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Where top VCs are investing in digital health

Where top VCs are investing in digital health The world of healthcare has notoriously been described as “broken” — plagued with high-friction workflows, sky-high costs and convoluted business models. Over the past several years, a long list of innovative startups and salivating venture investors have pinned their focus on repairing the healthcare […]

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The man behind Bezos’ next lunar guidance system talks future tech

The man behind Bezos’ next lunar guidance system talks future tech Draper, the MIT spin-off engineering lab, is famed for developing the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (not Draper Esprit, I hasten to add). Ken Gabriel, President and CEO, also recently made a major announcement. Blue Origin has now partnered with Lockheed Martin […]

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You’ve heard of CRISPR, now meet its newer, savvier cousin CRISPR Prime

You’ve heard of CRISPR, now meet its newer, savvier cousin CRISPR Prime CRISPR, the revolutionary ability to snip out and alter genes with scissor-like precision, has exploded in popularity over the last few years and is generally seen as the standalone wizard of modern gene-editing. However, it’s not a perfect system, sometimes […]

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A chat about UK deep tech and spin-out success with Octopus Ventures

A chat about UK deep tech and spin-out success with Octopus Ventures New research commissioned by UK VC firm Octopus Ventures has put a spotlight on which of the country’s higher education institutions are doing the most to support spin outs. The report compiles a ranking of universities, foregrounding those with a […]

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Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India

Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. This preventable disease kills around 67,000 women in India every year, more than 25% of the 260,000 deaths worldwide. Effective screening and early detection can help reduce its incidence, […]

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Medopad raises $25M led by Bayer to develop biomarkers tracked via apps and wearables

Medopad raises M led by Bayer to develop biomarkers tracked via apps and wearables Medopad, the UK startup that has been working with Tencent to develop AI-based methods for building and tracking “digital” biomarkers — measurable indicators of the progression of illnesses and diseases that are picked up not with blood samples […]

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WeFarm rakes in $13M to grow its marketplace and network for independent farmers

WeFarm rakes in M to grow its marketplace and network for independent farmers Huge networks like Facebook and LinkedIn have a huge gravitational force in the world of social media — the size of their audiences make them important platforms for advertising and those who want information (for better or worse) to […]

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Will unreliable research bury your healthcare startup?

Will unreliable research bury your healthcare startup? For healthtech founders and funders, scientific claims and conclusions are more than policy — business models depend upon the lucid appraisal of clinical problems, evaluating inadequacies in current standards of care, a clear understanding of disease pathways, and designing superior interventions.  At each step along […]

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Molecule.one uses machine learning to make synthesizing new drugs a snap

Molecule.one uses machine learning to make synthesizing new drugs a snap Say you’re a pharmaceutical company. You’ve figured out that a novel molecule could be effective in treating an illness — but that molecule only exists in a simulation. How do you actually make it, and enough of it, to test in […]

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Biology as technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries

Biology as technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7 billion under management. More posts by this contributor The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants A people-first view of investing in innovation or […]

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