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Clinc – An AI Startup That Lets You Converse With Your Bank Account

Clinc, a fledgling fintech startup that enables banks to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to their products, has raised a $6.3 million funding round led by Drive Capital, with participation from Hyde Park Venture Partners, Cahoots Holding, and Stuart Porter. Founded out of Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2015, Clinc is the brainchild of Jason Mars (CEO) [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|

Aperia and Michelin to offer revolutionary truck tire inflation system

Road gators could soon be on the endangered list. And that’s a good thing. They’re not animals, of course. They’re those bits of truck tires strewn across America’s highways. They're often the tragic result of tires that weren’t operating at optimal air pressure, which is hard to maintain on a tractor trailer carrying various loads [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|

Akadeum CTO Featured in Science Magazine

“Clinician-scientist John Younger went one step further than a leave of absence. After partially sidelining his 21-year career in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, in 2014 to develop a micro-bubble cell-capturing technology, he ended up leaving academia completely. ” … “The initial idea was to use tiny spheres tagged with [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|

Crowdsourced Application Security: The Human Power

Caroline Wong, CISSP and VP of Security Strategy at Cobalt, which “makes bug bounty programs and pen tests painless,” headed this engaging and fast-paced session at OWASP AppSec on crowdsourced security. It was her interest in diversity that led her to crowdsourced security, and in this session she went through the risks and benefits of [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|

Rachio leads smart home industry as first to earn B Corp certification.

This Earth Day, Rachio is proud to strengthen our commitment to the environment by announcing our new B Corp certification. We are thrilled to break ground as the first smart home company to earn this distinction, leading the way for others in the smart watering and smart home technology industries. To celebrate, we’re offering $30 [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|

How can tech startups succeed in Michigan? Look to Blue Medora

How can tech startups grow in Michigan? Look to Grand Rapids-based Blue Medora LLC. Its founders and investors say it is a textbook example of how Michigan's high-tech startup ecosystem can work. Blue Medora makes software that monitors the performance of large IT companies' cloud-based applications. Customers include IBM, Oracle and VMware. Blue Medora made [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|

For the U.S. to stay on top, we can’t just keep funding innovation in Silicon Valley and New York

The digital boom has helped the United States maintain its status — for now — as the world’s political and economic leader. But it has also increasingly created a divide within the U.S. — one of the themes that led to Donald Trump’s election as president. “This issue of people feeling left behind — it’s [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|

Message to self-driving auto makers: You can’t do it alone, says VC

Some self-driving car makers are incorporating more and more extras like face-recognition and augmented reality displays. Bob Stefanski, managing director of eLab Ventures, said that this may be a winning approach for manufactures looking for an edge in the market. But, Stefanski told John Furrier (@furrier), host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, that one lone company [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|

Another approach to autonomous vehicles – slow and steady

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Audi SUV crept through city streets, obeying speed limits, stopping short at signals and keeping neatly between lane markers during morning rush hour. The driver’s hands hovered above the steering wheel. The real driver was a system of sensors, processors and software made by auto supplier Delphi and tech company Mobileye. [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|

Driverless shuttle introduced at Mcity

This is the first of NAVYA's ARMA vehicles to operate in North America. The shuttles are already on the road in countries all over the world. They're designed for use at a broad range of sites that need efficient, convenient and safe first and last mile transportation—places such as theme parks and large campus-like environments. [...]

By | December 10th, 2016|