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Osso VR Gets $2M to Train Surgeons in Virtual Operating Rooms

Osso VR, a startup looking to disrupt the surgical device training space with virtual reality, has raised $2 million in seed funding in a round led by Signalfire, with participation from Anorak Ventures. The company provides software that creates a virtual operating room on VR platforms like Oculus Rift/Touch or the HTC Vive.

11 Israeli Startups You Should Know

Back in 2015, I ran an article about 10 innovative Israeli startups to watch, compiled from my discussions with Hillel Fuld and others who follow the Israeli startup scene. It is now 2017, and I have assembled a new list of Israeli firms to watch. (Please note that I have specifically avoided including any information-security related businesses in this list as I cover cybersecurity firms in other pieces.)

Tech Toys and Tools That Excite the Top Entrepreneurs

Everybody has their favourite app, gadget or new technology that can make life easier, work more productive, and the future that much more exciting, and entrepreneurs are no different. For Virgin founder and disruptive technology fan Richard Branson, it’s graphene, the world’s thinnest material, set to revolutionise life as we know it, that he’s buzzing about.

Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome

If we think of our bodies as walking, talking ecosystems, it stands to reason that microbial collections may change in response to the foods we eat and places we live. Similarly, disease-related shifts in the human environment are expected to influence our resident microbes, even if those microbes themselves don’t cause the changes.

Houston-area company wins $50K top prize at Texas A&M New Ventures Competition

A Houston-based medical device company took the top prize Thursday at the third annual Texas A&M New Ventures Competition. The all-day event concluded in the Robert Gates Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center, where Intuitap Medical Inc. was named the 2017 winner — taking home the grand prize of $50,000. The competition featured 16 startups from across Texas competing for a combined total of $250,000 in prizes.

INBRACE Unveils World’s Most Advanced Fully Invisible Braces

INBRACE (, the most advanced technology ever used to straighten teeth and perfect a patient’s smile, was publicly displayed for the first time during the American Association of Orthodontists Conference in front of a capacity crowd at EvoNexus ( in San Diego, California. INBRACE has received more than $6M in funding to date, is FDA registered, and currently available to orthodontists and patients.