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Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

Seven African-focused companies, as part of the Y Combinator's 200 Winter 2019 Grade 200 startups, seem to account for only a small portion of such a large category, But it represents the growing importance of African companies in the YC universe. According to YC spokesperson Lindsay Amos, since 2016, the ...

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XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

As healthcare shifts to gene-customized treatment, one of the biggest obstacles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of rapid, low-cost genetic testing. Few people are more familiar with Karim Mill than the problem of today's genetic diagnostic tools. He is the founder of the 52-year-old XGenomes who has been ...

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It’s a new era for fertility tech

It’s a new era for fertility tech

Women’s health has long been lacking in technological innovation, but this has begun to change in terms of fertility choices. Start-ups in this area are securing hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital investments, which has greatly increased the amount of money collected in previous years. Fertility entrepreneurs focus ...

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Lack of transparency in healthcare startups risks another Theranos implosion

Lack of transparency in healthcare startups risks another Theranos implosion

More Theranos The scandal of the imminent medical startup company? A group of researchers related to the Stanford University Meta Research Innovation Center believes this. They posted an article warning investors in life science startups that their portfolio companies have a systemic lack of transparency – which could lead to ...

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Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing with a grain of salt

Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing with a grain of salt

If you have enthusiastically sent your saliva by mail, you may be concerned about any unexpected insights that the current crop's DNA Testing Company will send back. Are your ancestors hanging out on the Iberian Peninsula? Which version of your specific family legend does science support? Most people involved in ...

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23andMe updates its ancestry reports, but they’re still not perfect

23andMe might soon offer a $749 DNA package to give you deeper insights into your DNA

23andMe, Co-founded by CEO Anne Wojcicki, has deployed its latest updates, including interactive pedigree details, culture of food, art, language and culture See the option to order a physical ancestor book. Starting today, customers will be able to see more elaborate ancestral results from more than 1,000 regions, as well ...

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NEA spinout NewView Capital raises $1.35B for its debut growth fund

NEA spinout NewView Capital raises $1.35B for its debut growth fund

The company is becoming more and more confidential for a long time, The New Enterprise Association (NEA) has developed a new plan to counter the negative effects of the trend. The legendary venture capital firm has invested in a derivative fund called NewView Capital and sold 31 late-stage portfolio companies. ...

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uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing

uBiome is jumping into therapeutics with a healthy $83 million in Series C financing

23andMe IBM and now uBiome is the next technology company to enter the lucrative multi-billion dollar drug discovery market. The company began a consumer gut health test to check if your gut carries the right kind of bacteria for healthy digestion, but from extended to contain more than 250,000 samples ...

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23andMe might soon offer a $749 DNA package to give you deeper insights into your DNA

23andMe might soon offer a $749 DNA package to give you deeper insights into your DNA

23andMe is testing out a $749 ‘premium’ service for deeper health insights, according to several customers who saw a test page for the new product and posted about it on Reddit. First spotted by CNBC, the company served up a test web page to several customers telling them about a ...

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