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Franchises for Veterans, $60 Million for Ride-Sharing, Myanmar Startup: May 28

Franchises for Veterans, $60 Million for Ride-Sharing, Myanmar Startup: May 28

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Franchise ownership has offered a middle ground for U.S. military veterans who want to work for themselves with the support of a larger organization, writes Shobhana Chandra. [Bloomberg News]

Andreessen Horowitz partner Scott Weiss tells Dan Primack that the venture capital firm invested $60 million in ride-sharing service Lyft because “these guys have cracked the community code in a way that no one else is even trying to do.” [Fortune]

Steve Blank, author of The Lean Startup, says a mentor relationship is a two-way street, and that mentors, teachers, and coaches are three different things. [Wall Street Journal]

Ex-Google (GOOG)employee Nay Aung is getting about 500 bookings a month for Oway, a travel startup that helps customers reserve hotel rooms in Myanmar (audio). [NPR]

Traffic and navigation app Waze may be the tech world’s next $1 billion acquisition (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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