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uBiome, Once a Biotech Darling, Now in Bankruptcy

uBiome, once a Biotech darling that popularized its concept on the pages of pretail e-commerce site Indiegogo and then listed an investment opportunity on Angellist, has filed for bankruptcy according to public documents. Back in 2015, uBiome pitched the concept of sequencing an individual’s microbiome… Read More

uBiome’s CEO Jessica Richman Announced “Overall Winner” of the IVY Innovator Awards: Sequencing and Testing Microbiomes

uBiome, the San Francisco-based company behind a self-sampling microbiome testing service, has been celebrated in two major national competitions, both focusing on technology and innovation. uBiomeʼs CEO and co-founder, Jessica Richman, was announced overall winner of the IVY Innovator Awards presented by Cadillac, in San Francisco… Read More

Indiegogo Alum uBiome Donates Funds to Oral Disease Prevention Research

uBiome, a microbial genomics company, announced on Friday that it is supporting the prevention of oral disease, the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults in the United States, in three ways. The company is making a donation to the Smiles Across America… Read More

Brief: uBiome Announces Partnership With HelloFlo For Crowdsourced Pregnancy Study

Taking time away from its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, uBiome has announced a partnership with HelloFlo, a health and wellness resource for women, to crowdsource a study of the pregnancy micro biome. uBiome will be partnering with HelloFlo as they launch their new product geared toward women… Read More

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

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

uBiome Fundraises on AngelList: Know Your Gut

 UBiome is again trending as AngelList’s number one startup.  Founded by UCSF scientists and Stanford and Cambridge technologists including Jessica Richman, Zacher Apte, Siavosh Behbahani, Hans Gangeskar and Brooke Anderson, uBiome is using data to understand the human microbiome. Incubated by Y Combinator, 500 Startups… Read More

uBiome Raises $4.5 Million Including Andreessen Horowitz

uBiome raised just over $350,000 on Indiegogo back in February 2013.  The small company had set out to sequence the human microbiome.  The campaign organizers described the human environment, “like the rainforest, the healthy human microbiome is a balanced ecosystem. The correct balance of microbes… Read More

uBiome Crowdfunded Over $350,000 on Indiegogo, Now They are Raising Capital on AngelList

Worlds “first citizen science project to sequence the human micro biome” – uBiome – raised $351,000 on Indiegogo in one of the largest “citizen science” crowdfunding campaigns ever.  The campaign ran from November 16, 2012 to February 18, 2013 – closing almost one year ago…. Read More

Crowdfunding and IRBs: The Case of uBiome

IRBs and the Future of Citizen Science uBiome is a citizen science startup that sequences the microbiome, financed entirely by crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a service where people contribute to a project that doesn’t exist, and in return, receive various perks when the product is created. Skipping… Read More

uBiome Studies The Microbes Living On And Inside Of You

uBiome will complete a successful Indiegogo campaign today, more than doubling their original goal of $100,000. From the campaign summary… uBiome is a citizen science project that allows the public access to cutting edge sequencing technology to understand their health through the microbiome. Your microbiome is… Read More

Brief: Alternative Finance on List of World’s Most Innovative Companies

  Multiple Fintech companies are on the list of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2016. OurCrowd, one of the largest investment crowdfunding platforms in the world, was recognized at number 7 for Israel. Affirm, founded by PayPal founder Max Levchin, came in second place… Read More

Aescuvest is New Investment Crowdfunding Platform Focused Totally On MedTech & Health

When the Crowd Helps Women to Become Pregnant Entrepreneurs Juliane Zielonka and Julia Lazaro are two energetic founders in the sprawling Berlin startup scene. Their latest creation, LARACompanion, is designed to help families with their desire to have children. LARACompanion is the derivative of a women’s… Read More

USAA Enters Bitcoin Space, Invests in Coinbase’s $75M Series C Funding Round

“USAA’s recent entrance into the bitcoin space may have been driven, in part, by interest in the technology among its own membership,” reported Stan Higgens from CoinDesk.  “The Fortune 500 financial services company, based in Texas, was among a diverse group of investors that took part in… Read More

Wevorce Trending on AngelList: W13 Y Combinator Pick Changing Divorce for Good

Wevorce is a national divorce company that keeps families out of court using a high-tech and high-touch approach to amicable divorce. Currently trending on AngelList, Wevorce’s software-supported process connects families with Wevorce certified mediators across the United States. “We help mitigate the mental anguish and… Read More

Outlandish Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaigns from 2013

The past twelve months were good for global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.  While they do not publicly release site statistics like their friendly competitor Kickstarter, Indiegogo had a pretty good year.  Indiegogo facilitates funding for a lot of very cool projects, businesses and causes.  I continue… Read More

Scientists Pass the Crowdfunding Hat for Research Money

When the X-ray was invented, people clamored to get one. Not for any medical reason, but just to see what was typically hidden inside their bodies. Something like that seems to be happening with DNA sequencing technology. First it was companies offering to sequence people’s… Read More

Startup using crowdfunding to sequence the human microbiome, create bioinformatics report

Ubiome, a company that is still in stealth mode, is developing a technology to sequence human bacterial DNA. The hope is that this will yield new discoveries in the prevention and treatment of disease. In a unique twist, funding for this research has not come… Read More

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