Exo secures $200M toward commercializing ultrasound device

Exo, pronounced “echo,” raised a fresh cash infusion of $220 million in Series C financing aimed at commercializing its handheld ultrasound device and point-of-care workflow platform, Exo Works. The round was led by RA Capital Management, while BlackRock, Sands Capital, Avidity Partners, Pura Vida Investments and prior investors joined in. The new funding gives the […]

The best vaccine incentive might be paid time off

But state laws are a piecemeal approach, and workers’ protections or benefits largely depend on what employers will give. Ifeoma Ajunwa, an associate professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says employers operate as their own private governments, with free rein over how they run their business. Covid exposed “the […]

Unmuted founder Max van den Ingh on success beyond the metrics

There is no authoritative playbook for marketing these days. Every company must find its own voice, and as it grows and evolves, its marketing needs to evolve as well. Relying on proven tactics and measurable metrics isn’t enough — today, the most effective marketers constantly study and learn from innovative approaches while exploring new avenues. […]

Uh, oh – Facebook is actually building the Metaverse

Peter Griffin, Contributor. 29 July 2021, 2:38 pm As it basked in the glow of a massive quarterly profit announcement, Facebook this week revealed it would develop a massive virtual world – a metaverse. In a podcast interview with The Verge, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the Facebook Reality Lab, a unit of […]

Japanese sneaker platform SODA raises $56.4M, accquires rival Monokabu

Just half a year after leading SODA’s Series B, SoftBank Ventures Asia is raising its bet on the Tokyo-based sneaker resell platform. The early-stage venture capital arm of SoftBank Group announced today it has returned to lead SODA’s Series C, which currently totals $56.4 million. Other investors include South Korean sneaker reselling platform KREAM (another […]