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NextNav raises $120M to deploy its indoor positioning tech to find people in skyscrapers

NextNav raises 0M to deploy its indoor positioning tech to find people in skyscrapers NextNav LLC has raised $120 million in equity and debt to commercially deploy an indoor-positioning system that can pinpoint a device’s location — including what floor it’s on — without GPS . The company has developed what it […]

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At CES, Schneider Electric unveils its own upgrade to the traditional fusebox

At CES, Schneider Electric unveils its own upgrade to the traditional fusebox As renewable energy and energy efficiency continue to make gains among cost-conscious consumers, more companies are looking at ways to give customers better ways to manage the electricity coming into their homes. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, […]

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Going fast: Buy a demo table at TC Sessions: Robotics & AI 2020

Going fast: Buy a demo table at TC Sessions: Robotics & AI 2020 Startup founders set your sites on TC Sessions: Robotics & AI, which takes place on March 3, 2020. This annual day-long event draws the brightest minds and makers from these two industries — 1,500 attendees last year alone. And […]

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Startups Weekly: Oyo’s toxicity + A farewell

Startups Weekly: Oyo’s toxicity + A farewell Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week I wrote about the startups we lost in 2019. Before that, I noted […]

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Whatever happened to the Next Big Things?

Whatever happened to the Next Big Things? In tech, this was the smartphone decade. In 2009, Symbian was still the dominant ‘smartphone’ OS, but 2010 saw the launch of the iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S, and the Nexus One, and today Android and iOS boast four billion combined active devices. Smartphones […]

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Drone delivery startup Manna boosts seed funding ahead of launch in Ireland

Drone delivery startup Manna boosts seed funding ahead of launch in Ireland Listening yo the radio (yes it still exists) the other day I realized that the ‘futurist’ that was being interviewed was speculating that drones would “one day be delivering food, but not any time soon”. Well, so much for that […]

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Brand power vs. product power

Brand power vs. product power David Friend Contributor Share on Twitter David Friend is the CEO of cloud storage company Wasabi, and co-founder of cyber security company Carbonite, recently bought for $1.4 billion. Wasabi is his sixth startup. Most tech companies — particularly B2B companies — either don’t understand the power of […]

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Carbon dioxide emissions are set to hit a record high this year (it’s not fine, but not hopeless)

Carbon dioxide emissions are set to hit a record high this year (it’s not fine, but not hopeless) Carbon dioxide emissions, one of the main contributors to the climate changes bringing extreme weather, rising oceans, and more frequent fires that have killed hundreds of Americans and cost the U.S. billions of dollars, […]

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Alphabet’s Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon

Alphabet’s Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon Alphabet-owned Loon, the high-altitude balloon company that is using its stratospheric technology to provide internet connectivity on Earth, has signed a new commercial agreement with Telefonica-owned Internet para Todos (IpT). The IpT initiative, which is also backed […]

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With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost blood tests to point-of-care medical […]

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