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Autodesk adds to construction software biz with acquisition of BuildingConnected for $275M

Autodesk announced this morning that it intends to buy construction software platform BuildingConnected for $275 million (net of the startup’s cash on hand). It comes on the heels of the compan

Construction management software developer Procore raises $75 million at a $3 billion valuation

Procore Technologies, a provider of software to manage construction projects, is now worth $3 billion thanks to a new $75 million round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. The new funding shows

Autodesk agrees to buy PlanGrid for $875 million

Autodesk announced plans to acquire PlanGrid for $875 million today. The San Francisco startup helped move blueprints from paper to the iPad when it launched in 2011. This digitization of constructio

Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention

Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy.

Facebook is going back to college

While today’s college graduates are “digital natives,” these natives have been conditioned on Netflix-like interfaces, and aren’t accustomed to laborious software configurations, or the steep

Autodesk acquires Assemble Systems to build up its construction tech vertical

Autodesk has made a name for itself among designers, engineers and architects with its 3D and other modelling software. Now, as it continues to build out its business in adjacent business areas like c

Dropbox partners with Autodesk to help users collaborate on large design files

Dropbox announced a couple of products today to make it easier for Autodesk users to access and share large design files. The products include an integrated desktop app for opening and saving Autodesk

Facebook, Autodesk partner with a design organization geared toward underserved kids

Facebook and Autodesk have partnered with nonprofit organization Inneract Project, which is geared toward bringing design to young people in underserved communities through free, hands-on classes and

Autodesk Generative Design takes in constraints and makes its own 3D models

It's easy to see machine learning as a creativity-killing, bubble-inducing agent invading our Facebook News Feeds and dumbing-down our Netflix habits. But increasingly, machine learning is finding a h

Autodesk VP of design on why DEOs make for better CEOs

Jared Erondu Contributor Jared Erondu is a host of High Resolution. More posts by this contributor Dancing between data and intuition design lessons from Apple and eBay Why design is too important to

Carl Bass on his surprising Autodesk exit — and what’s next

Carl Bass is sitting at his desk at Autodesk today, but he’s no longer CEO of the publicly traded design software company. He stepped down earlier this week in a move that some associated &#8212

Moon Express raises $20M in Series B-1, fully funds trip to the Moon

Moon Express, a company competing in the Google Lunar X-Prize, has raised $20 million in a Series B-1 round and announced that they’ve now fully financed their maiden mission to the moon. With the l

Autodesk’s Amar Hanspal talks about the future of manufacturing

Imagine a world where manufacturing is no longer geographically mandated, when you can print custom parts in minutes, and anyone can build anything. That’s the world Amar Hanspal, Autodesk&#8217

Formlabs raises $35M Series B, announces Autodesk partnership

Formlabs is shaping up to be something of a rare bright spot in a world of desktop 3D printers. While plenty of other devices have come and gone, failing to live up to the promise of consumer electron

Autodesk looks to future with investments in 3D robotic drones and IoT as a service

When you think of Autodesk, you probably think of desktop software and traditional manufacturing, but the company is trying hard to change that perception, and today it announced the first three inve

MegaBots raises $2.4 million to create league of human-piloted, giant fighting robots

Oakland, Calif. startup MegaBots Inc. has raised $2.4 million in seed funding to bring the robot-fighting stuff of manga and anime to a venue near you. According to MegaBots cofounders, Gui Cavalcanti

Shanna Tellerman of Modsy to speak about practical VR applications at Disrupt NY

The road to practical virtual reality applications as been exhausting, and there are few people who have traveled as far as Shanna Tellerman. We're excited to announce that she will join a panel of vi

Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher

Like so many organizations these days, Autodesk is a company in transition. It was until recently a traditional boxed software company selling licenses. Today, it’s moving to a subscription mode

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass on investing in the future

A year ago, the design-focused software firm Autodesk announced it would stop selling standalone perpetual licenses of its desktop software and instead sell subscriptions. Early last month, it began i

Mattel Unveils ThingMaker, A $300 3D Printer That Lets Kids Make Their Own Toys

At New York’s Toy Fair trade show over the weekend, Mattel unveiled its new, $300 3D Printer, the “ThingMaker,” which will allow children to print their own toys at home. The device
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