James Somers is a recent college graduate who has chosen to submit himself to the miseries of a modern-day writing career -- a decision made harder (or perhaps easier) by the fact that he is a fairly competent computer programmer. With his training i[...]
To cap off a superlative week, the Winklevoss twins led a $1.5 million investment round in BitInstant, an online platform for buying and selling bitcoins, according to TechCrunch.
The boys own about $11 million worth of bitcoins, and are apparently [...]
Breakout Labs is one of Peter Thiel's many pet projects, an early-stage science funding effort which will help bring humanity "to the next level," as he's so fond of saying. According to TechCrunch, Breakout recently invested undisclosed sums into na[...]
BuyReply, who has built a platform for consumers to buy products from offline mediums like TV, print, newspapers and others using email, SMS and Twitter, has raised a $1 million seed funding round, according to TechCrunch. The round is led by Peter [...]
Cendana Capital, a "next generation funds-of-funds," has raised $28 million to invest in startup seeding funds, according to VentureBeat. The company has a total of $88 million under management, and founder Michael Kim serves on advisory boards for L[...]
RoboteX -- which builds "Avatar" robots to respond to high-security situations -- has filled $2.06 million of their $5 million funding goal, with Peter Thiel as one of the primary investors, according to VentureBeat.
Founded in 2007, the company's[...]
According to TechCrunch, former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitya has reportedly raised $325 million for a second fund in his Social+Capital Partnership, adding to the $275 million he raised in 2011.
The Social+Capital Partnership is notable [...]
According to VentureBeat, Peter Thiel has invested $500,000 in MetaMed, a health care company started by Michael Vassar and featuring a team of highly paid engineers and doctors who will provide personalized reports for whoever can afford it.
According to TechCrunch, Thinkful provides the tutors and educational infrastructure for anyone to learn skills for advancing in their careers, or switching paths. The company announced yesterday that they had raised over $1 million in seed funding f[...]