LoftSmart, a website that helps college students find off-campus housing, has raised $12.9 million in an equity funding round, according to a securities filing.
New York-based LoftSmart lets students search for and review properties typically rented by students, leaving feedback... Read more »
Roche this morning agreed to acquire the part of Foundation Medicine it didn’t already own, another big vote of confidence in tests that analyze a patient’s cancer genes.
Roche will pay $137 per share, or $2.4 billion, for the remaining stock... Read more »
It’s far too early to say whether gene therapy can treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a deadly genetic disease. But the first clinical data have arrived, with Sarepta Therapeutics today reporting encouraging preliminary results from three patients.
Sarepta (NASDAQ: SRPT), of... Read more »
Boston-based ezCater, which runs an online food-ordering service for businesses, said today it has $100 million in new money. The Series D financing round was led by Wellington Management Company, with previous investors including Iconiq Capital and Insight Venture Partners... Read more »
Catch up on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines:
—Foxconn paid nearly $15 million for an office building in downtown Milwaukee that will serve as the company’s North American headquarters, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The location... Read more »
Uptycs is starting to make some noise. Today, the two-year-old cybersecurity startup announced a $10 million Series A funding round to help expand its team and advance its security analytics software.
The investment was led by ForgePoint Capital, a cybersecurity-focused... Read more »
Emulate, a Boston-based startup that has developed small laboratory chips intended to replace the animal tests used in pharmaceutical research, has raised $36 million in financing.
The Series C round of funding was led by Founders Fund. Also participating in the... Read more »
Hearing loss affects millions of Americans, but so far, drug companies have not yet brought treatments to the market. Decibel Therapeutics aims to pioneer the discovery and development of therapies addressing multiple forms of hearing loss. The startup has quietly built... Read more »
A glance at the thermometer confirms summer is officially here—quite oppressively here if you’re in the Midwest—and that means the start of a handful of annual startup incubation programs in Michigan.
The Conquer Accelerator, hosted by Spartan Innovations, just... Read more »
BetterDoctor, a San Francisco-based startup that has built a national database with information on physicians, dentists, and other practitioners, has been acquired by a Wisconsin software analytics business, the companies said Monday.
Appleton, WI-based Quest Analytics said that following its... Read more »
A young Wisconsin venture capital firm says it has raised more than $15 million for a fund created under a program partially supported by the state of Wisconsin and aimed at increasing the amount of funding available to Badger State startups.... Read more »
The race to use gene therapy to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a progressive, deadly genetic disease that affects boys, is heating up this week. The FDA just cleared Solid Biosciences to resume clinical testing of a Duchenne gene therapy, a day... Read more »
Ushr, the Livonia, MI, and Lompoc, CA-based startup making high-definition mapping software for use in semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles, has earned awards and accolades since it launched last year. The latest award has paved a path to get Ushr’s software... Read more »