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Aspen Neuroscience raises $70M for its experimental Parkinson’s Disease treatment

Since 2012, Dr. Jeanne Loring, the founder of the eponymous Loring Lab at Scripps Research, has been thinking about how to use pluripotent stem cells as a potential treatment for Parkinson Disease.
Security lapse exposed Republican voter firm’s internal app code

Security lapse exposed Republican voter firm’s internal app code

A voter contact and canvassing company, used exclusively by Republican political campaigns, mistakenly left an unprotected copy of its app’s code on its website for anyone to find. The company,

LetsBeatCOVID.net launches to track the spread of the Coronavirus in the UK/US

A startup behind one of the world’s most successful tech platforms for doctors has launched a new initiative to try and track the spread of the Coronavirus, initially in the UK but soon in the US.
Uptrust raises new money to fight mass incarceration with technology

Uptrust raises new money to fight mass incarceration with technology

While most technology companies are building up a surveillance state to serve political powers and private profiteering, Uptrust is using some of those same tools to make it easier to move people out

Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

TC Sessions: Mobility is back in San Jose on May 14, and we’re excited to give the first peek of what and who is coming to the main stage. We’re not revealing everything just yet, but already this

Innovaccer wants to be the service that unifies all healthcare data

The holy grail for technology companies working in the healthcare industry is becoming the gateway for all healthcare data. Big legacy providers like Epic and Cerner are trying to reach out to
Kleiner Perkins has already blown through much of the $600 million it raised last year

Kleiner Perkins has already blown through much of the $600 million it raised last year

Kleiner Perkins, one of the most storied franchises in venture capital, has already invested much of the $600 million it raised last year and is now going back out to the market to raise its 19th

Uber's CEO Made a Huge Mistake, and It Just May Signal the End of Uber

By allowing founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick to walk away, Dara Khosrowshahi lost more than experience. He lost a key part of Uber's heart and soul.

GitGuardian raises $12M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’ GitHub leaks

Data breaches that could cause millions of dollars in potential damages have been the bane of the life of many a company. What’s required is a great deal of real-time monitoring. The problem is that
Heliogen’s new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing

Heliogen’s new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing

Last Monday a group of millionaires and billionaires took a trip to an industrial site in Lancaster, Calif. to witness the achievement of what could represent a giant leap forward in the effort to
What Pokémon Go and Angelina Jolie can teach high-end fashion retail

What Pokémon Go and Angelina Jolie can teach high-end fashion retail

The insight came from founders of two of fashion's most buzzy independent labels of recent years, Pyer Moss and Vetements.
Trulia founder Pete Flint backs real estate startup Modus

Trulia founder Pete Flint backs real estate startup Modus

Modus raises $12.5 million Series A co-led by NFX’s Pete Flint and Niki Pezeshki of Felicis Ventures.

Steve Jobs Used the 30 Percent Rule to Bring Apple Back From the Dead (It'll Work for You, Too)

By focusing on the best of the best, Jobs transformed Apple into one of the most valuable companies in the world.

We Asked Inc. 5000 Honorees for the Best and Worst Advice They've Ever Received

Well-intentioned advice isn't always good advice. Here's some of the worst--and best--business advice these 2019 Inc. 5000 honorees have ever received.
Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $140 million for its 3-D printed rockets

Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $140 million for its 3-D printed rockets

With $140 million in new financing, Relativity Space is now one step closer to fulfilling its founders’ vision of making the first rockets on Mars. Tagging along for the ride are a motley assortment

This Founder Learned a Major Leadership Lesson After Making Her First Hires

Simple Mills founder and CEO Kaitlin Smith learned a key lesson while building her team: people like to make their own mistakes. Here's how Smith learned to become a leader of people, not just a
The portrait of an avatar as a young artist

The portrait of an avatar as a young artist

Alice Lloyd George Contributor Share on Twitter Alice Lloyd George is an early stage investor based in New York and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier

How Ugg Went From West Coast Surf Shops to Billions in Sales

After a disappointing first year of sales, Ugg founder Brian Smith realized he was sending the wrong message to his target market. He swapped the company's sleek ads for authentic surfing shots--and

‘Breaking Into Startups’: Torch CEO and Well Clinic founder Cameron Yarbrough on mental health & coaching

There has long been a stigma associated with therapy and mental health coaching, a stigma that is even more pronounced in the business world, despite considerable evidence of the efficacy of services.