Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

February 17, 2020

Cell-based meat developer

The company was started by Uma Valeti, current CEO and former Mayo Clinic cardiologist, and Nicholas Genovese, current CSO and stem cell biologist. So far, the company has raised about $181 million, of which $161 million came from a Series B round in January 2020. Among its investors, we highlight ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

February 14, 2020

Crop advisory app for disease identification and treatment suggestions

Develops a mobile app that offers free characterization of approximately 600 plant symptoms of diseases, pest damage, and nutrient deficiencies for 45 different crops using image recognition software; includes access to plant pathologists, weather and disease alerts, and a crop advisory tool Targets... read more.
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Lisheng Gao

Consumer IoT More...

February 14, 2020

Passive RFID with electromagnetic beam steering features for wireless charging

The company was founded by C. Paul Slaby in 2014 in Ottawa, Canada; to date, the company has raised $820,000 through angel and VC investment. The company is a developer of UHF RFID technology for item tracking and wireless electricity transmission; its key innovation is the firmware algorithms that ... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Owning the Energy Transition

February 14, 2020

Decoupled hydrogen and oxygen generation from water electrolysis

Water electrolysis system operating in swing mode for decoupled hydrogen and oxygen generation; hydrogen first electrochemically evolves at the cathode while oxygen is released from anode at elevated temperatures of up to 95 °C Claims a minimum electrical consumption of 42 kWh/kg of hydrogen evolved... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

February 14, 2020

Provides analysis of chemical and physical soil properties based on Vis-NIR spectroscopy and chemometric algorithms

To date, the company has raised approximately $2.3 million. Among its investors, we emphasize SP Ventures and Pulse Innovation Hub. The company makes a laboratory-based soil monitoring service that relies on spectroscopy data covering the visible (400 nm to 765 nm) and near-infrared (NIR; 765 nm to ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Agro Innovation More...

February 13, 2020

Gene editing platform to improve the nutritional density of crops

The company was founded by Lloyd Kunimoto (CEO) and Dr. Michael Lassner (CSO); both have had senior-level roles in small and large agricultural biotechnology companies. To date, the company has raised about $5 million from a Series A round in April 2017 led by Spruce Capital with participation from ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

February 13, 2020

Producer of plant-based substitute products and developer of cultivated meat

The company was founded by current CEO Joshua Tetrick and Josh Balk, both social entrepreneurs, under the name Hampton Creek. To date, the company has raised approximately $220 million, with its last funding being a $100 million Series D round in 2016. The company makes plant-based substitutes for ... read more.
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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

February 13, 2020

Manipulation technologies for mobile applications

Develops mobile manipulators with high strength-to-weight ratio and high dexterity Building up its capabilities in machine vision, which adds a layer of autonomy to the company's manipulators Some tasks can now be completed fully autonomously by the manipulators, such as fueling an Apache helicopter... read more.
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Joshua Haslun and Cole McCollum

Agro Innovation More...

February 13, 2020

Building on the first phase of Lux's thematic coverage of bioinformatics, the second phase explores the applications and impacts of this technology on the agrifood and health ecosystem through the lens of subjective and objective analyses. Applications and impacts are broken down for agriculture, ... read more.

State of the Market Report

Solving Connectivity in Remote Industrial Locations

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Across industries, cloud computing has created an analytics revolution. But when a cloud connection isn’t easy to come by, for example on an oil rig in the ocean or at a remote wellhead, poor connectivity can stifle the impact of IoT and analytics. This report will discuss various solutions to the connectivity challenges presented by remote sites, including ways to transmit data and ways to reduce the need for transmitting data, and how to combine these solutions to enable complex analytics applications.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.