Europe could be on the cusp of a golden era in robotics. Here’s why
For Europe, it seems like the old wisdom of not putting all of your eggs in one basket could be their biggest competitive advantage.
13 VCs talk about the state of robotics investing in 2023
We spoke to 13 of the top robotics VCs to discuss where the category is and what the future looks like.
Blinded by the speed of change
My grandfather lived through an incredible period of technological change. He saw the invention of the automobile, the airplane and the rocket. He lived through the dawn of the atomic age and the main
Is generative AI really ready for the enterprise?
While ChatGPT has taken the world by storm since it was released, there are some serious questions about its use in the enterprise.
At Upfront Summit 2023, AI is the omnipresent celebrity
A marching band, a red carpet and a DJ who codes her beats are all things you can get before coffee (and a business card) at the Upfront Summit, one of venture’s most awaited conferences. But not ev
Will AI receive the same celebrity-fueled hype as crypto once did? It’s complicated
Ashton Kutcher and others starting to pour money into AI.
A VC’s perspective on deep tech fundraising in Q1 2023
As realizing big exits becomes difficult, deep tech startups transforming entire industries offer some of the only paths to "10x exits."
Show, don’t tell: Tips for robotics startups raising a Series B during a downturn
The climb uphill toward a Series B can get much easier if a robotics startup can showcase a solid business model, measurable metrics and a plan for the next 18 months.
Robotics scene continues to be bullish, but layoffs are looming
“In an economic downturn, the customers will be less willing to be experimental, so they're thinking about cutting costs and then economics just becomes so much more important.”
Tortoise co-founder Dmitry Shevelenko: ‘You can’t do too many things at the same time’
We spoke to Tortoise founder Dmitry Shevelenko about the future of micromobility, how to own changing business directions, difficulties in sidewalk robot delivery, and the agility of startups.
Robotics founders: Build your pitch deck around problem-solving, not technology
In a recent episode of TechCrunch Live, Agility's Jonathan Hurst and Playground Global's Bruce Leak joined us to discuss the robotic company's journey from the lab to the commercial sector.
Why you shouldn’t ignore Europe’s deep tech boom
We’re curious if Europe can form a third, independent center or group of hubs for deep tech investment, IP and company creation that's separate from China and the United States.
Exploring the many faces of sidewalk delivery robots with Cartken’s Anjali Jindal Naik
"Sidewalks, to us, seem like the best way to get to an origin and an end destination. So that's kind of where we've landed."
To cool down China’s overheated robotics industry, go back to the basics
The price-to-earnings ratio is no longer applicable for many listed companies, and the market-to-sales ratio has also gone out the window.
The next healthcare revolution will have AI at its center
Human life expectancy increased from 31 years in 1900 to 72 years in 2017. Today, we are on the cusp of another healthcare revolution driven by artificial intelligence.
5 fundraising imperatives for robotics startups
There's never been a better time to pursue funding for robotics startups, but you are more likely to succeed if you build a strategy marked by the same sophistication you bring to your business.
Refraction AI’s Matthew Johnson-Roberson on finding the middle path to robotic delivery
Refraction AI calls itself the Goldilocks of robotic delivery. The Ann Arbor-based company recently raised a $4.2-million seed round and expanded operations to Austin.
Deep Science: Robots, meet world
Research papers come out far too frequently for anyone to read them all. That’s especially true in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industr
Deep Science: Introspective, detail-oriented and disaster-chasing AIs
Research papers come out far too frequently for anyone to read them all. That's especially true in the field of machine learning, which now affects practically every industry and company.
RPA market surges as investors, vendors capitalize on pandemic-driven tech shift
Whether pure-play RPA will survive as a category remains to be seen, but it will likely be around for a long time under the intelligent process automation umbrella.