VCs are making a big bet on a neglected part of biotech


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Employees in special suits test procedures for manufacturing the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech, in Marburg, Germany on March 29, 2021. Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

VCs reveal the long-overlooked part of biotech that’s primed to explode with new companies and investments

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lets patients search for holistic healthcare providers. Kensho Health

See the presentation that a burned-out tech employee used to raise $US3.5 ($AU5) million for her quest to create the Yelp for holistic healthcare

  • Kensho Health raised $US3.5 ($AU5) million in seed funding to help people find holistic healthcare providers.
  • Kensho’s software lets users search for and review acupuncturists, breath specialists, and others.

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A woman walks an art exhibition on the Upper West Side area of Manhattan, New York on November 27, 2020. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

‘Covanxiety’ is making a comeback as COVID-19 cases ramp up. Mental-health experts share tips for managing it.

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