Happy Monday from Xconomy Texas. Let’s get caught up on the latest innovation news in the state.
Just another billion-dollar exit for a Massachusetts company most people have never heard of. This one has an interesting backstory, in a field rife with consolidation and would-be deals.
Stay caught up on all the latest news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines:
When it comes to attracting high-tech talent, Indiana has some natural challenges. With no mountains or oceans to distinguish the state from others in so-called flyover country, local technology firms have struggled to overcome a perception problem and land skilled workers.... Read more »
Silatronix, a Madison, WI-based developer of silicon-based materials that can be used as electrolytes in batteries and other energy storage devices, has raised $8 million from investors, the company said in a press release.
Participants in the equity funding round... Read more »
Consumer tech giant Apple, which has spent considerable effort positioning its products as health and fitness helpers, has just hired someone who knows Big Pharma and Big Data. Stephen Friend, a veteran of drug R&D and, more recently, a nonprofit effort... Read more »
Venture investors, as well as tech companies hesitant to try going public, were hanging on the outcome of communications software company Twilio’s IPO this week in hopes that it would signal a thaw in the mood on Wall Street for such... Read more »
Google Fiber plans to acquire Webpass in a deal that trims the ranks of independent Internet service providers—an industry already maligned for its lack of competition—but ultimately could boost consumer access to high-speed Internet.
San Francisco-based Webpass has spent the past... Read more »
San Antonio—For many startups, finding the right people is at least as important as developing the right idea. The sooner you build out a talented staff, the sooner you can implement your plan.
In San Antonio, city leaders, a local... Read more »
San Diego’s cybersecurity workforce has grown by nearly 15 percent over the past two years, according to a study released today by the Cyber Center of Excellence, a nonprofit industry group created to boost cybersecurity jobs and technologies in the region.... Read more »
Circle Internet Financial aims to make transferring money to a friend across town or on the other side of the world as easy as sending a text message. That plan got a big boost with Wednesday’s announcement of a $60 million... Read more »
Engineered organ developer Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology has done all it can to disassociate itself from the surgeon Paolo Macchiarini. The Holliston, MA-based company is now known as Biostage (NASDAQ: BSTG), uses a different technology, is led by a different... Read more »
Twilio, a Web communications company reportedly valued at more than $1 billion after a financing last year, raised $150 million in its initial public offering today, according to a press release.
The San Francisco-based company sold 10 million shares for... Read more »
Amid the fallout following a mass shooting in Orlando, FL, earlier this month, the political discourse has turned once again to gun control. As I type this, National Public Radio is reporting that 30 Democratic members of the U.S. House of... Read more »
Since Fujifilm acquired Cellular Dynamics International for $307 million last year, CDI hasn’t made any major declarations regarding when—or how—it would use products manufactured by its parent company.
That changed on Wednesday, when CDI, the Madison, WI-based provider of human cells,... Read more »
So far, the story of IBM Watson Health has been mostly about growth and potential. Today, it’s more about action.
LightCyber, a cybersecurity company that specializes in detecting hackers once they’ve breached the outer defenses of a data network, announced today it raised $20 million in a Series B financing round.
The venture round was led by Claltech, an Israeli... Read more »
Because public investors have had a more discerning attitude toward biotech IPOs this year, insiders have had to step up to help their companies go public. One extreme example is Selecta Biosciences, which just priced its offering late Tuesday with its... Read more »
There is no shortage of companies out there trying to tweak our immune systems in one way or another to treat diseases like cancer. Today, IFM Therapeutics, a new startup seeded by Boston firm Atlas Venture, has joined the fray.
IFM,... Read more »
Radicle, a new accelerator fund focused on agricultural ventures, is launching today with plans to seed and nurture the next generation of agtech companies addressing global farming problems.
The new accelerator will have locations in multiple states and around the world.... Read more »
Austin—Julie Goonewardene grew up in academia; several members of her family are professors.
Still, at the start her of career, Goonewardene choose to go into business, founding a software company in Indiana and serving in the executive suite at others.... Read more »
Six San Diego business risk-takers have been inducted into the pantheon of EY Entrepreneurs of the Year, joining over 10,000 people around the world who have been honored over the last 30 years by the multinational professional services firm.
An independent... Read more »
Director, Silicon Flatirons Centers' Entrepreneurship Initiative
Professor of Systems Biology, Columbia University
CEO and Co-Founder, Tamr
Founder and Managing Director of DEV
Vice President for Research at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio