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5 Software Startups Solving the Biggest Challenges in Solar
Greentech Media | April 23, 2018
The startup ecosystem in solar is still strong. At GTM Events, we’re now including sessions where young companies tell their stories in front of the audience. It’s a great way to bring fresh perspectives to the industry. At the Solar Software Summit next week, we’ll hear from five companies about the problems they’re trying to solve in solar in a session led by industry all-star Emily Kirsch, CEO of…

17 Everyday Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Hacked
Reader’s Digest | April 19, 2018
More and more, common items we regularly use are becoming connected, making things more convenient not only for us, but for hackers, too. Here’s how to protect your home—and your family.A hacked smart TV presents problems on many levels. A prankster could switch channels on you, order movies you don’t want, or blast the volume when you least expect it. On another level, a hacked TV can have a direct impact on your…

Nex Cubed Welcomes New CEO
PR Newswire | April 2, 2018
Nex Cubed, a frontier technology focused seed-stage investor and accelerator, has named Marlon Evans as CEO. Mr. Evans was the former CEO of GSVlabs, a Silicon Valley-based innovation and growth platform for startups and corporations. Prior to GSVlabs, Evans was the Director of Corporate Affairs at Hewlett Packard. With a passion for social impact, Evans has held leadership roles at…

FanAI Digs Deeper Into Fan Behavior for More Precise View
New York Business Journal | March 8, 2018
When Dr Pepper wanted to find the right fit in the evolving world of esports, its marketing agency hired a little-known data analytics firm that lined the soda maker up with not just a specific team (TSM), but a player (Søren Bjerg). Within a few weeks of the sponsorship and endorsement deals, engagement with fans of the team and Bjerg on social media doubled for…

MedCrypt Wins Venture Connect Prize
Healthcare IT News | March 7, 2018
Medcrypt, an Encinitas, California-based startup that uses APIs to help medical device companies secure themselves against hackers and security breaches, on Thursday won the HIMSS Venture Connect startup contest held at HIMSS18. The announcement marked the culmination of a day-long event hosted by Health 2.0 that featured insights into…

Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 3 Challenge
TechCo | December 31, 2017
On December 14, 2017 NASA announced the discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth, “making our solar system tied for most number of planets around a single star,” according to NASA. The newly-discovered Kepler-90i is a sizzling hot, rocky planet that orbits its star once every 14.4 days. This brings the number of confirmed exoplanets from Kepler to …

CEO of FanAI presented at SBJ Sports Marketing Symposium in New York
Sports Business Daily | November 2, 2017
Sports teams are competing for attention, and revenue, in a very crowded entertainment space. And building, and maintaining, relationships with increasingly distracted sports fans is a real challenge. The Holy Grail of the fan experience may be found in fan insights. By analyzing everything from rights holder information payment data (ticket, concession, and merchandise); to social, and digital stats, marketers…

Nex Cubed Selects Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Frontier Tech Companies for Fall 2017 Incubator Program
PR Newswire | October 23, 2017
Not the typical incubator, Nex Cubed focuses on quality over quantity, incubating an average of five to eight select startups per cohort from around the globe and offers a remote, entirely customized program with a full suite of services to drive innovation, value, and growth. The selected companies receive a capital investment, office space in downtown San Francisco, customized consulting from…

CB Insights selects FanAI as a Top 10 esports startup to watch
CB Insights | October 22, 2017
eSports startups account for a large slice of funding to the broader gaming landscape, and have received significant investment and press coverage in recent years. We used the CB Insights platform to surface 10 notable, early-stage eSports startups developing technologies related to competitive gaming facilitated by electronic systems, particularly…

ARE YOU THE WHY?
Trials.ai | October 22, 2017
Trials.AI is humanizing the research industry by telling real stories about the impact that effective treatments can have on real lives. Trials.ai is starting an “I’m the Why” social media campaign, similar to Humans of New York, where we share the stories of the people who are the WHY behind what we’re doing. Our goal is to…

BioVirtua: HealthTech Standout Winner
LinkedIn | October 12, 2017
As part of the 2017 Connected Health Conference, Partners Connected Health and the PCHAlliance are pleased to present the 7th Annual Health Tech StandOut! Competition (formerly the Innovators Challenge, a highly popular event featured for the past six years at the Partners Connected Health Symposium). CHC17 brings together the Partners Connected Health Symposium and the PCHAlliance Connected Health Conference, creating…

The Intelligent Trial: AI Comes To Clinical Trials
Clinical Informatics News | September 29, 2017
Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing health care and advancing the clinical trial process faster than any Hollywood AI robot could predict. Besides cutting costs, improving trial quality, and reducing trial times by almost half, AI is finding biomarkers and gene signatures that cause diseases, recruiting eligible clinical trial patients in minutes, reading volumes of text in seconds, and is on the cusp of breakthrough discoveries involving new…

Blackbird.AI – Hurricane Harvey Case Study 2017
YouTube | September 29, 2017
Blackbird.AI provides Anomaly and Event Detection for Public Safety officials and Enterprise Solutions. During Hurricane Harvey, Blackbird.AI was used to provide first responders with critical information during a rapidly changing and volatile event. Speaking here about how Blackbird.AI helped during Hurricane Harvey is Constable Ryan Gable who leads Precinct 3 and was voted Best Constable in Texas for 2016.

RefleXion Medical Selects MedCrypt to Secure its New Radiotherapy Technology
DOTmed | September 25, 2017
“What we’re doing with RefleXion is encrypting the data so people can’t steal it, but also making it so the device is only acting on instructions that it knows came from another part of the RefleXion system,” Mike Kijewski, CEO and co-founder of MedCrypt, told HCB News. The FDA’s recently updated guidelines on new device manufacturing require vendors of IoT devices to focus on cybersecurity. Manufacturers have staff members with expertise in…

NXT Robotics Unveils Scorpion 2
Marketwired | September 19, 2017
San Diego-based NXT Robotics has introduced Scorpion 2, a rugged all-terrain and all-weather outdoor security robot designed to provide organizations with round-the-clock physical security monitoring and reporting capabilities. The first version of Scorpion was rolled out earlier this year at West 2017 in San Diego. NXT Robotics, known for its advanced mobile security patrol platform, will be…

Let the Endorsify Chatbot Help Find Your Next Influencer
Medium | August 29, 2017
Before Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Chatbots were a ubiquitous development in the tech sphere they were a novel feature of AIM, MSN and chat rooms around the world. Those who grew up on AIM probably remember SmarterChild, the Chatbot on your buddy list with an uncanny ability to carry a conversation. For a lot of people this was likely the first encounter with AI. Not many could…

How Endorsify is Changing the Market for User-Generated Content
Medium | August 7, 2017
Placing a monetary value on your work can be a difficult and uncomfortable task if you don’t have access to the right information. Maximizing your worth without overpricing yourself is a tightrope act. Endorsify wants to make it easier.
In an industry like user-generated content, one that hasn’t had a lot of time to…

Esports Audience Monetization Platform Raises $1.8 Million Seed Round
Forbes | July 27, 2017
As of July 2017, there is little doubt in the staying power of esports, which is essentially an industry consisting of competitive video game play that has attracted not only participants but also a wide range of spectators on platforms such as Twitch. However, one of the biggest challenges remains finding out successful methods to monetize the rapidly expanding industry. Enter FanAI…

Eating The Farm?
Equities | July 18, 2017
In 2011, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously penned his essay “Software is Eating The World,” arguing that all companies will eventually become software companies. Today, Silicon Valley is betting that software will eat the farm. From sensors that track soil health to drones and “nano-satellites” that gather data from the sky, entrepreneurs and corporate R&D labs…

Start-Up Execs Urge Trump Not To Kill Special ‘Start-Up Visa’ For Entrepreneurs
CNBC | June 19, 2017
A new immigration rule that would allow foreign-born entrepreneurs to stay legally in the U.S. and work on their companies could become a key point of contention between tech execs and the White House, who are meeting this week. The International Entrepreneur Rule, colloquially called a “startup visa,” was created through an executive order from President Obama…

‘Startup Visa’ Rule Could Help Entrepreneurs If Trump Keeps It
San Francisco Chronicle | May 20, 2017
In less than two months, foreign entrepreneurs will have another way to reach for the American dream — unless the Trump administration closes it off. The International Entrepreneur Rule, approved by the Department of Homeland Security during President Barack Obama’s waning hours in office, grants foreign entrepreneurs a window of time to…

Defending Against Medical Device Hacker Threat, MedCrypt CEO Seizes an Opportunity
MedCityNews | May 3, 2017
An episode of “Homeland” guided Mike Kijewski to founding MedCrypt, a medical device security startup that began operations in January 2016. In it, the vice president has his pacemaker hacked, the end result being a heart attack that kills him—assassination by cybersecurity negligence, in effect. “When I started researching medical device security, not only did I…

Pluto AI Aims To Transform Wastewater Treatment With Applied AI
Clean Technica | April 19, 2017
Artificial Intelligence startup Pluto AI has raised $2.1 million in VC funding in order to inject intelligence into the traditionally mundane world of wastewater treatment. Modern plants are flush with sensors and automated controls, but they typically operate independently and often require user intervention.

Pluto AI Raises $2.1 Million To Bring Intelligence To Water Treatment
Tech Crunch | April 4, 2017
Former 500 Startups accelerator company Pluto AI is announcing $2.1 million in fundraising today from Fall Line Capital, Refactor Capital, Unshackled Ventures, Comet Labs and additional angels. Pluto is taking advantage of the sensorification of modern water treatment plants to extrapolate insights that can save operators precious time, money and water.

NXT Robotics Unveils Rugged All-Terrain, All-Weather Outdoor Security Robot at West 2017
Yahoo! Finance | February 21, 2017
Mobile robotics are playing an increasingly important role in the security of our borders, military facilities, and even power plants. To meet this growing demand, San Diego-based NXT Robotics has developed Scorpion, a rugged all-terrain and all-weather outdoor security robot designed to provide organizations with round-the- clock physical security monitoring and…

QuiO and MedCrypt Partner to Add Data Security Sophistication to Smartinjector Devices
Medgadget | February 16, 2017
QuiO’s Smartinjector platform, as covered previously on Medgadget, is poised to become the first set of cloud-connected injectable therapy delivery devices available for in-home use. Following their recognition at January’s Accenture Startup Health Festival as the winner of the HealthTech Innovation Challenge, the QuiO team has seen a stark increase in demand for their devices. Now they…