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Jeff Engel / Xconomy:
Catalog Technologies, which is based at the Harvard Life Lab, emerges from stealth with $9M in funding to help commercialize its DNA-based data storage method   —  The practice of encoding data in DNA molecules could be inching closer to graduating from research labs to finding practical commercial use.
Jun 28, 2018, 6:45 AMIn context
David Holley / Xconomy:
CB Insights report: Beijing and Shanghai grew in VC funding from Jan. 2012 to May 2018 to $72B and $23B, respectively; Silicon Valley still on top with $140B   —  When it comes to startup tech hubs, U.S. cities from San Francisco to Austin to Boston come first to mind.
Jun 27, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Jeff Engel / Xconomy:
Boston-based marketing chatbot firm Drift raises $60M Series C led by Sequoia Capital   —  David Cancel and Elias Torres built their last startup, a marketing automation company called Performable, with just $3 million from venture capitalists.  —  They raised that funding round in late 2009 …
Apr 17, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Jeff Buchanan / Xconomy:
Livongo, which helps patients manage diabetes and hypertension via connected devices and a cloud based platform, raises $105M Series E at $800M+ valuation   —  Livongo Health, a startup that develops connected devices and software for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions …
Apr 16, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context
Jeff Engel / Xconomy:
Massachusetts-based 6 River Systems, which makes automated warehouse robots, announces $25M Series B led by Menlo Ventures, bringing total raised to $46.6M   —  The land grab in the warehouse automation market is intensifying.  —  After Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) paid $775 million for Kiva Systems in 2012 …
Apr 5, 2018, 7:30 AMIn context
Jeff Engel / Xconomy:
Profile of Bose Ventures, the investment arm of Bose, which has made eight investments and plans to invest $50M in apps and services that complement its AR tech   —  See below.]  For the first 50 years of its existence, Bose Corporation invested primarily in in-house research and development …
Mar 22, 2018, 6:35 PMIn context
Bernadette Tansey / Xconomy:
AI startup Mythic raises $40M Series B led by SoftBank to help bring its high-speed low-power AI chip to market   —  Mythic, which last year unveiled its novel computer chip designed for artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised $40 million in a Series B fundraising round led …
Mar 20, 2018, 10:25 AMIn context
Jeff Engel / Xconomy:
S&P Global buys Kensho Technologies, which provides AI, data analytics, and machine learning technologies for Wall Street firms, for $550M   —  S&P Global plans to acquire Kensho Technologies for $550 million in a deal that demonstrates the increasing importance of data analytics and machine learning technologies on Wall Street.
Mar 7, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Jeff Engel / Xconomy:
Whoop, a Boston-based biometrics-monitoring wristband startup, raises $25M Series C led by UAE71 Capital, has raised ~$50M total to date   —  Whoop took a different approach to try and break into the crowded wearable device market: Start by winning over professional athletes, then gradually expand sales to a wider array of consumers.
Mar 6, 2018, 6:50 PMIn context
Bernadette Tansey / Xconomy:
Car auction firm KAR buys San Francisco-based Stratim, a fleet management software service formerly known as Zirx   —  With an eye toward a greater role in the future of mobility services, the big Indiana used-car auction company KAR announced Wednesday it acquired Stratim …
Feb 7, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context

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