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Long is an MBA Candidate at The Wharton School with extensive interdisciplinary knowledge of technologies and entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, project financing, financial modeling, and due diligence. Prior to starting his MBA at Wharton, he led the AI Accelerator summer program of 2018 at JD.com. As the CTO of Syntech Bioenergy, a $15 million search fund company, he raised $8M.

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Charles Qu is an NYS CPA, a skilled tax professional with more than a decade of experience in federal and state income taxation. Charles comes with a strong technical background in partnership, S corps, and C corporate taxation. He has rich experience in managing client relations at all levels, working directly with clients to understand their business objectives and providing them with cost-effective solutions. Charles currently works as a Partner at STAR TAX & ACCOUNTING INC (www.NYStarTax.com), aiming to provide high-quality tax and accounting services to Individuals and Small Businesses. Charles previously worked at AIG Tax Department and EY.

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AltaClaro Secures $2.5M Series Seed Preferred Financing Round 

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AltaClaro, the leading experiential training platform for lawyers, secures $2.5M series seed preferred financing round to expand unparalleled training & development platform for the legal industry. The financing round was led by Bryce Catalyst, a leading legal tech fund whose General Partner Cary Burch is the former Chief Innovation Officer of Thomson Reuters. Learn more here.

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Mi Terro raises $1.5M to Make the World More Biodegradable

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Mi Terro is a company that takes agricultural waste and processes it into proteins that can be used as a plastic replacement, animal feed and much more. The company just raised $1.5 million to start scaling up production. Astanor is the lead investor in Mi Terro’s $1.5 million round, which valued the company at $10 million. Read more here.

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Grey Matter Technologies Joins Modality.AI to Advance Self-Driven Neurological Assessments

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Modality.AI, Inc., a San Francisco digital health startup that has developed a conversational AI system remotely assessing neurological disorders using speech and facial gestures, announced today the acquisition of Grey Matter Technologies (GMT), whose NLP technology interprets patient-reported symptoms of neurological diseases. Full article here.

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Sunstone Partners with Lair East Labs on Startup Accelerator Program

We are excited to announce our partnership with Sunstone Management (Sunstone) to support the next cohort of startup founders in our 2022 program. Sunstone, with the Sunstone Venture Capital Fund, is a diversified private capital firm based in Southern California that invests in diverse early-stage technology entrepreneurs. Read more here.

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Visual Feeder Closes $1.7 million in Seed Funding

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We are very proud of Eddie Yang and Yaxi Yang, the founders of Visual Feeder, our Batch 8 portfolio company, for raising $1.7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Sandalphon Capital and Blue Field Capital, with participation from Techstars and numerous strategic angel investors. More about the news here.