Silicon Valley startup Aeva aims to give driverless cars better vision

In January, with funding from Lux Capital and other venture capital firms, two former members of Apple’s Special Projects Group, Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, started Aeva. The company aims to improve the ability of self-driving cars to see their surroundings, according to New York Times report. Salehian and Rezk are reimagining Lidar—that is, Light […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 22, 2017
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High-tech retail startup Bodega raises $2.5 million in funding round

Bodega, a San Francisco-based startup that operates fully-automated kiosks roughly the size of vending machines, introduced itself to the world Wednesday. The company has raised $2.5 million in a funding round led by venture capital firms Homebrew and First Round Capital, TechCrunch reports. Thirty Bodega kiosks (which the company calls “bodegas”) are already operational in […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 14, 2017
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Uber Reaches Tipping Point

In light of recent events concerning Uber, most significant of which is Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, taking a leave of absence in order to quell corporate behavior news reports, Uber has reported a series of changes that it has named the 180 days of change in order to help re-brand and help redesign Uber’s business […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • June 21, 2017
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How Startups Take Over: The World of Uber

Consider this: it’s raining on a Saturday “night” at three a.m., and you’re alone (and possibly tired/wasted/lost/cold etc. You could try to catch a cab (‘try’ being the operative word here), but the odds of that happening are slim at best. So you brave the rain and drudge on home, right? Wrong! Because with Uber, […]
  • Juliane DeGiovine
  • December 1, 2014
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Congress Backs Entrepreneurs with ‘Startup Day Across America’

From either side of the aisle, Congress members are backing startups because they see the potential for job growth for Americans. House Representatives Darrell Issa, California (R.), and Jared Polis, Colorado (D.) are working together to promote an official day dedicated to promoting startup businesses. Startup Day Across America, which will be held on Aug. […]
  • Scott Blickensderfer
  • July 12, 2014
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‘Normal’ Earphones Are 3D-Printed for Custom Fit

The start-up manufacturer of customized earphones called Normal produced an informational video that was anything but normal. Their quirky video featured a bespectacled Brit who demanded the attention of the viewer by walking backwards through Normal’s apparent, yet fictional, facility that resembles a 1960s-era Bond villain’s complex as he explained Normal’s innovative earphones product. Although […]
  • Scott Blickensderfer
  • July 9, 2014
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She Started It: A Documentary About Young Female Founders

She Started It – a documentary co-directed by Insiyah Saeed and Nora Poggi – over the course of one year, details the journeys of four young women entrepreneurs who have recently created their own successful startup companies. The message behind the film is to inspire and empower young women to delve into the world of […]
  • Jana Ruthberg
  • June 26, 2014
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GeckoTek 3D Printer Innovation Meets Kickstarter Goal in One Day

GeckoTek, a Cincinnati-based startup company, has innovated an integral part for 3D printers that had yet to be perfected. GeckoTek presents the first build plate with “a permanent coating that is scientifically developed for 3D printing,” according to their Kickstarter campaign page. The “build plate” is the base on which three-dimensional objects are printed. Their […]
  • Scott Blickensderfer
  • June 24, 2014
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Treehouse to Train 10,000 Oregon Residents Coding

Treehouse is an online tech training platform geared toward all people who aim to learn computer programming and web design. Ryan Carson, founder and CEO of Treehouse, believes workshops and conferences that require students to be physically present narrow their outreach. Conferences can host a finite amount of students, and their class is limited to […]
  • Scott Blickensderfer
  • June 24, 2014
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