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Akumina Secures $7.5 Million

Akumina, a Nashua, N.H.-based modern intranet platform powering personalized digital employee experiences, raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. Investors include Richard Berthy, RJB Investments, Accenture Ventures, and Stage 1 Ventures. “Stagnant workplace technology has been a huge drain on both productivity and employee satisfaction,” said David Maffei, president and CRO at Akumina. “Akumina was […]

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Freight Farms , a stage 1 portfolio company, was mentioned in an article entitled “Ford Motors Is Using Vertical Farming to Feed and Educate Detroit“. On Wednesday, Ford Motors and Detroit’s Cass Community Social Services announced a new hydroponic container farm that will grow produce year-round and help to feed Detroit’s food-insecure areas. The 40-foot shipping […]

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Trace Genomics, a Stage 1 Ventures portfolio company, announced Tuesday that it has closed a Series A funding round for $13 million. The round, led by Stage 1 Ventures, brings the company’s total venture funding to over $19 million. “Trace Genomics has developed a highly scalable software and analytics platform to quantify soil productivity and […]

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TriLumina, a Stage 1 Ventures portfolio company and the leading provider of illumination products for 3D Sensing in consumer, industrial and automotive systems, today announced its certification under ISO 9001:2015 standards by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TriLumina received the certification on its first formal audit by Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. “As a supplier […]

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Trace Genomics, a a San Francisco Bay area startup developing revolutionary, AI-enabled diagnostic tools for farmers to increase yields and reduce costs, has closed a $13 million Series A round. Trace Genomics was founded by Dr. Diane Wu and Dr. Poornima Parameswaran, who met as graduate students in Nobel Laureate Andrew Fire’s lab at Stanford […]

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CHAOSSEARCH, the first log search and analytics platform built for AWS S3, today announced it raised $9M in a Series A funding. The round was co-led by .406 Ventures and Glasswing Ventures, with participation from existing investor, Stage 1 Ventures. CHAOSSEARCH was founded in 2017 as Chaos Sumo with a mission to simplify data storage, […]

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Freight Farms | Thinking inside the Box

Freight Farms was featured in an New England Cable News report entitled “Thinking Inside The Box With Freight Farms”. Caroline Katsiroubas, director of marketing and community relations at Freight Farms, joins necn to discuss Grown by Freight Farms, the company’s new onsite farming service launched to help customers with greater capacity challenges more easily integrate […]

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Talla, a Stage 1 Ventures portfolio company, taking aim at the customer service industry with its latest release, an AI-infused knowledge base. Today, the company released version 2.0 of the Talla Intelligent Knowledge Base. This tool combines customer content with automation, chatbots and machine learning. It’s designed to help teams who work directly with customers […]

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Freight Farms Presents at Google Next 2018

Freight Farms was selected to present its innovative solution to challenges facing urban farming. 

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Openbay, an award-winning online marketplace for automotive repair and services and a provider of SaaS based solutions for the automotive aftermarket industry, today announced it closed an $8M Series A round of financing. Shell Ventures LLC led the round with participation from existing investor Stage 1 Ventures and an additional strategic investor. The new round […]

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