Yuri Milner

TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global

Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21 million Series B, off the back of strong momentum for a software as a service platform designed to take a Slack-like chunk out of the admin

How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality behemoth

Happy 10th anniversary Airbnb. When we first wrote about the company a decade ago, it was a spare website cobbled together by its founders for the low low price of $20,000. AirBed And Breakfast Takes

Observation of interstellar object ‘Oumuamua shows no evidence of artificial signals

You may recall that last week, researchers from the Breakthrough Initiatives set out a plan to observe ‘Oumuamua, an object thought to be from an another star system. Based on its shape and dens

‘Oumuamua, an interstellar space oddity, is Breakthrough Listen’s next challenge

Right now, an interstellar object dubbed ‘Oumuamua is hurtling through space on its way out of our solar system. I say ‘interstellar object’ because there is a shadow of a doubt abou

Watch the sixth annual Breakthrough Prize awards live right here!

As we head into awards season, one of the first shows to lead the pack is all about science. The Breakthrough Prize, a cumulative $22 million in awards that go to superstars in the fields of physics,

DST Global letter to LPs denies impropriety in Facebook, Twitter investments

DST Global, the investment firm led by Yuri Milner, has sent a letter to its limited partners blasting media outlets for “insinuations” that it used its holdings in Twitter and Facebook as

Yuri Milner’s conservative predictions for the consumer internet in 20 years

Without even counting massive potential sea changes like artificial intelligence or "flying cars," as DST founder Yuri Milner says, the consumer internet is still on track to grow in value by another

Legendary investor Yuri Milner to talk about the future of the internet at Disrupt SF

Yuri Milner has always looked past the present. The world-renowned investor, DST Managing Partner and billionaire has invested $100 million of his own money to look beyond our solar system in search o

These science superstars just won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize

Today at the 5th annual Breakthrough Prize, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names will award more than $25 million to scientific research in departments across the globe. The event splices toge

ET is that you? Astronomers detect intriguing signal 95 light-years away

Are we alone in the universe? An international group of astronomers has detected an interesting radio signal spike, one that could possibly be of alien origin, from a star system located 95 light-yea

A running tab of what tech people think about whether we’re living in a simulation

Are we living in a simulation? For whatever reason, this is a hot topic in Silicon Valley these days. It all more or less started when Tesla Motors CEO (and soon to be SolarCity CEO — check one off

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner invests $100m to send a fleet of spacecraft to Alpha Centauri

Yuri Milner is pushing forward with the hunt for intelligent alien life beyond our planet, and is investing another $100 million in a more proactive approach after putting up the original $100m last y

Second Home Raises $10.7M From Yuri Milner, Martin Lau, Index And Plans Lisbon Home

Co-working spaces and membership clubs with a heavy tech bent have proliferated across the planet in recent years as the industry itself has exploded, and startups look to find flexible spaces to work

Meet The Brilliant Scientists That Won This Year’s Breakthrough Prizes

You’ve likely heard of the Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Espys, and even the Crunchies. But it’s entirely possible you’ve never heard of the Breakthrough Prize Awards, which honor the world&

Don’t Be Afraid Of Killer Robots, Says Yuri Milner

Unlike some, billionaire Russian VC Yuri Milner is not scared that killer robots are coming to destroy humanity in the years ahead. His view about the rise of artificial intelligence is better describ

Meet The Disrupt SF 2015 Speakers And Judges

Disrupt SF is just a few weeks away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference.

Legendary Investor Yuri Milner Will Hit Up Disrupt SF In September

A few short weeks ago, Yuri Milner announced to the world that he’d be investing $100 million to find extraterrestrial intelligent life. Today, TechCrunch has its own announcement: Yuri Milner w

Understanding The $100 Million Search For Intelligent Alien Life

The search for microbial life continues to be a high priority for Congress and NASA, while the search for intelligent life is left fighting for scraps. Milner’s $100 million investment changes all o

Indian Health Search Portal Practo Lands $90M Led By Tencent For Global Expansion

Chinese internet giant Tencent is getting its tentacles into India's healthcare space after it lead a $90 million Series C round for medical search startup Practo. The startup raised $60 million as re

Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round

DST Global, Yuri Milner’s late stage VC fund, took the lead on the purported $500 million financing round invested in Wish, the mobile shopping app, according to people familiar with the matter.
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