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Forest Devices, a GOOSE portfolio company, was voted MedTech Innovator 2019. GOOSE invested over $2M in Forest Devices after the team won the Rice Business Plan Competition Grand Prize of $300,000. GOOSE is incredibly proud of how hard this team has worked and excited for their future. See below for the full press release. Forest Devices & GOOSE at RBPC Boston, MA (September 25, 2019), 1:14PM — Forest Devices, Inc., a startup medical device company developing the first portable stroke screening technology, has won the MedTech Innovator 2019 Showcase. Forest competed alongside a field of 800 other medical device companies ...
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First Financing by GOOSE into a University of Texas Technology Houston, TX, October 2, 2019 The GOOSE Society of Texas and Lantha Inc., a solid-state chemical sensor start-up, today announced the closing of a $2.6 million Series A Preferred Stock financing.  Proceeds will be used to finalize the development of Lantha’s commercial products, hire key personnel, and further buttress and expand Lantha’s intellectual property portfolio. The company expects to have its initial product on the market by the first quarter of next year. Lantha has developed a unique, broadly applicable chemical sensor platform technology that it expects will disrupt many ...
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Syzygy Raises $5.8 Million to Reduce Carbon Emissions in Chemical Manufacturing   HOUSTON, Texas — Syzygy Plasmonics, a technology company developing the world’s highest performance photocatalyst, today announced it has raised $5.8 million in Series A funding. Co-led by The Engine, the venture capital firm launched by MIT in 2016 to invest in early-stage Tough Tech companies, and by The GOOSE Society of Texas, a Houston based investment group comprised of successful entrepreneurs that invest in early-stage disruptive technology companies. The round includes participation from EVOK Innovations and angel investors from Creative Destruction Labs-Rockies Cohort. Syzygy is developing a new photocatalytic ...
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Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System developed by Saranas, a GOOSE portfolio company, at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston received a much-anticipated FDA approval in March 2019. Saranas Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System detects bleeding in real-time, allowing doctors to act quickly and improve the outcomes of the procedures and recovery of the patient. This month, Saranas reached another milestone as a new study validates the effectiveness of the Saranas Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System. The system successfully detected bleeding events during endovascular related procedures on 60 patients enrolled in the study. This is very important news for patients who ...
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On May 15th and 16th of 2019, GOOSE participated in the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition for the second year in a row. The competition, organized by Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, the Texas A&M University System, and a growing number of sponsors (including GOOSE), aims to promote and commercialize Texas based companies with innovative ideas. The competition recognized companies focused on emerging technologies, with high-growth potential. GOOSE and other sponsors provide cash and investment prizes to help the companies execute their ideas and advance the product development. The prize pool for this year’s competition was the largest yet, exceeding ...
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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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