[Updated 10/17/17, 9:54 am. See below.] It’s time to catch up on the latest venture capital investments and other funding news from the Boston tech scene:
—XFactor Ventures announced its first eight investments. The $3 million fund—formed by Flybridge... Read more »
This week in Boston tech, we’re tracking another new growth equity fund focused on healthcare and software, acquisitions by Akamai Technologies and Grapevine, layoffs at video game maker Disruptor Beam, DraftKings’ expansion, and more. Read on for details.
—There’s another new... Read more »
In the Boston area, two major centers of academic cancer research are separated by the Charles River, which, as local residents know, acts as a barrier in many ways. On the Boston side, the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DFHCC) brings together researchers... Read more »
Entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made big headlines almost six years ago when he wrote a blog post called “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?” In it, he said medicine needed to be reinvented and he predicted a new era in which... Read more »
In just a few weeks, Xconomy is going to host our newest event, Healthcare + A.I., at Pfizer’s offices in Cambridge, MA. The Nov. 2 event will bring together CEOs, doctors, academic researchers, and investors to discuss how artificial intelligence... Read more »
What began as a kind of business experiment in innovation has acquired a life of its own.
The idea in 2011 was to create a space at what was then Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical research and development facility in San Diego... Read more »
Whether it’s drug companies trying to harness machine learning or doctors using software to make diagnoses, artificial intelligence is moving into healthcare—and moving fast.
On November 2, Xconomy is gathering an elite group of technology and medical leaders to map out... Read more »
Digital technologies have helped create immense wealth and societal progress, but not everyone has shared in that prosperity.
The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy created the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to highlight and support businesses and nonprofits that use... Read more »
In a year of tragedies across the U.S., natural or otherwise, it seemed this week was California’s turn. Fueled by high winds, low humidity, and ample dry vegetation, fires swept through several towns across the state and, as of this writing,... Read more »