Andreessen Horowitz hires Julie Yoo as general partner

Julie Yoo has joined Andreessen Horowitz as its newest general partner. She will make investments out of the venture capital firm’s bio fund, which closed on $450 million in 2017. Yoo spent the last eight years as a co-founder and chief product officer of Kyruus, a venture-backed healthcare provider matching tool. She’s joins as a16z’s…

An entrepreneur’s guide to Boston’s tech ecosystem

To get a glimpse of some builder communities, check out Bostinno, Code for Boston, and Built in Boston, all of which offer regular startup news, as well as listing events and meetups of all sizes around the city. Startup Digest also pulls together interesting tech and developer listings from Eventbrite and Meetup.com too. For newcomers who want to get the lay of…

These battered biotech stocks are now buying opportunities as Elizabeth Warren climbs in the polls

Whatever you think of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, you owe the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate thanks as an investor. Warren has created a nice buying opportunity in biotech.  The  steep decline in biotechnology stocks since mid-September is almost the mirror image of her sharp rise in the polls — and for good reason. Warren is…

IPO proceeds slowed 50% in the third quarter as investors lost their appetite for high-risk companies

Reuters / Shannon Stapleton Money raised by companies entering the public markets declined more than 50% in the third quarter, compared to the second quarter of 2019, according to data from Renaissance Capital.  Initial public offerings raised a total of $10.8 billion in the third quarter, less than half of the $25.1 billion in proceeds…

China Needs Stronger Ethical Safeguards in Biomedicine

As the country seeks to become a research powerhouse, it must rectify worrisome practicesChina’s high-tech industrialization policy, known as Made in China 2025, purports to take the country to the front ranks of advanced manufacturing in aerospace, robotics, clean energy, transportation and the life sciences. But the transformation into a global biotech and pharmaceutical dynamo…

The head of IBM’s Watson walks us through the exact model tech leaders can use to build excitement around any AI project

Chief technology, data, and innovation officers are often managing enterprise-wide digital upgrade efforts.To succeed, the leaders need tech chiefs within respective business units — like logistics or human resources — to implement the overall digital strategy, argues IBM’s Rob Thomas, a model he refers to as “hub-and-spoke.” But overcoming cultural barriers within organizations remains a challenge…

Fragmented world is in interest of none, says PM Modi at UN General Assembly – Livemint

United Nations: Modern technology is bringing about sweeping changes in every sphere of life and a fragmented world is in the interest of none, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, pressing the international community to give a new direction to multilateralism.In his second address to the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, Prime…

Zeynep Tufekci Joins The Atlantic As Contributing Writer

Zeynep Tufekci is joining The Atlantic as a contributing writer, editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg announced today. In this role, Tufekci will write regularly for The Atlantic about the intersection of technology, politics, and society.“Zeynep has an uncanny ability, through clear writing and clear thinking, to make the incomprehensible understandable, and to spot trends before…