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 [...]

CSSi returns to Larta’s FeedForward™ sessions

By | May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Larta Institute’s FeedForward™ sessions are private, invitation-only sessions, where portfolio entrepreneurs pitch their 18-month strategic plans to industry and domain experts drawn from Larta’s network. Entrepreneurs receive feedback on everything [...]

Biotech Branding: There’s a lot you can do and say before FDA

By | May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

“What!? We can have a website before we have regulatory approval?” I was surprised to get this question from CEO’s of two innovative early stage companies at a recent Larta [...]

Design thinking among Larta’s CAP companies

By | May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

In March, Larta organized two FeedForwardTM sessions for this year’s cohort of NIH CAP entrepreneurs. This event provides CAP participants with the opportunity to receive individualized advice on their commercialization [...]

The Ag Innovation Showcase at UC Davis: Told Through Tweets

By | May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

On May 8 and 9, the inaugural Ag Innovation Showcase at UC Davis took the UC Davis Conference Center and the Twittersphere like a fast growing vine. We've condensed the [...]

#17AIS from the trenches in Davis

By | May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The first Ag Innovation Showcase on the West Coast marked a confluence of set and setting that brought together California’s greatest assets: global leadership in agriculture, pioneering technology solutions, and [...]