Echo, a San Diego startup that has developed a digital, all-in-one microscope, says today it has closed on $7.5 million in a Series A round led by San Francisco-based Dolby Family Ventures and Southern California’s Tech Coast Angels.
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Progress Software, a 36-year-old software company, is pushing into machine learning and connected device technologies with its $30 million acquisition of DataRPM, a privately held firm based in Redwood City, CA.
The deal is the first acquisition made by new... Read more »
Before Brent Oakley co-founded Fuzic, an Indianapolis-based marketing technology startup, he owned carwashes.
He wanted to make his customers happy, so he installed cafes in his carwashes, hoping that he’d be able to chat with his patrons while they sipped... Read more »
San Antonio—Watershed Idea Foundry, a life science incubator operated by a San Antonio venture capital firm, has acquired a similar product development and commercialization business, Encinitas, CA-based Additive Innovations.
Watershed, which offers startups services such as proof-of-concept testing and prototype manufacturing... Read more »
Carbonite, a publicly traded cloud backup and data protection firm, is raising $125 million from investors to pay off debt and restock its war chest.
The Boston-based company (NASDAQ: CARB) announced it’s conducting a private offering of convertible senior notes to... Read more »
[Updated 3/30/17, 2:12 pm. See below.] Boston Scientific is acquiring Swiss company Symetis, the latest move made by the medical device giant to strengthen its portfolio of minimally invasive heart valve replacement products.
Marlborough, MA-based Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX... Read more »
As the understanding of cancer advances, scientists are discovering built-in features of the disease’s own biology that can be tapped to halt its growth. Biotech startup Tango Therapeutics believes it can build on this concept to develop new cancer drugs, and... Read more »
It wasn’t too long ago that Ilan Ganot was a J.P. Morgan banker. Then his son, Eytani, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and he ended up the head of a startup trying to find an array of treatments for the... Read more »
In a dog-eat-dog deal, Seattle-based dog-care services marketplace Rover.com is acquiring its largest competitor, DogVacay, the companies announced Wednesday.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The combined company will be headquartered in Seattle and maintain the Rover brand. Aaron Easterly,... Read more »
Southeast Michigan’s Association for Advancing Automation (A3) is one of the hosts of the biennial Automate conference happening next week in Chicago, and organizers say this year’s edition is expected to be the biggest yet, drawing more than 20,000 attendees.
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The FDA has approved a new Genentech multiple sclerosis drug, ocrelizumab (Ocrevus), that will become the first ever marketed therapy for the most severe form of the disease.
Multiple sclerosis comes in different forms characterized by the severity and progression of... Read more »
As expressions go, “moonshot” has recently been gaining a lot of popularity in the media vernacular.
Many folks assume that it arose with NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon. But it’s a matter of debate. The Dickson Baseball Dictionary,... Read more »
San Diego-based ViaCyte said today it is collaborating with W.L. Gore & Associates, the privately held company that makes Gore-Tex fabrics, medical devices, and other products, in a bid to improve its stem cell-derived treatment for diabetes.
Under their collaborative research... Read more »