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- February 6, 2015
San Francisco-based Sight Machine raises $5M to ramp up Michigan operations
Sight Machine Inc., a San Francisco-based company that uses cloud-based technology to monitor quality control on the factory floor, has closed on a venture-capital round of $5 million to ramp up its operations in Michigan. The round was led by the Houston-based Mercury Fund, which opened an Ann Arbor office in October, and joined by Ann […]
- February 6, 2015
Sight Machine Raises $5 Million to Help Manufacturers with Big Data
Manufacturing generates enormous amounts of data that can show whether a process is being followed correctly, whether the quality of items is being maintained and whether the number of items being produced is on track. But the data aren’t always analyzed and tracked, and sometimes they are thrown away. A fast-growing San Francisco startup, Sight Machine […]
- January 28, 2015
HRV Announces Team Updates
HRV is pleased to announce some updates to its team. Ryan Waddington, has joined Arsenal Venture Partners as a Partner where he will focus on deal sourcing and working with Arsenal portfolio companies. These responsibilities are closely correlated and well aligned with his current HRV responsibilities, which include two co-investments with Arsenal. While we will […]
- January 19, 2015
Gigaom Ambiq Micro has made a chip that consumes 10 times less energy
Ambiq Micro, a semiconductor company in Austin, Texas, has been working for the last five years to build a lower-power chip by applying to silicon a technology that has been used in quartz wristwatches. It has finally managed to do so in high-enough densities and manufacturing volume to make it worth the consumer electronic industry’s […]