Science lab automation and robotics startup Automata raises $40M

Automata, a company that combines software and hardware to automate science labs around the globe, has raised $40 million in an equity-based round of funding, as the U.K.-based startup looks to double

More automatons about buildings and food

As I noted last year, we’re ramping up to return to Boston this July for our TC Sessions Robotics event. Our March 2020 event on the Berkeley campus was the last major in-person TechCrunch show befo

Automata expands its lab automation ambitions with $50M B round

The world’s labs are under pressure to do more tests and process more materials, not just due to COVID but from the growing biotech and drug development sectors — and automation is the sure pa

Acrylic raises debut $55M solo GP fund to paint the future of crypto

It’s been quite the year for crypto capital, what with Coinbase’s blockbuster debut earlier this year in a direct listing and A16Z raising $2.2 billion for its third crypto-focused fund. But as th

UK’s Automata raises $7.4M for its lightweight industrial ‘desktop’ robot

Manufacturing has been one of the biggest and earliest adopters of robotics innovations in the last several years, but with that early movement has also come entrenchment: the industry is rife with ex

Entrepreneur First Demo Day: Meet The Nine Startups That Presented (And Read Our Take)

Yesterday afternoon I attended London-based <a target="_blank" href="">Entrepreneur First</a>'s fourth Demo Day. EF isn't an accelerator, co-founder Matt Clifford was at pains to

The Story Of The Mechanical Padre

<img src=""><a HREF="">Radiolab</a> has an excellent story about

DIY – A wooden hand crank iPhone dock

<img src="" />So you're finally decided that you have too much finely shaped plastic, aluminum, and steel in your life. You've got a wo