansion in December, and Thiel paid $18 million for two adjacent homes, also on the Venetian Islands, months earlier.Rabois is among the tech investors who have been vocal about his admiration for Miami and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who has been working to attract Big Tech on social media. Suarez’s viral moment occurred in December when he responded to Delian Asparouhov’s tweet proposing moving Silicon Valley to Miami, asking “How can I help?” Asparouhov is a principal at Founders Fund.Read moreParadise found: Can Francis Suarez make Miami the next Big Tech mecca?Plug and Play to open downtown Miami officeSoftBank to invest $100M in Miami startups Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tagslast_img read more

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The behavioural and physiological ecology of diving

first_imgRecent measurements of remarkable dive performances in oceanic seabirds and marine mammals suggest the use of a range of physiological and behavioural adaptations for the parsimonious use of oxygen. Access to food at different depths may be directly related to the duration of the breath-hold, and several physiological strategies may be used to extend dive duration. But is also a growing appreciation of the importance of behavioural strategies adopted by divers to minimize the effects of physiological limitations on diving performance and to maximize access to food.last_img read more

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Don’t let this slip now – Navas

first_img City beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday to move top of the Barclays Premier League. Second-half strikes from Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri proved decisive, taking City’s goal tally to eight from three games while they are yet to concede. Winger Navas said: “It is not only that we have won these three games, it is that we didn’t concede any goals and we created a lot of chances. We are really happy. “It was a very important win and also two really nice goals. We worked really hard in training and luckily we got the three points. This is what we wanted. “We need to keep the same attitude, working really well defensively and also creating a lot of chances. That is the way to win more games this season.” City’s win also equalled a 103-year-old club record of nine successive top-flight victories. They will now aim to set a new mark in their next game against Watford at the Etihad Stadium next weekend. They were soon into their stride at Goodison, with David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero looking lively and creating chances. Everton responded with Ross Barkley testing Joe Hart and Romelu Lukaku having an effort ruled out for offside and then hitting the bar from a free-kick. Silva hit the post early in the second half and City then broke through on the hour as Kolarov drove home from a tight angle. That sapped some energy from Everton and, although Vincent Kompany cleared off the line from Gareth Barry, Nasri settled the contest in the 88th minute. Manager Manuel Pellegrini is pleased his side are taking advantage of the relatively light workload of the early season, wary that tougher times lie ahead. Press Association Jesus Navas has warned that Manchester City are determined not to let standards slip after maintaining their faultless start to the season. He said: “We are now just playing one game a week but from September we will play eight games a month until the end of the season. It is important to have a strong squad.” Defeat for Everton was their first of the season but they will take encouragement from the problems they caused City, particularly in the first half. Defender Seamus Coleman told Everton TV: “We are disappointed. It was a tough game. We were against the in-form team in the country at the moment and we found it tough at times, but we could have taken the lead ourselves. “I think the difference between the two teams was they were a bit more clinical in front of goal. “We are looking a lot better this season. We drew the first game but I thought we did quite well against Southampton and at times here I thought we looked better. It was just about getting that first goal and unfortunately we didn’t get it.” last_img read more

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