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Xiao Zhong

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June 25, 2019

Generative design and multiphysics simulation

The company was founded by Stephen Karasek and Pedro Gomes in 2018 to commercialize the simulation-enabled generative design software they built at Northeastern University. To date, the company has raised approximately $100,000 through a seed fund from IDEA, Northeastern University's venture ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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June 25, 2019

Online platform that provides customer support service through crowdsourcing and AI

The company was founded by Anthony Brydon (CEO) and Jeff Patterson (Head of Product) to develop an online platform that provides customer support service through crowdsourcing; since its founding, the company has raised a total of $36 million in funding, including the most recent $20 million Series ... read more.
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Lexset
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Miraj Mainali

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June 25, 2019

Object recognition, visual search tool, and synthetic image data for training

The company was started by Leslie Oliver Karpas (CEO), Francis Bitonti (CTO), and Azam Khan (CBO); the founders have technical and entrepreneurship experience in 3D modeling and printing techniques but lack domain expertise in machine learning, AI, and augmented reality (AR). To date, the company ... read more.
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Logility
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Miraj Mainali

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June 25, 2019

Supply chain management software

Logility was founded in 1996 and went public in 1997; it has been a subsidiary of American Software since 2009; the company has acquired five organizations since 2004: Halo BI, Optiant, Demand Solutions, AdapChain, and MID Retail. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has offices in ... read more.
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Retailnext
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Miraj Mainali

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June 25, 2019

Retail analytics

The company was started by Alexei Agratchev (CEO), Arun Nair (CTO), and Marlie Liu (Head of Technical Service); the founders bring technical and domain expertise from several companies but lack entrepreneurship experience; the company has around 250 employees and office locations in San Jose, Dallas... read more.
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Carbon
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Xiao Zhong

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June 25, 2019

Although the amount of venture capital (VC) funding is only somewhat correlated with startup success, it is often an attractive metric that gets lots of customer attention. Today, 3D printing unicorn Carbon announced the close of a new growth funding round of more than $260 million. The new round, ... read more.

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Lithoz
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Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 25, 2019

Lithoz develops photolithography-based ceramic 3D printers and feedstock formulations for various industries including semiconductor, aerospace, and medical. Customers use its systems to make technical ceramic parts like chemical reaction vessels, catalyst supports, and casting cores to make the ... read more.

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Tugce Uslu

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June 25, 2019

Continuous fiber-reinforced polymer composite 3D printing

Has developed a print head and composite materials for continuous fiber composite 3D printing; launched its desktop professional 3D printer and robotic cell-based industrial 3D printer prototype in 2018 In-house-developed print head has two nozzles that enable depositing continuous fiber and any ... read more.
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Cura
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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

June 25, 2019

Fungal fermentation-derived mineral supplements and ingredients

Develops nutritional mineral supplements and ingredients based on fermentation of filamentous fungi like Aspergillus oryzae or Aspergillus niger Claims differentiation in its fermentation-based approach, which results in whole-food minerals and slow release of bioavailable iron Has two granted ... read more.
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Savor
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Harini Venkataraman

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June 25, 2019

Plant-based meat analog products using 3D printing

Makes plant-based meat analog products using 3D printing technology; employs cellulose derivative in a 3D printing cartridge, which can be used as a self-assembling binder in place of other food binders Looking to raise about $2 million over the course of 2019 to complete product development In ... read more.
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The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Asia's rising urbanization presents numerous opportunities for bleeding edge technology deployment. However, at the same time, lack of traditional infrastructure and a variety of problems from traffic congestion and pollution, will only be amplified as droves of people migrate into cities. While most nations plan to address the immediate needs, several have futuristic aspirations for developing digital societies in a future city. In this report, we analyze the key technologies that will address the demands of Asia's future city as well as highlight the key innovators developing them domestically. 

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.