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VentureBeat

Lidar startup Luminar raises $100 million, unveils Iris sensors

TechCrunch

Luminar eyes production vehicles with $100M round and new Iris lidar platform

$11,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
FinSMEs , PE Hub

Loom Raises $11M in Series A Funding

Forbes

Artificial Intelligence Comes To The Construction Site: Startup Pillar Technologies Flags Problems Before Disaster Hits

Robotics
CNET

Darkroom and Luminar updates give digital photographers are better Lightroom alternatives

VentureBeat

Luminar collaborates with Audi’s Autonomous Intelligent Driving on driverless vehicles

Robotics
BetaKit , VentureBeat

Pursuit, formerly Revlo, acquired by Twitch

VentureBeat

Luminar 3 will add AI photo tools to edit skin, cut objects, and boost detail

VentureBeat

Volvo and Luminar demo advanced lidar tech that gives autonomous cars detailed view of pedestrian movements

Robotics
TechCrunch

Luminar nabs former Uber executive to lead LiDAR startup’s business development

Self driving cars Apps & Services
Mashable

'Moving hotel' Cabin adds bump-canceling beds on its overnight bus

Self driving cars Materials
TechCrunch

LiDAR startup Luminar hires former Fitbit and Apple execs

Technology Self driving cars
Forbes

Volvo Takes Stake In Laser Vision Upstart Luminar, To Use Its Sensors In Self-Driving Cars

Robotics
TechCrunch , VentureBeat

Luminar rolls out its development platform and scores Volvo partnership and investment

Self driving cars
VentureBeat

Luminar's lidar gives self-driving cars laser vision

Robotics Self driving cars Physics
TechCrunch , Wired , The Verge

Luminar puts its lidar tech into production through acquisitions and smart engineering

Robotics
$10,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
TechCrunch , FinSMEs , thetechstartups

Fleet raises $10M Series A to make international logistics speedier and more transparent

Manufacturing Apps & Services Funding
$5,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
3D Printing Industry

nTopology CEO gives insight into generative design after raising $7.6M

Technology Funding
Product Hunt

Luminar 2018

TechCrunch , PE Hub

Monitoring construction sites for building safety nets Pillar Technologies $2.75 million