Praktis lands $20M to help Indonesian D2C brands handle their supply chains
Small to medium-sized enterprises contribute 60% of Indonesia’s gross domestic product. But companies in the D2C space still struggle to compete against bigger brands. Praktis wants to put them on a
UniSieve’s filters use special crystals to reduce industrial emissions
The energy-intensive process of separating and purifying chemicals and gases is a big reason industries like plastic manufacturing cause so much pollution. UniSieve wants to reduce their carbon emissi
Ronbow nabs $10M to deliver custom cabinets in as short as 3 weeks
California-based startup, Ronbow, wants to shorten delivery times and reduce the costs of customized cabinets with its proprietary design and manufacturing software.
10 tips for de-risking hardware products
In the world of manufacturing, the question is: How can I make sure that I’m building the right thing for the right audience?
You can probably manufacture closer to home than you think
Let's take a closer look at how nonprofit FORGE helps founders manufacture on the other side of town instead of the other side of the world.
AG5 throws a lifeline to a manufacturing industry drowning in spreadsheets
You’d think that an industry like manufacturing had its own software stack, but in a lot of cases, a huge amount of getting-things-made is managed through Excel spreadsheets. The thing is, sprea
Axion Ray brings intelligence to manufacturing to find issues before they cause trouble
Manufacturers face a dizzying array of potential problems around the products they produce, and it’s challenging to track down issues. This isn’t just nice to know. It’s crucial informat
Startups, here’s how you can make hardware without ruining the planet
If you can't make planet-friendly choices as the founder of a startup, when the buck literally stops with you, when can you?
Profet AI helps manufacturers build prediction models and industrial AI software
Profet AI, a Taiwanese startup that makes auto machine learning software for manufacturers, announced today it has raised $5.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Darwin Ventures. Return
Guidewheel lands $9M Series A-1 for SaaS that boosts manufacturing and trims carbon emissions
Startup connects existing factory equipment to the cloud, giving manufacturers a real-time view of their operations.
Robco links up with $14M led by Sequoia to bring modular robotics to industrial SMBs
After years of outsourcing and offshoring manufacturing to countries with cheaper labor and bigger production ecosystems, the U.S. and Europe are on a mission to bring some of that industrial work bac
Logistics and procurement on autopilot is the future Cofactr wants to live in
Cofactr is a logistics and supply chain tech company that provides scalable warehousing and procurement for electronics manufacturers. The company today announced it raised a $6 million round of seed
Smartex sews up $24.7M to put smarter eyes on textile manufacturing
A lot of things might spring to mind when you hear “fashion,” but taking care of the planet generally isn’t on that list. Smartex just raised a couple of bolts’ worth of cash,
Katana, an ERP for SMB manufacturers, raises $34M
Katana, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform for small- and medium-sized manufacturers, has raised €35 million ($34 million) in a Series B round of funding. ERP is a form of business manag
What the CHIPS and Science Act means for the future of the semiconductor industry
A look at how the CHIPS Act and Executive Order 14028 relate, what they mean for semiconductor firms and why the highs and lows of American semiconductor manufacturing boil down to one thing: Security
Kav spools up a 3D printing factory for bike helmets in Silicon Valley
I’m not a doctor, but I’ve been led to believe that heads and brains are important parts of human infrastructure, and protecting them makes a lot of sense. The other thing worth keeping in
3 investors explain why earned wage access startups are set to cash more checks
It always feels good to get paid, so it’s no surprise that a payroll model like earned wage access (EWA), which lets employees withdraw their accrued wages at any time, has exploded in popularity.
Google and Solo.io bring Ambient Mesh to Istio
Google and Solo.io today announced the next evolution of the Istio service mesh. Dubbed the “Ambient Mesh,” this new framework does away with Istio’s sidecar-centric architecture and rep
Biden administration details plans for $50 billion in CHIPS Act funding
On August 9, Joe Biden signed into law the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. The move marked a victory for a presidential administration in dire need of a win and the culmination of a hard-fought, months
Varjo, an early mover in building XR headsets and software for enterprises, taps $40M
Applications in the metaverse often feel like more of a marketing gimmick than something that a critical mass of consumers would use, let alone pay for. But turn to the enterprise and there appears to