Fri.Apr 03, 2020

5 Steps To Get Ahead With The Entrepreneur Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

According to Gallup surveys , job satisfaction for employees is at an all-time low. Only 13 percent of workers are fully engaged in their job. The sad part is that is seems to be getting worse, rather than better. One obvious alternative is to become an entrepreneur.

LA Startups Launch Effort To Buy N-95s For Local Hospitals

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A number of Los Angeles area startups--including GOAT , Scopely , Honey , Factual , TotSquad , and others--has launched a new effort to buy N-95 protective masks for local Los Angeles area hospitals. The effort, being led by Jiake Lu, has a goal of raising $160,000, and so far has raised over $68,000 in donations from the local community. The group says it is looking to buy 30,000 face masks which it has already ordered from a supplier in China.

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Fate Inks $100M Deal With Janssen for Stem Cell-Derived Cancer Therapies

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Fate Therapeutics has signed an agreement with Janssen Biotech to develop new cancer cell therapies that are derived from stem cells and landed $100 million up front as part of the global collaboration deal.

BIO Shifts San Diego Convention Online

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The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the biotechnology community group which had planned its big, annual convention for June 8th through 11th in San Diego, has shifted its convention to a digital-only conference, saying that it made the decision based on the impact of COVID-19, the safety of the attendees and global health recommendations regarding large, in-person gatherings. BIO had expected more than 17,000 attendees to its conference in June in San Diego.

Bio Roundup: Biotech Billions, COVID-19 R&D, Zolgensma’s Path & More

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The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the global economy, but three life sciences venture capital firms this week announced new funds totaling nearly $3 billion. ARCH Venture Partners led the pack, adding two funds totaling $1.46 billion to its war chest. Flagship Pioneering bagged $1.1

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Cornerstone OnDemand Helps K-12 Teachers With Move Online

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , which develops online employee training and development tools, says it is offering up its exertise to help K-12 teachers with their shift to online learning.

Dynacure Adds $55M As RNA-Targeted Muscle Disorder Drug Enters Clinic

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Last month French biotech Dynacure dosed the first patient in an early-stage trial of its lead drug candidate, a treatment for a group of rare genetic muscle disorders.