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FiscalNote Secures $160 Million in Financing and Growth Capital

Led by Arrowroot Capital and Runway Growth Capital, the funding will fuel continued international growth, future acquisitions and expansion of core products and services Washington, DC, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FiscalNote, a global technology company that provides software and political intelligence around legislative and regulatory risk, announced that it has secured $160 million […]

Farmwise – One of TIME’s “Best Inventions of 2020”

The Future Of FarmingFarmWise Titan FT-35 With its shunning of chemicals, organic farming can seem like a low-tech pursuit. But this weed-destroying robot, weighing in at about 3 tons, would like to have a word about that. The FarmWise Titan FT-35 is a driverless tractor that uses machine learning and computer vision, rather than herbicides, […]

ThunderAct Raises Another Round of Seed Funding Led by Heroic Ventures

Seeding the future of AI data analysis SAN FRANCISCO, October 2, 2020 ( ThunderAct, a San Francisco-based startup, announced a new round of funding to help propel its AI-powered customer-interaction analysis for enterprise companies. ThunderAct is the only tool enabling enterprise organizations to automatically and continuously analyze the impact and performance of their business with […]

Amazon Announces First Recipients of Investments from $2 Billion Climate Pledge Fund

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the first recipients of investments from The Climate Pledge Fund: CarbonCure Technologies, Pachama, Redwood Materials, Rivian, and Turntide Technologies. The Climate Pledge Fund is a dedicated $2 billion venture investment program backing sustainable technologies and services that will help Amazon and other companies to meet The Climate Pledge—a commitment to […]

Scalefast Raises $22M Series B Round to Lead Future of Direct-to-Consumer Ecommerce

Digital commerce solution raises Series B from investment partners Xplorer Capital, Stereo Capital, FJLabs, Benhamou Global Venture and Crédit Mutuel Equity LOS ANGELES – June 30, 2020 – Scalefast, a Los Angeles-based digital commerce solution that is changing the way brands do direct-to-consumer (DTC) eCommerce, has raised a $22 million Series B funding round. Scalefast plans to use […]

Putting robots down on the farm

A startup is rolling out automated weed cutters at a moment when COVID-19 has made farm work more dangerous for human beings. Why it matters: Robots in all fields have received a lift from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and farming is no different. One of the oldest occupations in the world could be the […]

Pachama Forms New Advisory Board of Environmental Experts

San Francisco, June 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — June 10, 2020 (San Francisco, CA) — Pachama, a for-purpose technology company modernizing forest carbon credits, is announcing the formation of a new advisory board with the appointment of three leading environmental experts from the corporate sustainability, non-profit, and academic sectors: Joan Maloof, PhD, forest scientist, author […]

Zipline Wants to Bring Medical Drone Delivery to U.S. to Fight COVID-19


A year ago, we visited Rwanda to see how Zipline’s autonomous, fixed-wing delivery drones were providing blood to hospitals and clinics across the country. We were impressed with both Zipline’s system design (involving dramatic catapult launches, parachute drops, and mid-air drone catching), as well as their model of operations, which minimizes waste while making critical […]

Left Hand Robotics launches BOLT for outdoor automated equipment

New BOLT platform enables equipment manufacturers to automate outdoor jobs, adding autonomous navigation, connected sensors and real-time operations to machines. Left Hand Robotics, a manufacturer of self-driving smart robots for commercial turf and snow, has launched BOLT, a technology platform that transforms outdoor machinery and power equipment into smarter, more efficient, ready-to-work robots. BOLT brings […]

FiscalNote Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Bisnis Indonesia

– Largest financial publisher in Southeast Asia to launch joint venture company with FiscalNote to distribute and develop legal and financial data products – FiscalNote to take 49% stake in Indonesian company, based in Jakarta WASHINGTON and JAKARTA, Indonesia, Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — FiscalNote, a global technology and media company, today announced that they have entered into a Memorandum […]

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