Category: Start Ups

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Impel NeuroPharma raises $36M for drug delivery platform that bypasses blood-brain barrier

Impel NeuroPharma co-founder and CEO John Hoekman. (Impel NeuroPharma Photo) Impel NeuroPharma , a Seattle-based biotechnology and pharmaceutical company, announced a $36 million Series C round to develop neurological drugs and an accompanying delivery device that bypasses the blood-brain barrier. The company received equal investments from VenBIO , 5AM Ventures and Vivo Capital , all Bay-area firms…

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Seattle startup Unearth raises $1.3M to use drones and IoT to manage construction projects

Unearth helps construction teams keep projects on time and under budget. (Unearth Photo) Seattle startup Unearth  is finishing up its first fundraising round as it continues to build a product that will help construction teams avoid information and communications breakdowns that can cause major projects to go over budget or be delayed. Unearth has raised about $1.3 million…

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Startup Spotlight: Qorus helps businesses create critical documents on-demand

Qorus CEO Ray Meiring. Ray Meiring and two other technology consultants, Lee Child and Stephanie Laurent, were helping a large retailer in Cape Town, South Africa create a system for generating business documents when they saw an opportunity. All companies need critical documents — like contracts, statements of work, pitches, and proposals — at their…

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The Men Who Run Startups Blame Lack of Diversity on Everyone Else

There is a well-documented problem with diversity in the male-dominated tech world. Who’s to blame? A new survey of some of the most powerful future Silicon Valley millionaires reveals that men, shockingly, want to blame everyone and everything but the tech industry itself. Read more… Read full post on Gizmodo.com