6 min read · From 2019 · I've noticed that raising money for a biotech or other life science company in 2019 looks a lot like raising money for a tech company 10 years ago. Since then, fundamental forces caused fundraising…
~20 min read · From 2016 · In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology.
5 min read · May 4th · Biotech firm Oxitec launches controversial field test of its insects in Florida after years of push-back from residents and regulatory complications.
The experiment, launched this week in the Florida Keys — over the objections of some local critics — tests a method for suppressing populations of wild Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which can carry diseases such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
~13 min read · May 18th · Innovations in biotech, energy, and space could drive the next generation of prosperity—if we let it happen.
As we begin to limit and reverse aging, medical spending—currently 17.7 percent of GDP—will decline as we reduce illnesses associated with old age, leaving more resources for other pursuits. People will have longer productive lives.
5 min read · From 2019 · Here’s what we learned after analyzing 1,227 biotech startup pitches. “I invested in biotech once, and it only took me 12 years…to lose all my money.” As venture capitalists investing in highly…
9 min read · 2020-03-17 · With YC's W20 Demo Day coming in at nearly 200 companies, we've decided to split our recap into multiple posts for easier reading. These are the Healthcare/Biotech, Fintech, and Non-profit companies.
~20 min read · From 2016 · In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of…
20+ min read · Nov 25th · We are bringing you the complete story of uBiome. It was a biotech company with promise: charismatic leaders, an exciting product and lots of venture-capital funding. So why did the FBI end up raiding…
5 min read · 2020-03-13 · Before there were any cases of novel coronavirus confirmed in South Korea, one of the country's biotech firms had begun preparing to make testing kits to identify the disease.
2019-12-29 · Whether you're concerned about the state of the environment or are focused on your own health concerns, there are more than a few reasons to consider a plant-based diet. Eating Animals by Jonathan…
From 2018 · Barely 2 years after enrolling its first patient, a small biotech company has shown the worth of the first drug deliberately targeted to any solid tumor carrying a specific mutation. The mutation is…
3 min read · Apr 14th · Sajith Wickramasekara was just 24 when he got on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his biotech R&D startup Benchling. Now his company is worth $4 billion with a new $200 million round led by Sequoia.