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Venture Funds, Mergers in A.I. Up Sharply in 2018

Glasses, computer screens

Start-up companies working in artificial intelligence scored sizeable increases in venture financing, and were highly prized acquisition targets in 2018, a new analysis shows. . . . → Read More: Venture Funds, Mergers in A.I. Up Sharply in 2018

Biogen Acquires Gene Therapy Company in $800M Deal

Eye exam

A company developing treatments for inherited eye diseases that replace malfunctioning with healthy genes is being acquired by biotechnology company Biogen. . . . → Read More: Biogen Acquires Gene Therapy Company in $800M Deal

Gene Therapy Company Acquired in $4.3B Deal

Retinal gene therapy

Spark Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that pioneered gene therapies, is being acquired by drug maker Roche Group in a deal valued at $4.3 billion. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Company Acquired in $4.3B Deal

Start-Up Raises $10.5M for Precision Immunotherapies

Business newspaper

A new biotechnology enterprise developing personalized treatments that harness the immune system to treat cancer is raising $10.5 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Raises $10.5M for Precision Immunotherapies

MIT Spins-Off 32 Start-Ups in 2018

Lesley Millar-Nicholson

Research done at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018 led to creation of 32 new start-up enterprises as well as hundreds of licenses and patents. . . . → Read More: MIT Spins-Off 32 Start-Ups in 2018

Company to Stop Cancer Spread, Relapse Raises $60.8M

Cancer magnified

A new company formed to commercialize research that aims to prevent cancer from spreading or recurring is raising $60.75 million in its first venture financing. . . . → Read More: Company to Stop Cancer Spread, Relapse Raises $60.8M

Venture Fund Formed to Back Longevity Research

Older hands on keyboard

A new venture capital fund is being formed to finance start-up companies developing technologies that aim to extend healthy human life spans. . . . → Read More: Venture Fund Formed to Back Longevity Research

Expanding Gel Pill Designed for Long-Term Diagnostics

Expanding ingestible get

An ingestible gel capsule is shown in tests with animals to expand and reside in the stomach for as long as a month for delivering drugs or monitoring bodily functions. . . . → Read More: Expanding Gel Pill Designed for Long-Term Diagnostics

Start-Ups Saying No Thanks to Venture Capital

Calculator cash calendar

Yesterday, we reported on 2018 being a banner year for venture capital, but the New York Times says a movement of entrepreneurs is looking for other ways to raise money. . . . → Read More: Start-Ups Saying No Thanks to Venture Capital

Infographic – Venture Finance Reaching Dot-Com Levels

Venture capital by year

Venture funding last year totaled $99.5 billion, the largest annual outlay since 2000. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Venture Finance Reaching Dot-Com Levels