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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  • Trakz is a Fitbit with GPS tracking technology for your dog or cat

    We love our pets and want to keep track of them, make sure they’re eating well and getting the exercise they need and U.K.-based Trakz wants to help us do that with technology products for keeping track of your dog and cat. The startup has a GPS and fitness tracking device that can be inserted in your pooch’s or kitty’s collar and a feeding bowl tracker to keep track of how… Read More

  • Zenly lays out its plan to become a must-have social media app

    Zenly lays out its plan to become a must-have social media app

    French-based location sharing app Zenly hopes to be the next Snapchat and co-founder Antoine Martin came onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about how it plans to get there. The original idea came from Foursquare check-ins but Zenly allows users to check-in and share their location with friends and family. Martin spent two to three years with ex-Google and Apple engineers perfecting… Read More

  • Workplace by Facebook seeks work life balance

    Workplace by Facebook seeks work life balance

    Workplace by Facebook officially launched six weeks ago and director Julien Codorniou came onstage at Disrupt London today to talk about how the platform is responding to and building features to reduce interruption at work. Workplace is both a desktop and mobile app much like Facebook, but for your colleagues to socialize and communicate. The platform sports the same features as its friends… Read More

  • Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding

    Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding

    Elysium Health markets a pill formulated with ingredients it says will keep you feeling young and, according to a source close to the matter and documents obtained by TechCrunch, the startup has closed on $20 million in Series B financing at what we’re told is a $157 million valuation led by General Catalyst and participation from an ARCH Venture Partners investor. Reached for… Read More

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    Open Bionics partners with NHS for a feasibility study to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system

    Open Bionics partners with NHS for a feasibility study to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system

    Open Bionics is a U.K. startup making bionic hands for patients needing prosthetics and co-founder of the company Samantha Payne came onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to tell us about a new deal between Open Bionics and the National Health Service (NHS) to bring new technologies to amputees. The deal involves a feasibility study with the NHS through SBRI Healthcare to see if… Read More

  • InsideDNA looks deep into DNA to find the best drug targets

    Using a computational platform and your DNA, bioinformatics startup InsideDNA aims to determine the right drug interaction for your body. The startup began three years ago as a cloud-based platform for genomics analysis called InsideDNA Research, which brought optimized storage and reproducible research to scientists through cloud computing. But it soon saw a broader problem in the… Read More

  • Code.org’s third annual Hour of Code includes star athletes and a new sports-themed coding tutorial

    Code.org’s third annual Hour of Code includes star athletes and a new sports-themed coding tutorial

    Jocks and nerds haven’t always gotten along in years past, but Code.org aims to bring them together for the third annual Hour of Code with a sports-themed coding campaign. The campaign, which kicks off today, will feature support from superstar athletes like Kobe Bryant, the Golden State Warriors Draymond Green, Serena Williams, Neymar Jr, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo Vieira from Real… Read More

  • That one time I was tucked in by a startup

    That one time I was tucked in by a startup

    There I was on a comfy gray couch, surrounded by pillows and being handed an eye mask in a reserved office space in downtown San Francisco when, next thing I knew, Michael Acton Smith, co-founder of Calm was tucking me in and spraying a relaxing mist over my body. “Sweet dreams,” said his comms person as the two shut the door. That’s when Tamara began to speak… Tamara… Read More

  • AngelList acquires Product Hunt

    AngelList acquires Product Hunt

    AngelList, the LinkedIn for startups, just bought Product Hunt, the platform where people vote up or down on startup products. Product Hunt declined to comment on the selling price but a source close to the matter tells us it was about $20 million. Recode first reported that same price.  Product Hunt was rumored to be raising its next round for the past several months but, as founder… Read More

  • Hyperloop Transportation Technologies claims more than $100 million in total investment

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies claims more than $100 million in total investment

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the counterpart startup to Hyperloop One, which is also building a prototype of Elon Musk’s hyperloop system, says it has raised a little over $108 million dollars to build the tech aiming to zip us from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under half an hour. To be clear, the company has raised a total of $31.8 million in cash from investors… Read More

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    Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

    Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

    Cancerous tumors carry certain markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them. To do so, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy will work with more than 30 public and private pharmaceutical, biotech, cancer research nonprofits and academic institutions through a partnership with the Cancer Research Institute to use predictive… Read More

  • Period tracking app Clue pulls in $20 million Series B from Nokia Growth Partners

    Period tracking app Clue pulls in $20 million Series B from Nokia Growth Partners

    Clue, an app built on machine learning to track a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle, announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding today. The money comes from several investors with a focus in the healthcare space and was led by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP). Other participants in the round include existing investors Union Square Ventures, Mosaic Ventures, Brigitte Mohn and… Read More

  • Siren Care makes a “smart” sock to track diabetic health

    Siren Care makes a “smart” sock to track diabetic health

    Diabetic health tracking startup Siren Care has created smart socks that use temperature sensors to detect inflammation — and therefore injury — in realtime for diabetics. Co-founder Ran Ma was working on growing biomass to grow back skin that had been damaged while at Northwestern University when she started learning how to treat diabetic feet and thought of making a… Read More

  • Care/of takes on the vitamin industry with customized nutrition packs

    Care/of takes on the vitamin industry with customized nutrition packs

    There’s no end to the bottles, packs and pills of various nutritional supplements out there, but vitamin startup Care/of plans to stand out by tailoring the vitamins you pop to your specific needs. The startup joins a growing number of others in tech hoping to cash in on the lucrative vitamin industry. Elysium offers pills they say will boost longevity; Ritual makes vitamins for women… Read More

  • 21 gorgeous holiday gifts for your tech-savvy girlfriends

    We’re back again for the third year in a row with all the techie gadgets your lady friends could hope for. This year, the trend is towards gifts both beautiful and functional and we’ve got a few suggestions you may want to add to your holiday shopping list. Read More

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    Lab-made meat startup Memphis Meats hopes to grow a Thanksgiving turkey

    Lab-made meat startup Memphis Meats hopes to grow a Thanksgiving turkey

    Memphis Meats sizzled onto the startup stage earlier this year with a lab-grown meatball. Now, it’s entertaining the idea of growing other meats — including turkey. The startup has created an Indiegogo campaign to save some of the nearly 50 million birds from the slaughter each Thanksgiving by educating the public on what meat of the future could look and taste like. While I am… Read More

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    Genalyte raises $36 million from Khosla for its one-drop blood test

    Genalyte raises $36 million from Khosla for its one-drop blood test

    Theranos competitor Genalyte just announced it has raised an equity round of $36 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures and Redmile Group. The San Diego-based startup leverages lab-on-a-chip technology it says can run through up to 128 different tests on a single finger prick of blood in under 15 minutes using what it calls its Maverick Detection Platform. Genalyte’s proprietary… Read More

  • Hyperloop One has settled the lawsuit with former co-founder Brogan BamBrogan

    Hyperloop One has settled the lawsuit with former co-founder Brogan BamBrogan

    Hyperloop One tells TechCrunch it has just settled an ongoing lawsuit brought against the company by its former co-founder Brogan BamBrogan and several former employees. BamBrogan, David Pendergast, William Mulholland and Knut Sauer filed the lawsuit against the company this summer, claiming the technology they built was being “strangled” by the venture capitalists who had… Read More

  • Senior benefits platform Renew.com raises $3 million to help retiring baby boomers

    Senior benefits platform Renew.com raises $3 million to help retiring baby boomers

    Renew.com has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Venrock, Expa and others to launch a platform aiming to give the baby boomer generation adequate information on their benefits after retirement. American companies started to shift away from pensions and healthcare benefits packages for retirees in the mid-1980s, leaving the last bit of the boomers without the same compensations… Read More

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    Chinese scientists CRISPR a human for the first time

    Chinese scientists CRISPR a human for the first time

    A group of Chinese scientists injected a human being with cells genetically edited using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. This is the first time CRISPR has been used on a fully formed adult human and it’s encouraged a biomedical battle between China and the United States. The scientists from China are hoping the genetically edited cells will help their patient fend off a virulent type of… Read More

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