Category: Startups

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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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3D Printing Startup Fortify Secures $20M in Series B Funding Led by Cota Capital

BOSTON, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing startup, announced today it has closed a $20M equity round led by Cota Capital with additional participation from Accel Partners, Neotribe Ventures, and Prelude Ventures. This round of capital will fuel team growth, accelerate expansion in high-value application spaces, and transition to volume manufacturing

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KC-area startup raises $30M

Leawood, Kansas-based technology startup Torch.AI raised $30 million in a funding round. San Francisco-based growth equity firm WestCap Group led the round. The funding round is expected to lead to hundreds of new jobs for Torch.AI, which developed an artificial intelligence software that can quickly analyze large amounts of data. Read more from the Kansas

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