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The happiness-focused social network hopes to reorient the facets of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that some say most foster loneliness and envy. Can it succeed?
The company's funding has been led by Google Ventures and is based on an $800 million valuation.
Representatives from Pandora and venture capital company note there isn't a single profitable digital music service and they blame high royalties.
Monsanto invests in algae research, while VG Energy claims algae scalability improved using info from cancer research.
Phononic Devices and Alphabet Energy attract investment from VCs and the military for semiconductors that efficiently convert waste heat into electricity.
Applying the venture capital model of IT onto energy isn't working, which is something many clean-tech venture capitalists will learn the hard way, say experts.
The world's largest laptop manufacturer invests in Canesta's 3D camera on a chip.
With few digital music start-ups producing meaningful returns, many investors and entrepreneurs have moved on, leaving the industry largely to fend for itself.
The lithium ion battery maker gets $55 million in a Series D round to accelerate move from laptop batteries into transportation and utility energy storage.
Qteros, formerly SunEthanol, gets $25 million to commercialize a process that uses microbes, rather than enzymes, to make ethanol from non-food feedstocks.