• A Rockefeller investor and ex-BlackRock vice chair are funding a fin tech startup to tap into a $23 trillion market in the hottest area of investing

    23 days ago - By Business Insider

    New York-based sustainable investing startup Ethic has raised $6.8 million in its latest funding round.
    Backers include impact investor Justin Rockefeller and venture capital firms led by former Barclays Global Investors CEO Blake Grossman and ex-Visa president Hans Morris.
    Sustainable investing is a big business, and it's only getting bigger. JPMorgan values the socially responsible investing market at almost $23 trillion, according to an April report, with US assets in particular up 200% over the last decade.
    One New York-based startup is tapping into this trend, trying to bridge the gap...
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  • A Rockefeller investor and ex-BlackRock vice chair are funding a fin tech startup to tap into a $23 trillion market in the hottest area of investing

    A Rockefeller investor and ex-BlackRock vice chair are funding a fin tech startup to tap into a $23 trillion market in the hottest area of investing

    23 days ago - By Business Insider

    New York-based sustainable investing startup Ethic has raised $6.8 million in its latest funding round.
    Backers include impact investor Justin Rockefeller and venture capital firms led by former Barclays Global Investors CEO Blake Grossman and ex-Visa president Hans Morris.
    Sustainable investing is a big business, and it's only getting bigger. JPMorgan values the socially responsible investing market at almost $23 trillion, according to an April report, with US assets in particular up 200% over the last decade.
    One New York-based startup is tapping into this trend, trying to bridge the gap...
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  • An Amazon-backed startup is selling smartglasses for $1,000 that are customized to your face

    An Amazon-backed startup is selling smartglasses for $1,000 that are customized to your face

    23 days ago - By Business Insider

    Thalmic Labs has changed its name to North and is launching a pair of smartglasses called Focals.
    North has raised $130 million to launch its smartglasses, with investors including Amazon, Intel, and top-tier venture capitalists.
    They cost $1000 and require a custom fitting in Toronto or Brooklyn.
    There's a vision of the future in Silicon Valley that one day, highly advanced glasses will be able to provide useful information inside their lenses.
    Instead of looking at your phone, these glasses will be able to display useful information like notifications, directions, and reminders inside...
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  • Peter Thiel's Founders Fund leads $110 million investment in genetic engineering startup Synthego

    Peter Thiel's Founders Fund leads $110 million investment in genetic engineering startup Synthego

    23 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Genetic engineering startup Synthego has raised $110 million from Founders Fund, 8VC, and Menlo Ventures.
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  • A Peter Thiel-backed startup led by former SpaceX engineers just raised $110 million to make editing your DNA 'as accessible as vaccines'

    A Peter Thiel-backed startup led by former SpaceX engineers just raised $110 million to make editing your DNA 'as accessible as vaccines'

    23 days ago - By Business Insider

    A Silicon Valley genome engineering startup founded by former SpaceX engineers called Synthego sells ready-to-use kits that let people experiment with the cutting-edge gene editing tool CRISPR .
    On Tuesday, Synthego received $110 million from Peter Thiel's Founders Fund and two other Silicon Valley venture firms - bringing the company's total funding to $160 million.
    CRISPR holds massive promise for a field known as gene therapy , which involves modifying someone's DNA to treat a genetic disease like sickle cell.
    Synthego sells its CRISPR kits primarily to researchers in roughly 50...
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  • Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible

    Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible

    23 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego , which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the genetic technologies that will reshape the world are only available to the few who can afford them.
    To hear him tell it, that's why Dabrowski began working on Synthego in the first place - to democratize access to the new technologies that will give scientists, researchers, and consumers new ways to rewrite the code that has defined human existence.
    “People talk about access to the tools, but the question is access...
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  • A Peter Thiel-backed startup led by former SpaceX engineers just raised $110 million to make editing your DNA 'as accessible as vaccines'

    A Peter Thiel-backed startup led by former SpaceX engineers just raised $110 million to make editing your DNA 'as accessible as vaccines'

    23 days ago - By Business Insider

    A Silicon Valley genome engineering startup founded by former SpaceX engineers called Synthego sells ready-to-use kits that let people experiment with the cutting-edge gene editing tool CRISPR .
    On Tuesday, Synthego received $110 million from Peter Thiel's Founders Fund and two other Silicon Valley venture firms - bringing the company's total funding to $160 million.
    CRISPR holds massive promise for a field known as gene therapy , which involves modifying someone's DNA to treat a genetic disease like sickle cell.
    Synthego sells its CRISPR kits primarily to researchers in roughly 50...
    Read more ...