Daily Archives: 08.06.2021

Under The Hood: How Tiger Global Earned Its Stripes As The World’s Biggest Unicorn Hunter

Tiger Global Management, already one of the most voracious startup investors in recent years, is roaring into 2021 more aggressively than ever. The 20-year-old New York-based investing firm — part hedge fund, part private equity investor — has not only quietly become the most prolific investor in billion-dollar startups, it is also significantly picking up the pace at which it ...

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Spark Plug vs Car Window at 800,000FPS

Movies of this type are always interesting to watch: you can observe what really happens when things crash, break, are punctured, or deformed in many different ways. Slow-motion imaging equipment is also getting surprisingly good, up to a point where it becomes possible to observe certain fundamental effects and natural forces in great detail. Image credit: The Slow Mo Guys ...

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Bezos to join first crew for New Shepard suborbital spaceflight

Jeff Bezos speaks at the 33rd Space Symposium in 2017. Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos and his brother, Mark, will join the winner of an on-line auction for blast off next month on an up-and-down sub-orbital flight to the edge of space aboard a New Shepard rocket and capsule built by Blue Origin, the tech billionaire’s space company. ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №35

space suit sunset by jamga on DeviantArt Greetings to our fellow readers! Fresh news is here, enjoy the reading. Kevin Orangers – 06’21 has left the “Space Foundation”, he was Executive Director – Discovery Center. Richard Giblin – 06’21 has left the “Airbus Intelligence”, he was Sales Director. Took office as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) in “Wildanet”. Avery Moon – ...

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NASA Announces Long-Awaited Return to Venus with Two Exciting New Discovery Missions

On June 2, NASA announced its selections for two new Discovery Program missions, and the results made Venus fans very happy. Out of four proposals for the next series of planetary missions, NASA picked two of them, and both are going to Venus! Artist’s concept of DAVINCI+ as it descends through the thick Venusian atmosphere to the surface. It is ...

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LetsGetChecked’s valuation hits $1bn after fundraising

Peter Foley founded LetsGetChecked in 2015 Irish healthcare company LetsGetChecked has raised $150m in new funding, giving it a valuation of more than $1 billion. The latest financing round was led by New York-based Casdin Capital, with investment coming from a number of venture capital firms including CommonFund Capital, Illumina Ventures, and Optum Ventures. Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has also ...

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