Monday Aug 11
In Latest Health Play, Founders Fund Bets Software Can Lower Self-Insurance Costs
A new San Mateo, Calif., company wants to make it cheaper and easier for small firms to tap into the savings of self-funded health insurance.
Transatomic Power Receives Seed Funding From Founders Fund Science
From the article: "The Founders Fund is the firm behind some of the more successful Internet startups out there including Facebook, Yammer and Spotify, but also some science-focused companies such as Climate Corporation, Space-X and satellite startup Planet Labs.
Practice Fusion scoops up Telemedicine startup Ringadoc
Electronic medical records management company Practice Fusion announced it has acquired Ringadoc for an undisclosed amount.
Going Nuclear! Founders Fund Plugs $2 Million Into Transatomic.
Founders Fund has made its first investment through FF Science, its new allocation for early-stage science ventures, putting $2 million into Transatomic Power .
Science is the new cleantech in the Valley but without the righteousness
I get slightly annoyed when articles come out bemoaning how Silicon Valley hasn't been tackling hard problems .
Founders Fund Forms "FF Science" in Search of Startups Tackling Hard Problems
Founders Fund famously knocks the short-term mindset of Silicon Valley in its motto: "We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters."