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Canadian pet food company Petcurean has announced it will utilize Promoboxx, a digital marketing tool used to connect pet retailers to consumers with meaningful, branded content to support business. The platform uses online marketing channels to compel consumers to visit brick-and-mortar stores with localized content. “Petcurean believes in, invests in, and truly supports their local […]

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C|Net Road show coverage reports the announcement of Fiskers intention to launch a futuristic, elegant muscular EV vehicle in 2021. Fisker has published a media advisory which includes additional information.  This press release can be found on the fisker website. The C|Net article can be found here.

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Wintricity Acquires Qualcomm Halo

Watertown, Massachusetts – February 11, 2019 – WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer, today announced the acquisition from Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. of certain technology platform and IP assets, which will bring to over 1,500 the number of patents and patent applications related to wireless charging that WiTricity will own or […]

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Vivox acquired by Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies, the maker of the Unity game engine, announced it has acquired Vivox, the provider of cross-platform voice and text communication tools for games. Vivox will become a wholly owned subsidiary and operate independently, targeting game developers with its cross-platform communication services. The entire Vivox team will be joining Unity, including CEO Rob Seaver, […]

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Alex Gruzen – CEO of WiTricity – talks about the growth of electric mobility and how wireless charging plays an essential role. Interview starts at 0:45 and can be found on the Bloomberg website.

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Akumina, a Nashua, N.H.-based modern intranet platform powering personalized digital employee experiences, is poised for expansion in 2019. “2018 was a banner year for Akumina. Not only is our platform redefining today’s modern intranet, but global-scale enterprises have started to take notice as they look for better ways to empower their digital and customer-side employees,” […]

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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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Trace Genomics, which uses machine learning to analyze soil samples for farmers, 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 […]

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