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    The Eyeball Selfie For Secure Banking, EyeVerify Gets $6 Million In Series A Part 2

    The Eyeball Selfie For Secure Banking, EyeVerify Gets $6 Million In Series A Part 2

    Banking is now in the eye of the beholder. That’s literally for EyeVerify. This new kind of ID verification tech lets you simply hold your smartphone about 8 inches from your face and take a picture of your eyeball. EyeVerify then pattern-matches the blood vessels within the sclera, the white part of your eye, to unlock your bank account. This eliminates any possibility of a hacker… Read More

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    New At Y Combinator: Startups Solving Huge Problems!

    New At Y Combinator: Startups Solving Huge Problems!

    During today’s YC Demo Day, there was a notable block among the startups presenting that didn’t give off the vibe we’re used to seeing at this kind of event in Silicon Valley: companies that are addressing real issues with big, bold solutions. We’re not talking about minor problems we all have — like burritos being too hard to get quickly — but issues that… Read More

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    TeVido BioDevices 3D-Prints Skin And Fat Grafts For Breast Cancer Survivors

    TeVido BioDevices 3D-Prints Skin And Fat Grafts For Breast Cancer Survivors

    Laura Bosworth spends most of her time talking about breasts — nipples, specifically. For the past three years as CEO of TeVido BioDevices, which works with human tissue and 3D printing to create skin and fat grafts, Bosworth has been researching how these products can help breast cancer survivors. For women who survive breast cancer, the damage left behind by lumpectomies or… Read More

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    Glowing Plant Is One Of Y Combinator’s Very First Biotech Startups

    Glowing Plant Is One Of Y Combinator’s Very First Biotech Startups

    Long known for backing software plays, Y Combinator is starting to dip its toes into biotech. In its latest batch is a new synthetic biology startup called Glowing Plant that blew away Kickstarter funding goals last year with plans to engineer — you guessed it — a glow-in-the-dark plant. Glowing Plant’s aims are to build functional plants for the home that could repel insects… Read More

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    Clear Ear’s Products Are Safe Alternatives To Cotton Swabs

    Clear Ear’s Products Are Safe Alternatives To Cotton Swabs

    Ear wax might not seem like a big deal, but for people who are hard of hearing or have issues with their middle ear, a build up of the substance can seriously impact their quality of life. Now a startup called Clear Ear wants to make it easier for people to keep their ears healthy with two products. Read More

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    Why The First YC-Backed Biotech Company May Just Be The Future Of Pharma

    Why The First YC-Backed Biotech Company May Just Be The Future Of Pharma

    Gingko Bioworks sounds kind of like a mad science lab of the future. The Boston-based biotech company is currently working on a project with DARPA to treat antibiotic-resistant germs, using designer microbes to convert CO2 emissions into fuel and is somehow making yeast smell like roses. Gingko Bioworks co-founder Jason Kelly considers these projects, and many others, the future of the… Read More

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    Bio-Tech Startup WISErg Raises $5M To Brings Its Food Waste Recycler To California

    Bio-Tech Startup WISErg Raises $5M To Brings Its Food Waste Recycler To California

    WISErg, a bio-tech company that recycles discarded food into organic fertilizer while harvesting data from the scraps, announced today that it has raised a Series B round of $5 million from private investors. This brings the total WISErg has raised to $7.75 million and will allow the Redmond, WA-based company to expand into California. Read More

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    Investment Outlook Is Sunny In The Cloud Capital

    Investment Outlook Is Sunny In The Cloud Capital

    Tomorrow TechCrunch will touch down in the Cloud Capital to showcase some local talent in Seattle’s startup scene, where venture capital deals are on the rise. In the last quarter, Seattle-based companies raised over $500 million in venture funding — the highest amount raised in a single quarter to date — according to CrunchBase data. In the past year, the region has seen… Read More

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    New Bio-Sensor Draws Liquid Out From Under Your Skin To See If You’re Thirsty

    New Bio-Sensor Draws Liquid Out From Under Your Skin To See If You’re Thirsty

    As you may well know, plants (and humans) need electrolytes. Until now, however, we’ve had to trust our guts and go out and buy a bottle of Brawndo if we were feeling a little down. Fear not, however, because a new sensor will use micro needles to steal a bit of your precious bodily fluids in order to tell when you need to fuel up. Read More

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    A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

    A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

    It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones. The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable. The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones (and other wounds) has been around for a while. But the problem was doctors couldn’t… Read More

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    Cue Is A Connected Lab-In-A-Box For On-Demand Health Testing At Home

    Cue Is A Connected Lab-In-A-Box For On-Demand Health Testing At Home

    The quantified self and quantified health trends frequently overlap — but few startups are quite as tightly screwed into that sticking place as Cue. Not yet anyway. This San Diego-based startup is building a hybrid electronic-mechanical-chemical connected device that it says will enable people to quantify their health at a molecular level. Read More