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January 22, 2018

It is safe to say that there would have been no Calimmune without the early support of the Desert Angels.

Many members of the DA share our passion and see the potential for gene therapy to transform healthcare and liberate patients from chronic and incurable diseases. Their investments have helped us grow this company to what it is today. We truly hope Calimmune’s work will be life-changing for the people we plan to serve and the investors that supported us.

Calimmune has assembled a world-class team of researchers, clinicians and translational experts in related fields of science and medicine to develop innovative cell-based therapies for HIV.

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*3 DA portfolio companies listed in the top 15 funded companies in 2019* It was a big year for Arizona-based technology companies when it comes to investments.  Venture capital firms from across the country as well as local and national angel investors came out in droves to provide capital to many local companies. The Phoenix […]

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Mesa-based telehealth software startup eVisit Inc. raised $5.3 million to expand its remote patient monitoring platform.  The startup filed the incremental cash filing Dec. 13 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This round is in addition to the $4.4 million seed round raised in December 2016, for a total $9.7 million equity raise.  Some of […]

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*Numbers 6-10 are DA Portfolio Companies* The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Scottsdale, Arizona. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape

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