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Invest in 26+ Startups With Singularity University Labs

We've talked before about crowd funding, in particular about the risks that you face when investing in a venture that is yet to be proven. We recently came across a very interesting crowdfunding platform which allows you to invest in various startups from beer brewing to self-tuning guitar systems. That platform is called Crowdfunder and there's one company that they allow you to invest in which merits a closer look.         Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation headquartered at NASA's research campus in Silicon Valley. Co-founded by Ray Kurzweil, this part university, part think-tank, part business-incubator has the backing of companies such as Genentech, Google, and Cisco. Under the umbrella of Singularity University is SU Labs which is a business incubator that invests in early stage startups. SU Labs is looking to raise $2.5 million on Crowdfunder and has [...]

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Is The Adherium IPO a Threat to Propeller Health?

In a previous article, we talked about how the "Internet of Things" (IoT)" is going to connect everything around us and at the same time create massive amounts of information that can be analyzed and acted upon. The market for “digitally enabled medicine” is creating opportunities for companies such as Proteus with their digital medicine and Propeller Health with their "intelligent inhalers". Another company that competes with Propeller Health in the "intelligent inhaler" space is Australian company Adherium which has just now had an IPO on the Australian Exchange (ASX).     Adherium (ASX:ADR) was founded in 2001 by Gary Sutherland who wanted to develop a solution to manage his own asthma condition. Like Propeller, Adherium also sells a "smart inhaler" for people who have conditions such as asthma that require the regular use of inhalers. The Company began trading this week on the Australian [...]

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Teladoc (TDOC): Phone a Doctor Anytime For $40

With increasing health care costs, innovative ways to save money through the use of technology are transforming the health care industry. The remote treatment of patients and centralized patient data are examples of applying technology to decrease costs and improve patient care. Companies like Propeller Health and Adherium have built "smart inhalers" that can remotely monitor a patient's adherence to a prescribed medication. Artificial hearts from SynCardia allow patients waiting for transplants full mobility so they can wait for their heart transplant at home or anywhere else. One company which has emerged as a leader in "teleheath", or the ability to speak with a doctor 24/7, is Teladoc.     Founded in 2002, Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) is the nation’s first and largest provider of telehealth services having taken in $74 million in venture funding. In the past several years, Teladoc has acquired four [...]

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7 RNA Therapeutics Companies to Invest In

RNA therapeutics uses a technology called RNA interference (RNAi) which has rapidly advanced over the past few years and generated a great deal of interest from biotech investors. RNAi is a gene-silencing technology that turns on and off the genes that regulate proteins in people’s cells. Drugs being developed based on this technology have recently advanced, mostly due to improved delivery of these molecules to their intended targets. In a number of cases, nanotechnology enabled drug delivery systems are being used, with companies such as Dicerna and Tekmira developing lipid nanoparticle drug delivery systems for RNAi molecules. While trying to compile a list of "RNA stocks" out there, we noticed that companies involved in "RNA therapeutics" seem to be applying the technology in a number of different ways. Take a look at the below classification from Mirna Therapeutics, an RNAi company that just filed for IPO last [...]

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The Likely Provider of Lithium for Tesla’s Gigafactory

We recently wrote an article titled "Don't Invest in Lithium Mining Companies" and a number of our lovely readers commented that some lithium junior mining companies are of interest because "Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) needs lots of lithium for their gigafactory". This is a fair conclusion to arrive at, but not too probable given what we know. Are we to believe that TSLA has not already secured the raw materials needed for this $5 billion lithium battery factory to operate? That's not likely and would show poor planning on the part of Elon Musk, a businessman who has achieved an almost cult-like status for being a visionary. Let's take a closer look at TSLA's needs for lithium. According to Goldman Sachs, the TSLA “gigafactory” could require the equivalent of 15,000 tons to 25,000 tons of lithium carbonate annually at full capacity which would consume 17% of global lithium output. That's massive, make no mistake. In an [...]

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7 RNA Therapeutics Companies to Invest In

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An Artificial Heart IPO From SynCardia Systems

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There Won’t be a Calico IPO

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