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By Breakout Labs

Q&A with Christian Braemer: How Benefunder is bridging the “Innovation Deficit”

posted on November 26th, 2014

Earlier this week, we asked Benefunder CEO and Co-Founder Christian Braemer to give us some insight on how his philanthropic services organization is driving a fundamental shift in traditional research funding by creating a marketplace, attracting…

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By Hemai Parthasarathy

What makes Carnegie Mellon a great environment for STEM entrepreneurs?

posted on November 20th, 2014

This week, I had the pleasure of visiting Carnegie Mellon University, as the guest of Lenore Blum, Co-Director of the CMU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (She is also a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science)….

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By Breakout Labs

Q&A with Propel(x): How a new online angel investing platform is helping deep technology startups

posted on October 30th, 2014

Propel(x) is an exciting new service that connects “deep technology” startups with angel investors. We spoke with Co-Founder & CEO Swati Chaturvedi and Chad Trainer, Director of Investor Development, to learn how their crowd-investing platform bridges…

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By Breakout Labs

Longevity Biotech to present data at Society for Neuroscience Meeting on November 16

posted on October 29th, 2014

  At this year’s meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington D.C., Longevity Biotech will be presenting results from their collaboration with Howard Gendelman‘s laboratory at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Longevity is…

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By Breakout Labs

Formerly Known as Skyphrase

posted on October 27th, 2014

We funded the natural language processing company Skyphrase in April 2013.  Yahoo! acquired the company in December 2013, before Skyphrase could complete the project for which Breakout Labs funding was given.  This preprint summarizes the work Skyphrase began with…

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