Author: Annie Massa Bloomberg.com
April 13th, 2018
Two years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneurial guru Eric Ries hatched a plan to bring one of his boldest ideas to life. His Long-Term Stock Exchange, which he first suggested in the epilogue to his 2011 bestseller, The Lean Startup, would address the investor shortsightedness that drives startup founders crazy.
Over time he sketched out rules. Companies listing on the exchange would give more voting power to shareholders who stuck around longer. They wouldn’t be allowed to link executive pay to quarterly earnings. It turns out, however, that selling Wall Street on a more patient stock market can’t be done in a hurry.
Will Wall Street Buy Into the Slow Stocks Movement?
Nvidia Invests In Deepgram
For The Future Of Voice Recognition
Author: Savannah Dowling Crunchbase.com
March 30th, 2018
Deepgram previously raised seed funding from Boost VC in November 2015. The startup participated in Y Combinator’s winter 2016 batch after receiving a $120,000 investment from the accelerator. Later in September 2017, Deepgram raised $1.8 million in new financing led by Y Combinator and Compound with Zillionize Angel, Fenox Venture Capital, 1517 Fund, and Ludlow Ventures also participating in the round.
23andMe Just Got FDA Approval for a DNA Cancer Test
Author: Kristen V. Brown Bloomberg.com
January 22, 2019
DNA testing company 23andMe Inc. said it has gotten the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer consumers a test for a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome.
23andMe said it will now be able to tell customers whether they have two genetic variants that influence MUTYH-associated polyposis, a rare
condition associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The FDA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Velano Vascular raises $17 million for a
needle-free blood draw device
Author: Berenice Magistretti VentureBeat.com
March 7th, 2017
Blood drawing and testing may have been tainted by the Theranos scandal last year, but that hasn’t kept investors from backing Velano Vascular. The San Francisco-based startup, which has developed a needle-free device to draw blood, today announced a new investment of $17 million. This technology could reduce the risks of injuries for patients who suffer from difficult venous access due to weight, chronic disease, and other issues.
United Airlines is testing a novel way to bump passengers
Author: A.W Economist.com
June 18th, 2017
IT IS a classic traveller’s dilemma: you are waiting in the boarding area for your flight, and an airline employee asks over the loudspeaker if anyone is willing to be bumped in exchange for a voucher. You like the idea of sacrificing the unimportant meeting you were scheduled to attend in return for a few hundred dollars of travel credit. Then again you do not fancy explaining this to your colleagues, or sitting about in an airport for three hours
waiting for the next flight.
Now imagine that instead of having to make this decision just before you board, you could do it do it several days in advance, in the comfort of your home. Changes the equation a bit, does it not?
A Silicon Valley startup guru is building a new stock exchange designed to stop destructive short-term thinking from CEOs
Author: Nathan McAlone BusinessInsider.com
June 13th, 2016
Silicon Valley startup guru Eric Ries is building a new US stock exchange meant to stop “self-destructive behavior” tied to public markets.
Ries is an entrepreneur most famous for his wildly popular book “The Lean Startup,” which serves as a guide for startup founders trying to survive while boosting innovation. It promotes ideas like getting out a
“minimum viable product” to solicit feedback.
Ries explored the idea of a new stock exchange that would focus more on long-term results in that 2011 book, but no one took up his call to create one. Now he has decided to do it himself, and has raised a seed round of funding from 30 investors including Marc Andreessen,
Meteor 1.3 released, Databricks gives developers new APIs, and Google Cloud Platform joins Node.js Foundation
Author: Christina Cardoza and Madison Moore SD Times
March 30th, 2016
Meteor 1.3 includes better support for application testing. It also includes core support for both unit and integration tests. Meteor 1.3 supports a standards-compliant module system that integrates seamlessly with Node and npm. For mobile developers, Meteor 1.3 provides a more robust hot code push system for Cordova apps, according to Meteor’s blog