GE Ventures unveils new blood collection startup Drawbridge Health

 Drawbridge Health wants to make it easier for doctor’s offices and clinics to collect small samples of your blood for testing on site with a handheld device. The device uses proprietary technology to collect and stabilize just a few drops of blood for various tests like hormone levels, genetic testing, monitoring disease and other things patients normally have to get done at an outside… Read More


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Gastric bypass surgery in a pill startup Allurion gets $27 million as it pursues FDA approval

 Allurion, a Boston-based startup offering a non-invasive gastric balloon by swallowing a pill, has gained $27 million in Series C funding from previous investor Romulus Capital, with new participation from Cogepa Investments and IDO Investments, an innovation firm based in Oman. Read More


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Owlet updates its smart baby health monitoring sock so babies can’t kick it off

 Owlet, a Utah-based startup monitoring your babies vitals, has a new and improved smart sock out today and we got a chance to catch up with the founders to talk about what they’ve been up to since appearing on stage at our 2014 CES Hardware Battlefield. Now version 2 of Owlet’s smart sock makes an even snugglier fit for your little one with a wrap-around design. The company has… Read More


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Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry

 Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But it’s inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you don’t even get the (possibly whopping) bill until months down the road. Founder Katelyn Gleason wants to make it easier… Read More


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Bolt Threads debuts its first product, a $314 tie made from spiderwebs

 It may not look like a bunch of cobwebs but the tie you see above was spun from the same material spiders spin out from their behind. The difference is this thread was mass produced from fermented microbial poop instead and it’s the first product out from materials science startup Bolt Threads. Intrigued? We first wrote about Bolt’s zany ambitions to build a spider silk factory… Read More


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Scoot wants to expand its electric scooter operations globally with a white label service

 San Francisco-based electric scooter sharing network Scoot tells TechCrunch it plans to share its backend software with third-party scooter operators in congested cities around the world. The idea, as Scoot’s VP Mike Waltman explained it, is to allow those in other cities who have vehicles to hook into Scoot’s backend operation system, allowing them to also run a scooter… Read More


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With $37 million in funding, health startup Virta aims to cure type 2 diabetes by watching what you eat

 Type 2 diabetes is a disease affecting 415 million people globally and Virta, a Silicon Valley-based health startup, believes it has something unique to reverse it – remote monitoring of everything you eat.
Most people with the disease end up having to constantly monitor their blood sugar with the prick of a needle and diabetic pills or can “cure” it with bariatric surgery. Read More


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Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself

UNITED STATES - Jan 15: Check In Barbie greets visitors to the Senate Gallery Check In in the Capitol Visitors Center of the U.S. Capitol on January 15, 2014.  (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call) Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the president of the United States, Barbie has now become a 3D-animated hologram that can serve up the weather on command. As first reported in Wired, The Hello Barbie Hologram debuted at the New York Toy Fair this week. And like… Read More


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Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself

UNITED STATES - Jan 15: Check In Barbie greets visitors to the Senate Gallery Check In in the Capitol Visitors Center of the U.S. Capitol on January 15, 2014.  (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call) Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the president of the United States, Barbie has now become a 3D-animated hologram that can serve up the weather on command. As first reported in Wired, The Hello Barbie Hologram debuted at the New York Toy Fair this week. And like… Read More


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