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Bolt Founder Ben Einstein Leaves Hardware Tech VC Firm

BOLT FOUNDER BEN EINSTEIN LEAVES HARDWARE TECH VC FIRM

Ben Einstein, co-founder and general partner of hardware-focused investor Bolt, says he has left the venture capital firm he started...

Jibo's Last Dance, and the Social Robot's Hope for the Afterlife

JIBO'S LAST DANCE, AND THE SOCIAL ROBOT'S HOPE FOR THE AFTERLIFE

Last summer, dozens of former Jibo employees returned to the defunct company's Boston offices for a long weekend of pizza, beer, and...

 
 
 
Bright Cellars Uncorks $8.5M Round for Wine Subscription Service

BRIGHT CELLARS UNCORKS $8.5M ROUND FOR WINE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE

A few years ago, the frothiest market in tech was arguably startups selling subscriptions to boxes of curated goods , such as clothing,...

A Glimpse of A.I.'s Future? MIT-IBM Research Lab Sees Early Progress

A GLIMPSE OF A.I.'S FUTURE? MIT-IBM RESEARCH LAB SEES EARLY PROGRESS

The capabilities of artificial intelligence technologies have increased significantly in the past decade, but there's a growing sense...

 
 
 
Rani's “Robotic Pill” for Biologics Clears First Hurdle in Humans

RANI'S “ROBOTIC PILL” FOR BIOLOGICS CLEARS FIRST HURDLE IN HUMANS

Swallowing a pill is a convenience that's not available for all drugs. The cells and proteins in biological therapies can't survive...

 
 
 
Xnor.ai Makes Solar-Powered Computer Chip to Crunch, Learn from Data

XNOR.AI MAKES SOLAR-POWERED COMPUTER CHIP TO CRUNCH, LEARN FROM DATA

By now, many consumers know that uploading a photo, video, or other file to “the cloud” on a service like Google or Facebook often...

 
 
 
Wayfair's Steve Conine on the Amazon Threat, Adopting A.I. & More

WAYFAIR'S STEVE CONINE ON THE AMAZON THREAT, ADOPTING A.I. & MORE

The prospect of Amazon putting your business in its crosshairs is enough to give any executive some sleepless nights. Wayfair co-founder...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Farm Startup Bowery Lands $90M to Take Indoor-Grown Greens National

FARM STARTUP BOWERY LANDS $90M TO TAKE INDOOR-GROWN GREENS NATIONAL

Foodies in New York City may not realize it, but some of the tasty kale, bok choy, and other leafy greens they buy trace their origins...

 
 
 
Auris Health Lands $220M to Expand Sales of Lung Testing Medical Robot

AURIS HEALTH LANDS $220M TO EXPAND SALES OF LUNG TESTING MEDICAL ROBOT

Auris Health has already received regulatory clearance to sell its medical robot in the U.S. Now it has $220 million in funding to...

 
 
 
Universal Robots Hires Former Rethink Robotics Workers After Closure

UNIVERSAL ROBOTS HIRES FORMER RETHINK ROBOTICS WORKERS AFTER CLOSURE

A little more than a month after Rethink Robotics shut down , a competitor has hired more than 20 of the Boston-based firm's former...