Fri.Apr 16, 2021

SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion NASA Contract

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The next astronauts to land on the Moon will likely do so in a spacecraft designed by SpaceX

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8 Ways New Venture Founders Create Whole New Markets

Startup Professionals Musings

The ultimate compliment that any entrepreneur can get is that they can “see around corners.” This is a statement that they are willing and able (and successful) at projecting market and technology turns, not just straight-line innovations.

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Amgen Completes Five Prime Therapeutics Deal

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said this morning that it has successfully completed its $1.9 billion acquisition of Five Prime Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing immuno-oncology and targeted cancer therapies. Amgen paid $38.00 per share in cash for Five Prime Therapeutics. Five Prime's programs include bemarituzumab, a Phase 3 trial-ready, first-in-class program for gastric cancer.

SWARM Engineering Snags $2.7M For Food Supply Software

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SWARM Engineering, a new startup which is focused on developing supply and demand forecasting software for the food supply chain, has raised $2.7M in its seed funding round. The funding was led by S2G Ventures, and also included Serra Ventures via their new AgTech fund, Harvard Business School Alumni, Wells Street Capital, VTC Seed Fund, and Rinvest, along with angel investor Soren Schroder (Bunge).

Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

SpaceX Gets Approval For Another Crew Launch On April 22nd

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has gotten approval to launch another crew into space for NASA, with a launch targeted for April 22nd. According to NASA, it has given the "go" for an April 22 launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA Kennedy Space Center. The launch time is set for 6:11 a.m., with NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and  Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

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