Companies Worth Watching: Sharklet Technologies acquired by Peaceful Union

By | July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

When Dr. Anthony Brennan was conducting research for the U.S. Navy at the University of Florida, he had no idea that his work with manipulating surface texture in biomaterials would [...]

Company Worth Watching: Harvard Start-up Platelet Biogenesis Creates Platelets from Stem Cells

By | July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Platelets are the band aids of the bloodstream, and Platelet BioGenesis is disrupting the way in which humans heal. Platelet BioGenesis, a Larta NIH-CAP graduate, is a pre-clinical is a [...]

Company Worth Watching: Aptimmune Biologics

By | June 30th, 2017|0 Comments

In June, the World Pork Expo kicked off in Des Moines, Iowa, and with it came a revolutionary unveiling from one of our Larta CAP companies: Aptimmune Biologics. Aptimmune launched [...]

Company Worth Watching: IOTAS plugs in

By | May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Larta Institute’s NSF-CAP alumni IOTAS has some good news. On May 18th, the Portland startup announced additional strategic venture funding from Oregon Angel Fund, Rogue Venture Partners, and government grant [...]

Visikol: Meet the biotech startup featured in Forbes and Business Insider

By | May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

We love a good story. Especially when it's about one of Larta's portfolio companies. Michael Johnson, the 27-year-old CEO of Visikol, experienced failure in three different ventures before helming the [...]

Barrix Agro Sciences Named 2017 TIME India Startup Innovator

By | April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 started off with a bang at Larta Institute, with Ag Innovation Showcase alumnus Barrix Agro Sciences leading the way. In January, TIME, Inc. and McKinsey and Company awarded Barrix [...]

Ag Innovation Showcase Company Seeks to raise $500,000

By | March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

SynShark, an Ag Innovation Showcase company that caught the attention of our investor audience at Ag Innovation Showcase in 2016, is raising $500,000 using debt and stock options. SynShark is [...]