Tagged: biotech

BCN Biotech Aromics Nears 100K€ Crowdfunding on Capital Cell

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Aromics, a privately-owned development stage pharmaceutical company founded in 2005, is based in Barcelona, Spain and focused on developing novel first-in-class therapies for the treatment of human diseases. The company has received the seal of Innovative SME from MINECO and achieved different R&D awards from international,… Read More

Clínica Dialibre: Spain’s First Diabetes Youth Clinic Quickly Closes in on CapitalCell Crowdfunding Goal

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Clínica Dialibre, the first clinic in Spain to specialize in diabetes for children, opened in March 2016 with the mission of setting a milestone in the treatment of diabetes and improving the young patients’ quality of life by personalizing the treatment for each patient. The Clinica… Read More

Igniting a Microbiome Revolution: Era7 Bioinformatics Syncs with Capital Cell

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This Capital Cell crowfunding campaign is a unique opportunity to co-invest with an undisclosed VC firm in Era7 Bioinformatics, a Spanish company focused on the revolution of the Microbiome and providing new solutions to address the problem of antibiotic resistance. Era7 Bioinformatics uses its own algorithms… Read More

Biotech NALIA Systems Gain Traction on Syndicate Room with Individual Investor Support

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NALIA Systems has created a point-of-care, lab-grade diagnostics array that delivers results in 20 minutes which  gives doctors the in-house tools required to diagnose certain diseases from within their surgery. Although still in prototype mode, a first customer has already been secured. In addition to this potentially disruptive technology, NALIA… Read More

After CNMV Approval, Spain’s Capital Cell Sets Sights on UK Market and FCA Approval

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In late July, Barcelona-based Capital Cell received Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) approval to operate as a “Participatory Financing Platform.” This authorization includes the capability to select and publish financing projects and also gives Capital Cell the right to operate as an investment… Read More

TAXA Biotechnologies Set to Finish WeFunder Round With Over $250,000

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On Tuesday, TAXA Biotechnologies, Inc. announced it had secured over $250,000 from 400 investors during its equity crowdfunding campaign on WeFunder. The biotech startup made history in May when it became one of the first companies to use Title III rules of the JOBS Act. As previously reported, TAXA… Read More

Brief: Capital Cell, a Biotech Crowdfunding Platform, Receives Regulatory Approval in Spain

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Capital Cell, an investment crowdfunding platform that describes itself as the first European crowdfunding platform for biotech projects, has recieved regulatory approval from the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV).  According to a statement on their site, after ten months of audits, interviews and… Read More

Exclusive: Bioprognos CEO Sergio Calleja Discusses Crowdfunding with Spanish Platform Capital Cell

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Bioprognos, a Barcelona-based biotech company that seeks to improve both clinical outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients ―as well as other diseases (cardiovascular, neurological or endocrine)― through the development of innovative tools for non-invasive, accurate detection from biomarkers found in a simple blood… Read More

Brief: Crowdcube Success Cell Therapy Receives £12.5M in Japan Rights Deal

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On Tuesday, Crowdcube #FundedClub member, Cell Therapy (CTL), announced it has received £12.5M in a Japan Rights Deal. The Welsh biotech company, co-founded by Nobel Prize winner Sir Martin Evans, raised £689,246 through the equity crowdfunding platform to help cell-based regeneration medicine for heart trauma get to… Read More

The MoneyTree Report: $1B VC Deployed to Startup Ecosystem in 1Q

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Venture capitalists invested $12.1 billion in 969 deals in the first quarter of 2016, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. Total venture dollars deployed to startup companies for… Read More

Spanish Biotech Platform Capital Cell Quickly Nears Self-Crowdfunding Campaign Goal; Xavier and Josep Castells Lead Investing Round

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Capital Cell is the first European equity crowdfunding platform specializing in biotech and  life sciences startups and companies.  Capital Cell links with entrepreneurs seeking funding with investors who want to invest their money in projects with a high growth potential. To date the Barcelona-based equity crowdfunding platform founded in 2015… Read More

Catalan BioTech ZeClinics Secures Record Funding on Capital Cell, 2015’s Largest Spanish Biotech Crowdfunded Investment

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The Catalan company ZeClinics, supported by the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona and and Barcelona Biomedicine Research Park (PRBB) reached its crowdfunding campaign goal  on Capital Cell,  a campaign that set the record for the the year’s largest biotech crowdfunding investment in Spain.  The company is prevalued at 1M€.  After 88… Read More

Indiegogo Success uBiome Returns to Raise $50,000 For Dental Genome Kit

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uBiome is launching the “world’s first” dental citizen science crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo two years after it made history with a record-breaking campaign to sequence the human microbiome. Raising over $350,000 from over 2,500 participants in 2013, the biotech startup sparked the era of microbiome-based personalized… Read More

Crowdfunding Author Marianne IIZUKA Examines French Crowdfunding Industry: ANACOFI and AFIP Member Shares Expertise

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In November The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. This is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe.  This benchmarking… Read More

OakLabs Uses Gaming Tech for Molecular Bio: Raises Nearly €330K on Seedmatch

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OakLabs has raised more than 218% of its equity crowdfunding goal on Seedmatch, securing over €329K with the support of over 280 investors.  The startup has a pre-money valuation of €3,469,000. “PCR ( polymerase chain reaction) is an indispensable part of modern medical research. However, before such a… Read More

Crowdfunding the Future of Medicine

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  The medical achievements of the last century will be dwarfed by the achievements of this century. Advances in technology will help make the practice of medicine better, faster, (and eventually) cheaper. Patients stand to benefit the most from this, and as everyone one of… Read More

Glowing Plant Grafts with Y Combinator: VC’s First Biotech Investment Reignites GMO Debate

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Kickstarter’s first synthetic biology project, the Glowing Plant, which was launched April 2013 by Antony Evans, Fulbright Stanford post-doc fellow Omri Amirav-Drory, PhD and Kyle Taylor, PhD (from Stanford) has made the news again for its syncing with Y Combinator.  The Silicon Valley venture capital firm… Read More

APTA Biosciences Funding Round to Close Sunday After Raising £1.6 Million

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They Syndicate Room has had a growing number of Health / BioTech equity crowdfunding offerings run through their platform.  Recently they launched a campaign to raise capital for Time for Medicine which has quickly jumped to over 50% funded.  Now they have announced that Apta… Read More

On Crowdcube: Stem Cell Research Tool Mfr. Cell Guidance Systems Raises £242K

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Cambridge-based stem cell research tool provider Cell Guidance Systems has successfully crowdfunded over £242,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The raise represents a £2,000,000 valuation. The funds come for a 12.14% equity stake dispersed among the crowd. CGS was originally seeking $100,000 in funding for… Read More

Biotechnology Industry Organization Schedules Investor Forum, Talks Crowdfunding

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As part of the 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum several sessions are being scheduled to discuss the impact of crowdfunding on the biotech industry.  Taking place next week, October 8-9 in San Francisco, two of their roundtables are addressing crowdfunding and the JOBS Act. The… Read More