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July 20, 2015

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or “drones,” are capturing the imagination of the general public and businesses alike.  Not only are drones a fun hobby, offering the opportunity to capture pictures and videos from angles never before possible, but drones are being considered for business applications as varied as package delivery, monitoring of equipment and infrastructure, to innovative news reporting.

WiTricity magnetic resonance technology provides an ideal solution for wireless charging of drones, as well as an interesting application for delivery of wireless charging using drones.  Check out this video to see how “wireless power takes flight!”

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LocusPlay, a stage 1 ventures portfolio company, was featured in a recent Providence Business News article entitled "Five Questions With: Rahul Rajguru".

The article is a question and answer session with Rahul Rajguru, CEO and founder.

DondeEsta, a Barcelona startup focused on helping parents locate their children, has secured $200K from Stage 1 ventures and will be moving its six-person team to Cambridge early next year.

A recent Boston Business Journal article covered this event and provides additional informaiton about the organization, its members and their offering.

Paydiant, a stage 1 ventures portfolio company, was featured in a recent QSR article entitled "Subway’s mobile payments adoption a ‘market signaling event’".

The article explains how Subway is utilizing padiants wallet technology and the anticipated rapid spread of its use.

Banshee Wines, a stage 1 ventures portfolio company, was featured in a recent article.

The Banshee Wines article writes about cofounder Noah Dorrance’s path from startup to winery.

Paydiant, a stage 1 ventures portfolio company, announced today hat it has been selected by the SUBWAY® restaurant chain, the world’s largest restaurant brand, to power a variety of mobile wallet capabilities, including mobile payment, in the upcoming release of the chain’s new mobile application. The solution will begin rolling out to stores later this year.

“Paydiant offers the mobile platform that makes the most sense for our franchisees and our customers,” said Carman Wenkoff, Chief Information Officer for the SUBWAY® restaurant chain. “Their mobile capabilities will be a key factor towards providing our customers with innovative services and an exceptional experience.”

Additional information can be found in this Paydiant press release.

Autonet Mobile, a stage 1 ventures portfolio company, was featured in a recent engadget article entitled "Autonet Mobile puts a new twist on the car key".

The article previews Autonets innovative 3G-capable CAN bus module, and how it Autonet Mobiles combined software and cloud services will power automobiles in the near future.

Glanola, a stage 1 ventures portfolio company, was featured in a recent Boston Globe article entitled "Beer line cleaning system hopes to tap into US market".

The article discusses the disappointment customers experienced when craft-brewed drafts are served at establishments with unclean service lines, and how local entrepreneur David Buckley met Glanola inventor Greg Moore and invested in the technology.

Deep, a new stage 1 ventures portfolio company, has been selected as Dataweek’s "Top Innovator of Database Technology" forDeepDB

The full list can be found on the Dataweek website.

Complete article can be found here.

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