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Metal-making startup raises $20 million from clean-energy fund backed by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos

The company, which was part of MIT's The Engine incubator, promises an emission-free method for producing steel and other metals......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 11th, 2019

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other billionaires are betting on a bacteria that could change the way we grow food

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images An energy startup called Pivot Bio raised $70 million for its genetically modified bacteria, which he.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 4th, 2018

A company that calls itself the "Flatiron Health of rare diseases" and is backed by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos just raised $3 million

RDMD RDMD is a platform for data sharing between patients with rare diseases, doctors, and researchers. The company announced on Monday it har raised $3 million in seed funding led by Lux Capital and Village Global, whose .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 20th, 2018

Bill Gates-Led Venture Capital Fund Invests in Carbon-Free Steel Manufacturing

Boston Metal hopes to reduce pollution in steel manufacturing. A venture capital firm led by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has invested in a startup that is trying to significantly cut carbon emissions from steel manufacturing. B.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 9th, 2019

A startup raised $40 million to catapult rockets into space — an idea Jeff Bezos once said had "all sorts of practical problems"

Artist's impression of StarTram Generation 2 launch system. Spinlaunch has raised $40 million to develop a catapult to launch small and medium-sized payloads into orbit. The company wants to use kinetic energy, sourced from ground-ba.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 19th, 2018

Guess how much you need to earn to live near Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates

The wealthiest people in the world live in the same neighborhood. The Business Journal analyzed what minimum salary is required to live there, and in other pricy Seattle-area ZIP codes......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 9th, 2019

Jeff Bezos"s net worth rose $24 billion in 2018

Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, reportedly saw a $24 billion increase in his net worth in 2018, increasing his lead over Bill Gates and Warren Buffett......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 31st, 2018

Jeff Bezos’s Net Worth Rose $24 Billion in 2018

Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, reportedly saw a $24 billion increase in his net worth in 2018, increasing his lead over Bill Gates and Warren Buffett......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstDec 31st, 2018

Gates Foundation gives $1.5M to Children"s for sickle cell research

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $1.5 million to Boston Children’s Hospital to develop a gene therapy for sickle cell disease, with the goal of making the drug technology more widely available in regions of the world with high rate.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2018

Goldman-backed Cogito raises another $8M, acquires startup

Boston-based Cogito Corp., an MIT-born company that puts artificial intelligence technology to work in call centers, has topped off its Series C funding round with $8 million, in part from new investors Hearst Ventures and Battery Ventures. The.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 5th, 2018

Retail technology startup Fetch Rewards raises $8M to fund rapid growth

Fetch Rewards, a Madison-based startup that created a smartphone app where shoppers can scan their grocery receipts to upload codes and save on future items at checkout, has raised $8 million to fund growth of the company, according to regulatory f.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 5th, 2018

The first thing Bill Gates did after making over $350 million

When Microsoft went public in 1986, co-founder Bill Gates instantly became one of the richest people in the U.S. With his newfound wealth, he decided to pay off his $150,000 mortgage......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 28th, 2018

Vinik-backed tutoring app raises $1.5 million

A local app is taking what used to be just a quick hobby to make cash and turning it into a chance for future employment. And it is the partnership that made Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik take notice. Vinik, along with California-based Precurso.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 21st, 2018

Bezos" Day One Fund awards $10M to three D.C.-area nonprofits

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, have donated $10 million to three D.C.-area nonprofits to support their fights against homelessness. The Bezos’ Day One Fund announced Tuesday the 24 recipients of its first set.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 20th, 2018

Jeff Bezos Announces $97.5 Million in Grants to Help Homeless People

Twenty-four organizations will receive financial support from the Day One Fund. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Tuesday announced that.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 20th, 2018

Jeff Bezos' Day One Fund gives $97.5 million to 24 groups helping the homeless - CNBC

CNBCJeff Bezos' Day One Fund gives $97.5 million to 24 groups helping the homelessCNBCJeff Bezos named 24 organization.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 20th, 2018

Election 2018: Portland tax on large retailers to fund clean energy winning big

Portland voters Tuesday night appeared to pass Measure 26-201, setting up a 1 percent tax on the revenues of large retailers in the city to fund clean energy programs. The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative, backed by a coalition .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 7th, 2018

Gates Foundation Ends $5 Million Pledge to Saudi Crown Prince’s Charity over Khashoggi Killing

The foundation was the best-known partner and will honor commitments to initial grant recipients. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will end its commitment to fund a charity in Saudi Arabia closely aligned with Cro.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 1st, 2018

Jeff Bezos Just Set the Record for the Amount of Money a Person Has LOST in Two Days

He lost $19.2 billion. Jeff Bezos is still the world’s richest person, but he’s a lot closer to No. 2 Bill Gates than just a few months ago. The Amazon.com Inc. founder lost $19.2 billion over the p.....»»

Category: topSource: timeOct 30th, 2018

Monday Money: Irving power line and pipeline builder raises $16M

Irving energy infrastructure company PLH Group has raised more than $16 million; TPG launches a fund of funds in Asia; and an organic mosquito repellent maker in Plano attracts investors......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 29th, 2018

PSBJ Interview: Convoy CEO Dan Lewis loads up with 2018’s largest funding round

Dan Lewis discusses his plans for the trucking services firm’s big haul, how it did it and how he's landed investments from Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Bono......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 26th, 2018