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September 5, 2016

10 biotech start ups making waves in silicon valley

Within the  two-square-mile patch of South San Francisco bustles with over 70 biotech firms, including Genentech, Amgen and Exelixis, an equally influential geography has grown along the Lemanic Arc of Switzerland and into the heart of Basel, where pharma giants like Novartis, Actelion and Roche (which acquired Genentech in 2009) have their headquarters. 
The biggest biotech start up with over $9 billion valuation is undoubtedly Theranos.  Its breakthrough advancements have made it possible to quickly process the full range of  240 tests lab tests from a few drops of blood. However some of the newer wave of biotech start ups are pushing the limts of science, take for example Twist Bioscience which is developing data storage for synthetic DNA . Another new kid on the block which has caught investors eye is Koniku . The start up is specializing in neuro-computing by building co-processors made of biological neurons that work alongside traditional silicon processors. 

Last year was the biggest ever for venture capital funding into the biotech sector with over $7.4bn invested, according to a report from MoneyTree, The most popular food tech startup,  is Hampton Creek, which is trying to reinvent mayonnaise, has reportedly stretched the truth of their science by  creating food by eliminating animal products.One of the things they are trying to do is to replace eggs with by growing plants in a lab has already raised $120million

July 21, 2016

funding clean technology start ups : 5 VC’s that funds upto $10million

These are Among the biggest early stage investors in United States across medical and healthcare Categorry

Rockfort Capital :based out of Boston and invests across advanced hydrocarbons, renewable energy,sustainability and smart grid technologies.It generally funds  start ups from 5$milion to $25million : contact  them

Hercules Capital :based out of  ElmHurst ,illinois provide seed, start up  as well as late stage funding. It has more than 20 start ups in its porfolio.Blurb, Tapjoy and Transmedics are among them.You can directly connect them here

CIT Gap Fund : based out of Virginia mainly invests across seed and early stage.It invests across Biotech, healthcare and life sciences  Among its portfolio. Funding size : $0.1million to $5million. Connect with them

Epic  Ventures :based out of Idaho, rexburg provides  seed and  early stage funding in the range of $1- $5milion.With a fund size of more than. $170million, its highest funding has been upto $5million. Connect with them

Redpoint Ventures based out of Menlo park, California: It provides early stage investments from $1million to $5million.With a huge $2.5billion fund size, it invests across consumer products, media, internet,technology. Connect with them
Healthcare VC Firms | FindTheCompany

November 21, 2015

August 22, 2015

the biggest women powered :start ups : Theranos

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" elizabeth holmes  founded theranos when she was 19"

ELIZABETH HOLMES:  The women behind the biggest disruption in the Biotech industry whose personal estimate of wealth stands at $4.5billion and she is just  31, and resides Paulo Alto California

TURNING POINT: Holmes uncle died early due to blood cancer which led to her dropping out of her sophomore year at Stanford University to launch a blood testing firm " THERANOS" a medical diagnostics company

 THE BIG IDEA :the 19-year-old chemical engineering major started a company to develop her idea for a hand-held medical device, which  read  the amount of blood and produce a real-time assessment of how a drug is interacting with the body in  just one minute .THERANOS blood testing kit s cheaper and faster besides being more accurate and less painful than other methods and tests, is now available at 41 Theranos labs in Walgreens . Theranos recently received a $400 million from venuture investors

DISRUPTIVE QUOTIENT  :Theranos seeks to integrate technology, medical systems and healthcare technology to make medecine and healthcare delivery systems more personalized

VC FUNDING TIMELINE  : VC  Funding at Theranos has been quite active

  •  $45M / Venture Jul 8, 2010 
  •  $32.4M / Series C Nov 17, 2006 Investors: ATA Ventures Continental Ventures Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) Tako Ventures The Lawrence J. Ellison Revocable Trust 
  • $9.1M / Series B Feb 21, 2006 Investors: ATA Ventures Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)
  •  $5.8M / Series A Feb 11, 2005 Investors: Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) - 
source ; crunchbase/Fortune