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Qualcomm’s AI chip chief departs to take helm at startup MemryX

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Keith Kressin, the executive who oversaw Qualcomm Inc's (QCOM.O) artificial intelligence chip efforts, has left to take the top job at a Michigan-based semiconductor startup. Kressin has become chief executive of MemryX, founded in 2019 by University of Michigan professors Wei Lu and Zhengya Zhan, the company told Reuters. MemryX is working on [...]

By |2021-12-08T14:15:15-05:00December 8th, 2021|

Silicon Valley Veterans Launch pulsESG™—an Integrated SaaS Platform for Enterprise ESG Analysis with $8.5M in Seed Funding from Impact-Driven Investors

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--pulsESG™ today announced the launch of its enterprise environmental, social, and governance (ESG) software as a service (SaaS) platform backed by $8.5 million in seed funding from leading impact-driven investors and led by two Silicon Valley enterprise software veterans. The platform distinguishes itself in the marketplace through features such as model-driven architecture and full [...]

By |2021-10-29T13:18:02-05:00October 29th, 2021|

Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc. Raises $17.5M Financing Round Led by Arboretum Ventures

October 12, 2021, Ann Arbor, MI – Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc., today announced the closing of an oversubscribed $17.5 million Series B financing led by Arboretum Ventures. Investors in the round also included Beringea, Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A), Lifespan Ventures, BlueStone Venture Partners, Berkeley Catalyst Fund,  Michigan Capital Network, Michigan Rise, The University of Michigan, and others. [...]

By |2021-10-12T10:49:35-05:00October 12th, 2021|

Traxen Adaptive Cruise Control Lowers Fuel Consumption 10%

HDPR Live # 62: You’re operating a fleet of commercial trucks, your largest costs are the Fuel, the Driver, and Insurance. Today, we are going to introduce you to a technology that will lower fuel consumption and help you with driver and insurance costs. Ali Maleki is the CEO at Traxen, a Michigan-based technology company, which [...]

By |2021-09-01T11:05:54-05:00September 1st, 2021|

Cobalt finds that orgs have had the same digital security vulnerabilities for the last 4 years

Security teams are still struggling to effectively remove and prevent issues that are well known in the industry. The State of Pentesting report by Cobalt found that security teams have been dealing with the same top 5 vulnerabilities for 4 years in a row. Organizations are slow to respond to cyber threats, aren’t protecting their full portfolios, [...]

By |2021-09-01T11:03:15-05:00September 1st, 2021|

Engineer Perspective: Benefits of Cobalt’s PtaaS platform

With the most important aspect of a pentest coming after the test itself, via remediation, Engineering and Security teams must collaborate to deliver robust and safe applications. Throughout this collaborative effort, many vital aspects of a pentest report’s findings can be lost in translation. To help prevent this, companies prioritizing their security should aim to [...]

By |2021-07-30T22:10:18-05:00July 30th, 2021|

Akadeum: Enhanced Enrichment of iNKT cells from Mouse Splenocyte Preps Following Gentle and Rapid Depletion of Erythrocytes and B220+ B Cells with Akadeum’s BACS Microbubbles

Biological samples are incredibly diverse and complex, and an initial cleanup step is essential to reduce sample heterogeneity prior to downstream applications. This is especially important when dealing with cell types of low abundance like Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells. iNKT cells are a subset of unconventional T cells that recognize lipid-based antigens and [...]

By |2021-07-30T22:06:56-05:00July 30th, 2021|

Order up: Refraction AI Robots now deliver food in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — New semi-autonomous robots are taking over some streets of Austin to make food deliveries as the Capital City deals with rapid growth and congestion. Refraction AI, a Michigan-based company, recently expanded in Austin, bringing 10 delivery machines to South Congress, Travis Heights and some parts of Downtown Austin. “You don't need a [...]

By |2021-07-30T21:42:16-05:00July 30th, 2021|

See the Refraction AI robot that is delivering pizzas in South Austin

Refraction AI, is a robotics company that makes autonomous delivery robots, It is launching delivery robots to serve South Congress and Travis Heights designed to deliver small grocery and restaurant orders. The robots are about the size of a bike and ride in the margin of the road or in bike lanes and deliver in [...]

By |2021-07-30T21:39:27-05:00July 30th, 2021|

Traxen Appoints Mike Hauer to VP Business Development

PLYMOUTH, Michigan, June. 28, 2021 – Seasoned business development leader Mike Hauer has joined Traxen as Vice president of Business Development to help ramp up sales and marketing activities to propel the company forward in its mission to lead the trucking industry’s energy efficiency with automation. “I am delighted to have Mike on-board. His experience [...]

By |2021-07-30T21:36:08-05:00July 30th, 2021|

Ann Arbor-based cancer testing company Strata Oncology sets state record for biotech capital raise

Ann Arbor-based cancer testing and sequencing company Strata Oncology Inc. has closed on the largest funding round for a biotech company in the state's history, pushing it closer to a likely initial public offering. Strata on Wednesday announced a $90 million Series C funding round, likely the last round of private financing the company will [...]

By |2021-07-28T21:07:59-05:00July 28th, 2021|
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