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Found’s Swathy Prithivi and Atomic’s Jordan Kong on TechCrunch Live

Swathy Prithivi started Found with the goal of improving the journey of weight loss. The company quickly discovered a huge demand and rapidly scaled its operations and expanded throughout the […]




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Concert Bio lands seed round to fix hydroponic farming’s ‘dirty secret’

If the world wants to feed 10 billion people in 2050, it’ll need to find a better way to grow food. Today, about half the world’s habitable land is devoted […]




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3 tips for biotech startups seeking non-dilutive capital to survive the downturn

James Coates Contributor James Coates is the Health and Human Performance principal at Decisive Point, a venture capital and advisory firm that invests in and supports startups with emerging defense […]




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Meta Pharmaceuticals lands $15M to make autoimmune drugs with AI, new immuno-metabolism tech

Biotech startup Meta Pharmaceuticals sets itself an ambitious goal as it secures its initial investment. The Shenzhen-based company, which sets out to develop treatments for autoimmune diseases with the help […]







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Mayfield’s Arvind Gupta discusses startup fundraising during a downturn

Between his roles as co-leader of Mayfield Fund’s engineering biology practice and founder at IndieBio, Arvind Gupta reviewed approximately 470 startup pitches last year. He characterizes his process as “simple,” […]







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Sectors where New Zealand startups are poised to win

As a remote island nation in the middle of the South Pacific, New Zealand is experiencing the stirrings of a burgeoning startup scene. The country has historically been capital-starved, but […]




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Phylagen, which tracks indoor microbiomes, says it’s right now “racing to meet demand”

Two years into a worldwide pandemic, outfits around the globe are wrestling with how to resume their in-person operations safely. Consider that Apple just scrapped its office-return deadline, while Google, […]




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Primer Sazze Partners closes $127M second fund aimed at South Korean entrepreneurs

Primer Sazze Partners, a San Jose-based venture capital firm, announced today it has raised its second fund at $127 million (150 billion won) to invest in startups founded by Korean […]