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This startup just raised more than $10 million for its additive manufacturing software, with the help of Autodesk’s former CEO
Most of us don’t know what a geometric modeling kernel or solid modeling kernel is, but every CAD or design application uses one to create shapes. It’s the underlying infrastructure that allows someone to do the math of CAD design. Just putting a hole in an object or blending lines or r…
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Medium
Oh, the Places We’ll Wander — Announcing our Series B
We’re excited to announce that we’ve raised a $15 million Series B round led by Founders Fund, bringing our total funding to $27 million. Keith Rabois will also join our board of directors.
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Medium
The Blitz Team Joins Discord
Name a more iconic duo. To our Friends: We're excited to announce that Discord has acquired the Blitz Esports team to help develop its awesome products, including the new game store and Nitro subscription service. While this means we won't be working on Blitz anymore, we're stoked to continue building cool things for gamers under the Discord flag!
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Forbes
Optical Chip Startup Ayar Labs Raises $24 Million To Boost Data Speeds
Ayar Labs, which builds an optical-based chip that boosts speeds on high-performance computing systems, announced Wednesday that it has raised $24 million in a Series A round led by Playground Global. Intel Capital, Globalfoundries and Founders Fund also participated in the Emeryville, California-based company's latest round.
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NYT
Building a World Where Data Privacy Exists Online
Dawn Song, an expert in computer security and trustworthy artificial intelligence, is working on making that vision a reality. Data is valuable - something that companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon realized far earlier than most consumers did. But computer scientists have been working on alternative models, even as the public has grown weary of having their data used and abused.
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TechCrunch
With a new $20 million in funding, electronic stethoscope startup Eko wants to research your beating heart
It's hard to compete against the Apple Watch or even an app on your phone when it comes to personal heart-rate monitors these days. However, Eko, a startup best known for creating an electronic stethoscope to monitor your heart rhythm, hopes further research and development will help give its...
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