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Here’s a look at innovation news from around Michigan:
—Wayne State University and Massachusetts General Hospital spinout company RetroSense Therapeutics has been named one of the nation’s 50 smartest companies by the MIT Technology Review. The biopharmaceutical company based in... Read more »
Dallas—With the dismissal of two top executives from Dallas’s Tech Wildcatters, the startup accelerator has made a deep pivot in operations since its founding seven years ago.
Molly Cain, TW’s executive director, and Clarisa Lindenmeyer, chief revenue officer, were both... Read more »
The Boston-area cybersecurity scene is ripe with acquisition targets. IBM bought incident-response firm Resilient Systems earlier this year. Now, Cisco Systems says it is acquiring CloudLock, a Waltham, MA-based cloud security company, for $293 million in cash and stock, plus... Read more »
[Updated 6/28/16, 12:50pm. See below.] PureTech Health starts companies in cutting-edge areas of biomedical science and often owns them outright. Its latest aims to create software that listens for warning signs of depression in people’s speech patterns.
The unveiling... Read more »
Resin.io, a startup with headquarters in Seattle and employees scattered across the globe, has raised a $9 million funding round to further its work on tools for software development and deployment for connected devices.
The company’s prior backer, DFJ, invested in the... Read more »
Just another billion-dollar exit for a Massachusetts company most people have never heard of. This one has an interesting backstory, in a field rife with consolidation and would-be deals.
Now that it’s clear automakers plan to take autonomous vehicles and mobility platforms to market in the near future, the industry is undergoing a transformation that, earlier this year, a General Motors executive described as being like cramming 50 years of... Read more »
[Updated 6/27/16, 2:13 p.m., to include Hack/secure news.] It’s time to catch up on a few recent developments in the Boston tech world. We’ve got funding news, the latest on the DraftKings saga in New York, shuttered co-working spaces,... Read more »
Stay caught up on all the latest news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines:
Some comparisons between business and sports are cliché. But when it comes to leadership in cybersecurity, having a CEO who knows how to play defense can be pretty relevant.
When it comes to attracting high-tech talent, Indiana has some natural challenges. With no mountains or oceans to distinguish the state from others in so-called flyover country, local technology firms have struggled to overcome a perception problem and land skilled workers.... Read more »
Silatronix, a Madison, WI-based developer of silicon-based materials that can be used as electrolytes in batteries and other energy storage devices, has raised $8 million from investors, the company said in a press release.
Participants in the equity funding round... Read more »
Can we go back to Sunday and just watch Game 7 of the NBA Finals over and over again? This was a long, news-filled week capped by Britain’s vote to exit the E.U., which changes everything—right? We’ll be thinking about what... Read more »
We had a grand old time at this week’s blowout Boston event, Influx. Leaders from Akamai, MIT, Harvard, and other venerable institutions met with top folks from GE Ventures, IBM Watson Health, Dell-EMC, and startups and investors, to talk about... Read more »
San Antonio—Starting a business is no small feat, especially if you’re doing it for the first time, given the seemingly endless list of questions to answer about a business model. The toughest question: Who do I ask for help?
That’s... Read more »
It’s a week for the history books. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union last night, triggering worldwide financial fears and, perhaps, a breakup of the U.K. itself. Closer to home, Cleveland (pictured) celebrated LeBron James & the Cavaliers’... Read more »
Gener8tor’s westward march along Interstate 94 continues.
The startup accelerator, which launched in Milwaukee in 2012 before adding programs in Madison, WI, said on Thursday that it plans to open an office in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and enroll its first... Read more »
Consumer tech giant Apple, which has spent considerable effort positioning its products as health and fitness helpers, has just hired someone who knows Big Pharma and Big Data. Stephen Friend, a veteran of drug R&D and, more recently, a nonprofit effort... Read more »
Venture investors, as well as tech companies hesitant to try going public, were hanging on the outcome of communications software company Twilio’s IPO this week in hopes that it would signal a thaw in the mood on Wall Street for such... Read more »
Google Fiber plans to acquire Webpass in a deal that trims the ranks of independent Internet service providers—an industry already maligned for its lack of competition—but ultimately could boost consumer access to high-speed Internet.
San Francisco-based Webpass has spent the past... Read more »
San Antonio—For many startups, finding the right people is at least as important as developing the right idea. The sooner you build out a talented staff, the sooner you can implement your plan.
In San Antonio, city leaders, a local... Read more »
San Diego’s cybersecurity workforce has grown by nearly 15 percent over the past two years, according to a study released today by the Cyber Center of Excellence, a nonprofit industry group created to boost cybersecurity jobs and technologies in the region.... Read more »