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Flagship's Cellarity Aims to Advance Cell Behavior-Based Therapeutics

FLAGSHIP'S CELLARITY AIMS TO ADVANCE CELL BEHAVIOR-BASED THERAPEUTICS

The latest startup to emerge from Flagship Pioneering aims to change drug discovery by starting the process with a clear understanding...

Biotech VC Down 20% in US as Policies Drive Away Foreign Investors, BIO

BIOTECH VC DOWN 20% IN US AS POLICIES DRIVE AWAY FOREIGN INVESTORS, BIO

Reforms to a US national security regulation are putting off foreign investors and driving down VC investment in the biotech space...

 
 
 
In Silicon Valley, startup cofounder battles VC over the future of health insurance

IN SILICON VALLEY, STARTUP COFOUNDER BATTLES VC OVER THE FUTURE OF HEALTH INSURANCE

Bind Benefits' Shawn Wagoner and OMERS Ventures' Michael Yang tussle over dueling visions of the future of health insurance, specifically...

Five Questions With a16z's Vijay Pande on AI and Making New Drugs

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH A16Z'S VIJAY PANDE ON AI AND MAKING NEW DRUGS

In startup world these days, the word “biotech” is increasingly accompanied by “computational” and two, two-letter initialisms: AI...

 
 
 
The founder of LearnVest and the former US Secretary of Commerce are launching a $200 million VC fund to focus on younger, more diverse perspectives

THE FOUNDER OF LEARNVEST AND THE FORMER US SECRETARY OF COMMERCE ARE LAUNCHING A $200 MILLION VC FUND TO FOCUS ON YOUNGER, MORE DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES

Alexa von Tobel, founder of LearnVest , and Penny Pritzker, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce , are teaming up to launch Inspired Capital...

 
 
 
Angular Ventures is a $41 million early-stage fund for deep tech startups entering the U.S

ANGULAR VENTURES IS A $41 MILLION EARLY-STAGE FUND FOR DEEP TECH STARTUPS ENTERING THE U.S

Angular Ventures is a new London-based early-stage VC fund that focuses on European and Israeli "deep tech" enterprise startups launching...

Proptech is getting a ton of attention, but its exact definition is hard to pin down. Co-founders of a big VC in the space spent 18 pages of their book trying to explain it

PROPTECH IS GETTING A TON OF ATTENTION, BUT ITS EXACT DEFINITION IS HARD TO PIN DOWN. CO-FOUNDERS OF A BIG VC IN THE SPACE SPENT 18 PAGES OF THEIR BOOK TRYING TO EXPLAIN IT

Proptech is in the big leagues now, with a front-page meltdown involving one of the biggest proptech-adjacent companies , record-level...

 
 
 
AI Can Unlock Health Data's Potential, But Access Is Still Difficult

AI CAN UNLOCK HEALTH DATA'S POTENTIAL, BUT ACCESS IS STILL DIFFICULT

When Mark Bakken formed the healthcare technology investment firm HealthX Ventures nearly five years ago , he says hospitals, insurers,...

Inside San Francisco's Presidio: A 1,500-acre former US Army base turned National Park now home to Lucasfilm and Peter Thiel's VC firm

INSIDE SAN FRANCISCO'S PRESIDIO: A 1,500-ACRE FORMER US ARMY BASE TURNED NATIONAL PARK NOW HOME TO LUCASFILM AND PETER THIEL'S VC FIRM

Katie Canales/Business Insider The Presidio of San Francisco is a 1,500-acre national park at the north end of the peninsula. It's...

 
 
 
A former scientist at one of Silicon Valley's top food startups just landed $3.5 million to take on a $240 billion market using tools from Big Pharma

A FORMER SCIENTIST AT ONE OF SILICON VALLEY'S TOP FOOD STARTUPS JUST LANDED $3.5 MILLION TO TAKE ON A $240 BILLION MARKET USING TOOLS FROM BIG PHARMA

Courtesy Lux Capital A food startup focused on protein just raised $3.5 million from VC firm Lux Capital, the company told Business...

 
 
 
Sandbox VR raises millions more in celebrity party round

SANDBOX VR RAISES MILLIONS MORE IN CELEBRITY PARTY ROUND

How funding rounds are classified these days has much more to do with positioning than any VC definitions, but it's still true that...

BOEHRINGER'S VC WING BACKS ANTI-CANCER VIRUS STARTUP

Abalos Therapeutics has raised €12 million to discover and develop cancer drugs based on an arenavirus strain. The series A round sets...

 
 
 
The Foundry Group director who's funded Fitbit and Zynga explains why market size is the most overrated factor for VCs investing in early-stage startups

THE FOUNDRY GROUP DIRECTOR WHO'S FUNDED FITBIT AND ZYNGA EXPLAINS WHY MARKET SIZE IS THE MOST OVERRATED FACTOR FOR VCS INVESTING IN EARLY-STAGE STARTUPS

Brad Feld is a managing director at Foundry Group, a VC fund with a portfolio that includes Fitbit, Zynga, and SendGrid. He spoke on...

Uber and WeWork are being thrashed for pretending to be tech companies. But the VC whose firm bet big on both startups says that argument is all wrong

UBER AND WEWORK ARE BEING THRASHED FOR PRETENDING TO BE TECH COMPANIES. BUT THE VC WHOSE FIRM BET BIG ON BOTH STARTUPS SAYS THAT ARGUMENT IS ALL WRONG

Hundreds of investors and private company executives convened for a special summit meeting on Tuesday in the wake of a series of disappointing...

 
 
 
BOA Biomedical seeks to address antibiotic resistance and sepsis

BOA BIOMEDICAL SEEKS TO ADDRESS ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AND SEPSIS

Harvard's Wyss Institute and VC firm Miraki Innovation have created a joint venture BOA Biomedical, which is developing a device that...

At Venture Summit, 3 Takeaways For Entrepreneurs From VC Phil Black

AT VENTURE SUMMIT, 3 TAKEAWAYS FOR ENTREPRENEURS FROM VC PHIL BLACK

No one would argue that San Diego is overflowing with venture capitalists in the way, say, the San Francisco Bay Area is. In fact,...

 
 
 
HMS's $36M Deal to Buy VitreosHealth Combines Complementary Firms

HMS'S $36M DEAL TO BUY VITREOSHEALTH COMBINES COMPLEMENTARY FIRMS

One Texas-based healthcare software business has acquired another in an all-cash deal worth $36.5 million, the companies announced...