Theranos gets $100 million in debt financing to carry it through 2018, with some caveats

 Theranos has secured $ 100 million in debt financing. Yes, someone gave the blood testing company known for handing out questionable test results money. First reported by Business Insider, the company reportedly told investors it had secured the money from Fortress Investment Group, a New York-based private equity firm that was acquired by Softbank earlier this…

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Google’s non-profit arm donates another $7.5 million to advance racial justice

 Google.org is donating $ 7.5 million to racial justice organizations Vera Institute for Justice, LatinoJustice, The Leadership Conference and R Street’s Justice for Work Coalition. This brings Google.org’s total amount funding to racial justice organizations to $ 32 million since 2015. Google.org’s racial justice portfolio arc has focused on what Justin Steele, principal at… Read…

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Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others

 Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised $ 5.6 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology. The latest funding comes from The Knight Foundation, The Sara and Ev Williams Foundation and others, and brings Code2040’s total funding raised to more than $ 7 million. Code2040’s Fellows program, which…

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