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Quora for cancer startup theMednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding

TheMednet launched out of Y Combinator earlier this year to bring physicians a sophisticated platform for finding the best in treatment research, starting with cancer. Ithas now raised $1.3 million in seed funding to help it reach even more of those physicians. The funding comes from Endure Capital, Lumia Capital, The Hope Foundation, The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and a bunch of angel investors, including Quoras Charlie Cheever, Scribds Jared Friedman, YC partner Paul Buchheit, Peter He and Sciences Peter Pham. Co-founders Nadine Housri, a radiation oncologist, and…

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Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, its just raised an $85 million Series D round co-led by Collaborative Fund and Y Combinators Continuity Fund. Quora tells me its roughly doubled its valuation since our last fundraise of Quoras ads show a business name and description beneath a related question people are answering. The ad format is still in closed beta but DAngelo says so far the results are pretty promising, and that was something that was…

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