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In The Driverless Car Race, California Companies Have Eyes On Michigan

Several years ago, Praveen Singh made a bet on Detroit. The Silicon Valley technology startup he founded decided to market the advanced wireless systems it developed to the automotive industry. As the market for the technology grew, Singh and his small team at Arada Systems Inc., found themselves spending more time on airplanes, flying from [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|

Blue Medora Named One Of The 10 Coolest Cloud Startups

This startup that builds features and functionality onto VMware's vRealize cloud management platform got a boost last year when the virtualization giant participated in its $4.6 million Series A round. Around that time, Blue Medora also established its True Visibility Channel Program. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based startup was founded in 2007, but an extension of [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|

Strata Raises $12 Million, Teams With Thermo Fisher For Cancer Trial Enrollment Push

Strata Oncology has raised $12 million and teamed up with Thermo Fisher Scientific ($TMO) to embark on a campaign to sequence the tumors of 100,000 cancer patients for free. The large-scale, no-cost tumor sequencing initiative is seen by Strata as a way to increase the number of cancer patients who are molecularly matched to clinical [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|

Strata Oncology Enters Strategic Partnership With Thermo Fisher

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Strata Oncology said today that it has raised $12 million in a Series A financing to fuel its tumor sequencing operations. The financing was co-led by Arboretum Ventures and Baird Capital, and included existing investor Michigan eLab. Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Strata said it will use the funds to implement the Strata [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|

Strata Oncology Raises $12 Million Series A Round

Ann Arbor, MI-based precision medicine startup Strata Oncology announced last week that it has raised a $12 million Series A round. Arboretum Ventures and Baird Capital led the financing, with participation from Michigan eLab, a returning investor. Strata is on a mission to make tumor sequencing for cancer patients more accessible. As personalized genetic therapies to treat cancer advance and increasingly make [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|

eLab Conference a Boost to Strata Oncology, Others

Dan Rhodes said he got good advice in August on launching his new company, Strata Oncology Inc., at a conference put on by eLab Ventures, an Ann Arbor-based venture capital firm and one of his eventual investors. Called Michigan eLab Insights and held over three days at the Hotel Walloon on Walloon Lake near Petoskey, eLab's partners gathered [...]

By | June 19th, 2016|

Should We Sequence the DNA of Every Cancer Patient?

A startup called Strata Oncology says it plans to give away advanced genetic tests to 100,000 patients struggling with cancer. But there's a profit motive: it hopes to identify patients with specific rare DNA errors and steer them to drug companies. Strata, which was founded last year and has raised $12 million from investors, says it [...]

By | June 18th, 2016|

Jump Capital, GE Ventures and Two Roads Join $13.5 Million Series B Investment in Sight Machine

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2016– Sight Machine Inc., leading the digital transformation of manufacturing, today announced it has raised $13.5 million in Series B venture capital. The round is led by Chicago-based Jump Capital and includes GE Ventures, Two Roads Group and Pritzker Group Venture Capital. “Sight Machine is developing the technology that will bring [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|

Best Tech Gifts 2015: Our Favorite Gadgets

After the holiday tinsel goes away, you're left with two piles of gifts: the ones that seemed cool, and the ones that are actually great. After reviewing hundreds of gadgets this year, we've made a list of stuff we'd actually buy for our loved ones- or even ourselves. Automatic... Read full article here...    

By | December 15th, 2015|

23 Impossibly Cool Gadgets For The Person Who Has Everything

12. The Automatic ($80) saves you money on gas by teaching you how to be a better driver. The Automatic adapter plugs into a vehicle’s standard diagnostics port (lol, did you even know that existed?) and pairs with a smartphone app that shows information like why the check engine light is on, feedback on how you can drive [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|