Mark Cuban business goes back to the 1990s, when Cuban co-founded an online streaming company that he sold to Yahoo for $5.7 billion. He has since invested in dozens of startups and continues to do so as a host of the show “Shark Tank.”
Experience the lively auction room atmosphere as bidders at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London drove the selling price of KAWS’ “Again and Again” to a record price for the artist. Eventually selling for £1.03 million, the depiction of one of America’s best loved cartoon characters was expected to fetch between £250,000–300,000.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making his first known investment in a startup, a firm called Panorama Education that uses data analysis to attempt to improve education.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based Panorama announced Monday that it raised $4 million in seed funding led by Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education fund. Other investors include Jeff Clavier’s SoftTech VC, Google Ventures, Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Investments and Yale University.
Smartphone app developer Shazam will receive $40 million in financing from mexican billionaire, Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest men. Shazam is a media discovery app which plans to expand to TV.