Harvard University’s Eric Mazur is the first recipient of the $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education for developing a peer- instruction teaching method more than 20 years ago that is now used in classrooms worldwide.
Menlo Ventures is seeking $400 million for its 12th multistage investment fund as the most active initial public offering market in more than half a decade is helping the venture capital industry make a comeback, according to two people familiar with the plans.
Mark Zuckerberg remains one of the 30 richest people on Earth after shares of Facebook Inc., the world’s most popular social networking company, hovered near the initial public offering price in its trading debut.
Harris Barton , a former right tackle with the San Francisco 49ers, remembers the time Reggie White of the Philadelphia Eagles flattened him. It was Sept. 24, 1989, and for two downs, Barton had fended off White’s “rip and club” move of throwing opponents off balance and knocking them to the turf.
Months after becoming Twitter Inc.’s finance chief, Mike Gupta is talking to banks about handling the company’s initial public offering, a sign that the most anticipated stock-market debut since Facebook Inc. is getting closer -- and that Gupta will play a key role in it.
Bitcoin startups in North America have received the lion’s share of the digital currency’s venture-capital investments, drawing $98.6 million to date, according to a report from researcher Aite Group LLC.
King Digital Entertainment Plc, maker of the popular smartphone game “Candy Crush Saga,” is offering shares in its initial public offering at a price that values the whole company at as much as $7.6 billion.