Oct 1st, 2015 by Jonathan Gordon
Mobee, a Stage 1 Ventures portfolio company, has partnered with Nielsen, an authority in market research and consumer insights, to launch Nielsen Homescan Consumer Moments.
Nielsen Homescan Consumer Moments is powered by an easy-to-use mobile Product Diary that uniquely captures consumer habits and product usage behaviors in real time. With this tool, panelists will be able to report consumption behavior in-the-moment, offering a real-time approach to marketers who have traditionally been limited to chronicles of recalled activity.
“Mobee’s technology brings consumption data collection to a completely new level,” said Janice Linnane, Vice President of Product Leadership at Nielsen. “With the ability to capture data on-the-go, anywhere and anytime, Nielsen Homescan Consumer Moments will be able to deliver insights beyond purchase data to help identify distinct consumption habits down to occasions, need states, meal times and more.
Nielsens press release can be found here.
Sep 29th, 2015 by Jonathan Gordon
Deep Information Sciences, a Stage 1 Ventures portfolio company, recently released docker support for DeepSQL – an high performant self-optimizing MySQL database. InformationWeek covered this announcement in an article entitled “DeepSQL: Containerized Database With New Performance Levels”.
The docker announcement from Deep Information Services can be found on the deepis website and the article can be read on the InformationWeek website.
Sep 15th, 2015 by Jonathan Gordon
TriLumina, a Stage 1 Ventures portfolio company, was recognized as one of the 10 automotive startups by the Los Angeles Auto Show Connected Car Expo (CCE).
The CCE Advisory Board chose the companies based on vision, innovation, unique perspective and the likelihood of technology adoption and success. The Top 10 are considered true standouts among an increasingly crowded field of technology companies emerging in the automotive space.
TriLumina will be exhibiting and accepting their award during the CCE event being held on November 17th, 2015.
Additional information can be found in the CCE press release and on the TriLumina website.
Aug 30th, 2015 by Jonathan Gordon
Smartvid.io Inc., a Cambridge-based startup that offers software for industrial video and photo content from mobile devices, GoPro cameras and drones, has raised $3.4 million and landed a high-profile customer.
The funding, led by CommonAngels Ventures with participation from Launchpad Venture Group and Stage1Ventures, will allow the company to focus on accelerating product development and customer acquisition.
Additional information can be found in the Boston Business Journal article and in the Smartvid.io press release.
Aug 27th, 2015 by Jonathan Gordon
Ditto Labs, the leading image recognition company for social media, announced the expansion of its world-class advisory board to include Yale Professor Nicholas Christakis, MIT Professor Sinan Aral, MIT Professor Antonio Torralba and media executive Scott Ernst, former CEO of Compete.
Complete details can be found in the ditto press release.
Aug 26th, 2015 by Jonathan Gordon
WiTricity, a Stage 1 Partners portfolio company and the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced that Greatbatch, a global developer and manufacturer of medical devices and components, will leverage WiTricity’s patented wireless charging technology in the development of medical device applications. Greatbatch has licensed WiTricity’s intellectual property to commercialize efficient, high-performance wireless charging systems for medical devices of its own design, as well as systems and solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
WiTricity and Greatbatch have been collaborating on designs for wireless power transfer solutions for use in medical devices since 2012. With a growing library of reference designs developed over the past three years, Greatbatch is now in a position to expedite the development and commercialization of innovative power system solutions that feature wireless charging of battery-powered medical devices in a wide range of power profiles and categories.
Additional information can be found in the WinTricity press release.
Aug 25th, 2015 by Jonathan Gordon
Mobee, the leader in Real-time Crowdsourced Data & Insights For Brands, Retail & Asset Management Firms, has closed on a $5M Series A financing. The financing was led by Flint Capital and Flint Capital’s Partner, Sergey Gribov, will be joining Mobee’s Board of Directors.
Funds will be used to expand market reach and client engagement as well as continuing Mobee’s rapid evolution of industry-leading technology for crowdsourced intelligence gathering.
With a national reach, Mobee is poised to collect thousands of geo-located data points and photographs in a matter of hours, not months.
Existing investors Stage 1 Ventures, Atlas Venture, and InterWest Partners also participated in this round.
Additional info can be found in the Mobee press release.
Aug 24th, 2015 by Jonathan Gordon
Inc. Magazine has ranked PureCars, provider of the leading digital advertising platform for the automotive industry, No. 335 on the ninth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
With offices in Charleston, Milwaukee and Atlanta, the automotive-focused Google Premier SMB partner also ranks third for top South Carolina businesses as designated by Inc. PureCars’ 1,401 percent revenue growth in the past year led to recognition from Inc. and makes them the largest and fastest-growing company in South Carolina in the top 500.
The full press release can be found in the PureCars press release.
Aug 24th, 2015 by Jonathan Gordon
Deep Information Sciences, the company that reimagined MySQL for the New Economy, today announced that Robert Buck has joined as vice president of technology. A database veteran whose career includes roles at NuoDB and Object Design, Buck will help drive product strategy and adoption of DeepSQL™, the industry’s only adaptive, machine learning-based relational database.
Buck is a technology innovator with over 25 years of database and telecommunications experience. His success stems from his customer-centric approach to product strategy and positioning, which drives customer adoption and business velocity. Prior to Deep, Buck was principal solutions architect at NuoDB, where his responsibilities spanned engineering and sales. Earlier, he held engineering and architect roles at Object Design, VeriSign, Iron Mountain and Red Hat. With a strong background in mathematics, Buck has been integral in establishing cross-functional organizational initiatives, bringing representative experts together to solve fundamental issues of scale, performance and concurrency in the database, cloud and telecommunications industries. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University.
Additional information can be found on the press release.
Aug 17th, 2015 by Jonathan Gordon
Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, today announced that it has acquired intellectual property and technology from Autonet Mobile, a Santa Rosa, California based developer of software and devices for automotive applications. As part of the acquisition, Lear has hired key members of Autonet Mobile’s software and product development team.
Autonet Mobile will continue to operate and offer products to the automotive aftermarket through a technology license from Lear. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Lear Corporations press release can be found here.