TechCrunch: XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And few people are more familiar with the problems of today’s genetic diagnostics tools than Kalim…

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TechCrunch: Shiok Meats takes the cultured meat revolution to the seafood aisle with plans for cultured shrimp

Rising consumer interest in alternative proteins and meat replacements has brought hundreds of millions of dollars to companies trying to grow or replace beef or chicken, but few companies have turned their attention to developing seafood alternatives. Now Shiok Meats…

TechCrunch: Which types of startups are most often profitable?

One answer: E-commerce, Chrome extensions, mobile apps, enterprise SaaS, SMB SaaS — in that order Julian Shapiro 12 hours Julian Shapiro Contributor Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing…

TechCrunch: Postscript wants to be the Mailchimp for SMS

Email is certainly not dead despite many such exclamations, but there’s no questions that it’s a bloated, seeping hog of a platform that’s incredibly difficult for businesses to develop meaningful relationships with customers on. Postscript, a startup launching out of…

TechCrunch: Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

A slew of venture capitalists known for high-profile exits — Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures, Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed Venture Partners — have invested in Faire (formerly known as…