Saving Soil and In-Home Predictive Healthcare
Recent news from the world of startups, venture investors, and future-building founders.
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Soil Saving Startup
Puna Bio, an agtech startup focused on making plant growth possible on highly degraded soil, raised $3.7M from At One Ventures and Builders VC.
Leveraging 20 years of research, Puna Bio focuses on repairing degraded soil health using extremophiles – microorganisms 3.5 billion years old, sourced from La Puna, the highest and driest desert on Earth.
With the United Nations recently declaring 1/3rd of the world's agricultural soil 'degraded', Puna Bio's technology is aiming to complement and innovate alongside existing agricultural processes to boost crop yields.
Predictive Healthcare in the Bathroom
Olive Diagnostics, an Israel based AI-powered device technology that performs real-time in-home urine analysis, has raised $7.3M in seed funding from the Mayo Clinic and numerous European venture funds.
Their proprietary smart spectrometer device is able to non-invasively measure biomarkers such as red blood cells, protein levels, ketones and chemical components and provide real time data to clinicians.
Viavia, a startup seeking to modernize fashion e-commerce through short-form video content, raised $8M from Exor Seeds, Backend Ventures, and Andrew Ng's AI Fund.
Internet Game, a project bringing a crypto and NFT twist to HQ Trivia, raised $7M in funding from ParaFi Capital, Dragonfly Capital, Delphi Digital, Uniswap Ventures, and more.
Gravity, a London-based community-focused international co-living experience startup, raised £5M from undisclosed backers.
Clockwork, a Solana-based network building a framework to decentralize autonomous tasks, raised $4M.
HumanQ, a live video platform for group coaching, raised $2M in seed funding from Kindred Ventures.
RiskSmith, an app that provides professional-grade portfolio tools for individual investors, raised $1M from Mercury Digital Assets.
Cantos Ventures launched Cantos3, a $50M fund dedicated to backing 'near frontier' startups that are focused on solutions for climate change, disease, armed conflict, poverty, and existential risk on a global scale.
Cantos 3 plans to bet on deeply technical pre-seed and seed-stage opportunities led by entrepreneurs with the ambition of building $10B to $100B companies and beyond.
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