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Daily Crunch: Raba Partnership leads $2.1M seed round for African fintech startup Thepeer

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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3 tips for biotech startups seeking non-dilutive capital to survive the downturn

In a downturn, non-dilutive grants or contracts from the government should be seen as more appealing than ever because they provide runway without...

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Auxilius lands $10M to help biopharmas manage financial aspects of the clinical trial process

Auxilius aims to help biotechs manage the financial aspects of the clinical trial process.

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Why Felix Williams, who started a VC firm at 19, believes his youth gives him an advantage as an investor

Felix WIlliams is the founder and managing director of Lagomaj Capital. Since starting the St. Louis, Missouri-based venture capital firm soon after...

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Hong Kong’s AI drug discovery firm Insilico closes $60M Series D

Insilico focused exclusively on drug discovery until 2019 when it began developing its own therapeutics.

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Steal this hot new summer look (it’s bacteria)

Colorifix stands out for its progress in using microbes to naturally deposit dyes directly onto fabrics.

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New Zealand’s Humble Bee Bio is using bees to create bioplastics

Humble Bee Bio is on a mission to create a biodegradable alternative to plastics by synthesizing the biology of bees. While the New Zealand-based...

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Unicorn Bio is building the hardware to scale cultivated meat from lab to table

Cultivated meat, grown in a bioreactor rather than out on the range, might be one of the big food trends of the decade. But it’s relying on...

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Planetary wants to help food startups brew up more fake meat

Planetary aims to bring all of the alternative protein production planets into orbit with its scaling technology.

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How compassion and inclusivity are helping Kindbody change the fertility industry

When the topic of fertility comes up, we often hear hushed tones discussing someone else’s or their own journey through infertility.

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6 questions investors should ask when evaluating psychedelic biotech companies

We believe in a future where psychedelic therapy will be as common as going to the dentist, but the path won’t be easy.

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NovaXS Biotech raises $1.5M to make injection therapy needle-free

A startup spawned from a lab at the University of California, Berkeley has won investor support to work on its patented needle-free injector, which...

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COVID rapid tests available on e-commerce in China for the first time

China is allowing the public to take COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests for the first time as infection numbers hit a two-year high in recent days....

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Stämm Biotech raises $17M for its next-generation, 3D printed bioreactor

In the past year, there’s been a lot of hype around biomanufacturing — from growing cell-based meat to microbe-powered medicine...

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Automata expands its lab automation ambitions with $50M B round

The world’s labs are under pressure to do more tests and process more materials, not just due to COVID but from the growing biotech and drug...

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Startup Battlefield winner Cellino grabs $80M Series A

Cellino Bio’s founder Nabiha Saklayen didn’t initially intend to enter TechCrunch Disrupt 2021’s Startup Battlefield — it was her PR...

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MycoWorks, making leather from fungi, closes $125M to scale production

The company touts its Fine Mycelium process as the only mycelium engineered to be made-to-order and made-to-specification.

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With $8M seed round, Protai leverages the proteome to speed up drug discovery

Tech is an increasingly important part of the complex drug discovery and testing process, and with advances in processing power and algorithms it is...

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Phytoform plants $5.7M into climate-resistant crop technology

The success of CRISPR technology in agriculture has been well documented as a way to manipulate plant genomes to make them more pest and climate...

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Nucleus Genomics announces $3.5M seed round for a fresh take on genetic tests

When COVID-19 closed down most of society in 2020, Kian Sadeghi, like many of his then-classmates at the University of Pennsylvania, found himself...

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Tiamat Sciences cooking up plant-based proteins for cheaper production of cellular meat

Adil estimates that today’s growth factor costs $2 million per gram to make, but she believes that with efforts from Tiamat Sciences and others,...

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Longevica takes in $2.5M as it launches open research resources to examine life extension

Longevica's goal is to validate the pipeline of turning scientific research into consumer-ready products.

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Generate Biomedicines raises $370M Series B with a focus on protein-based drugs

The drug development space is continuing to attract more and more investment. On Thursday, another major player, Generate Biomedicines, announced a...

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Trialjectory on track to match 50K cancer patients with clinical trials this year: 35% are from underrepresented groups

Each year millions of people are diagnosed with cancer. Meanwhile, hundreds of clinical trials testing potential treatments are ongoing. But...

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Flagship Pioneering’s new venture is betting on tRNA to treat ‘thousands of diseases’

On Tuesday, Flagship Pioneering, the major investor behind Moderna, announced yet another addition to their portfolio of RNA-curious companies....

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An accelerator and fund says it’s giving away its voting rights to scientist founders

SciFounders, an accelerator program and fund launched back in January with $6 million in backing, has a new proposition for the scientist founders...

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UK startup Healx to begin clinical trial on repositioned drug for Fragile X syndrome

There are currently no approved cures for Fragile X syndrome — the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability. At the moment, the...

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Kiwi Bio aims to free irritable bowel syndrome sufferers from restrictive diets

The company has been busy strengthening its supply chain to gear up for scaling its product. Additionally, it hired a head of growth and a community...

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