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“Start swabbing so you can stop swiping.” Pheramor, the initial product of a technology platform company X&Y Technologies, is a genetic-based dating app that sequences your HLA genes to help you get better matches. You have the opportunity to share your data with non-profits, like Gift of Life, but are not obligated and Pheramor does not sell your genetic data. Check out the 1-minute video that aired on KHOU 11 today by clicking here. X&Y Technologies (Pheramor) has been a GOOSE portfolio company since 2017 when GOOSE, along with HAN and other Houston investors, participated in the pre-seed financing. Brittany ...
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Medical device startup in Houston
Saranas Inc, a GOOSE portfolio company and Houston-based medical device startup, recently closed a round of $2.8 million to kick off clinical trails for their Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System. This round brings their total funding to $12 million. Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System, invented by Dr. Mehdi Razavi at the Texas Heart Institute, is meant to detect bleeding complications during procedures.  The company anticipates FDA approval in early 2019. In 2017, Saranas was named a finalist for the International Cardiovascular Innovation Award:  one of the most prestigious awards for medical startups worldwide. Dr. Phillippe Géneréux (CMO), Kevin Maples (Board Director), and ...
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NuMat Technologies received a $9 million contract from the US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Chemical and Biological Center (RDECOM C&B). The contract is to develop and manufacture the next-generation materials that will protect and sustain the warfighter. NuMat is the first company in the world to commercialize MOF’s (metal organic frameworks), applying them first in the electronics and speciality gas sectors, but with potential applications in life sciences, energy and industrial sectors. With the new funding, NuMat will build the world’s first dedicated, commercial-scale manufacturing site for MOF’s and a state-of-the-art application development lab for next-generation filtration and ...
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SiNode Systems, a Chicago-based developer of advanced materials out of Northwestern, and JNC Corporation, a Tokyo-based speciality chemical manufacturer, announced the formation of NanoGraf Corporation, a joint venture focused on commercializing materials for the Lithium-ion battery industry.  NanoGraf Corporation launches with $4.5 million and plans to expand commercial production and continue the development of additional materials platforms. NanoGraf’s technology enhances the performance of battery materials via a proprietary graphene-wrapped silicon anode and can improve battery energy density by 50%. Ashok Rao, Board Member of both SiNode and the GOOSE Society, was an integral part of the negotiations.  GOOSE invested in ...
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GOOSE Portfolio Company and Houston based start-up, Fluidity, officially launched last week right in time for the Holiday season! Fluidity is revolutionizing drone control and their first product is the FT Aviator:  a game-changing drone controller designed by former NASA astronaut, Scott Parazynski and a team of Rice MBA’s. The controller is an intuitive, single-handed design that eliminates the complexity of dual thumb controllers, has advanced camera controls for high-quality photo and video capture, and is compatible with most DJI drones. Fluidity was also named as a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree.  You can be one of the first to order the FT ...
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The Department of Energy’s National Business Competition The U.S. Energy Department’s (DOE’s) Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) looks to inspire and equip young clean energy entrepreneurs and innovators by providing them with competitive funding for business development and other opportunities. In the previous week, The Energy Department held its Cleantech UP, at a national business competition on June 27-28, 2018 at Rice University within the Jones Graduate School of Business. Twenty-Three teams came together to compete for the 1st place, grand prize of $50,000. The competition was divided into two separate days, the 1st was a pre-judging practice round. This ...
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This past Thursday, June 21, 2018 the GOOSE Society of Texas hosted their summer investment meeting at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.  The geese hosted eight companies, two special guest speakers who provided a venture capital community update and swore in a new GOOSE member! Alex Wesley, CEO of Arovia, on stage at the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition where his company took home the grand prize. Out of the eight companies presenting GOOSE heard from many different verticals located in 4 different geographies, including Silicon Valley, China, and of course, Houston. The industries presented were consumer electronics, ...
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“Success is not measured by your position in life, but by what you have overcome and made out of it.” – Lawson Each year 10 to 12 individuals receive a lifetime membership in the Horatio Alger Association with the presentation of the Horatio Alger Award. The Award symbolizes the Association’s values, including personal initiative and perseverance, leadership and commitment to to excellence, belief in the free-enterprise system and importance of higher education, community service, and the vision and determination to achieve a better future. The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded ...
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 The Texas Medical Center, Houston –  TMC is the world’s largest medical center with over 100,000 employees and 170,000 operations performed each year. With a center larger than even the 2nd and 3rd medical centers combined, it has never been faster and easier to drive from lab research to operation room in minutes. TMCx is an accelerator that aims “to advance the development of health and medical technology companies by connecting visionary entrepreneurs to the abundant resources of the Texas Medical Center.” Cody Simmons, CEO of DermaSensor Yesterday TMCx hosted the 2018 Digital Health Demo Day.  Prior to the start ...
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Luka Erceg, CEO of GOOSE Portfolio company DryLet, was recently published in the Scientific American. We read with fascination Luka’s experience of losing his arm to microbes and why he is so passionate about not only exploring their hidden realm, but applying 21st century tech to unlock their power for tackling some of the biggest challenges faced in our modern world. Jack Gill, founder of the GOOSE Society, said “I love the comments about AI, material science advances, new generation of bionic arms, etc…” Enjoy the article here ...
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