Otonomo raises $12 million to make data from connected cars useful

connected-car Even if self-driving cars aren’t part of our daily lives yet, vehicles are becoming internet-connected at a rapid pace. Gartner predicts that one fifth of all autos on the road, and great majority of new vehicles being produced worldwide will have wireless network connectivity by 2020. Yet, few organizations have access to use the data generated by these vehicles today. That’s… Read More


Prospera raises $7 million to put computer vision and AI to work on the farm

Prospera monitors tomatoes growing in a greenhouse. A Tel Aviv-based startup called Propsera has raised $7 million in new venture funding to build out systems that will monitor and help farmers improve the health of their crops, and optimize their operations. Bessemer Venture Partners led the Series A round. Prospera CEO and co-founder Daniel Koppel said agriculture professionals have plenty of tech at their disposal today from soil and… Read More


Ancera raises $8.9 million for tech to prevent food poisoning and recalls

Ancera employees at the company's Branford, Connecticut lab. A startup based in Branford, Connecticut, Ancera Inc. has raised $8.9 million in Series A funding for technology that helps food producers detect contaminants faster than other methods will allow.
The company’s mission is to prevent food waste, recalls or worse, the spread of food-borne illnesses, said Ancera CEO and founder Arjun Ganesan.
Investors in the deal included: Glass Capital… Read More


Demisto emerges from stealth with $6M Series A and smart bot to help automate security ops

Security guard at barrier. Demisto, a company founded by four security industry pros, emerged from stealth today with a pretty cool bot-driven security platform and $6 million in Series A. The round was led by Accel with participation from Cylance CEO Stuart McClure, Lookout CTO Kevin Mahaffey and Bluecoat President Mike Fey, all security industry veterans. What makes all of these companies so interested in Demisto is… Read More

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