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Nodes & Links raises $11M to — maybe — save billions on the big projects the world needs now

By |June 30th, 2021|

Nodes & Links is a scheduling platform for large-scale infrastructure projects which works out when the nuts and bolts for the bridge (for example) should be delivered, and in what order. Unsurprisingly, complex infrastructure projects often get this wrong. The company has now raised an $11 million Series A funding round led by urban sustainability-focused --> READ MORE

VividQ, which has raised $15M, says it can turn normal screens into holographic displays

By |June 30th, 2021|

VividQ, a UK-based deeptech startup with technology for rendering holograms on legacy screens, has raised $15 million to develop its technology for next-generation digital displays and devices. And it’s already lining up manufacturing partners in the US, China and Japan to do it. The funding round, a Seed extension round, was led by UTokyo IPC, --> READ MORE

Daily Crunch: Insecure server exposes Byju’s students’ names, phone numbers, emails and more

By |June 30th, 2021|

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 30, 2021. It’s the last day of the quarter. It’s the last day of the first half of the year. It’s the halfway mark --> READ MORE

Lego should snap up this rapid-fire brick-finding iOS app

By |June 30th, 2021|

Lego has worked extremely closely with Apple over the years, experimenting with unreleased iOS tech and demoing it onstage at launch events like WWDC; this has included some pretty heavy tinkering on the augmented reality ARKit platform that they’ve integrated several of their play sets with, adding digital experiences to the physical toys. But one --> READ MORE

Dispense with the chasm? No way!

By |June 30th, 2021|

Geoffrey Moore Contributor Share on Twitter Known for his seminal book "Crossing the Chasm," Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker and adviser who splits his consulting time between startup companies in the Wildcat Venture Partners portfolio and established high-tech enterprises — including Salesforce, Microsoft, Autodesk, F5Networks, Gainsight, Google and Splunk. Jeff Bussgang, a co-founder and --> READ MORE

SpaceX delivers 88 satellites to orbit, lands first stage onshore for first time in 2021

By |June 30th, 2021|

SpaceX launched 85 satellites for external customers, as well as three Starlink satellites, to orbit on Tuesday, marking the second successful launch of the company’s dedicated rideshare missions. While the Transporter-2 mission will deliver fewer objects to space than the first rideshare mission (the Transporter-1 sent up 143 satellites, a new record), it launched more --> READ MORE

BMW i Ventures announces new $300 million fund to invest in sustainable technology

By |June 30th, 2021|

BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of BMW Group, has announced a new $300 million fund to further its investment in technologies that make transportation, manufacturing and supply chains more sustainable.  The firm doesn’t operate as a traditional corporate venture capital fund, but rather acts independently from BMW while being fully backed by the --> READ MORE

Women’s social network Peanut launches microfund StartHER to invest in pre-seed stage startups

By |June 30th, 2021|

Peanut, the maker of a social networking app for women, is entering into the investing space with today’s launch of a microfund called StartHER. As the name implies, the new fund will focus on investing in women, as well as other historically excluded founders “of all ages, life stages, ethnicities and sexual orientations,” the company says. --> READ MORE

Volvo Cars sets the tone for its next-gen vehicles with ‘Concept Recharge’ EV

By |June 30th, 2021|

Volvo Cars wants to completely electrify its lineup by 2030 and on Wednesday offered a glimpse into how it plans to get there and what its next generation of vehicles might look like. But it’s not going to do it alone. Although the automaker plans on developing its own in-car operating system and other parts --> READ MORE

How to cut through the promotional haze and select a digital building platform

By |June 30th, 2021|

Brian Turner Contributor Share on Twitter Brian Turner, LEED-AP BD&C, leads strategic planning for product development and project work at Buildings IOT. Throughout his career, Brian has provided hands-on expertise to architects, engineers and building owners to design and implement integrated building systems. Everyone from investors to casual LinkedIn observers has more reasons than ever --> READ MORE