Art Pappas has overseen his own firm’s venture capital investments for 20 years. Now the veteran life sciences investor is adding on a new role, scoping out investment opportunities for a pharmaceutical company’s new venture fund.
Italian pharma Chiesi Group’s recently-launched... Read more »
San Diego’s Avelas Biosciences, which is developing a fluorescing peptide to illuminate cancerous tissue during breast surgery, says today it has closed the second tranche of its Series B round, bringing total funds raised in the round to $7.4 million.... Read more »
[Updated and corrected 9/10/14, 10:05 am. See below.] On August 28, Anthony Fauci, the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s top infectious disease specialist, announced a major trial in concert with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) to test new Ebola vaccines... Read more »
As investors and corporations pour millions of dollars into connected-home devices, tech companies have no shortage of ideas—from smart thermostats and home security systems to data-collecting toothbrushes and a refrigerator that sends alerts when the milk is almost out.
But... Read more »
Edward Jung, co-founder and chief technology officer, of Intellectual Ventures, has been out talking about how his company—which was recently described as among Silicon Valley’s most hated—is playing a long game to attack the big problems confronting the world... Read more »
If you’re an independent mobile developer, big Apple product announcements are more than just a passing curiosity—entire companies can be dramatically boosted or quickly crippled by the huge company’s decisions.
One of those watching the developments closely was Jason Jacobs, the... Read more »
San Diego-based SGB, the agricultural biotech previously known as SG Biofuels, says today it has raised $11 million in a Series C round of financing that will be used to drive its revised commercialization strategy.
Existing investors, including Thomas, McNerney &... Read more »
[Corrected, 9/10/14. See below] Here’s a look at news from around Michigan’s innovation hubs:
—On the heels of last week’s announcement that Compuware had been purchased by Thoma Brava, a private equity firm, comes this news: Compuware APM... Read more »
Denver Startup Week is back, and organizers promise it will be bigger and better than ever.
The annual event, now in its third year, is a chance for Denver’s tech companies and entrepreneurs to connect, learn, build a community, and party... Read more »