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October 30, 2015

Healthcare start ups unicorns with over a billion dollar valuations

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Healthcare Start ups with over a Billion dollars valutions. 

The list is lead by Theranos. Theranos proposes to provide medical information at a very low cost. The company was founded by Elizabeth Holmes who was a student at Stanford University’s School of Engineering. The company is valued at $9billion with 3 rounds of funding which is  worth $400million. Their valuation to funding is 22.5 : 1

No 2 is Stemcentrix which is valued at $5billion, and has been funded to the tune of  $250million
Founded in 2008 by Bian Slingerland who is also a co-founder.Stemcentrx is one of a few companies looking to treat cancers by killing cancer stem cells, or cells thought to initiate tumor.

Ranked no 3 in valuation is Moderna with $3 billion, with investment of $675 million and was founded in 2010 by CEO: St├ęphane Bancel.  The company's funding to valuation is 4 : 1
The company has enticed investors with technology that promises to expand the market for biotech drugs with new kinds of medicines called messenger RNA therapeutics that can trigger cells to produce almost any protein