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Techonomy Events

Reflections from Ross: DLD in New York and Policy in DC

Last week was, as usual, a busy week in New York for the tech, media, and startup community. Burda's DLD conference was in town, as was TechCrunch's Disrupt NY. And it was the Huffington Post's 10th anniversary (celebrated by Arianna and many of her editors at DLD). And, totally unrelated to anything Techonomy, let's not forget the Met Gala. On that DLD session celebrating HuffPo, the editor of HuffPo Canada gave a shout-out to someone they've recently covered—Thiel Fellow, Techonomist, inventor, and entrepreneur Eden Full (who is still only 23 years old). If you haven’t heard of her, check out this short video from Techonomy 2012.   More

Bio & Life Sciences

With $35 Million and a Fan in Bill Gates, ResearchGate Tackles Social Networking for Scientists

Social networking for scientists has been tried before, but not until recently have we seen investors placing big bets in this area. Earlier this year, the academic networking site Mendeley was acquired by scientific publisher Elsevier for somewhere in the ballpark of $70 million. And today brings a new data point: Berlin-based ResearchGate, a site designed to facilitate collaborations and data sharing among scientists around the world, has raised $35 million in a series C round from investors including Bill Gates.   More