Liz Gannes

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Edtech Startups at Imagine K12 Now Get $100,000 Each

Imagine K12, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup accelerator that focuses on education technology, is adopting a precedent from Y Combinator (with which it shares some partners, advisers and backers) to give participating startups $80,000 in convertible debt (in addition to about $20,000 in investment) so they can better build and test their ideas. The program offers rolling admissions.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik