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We are thrilled to announce a $30M Series B investment, led by Spark Capital, and welcome Yasmin Razavi to our board.

Our partnership with Spark Capital started when Yasmin Razavi reached out to Alex, our co-founder/CEO via Twitter DM. This kicked off a 6-week series of Zoom meetings and calls in which the investment was made.

Device tracks house appliances through vibration, AI

To boost efficiency in typical households – where people forget to take wet clothes out of washing machines, retrieve hot food from microwaves and turn off dripping faucets – Cornell researchers have developed a single device that can track 17 types of appliances using vibrations.

Comment: Economic recovery needs voice of entrepreneurial community to be heard at top level of government

The voices of the medical and public health communities have dominated the advice to both the Westminster and devolved governments on how to respond to the coronavirus crisis. The voice of the entrepreneurial community, in contrast, has been marginalised. This has had two consequences.

China bans Scratch, MIT’s programming language for kids

China’s enthusiasm for teaching children to code is facing a new roadblock as organizations and students lose an essential tool: the Scratch programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. China-based internet users can no longer access Scratch’s website., an organization that monitors internet censorship in China, shows that the website was 100% blocked as early as August 20, while a Scratch user flagged the ban on August 14.

Academic calls for creation of Office of Chief Entrepreneur role in government

The voices of the entrepreneurial community have “been marginalised” in the tops levels of the Scottish and UK governments and a special Office of Chief Entrepreneur role should be created to ensure the voices of entrepreneurs are heard, a University of Glasgow academic has said.

Analytics Giant Palantir Unleashes Invective Against Silicon Valley Tech Giants in Public Filing

Founded by venture capitalists Peter Thiel and Alex Karp, “big data” firm Palantir Technologies is the current headline-grabbing IPO. It created a different sort of headline with its initial filing, however, adding a rant against “business as usual” in Silicon Valley. The firm criticized the valley’s various tech giants as being out of touch with both the needs of American people and the country’s foundational principles.

Venture capital LPs are the missing link to solving Silicon Valley’s diversity problem

In the last few months, we’ve seen much of Silicon Valley finally start to acknowledge generations of systemic racial inequity and take actionable steps to empower and support underrepresented people in tech. Funds are looking to invest capital more equitably and have started to take concrete steps to achieve this goal.

Top Business Schools That May Best Prepare Grads for a Covid-19 World

How do you judge a business school right now? Amid the Covid-19 pandemic’s carnage and horrific economic effects, traditional measures are out the window. Almost overnight, schools shifted to online education. Some are returning to physical classes, and some envision hybrid teaching. Face it: Many aren’t sure what will come next.

An Onboarding Guide for Postdoctoral Researchers

The coming academic year will be distinguished by extensive energy devoted to social distance and COVID-19 safety protocols. Once those procedures are in place, colleges and universities will offer an array of orientations for new faculty and new students. Yet most campuses devote little attention to the transition process that new postdoctoral researchers experience. The postdoc is an exciting milestone in one’s career: no longer a student but a paid professional! Beyond the immediate concerns associated with COVID-19, the transitory nature of the postdoc appointment may cause some anxiety associated with the unstructured nature of the assignment and vast differences in the accessibility and mentorship of faculty advisers. And, since the position is temporary, a postdoc will be back on the job market before too long.