Veritas Genetics, the start-up that can sequence a genome for under $600, ceases US operations

Veritas Genetics also laid off about 50 employees. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please … Read more…

Amazon acquires start-up Health Navigator, its first health-related purchase since PillPack

Over a year after purchasing PillPack, Amazon has acquired a start-up called Health Navigator to go deeper in the digital health space. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

How a coffee shop business turned into Australia’s fastest-growing $1 billion start-up

In just three years, payments platform Airwallex has achieved much-coveted unicorn status, completing the company's transformation from a humble coffee shop. Top News & Analysis COMMUNITY NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Serena Williams, Mark Cuban Invest in Black-Owned Maternal Healthcare Startup

Mahmee, a maternal healthcare startup, recently closed a $ 3 million round led by Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital. Other investors include Mark Cuban, Serena Williams for Serena Ventures and Pipeline Angels, among others. The platform allows physicians and specialists to use the Mahmee … Read more…

The Trump administration is forcing this health start-up that took Chinese money into a fire sale

PatientsLikeMe sold a majority stake to Chinese company iCarbonX in 2017. The deal is backfiring now that Trump is clamping down on China, as CFIUS forces the Chinese firm to divest its majority stake. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click … Read more…

Ex NATO Chief Joins Blockchain Startup Concordium As Strategic Advisor

Former NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen joined Switzerland-based blockchain identity startup Concordium as its strategic adviser. Concordium, the world’s first identity-validating, regulatorily compliant blockchain network, is led by Saxo Bank co-founder Lars Seier Christensen. Rasmussen served three terms as Prime … Read more…

Alumns from this failed health tech start-up now hold key roles at Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and others

In 2012, Quanttus set out to make a smart watch that could measure blood pressure around the clock. It failed but the dream lives on, as Quanttus alumns spread out to companies like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Fitbit, Nike, Samsung and … Read more…