Elad Gil

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    Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

    Athelas is launching a low-cost, blood diagnostics device today made for testing certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections and cancer in the comfort of your home. Tanay Tandon founded the startup in 2014 at the tender age of 17 to develop a smartphone device that could detect malaria through blood samples. That idea proved difficult but the idea of ease and mobility stuck with… Read More

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    Confirmed: Color Genomics is in the final stages of an $80 million Series C financing round

    Confirmed: Color Genomics is in the final stages of an $80 million Series C financing round

    Genetic health screening startup Color Genomics has raised $52 million so far in what could end up totaling just over $81 million in equity financing, according to a recent SEC filing. Color is similar to other genetics startups in that it provides information to you based on the DNA given in a spit tube test. Read More

  • Zeplin Raises $1.2M To Sync Designers And Developers With Less Hassle

    Zeplin Raises $1.2M To Sync Designers And Developers With Less Hassle

    When Pelin Kenez and her co-founders were at their previous company, they were constantly moving files between designers and developers. That ended up producing a hassle, with developers having to basically manually pull in elements from the design file. That’s where Zeplin comes in. It uses software to better move files between designers and engineers, and it said it has raised $1.2… Read More

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    Early Twitter Vets Launch Color Genomics To Make Genetic Screenings For Breast Cancer Affordable

    Early Twitter Vets Launch Color Genomics To Make Genetic Screenings For Breast Cancer Affordable

    I’m always excited when an experienced team from the consumer mobile world crosses over into a complex and formidable area like healthcare or biotech. With Color Genomics, we’re getting just that. Elad Gil and Othman Laraki, who sold Mixer Labs to Twitter six years ago and went on to oversee search, geo and growth for the company, have joined forces again to do affordable… Read More

  • The 5 Myths Of Building A Great Mobile Team

    The 5 Myths Of Building A Great Mobile Team

    Editor’s note: As the Web goes mobile, every Web company needs to build mobile products. Author Elad Gil, director of Geo at Twitter, has a lot of experience in that area. Way before selling his company Mixer Labs to Twitter last year, he kickstarted Google’s mobile efforts back in 2004, when Google’s mobile team “consisted of 1/4 of an engineer dedicated to maintaining… Read More