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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $13.5 Million to Drive Progress Against Rare Diseases

Feb 3, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $13.5 million in funding to 30 patient-led organizations that are working to find treatments and cures for rare diseases. These grants are part of CZI’s Rare As One Project, aimed at supporting and lifting up the work that patient communities are doing to accelerate research and drive progress...

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Science

Watch Priscilla Chan on Good Morning America

Jul 29, 2019 - Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Co-founder and Co-CEO Priscilla Chan spoke on ABC’s Good Morning America about CZI’s Rare As One Project, our new program designed to harness the power of patients to accelerate research and drive progress against rare disease. She discussed the critical role of patient-led communities in the fight against rare...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Program to Support Patients to Accelerate Progress Agains... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Program to Support Patients to Accelerate Progress Against Rare Diseases

Jun 11, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a new program aimed at supporting and lifting up the work that patient communities are doing to accelerate research and drive progress in the fight against rare diseases. With guidance from patient communities, rare disease experts, and advocacy organizations, this new...

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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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Venture

Chan Zuckerberg Supports RaiseMe In Helping More Students Own Their Path To College

Jul 26, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to announce our support for RaiseMe, whose college readiness software platform is making higher education more accessible by empowering students to pursue their own path to college and beyond. CZI joins Teamworthy Ventures and impact venture funds Salesforce Ventures and Strada Education Network in the $15M...

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