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The Kansas Venture Capital Ecosystem Review

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 5:12pm

With 21 deals culminating $99 million in total deal volume in 2020, Kansas closed out the year with a lower than average venture capital investment. However, 2021 has nearly matched the total deal volume of the pandemic year as there is already $92 million in deal value -- and we’re only halfway through the year. This makes 2021 on pace to significantly accelerate the Kansas VC ecosystem.

Key Points: 
  • Kansas, July 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The newly released Kansas Venture Capital Ecosystem Review covers investment trends shaping the states venture ecosystem, spotlights opportunities as the COVID-19 crisis gives way to recovery, and reveals challenges for up-and-coming hotspots for entrepreneurs and innovation such as Kansas.This Kansas report comes just weeks following the release of their VC reports which detailed the Nebraska and Colorado venture capital ecosystems.
  • The investment data, collected from PitchBook, suggests that the Kansas startup ecosystem has rebounded since the pandemic year, with very strong activity in the first half of 2021.
  • With 21 deals culminating $99 million in total deal volume in 2020, Kansas closed out the year with a lower than average venture capital investment.
  • This makes 2021 on pace to significantly accelerate the Kansas VC ecosystem.

2021 Shifting Gears Report on How Technology is Transforming the Automotive Industry - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 5:23pm

Patent Filings Chart: displays the top ten themes in the sector with the highest number of patent filings over the last three years.

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  • Patent Filings Chart: displays the top ten themes in the sector with the highest number of patent filings over the last three years.
  • Innovation Map: key real-world innovation use cases of emerging technologies implemented by enterprises and startups in the sector.
  • Innovation Insights: innovation examples by each value chain segment of the sector to present key trends.
  • Vendor Map: represents a sample list of vendors in each use case highlighted in the report.

Washlava Announces $9 Million in Financing; Appoints Tommy Hart as Interim CEO

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 2:31pm

In addition, the company announced the arrival of Tommy Hart as interim Chief Executive Officer and Michael Wik as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the company announced the arrival of Tommy Hart as interim Chief Executive Officer and Michael Wik as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
  • Monterey Private Capital has expanded on its existing investment in Washlava, alongside its long-term investments in a number of other Southeast-based startups.
  • Hart is president of Offload Business Solutions, a professional services firm in Jacksonville offering outsourced payroll and HR solutions.
  • In addition, he was recently appointed Washlava CFO and will now serve dual roles until the appointment of a permanent CEO.

BioTools Innovator Selects Ten Leading Life Science Startups for Inaugural Accelerator

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 1:00pm

Congratulations to the finalists selected for our first BioTools Innovator cohort, an impressive group of cutting-edge life science startups poised to advance research with exciting new innovations, said Kathryn Zavala, managing director of BioTools Innovator.

Key Points: 
  • Congratulations to the finalists selected for our first BioTools Innovator cohort, an impressive group of cutting-edge life science startups poised to advance research with exciting new innovations, said Kathryn Zavala, managing director of BioTools Innovator.
  • The BioTools Innovator Capstone Event including the Final Competition will be held in Carlsbad, Calif. from October 14-15.
  • BioTools Innovator works closely with stakeholders across the industry to foster the growth of early to mid-stage startups.
  • Based in Los Angeles, Calif., BioTools Innovator was established to improve human health by accelerating the growth of a broad spectrum of life science tools and diagnostics.

KiwiTech Announces Strategic Partnership with Performance Footwear and Lifestyle Company Q4 Sports

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 4:30pm

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- KiwiTech, LLC, a leading innovation ecosystem committed to helping startups build viable products, drive traction, and raise capital, announced a strategic partnership with Q4 Sports, an innovative Los Angeles-based athletic and lifestyle company.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- KiwiTech, LLC, a leading innovation ecosystem committed to helping startups build viable products, drive traction, and raise capital, announced a strategic partnership with Q4 Sports, an innovative Los Angeles-based athletic and lifestyle company.
  • "The KiwiTech team looks forward to sharing our extensive tech and entrepreneurial expertise with Q4 Sports and help them reach new horizons."
  • "Q4 Sports' mantra is purpose, passion, commitment and focus; essential quality traits that all successful athletes and influencers must possess to succeed.
  • KiwiTech is currently home to 2,000+ investors and 400+ portfolio companies across 15+ industries undergoing disruption.

GoCoach Receives $120,000 Investment Prize as Winner of July Startup Showdown Pitch Competition

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 2:00pm

ATLANTA, July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Panoramic Ventures today announced that GoCoach is the winner of its second Startup Showdown , the monthly pitch competition for everyone designed to showcase and fund early-stage technology companies.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, July 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Panoramic Ventures today announced that GoCoach is the winner of its second Startup Showdown , the monthly pitch competition for everyone designed to showcase and fund early-stage technology companies.
  • GoCoach, a B2B SaaS talent development upskilling platform, received a $120,000 investment from Panoramic and gained access to its Founder Success Program.
  • "The feedback and mentoring I received through Startup Showdown was exceptional, and I encourage other startup founders to take part.
  • Hosted by Panoramic Ventures, Startup Showdown is a monthly pitch competitionopen to early-stage software and tech-enabled service businesses.

Rosalind Franklin University and the SmartHealth Activator Host Inaugural Biotech Business Plan Competition

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:51pm

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, in collaboration with the SmartHealth Activator, a Midwest healthcare ventures accelerator, held the inaugural Chicagoland Biotech Startup Business Plan Competition on July 21.

Key Points: 
  • NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, in collaboration with the SmartHealth Activator, a Midwest healthcare ventures accelerator, held the inaugural Chicagoland Biotech Startup Business Plan Competition on July 21.
  • The Lake County chapter of SCORE a national nonprofit network of volunteer mentors also provided assistance in the development, review and critique of the business plan component of the program.
  • We look forward to seeing their further progression and development," said Tom Denison, founder and CEO of SmartHealth Activator.
  • The university embodies the spirit of inquiry and excellence modeled by its namesake Dr. Rosalind Franklin, whose Photo 51 was crucial to solving the structure of DNA.

Mobile Tech Industry Veteran and Skyllful Co-founder/CEO Justin Lake to Present at Dallas Startup Week on Aug. 5, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:30pm

Dallas Startup Week is an annual event that brings together entrepreneurs and change-makers for five days with over 100+ events and the chance to hear 200+ speakers.

Key Points: 
  • Dallas Startup Week is an annual event that brings together entrepreneurs and change-makers for five days with over 100+ events and the chance to hear 200+ speakers.
  • This year, the event will be hybrid with both in-person and virtual attendees and speakers.
  • Justin Lake is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Skyllful.
  • With more than 25 years of industry experience, Lake has deep expertise in mobile technology and field deployments, as well as decades of experience working with frontline workers.

Riviera Partners Announces Expansion Into the European Market

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 2:00pm

Based in the UK, Glenn Murphy, a proven senior partner of the firm and UK native, will lead the expansion.

Key Points: 
  • Based in the UK, Glenn Murphy, a proven senior partner of the firm and UK native, will lead the expansion.
  • Riviera Partners started 20 years ago with a vision to connect the best technology talent with the best-emerging businesses.
  • With expansion into fast-growing European technology hubs, Riviera provides proven people, technology, and know-how to help fuel innovation in these markets.Riviera Partners' presence will strengthen the company's partnerships with venture capital, private equity, and startups across Europe.
  • "The sheer number of European startups has been increasing yearly, and that kind of growth requires executive talent, which Riviera can identify and place successfully."

HYPE GVA 2.0 NFTs Startup, MyLads, seals an investment round of €7.6M

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:09am

MyLads has now closed a 7.6 million Seed Investment Round led by Riva Technology andEntertainment (RTE), to leverage Tech areas (new AR experiences and others), and attract new international clients.

Key Points: 
  • MyLads has now closed a 7.6 million Seed Investment Round led by Riva Technology andEntertainment (RTE), to leverage Tech areas (new AR experiences and others), and attract new international clients.
  • The investment of RTE means that the entire ecosystem of RTE companies will be coming into play.
  • "Our investment into MyLads is a strategic move that allows us to dive more into the world of Augmented Reality which is effectively powering fan engagement.
  • HYPE is the leading global platform for Sports Innovation, with 40k+ members including Startups, Sports Leaders, Clubs, Brands, Investors, and Mentors.