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Ed Tech startup using app to improve student performance

Ed Tech startup using app to improve student performance

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — A recently-launched education technology startup is looking to improve student engagement and performance by helping them stay on target with their assignments. Boost was co-founded last year by Chief Executive Officer Josh Owens and Chief Research Officer Ben Motz, a research scientist at Indiana University. The company was this week

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Talking robots with Ford

Talking robots with Ford

Before we get too far into this week’s roundup, I want to kick things off with an interview we haven’t published anywhere else. Earlier this week, we noted that Ford will be deploying some 100 researchers and engineers to the new $75 million facility at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The automaker told TechCrunch

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Cyber insurance startup Coalition raises $175 million at $1.75 billion valuation

Cyber insurance startup Coalition raises $175 million at $1.75 billion valuation

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Cyber insurance startup Coalition Inc on Wednesday said it raised $175 million in its latest round of funding, which valued the company at $1.75 billion as the need for protection against hacks, ransomware and data theft has surged with remote work during the pandemic. San Francisco-based Coalition also uses its technology

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Energy IoT Startup Smart Joules Raises $4.1 Mn In Series A

Energy IoT Startup Smart Joules Raises $4.1 Mn In Series A

Smart Joules offers retrofits for energy-intensive systems like cooling, heating, compressed air and steam in commercial and industrial facilities The startup will strengthen its energy management team, enhance its technology platform, expand its presence across hospitals This week, ADB Ventures has also invested in another Indian startup New Delhi-based EV maker Euler Energy-efficiency-as-a-service startup Smart

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Income Insurance Startup Asteya Launches With $10 Million in Funding

MIAMI, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Asteya, an income insurance startup whose mission is to provide financial health and wellbeing by transforming the disability insurance space, today announced its launch and disclosed fundraising of $10 million. Investors include I2BF Ventures, Capital Factory, Cap Meridian Ventures, Northstar Ventures, Atrum, as well as angel investors Whitney Wolfe

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Portland-area marketing automation startup Act-On raises $20M

Portland-area marketing automation startup Act-On raises $20M

Act-On Software CEO Kate Johnson. (Act-On Software Photo) New funding: Growth marketing automation platform Act-On Software raised $20 million in equity and debt. The company, based in the Portland, Ore. region, aims to help companies generate more revenue and higher customer lifetime value from their users. The business: Act-On’s technology can help analyze target audience

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‘Concierge Medicine On Steroids’ Startup Raised $40 Million To Disrupt Primary Care

‘Concierge Medicine On Steroids’ Startup Raised $40 Million To Disrupt Primary Care

Transcarent cofounders Glen Tullman (L) and Hemant Taneja (R). Transcarent With Transcarent, Glen Tullman and General Catalyst’s Hemant Taneja are applying the Livongo playbook to the employer-sponsored healthcare system. Shortly after Glen Tullman resigned as CEO of electronic health records company Allscripts in 2012, he got a call from General Catalyst managing partner Hemant Taneja

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Startup using Soviet-era technology to build satellite servicing vehicle

Startup using Soviet-era technology to build satellite servicing vehicle

Kurs Orbital servicing vehicle concept. Credit: Kurs Orbital WASHINGTON — A Ukrainian startup is building an in-orbit servicing vehicle using space docking technology developed decades ago by the former Soviet Union. The startup, named Kurs Orbital, was co-founded by the former head of Ukraine’s space agency Volodymyr Usov. The company plans to launch a demonstration

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