Agtech startup Plenty has reeled in $200 million in financing as the company presses forward on its plans to build a global network of indoor vertical farms.
Founder and Chairman, Sycamore Networks
CEO and Founder, Techstars
Founder and CEO, Lighter Capital
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
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 »
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 »
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 »
The big Silicon Valley venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is investing in the workaday business of freight load hauling, which could hardly seem more different from the future-bending tech projects that have attracted VC money for decades.
But NEA’s... Read more »
Neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease have stymied the efforts of many pharmaceutical companies to develop treatments that stem the decline in brain function. E-Scape Bio is taking a different tack with drugs that it says could address the root cause... Read more »
Toyota Research Institute, the Toyota R&D unit that has parked branches near Stanford and two other top U.S. research universities, is now spinning out a corporate venture capital arm that will finance and incubate startups in artificial intelligence, robotics, and... Read more »
Technology can’t solve every problem. Sometimes engineers overlook human-driven solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.
That was one of the takeaways from my chat with Paul English at Xconomy’s recent business conference, IMPACT, held at the Museum of Science in Boston... Read more »
Chair, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF
Founder, Social Media Classroom
Director, Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners
Partner, Venrock Ventures
Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures
Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University
Founder, Y Combinator
VP of Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft
VP, Aging Research, Calico.
Founder and Managing Director, Allegis Capital