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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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“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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