Built buys fellow construction robotics firm, Roin

One of the most remarkable things about construction robotics is the sheer breadth of tasks that can potentially be automated. As I’ve noted before, the entire category is a prime target for robotics startups, given that it fills all of the big Ds of automation — dull, dirty and (quite often) dangerous. It’s also one […]

Another All Raise CEO steps down

Less than a year after assuming the role, All Raise CEO Mandela SH Dixon has stepped down from her position at the nonprofit. The entrepreneur, who previously ran Founder Gym, an online training center for underrepresented founders, said in a blog post that the decision was made after she realized “being in the field working […]

Despite 2022’s headwinds, women’s health startups did better than ever before

It’s been seven months since Roe vs. Wade was overturned, and the dust has barely begun to settle. Politically, voters have expressed their overwhelming support for a person’s right to access abortion. Grassroots campaigns continue, and technology-wise, innovation in the wider women’s health sector is only gearing up. But have things improved at all for […]

Accord, which offers a platform to manage sales processes, secures $10M

Accord, a collaboration platform designed to support business-to-business (B2B) sales, today announced that it raised $10 million in Series A funding from Matrix Partners, Nat Friedman and Y Combinator. CEO Ross Rich says that the new funds, which bring Accord’s total raised to $17 million, will be put toward growing the startup’s engineering, sales and […]

DevZero speeds up programmer tasks by shifting developer tools to cloud

Developers tend to build and test software on their local laptops, but these machines often lack the necessary resources to run a full scale development environment efficiently. Large companies have built custom systems to move development tools and testing to the cloud, but this kind of approach has often been out of reach for smaller […]

Sunfish’s technology wants to bring affordability to assisted reproduction

Sunfish, a new startup built by a former director at one of the oldest surrogacy and egg donation agencies in the world, has raised $4 million to build financial assistance tooling for hopeful parents. The round, led by Walkabout Ventures with participation from Hannah Grey VC and Fiat Ventures, comes a little over a year […]