- VC funding to U.S.-based companies thrived in 2020. CBInsights analyzed the most active venture capital firms in the U.S. that are investing in tech.
- A biotech company spun out of Ohio State University raised more than $116 million in its latest funding round. Estrada Therapeutics was founded in 2018.
Des Moines-based OpenLoop, an online platform that connects clinicians with innovative digital health companies, has closed a $3 million seed. Participants included Next Level Ventures, Panoramic VC, Techstars and ISA Ventures.
Nashville-based health tech company Emids has bought India-based software firm Quovantis Technologies. This makes Emids’ third deal in less than eight months.
- Cellular agriculture startup Cultured Decadence, located in Madison, WI, recently secured $1.6 million in a pre-seed funding round to advance its mission of making lab-grown seafood, particularly lobster.