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2014-09-09 12:27:58

Competition officially launches with 11 teams representing a variety of approaches PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Prize (www.PaloAltoPrize.com), a newly established Silicon Valley-based initiative for health-related incentive prize competitions, today announced the launch of the $1 million Palo Alto Longevity Prize, challenging teams from all over the world to "hack the aging code" to improve our health and extend lifespan. A launch event at the Golden Gate Club in...

2014-09-05 23:01:35

Jason Hope Has Joined Google Founders to Support Research into Preventing Common Aging Problems, and WebProNews Recently Highlighted His Sizeable Donation to a Leading Research Firm. SCOTTSDALE, AZ (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Arizona entrepreneur Jason Hope has again made headlines, this time with WebProNews, in an article highlighting the philanthropist's donation to a leading anti-aging firm. In 2010, Hope gave $500,000 to the SENS Research Foundation at an event hosted by Peter...

2014-09-04 23:00:52

Jason Hope's sizable donation to anti-aging research was recently written up in an August 18 Digital Journal article. SCOTTSDALE, AZ (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Jason Hope, entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor with a passion for technology, has indicated his support of anti-aging research also supported by tech leaders Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Peter Thiel. In 2010 Hope has pledged a $500,000 donation to a leading organization battling to find a cure for aging and all of the...

High School Students Being Recruited By Silicon Valley Firms
2014-07-09 09:55:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Basketball Association (NBA) has come under heat in recent years for scouting players at the high school level and as a result the league has imposed age rules on drafting players. Now Silicon Valley tech giants are the ones that are eyeing a very different type of high school talent. On Tuesday Bloomberg reported that Facebook is just one of several tech companies rolling out the red carpet in an effort to recruit summer...

2013-12-16 23:22:15

Nanotronics Imaging Scales Production with 7M backing from Founders Fund. Peter Thiel joins Nanotronics Imaging Board of Directors. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Nanotronics Imaging, a leading developer of optical inspection tools for the semiconductor industry, announces it has completed a $7M Series B financing round from Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based technology investment firm that has backed companies including Palantir, SpaceX, Facebook, ZocDoc and The Climate...

2013-11-21 23:31:55

Deal management platform CapLinked announces investments from FF Angel, 500 Startups, and Subtraction Capital. The company’s next-generation software speeds up complex business transactions such as mergers and asset sales. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 CapLinked (https://caplinked.com), the cloud-based platform that makes business transactions simple and secure, announced today that it had closed investments from Subtraction Capital, FF Angel, 500 Startups, and other...

Sheryl Sandberg Joins Facebook Board Of Directors
2012-06-27 10:46:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Social networking giant Facebook has appointed Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to its Board of Directors, making her the first woman to serve as a director of the company, stifling recent criticism that the company did not have a woman on its board, according to the New York Times. Chief Executive Officer and company founder, Mark Zuckerberg, in a statement marking the addition of Sandberg, said: “Sheryl has been my partner in running...


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