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June 10, 2019 – (Kalamazoo, Michigan) – Vestaron, a company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through its development of peptide-based biopesticides, announces its $40 million Series B Financing, led by Novo Holdings A/S. Novo Holdings joins continuing investors Anterra Capital, Cultivian Sandbox, Open Prairie Ventures, and Pangaea Ventures.  more...

Menlo Park, CA - (Wednesday, May 8, 2019) – Leading alternative protein producer Calysta has joined forces with seafood giant Thai Union Group PCL to offer the world its first taste of commercially farmed shrimp fed with protein produced from natural gas.  more...

Vancouver, BC, April 30, 2019 – Pangaea Ventures Ltd. today announced it has completed the final close of Pangaea Ventures Fund IV, LP, with commitments of $70M USD.  more...

April 23, 2019 - (Irvine, Calif.) - BUSINESS WIRE - Modulim, a recognized leader in SFDI-based optical imaging solutions for the non-invasive assessment of tissue health, has announced the findings of a recent study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. The study describes Modulim’s SFDI-based technology as a promising non-invasive optical imaging method for rapidly assessing compromised circulation in tissue in the lower extremity of patients with and without diabetes.  more...

In an April, 2019 article on Physics World, Matthew Cohen uses pressure as an analogy for start-up fund raising.  more...

March 14, 2019 - (Montreal, Canada) - AEPONYX, the world’s emerging leader in micro optical switches, today announced the closing of its Series A financing of CAD 7.9 million.  more...

March 7, 2019 - (Portland, Oregon) - ESS Inc., the leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, announced that it is now including 10-year insurance coverage on its long-duration energy storage products through Munich Re, one of the world’s leading insurance companies. The innovative policy provides warranty backstop for ESS Inc.’s proprietary flow battery technology, supporting the system performance guarantee regardless of project size or location.  more...

January 23, 2019 - (Irvine, California) - Modulated Imaging, recognized leader in optical imaging solutions for noninvasive assessment of tissue health, announced today that it has raised $7 million in Series B funding.  more...

January 17, 2019 - (Greefield, Indiana) – Irving Materials, Inc. (imi), a concrete and materials provider headquartered in Greenfield, Indiana, has adopted the CarbonCure CO2 Recycling Technology in 15 of its ready mix concrete plants across Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  more...

November 30, 2018 – (Kalamazoo, Michigan) – Vestaron Corporation, a company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through migration from chemical pesticides to biologic peptides, announces today that, despite its SPEAR® peptide targeting the same receptor class as does Spinosad – the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, insects with resistance to Spinosad do not have cross resistance to SPEAR®.  more...

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