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TechSee raises $30M (Israel)

Tel Aviv-based TechSee, an intelligent visual assistance company founded in 2015, has raised $30 million in a Series C equity investment round.

AiDash raises $6M

AiDash, a San Francisco Bay Area-based satellite analytics company, has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round.

Nava raises $20M

New York, NY-based employee benefits brokerage company Nava has raised $20 million. The investment was led by Thrive Capital. Nava...

EdgePresence raises $30M

EdgePresence, an owner and operator of multi-tenant, modular data centers, has raised $30 million. 

Rune Labs raises $5M

San Francisco, Calif.-based Rune Labs, a developer of neuroscience therapeutics software, has raised a $5 million seed round.

Linktree raises $10M

Los Angeles, Calif.-based Linktree, an online presence control platform founded in 2013, has raised $10.7 million in Series A...

Tekion raises $150M

Tekion, a cloud technology company and providers of a SaaS retail operating platform and an automotive retail cloud, has raised a Series C financing round of $150 million.

Security

Akamai acquires Dublin-based Asavie

Akamai Technologies has acquired Dublin-based mobile communications and internet of things (IoT) company Asavie, for an undisclosed sum.

Raytheon sells off Forcepoint cybersecurity solutions portfolio

Global investment firm Francisco Partners has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Forcepoint, a cybersecurity solutions company, and a subsidiary of Raytheon. 

General Dynamics awarded $761 million GSA contract for U.S. Southern Command cyber modernization

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded the Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) Cyber Information Technology Enterprise Services (SCITES) contract.

CrowdStrike acquiring Preempt Security

CrowdStrike is acquiring Preempt Security, a provider of Zero Trust and conditional access technology for real-time access control and threat prevention.

Internet of Things

Akamai acquires Dublin-based Asavie

Akamai Technologies has acquired Dublin-based mobile communications and internet of things (IoT) company Asavie, for an undisclosed sum.

LexisNexis, Yonomi collaborating on IoT home insurance solution

LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Yonomi Smart Home have collaborated to develop a turnkey home insurance Internet of Things (IoT) solution.

Darpa awards Parc Ocean of Things next phase contract

Parc, a Xerox company, has been awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the next development phase in the Ocean of Things.

Artificial Intelligence

Coupa acquires LLamasoft for $1.5B

Coupa Software has acquired AI-powered supply chain design and planning company LLamasoft, for $1.5 billion.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory installs SambaNova AI accelerator

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has installed an artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator from SambaNova Systems.

TechSee raises $30M (Israel)

Tel Aviv-based TechSee, an intelligent visual assistance company founded in 2015, has raised $30 million in a Series C equity investment round.

Using augmented reality to teach children; Blue Hat signs kindergarten deals

Blue Hat, a  producer, developer and operator of augmented reality interactive content in China, says the company has signed agreements with six kindergartens in Xiamen.

Technology

Deal Wire

Viasat, AeroVironment team to develop encrypted communications capabilities for unmanned aircraft systems

Viasat and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) company AeroVironment will collaborate on a contract awarded under the U.S. Army Reconfigurable Communications for Small Unmanned Systems (RCSUS) initiative.

Industry

Manufacturers leverage supply chain practices developed in response to COVID-19: University of Warwick

A survey by researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, saw 249 mid to large manufacturers from food and beverage to automotive, and pharmaceuticals to electronics equipment industries respond about their supply chain resilience in the current state, and future potential.

Expert Speak

Public Sector

General Dynamics awarded $761 million GSA contract for U.S. Southern Command cyber modernization

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded the Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) Cyber Information Technology Enterprise Services (SCITES) contract.

SBG awarded Veterans Affairs Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) contract

SBG Technology Solutions has been selected to continue supporting the Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering team, within the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

General Dynamics awarded $100 million DIA contract

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded an IT system modernization contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

People

High Performance Computing

Additive Manufacturing

Autonomous Vehicles

Future Tech

NUS researchers develop smart suit wirelessly powered by a smartphone

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a smartphone-powered suit, that can provide athletes with physiological data while they are out on the field.

Researchers at Columbia University working on multi-material additive manufacturing

Researchers at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, are working on a technique that lets printing with different materials using additive manufacturing processes feasible.

All Contracts

General Dynamics awarded $761 million GSA contract for U.S. Southern Command cyber modernization

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded the Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) Cyber Information Technology Enterprise Services (SCITES) contract.