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Jewish Business News Correspondent On Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Wharton Israeli MBA Students To Get Full Scholarships

  Distinguished Wharton School of business in Philadelphia is now offering full scholarships to Israeli MBA students. The money for the scholarships comes from a $10 million endowment made by the Yuri and More...

Jewish Business News On Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Stephen Hawking confirms this cigar-shape in space may be alien craft

  Astronomers from the University of Hawaii spotted a mysterious object in October passing the Earth. The object was originally thought to be a comet or an asteroid. But, then, they said that it was More...

Jewish Business News On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking Announce Breakthrough Starshot Project to Develop 100 Million Mile per Hour Mission to the Stars within a Generation

The Silicon Valley science philanthropist Yuri Milner and the world’s renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking have announced a new Breakthrough Initiative focusing on space exploration and the search for More...

Ilan Shavit On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Yuri Milner adds $1.7 billion to his VC war chest

    DST Global, the venture capital and growth equity firm led by tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner, has raised $1.7 billion for its fifth fund, according to a filing with the SEC. It is unclear More...

Niva Goldberg On Monday, July 20th, 2015

VIDEO: Billionaire Yuri Milner Pledges $100 Million to Seek Alien Life

A $100 million project to search the skies for signs of intelligent life was launched at the Royal Society in London today by Russian billionaire and tech investor Yuri Milner, Professor Stephen Hawking and More...

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Yuri Milner’s $1 Billion Farfetch Fashion Retailer Raises $86 Million

Yuri Milner’s Farfetch, an online fashion retailer, announced an $86 million Series E round of investment led by DST Global. Farfetch’s existing investors Condé Nast International and Vitruvian More...

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Jewish Business News On Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Steven Spielberg and David Zaslav Commemorate Auschwitz Liberation 70th Anniversary

Steven Spielberg is leading a group of Hollywood executives who will be attending the ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. The date is also commemorated by the UN as its official More...

Eli Horn On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Genetic Testing Firm 23andMe to Provide DNA Data for Treatment of Diseases

23andMe Inc., a genetic-testing startup backed by Google, is sharing DNA data on about 650, 000 individuals with Pfizer to help find new targets to treat disease and to design clinical trials, Bloomberg More...

Eli Horn On Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Yuri Milner: China’s Xiaomi on Track for $100 Billion Valuation

Yuri Milner, a Russian investor worth roughly $2 billion, believes Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will eventually become a $100 billion company, Business Insider Australia said. Xiaomi was most recently More...

Tibi Singer On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Yuri Milner to Boost Investment in US Start-Ups, Matching his Chinese Stake

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, who holds the largest non-Chinese stake in the giant Xiaomi, said he is looking to invest equally in U.S. and Chinese companies in 2015, Reuters reported. “Going forward, More...

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