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Paul Allen’s Vulcan backs ex-Amazon manager’s modular housing startup Blokable in $4.8M round

Investors are taking note of Blokable, a Seattle startup founded by a former Amazon manager that aims to cut costs for builders and residents alike through the construction of tech-powered manufactured housing. The company’s single- and multifamily housing will be made of modular units ranging in length from 18 feet to 38 feet that can [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|Design & Engineering Software, News|

Vets First Choice Announces Two Strategic Acquisitions in Specialty Pharmacy Market

Vets First Choice, the leading provider of technology enabled healthcare solutions for veterinary practices, announced today that its parent company, Direct Vet Marketing, has acquired Roadrunner Pharmacy and Atlas Pharmaceuticals. The acquisitions are part of a global initiative to professionalize prescription management services for veterinary practices. Roadrunner Pharmacy is the leading specialty compounding pharmacy, and [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|News|

Vets First Choice Raises $223 million to Fuel Expansion

Vets First Choice, the leading provider of technology enabled healthcare services for veterinary medicine, announced a $223 million strategic investment to accelerate growth, launch new innovative services, and begin a global expansion effort into Europe and Asia. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Hillhouse Capital Group led the investment, with participation from Viking Global Investors, Wellington [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|News|

Lilly firms up Adimab R&D alliance, bringing its Ab platform in-house

Eli Lilly likes what it sees in Adimab's antibody R&D platform, opting to roll it out at sites in San Diego and New York to help its antibody discovery and optimization activities. The big pharma group has been putting Adimab's technology through its paces since 2010, but the new technology transfer deal represents a step [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Dartmouth Innovation, New Hampshire, News|

How Cheap Does Geothermal Need To Be Before It Becomes The Next Solar?

At a cost of $80,000 and upwards, geothermal systems have often been too expensive for homeowners, even if harnessing the natural temperatures of the earth will eventually mean year-round savings on heating and cooling, and no more oil and propane tanks in the basement. But at $20,000? Might homeowners start becoming interested then? That’s the [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Design & Engineering Software, News|

Autodesk Invests in Smartvid.io to Make Construction Sites Safer & Smarter

After selling Vela Systems to Autodesk in 2012, Cambridge entrepreneur Josh Kanner is accepting money from the computer-aided design giant once again. Except this time, Autodesk is using its cash to invest in Kanner’s new startup. Autodesk is among several investors in a new $7 million Series A round for Smartvid.io, whose photo and video [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Design & Engineering Software, News|

$271 Billion of Commercial Real Estate Reports on Sustainability Using Measurabl

$271 Billion or 21% of North American commercial real estate assets reporting to GRESB’s annual sustainability assessment used Measurabl for data management in 2016, making the real estate technology startup GRESB’s largest data contributor in North America. Globally, commercial real estate owners representing 10% of GRESB asset value use Measurabl for sustainability data management and [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Design & Engineering Software, News|

Avitide, Inc., Raises Series E Financing from Sands Capital Ventures

Avitide, Inc., the industry leader in the discovery, and manufacture of exclusive biopharmaceutical affinity purification solutions, today announced the closing of a Series E financing. Sands Capital Ventures, LLC led the financing round with participation from Mithril Capital Management, Polaris Partners, NeoMed Management, OrbiMed Advisors, and Borealis Ventures. Ian Ratcliffe (Sands Capital Ventures) joined Avitide’s [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Dartmouth Innovation, New Hampshire, News|

WeWork has acquired venture-backed Fieldlens

WeWork, the seven-year-old, New York-based co-working juggernaut that more recently entered into the business of co-living, has been making a series of small acquisitions with some of the $1.8 billion that it has officially gathered from investors. Its latest acquisition: Fieldlens, a 5.5-year-old mobile communication system for the construction industry that aims to replace calls, [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Design & Engineering Software, News|

EagleView Accelerates Machine Learning Development with Acquisition of OmniEarth

EagleView®, the leading provider of aerial imagery and data analytics for government and commercial industries, is proud to announce the acquisition of OmniEarth, developer of machine learning technologies and decision-making tools for the water resource management, energy and insurance markets. With this acquisition, EagleView gains OmniEarth’s machine learning capabilities, resulting in higher accuracy and precision [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Design & Engineering Software, News|