Tweet: “@emerge_io is creating a future where distance and time don’t stand in the way of feeling present.Imagine giving someone a virtual high five.”LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 13, 2019–Today, Emerge announced the close of a $12M Series A investment round led by M13, with participation from Vulcan Capital, LionTree Partners, and other investors, putting the total raised to date at $18M.The company is building a platform that enables users to feel and share immersive content with bare hands.The company was founded by CEO Sly Lee, CTO Isaac Castro, and CFO and Head of Insights Mauricio Teran, who met at Singularity University, a Google/NASA sponsored program, and who hold awards from MIT, Forbes, and the World Economic Forum.
Peter Diamandis recently joined Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi for a livestreamed interview to share his thoughts on how radical startup ideas today can get built and funded.He is a New York Times bestselling author, and has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the “World's 50 Greatest Leaders.” A serial entrepreneur himself, Diamandis is notably the founder or co-founder of Singularity University, Space Adventures, Planetary Resources, Human Longevity Inc., and BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies.As technology advances at an exponential speed, there are amazing opportunities for entrepreneurs to build radical businesses that positively impact society.Created a marketplace for other sellersOffered a streaming video and music platformRecently launched its own shipping fleet
On Monday, June 8th, Peter Diamandis will join Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi for a live, interactive online event titled ‘How Entrepreneurs Can Build the Future.’This webinar will take place beginning at 11:15am, and will center on how entrepreneurs today can leverage new and emerging technologies to better the lives of billions of people.With CEO Adeo Ressi, Diamandis will discuss some of the most pressing issues facing humanity today, and explore how innovators are working toward solving them.RSVP for free here, and join hundreds of founders, technologists, and investors for this special online event.Peter Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions.He is also the Executive Founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world's leaders on exponentially growing technologies.
Heart disease is the leading killer of adults in the U.S., and, according to The New York Times, Americans of South Asian extraction are four times as likely as members of the general population to develop it, and tend to do so a decade sooner.The Times article cited a seven-year study by University of California San Francisco and Northwestern University named Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America, or Masala, which followed more than 900 south Asians in Chicago and the Bay Area.They suffered from high blood pressure, high triglycerides, abnormal cholesterol, and type-2 diabetes at relatively low body weights.It was as if electricity were passing through my veins.I ignored it — as I had ignored the back pain that I’d felt on the cruise to Cancún and my extreme nausea after climbing the Chichen Itza pyramid — because I thought I was indestructible.There, the nurse strapped an EKG monitor to my chest, reviewed the results, and started making phone calls.
Monday, February 4th, London, UK - Recent breakthroughs in diagnostics and therapeutics of age-related diseases and aging itself lead to the emergence of the longevity biotechnology industry with a number of credible companies and exponential business models.To accelerate this emerging trend a team of professional investors and biotechnology entrepreneurs created the Longevity Vision Fund, a new venture capital fund focused on early-stage technologies and life-science businesses.The Fund seeks to invest in companies that provide products, services, and technologies aimed to extend the period of healthy human life."The Fund's mission is to lead the breakthrough in human longevity and to extend human lifespan worldwide allowing people to live longer, healthier lives", - said Sergey Young, the Founder of Longevity Vision Fund.Sergey Young is a visionary and investor with 20 years of experience in the field of human longevity and venture capital investing.Sergey is also development sponsor of Longevity XPRIZE and Innovation Board member at XPRIZE Foundation.
Daniel founded and runs the Exponential Medicine Conference, which is one of the largest cross-disciplinary gatherings of life science researchers and innovators.He just has so much surface area from his two highly complementary jobs, which connect him to hundreds of startups and researchers every year.Daniel is particularly deep in medical devices, ranging from consumer-grade gear to tools that only turn up in research hospitals.And as an oncologist, he’s of course deeply informed about cancer.Please log in or subscribe to continue.The Ars TechnicastArs Technicast Experimental 6.1: Rob Reid and Daniel Kraft, 1 of 2
Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents.These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.Over the past week, PlantID3 is finalist in the Canada Global Impact Competition, Realty Mogul new hire Shea Pallente interviewed in, TourSnapp featured in Sonntags Journal, and more Grad News.Below is a roundup of recent Founder Institute Graduates in the news:PlantID3 becomes finalist in the Canada Global Impact Competition: Singularity University CANIMPACT Finalists (CANIMPACT): PlantID3, a Bay Area Graduate,is using photo recognition software and lab on a chip to provide overall agrology service providing plant health, species and stress data for farm and garden operations.Realty Mogul new hire Shea Pallente interviewed in Commercial and Equity Will Hit the Crowd ( Realty Mogul, a Los Angeles graduate, is an an online marketplace for accredited investors to pool money and buy shares of pre-vetted investment properties.
To get a better idea of what the LatAm market’s future holds we spoke with João Del Valle, co-founder and COO at EBANX, a company striving to bring together global businesses and the multicultural population of Latin America while challenging the status quo of the payments market.With more than 15 years of experience in software development, João Del Valle is the mind behind the first platform codes of EBANX, which allow all company operations to work with fast frictionless synergy and responsiveness.João holds an MBA degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and has also attended executive programs at Stanford, Harvard and Singularity University.If there is a trade break between the U.S. and China, both countries would have to be looking for alternatives, since they are very important markets to each other.Of course, they have developed specific strategies for the countries, usually beginning with the largest markets, such as Brazil and Mexico, which are often among the top 5 most important countries for global companies.The Chinese giant had huge organic growth in Latin America, even without investing in it.
The 16th Founder Showcase is now just hours away!We are expecting a completely packed house of over 400 founders, investors, and press.Diamandis is the NYT Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think, and BOLD – How to go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World.Preceding his focus as an investor, Chamath was the longest tenured member of Facebook’s senior executive team and helped drive its ascension to one of the most important companies in the world.Prior to Facebook, Chamath had leading roles at The Mayfield Fund, AIM+ICQ and Winamp.His highly-anticipated forthcoming book – Gamification by Design 2 (2015) – updates the definitive reference guide on the use of game mechanics in non-game contexts – The Gamification Revolution (McGraw Hill, 2013).
The Founder Showcase, hosted by and the Founder Institute, is Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage startup event.In our 15-event history, we've been truly honored by some of the names who have graced our stage, such as Elon Musk, David Sacks, and Phil Libin.Today, we are excited to announce our second keynote speaker for the next Founder Showcase, taking place on May 12th: Peter Diamandis, the Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation.Tickets for the 16th Founder Showcase are on sale now.An international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions, and commercial space, Peter Diamandis is renowned for being the co-founder and chairman of Singularity University and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think.When I think about creating abundance, it's not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it's about creating a life of possibility.
With the recent announcement of the Founder Institute’s Star Fellow program, benefitting the most qualified applicants working on space-related businesses, we welcomed Dr. Bob Richards to our webinar, “How to Launch a Space Startup”, in which he, along with Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi, discussed the future of taking innovation to the stars.For those not familiar with Bob Richards, he is a space founder and futurist, as well as a Co-Founder of the International Space University; Singularity University; SEDS; the Space Generation Foundation; and Moon Express, a space transportation and lunar resources company located at Cape Canaveral, where he currently serves as President and CEO.Clearly, if anyone knows what it takes to launch a space-based tech company, it’s Bob Richards.He argues that with the accelerated rate of the development of modern technology, now is a better time to build a business that’s focused on the heavens, and the future for space startups is only looking brighter."The health of our home planet and the survival of our species will only be secured through the use of space resources and the expansion of Earth's economic sphere to the Moon and beyond.Creating an off-Earth economy and multi-planet civilization will safeguard the long term prospects of humanity."
Stem cells derived from a human placenta hold the key to unlocking a myriad of potentials in regenerative medicine and are the focus of X-Prize and Singularity University founder Peter Diamandis’ new endeavor.Called Celularity, the startup is a spinout from Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical company creating gene therapies.Diamandis teamed up with Dr. Robert Hariri, the founder of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, to create Celularity in the hopes of using stem cells found in the human placenta to quickly regenerate tissue and organs needed to treat cancer and other diseases.It’s a wild proposal and, seemingly, the stuff of science fiction often tossed around in certain Silicon Valley circles — create a startup focused on a medical breakthrough to make us live forever — or at least much, much longer than we currently do.For decades stem cells have posed an ethical quandary as they’ve largely been harvested through discarded embryos.However, in just the last few years, science has discovered adult stem cells can come from a number of sources throughout the human body — including a woman’s placenta, shortly after giving birth.
20 minutes into my interview with CEO Rob Nail, and I still couldn’t cut through the buzzwords about his online and in-person education startup.So I asked him straight up, “with as little BS as possible, what does Singularity University do?” He told me “You learn to read the news differently and how to identify which of all the crazy breakthroughs might be relevant to you.Maybe an example would help.You can pay SU $14,500 for a week-long executive training where it will lodge and feed you as it shows you how to figure out how to exploit tech’s next big shift, and the frameworks for creating your own.There are online classes, industry-specific summits, and franchises all over the world beyond its Silicon Valley headquarters.And with all the excitement, fear, and opportunity locked within technology, it’s no wonder SU just raised a $32 million.
Thursday, 10.26.2017, Baltimore, MD, Insilico Medicine, a leader in the field of artificial intelligence, is pleased to announce its founder and CEO, Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov, will present at the Singularity University Exponential Medicine Program in San Diego on Wednesday November 8 in Session XVIII - Future of Pharma.Dr. Zhavoronkov's session will focus on recent advances in the convergence of the next-generation artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies for drug discovery, biomarker development and personal data management.Exponential Medicine is a reimagination of the medical conference, providing world-class faculty, innovators and organizations from across the biomedical and technology spectrum.The unique and intensive four-day event explores and leverages the convergence of fast moving technologies in the reinvention and future of health and medicine.Dr. Zhavoronkov said, "The next paradigm shift in human development will result from the massive convergence of the recent advances in deep learning, blockchain, high performance computing and other IT technologies with the advances in biomedical sciences.Insilico Medicine is at the forefront of this convergence focusing on human longevity and we are delighted to be a part of the Exponential Medicine experience.
These are enterprises that operate 10 times better, faster, and more cost effectively than their traditional, linearly-operated peer organizations.They exploit the benefits of “exponential”, or scaling, technologies to one-up competitors, disrupt industry icons, and keep competitors at bay.Singularity University was founded to explore the effect exponential technologies have on bringing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems — those that touch a billion or more people.The operational requirements were extreme, and our core team totaled fewer than 10 people.We didn’t have the luxury of waiting weeks or months to make a new hire.So we hacked the traditional process and collapsed the hiring cycle from weeks or even months, down to days.
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, Basel, Switzerland - Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based next-generation artificial intelligence company specializing in the application of deep learning for drug discovery, biomarker development and aging research today announced the launch of the Beta 1.0 version of YOUNG.AI.The first version was publicly unveiled on September 12th, 2017 at the 4th Aging Research for Drug Discovery Forum and the Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for Healthcare Forum in Basel, Switzerland, 11-13 of September.The beta 1.0 version features deep learned photographic and basic blood biochemistry-based predictors of age as well as the ability to track drug and supplement intake.Future updates will include multiple other data types ranging from medical imaging and brain activity readings to social circle and behavior."Genomics, cellular therapeutics, CRISPR/Cas9 technologies are all giving us tools to extend the healthy human lifespan.Peter H. Diamandis, MD, co-Founder, executive Chairman, Singularity University
In the spring hit the Singularity University, a startupskola from the Silicon Valley, opened in Copenhagen.Now, the nordic techsektorns growing importance attracted further an american training company across the Atlantic.The primary target group are those who work at a corporation who notice that their role is changingIn the autumn, namely techskolan the General Assembly to Stockholm and Oslo.the Company has raised the equivalent of over 800 million in funding, was founded in 2011 in New York city and is available today in 20 cities around the world.also Read: She takes the Silicon Valley's hottest school to Scandinavia
Kris Duggan looms large in Silicon Valley, serving as an adjunct professor at the Ray Kurzweil-founded Singularity University, and according to his Crunchbase profile, holds advisory positions with nine different companies including the secretive Palantir Technologies.Duggan is best known for co-founding BetterWorks in 2013, which has since sopped up a generous $35 million in venture capital funding from, amongst others, Kleiner-Perkins.And like an increasing number of rich, powerful executives, Duggan is now stepping down as CEO of his company after being accused of inappropriate workplace conduct by a female employee—the bitter irony being that BetterWorks makes software for—wait for it—Human Resources.The lawsuit, filed July 11, names Duggan as well as Regional Vice President Matt Hart and Vice President of People Operations Tamara Cooksey, and alleges sexual harassment, discriminatory behavior, negligent hiring, and four other complaints of the exact variety a company involved in human resources should understand the gravity of.Here are a few selections from the suit:“the workplace had more in common with a boy’s club or fraternity house than a professional work environment”
p Every American city wishes it could better support technology, entrepreneurship and infrastructure, unfortunately few actually have the resources to set truly ambitious goals into motion.Its latest, a smart city accelerator assembled by Singularity University, NCT Ventures and American Electric Power (AEP), aims to simultaneously lure businesses to the region while building solutions to public sector problems.Locally based NCT Ventures is putting up $1 million to form the new accelerator.Startups that have developed products and services that improve the operation of cities will be eligible for up to $100,000 in investment.Singularity University, the ambitious project of Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, will offer specialized instruction and mentorship to each of the startups selected while AEP, a locally based electricity conglomerate, will be helping during the selection process, receiving its own training from Singularity and keeping an eye on startups along the way.“Our intention is to find the best working companies, not just ideas that fit criteria,” explained Rich Langdale in an interview, managing partner at NCT Ventures.
the Company Verily, owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, has started the massive hälsostudien Project Baseline to find out what happens when healthy people get sick.It is reported by the american tv kaneln CNBC on the web.Overall, the study is based on data from 10 000 american participants, from different backgrounds and with different health record, all of which will be equipped with advanced technology, among other things, Verilys own smart watch Study Watch.also Read: IBM collects data from an athletic gadgets in the careAccording to Daniel Power, at Singularity University, which is in the project, the goal is to collect health data to create a kind of ”Google maps for care,” which attempts to link all data points to a larger hälsobild.”We collect all the digital livstecknen.