Accelerator News: Weekly Roundup 7-25-16

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Photo: Morteza from Qidni at IndieBio SF Demo Day!

This news roundup includes two weeks worth of updates  it’s been a busy, action-packed time at SOSV, as our companies are making the impossible inevitable!


In a long-distance relationship with your pet? You may need a Petcube product. (Source: Yahoo)

Inside the PocketCHIP, a $49 portable Linux computer. (Source: PC World)

Nura heaphones gets 1,613% funded. (Source: Tech AU)

Global hardware startup accelerator HAX eyeing India. (Source: The Hindu)

Petcube takes a bite out of pet owner anxiety with the release of two new interactive cameras on Kickstarter. (Source: Yahoo Finance)

Petcube Bites and Petcube Play let you monitor and play with your pets from afar.. (Source: SlashGear)

Where are the previous Robot Launch winners now, including Preemadonna? (Source: RoboHub)


In case you missed it, here’s the IndieBio SF Demo Day video and website!

Mushroom leather, tiny Zika detectors and lab-made breast milk debut at IndieBio’s third demo day. (Source: TechCrunch)

Biotech start-ups get Silicon Valley profit boost with IndieBio. (Source: CCTV)

Here’s how humans could colonize Mars without giving up meat: Memphis Meats. (Source: Business Insider)

Google might soon serve this realistic lab-grown shrimp by New Wave Foods in its campus cafeteria. (Source: Yahoo)

Ava promises to clone high-end wines without using any grapes. (Source: TechCrunch)

This sweetener by MiraculeX uses a ‘miracle’ protein to turn sour foods sweet. (Source: Tech Insider)

You can’t tell that this milk doesn’t come from cows: Willow Cup. (Source: Tech Insider)

Everything you own could one day be made from mushrooms: A look at MycoWorks. (Source: Tech Insider)

Cydan development awards 5 scholarships to support innovations impacting individuals with rare conditions. Nice job Hyasynth Bio! (Source: Digital Journal)

Silicon Valley’s New Wave Foods creates “pretty perfect” vegan shrimp. (Source: VegNews)

Willow Cup makes vegan dairy indulgences that mimic cow’s milk. (Source: VegNews)

More options for the dairy-free milk lover with Willow Cup. (Source: EatGlobe)

SynBio startup Pili moves to Toulouse to scale up its bacterial ink production. (Source:

New Wave Foods brings red algae-based shrimp from lab to plate. (Source: Quality Assurance)

New Wave Foods breaks new territory in alternative protein space with algae-based ‘shrimp’. (Source: AgFunder News)

Sustainable meat: New Wave Foods’ seafood made from plants may soon replace your cafeteria food. (Source: Nature World News)  

Muufri is producing synthetic milk that tastes like your usual breakfast dairy. (Source:


America wants to believe China can’t innovate, tech tells a different story. Insights from William Bao Bean. (Source: Washington Post) (with TongJuBao) brings sharing economy to American insurance users. (Source: BusinessWire)

MEDICI Top 21 – Blockchain Awards and Bitnexo: Announcing the leaders working with technology of the future. (Source: Let’s Talk Payments)


Leap Motion‘s David Holz divulges secrets about future of AR, VR, humanity. (Source: Inverse)

Harmonix music VR dev shares more on each experience including The Trip. (Source: VR Focus)

Coding in the classroom with CoderDojo: Here’s what you need know. (Source: NewsTalk)

Education minister Richard Bruton says coding should be taught in school. More on CoderDojo. (Source: Irish Examiner)

Finally, schools are ready to crack coding and close the digital divide, with big thanks to CoderDojo. (Source:

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