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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Joins $35 Million Funding in Startup ResearchGate, the Facebook of Scientists


6/4/2013 11:19:14 AM

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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s richest person, is helping lead a $35 million investment in ResearchGate, a networking website for scientists.

Gates is joining Tenaya Capital in leading the round, which also includes Dragoneer Investment Group LLC, Thrive Capital, Benchmark and Founders Fund, ResearchGate said today in a statement. The Berlin-based startup, founded in 2008, has almost 3 million members.

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