Paris-based consumer electronics maker Netatmo, which sells connected thermostats, weather stations and home security cameras, has secured €30 million in funding. The bulk of the cash comes from Legrand, a French industrial group that is a global leader in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, with previous investors such as Iris Capital […]
Chinese drone maker DJI has acquired a ‘strategic minority stake’ in Hasselblad, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based maker of professional cameras and equipment. The deal is billed as a corporate partnership, with DJI joining Hasselblad’s board of directors as part of the agreement, but the size of the stake in question remains undisclosed. Perry Oosting, Hasselblad’s CEO, […]
Dronomy, a Tel Aviv-based drone tech startup, today announced that it has received $1.5 million in funding in a round led by investment firm Battery Ventures. Also chipping in: lool ventures, Oryzn Capital and big-shot angel investors such as former Skype CEO Josh Silverman, former head of engineering for Skype, Toivo Annus, and former Index […]
Spanish mobile device maker Geeksphone has confirmed that it is ceasing the development of smartphones, with its co-founders splitting up (mostly on to other manufacturing adventures).
After being part of the founding team behind C3 technologies, the 3D mapping company sold to Apple, Ludvig Emgard has founded Spotscale, this time using drones to map buildings in 3D.
Bas van Abel and the Fairphone team are on a mission: making the world a ‘better place’ by building a very real smartphone manufacturing company. Will you ditch your Samsung for the new Fairphone 2?
We recently paid a visit to the Amsterdam offices of 3D Hubs, which is building a network of 3D printers worldwide, and had an interesting chat with co-founder Brian Garret about the startup’s plans.