Accion Systems – Manoeuvring In The Final Frontier

Pushing on the extraterrestrial frontier, we’ve figured out how to get to space and send progressively smaller and more powerful satellites – from reusable rockets to shoebox sized satellites. But how does one move around once one is in space? Accion Systems, a Boston based aerospace startup, ...

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Bhargav Dhakappa | November 13, 2018

Enabling Marijuana Regulation – The Metrc Story

The marijuana industry has seen rising interest among producers and investors ever since the state of Colorado legalized possession, production, distribution and sale of marijuana sales in 2013. One of the major challenges that stakeholders face in legalizing a hitherto illegal substance is ...

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Tittiksha Dey | November 9, 2018

ProducePay – Bringing FinTech to AgTech

Agriculture is perhaps one of the riskiest businesses in the world. Apart from overcoming challenges thrown up by nature, there are inherent inefficiencies and risks in the business model such as price fluctuations, cash flow mismatches and finding business partners. ProducePay, a Los Angeles based A...

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Bhargav Dhakappa | November 7, 2018

Scipher Medicine — Will Your Drugs Actually Work?

Boston-based Scipher Medicine, which wants to ensure that patients get access to drugs that work effectively from day one, raised a $10M Series A round led by Khosla Ventures in September 2018. With its clarion call of “stop taking drugs that don’t work”, the startup is aiming to ...

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Apekshita Varshney | November 6, 2018

Adrich – A Smart Label that Tells Businesses How You Use Their Product

Would you be willing, or even able, to report to a company how much of their toilet paper you use every morning, whether you brush your teeth with their toothpaste twice a day as recommended, how many times a week you really do shampoo your hair, or how many glass...

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Sharanya Gopinathan | November 2, 2018

Silicon Ranch: Providing Clean and Cost-Effective Solar Power

Human population growth has emerged as a pertinent threat to the biodiversity and ecology of the Earth. As the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issues a deadline of until 2030 for the planet to stem catastrophic climate change in a landmark report, it becomes essential t...

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Dhruv Bhasin | November 1, 2018