Walk through the door of Bolt’s downtown Boston office, and at first glance it looks like any other startup hub these days.
Small teams from several companies are seated at desks in the middle of an open room, typing away on... Read more »
There were drips and drabs of news out west this week, but compared to recent weeks with former Silicon Valley darling Theranos taking a beating, or 23andMe revving its engines, it’s been sleepy. The big exceptions come in the form of... Read more »
Here and there, the genetic information of a cancer patient has helped a doctor find that person the right drug or steer her away from the wrong one. But the use of genetic knowledge to improve people’s health is in its... Read more »
British drugmaker AstraZeneca said Friday it is acquiring ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion.
ZS Pharma was founded in the Fort Worth suburb of Coppell, TX, and relocated to San Mateo, CA following the company’s $107 million IPO last year. The biotech’s... Read more »
After the pioneering crowdfunding sites Indiegogo and Kickstarter set up shop roughly seven years ago, other entrepreneurs were saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Those fundraising platforms quickly scaled up, offering inventors, artists, and others an online meeting place where... Read more »
OfferUp, a mobile-first marketplace for buying and selling things locally, revealed that it has raised $90 million in total funding, including a $73 million round earlier this year, and is conducting billions of dollars in transactions.
A would-be Craigslist killer, or... Read more »
For New York-based Handy, which offers on-demand cleaning and other home contract services, density has been key to its growth.
The company thinks of that density in two ways: Like any business, it wants to attract as many customers as... Read more »