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Graphene Frontiers nabs $1.6 mln

Graphene Frontiers has raised $1.6 million in Series Seed B funding. A group affliated with Trimaran Capital Partners led the round with participation from R2M Investments and WEMBA 36 Angels. A spin-out from the University of Pennsylvania, Graphene Frontiers aims to provide graphene solutions.

Coursera Secures $3.7m Backing

Online education platform Coursera has secured a $3.7 million investment from Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania. New Enterprise Associates and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers have also backed the business. PRESS RELEASE Coursera today announced that California Institute of Technology, Duke University, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, […]

SLIDESHOW: Ivy League Endowments – Who Did Best In FY2011?

The results are finally in (thank you, Brown) for the 2011 performance rankings of the eight Ivy League endowments. They are ordered below from the worst percentage return to the best.

If you can’t guess the winner (of course, you’re all winners, like little league), we won’t spoil the fun. You’ll just have to page through to see if you’re right.

We also throw in a few other interesting tidbits, such as average annual performances over the last decade (although not every school reported this).

Being a private equity crew, what you may care most about is how each school did with its buyout investments. Again, we included all the information we could find, but not everyone is as forthcoming as Yale, Harvard and Cornell (hint, hint, to everyone else…).

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