They embrace the unfamiliar, overcome adversity, and through it all, make the most of limited resources. These characteristics describe many entrepreneurs. But they also describe immigrants, says Noubar Afeyan, CEO of Cambridge, MA, venture capital firm Flagship Pioneering.
It’s no coincidence... Read more »
Genetically modified medicine is here. Two CAR-T therapies, made from a patient’s living T cells, are on the market in the U.S., and many more are in various stages of clinical testing.
As remarkable as they might seem, however, these medicines... Read more »
[Updated 12/6/17 11:43 a.m. See below.] Retailers across the U.S. often hire additional workers this time of year to help get them through the busy holiday shopping season. Allowing employers to bring in extra help during busy times is... Read more »
Author, investor, and AOL co-founder Steve Case today announced a new $150 million venture fund aimed at pumping investment capital into tech companies in so-called flyover states. Contributing to the fund is an impressive group of some of the most successful... Read more »
San Antonio—Data backup company Jungle Disk has acquired an online data backup service for users of QuickBooks Online—a move toward offering backup support for more software-as-a-service (Saas) products.
Jungle Disk already sells small businesses an encrypted file backup service for... Read more »
The reaction on Wall Street was a little anticlimactic after the FDA approved a new hepatitis B vaccine last month for Berkeley, CA-based Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ: DVAX).
Many investors sold stock on the news. In the days following the... Read more »
[Updated 12/8/17, 3:00 pm, with co-founder’s comments.] Boston-area 3D printing startups have raised significant amounts of venture capital in the past couple of years. Now, they are starting to see some exits.
New Valence Robotics, a three-year-old MIT spinout... Read more »
[Updated 12/4/17, 4:48 pm, with CEO comments.] For the first time ever, a mobile video game used to assess and treat a disease is headed for an FDA review.
Akili Interactive Labs, a Boston and San Francisco Bay Area... Read more »