[Corrected, 4/20/16, 2pm. See below.] Second Genome, a South San Francisco, CA-based biotech using microbiome research to develop traditional small-molecule drugs, has tapped an unusual group of private investors for nearly $43 million in a Series B round of... Read more »
By 2029, more than 20 percent of people in the United States will be over the age of 65. That’s why the race to find effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease feels urgent. A few drugs, approved well over a decade ago,... Read more »
As consumer device makers keep upping the ante with high-definition displays, a patent lawsuit between two well-funded, competing developers of “quantum dot” display technology could have ramifications for an emerging business sector.
Milpitas, CA-based nanotechnology company Nanosys is suing Lexington, MA-based... Read more »
It’s four weeks until Napa Summit 2016: The Xconomy Retreat on the Economy, Jobs, and Growth. We have now posted the agenda, and we’d love to see you there. So request your invitation today to Xconomy’s most prestigious event.
The... Read more »
ShopAdvisor has acquired Retailigence in a tie-up of two marketing technology startups that highlights a push by brands and retailers to get smarthphone-wielding shoppers to make purchases in stores.
The deal price wasn’t disclosed.
ShopAdvisor was founded in 2011 as Evoqu... Read more »
Advocates of online education say it can provide learning opportunities as good as college coursework, but at a much lower cost. The broad offerings of edtech companies now range from foreign language instruction to history lessons to computer programming. What non-traditional... Read more »
Venture capital firms are usually owned by their founders and other firm executives who actively decide how to invest the money entrusted to them by wealthy individuals and institutions, such as pension funds. The suppliers of capital are called limited partners,... Read more »