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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...
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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...
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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

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

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

Rockwell Automation Pouring $1B into PTC to Push Connected Factories

Rockwell Automation is investing $1 billion in PTC, as the two companies team up to advance their vision of software-driven factories and industrial operations. The companies said Monday they expect their “strategic partnership” to boost both businesses by strengthening their pitch to customers around the world who are interested in enhancing their physical operations with digital technologies. The news sent PTC’s stock (NASDAQ: PTC) to a record high for the company, according to Yahoo Fi...
Tags: Deals, Internet Of Things, Ge, Microsoft, Connected Devices, Digital, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Wisconsin, Ar, Augmented Reality, Manufacturing, Iot, Siemens

One mom discovered her baby monitor had been hacked — she’s not alone

Keeping an eye on your baby with your 21st century baby monitor seems like the responsible parent move, but as one South Carolina mother found out, you may not be the only one keeping an eye on your household. Jamie Summitt discovered that that her baby monitor was being used for nefarious purposes. The post One mom discovered her baby monitor had been hacked — she’s not alone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Internet Of Things, News, Connected Devices, Trends, Smart Home, South Carolina, Baby Monitor, Jamie Summitt

Underscore VC Quickly Raises $117M for Second Early-Stage Fund

Underscore VC’s partners planned to begin seeking capital for the firm’s second early-stage venture fund in the fall. Instead, their backers approached them, eager to re-invest. “We were pre-empted,” says co-founder and partner Michael Skok. “That’s pretty unusual.” The result of those talks is being announced Thursday: Underscore’s investors are pouring $116.9 million into the firm’s second fund, says Cory Bolotsky, head of platform and community for the Boston-based venture firm. “In th...
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Vesper Mics Up With $23M From Amazon, American Family, Baidu, Bose

Vesper Technologies, a high-tech microphone startup trying to ride the wave of voice-controlled devices, has summoned a $23 million investment from a group of well-known tech companies, venture capitalists, and an insurance firm. The Series B funding round was led by American Family Ventures, the venture arm of Madison, WI-based American Family Insurance. Other investors in the round included Amazon’s Alexa Fund; Baidu, the Chinese tech giant; Bose Ventures, the venture arm of headphone a...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Audio, Boston, Connected Devices, Trends, Insurance, Tech, Vc, Software, Iot, Baidu, Microphones, Bose

The Experience Maker: 5 Questions With Samsung VP Zach Overton

A one-of-a-kind makeup tutorial with Sephora and Bixby, Samsung’s voice-powered digital assistant. A Fortnite gaming session. A Galaxy Gear-powered workout with Dogpound. A TV watching party for Rupaul’s Drag Race. These are just a few of the events happening this month at Samsung 837, the flagship experiential hub for all things Samsung. Catch the winter wonderland in 360. A post shared by Samsung 837 (@samsung837) on Dec 19, 2017 at 1:54pm PST Located in New York City’s M...
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VCs Back Jeremy Hitchcock’s New Security Startup, Minim, With $2.5M

Here’s what Jeremy Hitchcock is doing for an encore: trying to secure all your home and office devices and networks. Sounds like a nightmare. But if there’s anyone who should try, it’s Hitchcock (pictured). He is the co-founder and former CEO of Dyn, the longstanding New Hampshire-based Web infrastructure firm that was sold to Oracle in late 2016, reportedly for $600 million-plus. That fall, Dyn (pronounced “dine”) was the target of a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that bloc...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Security, Startups, Internet Of Things, Networking, Boston, Wi-fi, Connected Devices, Trends, Strategy, It, Cybersecurity, Internet Service Providers, Vc, Software

Seeking to Join Top Tech Hubs, Houston Plans an Innovation District

Houston—Houston’s tech renaissance could spring from the former location of one of the country’s top business innovators. A shuttered Sears store, located in the city’s Midtown area, has been designated as ground zero of a new tech-focused innovation district, a project that officials hope will help place Houston among the nation’s top tech hubs. “We want to create a dynamic destination, where startups want to be and where people come to Houston and say, ‘That’s our first stop to find out...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Connected Devices, Trends, Investment, People, Austin, AT&T, Innovation, Venture Capital, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Sears

Meet the HoneyBot, a decoy robot designed to trick hackers

Developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the HoneyBot is a four-wheeled decoy robot designed to bait hackers, and then fool them into thinking they’ve successfully exploited a functional factory machine. The post Meet the HoneyBot, a decoy robot designed to trick hackers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Connected Devices, Trends, Research, Hacking, Computing, Iot, Smart Devices, Emerging Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia Institute of Technology, HoneyBot