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Tespo, With a New Office in Detroit, Offers “the Keurig of Vitamins”

Ted Mills spent the first part of his career in finance, eventually starting a investment fund for Manoj Bhargava, the Michigan-based founder of 5 Hour Energy, in 2008. After five years in that role, Mills says it was time to spread his wings.He wanted to bring high-quality supplements to customers’ homes in liquid format, because he says 40 percent of the population is averse to swallowing pills. “I looked at the supplements industry and I was fascinated,” he explains. “It was so fragmented, a...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Apps, Entrepreneurship, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Supplements, Innovation, Venture Capital, Michigan, Detroit, Mills, Hour Energy


Ola raises $300M from Hyundai and Kia, to work on fleet mobility and EV infrastructure

Ola has raised $300 million from South Korean car makers Hyundai Motor Group and Kia, it said in a statement. Ola has also signed partnerships with Hyundai and Kia where the three will work on becoming a “Smart Mobility Solutions Provider”, develop fleet and mobility solutions and work on... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Investments, Connected Devices, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Connected Cars, Hyundai, Kia, Ola, Hyundai Motor Group, Online Cab booking


Cybersecurity on Tap: Agenda for Cyber Madness in Boston April 8

When it comes to cybersecurity, no one has all the answers. The best anyone can do is try to fend off cyber attacks with the latest technology and strategies, learn from their successes and failures, and maybe even share their experiences for the benefit of others.That last point is the goal of “Cyber Madness: Case Studies in Security,” a half-day forum Xconomy will host April 8 at EY’s offices in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. We’re assembling leading cybersecurity experts from New England an...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Boston, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Cybersecurity, Vc, Software, Healthcare, M&a, Iot


WI Watchlist: Rockwell, Wellbe, Generac, API Healthcare & More

Here’s a roundup of recent news from Wisconsin’s high-tech industries:—Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), the Milwaukee-based seller of hardware and software that enables industrial automation, is forming a joint venture with Houston-based Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB), a maker of products for drilling and other tasks in the oil and gas industry. The new venture, called Sensia, plans to sell software-based automation products and services aimed at helping oil and gas customers improve their operationa...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, Fashion, Ge, Milwaukee, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, M&a, Wisconsin, Iot


WI Watchlist: FluGen, Propeller Health, Gener8tor, EnSync

Here are some of the latest headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—FluGen, a Madison-based company trying to develop a universal influenza vaccine, topline, preliminary data from a Phase 2 study that demonstrated its M2SR vaccine proved effective in countering a “mismatched” flu virus.The flu virus that makes its rounds each year doesn’t always match the viral strain contained in the annual vaccines administered to people, reducing their effectiveness. FluGen is trying to commercial...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Wisconsin, Orion, Flu, Vaccine


Fasetto Downloads $6M for Connected Devices and Cloud Tools

Fasetto, a startup developing tech gadgets and software in Superior, WI, has pulled in $6 million in equity funding, according to a document filed this week with the SEC. There was one investor in the deal, the filing shows.Six-year-old Fasetto previously raised at least $13 million from investors, per SEC filings.Xconomy has e-mailed Fasetto officials for comment, and we’ll update this story if we learn anything.The startup’s products include a cloud-based file storage and sharing service; a p...
Tags: Google, Startups, Cloud, Internet Of Things, Storage, Microsoft, Crowdfunding, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, Vc, Forum, Kickstarter, Wisconsin, Link, SEC


Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet

Announcements that Apple has partnered with Aetna health insurance on a new app leveraging data from its Apple Watch and reports that Verily — one of the health-focused subsidiaries of Google‘s parent company — Alphabet, is developing a shoe that can detect weight and movement, indicate increasing momentum around using data from wearables for clinical health applications and treatments. For venture capital investors, the movea from Apple and Alphabet to show new applications for wearable d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Technology, Connected Devices, US, Entrepreneur, Companies, Hypertension, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Disease


Cross border ecommerce: Xiaomi’s ShareSave lets Indian users buy IoT products from China

Xiaomi has launched ShareSave, a cross-border ecommerce platform from where users in India and soon, other unnamed markets, can buy Xiaomi goods made in mainland China, the company announced in a blogpost. It is currently available as an app on the Google Play Store, albeit with very poor reviews,... ...
Tags: Travel, Google Play Store, Mobile, Ecommerce, Internet Of Things, News, Internet, China, India, Connected Devices, Xiaomi, Iot


After 33 Exits in 5 Years, WI Seeks “More and Bigger” Startup Deals

When Propeller Health’s founders initially tried to raise funding for their new healthcare technology venture, many of the investors they spoke with were hesitant to take the risk.It was the early part of this decade, and Propeller was navigating the FDA’s regulatory process for medical devices. The company believed it had a chance to become one of the first to earn market clearance from the agency for a software product, says Propeller co-founder and CEO David Van Sickle. Propeller’s idea for ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Education, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Cybersecurity, Walgreens, Vc, Software, Healthcare, M&a


WI Watchlist: Northwestern Mutual, Epic, Exact Sciences, Propeller

It’s time to catch up on notable headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—Northwestern Mutual, the Milwaukee-based insurance and wealth management services giant, has hired Souheil Badran as chief innovation officer. Badran was previously president of the Americas region for Alipay, the online payments platform operated by Ant Financial, the Alibaba-owned fintech firm.Badran’s new role was previously held by Alexa von Tobel, the well-known fintech entrepreneur who left Northwestern Mutu...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, New York, Connected Devices, Americas, Trends, Tech, It, Walgreens, Software, Healthcare, Alibaba, Wisconsin


Benoit Colas Long Spirent Communications: Sohn London Conference

We're posting up notes from the recent Sohn London investment conference.  Next up is Benoit Colas of PrimeStone Capital who presented a long of Spirent Communications (LON:SPT) Benoit Colas's Presentation at Sohn London Conference PrimeStone have been invested in Spirent for 3 years. Spirent is a fairly complex business that designs, manufactures and tests solutions for communications equipment across a wide range of technologies.  It operates in three divisions: Network and Security - helps...
Tags: Apple, London, Finance, Nokia, Connected Devices, US, Samsung, Cisco, Colas, EBIT, Spirent, Hedge Fund Portfolios, Primestone Capital, Sohn London Conference, Sohn London, Investment Conference


Thousands of Google Chromecast Devices Hijacked to Promote PewDiePie

A group of hackers has hijacked tens of thousands of Google's Chromecast streaming dongles, Google Home smart speakers and smart TVs with built-in Chromecast technology in recent weeks by exploiting a bug that's allegedly been ignored by Google for almost five years. The attackers, who go by Twitter handles @HackerGiraffe and @j3ws3r, managed to hijack Chromecasts’ feeds and display a pop-up, [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Twitter, Connected Devices, Tech, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Router hacking, Chromecast, Iot Devices, Wifi Hacking, Mohit Kumar, How To Hack Router, Google Home, hacking IoT devices, Google Hack


SoftBank Vision Fund Pours $500M Into Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Last month, Xconomy asked tech CEOs what $100 million in venture capital can buy. How about $500 million?Cambridge Mobile Telematics said Wednesday morning it has pulled in half a billion dollars in an investment from—you guessed it—the SoftBank Vision Fund. That’s Japan-based SoftBank Group’s reportedly $100 billion fund that has made waves in the venture capital world by cutting massive checks to companies across a variety of sectors.Now, the fund has thrown its weight behind Cambridge Mobile...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Japan, Boston, Connected Devices, Trends, Insurance, Tech, Mit, Vc, Software, Driving, Mobility, Iot, Fintech


#NAMApolicy: Personalisation, security, data breaches of IoT and more

At NAMApolicy on the Security and Privacy of IoT at Delhi, Internet Society’s Rajnesh Singh started with a parable: Singh’s family works in the agricultural sector and operates farms in Australia. Singh’s family uses John Deere (which manufactures agricultural equipment) machines... ...
Tags: Travel, Security, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, Australia, Connected Devices, Devices, Policy, Regulation, Iot, John Deere, Singh, NAMApolicy, NAMAiot


#NAMApolicy: Challenges with IoT biometrics, consent, regulation, data sharing and more

At NAMApolicy on the Security and Privacy of IoT at Delhi, multiple stakeholders discussed what IoT devices’ policies revolve around, why we need to define sensitive data and how to keep it safe. On consent, Beni Chugh from the IFMR Trust said, “Even if I’m following all OECD processes... ...
Tags: Travel, Security, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, Connected Devices, Devices, Policy, Regulation, Iot, Delhi, NAMApolicy, NAMAiot, Beni Chugh, IFMR Trust


ResMed Boosts Connected Health Play With $225M Propeller Health Deal

ResMed has inked a $225 million deal to acquire Propeller Health, in the latest endorsement of Internet-connected devices for healthcare.The acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of March 2019, continues San Diego-based ResMed’s (NYSE: RMD) “connected healthcare” push that began about five years ago, as Xconomy chronicled last year. The medical device company, with a $16 billion market capitalization, is best known for making continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines that...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Walgreens, Vc, Software, Asthma, Healthcare, San Diego, M&a


Volvo to get Ericsson’s Vehicle Cloud Platform for 5 years globally

By Nikhil Cariappa Volvo Cars has chosen Swedish networking and telecom company Ericsson to provide its Industrialized Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) Platform for 5 years. The CVC is a connected car solution for telematics. Ericsson claims that its CVC is an API based platform that provides... ...
Tags: Travel, Cloud, News, Internet, Connected Devices, Transport, Iot, Volvo, CVC, Ericsson, Nikhil Cariappa Volvo Cars


WI Watchlist: Amazon, JCI, Understory, Titan Spine, Eurofins

Time to catch up on recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—Understory, a Madison-based startup that tracks weather via networks of solar-powered sensors, said it reeled in a $7.5 million investment led by local venture firm 4490 Ventures. Other investors in the deal included the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, a fund launched by AOL co-founder Steve Case and his Washington, DC-based investment firm Revolution to back startups located outside of the coastal tech hubs. The investment...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Internet Of Things, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, Vc, Washington Dc, Aol, Revolution, Retail, Wisconsin, Monsanto, SEC, Iot, Medtech


Google Home gets Assistant in Hindi

Following the launch of Google Assistant in Hindi on the smartphone earlier this year, Google Home, the Internet connected speaker which also has the assistant, will now also work with Hindi. It has probably taken this long for the service to be made available in Hindi because Google was training... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Internet Of Things, News, Internet, Connected Devices, Devices, Iot, Google Assistant, Google Home


Schneider Electric Leads $18M Round for Home Energy Startup Sense

Sense, a Boston-area home energy monitoring startup, has raised $18 million in fresh funding from a group of backers that includes energy and robotics companies.Schneider Electric led the Series B financing round, and it was joined by earlier Sense investors Shell Ventures, iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT), Energy Impact Partners, Prelude Ventures, and Capricorn Investment Group. In a press release, Cambridge, MA-based Sense said it has hauled in a total of $38.6 million in venture capital.The startup’s b...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Internet Of Things, Boston, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, Vc, Home Automation, Cambridge, Speech Recognition, Iot, Smart Home, Cleantech, Voice, Irobot


“The cost of free parking is too high” – Rasik Pansare, Get My Parking

In a telephonic interaction with MediaNama, Rasik Pansare, co-founder and CMO of Get My Parking, talked about the parking problems in the country, as well as the regulatory, financial and organisational challenges a startup goes through having set up base in India. Get My Parking (Agile Parking... ...
Tags: Travel, Internet Of Things, News, Internet, India, Connected Devices, CMO, Transport, Iot, Smart Cities, Getmyparking


Elemental Partners With PerkinElmer, Lands $9M in VC Bucks

[Updated, 10/3/18, 1:35pm, to clarify the customer relationship] Elemental Machines is a startup making progress in a challenging field. That field would be sensors and systems that monitor and optimize physical processes in life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and other industries. You can tell it’s challenging because there isn’t even a name for it. But it touches on the “Internet of Things,” data analytics, machine learning, and more.The Cambridge, MA-based startup is announcing today that Perkin...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Boston, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Sensors, Cannabis, Venture Capital, Cambridge, Iot, Biotech, Pharma, Life Sciences


Kano’s latest computer kit for kids doubles down on touch

Learn-to-code startup Kano, whose products aim to turn kids into digital makers, has taken the wraps off the latest incarnation of its build-it-yourself computer kit. With the new flagship Kano is doubling down on touch interactions — urging kids to “make your own tablet”. The Computer Kit Touch packs a 10.1″ HD touchscreen, along with Kano’s now familiar bright orange wireless keyboard which comes with a built in trackpad. While touch is becoming increasingly central to its products, Kano says ...
Tags: Learn To Code, Gadgets, Gaming, Europe, Star Wars, UK, London, Hardware, Education, Raspberry Pi, Connected Devices, US, Tech, United Kingdom, Computing, Kickstarter


Boston Tech Watch: Nuance, Relayr, Markforged, Grapevine & More

Time to catch up on recent Boston-area tech headlines:—Relayr, a Boston-based company developing software and services for connected devices, is being acquired for $300 million by German insurance and reinsurance company Munich Re through its Hartford Steam Boiler subsidiary. Munich Re said Relayr will help it create new business models for the “industrial Internet of Things.”—Affectiva and Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) are teaming up to enhance virtual assistants for vehicles and improv...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Internet Of Things, Boston, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, Vc, Automotive, 3d Printing, Iot, Blockchain, Morningside Ventures, Affectiva, Virtual Assistant, Grapevine


After iRobot Split, Endeavor Rides Growth in Military Robot Spending

United we stand, divided we fall. But sometimes, the opposite is true.That’s the way things seem to be playing out for iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) and Endeavor Robotics, iRobot’s former defense and security business, which was carved out and sold to private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners two years ago for up to $45 million, including milestone payments.Founded in 1990, iRobot was a pioneer in the robotics industry. In its early years, the Bedford, MA-based company was known for developing gro...
Tags: Startups, Internet Of Things, Budget, Boston, Connected Devices, Defense, Trends, Tech, Software, Military, Army, Marines, Iot, Irobot, Bedford MA, National blog main


Siemens Scoops Up Mendix for $730M to Boost Digital Capabilities

[Updated 8/2/18, 9:11 am. See below.] Mendix, one of the long-standing players in the business app development sector, is being snapped up by Siemens for 628 million euros, or about $730 million, according to a spokesperson. [Updated price.—Eds.]The German industrial conglomerate will pay cash to acquire Boston-based Mendix, and it also plans to invest in the company’s research and development efforts and global expansion over the next few years, Mendix co-founder and CEO Derek Roos wrote in a ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Apps, Enterprise, Ge, Boston, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Venture Capital, Manufacturing, Iot, Siemens


Siemens Scoops Up Mendix for $700M to Boost Digital Capabilities

Mendix, one of the long-standing players in the business app development sector, is being snapped up by Siemens for 600 million euros, or about $700 million.The German industrial conglomerate will pay cash to acquire Boston-based Mendix, and it also plans to invest in the company’s research and development efforts and global expansion over the next few years, Mendix co-founder and CEO Derek Roos wrote in a blog post announcing the deal Wednesday.Roos and his co-founders started Mendix in 2006 i...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Apps, Enterprise, Ge, Boston, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Netherlands, Venture Capital, Manufacturing, Iot


Qualcomm’s Ends Two-Year, $44B Bid for NXP After No Word from China

Qualcomm finally ended its almost two-year bid to acquire Dutch semiconductor maker NXP for as much as $44 billion last night, after it didn’t receive word from Chinese regulators about whether the deal, which was subject to global regulations, would gain approval. Instead, San Diego-based Qualcomm said it plans to repurchase $30 billion of shareholder stock.The lack of approval from the Chinese government was not taken well in the U.S., with speculation that it was related to the escalating tr...
Tags: Deals, Mobile, Internet Of Things, Internet, White House, China, Connected Devices, Trends, Web, It, Smartphone, Car, Innovation, San Diego, Wireless, Mergers & Acquisitions


Telkonet Brings on Roth Capital to Explore Sale or Other Deals

Telkonet, a small Milwaukee-area energy management and connected devices company, said this week it had hired the investment bank Roth Capital Partners “to explore strategic alternatives” with the goal of maximizing shareholder value.Jason Tienor, president and CEO of Telkonet (OTCMKTS: TKOI), said his company will likely consider a variety of transaction types after doing market research and analysis alongside Newport Beach, CA-based Roth. Possible outcomes include acquisitions, mergers, joint...
Tags: Deals, Internet Of Things, Hotels, Milwaukee, Connected Devices, Trends, Smartphones, Sensors, Thermostats, M&a, Wisconsin, Mergers and Acquisitions, Iot, Hospitality, Roth Capital, Newport Beach


SimpliSafe Sold to Private Equity Firm as Home Security Heats Up

More deal-making in home security today: SimpliSafe has sold a majority stake in the company to private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed in a press release. A spokeswoman says Hellman & Friedman “made a majority investment alongside” SimpliSafe management. Founded in 2006, SimpliSafe sells a variety of Internet-connected home security devices, including cameras, motion detectors, and open-window sensors, and it provides a professional, 24/7 alarm monitor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Deals, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Boston, Connected Devices, Blink, Trends, Tech, Software, M&a, Private Equity, Iot, Nest, Smart Home