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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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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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By Hemai Parthasarathy

Lost in Translation: How Can Science Have an Impact on Society Without Entrepreneurs Carrying Ideas Into the Marketplace?

posted on October 20th, 2014

Of the so-called academic pursuits, scientific research is disproportionately well funded. Grants for biomedical research easily value in the millions of dollars; the same cannot be said of grants to art historians or archaeologists. The reason…

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Unboxing 2014 in pictures

posted on October 15th, 2014

Our Unboxing event last week was a huge success! (if we do say so ourselves). We loved having all of our portfolio companies together and sharing their progress with our network. Here are a few photographic highlights…

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Cortexyme receives new funding for Alzheimer’s research from Dolby Family Ventures

posted on October 6th, 2014

As reported in today’s Wall Street Journal, Dolby Family Ventures is placing some exciting bets on early-stage treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, alongside Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt and (of course!) Breakout Labs. Breakout Labs portfolio company Cortexyme received a $500,000…

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