Startup Spotlight: Grapefruit Testing eyes up to $20M in funding to expand Covid-19 testing for schools and businesses

Founded by a Swarthmore College student and physicians from Einstein Healthcare Network and Virtua Health, the startup is looking to raise a $10 million to $20 million Series A round beginning in early 2022.
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