Sarah Buhr

Write about the wild new frontier of biotechnology (3D printed organs, one drop blood tests, or hamburgers grown in a lab? I’m your gal), also a bit of politics, gender and diversity and sometimes they put me on camera at TechCrunch to tell you about cool new gadgets and gizmos.

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  • A look inside Hyperloop One’s wildly fast future

    What’s really going on at Hyperloop One – the futuristic transportation system proposing to shoot humans from point A to B at 750 miles-per-hour? The startup changed its name from Hyperloop Transportation to Hyperloop One and began testing in the Nevada desert this spring; announced $80 million in Series B funding; suffered an executive leadership shake-up and the former… Read More

  • SEC looks into Hampton Creek’s mayo buy back scheme

    SEC looks into Hampton Creek’s mayo buy back scheme

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a preliminary inquiry into Hampton Creek after it was accused of running a secret project to buy up its own mayonnaise product from stores. Bloomberg, which first reported the news of the buybacks, now says the agency is looking at whether the startup inappropriately counted revenue from these purchases made with company money. The scheme is… Read More

  • At Rothenberg Ventures, the rise and fall of a virtual Gatsby

    At Rothenberg Ventures, the rise and fall of a virtual Gatsby

    We reported yesterday that several high-level employees had parted ways with Rothenberg, including its director of finance and the head of its SF office, who happen to be father and son (Tom and Tommy Leep). We’ve subsequently learned that firm departures run far more widely. Other top executives who’ve left include the company’s chief revenue officer, who quit… Read More

  • Y Combinator’s Multiply Labs launches a 3D-printed vitamin with a time-release twist

    Y Combinator’s Multiply Labs launches a 3D-printed vitamin with a time-release twist

    There have been quite a few “clean” vitamin and supplement startups popping up lately — Olly, Ritual, Elysium Health and Nootrobox are just a few of the venture-backed chosen in the space — and many offer different combinations for better hair, brain power, focus and energy in several different packages and subscription plans. Elysium even claims to help with… Read More

  • Several key Rothenberg Ventures employees have left the firm

    Several key Rothenberg Ventures employees have left the firm

    Several high-level employees at the early-stage venture firm Rothenberg Ventures have recently left, TechCrunch has learned. Among them is Tommy Leep, a partner and the head of Rothenberg’s San Francisco office, who left last month after spending two-and-a-half years with the firm. (A former product manager at Intuit, Leep spent the previous two years as “chief connector” at… Read More

  • Joy aims to be a smarter wedding planner for the modern bride

    Joy aims to be a smarter wedding planner for the modern bride

    Planning a wedding is right up there with moving and job hunting as one of the most stressful things you’ll do in life. I would know. I’m getting married in 10 days. So when Y Combinator startup Joy approached me about their intelligent wedding planner startup I was already in the eye of the storm using the most popular wedding site in the U.S. TheKnot.com. Both sites – and… Read More

  • Dubai could be the first to hop on Hyperloop One’s global shipping train

    Dubai could be the first to hop on Hyperloop One’s global shipping train

    Hyperloop One tells TechCrunch it might be building its crazy fast transportation system at the Jebel Ali port in Dubai if all goes according to plan. And it could be the first place to build an actual Hyperloop for commercial use, says CEO Rob Lloyd. “It’s got the infrastructure, regulatory movement and kind of capital in place needed to build it already,” he told… Read More

  • Skully officially admits it’s over

    Skully officially admits it’s over

    It took more than a week for remaining Skully execs to admit to themselves it was time to shut down. But late last night the company finally sent customers an email, which was obtained by TechCrunch, telling them it has officially closed its doors. The startup’s troubles have been brewing for several months but came to a head two weeks ago when Skully’s board forced… Read More

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    Unpacking the innards of Theranos’s new Zika-detection box

    Unpacking the innards of Theranos’s new Zika-detection box

    Theranos has had a long 10 months. The company, beset with regulation issues, has faced a Congressional inquiry, possible criminal charges, lawsuits, a recall of test results from the past two years, its main partner Walgreens severing ties, Forbes downgrading its worth from $9 billion to now just under $800 million, and its founder Elizabeth Holmes was formally banned from operating her… Read More

  • Basis Peak watches recalled, service shutting down due to overheating

    Basis Peak watches recalled, service shutting down due to overheating

    Basis Peak, a fitness watch tracking your health and sleep habits, is now being recalled by the company after reports of overheating. The Intel subsidiary first sent a statement about the overheating issues in mid-June and is now asking customers to stop wearing their watches and is shutting down service “immediately.” “We had hoped to update the software on your watch… Read More

  • 7 Olympic technologies to help the athlete in you go higher, faster, better, stronger

    Many American Olympic athletes are using cutting-edge technology like motion tracking systems, wearable jump monitors and Doppler radar to help them jump higher and go farther before hitting Rio this August 5 for the Summer Games — and so can you! So fasten your joggers and come along as we take a look at the technology our Olympians are using to help them go for the gold. Read More

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    Elizabeth Holmes quietly stepped down from Obama’s business ambassador program

    Elizabeth Holmes quietly stepped down from Obama’s business ambassador program

    Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of beset blood analysis startup Theranos, is no longer mentioned on the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) website. Holmes announced she had joined the Obama administration’s entrepreneurial PAGE program, which notably includes AOL CEO Steve Case, Airbnb founder Brian Chesky and Stripe’s Patrick Collison, in March… Read More

  • Elizabeth Holmes is finally presenting her technology to scientists, including a “miniLab”

    Elizabeth Holmes is finally presenting her technology to scientists, including a “miniLab”

    Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is presenting her blood analysis technology to a room full of scientific experts for the first time today at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her big focus? A customizable, tabletop mini lab. The company has been widely criticized for not unveiling its framework for analysis in the past and this… Read More

  • Uber reportedly invested $500 million to build a better mapping system

    Uber reportedly invested $500 million to build a better mapping system

    According to a report in the Financial Times over the weekend, the ridesharing giant is adding half a billion dollars to a new mapping project to help free itself of Google Maps. Many ridesharing services use the maps service to navigate the roads, but Google Maps has limited accuracy in many non-Western countries. Google has also upped the cost of the service lately, cutting into… Read More

  • Lumo Run’s new jogging sensor launches today – here’s how it stacks up

    Lumo Run’s new jogging sensor launches today – here’s how it stacks up

    TechCrunch first caught wind of Lumo’s smart pants with the running sensor last October. It was a breakout product from its posture trainer Lumo Lift and a first step into both connected garments and the running industry. You can check out our video review with Lumo co-founder Monisha Perkash here. Lumo’s pants needed the sensor to go in a special pocket to work when we last caught… Read More

  • Soylent founder’s abandoned “eco-living experiment” could land him in jail

    Soylent founder’s abandoned “eco-living experiment” could land him in jail

    Soylent’s Rob Rhinehart is facing criminal charges and fines up to $4,000 for allegedly refusing to remove a shipping container he placed on top of a hill behind his home in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The head of the meal replacement startup weirdly named after a movie where they ground up and served people in drink form was charged with unpermitted… Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    It’s no secret Hillary Clinton has a friend in Silicon Valley elites. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook will be helping the democratic presidential candidate raise some cash for her campaign next month, according to an invitation letter obtained by BuzzFeed. Cook, who will be hosting the fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund as a private citizen, not as an Apple rep, will be joined… Read More

  • LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at its futuristic smoothie machine

    Nearly two years ago LivBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Replenish. It’s also moved away from delivery and into manufacturing a line of Keurig-like self-cleaning smoothie machines. Replenish is still in the testing phase of the product, but… Read More

  • Skully has crashed and burned

    Skully has crashed and burned

    Last week TechCrunch came to you with the dramatic departure of AR helmet maker Skully’s CEO and co-founder Marcus Weller and now several sources from inside the company tell us the startup is no more. Operations have ceased within the company, and we’re told the website will be turned off at some point today. Weller has also been asked to sign a confidentiality deal with… Read More

  • Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reason No. 1 to tune in to the RNC with us tonight

    Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reason No. 1 to tune in to the RNC with us tonight

    Original post 2 p.m. PT. Scroll below for commentary and to watch the live stream with us.  Donald J. Trump is, to put it gently, not well liked within the Silicon Valley tech industry — and not because it is the liberal bastion it’s often portrayed to be. Mary Meeker, Meg Whitman and other tech leaders are die-hard members of the Republican Party and plenty of those among… Read More

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