Genealogy company 23andMe has received a public warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing its genetic testing kit without proper clearance and approval.
Updated November 19 with a quote from Google Ventures
The company places product advertisements inside mobile and social games, which it believes will reach today’s players.
As you may have heard, Google is back in the health business with Calico, a new antiaging initiative. Now we know who is behind Calico — and just how much Google is betting on it.
Proving yet again that the BYOD (bring your own device) trend is more than just a fad, Enterproid announced today that it has raised an additional $12 million in funding led by Google Ventures.
Media cloud startup Loom opened its service to the public today after a few months in private beta testing.
“There’s three legs of marketing automation,” Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost, told me yesterday. “Presence, customer information, and remarketing. Most small businesses fail at all three steps.”
AngelList, a social network of sorts for startups and founders, has raised a new $24 million round of funding.
Improving individual people is great. Improving complete teams, however, is where meaningful change can happen on a large scale.
“We want to make as much money as we can, because we’re greedy,” Google designer Knapp says with a smile on his face. “Helping companies with design is a powerful to improve our returns.”
There was a lot of money placed today, not least on health-tech. Here’s a quick round-up of funding stories for April 10.
Editor’s Pick Venture capital’s gut-call days are over.
Editor’s Pick “I want to find the next Facebook when it’s just Mark Zuckerberg.”
That statement from Kevin Rose pretty much sums up his life’s ambition these days. The Diggnation poster boy of yore is gone, and a young VC ravenous for the Next Big Thing has taken his place.
Editor’s Pick Aside from the Google connection, Google Ventures and its partners are obviously different from anything else in their league in a few major ways — how they pick startups, how they help build businesses, and how they manage risk.
Humanoid is today launching the world’s first human brain-powered API for developers and programmers “that actually works.”