Stony Creek Colors Takes on Synthetic Dyes

By | July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Larta's NSF and USDA portfolio company and 2015 Ag Innovation Showcase presenter, Sarah Bellos of Stony Creek Colors, has been featured in an article in “The Tennessean.” Read the article to learn more about how a San Francisco-based denim house can't buy enough of her product. [...]

Asking the experts – SBIR funding explained

By | July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

As a follow up to the article we ran in June on the AgTech Week panel on non-dilutive funding Carlos Gutierrez (Larta) and Scott Dockum (USDA) led, we are running the questions their audience asked, and the answers they provided. Because entrepreneurs need all the [...]

ZeroUI – Building the world’s first hand-controlled robots

By | July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of controlling a robot with just the lift of a finger? ZeroUI is making that a reality. Ziro is a robotics kit that allows you to manipulate robots by simply moving your fingers, via a smart glove that connects wirelessly to [...]

Mythbusting GMOs

By | July 5th, 2016|1 Comment

At Larta, we want to help the science community take the OMG out of GMOs. The myths around GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and consumer confusion over the battle against them has consumed vast swaths of the Internet and is a major reason behind the explosive [...]

California is Clean Energy Central

By | July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Among the many innovations Larta and Ag Innovation Showcase helps foster, sustainable energy companies are near and dear to our heart. This just released report from Next 10 lauds California’s role as the major player in clean energy in the U.S. and the world, proving [...]

Are early-stage companies better off using non-dilutive funding?

By | June 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Are early-stage companies better off using non-dilutive funding? Carlos Guiterrez, Larta’s Chief Strategy Officer, thinks so. On Tuesday, June 21st, Carlos teamed up with USDA/NIFA SBIR Program Coordinator, Scott Dockum, at GAI’s AgTech Week in San Francisco to discuss and demonstrate how SBIR non-dilutive grants [...]

Far from our shores. Is New Zealand the last frontier?

By | June 20th, 2016|0 Comments

In May, Rohit Shukla traveled to Auckland, New Zealand as a member of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s delegation to the Tripartite Economic Summit – the second event featuring the sister cities of Los Angeles, Auckland and Guangzhou, China and aimed at setting a new standard for [...]