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Venture

Quartz Africa: Andela’s Latest $100 Million Funding Round is Led by a Former US Vice President

Jan 23, 2019 - This piece was published in Quartz Africa on January 23, 2019. Software developer training and outsourcing company, Andela has announced a $100 million Series D round. It’s one of the largest ever single rounds raised by an African-focused tech company, keeping pace with Andela’s track record of big-ticket rounds. The round is led by Generation...

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Venture

Fortune: Byju Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Jan 16, 2019 - This piece was published in Fortune on January 16, 2019. India’s leading education app developer, Byju, is tapping a war chest that includes funding from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to go global. The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. startup that makes learning games for young children....

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Co-President Dr. Joseph DeRisi Talks IDseq, Virus Hunting on Adam Savage’s... Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Co-President Dr. Joseph DeRisi Talks IDseq, Virus Hunting on Adam Savage’s Podcast

Dec 4, 2018 - Chan Zuckerberg Biohub co-president, Dr. Joseph DeRisi, joined MythBuster Adam Savage to discuss his career as a virus hunter and the launch of IDSeq, an open-source, cloud-based analysis platform that uses metagenomic sequencing data to detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks around the world. DeRisi, a professor of biochemistry and...

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Justice & Opportunity

Shutting people with records out of opportunity is economically foolish

Nov 28, 2018 - This opinion editorial was published in USA Today on November 23, 2018: By David Plouffe and Mark Holden Our nation’s failed experiment with overcriminalization has burdened between 70 million and 100 million people with criminal records. That’s nearly a third of the population. Millions are marked with a scarlet letter that can lead to a...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Moves into Redwood City

Nov 16, 2018 - Reposted from the San Mateo Daily Journal The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has officially moved into Redwood City, where its 250 employees are now working out of three temporary offices. The philanthropic company’s new headquarters on Broadway are currently under construction and should be open by January 2020. That building will feature a...

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Education

Number of girls and Latinx students taking AP Computer Science in Nevada more than doubles with... Number of girls and Latinx students taking AP Computer Science in Nevada more than doubles with support from CZI

Oct 16, 2018 - Reposted from State of Nevada Department of Education CARSON CITY, NEVADA – New data shows that Nevada participation in the AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course grew by 127 percent from 2017 to 2018, more than doubling the national expansion rate of 50 percent. During this same time period, female participation in the state grew by 175...

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