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Spacemaker, AI software for urban development, is acquired by Autodesk for $240M

Spacemaker, AI software for urban development, is acquired by Autodesk for 0M Autodesk, the U.S. publicly listed software and services company that targets engineering and design industries, has acquired Norway’s Spacemaker, a startup that has developed AI-supported software for urban development. The price of the acquisition is $240 million in a mostly […]

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Hear Cloudflare and PlanGrid’s amazing journey from founding to exit at Disrupt 2020

Hear Cloudflare and PlanGrid’s amazing journey from founding to exit at Disrupt 2020 How and when should startup founders think about the “exit”? It’s the perennial question in tech entrepreneurialism, but the how’s and when’s are questions to which there are a multitude of answers. For one thing, new founders often forget […]

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Datastax acquires The Last Pickle

Datastax acquires The Last Pickle Data management company Datastax, one of the largest contributors to the Apache Cassandra project, today announced that it has acquired The Last Pickle (and no, I don’t know what’s up with that name either), a New Zealand-based Cassandra consulting and services firm that’s behind a number of […]

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Volkswagen and Autodesk turned a vintage Microbus into a tech design showcase

Volkswagen and Autodesk turned a vintage Microbus into a tech design showcase Volkswagen and Autodesk teamed up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the automaker’s biggest R&D facilities with an iconic vintage VW Microbus that looks retro on the outside but packs a ton of tech on the inside, including […]

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Qubole launches Quantum, its serverless database engine

Qubole launches Quantum, its serverless database engine Qubole, the data platform founded by Apache Hive creator and former head of Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team Ashish Thusoo, today announced the launch of Quantum, its first serverless offering. Qubole may not necessarily be a household name, but its customers include the likes of Autodesk, […]

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Autodesk adds to construction software biz with acquisition of BuildingConnected for $275M

Autodesk adds to construction software biz with acquisition of BuildingConnected for 5M Autodesk announced this morning that it intends to buy construction software platform, BuildingConnected for $275 million (net of the startup’s cash on hand). It comes on the heels of the company’s PlanGrid purchase for $875 million just last month. With […]

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Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention

Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention Shahin Farshchi Contributor Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital. More posts by this contributor Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Many entrepreneurs assume that an […]

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Facebook is going back to college

Facebook is going back to college Ryan Craig Contributor Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures. More posts by this contributor Broadening education investments to full-stack solutions College for the 21st century Kids these days take a greater interest in practical things than we give them credit for. For example, this […]

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Facebook, Autodesk partner with a design organization geared toward underserved kids

Facebook, Autodesk partner with a design organization geared toward underserved kids  Facebook and Autodesk, have partnered with non-profit organization Inneract Project, which is geared toward bringing design to young people in underserved communities through free, hands-on classes and mentorship. With the support of Autodesk and Facebook, Inneract Project has been able to […]

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Autodesk VP of design on why DEOs make for better CEOs

Autodesk VP of design on why DEOs make for better CEOs  Maria Giudice is the VP of design at Autodesk. In our 18th episode, she shares how artists can become CEOs, explains what a design executive officer (DEO) is and discusses the skills designers can develop today to help them become the leaders of the future. […]

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