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Electric robots are mapping the seafloor, Earth’s last frontier

Electric robots are mapping the seafloor, Earth’s last frontier

Getting a fuller picture would enable us to navigate ships more safely, create more accurate climate models, lay down telecommunication cables, build offshore windfarms and protect marine species — all part of what’s known as the “blue economy,” projected to be worth $3 trillion by 2030.

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Omnitron Sensors raises $2.4 million to build next-generation mems based capacitive and optical sensors

Omnitron Sensors raises $2.4 million to build next-generation mems based capacitive and optical sensors

Omnitron Sensors has successfully closed an over-subscribed $2.4 million Seed round, coming soon after being highlighted by TechCrunch and this year’s Demo Day at 500 Startups. The round was led by Corriente Advisors, with participation from Emerging Ventures, Stratminds, and Break Off, as well as others. “We are thrilled to back Eric Aguilar and Trent Huang, two impressive founders who we believe can revolutionize MEMS technology and create superior sensor products,” said Mark L. Hart III, Founder and CEO of Corriente Advisors.

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EventHub Closes Pre-Seed Round to Revolutionize Event Sponsorship

EventHub Closes Pre-Seed Round to Revolutionize Event Sponsorship

EventHub officially closed their pre-seed round earlier this month as they prepare to scale up customer adoption of their sponsorship platform. The round was led by Pasadena Angels and Emerging Ventures from the LA area as well as Seattle-based Accellius Capital. Also participating in the round was former Patron Technology CRO Brian Arnone, who serves as lead advisor for EventHub.

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Artie raises $10M for app-less mobile games

Artie raises $10M for app-less mobile games

There are some big names backing the company — its latest investors include Zynga founder Mark Pincus, Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures, Scooter Braun’s Raised In Space, Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Susquehanna International Group, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment + The Sixers Lab, Googler Manuel Bronstein and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley.

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