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LocalGlobe partner Julia Hawkins discusses femtech’s risks and rewards

LocalGlobe partner Julia Hawkins discusses femtech’s risks and rewards London-based seed fund LocalGlobe is incredibly active at the early-stage end of the startup pipeline with a broad focus across multiple sectors and areas, including health. We interviewed partner Julia Hawkins about the opportunities and risks related to femtech investing in light of […]

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Codagenix raises $20 million for a new flu vaccine and other therapies

Codagenix raises million for a new flu vaccine and other therapies Coadagenix, a company developing vaccines and viral therapies for illnesses ranging from the flu and respiratory viruses to dengue fever has raised $20 million in a new round of financing. The company’s new investment round was led by Adjuvant Capital with […]

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Kids with lazy eye can be treated just by letting them watch TV on this special screen

Kids with lazy eye can be treated just by letting them watch TV on this special screen Amblyopia, commonly called lazy eye, is a medical condition that adversely affects the eyesight of millions, but if caught early can be cured altogether — unfortunately this usually means months of wearing an eye patch. […]

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Oscar Health now has 400,000 members and expects to bring in $2 billion by the end of 2020

Oscar Health now has 400,000 members and expects to bring in billion by the end of 2020 Oscar Health, the upstart healthcare insurance company and technology developer, expects to have roughly 400,000 members insured under its healthcare plans, who collectively will bring in roughly $2 billion in revenue for the company by […]

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CES was a snoozefest

CES was a snoozefest At a certain point during the last week, I found myself wandering the halls of CES, looking for the gadget that would fix all of my problems. Maybe it’s the modern condition, or just a sign of having been involved in this industry for far too long. Technology, […]

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A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings

A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings This story was reported in partnership with health news site The Mighty. Every day, millions of new medical images containing the personal health information of patients are spilling out onto the internet. Hundreds of hospitals, medical offices and imaging centers are […]

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A sex tech startup’s triumphant return to CES

A sex tech startup’s triumphant return to CES When the Lora DiCarlo wagon finally arrives, the rolling glass box’s back door opens and another journalist pops out to get on his way. The sex tech company has a week packed full with 20-minute rolling interviews with a curious tech press. No time […]

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Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges to improve 2030

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges to improve 2030 Mark Zuckerberg won’t be spending 2020 focused on wearing ties, learning Mandarin, or just fixing Facebook. “Rather than having year-to-year challenges, I’ve tried to think about what I hope the world and my life will look in 2030” he wrote today on Facebook. As you […]

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ClassPass, finally a unicorn, raises $285 million in new funding

ClassPass, finally a unicorn, raises 5 million in new funding ClassPass has today announced the close of a $285 million Series E funding round led by L Catterton and Apax Digital, with participation from existing investor Temasek. This latest round brings ClassPass’s valuation to $1 billion. We had heard this round was […]

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Huami and Studio take on Peloton with the Amazfit HomeStudio treadmill

Huami and Studio take on Peloton with the Amazfit HomeStudio treadmill Chinese wearable company Huami and fitness startup Studio are teaming up to build a connected treadmill, which they unveiled today as part of Huami’s keynote as CES. The most notable feature of the Amazfit HomeStudio is its lack of a traditional […]

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