Fundings, acquisitions and IPOs, June 2018

Twenty-seven startups raised money in June to the tune of $2.1 billion, another great month for robotics! Also during June there were ten acquisitions and two IPOs. See below for details. The top fundings were: Rockwell (NYSE:ROK) made a $1 billion equity investment in PTC…

Robotics fundings, acquisitions and IPOs: May 2018

Twenty-seven startups were funded in May for a total of $2.5 billion. The top five were: Cruise Holdings announced a two-phase funding by SoftBank Vision Fund totaling $2.25 billion. $900 million will be funded right away. Future funding of $1.35 billion is contingent on two things:…

Robotic fundings, acquisitions and IPOs: April 2018

Twenty startups were funded in April 2018. Fifteen disclosed transaction amounts totaling $808 million of which the $600 million to SenseTime, the Alibaba-funded Chinese deep learning and facial recognition software provider focused on smart self-driving vehicle systems, was by far the largest. Year to date,…

Robotics fundings, acquisitions and IPOs: March 2018

Twenty-four startups were funded in March 2018 raising a combined total of $350 million. That brings the 3-month total to $1.5 billion! Sorting robots at JD’s smart automated warehouse in Shanghai There was an additional funding of $2.5 billion to JD Logistics, an 81.4%-owned spin-off…

Robotics fundings, acquisitions, IPOs, failures: February 2018

Nineteen different startups were funded in February, raising $377 million; a substantial two-month start for the new year. Five acquisitions were reported during the month, while the IPO front had no activity whatsoever. CB Insights said that China dominated the funding of AI-related startups during…

Rwandan tech firms urged to raise funds to grow business

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Robotics industry fundings, acquisitions & IPOs: January 2018

Twenty-five different startups were funded in January cumulatively raising $784 million; a great start for the new year. Four acquisitions were reported during the month while the IPO front lay waiting for something to happen. According to Silicon Valley Bank’s annual survey of 1,000+ executives,…

Krypto Labs Drone Contest Registration Kicks Off

Start-ups and innovators from around the world are invited to apply for DISC 2018 Follow > , , , , , Abu Dhabi based Krypto Labs, the global incubator with a unique system for ground-breaking startups, announced today that world-wide registration for the Drone Innovation…

Best gaming hardware of CES 2018 – YouTube

Developers, startups, and gaming companies use CES to show hardware — a lot of weird, experimental, awesome hardware. CES 2018 brought Nvidia’s giant 4K gaming displays, a laptop dock for the new Razer phone, cool accessories like Asus’ Bezel-free Kit, the new HTC Vive Pro…