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GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch

GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch GreyOrange, a Singapore-headquartered firm that develops robots for warehouses, has pulled in a $140 million Series C funding round as it targets more expansion and growth. The company was started in 2011. Today it has five regional offices across the world — …

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Starry launches pilot program with Boston Housing Authority to expand affordable internet access – TechCrunch

Starry launches pilot program with Boston Housing Authority to expand affordable internet access – TechCrunch Internet service provider Starry announced today the launch of its Starry Connect program with a pilot through Boston Housing Authority (BHA) to help provide free access to internet for residents living in one of the …

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Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals – TechCrunch

Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom Boston has regained its longstanding place as the second-largest U.S. startup funding hub. After …

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Siemens acquires low-code platform Mendix for $700M – TechCrunch

Siemens acquires low-code platform Mendix for $700M – TechCrunch Siemens, the giant German technology company, today announced that it has acquired Mendix, the popular low-code application development platform, for €0.6 billion (or about $700 million). Mendix, which was founded in the Netherlands but now has its headquarters in Boston, will …

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Boeing’s new R&D center focuses on autonomous flight – TechCrunch

Boeing’s new R&D center focuses on autonomous flight – TechCrunch Flying cars are BS. But there is actually a chance that we’re on the cusp of a revolution in general aviation as startups and major players like Airbus are looking to modern technology to allow more people to take flight …

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Grab drivers in Southeast Asia are now convenience stores, too – TechCrunch

Grab drivers in Southeast Asia are now convenience stores, too – TechCrunch Drivers of Southeast Asia-based Grab can now become mini convenience stores. That’s because the ride-hailing company, which bought out rival Uber’s local business earlier this year, has teamed up with U.S. startup Cargo to sell a selection of items to …

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Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities – TechCrunch

Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items America’s mayors have spent the …

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Zipcar plans to roll out an all-electric fleet of over 300 Volkswagens in London – TechCrunch

Zipcar plans to roll out an all-electric fleet of over 300 Volkswagens in London – TechCrunch Zipcar is rolling out a fleet of 300 Volkswagen e-Golfs in London this year — in what the company is touting as the largest rollout of electric cars in a single English city. Details …

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How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market? – TechCrunch

How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market? – TechCrunch Back in 2008, as the global financial crisis was only just beginning to tear at the fabric of the U.S. economy, entrepreneurs in San Francisco were already hard at work on potential patches. This was the beginning of what’s now …

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Toast launches a new handheld device and kitchen display system for restaurants – TechCrunch

Toast launches a new handheld device and kitchen display system for restaurants – TechCrunch Toast, the Boston-based technology developer for the restaurant industry, has launched a new handheld point-of-sale device and a kitchen display system to integrate the front and back of any restaurant. Using the devices any waiter can …

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