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Zipwhip Gets $51.5M for Software That Lets Businesses Text Customers

ZIPWHIP GETS $51.5M FOR SOFTWARE THAT LETS BUSINESSES TEXT CUSTOMERS

Texting has grown well beyond person-to-person communications. To remind customers about upcoming appointments or notify diners their...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Austin's Localeur, Millennial-Focused Travel Startup, Hits 100 Cities

AUSTIN'S LOCALEUR, MILLENNIAL-FOCUSED TRAVEL STARTUP, HITS 100 CITIES

Austin -Localeur, a travel recommendation startup , is celebrating its fifth anniversary by announcing its 100th city. The Austin startup...

 
 
 
Goods Unite Us Raises $500K to Track Corporate Political Leanings

GOODS UNITE US RAISES $500K TO TRACK CORPORATE POLITICAL LEANINGS

Goods Unite Us , a Madison, WI-based startup seeking to inform shoppers about the political leanings of corporations they purchase...

 
 
 
Report: After a Boffo 2018, VC Deals in Digital Health May Flatten

REPORT: AFTER A BOFFO 2018, VC DEALS IN DIGITAL HEALTH MAY FLATTEN

Investments in digital health startups totaled $8.1 billion in 2018, a record year that marked a 42 percent increase over 2017's total,...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Vade Nutrition Swims Out of MSU and Into “Shark Tank,” Scores $700K

VADE NUTRITION SWIMS OUT OF MSU AND INTO “SHARK TANK,” SCORES $700K

While attending Michigan State University in the mid-2010s, Joe Johnson earned a degree in finance, served as the captain of the school's...

 
 
 
Bio Roundup: $74B for Celgene, Two CAR-T Tales, Ready for SF & More

BIO ROUNDUP: $74B FOR CELGENE, TWO CAR-T TALES, READY FOR SF & MORE

In 2018, my Exome colleagues and I published hundreds of stories about health, medicine, the biopharma industry, government policy,...

 
 
 
Alphabet's Biotech R&D Arm Verily Raises $1B to Fuel Growth

ALPHABET'S BIOTECH R&D ARM VERILY RAISES $1B TO FUEL GROWTH

Verily, the biotech research and development company owned by Google parent Alphabet, has raised $1 billion in an investment round...

 
 
 

IN 2019, THE DAM WILL BREAK: STUDENT DEBT PREDICTIONS AND SOLUTIONS

With the density of colleges and universities in the Boston area, we don't often recognize how inaccessible higher education has become...