Christine Magee

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  • 3D Modeling Startup BioDigital Launches An API For The Human Body

    3D Modeling Startup BioDigital Launches An API For The Human Body

    Imagine a reality where surgeons practice difficult procedures on virtual renditions of their patients before walking into the operating room, and professional athletes review their exact muscle movements on a 3D game tape after they walk off the field. Now that BioDigital, a 3D human body modeling startup, is releasing its API to the public, this is possible. Read More

  • Injury Prevention Tech From Kitman Labs Helps Pro Athletes Stay Off The Bench

    Injury Prevention Tech From Kitman Labs Helps Pro Athletes Stay Off The Bench

    Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers paid Kobe Bryant $23.5 million as he sat on the bench indefinitely with a torn rotator cuff. That’s just a fraction of the $500 million that injured players’ salaries cost professional sports teams last year alone. To keep more of their players in the starting lineup, NFL, MLB and NBA teams are increasingly turning to Kitman Labs. Read More

  • Panorama Education Launches Playbook To Give Teachers Some Answers

    Panorama Education Launches Playbook To Give Teachers Some Answers

    After two years in operation, Panorama Education, a startup that surveys students, teachers and parents to provide feedback to schools, realized it had a problem on its hands. The Boston-based startup’s survey tools were working; teachers and principals were measuring student sentiment around education, safety and stress; and its analytics platform was helping thousands of schools… Read More

  • DOM Indoors’ Tiny Robots Can Assemble A Room In Minutes

    DOM Indoors’ Tiny Robots Can Assemble A Room In Minutes

    In an industrial workspace in a not-so-hip area of Brooklyn, a construction robotics startup called Asmbld is working on a project that aims to change the way we live within indoor spaces. The latest technology to emerge from a team of experienced roboticists, DOM Indoors is a robotic system that can reconfigure any room within minutes. Seriously. Read More

  • Blue Jeans Network Raises $76.5M To Bring Video Conferencing Beyond The Office

    Blue Jeans Network Raises $76.5M To Bring Video Conferencing Beyond The Office

    Blue Jeans Network, a company that provides cloud-based video conferencing services, has raised $76.5 million in its fifth round of financing. NEA led the Series E round, joined by Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Glynn Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Quadrille Capital. Jeter Ventures, a new fund launched by MLB all-star Derek Jeter, also participated. When Blue Jeans launched in… Read More

  • With $10M From High Profile Angels, Globality Will Aim To Restructure Global Trade 

    With $10M From High Profile Angels, Globality Will Aim To Restructure Global Trade 

    Globality, an ultra stealthy startup based in Menlo Park, has raised $10 million from a group of high profile angel investors to build an ambiguous new ecosystem for global trade. The funding comes from fourteen angel investors, including Al Gore, Sheryl Sandberg, former J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson, and Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman. Globality’s mission statement is just as ambitious as it is vague. Read More

  • Stitch Is Slack For Healthcare Messaging

    Stitch Is Slack For Healthcare Messaging

    Stitch, a central messaging hub for healthcare providers, is launching today on stage at Disrupt to cut down on the $11 billion that U.S. hospitals waste each year due to breakdowns in communication. You can think of Stitch as Slack for healthcare, except channels are organized around individual patients instead of teams or departments. When a patient checks in, the front desk can set up a… Read More

  • Hack Helps Patients Prevent Adverse Drug Reactions

    Hack Helps Patients Prevent Adverse Drug Reactions

    For anyone who’s ever Googled “what happens when you take [prescription drug] with [other prescription drug],” idodrugs.club is a hack that gives you an answer based on scientific research. You know, so you don’t have to rely on that sketchy Reddit post. Juan M. Banda, a biomedical informatics researcher at Stanford, has created a tool that helps patients and doctors… Read More

  • Sandhill.NYC Is Bringing The Valley’s VCs To NYC

    Sandhill.NYC Is Bringing The Valley’s VCs To NYC

    Calling all New York startups: starting next month, Silicon Valley’s iconic Sandhill Road will be coming to you. Launching today, Sandhill.nyc is program organized by seed stage NYC fund FundersGuild to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and the Big Apple. “Startups do these quick trips out to the Valley where they have 20 meetings over two days, jumping from firm to firm… Read More

  • Overtime Is A Social Network For The Sports Obsessed

    Overtime Is A Social Network For The Sports Obsessed

    Overtime, a social network for sports fans created by the team behind viral game studio OMGPOP, is launching today to provide a better outlet for fans to create, share and debate all things sports. Amidst a sports media world dominated by network TV, Overtime wants to give all fans the ability to create and consume their favorite sports content in the form of 10-second videos and… Read More

  • Sidewire Is Your Hotline To Political Insight

    Sidewire Is Your Hotline To Political Insight

    Aiming to help people cut through all of the political noise, Sidewire, a political news analysis platform, is launching today on iOS, just in time for tonight’s second Republican presidential debate. Sidewire is the brainchild of Tucker Bounds, who was formerly the national spokesman for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign before heading up corporate communications at… Read More

  • FLUID Is A Smart Water Meter For Your Home

    FLUID Is A Smart Water Meter For Your Home

    Did you take a shower this morning? That’s 30 gallons of water down the drain. Flush the toilet a couple of times? That’s another four or five gallons. Run the dishwasher, too? Add another six gallons, at least. The average American consumes 80 to 100 gallons of water each day — the equivalent of around 700 half-liter water bottles. And that number doesn’t include… Read More

  • Frameri Partners With EnChroma To Offer Fashion Eyewear For The Color Blind 

    Frameri Partners With EnChroma To Offer Fashion Eyewear For The Color Blind 

    For the one in twelve men (and one in two hundred women) who suffer from color blindness, online eyeglasses retailer Frameri is partnering with color-enhancing lens manufacturer EnChroma to create the first fashion eyewear collection for the color blind. Frameri launched last summer with the hypothesis that people who wear glasses regularly get tired of wearing the same pair all the time. Read More

  • Drones Take The Runway At New York Fashion Week

    Drones Take The Runway At New York Fashion Week

    As the lights dimmed at the Rebecca Minkoff runway show at New York Fashion Week on Friday, a drone hovered above the band in the center of the runway. The drone, a Yuneec Typhoon quadcopter with a GoPro attached, followed overhead as each model strutted down the runway to capture aerial footage of the show (and the celebrities in attendance, of course). Read More

  • With $23M From Accel And Salesforce, CartoDB Will Bring Mapping To The Masses

    With $23M From Accel And Salesforce, CartoDB Will Bring Mapping To The Masses

    So maybe you’ve heard that deforestation is destroying 200 kilometers of the world’s forests each day. Obviously, that doesn’t sound good. But visualize this data on a map of the world, and it’s much easier to understand why deforestation is a huge concern. This ability to communicate information through maps is what spurred Javier de la Torre, a conservation scientist… Read More

  • Fundbox Secures $50 Million More To Power Small Businesses

    Fundbox Secures $50 Million More To Power Small Businesses

    Less than six months after announcing a $40 million Series B investment, alternative lending startup Fundbox has closed on another $50 million in funding to provide small businesses with the immediate cash they need to stay afloat. Spark Capital Growth led the round, which brings Fundbox’s venture funding total to $108 million in just under a year and a half. Bezos Expeditions… Read More

  • With A Fresh $14M, Freightos Wants To Power The Global Freight Industry

    With A Fresh $14M, Freightos Wants To Power The Global Freight Industry

    Take a look around you. From the screen you’re staring at to the shoes on your feet, chances are you’re surrounded by products made in China, India, and Europe. Whether you realize it or not, you rely on the trillion-dollar international freight industry to get these items from the factory to your doorstep. But the process is much less high-tech than you’d think. Read More

  • The Black Tux Grabs $25M To Dress Men To The Nines

    The Black Tux Grabs $25M To Dress Men To The Nines

    The Black Tux, a suit and tuxedo rental startup based in Santa Monica, has scooped up another $25 million in funding to make sure groomsmen no longer look like they’re wearing their dads’ old suits. Led by Stripes Group (also investors in eco-friendly fashion brand Reformation) with participation from prior investors First Round and Menlo Ventures, the Series B comes less than… Read More

  • The Eko Core Is A Digital Upgrade For The Centuries-Old Stethoscope

    The Eko Core Is A Digital Upgrade For The Centuries-Old Stethoscope

    In a few months, the stethoscope will celebrate its 200th birthday. A medical breakthrough in 1816, it’s still a part of nearly every doctor’s visit today and a symbol of medicine itself. Yet the stethoscope hasn’t changed much in the past 200 years. No different than in the 17th century, listening to a heartbeat has been a manual process that relies entirely on a… Read More

  • Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

    Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

    Avocados from Mexico. Apples from Chile. Broccoli from China. If you take a look at the stickers on the produce you’re buying at the grocery store, chances are they’ll read something like this. Fast-forward twenty years. Instead of driving to Whole Foods to pay top dollar for produce that was picked two weeks ago and artificially kept alive with preservatives and refrigeration… Read More

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