How to Fix SPACs

The big names behind blank-check companies don’t always stick around. Could changing that protect investors?

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Chamath Palihapitiya Faces Questions About a Big Stock Sale

The SPAC mogul defended a big stock sale.

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Deal Making in 2020 Was All About the SPAC

This year was all about the SPAC.

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At-Home Covid Tests and Other Powers of a Tech Billionaire

Chamath Palihapitiya made his fortune with bold predictions and bets on the future. That wealth gives him influence well beyond Silicon Valley — but should it?

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Clover Health Is Acquired in a $3.7 Billion Deal

The health care company hopes to use the money, from an affiliate of the billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya, to fuel growth and achieve profitability.

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Will This Old Financial Tool Transform Tech Investing?

Many start-ups and big-idea companies have rediscovered an alternative to a traditional I.P.O.

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