For years, orphan drugs have attracted buyers and licensing deals in spite of small patient populations. High prices on the treatments more than make up for potential low sales numbers.
Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) announced Monday it is purchasing Hyperion... Read more »
In today’s consumer startup world, celebrities can play a big role in getting companies noticed. Actors like Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Aniston, and Jessica Alba have given immediate buzz to their startup projects. Retired sports stars like Magic Johnson, Steve Nash, and... Read more »
Jama Software, the Portland, OR, company that makes a toolset for developing technology products including software, has raised $20 million in fresh funding from new investor Updata Partners and prior backers including Trinity Ventures and Madrona Venture Group.
The company... Read more »
After 16 EvoNexus startups made short presentations at a Demo Day in San Diego last week, the big news was perhaps not that the audience voted Sonic VR as “champion,” or that CEO Jason Riggs left afterward for an EvoNexus-hosted dinner... Read more »
How bullish are big drugmakers on cancer immunotherapy these days? Take a read from the deal Novartis announced today with Berkeley, CA-based Aduro Biotech, which is getting a nine-figure check from the Swiss drug giant for an immunotherapy approach that... Read more »
[Updated 3/30/15, 12:25 p.m. See below.] The ease and prevalence of online shopping can make it hard for many consumers to see physical stores as anything other than show rooms.
One Austin, TX, company, eyeQ, is attempting to... Read more »
Given the bevy of food delivery apps available on the market, including DoorDash and the $40 million Series B it announced yesterday, it begs a question: Who’s going to make the app to help you decide which delivery service to choose?... Read more »
Peter Diamandis is, I think it’s fair to say, an optimist.
After all, how many other space-obsessed kids ended up founding an International Space University? Or inaugurated an XPRIZE, to inspire a new generation of passenger spacecrafts?
But Diamandis’s current obsession... Read more »
The big news this week is that Ignition Partners, an active investor in business-focused startups, is gearing up for another venture fund that could come in at $200 million. We’re also tracking a new investment in Lighter Capital, WISErg’s Series B,... Read more »