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Fundings & Exits

Subterranean drone mapping startup Emesent raises $2.5M to autonomously delve the deep

By | Artificial Intelligence, Australia, Automation, csiro, drones, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, Science, Startups, TC

Seemingly every industry is finding ways to use drones in some way or another, but deep underground it’s a different story. In the confines of a mine or pipeline, with no GPS and little or no light, off-the-shelf drones are helpless — but an Australian startup called Emesent is giving them the spatial awareness and intelligence to navigate and map those spaces autonomously.

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WHILL raises $45M to help people with disabilities get around airports and other large venues

By | accessibility, electric vehicles, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Last mile, personal mobility, Startups, TC, Transportation, wheelchair, Whill

WHILL, the startup known for creating sleek, high-tech personal mobility devices, announced today that it has closed a $45 million Series C. The funding will be used for expanding into new international markets, as well as developing new products for large venues, including airports and “last-mile” sidewalk transportation. The round’s lead investors were SBI Investment, […]

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Movado Group acquires watch startup MVMT

By | Clothing, Facebook, Fashion, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, lacoste, movado, social media, Startups, TC, Tommy Hilfiger

The Movado Group, which sells multiple brands including Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss, has purchased MVMT, a small watch company founded by Jacob Kassan and Kramer LaPlante in 2013. The company, which advertised heavily on Facebook, logged $71 million in revenue in 2017. Movado purchased the company for $100 million. The acquisition of MVMT […]

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Back Market raises $48 million for its refurbished device marketplace

By | Europe, France Newsletter, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Startups

If you’ve tried selling your old smartphone on a refurbishment website, chances are you ended up with a dozen browser tabs comparing prices. French startup Back Market is taking advantage of this fragmented industry to create a marketplace and aggregate all refurbishers on a single online platform. The startup just raised $48 million (€41 million). […]

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More speakers, panels at The Europas, and how to get your ticket free

By | Apps, Enterprise, Europe, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Mobile, Social, Startups, TC, TCUK

The Europas Unconference & Awards is back on 3 July in London and we’re excited to announce more speakers and panel sessions as the event takes shape. Crypto and Blockchain will be a major theme this year, and we’re bringing together many of the key players. TechCrunch is once again the key media partner, and […]

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Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London)

By | Accelerator, Advertising Tech, Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Augmented Reality, Automotive, Banking, Biotech, Blockchain, Book Review, Brazil, Built In, Cannabis, Cloud, Collaborative Consumption, Community, Crowdfunding, cryptocurrency, Developer, Distributed Ledger, Diversity, Earnings, eCommerce, Education, Enterprise, entertainment, Europe, Events, finance, Food, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Gaming, Government, GreenTech, Hack, Hardware, Health, Hiring, Mobile, Social, Startups, TC

Excited to announce that this year’s The Europas Unconference & Awards is shaping up! Our half day Unconference kicks off on 3 July, 2018 at The Brewery in the heart of London’s “Tech City” area, followed by our startup awards dinner and fantastic party and celebration of European startups! The event is run in partnership […]

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Glowforge opens public orders for its desktop 3D laser cutter

By | 3d printing, dan shapiro, foundry group, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Glowforge, Hardware, hardware startup, laser, Seattle, True Ventures, United States

Hardware startup Glowforge, which makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, has finally opened up sales to the general public. The maker-targeted device, which can ‘print’ (read: engrave/laser cut) a variety of materials including leather, wood, acrylic, glass, and even the metal surface of a Macbook, starts at $2,495 for the entry […]

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Robo Wunderkind wants to build the Lego Mindstorms for everyone

By | Battlefield, Europe, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Robo Wunderkind, Startups

Lego Mindstorms have paved the way for many programmable toys. And Austrian startup Robo Wunderkind is building a new kind of Lego-like programmable kit. The startup first launched on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage and just raised $1.2 million (€1 million) from SOSV, Austrian Federal Promotional Bank and multiple business angels. Compared to many programmable toys […]

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