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Five Years After Y Combinator First Admits Biotechs, They're Dug In

Five Years After Y Combinator First Admits Biotechs, They're Dug In

1 month ago   |   Xconomy

Five years ago, the big tech incubator Y Combinator started to welcome life sciences companies into its sizable startup classes, which had previously nurtured entrepreneurs in...
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Mercato, Grocery Delivery Startup For “Indie” Retailers, Gets $4M

Mercato, Grocery Delivery Startup For “Indie” Retailers, Gets $4M

4 monthes ago   |   Xconomy

Delivery services such as Shipt and Instacart deliver groceries to customers' doorsteps daily. Amazon and Walmart also offer the service, albeit only for their own stores...
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VC Trends in 2019: More Money, Fewer Deals But Women Still Get Less

VC Trends in 2019: More Money, Fewer Deals But Women Still Get Less

7 monthes ago   |   Xconomy

If you've been following venture capital trends, what you expected to happen in the first quarter of 2019 did: More money is being invested in fewer deals, and women founders...
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Big Deals, Life Sciences Push U.S. VC in 2018 to Dot-Com Boom Levels

Big Deals, Life Sciences Push U.S. VC in 2018 to Dot-Com Boom Levels

10 monthes ago   |   Xconomy   |   3 articles

Venture capital investments rose in 2018 to levels not seen since the heady days of 2000, the last year U.S. startups collectively took in more than $100 billion. That's...
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Big Deals, Life Sciences Push U.S. VC in 2018 to Dot-Com Boom Levels

Big Deals, Life Sciences Push U.S. VC in 2018 to Dot-Com Boom Levels

10 monthes ago   |   Xconomy   |   3 articles

Venture capital investments rose in 2018 to levels not seen since the heady days of 2000, the last year U.S. startups collectively took in more than $100 billion. That's...
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IPOs Will Strip Veils From Uber & Lyft's Financials, Strategies

IPOs Will Strip Veils From Uber & Lyft's Financials, Strategies

11 monthes ago   |   Xconomy

The IPO of any private company comes as the resolution of a mystery, as closely-held details about its financial performance and strategies are revealed. But the suspense is...
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Domino Data Lab Raises $40M To Manage Clients' Predictive Models

Domino Data Lab Raises $40M To Manage Clients' Predictive Models

One year ago   |   Xconomy

Domino Data Lab , which provides a test bed to aid in the development of predictive models, as well as tools to monitor models in use, announced today it has raised $40 million...
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Double-Digit Funding Rounds for Fintech Startups BlueVine, Chime, Marqeta

Double-Digit Funding Rounds for Fintech Startups BlueVine, Chime, Marqeta

One year ago   |   Xconomy

A trio of Bay Area fintech companies announced fundraising rounds in the double-digit millions over the past week to help build out their alternative services in small business...
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Bunker, Startup That Helps Insure Gig Workers, Nabs Cash from Chubb

Bunker, Startup That Helps Insure Gig Workers, Nabs Cash from Chubb

One year ago   |   Xconomy

Many people assume that the growing “ gig economy ” presents few barriers to entry for workers who want to, say, start driving for Uber, or shopping for the grocery delivery...
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Chasing Amazon: Target Buys Shipt, Techstars Teams Up With Rakuten

Chasing Amazon: Target Buys Shipt, Techstars Teams Up With Rakuten

One year ago   |   Xconomy

Corporate America's acquisition game in online retail and e-commerce is continuing, this time with Target buying Birmingham, AL-based startup Shipt for $550 million. The deal...
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World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

2nd International Conference on Tissue Science and Regenerative Medicine

This conference is designed for experts in academia and industries working in the tissue science and regenerative field, this conference will examine cutting-edge research in... Read more ...

IAmScience Clayton Kranawetter

IAmScience Clayton Kranawetter

By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Taking things apart to figure out how they function was a huge part of Clayton Kranawetter's childhood. From dismantling his parents' old computer to... Read more ...

Cellular “Cleaners” More Active in Quiet Brains

Cellular “Cleaners” More Active in Quiet Brains

Like a robot vacuum for your brain, immune cells called microglia survey around and hoover up the neuro-equivalent of crumbs and dirt. But for the first time Mayo researchers... Read more ...

ResTORbio's Respiratory Drug Flunks Phase 3 Test, Shattering Shares

ResTORbio's Respiratory Drug Flunks Phase 3 Test, Shattering Shares

A resTORbio respiratory drug has failed a late-stage test, and the company is stopping further development of the compound for lung infections in elderly patients. In the first... Read more ...

Biotech Roundup: Gottlieb v. Juul, Solid Slumps, Avidity Gets $100M & More

Biotech Roundup: Gottlieb v. Juul, Solid Slumps, Avidity Gets $100M & More

Lung injuries connected to the use of electronic cigarettes have topped 2,000 and killed 40 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's still... Read more ...

Daré to Add Microchip-Based Birth Control to Women's Health Portfolio

Daré to Add Microchip-Based Birth Control to Women's Health Portfolio

The list of activities our smartphones can control grows daily. Transfer money? It's simple. Order groceries? That, too. Turn off the bedroom lights? Check. How about... Read more ...

Webinar Summary: Need accurate isoform-level characterization? Iso-Seq is...

Webinar Summary: Need accurate isoform-level characterization? Iso-Seq is the answer

Traditional RNA-Seq is done by fragmenting cDNA, and then sequencing the fragmented reads with paired-end sequencing. The problem comes when trying to identify the full-length... Read more ...

Could the Lifesaving Promises of Golden Rice FINALLY be Realized?

Could the Lifesaving Promises of Golden Rice FINALLY be Realized?

On this page we usually tout the newest examples of biotechnology innovation: jet fuels made from algae ; gene edited bananas that resist disease; soil microbes that reduce the... Read more ...

Identification of urban particulate matter-induced disruption of human...

Exposure to air particulate matter is associated with various diseases in the human respiratory system. To date, most in vitro studies showing cellular responses to PM have... Read more ...

SEQdata-BEACON: a comprehensive database of sequencing performance and...

The sequencing platform BGISEQ-500 is based on DNBSEQ technology and provides high throughput with low costs. This sequencer has been widely used in various areas of scientific... Read more ...

Success tips from women in science, for girls who want to go into science

Learning from mentors, taking chances and showing passion go a long way... Read more ...