Venture capital funding for startups in the San Diego area ticked up slightly during the third quarter that ended Sept. 30, with $238.5 million invested in 27 deals, according to data from the MoneyTree Report.
That was about a 7.2 percent... Read more »
Of the more than 7,000 rare diseases that each affect just a sliver of the population, an estimated 95 percent of them have no treatment. The lack of treatments is an economic problem, not a scientific one, says Barbara Handelin, CEO... Read more »
PureTech has always been tough to define. Though it was originally called PureTech Ventures, the Boston company isn’t a venture firm. Rather, it seeks out cost-efficient ways to create innovative life sciences startups in-house, instead of finding nascent companies and investing... Read more »
San Francisco-based Recurly, which untangles problems that arise with subscription revenue streams for companies including DishDigital, Groupon, and Zillow, said today it has raised $12 million in a Series B round from new and existing investors.
Recurly launched its service... Read more »
Roboticists who attend business conferences don’t always have kind words for humanoid robots. It’s not that walking, talking androids aren’t cool, particularly if one could take the trash out for you. But entrepreneurs and investors in robotics are looking for something far... Read more »
Consolidation is the name of the game these days in the healthcare industry, as hospitals, clinics, and private physician groups across the country are increasingly teaming up.
While healthcare officials and critics of such mergers and acquisitions might disagree over the... Read more »
In addition to significant funding rounds this week for employee behavior measurement company VoloMetrix, Amazon Web Services partner 2nd Watch, and solar energy developer OneEnergy Renewables, we’re noting developments from Seattle-area companies large (Costco and Alibaba) and small... Read more »
Colorado telecom Zayo Group Holdings is now a public, $5 billion company, thanks to a massive IPO the Boulder-based company pulled off on Friday morning.
Zayo (NYSE: ZAYO) initially priced the deal below its expectations—it sold shares to investors at... Read more »
Entrepreneurs, bosses, and leaders are often highly social and extroverted—take Steve Jobs or Richard Branson. They can work a room. They derive energy from being around others.
But what if being outgoing and extroverted isn’t actually the key to success in... Read more »
For folks who fear nodding off on the job or during class, the team at Blanc believes their smartwatch can solve the problem.
At last night’s Getgeeked gadget show in New York, CEO Eddy Zhong, a 17-year-old high schooler, showed off... Read more »