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Science Exchange (YC S11) Raises $3M in Series A Financing (scienceexchange.com)
49 points by bmahmood 1515 days ago | hide | past | web | 8 comments | favorite

Science Exchange is awesome -- I hope in a time of declining grant funding, it's possible for researchers to use this to lower their costs and do the same/more total research.

thanks (from a Science Exchange founder)! we also hope that the platform provides an alternative mechanism for raising research funds as well. why write a grant when you can perform an experiment/technique you're an expert at for another scientist... and get paid for it? i think of it as bootstrapping for science.

I'd love it if you could go into non-bio (I guess more electrical engineering) -- what I'd like is test/reversing of hardware. This requires a fair bit of equipment and expertise, depending on how small the item is. Reversing a PCB is one thing; extracting keys from a chip is a $1mm lab and ~6h.

There are companies who do this already, but much harder to contract.

We're already working in some non-bio areas (particularly materials and nanotechnology), but the plan is to expand our range of services to all scientific disciplines. We've previously had some projects in physics and engineering disciplines but, as you say, contracting is much less common in these fields so it is harder to find qualified providers (at least for now).

My startup, banyan, just launched on HN early today https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5632760

I would love to talk to you guys. Is there an email I can reach you at?

congrats on the launch! contact details are in my HN profile or you can reach me via Angellist.

Congrats! I've had the pleasure of interacting with the Science Exchange team over the last year and they are amazing folks. I'm excited to see what they do next!

Congrats Ryan and team!

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