Wed.May 20, 2020

A Bigger Truth About Restaurant Food Delivery

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash I was listening to Dan Primack’s podcast on Pro Rata and he was interviewing Senator Klobucher who is now publicly and vocally speaking out against Uber purchasing Grubhub and has tried to mobilize against this.

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10 Traits Demonstrate Entrepreneur Character Strength

Startup Professionals Musings

As I was watching the investor show, Shark Tank , on TV the other night, I was struck by how quickly and how extensively the sharks focused on the background and character of the entrepreneurs, compared to time spent evaluating their products.

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Insightful Science Acquires Cytapex

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San Diego-based Insightful Science has acquired Cytapex , a bioinformatics contract research organization. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Insightful Science, Cytapex focuses on helping pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies to improve and automate high-throughput and high-dimensional cytometry informatics for basic and clinical research, biomarker discovery, and clinical trials. Insightful Science is led by CEO Thomas Swalla. READ MORE>>.

Vividion Gets $135M in Collaboration With Roche on Protein Degradation

Xconomy

Biotechs are increasingly looking to leverage a mechanism cells use to get rid of unwanted proteins to drug targets previously considered out of reach.

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Happy Returns Links With BigCommerce

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Santa Monica-based Happy Returns , which provides return management for e-commerce and other retailers, said today that it has partnered with BigCommerce , a developer of e-commerce software. According to Hppy Returns, it will offer up its full suite of returns software and reverse logistics services to BigCommerce merchants.

Explore San Diego’s Precision Medicine and Genomics Sector in Xconomy’s New Podcast and Special Report

Xconomy

Learn what’s fueling San Diego’s biotech investment and partnership opportunities by downloading Xconomy’s new special report and podcast that package the highlights from the recent Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego: Biomedical Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine & Genomics event.

XPRIZE Launches New Video Game Design Challenge

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Los Angeles-based XPRIZE said it has launched a new initiative, which will provide "thousands of dollars" in prizes that invites the next generation to develop video games which "depict a better future for humanity". According to XPRIZE, the new effort, XPRIZE Connect , aims to "democratize access to learning through technology" and will be open for entrants between the ages of 10 and 18 years old.

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