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Most of Snaps top products came from acquisitions, and now it will have the war chest to make more. Yet it didnt have to blow its momentum to collect this cash.
Life sciences startups need a whole lot more cash than most and thats certainly true for GRAIL, a cancer detection startup trying to figure out a way to find the emperor of all maladies much earlier through blood testing technology. The startup, which spun out of genomics company Illumina announced it has closed a whopping $900 million in Series B funding this morning.
Co-founder Ernestine Fu hopes that Blackstorm Labs, the makers of a bullet hell-ish fantasy shooter called EverWing, has figured out how to tap into that real-time co-operative experience that you might find in a massive online game like World of Warcraft within Facebook Messenger. The company is calling the experience Boss Raids.
Nearpod raises $21 million to turn mobile devices into a teaching tool rather than classroom distraction
Nearly 80% percent of American adults have smartphones these days, according to Pew Research. And the kids are catching up, studies from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggest.
Lower airspace isnt crowded with drones quite yet. But as drones become more pervasive, a startup called AirMap is building software and systems to help drone operators fly only where its safe and legal to do so.
Born out of technology designed to help price a musician or bands live performance, based on their social media presence, SocialWall aims to be a smarter way for brands to display social media mentions at events or in venues. Like somanysocial media management products, the promise is less noise and more signal.
Revcontent, a self-funded companypowering content recommendations for publishers like Forbes and The Atlantic, has acquired Rover. Thats not Rover the pet-sitting marketplace, but rather the content discovery app formerly known as Flipora and Infoaxe.
As pollution, extreme weather, and over-population threaten the viability of large, outdoor farms, a startup called Bowery Farming Inc. has raised $7.5 million in total venture funding to grow food indoors, even in the middle of a city. The startups high-tech approach uses robotics, LED lighting, computer vision, sensors and data analytics to grow leafy greens with no pesticides and very little water indoors.
Amobee just announced that it has agreed to acquire adtech companyTurnfor $310 million. Amobee used to bea mobile ad startup itself, beforea 2012 acquisitionby Singtel, where it remains a subsidiary.Since then, Singtel and Amobee have continued to make more acquisitions on the digital ad side, including Gradient X, Adconion and Kontera.