Companies Worth Watching: Lucigen acquired by LGC

By | March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

“Simplifying Genomics.” In 1998, David Mead founded Lucigen as a spinoff from Promega.  The idea, simple yet potentially disruptive was to develop a diagnostic technology to quickly test people for [...]

How to be Competitive as a Startup: A Case Study of Mango Materials

By | February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Meet Mango Materials: a woman-founded, woman-led startup launched under IP protection from Stanford University. Mango Materials takes waste methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases, and turns the gas [...]

Company Worth Watching: The Local Crowd Wins a Crowdfunding Award

By | December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Larta CAP alumni company The Local Crowd (TLC) recently received the Crowdfundie Award at the Global Crowdfunding Convention in Las Vegas. The Crowdfundie Award recognizes TLC’s innovative and impactful efforts [...]

Company Worth Watching: Ideas, energized prizewinner XTB Laboratories is featured by UC Davis Research Journal

By | October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 may be winding down, but our Larta portfolio companies are still going full speed ahead. On this edition of Companies Worth Watching, we check back in with XTB Laboratories, [...]

Larta’s agtech startups recognized in Forbes magazine

By | August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

With the 2017 Ag Innovation Showcase rapidly approaching on September 13, we at Larta Institute have agtech and ag industry disruption on the brain. In anticipation of cutting-edge ag technologies [...]

Company Worth Watching: Micronic Technologies

By | August 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Micronic Technologies, a Larta alumnus of USDA-CAPs and the 2015 Ag Innovation Showcase, is using their water purification technology to rejuvenate the southwest Virginia workforce, one wastewater treatment facility at [...]

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 [...]