With $1.5M Led By Winklevoss Capital, BitInstant Aims To Be The Go-To Site To Buy And Sell Bitcoins
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twin Harvard graduates who famously sparred with Mark Zuckerberg over the founding of Facebook and are now working as tech investors through Winklevoss Capital, are part of the growing group of venture capitalists who have taken a keen interest in Bitcoins. Last month, it was revealed that they personally own roughly one percent of the currency, a stake worth the equivalent of some $11 million. And now, the Winklevosses tell TechCrunch they have invested in Bitcoin in another meaningful way -- by leading a funding round for a startup in the space. BitInstant, a New York City based startup that operates an online platform for buying and selling Bitcoins, has raised $1.5 million in a seed funding round led by Winklevoss Capital with the participation of other strategic investors including money services veteran David Azar. The investment was closed this past fall, but the Winklevosses are just now publicly announcing it in the lead-up to the Bitcoin Foundation's ...
Tableau Software To Open Trading On The NYSE At $31 Per Share With Market Symbol “DATA”
Data visualization software company Tableau Software, going by the symbol "DATA," will start trading tomorrow on the New York Stock Exchange at $31 per share, up from earlier today when the company said it would trade in the $28 to $30 range. Tableau will offer 8.2 million shares of its Class A common stock, up from the 7.2 million it previously said it would offer. That puts the offering at $254 million with a market capitalization of more than $2 billion. Previously the company's market cap was estimated at $1.7 billion.
Christie's contemporary sale is biggest auction in history
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The spring auctions ended on a record-shattering high on Wednesday as Christie's contemporary art sale achieved the highest total - $495 million - in the history of art auctions.
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The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund (HTSF) turns 22
On May 11, 2013, the 22nd annual Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund (HTSF) GALA was held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. As of today, the HTSF has awarded over 850 scholarships totaling over $2 million.
Richter painting breaks record for living artist at N.Y. auction
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 1968 oil painting by German artist Gerhard Richter sold for some $37 million at Sotheby's contemporary art auction on Tuesday, a new record for a work by a living artist.
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