A lithium ion battery that can charge in five minutes and last for five times longer than the standard -- that's the goal for startup Prieto Battery, which just raised $5.5 million of a planned $6.8 million round, according to a filing. The company is the brainchild of Colorado State chemistry professor Amy Prieto, and was the first startup launched out…
A bit more than a week after Facebook’s IPO, two different theories are emerging about the monster offering. The big story is that it was a colossal failure, so bad that it’s hard to think of enough ways properly describe it—a disaster, debacle, catastrophe, maybe even a terrorist attack.
The pushback story is that Facebook’s IPO was actually the most quietly successful public offering of recent memory.
Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Erica Kochi, the co-lead of Tech Innovation at UNICEF. Her team started UNICEF’s open source RapidSMS platform which has been adopted in developing countries worldwide. She co-teaches a class ”Design for Unicef” in NYU’s ITP Program, and has lectured at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia University on leveraging technology and design to improve international development.