Chef Robotics raises $7.7 M to assist automate cooking areas

A half and a year’s worth of global pandemic has had a profound effect on virtually every sector of the labor force. When it concerns future automation, food preparation isn’t quite at the top of the list (that distinction most likely goes to warehouse fulfillment, for the time being), but it’s definitely up there. And it’s […] San Francisco-based Chef Robotics today revealed that it has raised a combined $7.7 million pre-seed and seed round, with the objective of helping automate particular aspects of food preparation. The product team includes ex-employees of Cruise, Google, Verb Surgical, Zoox and Strateos.

Gatheround raises millions from Homebrew, Bloomberg and Stripe’s COO to assist remote employees link

Gatheround raises millions from Homebrew, Bloomberg and Stripe’s COO to assist remote employees link

Remote work is no longer a new topic, as much of the world has now been doing it for a year or more since of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies — — huge and small — have had to react in myriad methods. A lot of the preliminary difficulties have concentrated on workflow, productivity and so on. [ …] A 100% remote startup that was dealing with the concern way prior to COVID-19 was even around is now seeing a huge rise in need for its offering that intends to assist business deal with the “people” difficulty of remote work. Organizations ought to be worried, Gatheround keeps, that as we move more remote, that work will end up being more transactional and individuals will end up being more separated. Since its inception, Gatheround has silently built up an impressive consumer base, consisting of 28 Fortune 500s, 11 of the 15 greatest U.S. tech business, 26 of the top 30 universities and more than 700 educational institutions.”Even before the pandemic, remote work was accelerating faster than other kinds of work,” Conn stated.

A look at how proptech startup Knotel went from a $1.6 B valuation to declare bankruptcy

A look at how proptech startup Knotel went from a $1.6 B valuation to declare bankruptcy

This week, flexible work space operator (and one-time unicorn) Knotel announced it had filed for insolvency which its assets were being acquired by financier and commercial property brokerage Newmark for a reported $70 million. Knotel developed, built and ran custom head office for business. It then managed the areas with “flexible” terms. In March 2020, […] In a statement at the time, CEO Sarva stated: “Knotel is constructing the future of the office, and we are delighted to invite a group of investors who think passionately in our vision, item and ability to execute. In the 2nd quarter, Knotel’s earnings slipped by about 20% to about $59 million compared to the very first quarter, reported Forbes. Just as the start-up and VC world viewed as WeWork lost a substantial quantity of worth over the past two years, we’re paying attention to the death of Knotel and questioning what this suggests for the flexible office sector. …

Jeremy Conrad left his own VC company to start a business, and financiers like what he’s building

Jeremy Conrad left his own VC company to start a business, and financiers like what he’s building

When this editor initially satisfied Jeremy Conrad, it remained in 2014, at the 8,000-square-foot former fish factory that was home toLemnos, a hardware-focused venture firm that Conrad had cofounded 3 years earlier. Conrad — who as a mechanical engineering undergrad at MIT dealt with self driving satellites, drones and cars and trucks — was still excited […]
Jeremy Conrad, it was in 2014, at the 8,000-square-foot previous fish factory that was home to Lemnos, a hardware-focused venture company that Conrad had actually cofounded 3 years previously. The”more I learned about it– not different to when I started Lemnos– It felt like there was a gap in the market, a chance that people were missing,” says Conrad from his home in San Francisco, where he has hunkered down throughout the COVID-19 crisis., Conrad’s now 1.5-year-old, 14-person business, which silently announced$7.75 million in Series A funding previously this month, led by Standard Ventures, with Felicis Ventures, Lemnos and Bloomberg Beta likewise getting involved. Conrad likewise saw an opportunity to take on recognized business like Trimble, a 42-year-old, publicly traded, Sunnyvale, Ca.-based company that offers a portfolio of tools to the building market and charges leading dollar for them, too.”I get the greatest quality feedback from some of the most intelligent individuals I understand, which actually helps focus your vision,”says Conrad, who says that Quartz, which operates in California today, is now embarking on an across the country rollout….

How will coronavirus change the world?– Parlia launches to help you find out

How will coronavirus change the world?– Parlia launches to help you find out

“Is Greta Thunberg a hypocrite?” Google that phrase and you will get countless results. It simply goes to reveal that, to a large level, the “Q&& A” design is broken on the internet. Where once Yahoo Responses and Quora were thought about the intense young things of Web 2.0’s “Read/Write Web,” today there is only the […] Google that phrase and you will get thousands of outcomes. It simply goes to show that, to a big level, the “Q&A”design is broken on the internet. Where when Yahoo Responses and Quora were thought about the bright young things of Web 2.0’s”Read/Write Web,”today there is only the chaos of myriad search outcomes. Well, this upstart in the Q&A space has actually now closed a pre-seed round of financing from Bloomberg Beta, Tiny VC and others(amount undisclosed). Google that phrase and you will get thousands of outcomes….