BlastPoint elevates past $5.25 million in funding, targets increasing headcount by 50% before year’s end

An East Liberty startup has surpassed an investment milestone of over $5.25 million in seed funding and it's now looking to increase its workforce by about 50% of its current headcount before the end of the year. BlastPoint Inc., a software firm that provides companies with affordable and accessible artificial intelligence-powered data tools for market [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:13:51-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Akadeum Launches T Cell Activation and Expansion Using Positive Selection and Expands Leukopak Cell Isolation Product Lines

Akadeum Life Sciences, a global leader in buoyancy-based cell separation and activation technology, is announcing the launch of a new series of products for cell therapy research and development—enabling direct leukopak human immune cell isolation and T-cell activation/expansion kits at the American Society of Gene + Cell Therapy's 26th Annual Meeting from May 16-20, 2023 [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:11:51-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Aperia to Accelerate Impact & Expansion With Growth Financing Led By Lime Rock New Energy

Aperia Technologies Inc., the leading supplier of tire management technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, today announced the closing of a $45 million growth equity financing led by Lime Rock New Energy. The move will accelerate Aperia’s product development roadmap, growth into new markets, and new customer delivery models to solidify its [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:10:32-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Cobalt’s 5th Annual State of Pentesting Report Uncovers Implications for Enterprise Security, Teams Threaten to Quit From Burnout

Cobalt, the Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) company that is modernizing the manual pentesting model, today announced its fifth annual State of Pentesting Report. This year’s report highlights the impact of talent shortages and budget cuts on security teams’ performance and plans for 2023. With cybersecurity teams struggling to manage the remediation process and monitor [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:09:11-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Mobileforce, SugarCRM Announce Partnership for Fully Integrated Field Service Management & Quote-to-Cash Sales Execution

Mobileforce, a leading provider of intelligent cloud-based Field Service Management (FSM) and Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions, today announced its partnership with SugarCRM, provider of the award-winning AI-driven CRM platform, to provide fully integrated field service management and quote-to-cash sales execution. Today’s mobile workforce needs all customer tools at their fingertips, both in the office, [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:04:29-05:00May 31st, 2023|

From Start-Up To Sustainability Leader: Smart Yard Innovator Rachio Marks A Decade Of Conservation

The concept of ‘tech for good’ is often overplayed and unachievable for many start-ups and larger tech companies. But for some applications there is a natural connection between delivering innovative products and contributing to a more sustainable world. Denver-based Rachio hit the market in 2014 with an award-winning smart sprinkler controller, a technology that conserves [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:03:11-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Strata Oncology Announces Launch and Medicare Coverage for Strata Select, a First-of-its-kind Immunotherapy Test

Strata Oncology, Inc. ("Strata"), a next-generation precision oncology company enabling smarter and earlier cancer treatment, today announced the launch of Strata Select™, a first-of-its-kind molecular profiling test for patients with advanced cancer. The new diagnostic test features the Immunotherapy Response Score, a novel multivariate predictive biomarker algorithm for anti-PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy benefit. Strata Select is [...]

By |2023-05-31T08:01:31-05:00May 31st, 2023|

MemryX Inc. and Cachengo Partner to Deliver High-Performance, Scalable Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Platform

MemryX Inc., a pioneering startup focused on accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) processing for edge devices, announced it has formed a partnership with Cachengo, a leading AI hardware and software provider, to be the exclusive provider of artificial intelligence processors for their modular compute and storage servers. Cachengo's modular edge servers are optimized for local computer [...]

By |2023-05-31T07:59:22-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Refraction AI and Austin Scientists Focus on Helping AI Do Good

Refraction AI's REV-1 robots make deliveries in South Congress, Downtown, and the UT campus, traveling about 10-15 miles per hour, typically in bike lanes or on the road's shoulder. "We have petabytes of video data of robots moving through space and consumers interacting with robots," Refraction AI CEO Luke Schneider said. "This is essentially a [...]

By |2023-05-31T07:58:00-05:00May 31st, 2023|

Clinc AI Announces Dynamic Partnership with Digital Innovator Unblu

ANN ARBOR, MI, UNITED STATES, December 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Clinc is pleased to announce its latest partnership with Unblu, a leading provider of omnichannel digital engagement solutions for banks and credit unions. The partnership between Clinc’s industry leading Conversational AI and Unblu’s human to human conversational solutions will allow financial institutions to create digital experiences that will [...]

By |2022-12-30T09:43:22-05:00December 30th, 2022|

Akadeum Life Sciences Launches First of its Kind Product Benefitting Cell and Gene Therapy Research Following Successful Data from Early Access Program

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc., a global leader in buoyancy-based cell separation technology, announces their Microbubble Leukopak Human T Cell Isolation research-use-only kit that resulted from successful external user data with early adopters. Akadeum’s T cell isolation kit is an industry first to incorporate Buoyancy Activated Cell Sorting [...]

By |2022-12-30T09:40:17-05:00December 30th, 2022|

MemryX in Ann Arbor Opens R&D Center in Bangalore, India

MemryX Inc. in Ann Arbor, a startup focused on accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) processing for edge devices, today announced it has opened an engineering center in Bangalore, India. “As the world continues to become more reliant on AI, many traditional chip makers continue to extend existing architectures and make difficult tradeoffs in terms of power, [...]

By |2022-12-30T09:38:56-05:00December 30th, 2022|

Sight Machine Blueprint Enables Automated Data Labeling and Comprehensive Analysis of All Manufacturing Data

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sight Machine, creator of the data foundation for manufacturing, today announced that it has released Sight Machine Blueprint, a tool developed in collaboration with NVIDIA and Microsoft that provides manufacturers with high-speed, automated data labeling, mapping data tags to plant assets and the context they need to interpret their plant data. [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:16:58-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Strata Oncology Announces Expansion of Clinical Collaboration with Pfizer for Strata PATH Trial into Early-Stage Cancer

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Strata Oncology, Inc. a next-generation precision oncology company enabling smarter and earlier cancer treatment, today announced expansion of its clinical collaboration with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) in the Strata Precision Indications for Approved THerapies (Strata PATHTM) trial. Strata PATH is a prospective pan-tumor therapeutic trial designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of multiple FDA-approved cancer therapies [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:16:00-05:00November 30th, 2022|

observIQ Announces Enterprise Edition of Open Source Observability Pipeline BindPlane OP

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 3, 2022 — Continuing its commitment to open source observability, observIQ announces the enterprise edition of BindPlane OP. BindPlane OP provides the ability to control observability costs and simplify the management of telemetry agents at scale while avoiding vendor lock-in. BindPlane OP Enterprise adds 24/7 support, direct access to the BindPlane OP product team, [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:14:26-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Leading Pentest Provider Cobalt and NTT DATA Enable Digital Businesses to Innovate Securely

Cobalt, leading Pentest-as-a-Service (PtaaS) company modernizing the traditional pentesting model, today announced a partnership with NTT DATA, a digital business and IT services leader to offer deeper security services to its clients in the U.S. “Cobalt recognizes that enterprises need to engage with MSSPs for trusted guidance and access to industry-leading security services. This is why [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:13:31-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Aperia Technologies Expands into Australia with its Halo Tire Inflator

BURLINGAME, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aperia Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of tire management technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced today the company’s expansion into Australia with its flagship product, the Halo Tire Inflator®. “We’re seeing a global systemic shift to evaluate best business practices to reduce carbon emissions, and having a global [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:11:21-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Verge Aero gets Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent

Verge Aero flew a dazzling drone show on the premiere episode of America’s Got Talent: Extreme! only to receive the Golden Buzzer from legendary judge Simon Cowell. This sends Verge Aero directly to the show finale to compete against six other finalists. America’s Got Talent: Extreme! features a diverse mix of the most extraordinary and mind-blowing acts that don’t [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:04:23-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Voxel51 Raises $12.5M Series A to Bring Transparency and Clarity to Computer Vision Data

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Voxel51, a data-centric machine learning software company, announced today that it has raised a $12.5 million Series A funding round from Drive Capital, Top Harvest Capital, Shasta Ventures, and existing investors. The round follows the company's $2.875M Seed round from eLab Ventures, ID Ventures, and the University of Michigan. With more than 150,000 monthly active [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:01:55-05:00November 30th, 2022|

pulsESG Announces Strategic Investment and Partnership with Workday Ventures for ESG Performance Management and Disclosure Solution

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--pulsESGTM, a public benefit corporation dedicated to empowering purpose-driven enterprises to manage and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) footprint, announced today that it has received a strategic investment from Workday Ventures and joined the Workday Software Partner Program. The new partnership aims to support joint Workday and pulsESG customers to better respond to [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:00:39-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Chick-fil-A’s Refraction.AI robots take on a life of their own

Chick-fil-A is testing another version of delivery using autonomous bots. The Atlanta-based restaurant chain said it is testing a fleet of delivery robots in a limited number of units in California, Texas and Florida. In Austin, Texas, the test is in partnership with Refraction AI. The goal is to cut delivery costs and enhance restaurant [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:33:08-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Strata Oncology Expands Sentinel Trial with Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute and University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 23, 2022 – Strata Oncology, Inc., a next-generation precision oncology company enabling smarter and earlier cancer treatment, today announced that Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute and the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center have joined as clinical trial sites in the Strata SentinelTM trial, a prospective, observational study of the StrataMRDTM minimal [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:30:02-05:00August 12th, 2022|

ADAS & Safety Systems: Traxen to produce 400 iQ-Pilot™ units for United Road Services

USA – Traxen Inc1 has announced a contract with United Road Services Inc, a haulage firm, also based in Plymouth, Michigan, to begin production of a smart-adaptive cruise control technology for Class 8 trucks which Traxen claims can reduce annual fuel consumption by 10%. The contract to produce 400 units of the ‘iQPilot™ marks Traxen’s [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:27:48-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Sight Machine recognized as a finalist of 2022 Microsoft Manufacturing & Supply Chain Partner of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sight Machine Inc. today announced it has been named a finalist of the 2022 Microsoft Manufacturing & Supply Chain Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:25:16-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Rachio users achieve environmental milestone of 50B gallons of water saved through optimized irrigation

Approximately 45% of the US is in a drought, making the need for water-saving solutions especially pertinent. Tech innovator and smart sprinkler company Rachio has now helped US homeowners save 50 billion gallons of water and counting, with its water-efficient sprinkler controllers. Connected technologies are now standard in American society, and companies like Rachio have harnessed this technology [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:23:44-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Accenture Invests in pulsESG™ to Advance ESG andSustainability Measurement, Decision Making and Reporting for Companies

NEW YORK; June 25, 2022 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has made a strategic investment,through Accenture Ventures, in pulsESG, Inc., a public benefit corporation dedicated to empowering purpose-driven enterprises to manage and improve theirenvironmental, social, and governance (ESG) footprint. Backed by $10 million in earlier seed funding from other leading impact-driven investors, pulsESG is the latest [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:22:29-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Cobalt Marks Start of 2022 with New CEO, Continued Momentum for PtaaS Adoption

Cobalt, the leading Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) company, today announced the milestones it achieved in the first half of 2022, including the addition of new CEO Chris Manton-Jones. Today’s technology infrastructure and threat landscape are only growing more complex. It's more important than ever to have high-quality, fast pentesting for businesses to help protect [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:20:02-05:00August 12th, 2022|

observIQ Expands Partnership with Google Cloud to Support OpenTelemetry

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Open source telemetry innovator observIQ has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud and Google Cloud's Operations Suite, to improve telemetry for managing all business-critical applications and environments. The partnership will increase visibility into workloads running on Google Compute Engine. Google Cloud customers can now use OpenTelemetry logs and metrics collection with support from [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:15:54-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Will Akadeum’s Floating Bubbles Be the Next Big Thing in Cell Separation?

Akadeum Life Sciences has scored a patent for its method of buoyancy-based cell sorting (BACS) technologies from biological fluid samples. The Ann Arbor, MI-based firm says the use of microbubbles are used to separate targeted cell groups. Most notably, the patent protects Akadeum's T and B Cell isolation kits along with its entire portfolio of [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:14:36-05:00August 12th, 2022|

LineLeap: The Disney fast pass but for bars

The app LineLeap has taken advantage of the reopening of venues this past year and has spread to businesses near the University of Arizona. LineLeap is an app that gives customers perks such as line-skip passes, cover, event tickets and more when attending local bars, clubs and venues. This platform has just surpassed over 200,000 users [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:12:37-05:00August 12th, 2022|

MemryX Is A New AI Company We Actually Need

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us, in the cars we drive to the smartphones we use, powering our most favored or despised apps. Consequently, one of the major growth drivers in the semiconductor industry is AI. It’s everywhere and revolutionizing the way humans interact with the modern world, from the datacenter to the device [...]

By |2022-08-12T12:08:42-05:00August 12th, 2022|

Traxen’s cutting edge technology – available for external customers in January 2022

As of January 1st, 2022, Traxen is making their rugged ADAS domain controller available to external customers for the first time via a new e-commerce page on their website. This contains their cutting edge technology, which can be sold for multiple applications. The artificial intelligence product will now be available for use on rapid prototype or [...]

By |2021-12-30T15:03:55-05:00December 30th, 2021|

Strata Oncology Named to the 2021 CB Insights Digital Health 150

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CB Insights today named Strata Oncology to its third annual Digital Health 150, which showcases the 150 most promising private digital health companies in the world. This year's Digital Health 150 was unveiled live during CB Insights' annual Future of Health event. The 2021 Digital Health 150 cohort has raised roughly $14.9B in aggregate funding across 522 [...]

By |2021-12-30T15:02:26-05:00December 30th, 2021|

Akadeum’s First Rising Innovators Research Award Recipient

Akadeum is thrilled to announce the first recipient of the Rising Innovators Research Award! Congratulations to Giselle Borges e Soares from Dr. Katherine Wall’s Laboratory at the University of Toledo. Giselle used Akadeum’s Mouse CD4+ T Cell Isolation Kit in the course of her research, obtaining 95-97% purity with ease. The success of downstream experiments is dependent upon the quality [...]

By |2021-12-30T14:53:52-05:00December 30th, 2021|

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|

observIQ’s Launches “Forever” Free Tier of their Next Generation Log Management Platform

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. – June 7, 2021 – observIQ, a provider of next-generation observability solutions for ITOps and DevOps teams, today announced the launch of a no time limit, no credit card required, completely free tier of the company’s observIQ Cloud SaaS offering. “We want to get our tools into the hands of every ITOps and [...]

By |2021-07-30T22:08:14-05:00July 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|

Refraction AI Robots Are Rolling Into Austin

Delivery robots are coming to Austin. Food delivery service company Refraction AI’s REV-1 robots — small electric-run machines that operate autonomously — are delivering orders from local pizzeria mini-chain Southside Flying Pizza throughout downtown Austin, Travis Heights, and along South Congress Avenue as of today, June 14. CEO Luke Schneider tells Eater that the company decided to expand to [...]

By |2021-06-25T09:27:56-05:00June 25th, 2021|

MemryX Inc. Closes Series A Financing and Prepares to Transform AI and Edge Applications

Ann Arbor, Michigan May 12th, 2021 – MemryX Inc. announced it has raised Series A funding to further develop novel, in-memory chips to enable AI applications in edge devices. The company now plans to scale the commercialization of its patented Memory Processing Unit (MPU) architecture and sample product-level chips to leading OEMs across the automotive, edge-compute, [...]

By |2021-06-25T09:25:07-05:00June 25th, 2021|

Voxel51 & Google Collaborate to Make Downloading & Visualizing Open Images A Breeze

Ann Arbor, MI - Voxel51 today announced a collaboration with Google to support Google’s Open Images Dataset, one of the largest visual datasets in the world used by AI researchers and the machine learning community for common object detection and other computer vision tasks. Through the collaboration, Open Images users will gain access to Voxel51’s free, open source [...]

By |2021-06-25T09:23:52-05:00June 25th, 2021|
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