Tagged: biotech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

Blessed by Gates, crowdfunding site funnels cash for high-risk R&D

  A new crowdfunding platform site called Microryza has started funneling cash to dozens of high-risk scientific research programs, including a number of drug development efforts that would otherwise never see the light of day.   Microryza’s co-founder, Cindy Wu, came up with the idea… Read More

Crowdfunding Is Coming to Biotech

Most biotech pros will shrug, or chuckle, if you ask whether crowdfunding will transform life sciences financing in the U.S. This, after all, is an industry where you often need to raise at least $50 million or $100 million to even have a chance at developing a new… Read More

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