Tesaro rode the clinical success of a cancer drug called niraparib (Zejula) to a three-fold increase in value over the past year. Today it’s cashed in the drug again, striking a licensing deal with Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical.
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Founder, Gilt Groupe
Managing director, the Foundry Group
Genomics startups are increasing in number and quality, so much so that three-year-old Illumina Accelerator has expanded with its latest class to accommodate five of them. Xconomy got an early look at the specialty accelerator’s sixth cohort, which includes a company... Read more »
Toast, the fast-growing restaurant technology company, has just been served a heaping portion of venture capital to continue expanding.
The second episode of Xconomy’s new podcast, Xconomy Voices, features Recorded Future co-founder and CEO Christopher Ahlberg. His Somerville, MA-based cybersecurity company monitors both the public, visible Web and the Internet’s darker corners for “threat intelligence” that can help... Read more »
Although the development of self-driving vehicles is well under way, there are still a lot of questions about potential safety regulations and which segment of government will oversee them. Because the federal government has so far not drafted any rules governing... Read more »
Patients who have the rare genetic disorder cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy have few options to stave off the progressive decline of brain and muscle function. Within three to five years of diagnosis, the disease typically becomes fatal.
A startup called NeuroVia has developed... Read more »
San Diego’s Brain Corp., founded in 2009 as a Qualcomm-incubated startup to develop software and computer systems that emulate the human brain, seems to have found a new path forward. SoftBank’s new Vision Fund has led a $114 million investment to... Read more »
Amazon and Techstars announced the nine companies selected for the Amazon Alexa Accelerator, which began its initial 13-week program in Seattle Monday.
Why it matters: Seattle is already a hub of artificial intelligence research and commercialization activity at technology giants... Read more »
Desktop Metal has added $115 million in venture capital to its coffers.
The Series D funding round announced Monday ups the already-high expectations for the Burlington, MA-based metal 3D printing company, one of New England’s biggest technology bets. Two-year-old Desktop Metal... Read more »
The Detroit-based Techstars Mobility program announces its third cohort today, and managing director Ted Serbinski says it’s the most international class yet with startups from five countries. There are also new corporate partners coming on board and additions to the accelerator’s... Read more »
Eleven Seattle-area tech companies are heading to Japan this week, carrying with them this region’s credentials in artificial intelligence in hopes of winning new business.
The visit follows five meetups organized in Seattle over the last two years in which representatives... Read more »
General Partner, Flare Capital Partners
Partner, Atlas Venture
Managing Director, Project 11
Managing Dir. of Life Sciences, Hercules Technology Growth Capital
Managing Director, Redstar Ventures
Research Fellow, MIT Sloan School and Entrepreneurship Center
CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center
Founder and CEO, Acme Packet
Founder and CEO, Buzzcar
Strategic Advisor, Innovation and Strategy, Citigroup