Y Combinator alum Celery made its debut in 2012 as an e-commerce site that filled a need for startups after they completed successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other sites. Those campaigns not only funded the development of novel products,... Read more »
[Updated and corrected 8/27/15, 7:28pm, see below.] The new race to fight cholesterol is on. For the second time in a month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for people with dangerous levels of cholesterol... Read more »
[Updated 8/27/15 4:52 pm. See below.] BluDiagnostics, the Madison, WI, startup developing a saliva-based fertility test, continued its recent hot streak today when it took first place in the Doyenne Group’s 5x5x5 pitch competition that highlighted five local companies... Read more »
For the first time ever, Yahoo brought its Mobile Developer Conference to New York—talking up its plans to more firmly embrace mobile and trying to coax more app developers to work with its software and services.
The two-day conference started with... Read more »
For the ancient Greeks, the rising of the dog star Sirius brought on the sweltering heat of summer, and August came to be associated with languid days of heat, drought, and fire.
That might sound like the weather that has descended... Read more »
[Updated, 8/28/15] A smattering of technology startup and VC news around town as summer winds down:
—New England Venture Capital Association head C.A. Webb is leaving the organization as of Aug. 31 to start a new venture firm. She... Read more »
In April, San Diego-based Achates Power announced it was opening a Michigan office to capitalize on the market momentum of its opposed-piston engines. I caught up with Achates CEO David Johnson this week to find out how things were going.
“We... Read more »
Yan Engines, an Austin, TX-based startup that is building a more fuel-efficient engine, said Wednesday it has picked up an additional $700,000 to launch a subsidiary in the United Kingdom, which will focus on automobile engines.
The company has focused so... Read more »
A San Francisco customer service and marketing startup called Intercom, which targets software companies, has raised $35 million in a Series C financing round as it attempts to distinguish itself in a crowded market.
Intercom says it has developed a way... Read more »