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Canopy’s upscale co-working business adds a new location in SF on the heels of strategic funding

Canopy, an upscale, profitable developer of co-working spaces, has expanded its footprint in San Francisco to a third location on the heels of a strategic financing round. Co-founded by the product designer Yves Behar; the second generation design-build developer Amir Mortazavi; and serial entrepreneur and medical office space developer Steve Mohebi, Canopy bills itself as a better-designed WeWork for high-powered adults (or aspiring high-powered adults). Canopy co-founders Amir Mortazavi, Yves...
Tags: TC, Articles, Business, Canopy, Co-founder, Coworking, Erik Blachford, Expedia, Herman Miller, Montage Ventures, Office, Retail Store, San Francisco, Serial Entrepreneur, WeWork, Yves Behar

Using full-body MRIs, Ezra can now detect 11 cancers in men and 13 in women

When Ezra first launched about six months ago, the company was using magnetic resonance imaging machines to test for prostate cancer in men. But the company’s founder, Emi Gal, always had a larger goal. “One of the biggest problems in cancer is that there’s no accurate, fast, painless, way to scan for cancer anywhere in the body” Gal said at the time of his company’s debut. Ezra raises $4M to diagnose cancer with MRIs, not painful biopsies Now he’s several steps closer to a solution. Ra...
Tags: TC, New York, Medicine, Cancer, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Insurance, Tech, United States, Disease, Machine Learning, Fda, Soundcloud, Mri, Credo Ventures, Bucharest

MultiVu raises $7M seed round for its next-gen 3D sensor

MultiVu, a Tel Aviv-based startup that is developing a new 3D imaging solution that only relies on a single sensor and some deep learning smarts, today announced that it has raised a $7 million seed round. The round was led by crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, Cardumen Captial and Hong Kong’s Junson Capital. Tel Aviv University’s TAU Technology Innovation Momentum Fund supported some of the earlier development of MultiVu’s core technology, which came out of Prof. David Mendlovic’s lab at the unive...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Hong Kong, Hardware, Funding, Samsung, Tel Aviv, Tech, Smartphone, Artificial Intelligence, Image Sensors, Ourcrowd, Image-processing, Serial Entrepreneur, Recent Funding

China’s Tesla wannabe Xpeng starts ride-hailing service

There’re a lot of synergies between electric vehicles and ride-hailing. Drivers are able to save more steering an EV compared to a gas vehicle. Environmentally conscious consumers will choose to hire an electric car. And EVs are designed with better compatibility with autonomous driving, which is expected to hit the public road in the coming decades. Indeed, Tesla is eyeing to launch its first robotaxis in 2020 as part of a broader ride-sharing scheme. Over in China where Tesla has a few disc...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, China, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Beijing, Automotive, Alibaba, Transport, Electric Car, Carsharing, Foxconn

Mint founder Aaron Patzer launches Vital, an ER management tool that integrates with electronic health records

Aaron Patzer launched Mint to help consumers organize their finances. Now he’s raised $5.2 million from investors to launch Vital to bring that consumer-focused mindset to emergency rooms and hospitals to help them organize patient flow. Patzer co-founded the company with his brother-in-law Justin Schrager, a Doctor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University Hospital. The serial entrepreneur invested a million dollars and two years of peer-reviewed academic study and technical research and dev...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Tech, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Emory University Hospital, Allergies, Intuit, First Round Capital, Aaron Patzer, Josh Kopelman, Nat Turner, HIPAA, Vital, Vivek Garipalli

Early stage investment firm Defy updates the venture partner model

Defy, the early stage venture investment firm founded by Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, is putting a new twist on the venture partner model as it brings Brian Lee and Sujal Patel on board to help out with investing and guiding companies in the firm’s portfolio. Just don’t call them venture partners. Vassallo and Sequeira prefer the term “sage” to describe the folks they’re looking to bring in to help mentor their companies. Here’s how the two describe it in a blog post about the new program: ...
Tags: TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Advisors, EMC, Enterprise Software, Lee, Patel, Trae Vassallo, Prima, LegalZoom, Brian Lee, VASSALLO, Honest Co, Sujal Patel, Isilon Systems’s clipping service allows gamers to share the moments of their digital lives

As online gaming becomes the new social forum for living out virtual lives, a new startup called has raised $3.5 million for its in-game clipping service to capture and share the Kodak moments and digital memories that are increasingly happening in places like Fortnite or Apex Legends. Digital worlds like Fortnite are now far more than just a massively multiplayer gaming space. They’re places where communities form, where social conversations happen, and where, increasingly, people are ...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Gaming, Europe, Instagram, Digital, Kodak, Whatsapp, Software, Netherlands, Computing, Api, Satellite Imagery, Driver, Twitch

J&J spends $3.4 billion in cash for Auris Health’s lung cancer diagnostics and surgical robots

Johnson & Johnson’s robotic surgery and medical device division, Ethicon, is dropping $3.4 billion in cash to pick up Auris Health, a developer of robotic diagnostics and surgical devices initially focused on detecting and treating lung cancer. The healthcare giant said an additional $2.35 billion in payouts may be possible if Auris hits certain milestones. Auris’ acquisition is likely a windfall for investors including Lux Capital and Coatue Management, which both invested as part of a whopping...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, TC, Technology, Cancer, Surgery, Food And Drug Administration, Robotics, Biotechnology, Alphabet, Verily, Johnson & Johnson, J J, Ethicon, Lux Capital

Investors are pouring money into Latin America’s logistics and shipping businesses

New technology companies are poised to transform the shipping and freight industry across Latin America. Startups like Liftit, a Colombian provider of trucking services, and Nowports, a Mexican freight shipping startup, are angling to be the next Convoy and Flexport — at a time when shipping and logistics business in Latin America is booming thanks to increasing trade coming from China. In the first half of 2018, Chinese foreign direct investment in Latin America increased to a whopping $15.3 bi...
Tags: TC, Uber, Y Combinator, Technology, Mexico, China, Boston, Africa, Tech, E-commerce, Colombia, United States, Santiago, Chile, Mexico City, Transport

With a new deal for customers and a fresh $23 million, Mayvenn extends its hair care business

Pitching customers a new all-inclusive service for buying and installing hair, Mayvenn is looking to significantly expand its haircare business and just raised $23 million in a new round of funding to do it. The new financing was led by Essence Ventures — and it represents the first outside investment by the  holding company owned by serial entrepreneur Richelieu Dennis . A millionaire many times over, Dennis was the founder and chief executive of SunDial brands — a line of skin and haircare p...
Tags: TC, Japan, France, China, Tech, Unilever, Customers, Shanghai, Brazil, Ethiopia, Oakland, AliExpress, Serena Williams, Jimmy Iovine, Shenzhen, Time Inc

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics will also work their way through prepared food businesses. The Battle Is For The Customer Interface Investors are pouring millions into the creation of a network of shared kitchens, storage facilities, and pickup counters that established chains a...
Tags: Google, Kitchen, Food, TC, Uber, Chef, Real Estate, New York, Technology, China, India, Los Angeles, Tech, Atlanta, Research, E-commerce

Managing the music business from a mobile phone, Jammber is making the industry sing

The music business is littered with stories about songwriters or studio contributors and session musicians who never get the credit — or money — they’re often due for their work on hit songs. And for every storied session musician in “The Wrecking Crew” there are perhaps hundreds of other contributors who aren’t getting their just desserts. That’s where Jammber comes in. The five-year-old company co-founded by serial entrepreneur Marcus Cobb has developed a suite of tools to manage everything fr...
Tags: Startups, TC, Texas, Film, Chicago, Kings of Leon, Sony, Nashville, Nevada, Executive, Crain, Cobb, Nielsen Music, Country Music Association, Hootie, Blowfish

Reports indicate that Tesla has been subpoenaed over Elon Musk’s tweets

The long week for Tesla is getting even longer as the company has now been subpoenaed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to multiple reports. First reported by the Fox Business Network and confirmed by The New York Times, federal regulators appear to be interested in Elon Musk’s August 7 tweet regarding his plans for privatizing the electric car manufacturer and his claims to have found investors committed to finance the transaction. From later statements it has become clear...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, New York Times, SEC, Goldman Sachs, The New York Times, Times, Fox Business Network, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Elon, Tripp, Serial Entrepreneur

Hear from the executives of Innoviz and Oryx Vision about the eyes and ears of the new automobile in Tel Aviv

The success of the autonomous vehicle revolution relies on complicated systems of sophisticated sensors working in harmony to provide the magic of sight to machines. OmerKeilaf, chief executive, Innoviz In Tel Aviv, we’ll hear from experts in the field as they discuss the technological marvels that are the driving force behind the transformation of mobility in the modern world. Omer David Keilaf, the chief executive of Innoviz, comes to us with some significant recent wins under his company’s ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Technology, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, Equipment, Cisco, Bmw, Mobile Devices, Optics, Lidar, Emerging-technologies, Cisco Systems, Oryx, Serial Entrepreneur

Quarterback lets top esports gamers and streamers create their own fan-based leagues

In an effort to tie the top gamers and streamers more directly with their fans, a new company called Quarterback has just raised $2.5 million to create and manage fan-based leagues for the superstars of the esports and streaming world. The company raked in its seed round from investors led by Bitkraft Esports, which is quickly building one of the most complete portfolios of gaming-related startups in the industry. Additional investors include Crest Capital Ventures, Deep Space Ventures, UpWest L...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Tech, UpWest Labs, Mergers and Acquisitions, Twitch, Esports, Robin, Broadcasting, Jens Hilgers, Twitch TV, Serial Entrepreneur, Recent Funding, Bitkraft Esports, Jonathan Weinberg

Vesper’s new microphone technology attracts millions from the biggest names in sound technology

Vesper Technologies, a new microphone technology developer, has raised $23 million from some of the biggest names in audio technology to finance the commercialization of its piezoelectric microphones. As audio technology and voice controlled devices become more ubiquitous, manufacturers are hoping to turn to higher performance MEMS (micro-electro mechanical systems) microphones that use acoustic sensors made on semiconductor production lines using silicon wafers. The technology allows for far sm...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Tech, Nasa, Nature, Universe, Wisconsin, Manufacturing, Director, Madison, Semiconductor, Broadcom, Alexa, Vesper, Microphone, Audio Technology

How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market?

Earlier today, the services marketplace Thumbtack held a small conference for 300 of its best gig economy workers at an event space in San Francisco. For the nearly ten-year-old company the event was designed to introduce some new features and a redesign of its brand that had softly launched earlier in the week. On hand, in addition to the services professionals who’d paid their way from locations across the U.S. were the company’s top executives. It’s the latest step in the long journey that...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Food, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Craigslist, Marketplace, Pinterest, California, Ebay, Stanford, Boston, America, San Francisco

Emphasizing social, shareable, and meaningful work, Girlboss launches a new site

Girlboss, the juggernaut business and lifestyle brand launched by serial entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso (the founder of Nasty Gal), has launched a fresh redesign of its website as the company looks to evolve beyond publishing. While publishing will remain a central component of the business that Girlboss is building, Amoruso says that the brand encompasses much more than a content play. “We’re beginning with editorial content and our conferences and what looks like a publishing business, but ...
Tags: TC, Television, Tech, Nasty Gal, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Executive, Founder, Atom Factory, Slow Ventures, Gandhi, Ghandi, Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso, Amoruso, Serial Entrepreneur

Exclusive Q&A with Millennial Entrepreneur Ariana Pierce on Running Multiple Business Ventures

Running one business is tough, but running two, three or four businesses require superhero talent, management skills, and pure hard work.  However, there are prolific entrepreneurs – many of them… Read more » (c)
Tags: Business, Interview, Management, Q&a, Serial Entrepreneur, Ariana Pierce, Millennial Entrepreneur

Yammer co-founder Adam Pisoni raises $4.5 million for Abl Schools

 A co-founder and former CTO of Yammer, Adam Pisoni, quietly raised a $4.5 million first round of venture funding for his new education tech startup in January. This week, he revealed what Always Be Learning Inc., known as Abl Schools, is working on. Read More
Tags: Startups, Education, Venture Capital, Edtech, Cto, First Round Capital, Reach Capital, Owl Ventures, Adam Pisoni, Serial Entrepreneur, series AA, Abl Schools, Yammer Adam Pisoni, Always Be Learning Inc