ATI Names Bioscience Director

Austin Startup

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) announced today that Cindy R. The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a not-for-profit business-building unit of The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Cindy R. as the new director of the ATI-Bioscience Incubator. Dr. WalkerPeach was most recently director of corporate business development for Asuragen, Inc., now Life Technologies). WalkerPeach, Ph.D

SXSW Startups: Boost Biomes

Austin Startup

Its first products seek to reduce the enormous waste in agricultural products due to crop loss to fungal pests in the field and post-harvest. The best microbial products are barely effective, and other organic products focus on freshness, not on the specific challenge of fungal rot. Our underlying technology gives us a unique insight into microbiome interactions, which competitors cannot achieve. The data on our products so far is exciting and encouraging!

Who are the Major Revenue-Based Investing VCs?

David Teten

A new wave of Revenue-Based Investors (“RBI”) are emerging. I’ve been a traditional equity VC for 8 years, and I’m now researching new business models in venture capital. For background, see Revenue-Based Investing: A New Option for Founders who Care About Control. In addition, I’ve noted a few multi-product lending firms, e.g., Kapitus and United Capital Source , which provide RBI as one of many structural options to companies seeking capital. .