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Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I profiled an e-commerce startup Part & […]

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Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri

Boston gets a new biotech accelerator with the launch of Petri As biotechnology becomes more central to new innovations in healthcare, material science, and manufacturing, one of the nation’s research hubs is getting a new accelerator called Petri to launch companies focused on the commercialization of new technologies. Backed by the Boston-based […]

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Cannabis processing startups hope to unlock new chemicals and treatments

Cannabis processing startups hope to unlock new chemicals and treatments Jeff Ubersax knows yeast. The chief executive officer of Demetrix studied yeast genetics and biochemistry in school and was an early employee at Amyris Biotechnologies, a technology company that was using fermentation to make biofuels back in the early days of the […]

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With $90 million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food

With million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food Continuing its quest to become the Amazon Web Services for biomanufacturing, <a href=”http://ginkgobioworks.com/”>Ginkgo Bioworks has launched a new spinoff called Motif Ingredients with $90 million in funding to develop proteins that can serve as meat and […]

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Gingko Bioworks secures $275 million in Series D, valuing the company at over $1 billion

Gingko Bioworks secures 5 million in Series D, valuing the company at over billion  Boston biotech startup Gingko Bioworks has announced the raise of $275 million in Series D funding to build out its Bioworks3 production facility. The funding comes from previous investors Viking Global, Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund, Cascade Investment, Bill Gates, […]

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