Cofactor Genomics pulls in $18 million with the aim to save lives through RNA research

Cofactor Genomics has announced an $18 million Series A financing round led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from DCVC, Ascension Ventures, iSelect, Y Combinator, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Stanford. The startup, formulated by a team of past Human Genome Project scientists, came out of Y Combinator's Summer 2015 batch to focus on drug discovery through RNA research.

STC to Invest $500 Million VC Fund Mainly in Region

Saudi Telecom Company will first invest its half-a-billion dollar venture capital fund mainly in the region and then look abroad, its CEO said. Speaking on the sidelines of Telecoms World Middle East 2017 conference in Dubai on Monday, Dr. Khaled Biyari said STC is in the process of setting up the company - STC Venture - which will manage the fund for the parent company.

Slack valued at US$5.1 billion after new funding led by SoftBank

Software startup Slack Technologies Inc said it raised US$250 million from SoftBank Group Corp and other investors in its latest funding round, boosting the company's valuation to US$5.1 billion. REUTERS: Software startup Slack Technologies Inc said it raised US$250 million from SoftBank Group Corp and other investors in its latest funding round, boosting the company's valuation to US$5.1 billion.

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