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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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Community

CZI’s Day of Service Highlights Bay Area Partners Addressing Pressing Local Challenges

Jan 21, 2019 - In order to work toward a future for everyone where people have the power to shape their communities, it’s vital to invest right here at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. One way CZI aims to do just that is through our annual Day of Service, an event that builds upon our local community engagement, grantmaking and volunteering throughout the...

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News

Palo Alto Weekly: Priscilla Chan’s The Primary School combines health care with academics

Jan 16, 2019 - Friday, January 11, 2019 When 4-year-old Julian DiCarlo started preschool at The Primary School in East Palo Alto, his mother could understand only about half of what he said, owing to his speech delay. Before going to school, he would be panicked, scared, nervous and crying, his mother, Erica DiCarlo, said. At the ambitious, tuition-free private...

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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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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative names Sandra Liu Huang Head of Education

Dec 18, 2018 - At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we’re focused on building a new kind of philanthropy that leverages technology to be part of the solution for some of the world’s toughest challenges – from preventing and eradicating disease, to reforming the criminal justice system, to supporting  teachers in their efforts to improve learning experiences...

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News

David Lee Named Chief Investment Officer for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Dec 14, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced that David Lee will join the philanthropic organization early next year as its first Chief Investment Officer. Lee comes to CZI from the Princeton University Investment Company, where he served as a Managing Director and supported the growth and management of the university’s endowment portfolio....

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