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These new data sources are creating high-impact tools for investors

These new data sources are creating high-impact tools for investors David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is an advisor to emerging investment managers and a Venture Partner with HOF Capital. He was previously a partner for 8 years with HOF Capital and ff Venture Capital. David writes regularly at teten.com […]

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No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that

No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that Depending on which study you believe, the wearable and digital health market could be worth anywhere from $30 billion to nearly $90 billion in the next six years. If the numbers around the […]

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Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more

Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more Editor’s note Due to bad travel logistics (thanks SFO), I wasn’t able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry about that. Instead, here is everything we published this week on Extra Crunch in […]

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Protein replacement startups are coming for food additives as Shiru launches from Y Combinator

Protein replacement startups are coming for food additives as Shiru launches from Y Combinator Shiru, a new company that’s launching from the latest batch of Y Combinator-backed startups, is joining the ranks of the businesses angling for a spot at the vanguard of the new food technology revolution. The company was founded […]

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Lux Capital just closed on a whopping $1 billion in capital, doubling the amount of money it manages

Lux Capital just closed on a whopping billion in capital, doubling the amount of money it manages When founders think about the venture firms most likely to invest in space or robotics or other bleeding edge technologies, a handful of firms tend to jump immediately to mind. One of these is Lux […]

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J&J spends $3.4 billion in cash for Auris Health’s lung cancer diagnostics and surgical robots

J&J spends .4 billion in cash for Auris Health’s lung cancer diagnostics and surgical robots Johnson & Johnson’s robotic surgery and medical device division, Ethicon, is dropping $3.4 billion in cash to pick up Auris Health, a developer of robotic diagnostics and surgical devices initially focused on detecting and treating lung cancer. […]

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Former eBay product chief RJ Pittman takes the reins at 3D capture company Matterport

Former eBay product chief RJ Pittman takes the reins at 3D capture company Matterport Matterport, a provider of 3D image capture technology, has named former eBay chief product officer RJ Pittman as its new chief executive. Pittman will take the reins from former chief executive Bill Brown, who will continue to advise […]

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RDMD attacks rare diseases with data mined from health records

RDMD attacks rare diseases with data mined from health records You wouldn’t expect a medical app to get its start as a Snapchat competitor. Neither did video chat startup TapTalk’s founder Onno Faber. But four years ago he was diagnosed with a rare disease called Neurofibromatosis Type 2 that caused tumors leading Onno to […]

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Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information

Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information  When Google was founded in 1998, its goal was to organize the world’s information. And for the most part, mission accomplished — but in 19 years the goal post has moved forward and indexing and usefully presenting information isn’t enough. As […]

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