M-KOPA snaps up $250M+ debt, equity for its asset financing platform

M-KOPA, the asset financing platform that offers underbanked African customers access to “productive assets” and the ability to pay for them via digital micropayments, has secured more than $250 m

Zymergen raised $300 million because synthetic biology is so hot right now

Zymergen, one of the companies that’s developing biomanufacturing technologies that could reshape any number of industries, said it has raised $300 million in financing. It’s part of a wav

Moon lander startup ispace raises $28 million and launches a new lunar data platform

Ispace, one of the startups working on putting a private lunar lander on the moon sometime in the next few years, has raised a $28 million Series B funding round, which will be used to help it continu

Video: Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices

<a href="">Fuji Heavy Industries</a> and <a href="">Sumitomo</a> have developed a cute <a href="">ro

Report: Japanese Company Develops Cheap, Powerful Home And Car Battery

<img src="" /> Looks like we're getting better, cheaper batteries soon: <a href="">Sumitomo Electric Ind

Autonomous office cleaning robot

<img src="" /> Japanese conglomerates <a href="">Fuji Heavy Industries</a>, <a href="http://www.sumitomo

Fuji develops cleaning robot that's able to use elevators to clean floors

Japanese mega companies Fuji Heavy Industries and Sumitomo today presented their jointly developed floor cleaning robot [JP, PDF] in action in an office building in Osaka , Japan. The autonomous clean