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Osso VR raises $14 million to bring virtual reality to surgical and medical device training

Osso VR raises million to bring virtual reality to surgical and medical device training It seems that distance learning is even coming for the healthcare industry. As remote work becomes the order of the day in the COVID-19 era, any tool that can bring training and education services to folks across industries […]

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Launched with $17 million by two former Norwest investors, Tau Ventures is ready for its closeup

Launched with million by two former Norwest investors, Tau Ventures is ready for its closeup Amit Garg and Sanjay Rao have spent the bulk of their professional lives developing technology, founding startups and investing in startups at places like Google and Microsoft, HealthIQ, and Norwest Venture Partners. Over their decade-long friendship the […]

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Self-driving vehicle startup Argo AI completes $2.6B deal with Volkswagen, expands to Europe

Self-driving vehicle startup Argo AI completes .6B deal with Volkswagen, expands to Europe Volkswagen Group finalized Tuesday its $2.6 billion investment into Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based self-driving car startup that came out of stealth in 2017 with $1 billion in backing from Ford. The deal turns Argo into a global company with […]

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Runa Capital closes Fund III at $157M, with an added focus on Quantum computing

Runa Capital closes Fund III at 7M, with an added focus on Quantum computing VC fund Runa Capital was launched with $135M in 2010 and is perhaps best known for its investment into NGINX which powers many web sites today. In more recent years itโ€™s participated or led investments into startups such […]

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TripActions reportedly lays off hundreds amid COVID-19 travel freeze

TripActions reportedly lays off hundreds amid COVID-19 travel freeze The coronavirus demand crunch has taken another bite: Palo Alto-based corporate travel-focused unicorn, TripActions, reportedly laid off hundreds of staff yesterday. Per this post on Blind โ€” written by someone with a verified TripActions email address โ€” the company fired 350 people. Business […]

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NASA moves forward with 17 companies as part of bid to transform urban aerial transportation

NASA moves forward with 17 companies as part of bid to transform urban aerial transportation NASA and a clutch of startup and established companies are moving forward with plans to transform mobility in urban environments through the Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge. If itโ€™s fully implemented, the new Urban Air Mobility system […]

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NASA sets 2022 launch for air quality sensor that will provide hourly updates across North American

NASA sets 2022 launch for air quality sensor that will provide hourly updates across North American NASA is sending a payload that could help improve air quality forecasting to orbit aboard a Maxar 1300-class satellite whose primary mission is to provide commercial satellite communications for Intelsat customers, the agency announced today. NASAโ€™s […]

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Volvo invests in autonomous vehicle operating system startup Apex.AI though its VC arm

Volvo invests in autonomous vehicle operating system startup Apex.AI though its VC arm Volvo is making an investment in Palo Alto-based Apex.AI, a startup working on developing a robotic operating system qualified for use in production automobiles. Apex.AI, founded by automated systems engineers Jan Becker and Dejan Pangercic, raised $15.5 million in […]

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Lyft is adding Chrysler Pacificas to its AV fleet and opening a new dedicated self-driving test facility

Lyft is adding Chrysler Pacificas to its AV fleet and opening a new dedicated self-driving test facility Lyft has another year of building out its autonomous driving program under its belt, and the ride-hailing company has been expanding its testing steadily throughout 2019. The company says that itโ€™s now driving four times […]

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Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Areaโ€™s elite. As part of a new pilot program, Blade has given 200 people in San Francisco and […]

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