Friday, June 21, 2019
Tepper School of Business alumna and DiligenceVault founder Monel Amin (MBA 2005) is featured in the latest issue of Tepper Magazine in its Enterprising Leaders section.
DiligenceVault is a due-diligence platform for asset allocators and investment managers.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
A team of researchers from CMU has received a $19.48M grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design a noninvasive neural interface that can be used as a wearable device. Called Precision Neuroscopics, the team has participated in a number of CMU Swartz Center programs including the Innovation Fellows, NSF I-Corps and is a Project Olympus PROBE.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Edge Case Research (Edge Case), co-founded by CMU associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Phil Koopman, announced it has secured $7M in investment funding. The investment will expand the development of Hologram, an intelligent safety assessment platform for autonomous vehicle software that operates at the speed of modern machine learning development.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
With the acquisition of U.S.-based Medidata Solutions and its clinical and commercial solutions, Dassault Systèmes will reinforce its position as a science-based company.
Co-founded by CMU alumnus and CEO Glen de Vries, Medidata provides clinical expertise and cloud-based solutions that power the development and commercialization of smarter therapies. Glen has been active as a Swartz Leadership Series speaker and as a mentor with the CMU Swartz Center.
Monday, June 10, 2019
In an article published by New Jersey Business, Tepper School of Business alumnus Will Lutz shares his views about incubators and accelerators. Will is the director of commercialization at VentureLink, the rebranded Enterprise Develoment Center (EDC) incubator at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
While studying at Tepper, Will participated in several CMU Swartz Center programs including the NSF I-Corps, OFEF and as a Project Olympus PROBE. He was also president of the Graduate Entrepreneurship Club (GEC) and is a mentor for the Swartz Center.
Friday, June 7, 2019
VentureBridge Summer Accelerator.
- Delta Band
- Nimbus Robotics
- Onyx Labs
- T4 Labs
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Self-driving Car Startup Gatik Emerges from Stealth with $4.5M in Seed Funding and Walmart Partnership
Gatik, developer of an autonomous vehicle stack for business-to-business short-haul logistics has received $4.5M in seed funding led by Innovation Endeavors, with participation from Trucks Venture Capital, Dynamo Venture Capital, Fontinalis Partners and AngelPad.
Founded by CMU alumni and co-founders Gautam Narang (CEO) and Arjun Narang (CTO), the company also announced a deal with Walmart and additional commercial partners that’ll be revealed later in the year.
Friday, May 31, 2019
The Robert and Kathleen Dobkin Intuitive Foundation Supports Startups with $1.5 million Gift to Carnegie Mellon University and Swartz Center
Thanks to this strategic gift at least 30 VentureBridge companies will be funded over the next five years, with a minimum investment of $25,000 in each startup. These funds will be used by the companies to raise more capital, network with potential investors and partners, get initial talent on board and move their ideas into the marketplace.
Friday, May 31, 2019
CMU becomes space-faring university with payloads aboard Astrobotic lander
CMU is going to the moon, sending a robotic rover and an intricately designed arts package that will land in July, 2021. The four-wheeled robot is being developed by a CMU team led by William "Red" Whittaker, professor in the Robotics Institute.
Both payloads will be delivered to the moon by a Peregrine lander, built and operated by Astrobotic Inc., a CMU spinoff that was just awarded a $79.5M contract from NASA.
Friday, May 31, 2019
CMU alumnus, Swartz Fellow and Ascend Software CEO Rob Southern, is featured in the latest edition of the Tepper School Magazine's Enterprising Leaders.
While Rob (MBA 2017) was growing up, he heard a lot about his father’s career running a series of businesses via one of the first search funds ever created. As a Tepper MBA student, Southern raised his own search fund via a strong network of investors he connected with through the Swartz Fellowship. Southern’s acquisition, Ascend Software, helps businesses automate invoice processing and reduce their administrative costs.
Thursday, May 30, 2019