A seed grows in Brooklyn. Charlie O'Donnell, formerly of First Round Capital and General Motors Corp.'s pension fund, is starting Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Brooklyn, N.Y.'s first venture capital fund. O'Donnell explains why he feels Brooklyn is a good place for technology businesses. Up-and-coming startups like Etsy Inc. and MakerBot Industries LLC are already based there, and O'Donnell foresees a growing community of ad tech and clean-energy companies. He adds, "A lot of the entrepreneurs and the technical and design talent actually already live out there." - Katie Roof
Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Commissioner Bart Chilton brings his saucy eloquence to DLA Piper as a senior adviser in Washington. For other updates launch today's Movers & shakers slideshow.
The activist investor and the famed auction house are headed for a courtroom showdown. Loeb wants three board seats and the ability to fire Sotheby's CEO William Ruprecht. The company responded with a $300 million dividend for shareholders and a poison pill aimed squarely at Loeb. More video