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West Coast Biotech Roundup: Adaptive, Synthorx, USC v. UCSD, 23andMe

The West Coast, according to the self-aggrandizing myth, is a place of re-invention, non-conformism, un-convention. You see this box, man? Our brains are over here, thinking outside of it. It’s all good. Just ask Don Draper. Sometimes it just leads to a new Coke commercial, at least in Mad Men’s retelling of the tale, but […]

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Wisconsin Roundup: Gener8tor, Epic, Lucigen, 3D Printing, & More

Here are some of the latest headlines in Wisconsin’s technology and innovation community: —Gener8tor, the startup accelerator with locations in Milwaukee and Madison, came in at number 14 in a ranking of the best-performing accelerators nationwide. It was the first time Gener8tor submitted data to the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, an annual study conducted by […]

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Booker to Expand with $35M Series C Round from Medina, First Data

Scheduling and management service Booker landed a $35 million Series C funding round led by Medina Capital, along with an investment from international payment processor First Data. Booker, based in New York, plans to use the money to expand the number of products it offers and the number of businesses it serves. The company sells […]

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Fears Percolate as Billion-Dollar Private Company Valuations Climb

There are 73 private companies in the world with valuations of more than $1 billion, up from 40 just one year ago, according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal yesterday. Some of those 40 companies are no longer on the list. Beats, valued in February 2014 at $1.1 billion, was sold to […]

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Madison’s Tech Future: 5 Ways It Could Succeed, 5 Ways It Could Fail

Silicon Valley wasn’t built overnight. Neither were smaller, newer tech startup hubs like Austin, TX, and Boulder, CO. In the Midwest, Madison, WI, hasn’t yet reached that level, but the city is gradually and quietly positioning itself to at least join the conversation. Xconomy has been closely following Madison’s aspirations to be a healthtech startup […]

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Madison, WI-based Mobile Gaming Startup PerBlue Raises $3M

[Updated 5/30/14, 11:02 am. See below.] PerBlue, a Madison, WI-based mobile game developer, has raised $3 million in venture capital from investors, including Chicago-based Lightbank. There are eight investors in the equity raise that totals just shy of $3 million, a new SEC filing shows. Lightbank is leading the funding round, which marks the VC […]

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Why It’s Time to Retire the Term “Life Sciences”

I originally thought about titling this piece “Life Sciences, Biosciences, BioPharma, Biotech, and Healthcare: What’s the Difference?” but that was simply too unwieldy. Many people use these terms interchangeably without thinking about what they specifically refer to, and which types of jobs and activities they encompass. Are they all the same thing? I don’t think […]

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15 Places to Turn for Technology News That Really Matters

Nobody on their deathbed says they wish they’d spent more time reading tech blogs. Don’t get me wrong: It’s great that consumers and entrepreneurs have so many places today to get news about the world of Internet startups, mobile devices, software, and venture investing. Back in 1998-2001, the last time things were this crazy in […]

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12 Things the Pharma Industry Can Do to Rebuild Real Public Trust

Remember when Merck was the most admired company in America? When pharmaceutical companies ranked among the most respected of all industries, because of their achievements for human health and well-being? I don’t. I was born in 1975, putting me smack in Generation X. I started paying attention to the business of biomedical innovation, as a […]

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ActionX Emerges From Stealth With $3M From SoftBank, Verizon, Others

New York-based ActionX, a developer of a platform that brands can use to reach more consumers via their behavior on mobile apps, emerged from stealth mode Monday. The company announced it raised $3 million in Series A funding from SoftBankCapital, Verizon Investments, AOL Ventures, Lerer Ventures, and Golden Venture Partners, with participation by angel investors. […]

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