Around the Web

Fundings

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.

Sym raises $9M

Sym, providers of a security workflow platform for engineers, has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round. The...

Snapdocs raises $60M

Online mortgage closing platform Snapdocs has raised $60 million. YC Continuity led the round, with participation from all existing investors,...

Cyberpion raises $8.25M

Cybersecurity company Cyberpion has raised $8.25 million, in seed funding. The investment was co-led by Team8 Capital and Hyperwise...

GoPuff raises $380M

Delivery and micro-fulfillment startup GoPuff has raised $380 million. The funding was led by existing investor, Accel, and D1...

NinjaCat raises $26M

Unified marketing analytics platform NinjaCat has raised $$26 million from Clovis Point Capital. You can read the blog post by...

Spendesk raises $18M (France)

Spendesk, a spend management platform for SMBs, has raised $18 million.

Security

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.

Deepwatch raises $53M

Deepwatch, a provider of intelligence driven managed security services, has closed a $53 million Series B funding round.

Internet of Things

Armaments Research Company awarded Air Force $1.5M ground sensor data contract

Armaments Research Company (ARC), an IoT and predictive analytics company, was given a $1.5 milion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract.

Twilio acquires Electric Imp

Electric Imp has been acquired by Twilio.

Artificial Intelligence

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory installs SambaNova AI accelerator

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

Greystones Group awarded Phase II SBIR Air Force contract for AI-based multi-domain data analysis

Washington DC-based Greystones Group was awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract.

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.

CBRE, IBM extend relationship to include smart maintenance

IBM Services and CBRE are expanding their relationship to provide technology support services for CBRE's clients at select data center facilities it manages, say the companies.

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

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

Team Penske, Stratasys extend technical partnership

Stratasys has inked a new multi-year technical partnership agreement with Team Penske.

Blackstone Resources develop 3D-printed solid state batteries

Blackstone Resources plans to produce 3D-printed solid-state battery cells at scale.

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.

Autonomous Vehicles

DriveU.auto raises $4M (Israel)

Israel-based DriveU.auto, developers of connectivity platform for autonomous vehicle teleoperation, has raised $4 million.

Amazon to buy autonomous vehicle startup Zoox

Amazon has signed an agreement to acquire Zoox, a California-based company working to design autonomous ride-hailing vehicles from the ground up.

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.

NSF awards $1.2M grant to UC Santa Cruz for research on social wearables

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $1.2 million grant to a team led by Katherine Isbister, professor of computational media at UC Santa Cruz.

All Contracts

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).

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.

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.

Deloitte steps up Mendix alliance

Under the terms of the collaboration, Deloitte Canada will utilize the Mendix low-code software development platform on behalf of enterprise customers.