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Genomics AI startup Genomenon rapidly expands genomics data userbase, raises $20 million
Funding, Tech News

Genomics AI startup Genomenon rapidly expands genomics data userbase, raises $20 million

Genomenon, Ann Arbor’s AI-driven genomics company, recently announced closing a $20 million Series B financing round. The funds will help expand the company’s commercial operations and the development of its genomic data hub. The Genomenon data hub works with genetic testing labs, hospitals, and biopharma companies by using artificial intelligence to organize genomic data and make it available to clinicians to diagnose patients with rare genetic diseases and cancer. The goal is to use genomics data to create precision medicine that target molecular drivers of disease.

North Coast Ventures Raises $38M for Midwest SaaS Startups
Funding, Software

North Coast Ventures Raises $38M for Midwest SaaS Startups

Cleveland’s North Coast Ventures has raised another $38 million to invest in Midwest startup companies, after investing $60 million in 57 regional companies in the last few years. This VC fund focuses on scalable SaaS companies, so we thought we would profile a few of them for you to show you what firms like NCV are looking for in a software startup.

Columbus Emerges As Fintech and Insurtech Startup Hub
News

Columbus Emerges As Fintech and Insurtech Startup Hub

Columbus, Ohio, has been showing signs for the past few years that it is a growing Midwest tech hub. Why? Like other Midwest cities, Columbus has invested in developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that can support new businesses. And, like emerging tech and startup hubs Ann Arbor and Detroit, Columbus is building its new entrepreneurial ecosystem around industries that are already strong locally.

Biotech Leader Amgen Expands to Ohio, Investing $365 Million & Creating 400 Jobs
Announcements, Funding, Life Sciences

Biotech Leader Amgen Expands to Ohio, Investing $365 Million & Creating 400 Jobs

Leading biotechnology company Amgen announced recently that it plans to invest $365 million to build a new manufacturing facility in New Albany, Ohio, which is located near new insurtech/healthtech hub Columbus. This move will create 400 new jobs. The facility will feature Amgen’s advanced assembly and product packaging capabilities for medicines to be distributed in the U.S.

Ann Arbor Startup PassiveBolt Launches AI-Enhanced Keyless Entry for Home
Tech News

Ann Arbor Startup PassiveBolt Launches AI-Enhanced Keyless Entry for Home

Kabir Maiga started at Continental Automotive, where the team he headed as project lead designed keyless entry for cars. “I thought why don’t we extend this tech from car to front door?” he says. “We incubated the idea with Continental, took a team to Germany for several months, trying to figure out how to go to market.” The project was spun off as a separate entity with Continental as an investor. Now, the new Ann Arbor startup PassiveBolt has launched an award-winning technology for home called ShepherdLock.

7 Questions To Ask When Looking for a Cloud Services Provider
Security

7 Questions To Ask When Looking for a Cloud Services Provider

We’re wrapping up this series on cloud security and cloud computing trends with an article that small business owners have been asking more than ever this year: How do you hire a cloud service provider? What do you look for when hiring a cloud service consultancy to help you with everything from managing cloud-hosted assets to handling security?

Top Business CyberSecurity Trends for 2021
Security

Top Business CyberSecurity Trends for 2021

Small business and enterprise alike have been forced through a rapid adoption of new security measures to make sure that company data is secure while working remote during the coronavirus pandemic. As companies migrate to the cloud and deal with new security threats, it’s a lot for the average business to keep up with. Especially if you are a small business and don’t have a dedicated team working on cybersecurity. With that in mind, we have put together a list of top business cybersecurity trends for 2021, to keep your company on top of the latest security issues relevant to all business. If you’re interested in a security assessment for your business, our sponsor Trek10 is offering a free security assessment to help you make sure your company data is secure and managed efficiently.

Build Yourself a Custom Work From Home Keyboard from Gamers’ Choice Winner Cherry Americas
Fun, Gaming Dev

Build Yourself a Custom Work From Home Keyboard from Gamers’ Choice Winner Cherry Americas

Working from home and want to upgrade to a custom keyboard or ergonomic keyboard? Cherry Americas located in the Midwest between Chicago and Milwaukee in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has created some of the world’s bestselling keyboards and computer accessories for decades. These days, gamers and remote workers use Cherry’s mix and match keyboard tech to create their ideal home office or gaming setup.

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