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Tags results for 'funding'

Moonshots: Kickstarting the next chapter of space exploration

Posted in Business on 9th Nov, 2013 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Privately funded space missions might sound like the preserve of the financial elite, but the truth is actually a little more pedestrian.

Scanadu nabs $10.5M to turn your phone into a health helper

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2013 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The company claims it is “taking your smartphone to med school” by building devices that let people track their vitals at home.

OpenBCI opens up low cost brain-wave-controlled experimentation to everyone

Posted in Hardware on 13th Dec, 2013 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The idea with OpenBCI is to allow you to control your computer with your mind.

Kickstarter passes $1B in pledges 5 years in

Posted in Online on 4th Mar, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Kickstarter is even more popular than you thought: The crowdfunding startup raised 500 million alone in the last 12 months.

$17.9-billion funding plan for NASA would boost planetary science

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Advocates of space exploration say the funding proposal is notable for a significant increase in support for planetary science.

Tiny KickSat Sprite satellites hitch ride into orbit

Posted in Science on 19th May, 2014 11:33 PM
by PlanetTech
Exploring space has long been the sole diversion of governments, big business and academics.

Star Trek-Like Molecular Food Scanner SCiO Tops $2 Million On Kickstarter

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jun, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
A pocket-sized spectrometer that tells you the chemical makeup of things, including nutritional info like calories, carbs, sugars, and more.

Students will send time capsule to Mars

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of students want to greet the first Mars human colonists with a time capsule by collecting photos, videos, audio clips, and messages to send to the planet by 2017.

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jul, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.2m (£708,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.

Indiegogo finally launches an iOS app for everyone

Posted in Online on 3rd Aug, 2014 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has released a new mobile app today that will let you contribute interesting and inventive fundraising campaigns on-the-go.

Sense, the sleep-watching orb, is waking up investors

Posted in Business on 25th Aug, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Sense has caught fire on Kickstarter, as almost 20,000 backers have made donations or pre-ordered the globe, adding another $2.4 million to the cash raised.

Spaceship Earth Grants competition offers chance of a trip into space

Posted in Business on 17th Sep, 2014 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
This program aims to be a crowd-driven effort to send citizens into space.

Obama seeks to raise NASA funding

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2015 02:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The president calls once again for a big jump in funding for the commercial program that aims to get America launching its own astronauts again.

Pebble’s new smartwatch breaks Kickstarter records, raising $1M in just 34 minutes

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2015 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Just 34 minutes after launching on Kickstarter, Pebble’s new Pebble Time watch has secured over $1 million, clearing its $500k goal.

Indiegogo’s new crowdfunding record:

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2015 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
$5.3M and counting for a smart beekeeping system.

Signs That Virtual Reality and Crowdfunding Are Going Mainstream

Posted in Software on 6th Apr, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Exciting developments have happened in technology in the past few weeks. Here is some context:

PlanetTech interviews the team behind the Holus display

Posted in Interviews on 2nd Jul, 2015 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Holus aims to convert digital content into a 3D holographic experience. We interview the team on the future of holographic media and their Kickstarter success.

Medical innovations get £18m in funding

Posted in Business on 8th Aug, 2015 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Development of a universal flu vaccine and a home testing kit for lung infections are among 12 projects to have received backing from an £18m fund for medical innovation.

Coursera raises $49.5M to help it expand to Latin America, China, and India

Posted in Business on 26th Aug, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The online education service has raised $49.5M. With 75 percent of its learners from outside the U.S., Coursera needs to expand its availability.

Bio-artificial kidney project hopes to raise funds through crowdfunding

Posted in Online on 12th Sep, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A crowdfunding effort kicks off in the hopes of raising funds to help accelerate the development of a bio-artificial kidney to change the lives of Kidney Failure patients.

Kavli foundation invests $100 Million into brain research

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2015 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope the money will help develop tools that will allow neuroscientists to see the whole picture of how the brain works.

Charity offers £100m for new ways to beat cancer

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A cancer charity is offering £100m in research money for international scientists to come up with new approaches to beating cancer.

A significant budget increase for NASA in 2016

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2015 10:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Congressional omnibus would increase the space agency's budget by $1.3 billion. He is the breakdown:

New Initiative Aims to Put Canada at the Forefront of Regenerative Medicine

Posted in Business on 22nd Jan, 2016 11:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Canada's government has announced they will provide $20 million start-up capital for the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine.

VCs Invested More in Space Startups Last Year Than in the Previous 15 Years Combined

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2016 08:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Venture capital firms invested $1.8 billion in commercial space startups in 2015.

What does a Trump administration mean for US science?

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2016 12:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Since Tuesday, many scientists have been laying out their concerns about the future of the US research community under a Trump administration.

Trump will eliminate $2 billion climate change research from NASA

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2016 02:45 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space.

Vertical farm start-up Plenty raises $200m

Posted in Business on 24th Jul, 2017 04:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming start-up, has raised $200m (£154m) from big-name investors.

VentureBeat: You've closed your financing round. Congratulations. Now what?

Posted in Business on 29th Oct, 2018 08:14 AM
by Alex Muller
Before you settle back into your day-to-day tasks, make time for these four critical post-financing actions:

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