True Fit, a Boston-area startup that is creating “a genome for apparel and footwear,” announced this morning a Series C investment of $55 million.
Georgian Partners led the funding round with participation from existing investors Jump Capital, Signal Peak Ventures, and... Read more »
Drone startup SkySpecs announced this week that it has raised an $8 million Series B funding round. The investment in the Ann Arbor, MI-based company was co-led by Germany’s Statkraft Ventures, the Capital Midwest Fund, and UL Ventures,... Read more »
[Updated, 1/13/17, 11:15 a.m. ET] After decades of research and scientific ups and downs, the first U.S. gene therapy, a single, long-lasting treatment called voretigene neparvovec (Luxturna) for rare, inherited blindness, is now on the market. But the commercial... Read more »
Is the J.P. Morgan CRISPR rollercoaster ride over? As rain fell heavily in San Francisco Monday, the first day of the massive healthcare conference, biotech stocks did, too. At least three of the companies getting drenched could blame a research paper... Read more »
Have you gotten your flu shot yet this year? This winter’s flu season is shaping up to be a particularly nasty one and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week upped its tally of states reporting widespread flu activity... Read more »
There wasn’t a lot that Evan Hafer could control on his half-dozen deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Green Beret and CIA contractor. But the one thing he could do something about was the terrible coffee.
“I started roasting my... Read more »
The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco winds down today, meaning the remaining stragglers are either presenting to half-empty rooms or headed back to colder climes.
Compared to a 2017 full of scientific milestones—FDA approvals of gene and cell... Read more »
In the past, the tech conference CES has primarily highlighted consumer electronics and other cool gadgets, but as automakers continue their quest to be taken seriously by the tech industry, the Las Vegas show held every January has increasingly become the... Read more »
We asked people around the Xconomy network whether their personal patterns of technology usage changed much in response to something that happened in 2017, as part of our series of perspectives and predictions marking the start of a new year.
Here... Read more »
The U.S. venture capital industry just capped off one of its biggest years ever. But look closer, and the current funding environment could spell trouble for the next wave of high-tech startups.
The $84.2 billion invested in 2017 is a level... Read more »
Just because an investor isn’t putting money into blockchain technologies or cryptocurrencies yet, it doesn’t mean they’re not watching these emerging phenomena with interest.
Andy Vitus, a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Scale Venture Partners, has been keeping... Read more »
It seems like ancient history now, but “big data” was once a hot field with startups, investors, and big companies all buzzing with hype. Then the tech industry moved on, and marketers crowned data science and machine learning the Next Big... Read more »
René Pinnell says he and his wife Selena Pinnell were “blown away” by the virtual reality projects their friends were creating in 2014, so they looked for an entrepreneurial niche that would allow them to support such artists.
That year the... Read more »