DST Global pumps $35 million into Asian e-grocer Weee!
Coronavirus stay-home orders have sparked an unprecedented demand for grocery delivery around the world. Now investors are clamoring to bet on promising players in the field. That includes DST Global,
An IPO? In this economy?
Late last week a Chinese company called Kingsoft Cloud filed to go public in the United States. There are a few questions to answer.
The future of car ownership: Building an online dealership
Buying a car is painful. Dealerships are the worst, and the options are endless. The rise of the Internet produced powerful tools for shoppers, but in the end, most buyers still have to trudge down to
ThirdLove, the direct-to-consumer lingerie startup, gets a $55M boost
Direct-to-consumer startups — making products that leverage the internet to bypass third-party marketplaces and retailers to engage with and sell directly to their customers — have been on
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.