A Gen Z VC speaks up: Why Gen Z VCs are trash
Gen Z VCs have raised funds, garnered social media followings and profited from the Gen Z mentality. Good for them. I don’t want to be any part of it.
Meet the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals category finalists and special award winners
Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition focused on purpose-driven innovation, and sponsor of TechCrunch Sessions: Climate, has chosen 10 category finalists and three Sp
Brain.space remakes the EEG for our modern world (and soon, off-world)
Figuring out what’s going on in the brain is generally considered to be somewhere between extremely difficult and impossible. One major challenge is that the best ways to do so are room-sized ma
Spoke launches music therapy app for Gen Z, raises $1.5M round led by Ada Ventures
Apps like Calm and Endel are exploring an expanding new universe of what’s becoming known as “functional sound”. Calm and others are doing it in the meditation and sleep space, while End
It’s time to end the war at home for troops with traumatic brain injuries
We need a concerted effort from the Department of Defense and the Veterans Affairs Administration to move proven science out of the lab and into the world to help people in need.
Loyal raises $27M, aims to give dog owners more time with their pets
Loyal is building an animal pharmaceutical company that is developing therapeutics aimed at extending both lifespan and healthspan for dogs.
Employee talent predictor retrain.ai raised another $7M, adds Splunk as strategic investor
Automation will displace 85 million jobs while simultaneously creating 97 million new jobs by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. Although that sounds like good news, the hard reality is that
MedRhythms raises $25M to get patients back in tune after a stroke
The company's digital therapy platform works to measure and improve someone’s ability to walk after they have experienced a neurologic injury or disease.
CorrActions raises $2.7M to help avoid errors in human-machine interactions
CorrActions, a noninvasive neuroscience startup that uses sensor data to evaluate a user’s cognitive state due to drowsiness, alcohol, fatigue and other issues, today announced that it has raise
‘It’s almost like placing an IV’: Brain monitoring electrode receives FDA 510(k) clearance
An FDA pathway that’s greased the gears for COVID-19 vaccines and drugs has paved the way for something else: a new take on electroencephalography (EEG), the established brain-monitoring technique i
Prime Movers Lab raises $245 million for second fund to invest in early stage science startups
After revealing its first fund just last year, a $100 million pool of investment capital dedicated to early stage startups focusing on sustainable food development, clean energy, health innovation and
Portugal’s Faber reaches $24.3M for its second fund aimed at data-driven startups from Iberia
Portuguese VC Faber has hit the first close of its Faber Tech II fund at €20.5 million ($24.3 million). The fund will focus on early-stage data-driven startups starting from Southern Europe and the
Kernel raises $53 million for its non-invasive ‘Neuroscience as a Service’ technology
LA-based bio science startup Kernel has raised $53 million from investors, including General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Eldridge, Manta Ray Ventures, Tiny Blue Dot and more. The funding is the first o
We need a new field of AI to combat racial bias
Responsibly managing machine learning processes is no longer just a desirable component of progress but a necessary one.
Researchers use biometrics, including data from the Oura Ring, to predict COVID-19 symptoms in advance
A team of researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI), along with WVU’s Medicine department and staff from Oura Health have developed a platform
6 investment trends that could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic
While some U.S. investors might have taken comfort from China’s rebound, we still find ourselves in the early innings of this period of uncertainty.
Eight Sleep CEO says his startup is more than a mattress company
Matteo Franceschetti, CEO of Eight Sleep, would prefer that you don’t call his startup a mattress company. Eight Sleep does sell mattresses, albeit smart ones packed with sensors and temperature
Can a wearable improve memory? Humm raises $2.6 million so consumers can find out
There’s an emerging body of research suggesting that electrical stimulation applied to the brain can help improve memory and cognitive function. A recent study conducted by researchers from Bost
The first US clinical trial of using an in-brain chip to fight opioid addiction is now underway
Opioid addiction is easily one of the top widespread healthcare issues facing the U.S., and research indicates we’re nowhere near achieving any kind of significant mitigating solution. But a tea
Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage
When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid the burnout that all too o