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Women Step in as Venture Capitalists in the Life Sciences Industry

It’s not surprising to associate male contributors as venture capitalists. 91% of VC decision-makers in the U.S. comprise male leadership.
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Venture Capital Funding in Biotech – Getting through the Pandemic

The biotech industry, in general, has faced hardships for as long as can be remembered. But the past five years seemed to be the years of growth. That said, we can decipher that 2020 is the turning point for the industry.

Railsbank Raises $37 Million; Fintech Funding Stagnant in Q3

Railsbank raised $37 million in additional funding but fintech funding remained stagnant in quarter 3. The London-based fintech raised the capital to...

Sharp Corporation Acquires Display Company NEC

Sharp Electronics Corporation has recently acquired 66% of the shares of NEC Display Solutions. With this, NEC will now be functioning as...

Dr. John McHutchison as the Global Impact Award 2020 winner

John McHutchison of Assembly Biosciences, Inc. is a familiar name if you’ve heard about the recent advancements in the treatment of chronic hepatitis. The company has done a great deal to develop unique and much-needed therapeutics targeting diseases related to the microbiome.

Luminar Technologies Plans $3.4 Billion IPO

Though once considered science-fiction, the 'driverless' car is now a thing of the present. Autonomous vehicle start-up, Luminar Technologies, has planned a...

Springbig Announces $11.5 Million in Series B Funding

Leading provider in cannabis Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Springbig, announced the completion of a $11.5 million series B funding round. Founded in...

Academics Survey 1,000 VCs on COVID Crisis

Last week, academics from the Harvard Business School, University of Chicago, Stanford University, and the University of British Columbia published a study...

Blumira Raises $2.6 Million in Seed Funding

Cyber-security startup Blumira, recently raised $2.6 million in seed funding. The company boasts a threat disruption solution unmatched by competitors. Founded in...

Skillshare Receives $66 Million in Series D Funding

Online learning community, Skillshare, recently raised $66 million in a series D funding round led by OMERS Growth Equity. Founded in 2010,...

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Challenges in Life Sciences: What 2020 Meant for This Industry

When we compare life sciences and healthcare to other industries, the strategy in the former is much more fragmented. The pricing practices are also relatively unbalanced while the product cycle is quite long as well.

Tencent Music Group Acquires Lazy Audio

Tencent Music Group (NYSE: TME) announced on Friday Jan. 15 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lazy Audio....

New High Yield Bond Ratings January 18 – January 22, 2021

At least 15 companies received revisions on high yield bond ratings during the week of January 18 - January 22, 2021. These...

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Investing in Life Sciences – a Year of Growth

Since 2019, experts believe that the time is ripe for gathering benefits from early-stage life sciences companies. This particular sector is attracting...

OCC: National Banks Can Accept, Process Stablecoin Payments

The OCC has allowed national banks to participate in independent node verification networks and use stablecoins for payments. In an interpretive letter...

Goldman Sachs Pleads Guilty in 1MDB Financial Scandal

The Goldman Sachs Malaysia unit has pleaded guilty in the biggest cross-border financial scam, the 1 Malaysian Development Behran.

States with Many Community Banks Distributed More PPP Loans Per Capita

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CFPB Proposes Open Banking Regulations, Opens for Comments

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking. It was completed to regulate how banks and fintech...