Barack Obama

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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

Entrepreneur in residence

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Commonly known as "EIR"s, a person who holds the title of 'Entrepreneur in Residence' or 'Executive in Residence' is a position typically held by successful entrepreneurs in venture capital firms, private equity firms, startup accelerators, law firms or business schools. The entrepreneur in residence or executive in residence typically leads a small, early-stage, emerging company deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both).

Against Malaria Foundation

The Against Malaria Foundation
The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) is a United Kingdom-based charity that provides long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to populations at high risk of malaria, primarily in Africa., the foundation has raised $197 million and distributed or committed to fund 90 million LLINs since its founding in 2004.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) at Imperial College London, is a non-profit initiative that works with governments in sub-Saharan African countries to develop sustainable programmes against parasitic worm infections (schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis).

Venture capital

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Venture capital (VC) is a type of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both). Venture capital firms or funds invest in these early-stage companies in exchange for equity, or an ownership stake, in the companies they invest in. Venture capitalists take on the risk of financing risky start-ups in the hopes that some of the firms they support will become successful. Because startups face high uncertainty, VC investments do have high rates of failure.

Deworm the World Initiative

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The Deworm the World Initiative is a program led by the nonprofit Evidence Action that works to support governments in developing school-based deworming programs in Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

Bill Gates

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William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

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The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Warren Buffett

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Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$82 billion as of July 18, 2019, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world.

Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier (born June 14, 1952) is an American critic and magazine editor. From 1983 to 2014, he was the literary editor of The New Republic.

Guy Vidra

Guy Vidra is currently the Head of Revenue for XO Group. Previously, for 19 months (October 2014 to April 2016), he was Chief Executive Officer of The New Republic. Before that, for three years, he was the General Manager of Yahoo! News, where, in his own words, he had "direct responsibility for the management of the world's largest news site." He was also the head of Strategy & Development at Yahoo News.


Yahoo! is an American web services provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and owned by Verizon Media. The original Yahoo! company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 2, 1995. Yahoo was one of the pioneers of the early Internet era in the 1990s.

2016 United States presidential election

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The 2016 United States presidential election was the 58th quadrennial American presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Republican ticket of businessman Donald Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence defeated the Democratic ticket of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine, despite losing the popular vote. Trump took office as the 45th president, and Pence as the 48th vice president, on January 20, 2017.

Donald Trump

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Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.

Yale Daily News

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The Yale Daily News is an independent student newspaper published by Yale University students in New Haven, Connecticut since January 28, 1878. It is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. The newspaper's first editors wrote: The innovation which we begin by this morning's issue is justified by the dullness of the times, and the demand for news among us. The Yale Daily News has consistently been ranked among the top college daily newspapers in the country.

Freedom to Marry

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Freedom to Marry was the national bipartisan organization dedicated to winning marriage for same-sex couples in the United States. Freedom to Marry was founded in New York City in 2003 by Evan Wolfson. Wolfson served as president of the organization through the June 2015 victory at the Supreme Court, until the organization's official closing in February 2016.

The Wall Street Journal

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The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City, international editions also available in Chinese and Japanese. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format and online. The Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser.

New York's 19th congressional district

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United States House of Representatives, New York District 19 is located in New York's Hudson Valley and Catskills regions. District 19 lies partially in the northernmost region of the New York metropolitan area and mostly south of Albany. It is currently represented by Democrat Antonio Delgado.

Burning Man

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Burning Man is an event held annually in the western United States at Black Rock City, a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada, approximately 100 mi north-northeast of Reno, and a thriving year-round culture generated by a global community of participants. The late summer event in Black Rock City is an experiment in community and art, influenced by ten main principles: radical inclusion, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodification, participation, immediacy, and leave no trace.

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in New York

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The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in New York were held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 27 U.S. Representatives from the state of New York, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts. The elections coincided with other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections, including the Governor of New York, Attorney General of New York, and Comptroller of New York.


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Quora is an American question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, and edited by Internet users, either factually or in the form of opinions. Its owner, Quora Inc., is based in Mountain View, California, United States.

Winklevoss twins

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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were born August 21, 1981, and are identical twin brothers, known as the Winklevoss twins. The brothers were American rowers and are Internet entrepreneurs. They competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and co-founded HarvardConnection, later renamed ConnectU, with Harvard University classmate Divya Narendra. In 2008, the Winklevoss brothers settled for $65 million in a case where they sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their ConnectU idea to create Facebook back in 2004.

General Catalyst

General Catalyst Partners
General Catalyst is an American venture capital firm focused on early stage and growth investments. The firm was founded in 2000 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also has offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto and New York City.

United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km 2 ), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City.