Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. Channeled through the CDC Foundation, this donation will assist the CDC’s response to the outbreak.
That's a little less than half the amount the duo reportedly spent purchasing 700 acres of Hawaiian Kauai, but this is still the fourth largest donation from a single entity to the Ebola effort to date.
EverTrue, a startup that helps universities and prep schools connect with and raise money from alums, is announcing that it has raised some more cash of its own today. Bain Capital Ventures is leading an $8 million round of funding for the Boston company. That brings the total amount EverTrue has raised to $14.5 million. I asked founder and CEO Brent Grinna about what he thought were the keys to getting from its first major round of funding (often known as a Series A round) in March of 2013 to this second round (the B round) just about 18 months later.
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Legions of office workers struggle daily with the Goldilocks problem: Their workspace is too hot. Their workspace is too cold. It's never just right.
Embr Labs, a startup spun out of MIT, hopes to make the average worker ant more comfortable in their cubicle. Their solution is a “thermoelectric bracelet” called the Wristify that straps onto your wrist and heats your skin. Read More