Israeli VC, Hospital Launch $45M Medical Innovation Fund

Last week, K Health, an AI-based primary care consultant announced it has raised its series B of  $25 million – only five months after raising its series A. K Health was founded in 2016, and claims to be the first startup to use true AI in consumer health at the primary care level. Their secret weapon: Access to […]

CT-backed bioscience accelerator picks 2nd cohort

A fledgling, state-backed bioscience accelerator on the Connecticut shoreline said it has selected a UConn Health educator’s new venture and 11 other startups to participate in its second annual program. The Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut, or ABCT, a Branford-based program spearheaded by Design Technologies LLC, aims to support Connecticut’s aim of being a bioscience […]

Innovation Saskatchewan Launches The Innovation Challenge Program 

The Innovation Challenge program harnesses the ideas and expertise of Saskatchewan’s innovative entrepreneurs, together with government, to rapidly solve public sector challenges. In collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Innovation Saskatchewan is seeking technology solutions to the following challenge: “How can technology be used to monitor the amount of solid waste generated and disposed of […]

Qatar’s state fund expands venture capital activity, bets on US startups

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, famous for investments in London’s Shard and Tiffany & Co., is quietly expanding its venture capital unit to invest in U.S. startups, according to people familiar with the matter. The Qatar Investment Authority, created to handle the windfall from the country’s gas and oil exports, has invested in companies including Foursquare […]