Yuri Milner

2015 Breakthrough Prizes Winners Announced

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The winners of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in fundamental physics and life sciences, as well as mathematics, were presented with their awards at a gala earlier this week hosted by Seth MacFarlane, who was joined by Breakthrough Prize co-founders Sergey Brin (Google co-founder), Anne Wojcicki (Brin’s wife and founder of 23andMe), Jack Ma (Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman), Cathy Zhang (Ma’s wife), technology investor Yuri Milner, Julia Milner (Milner’s wife), Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan (Zuckerberg’s wife), with presenters including Kate Beckinsale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Diaz, Jon Hamm and Eddie Redmayne.

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Facebook Investors Have No Plans For A 2010 IPO

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-Cash Money Icon-With millions in the bank from a recent investment by DST and a cash-flow positive business, Facebook has no plans to go public in 2010. That’s the latest information from Facebook investor and board member, Jim Breyer, who was speaking at the DLD Conference in Munich Germany. Highlighted by Johannes Kleske of the conference, Breyer stated “We are not planning a near term IPO (near term as in 2010)”. Yuri Milner of DST followed on with, “We have permanent capital, we don’t have to return money to investors so we can go long term. So we’re not planning our exit”.
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