When Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz founded their namesake venture firm in 2009, they laid out a clear-but-narrow vision for investing in a new wave of Web-based innovation.
Andreessen, in particular, espoused a net-centric view that was absolute. “No clean tech,... Read more »
Cancer is an elusive foe. Rarely does a single therapy or intervention knock it out, which is why drug combinations are at the top of the agenda for doctors and researchers, even as cutting-edge treatments such as the latest immunotherapies move... Read more »
When Xenex Disinfection Services was first launching, Morris Miller was an adviser to the company’s founders. Given his experience as a co-founder and former CEO of Rackspace, (NYSE: RAX), the San Antonio, TX-based cloud computing giant, Miller would provide insight... Read more »
Here’s a look at recent news from around Michigan’s innovation hubs:
—When we last spoke to Grand Rapids-based Varsity News Network earlier this year, the company—which connects K-12 student athletes, parents, and coaches—told us it expected to release a “version... Read more »
Making a region synonymous with a particular industry requires patience, good timing, money, and taking the right approach to putting those pieces together. The same goes for building the organizations tasked with nurturing said industry.
Take the New England Water Innovation... Read more »
In one of the more dramatic biotech events in recent memory, the FDA convened an advisory panel on Tuesday to weigh the risks and benefits of a drug called drisapersen, which has the chance to be the first FDA-approved treatment for... Read more »
With a few exceptions, the long-promised revolution of gadgets that know stuff about you and use that data to do stuff for you has been running nowhere on a hamster wheel.
Yes, there are sexy, smart thermostats—for those who can afford... Read more »
gBETA, a free, six-week program for “pre-seed” startups affiliated with colleges and universities in Wisconsin, unveiled its newest class Tuesday. The group draws from several industries, including biotech, wearables, and software.
The class, the second in gBETA’s brief history, kicked off... Read more »
A veteran of commercialization and tech transfer efforts at universities like Harvard and Tufts and Boston Children’s Hospital, Erik Halvorsen was, at first, puzzled at receiving an offer to lead those initiatives at the Texas Medical Center.
“The Texas Medical Center?... Read more »