Cohere technologies
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Miraj Mainali

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June 13, 2019

Massive MIMO using orthogonal time and space modulation (OTFS)

The company was started by Shlomo Rakib (CTO) and Ronny Hadani (CSO) in 2009; the founders and the current CEO, Raymond Dolan, have decades of technical and domain expertise in several wireless technologies; they have also previously founded and successfully exited other startups, such as Flarion ... read more.
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Mevea
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Venkatesh Konanur

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June 13, 2019

Design and operations digital twin provider specializing in hydraulics

Offers a digital twin modeling and simulation platform for predictive maintenance and operations optimization applications, specifically for the construction equipment used in mining and oil and gas industries Differentiates by specializing in hydraulics in earth mover/construction equipment; this ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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June 13, 2019

Overview Smart manufacturing is a broad category that comprises of several technologies used in the manufacturing environment. It can be a misleading term, causing challenges in scoping projects and communicating between internal departments or with suppliers. Therefore, a well-reasoned taxonomy is ... read more.

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Ovia
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Danielle Bradnan

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June 13, 2019

Develops mHealth tools for women's reproductive health

The company was founded by Gina Nebesar, Alex Baron, Paris Wallace, Rory O'Connor, and Vasile Tofan in 2012; to date, it has raised $15.7 million in funding. Among its investors, we highlight Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, a third-party payer that led the most recent round of funding and ... read more.
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Dthera
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Danielle Bradnan

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June 13, 2019

Develops a digital therapeutic to treat the symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders

The company was started by David Keene, Edward Cox, and Geno Kostikov in 2012 and raised raised $1.7 million in venture funding before its acquisition by social media platform everyStory. The company develops digital therapeutics based on reminiscence therapy in order to improve the quality of life ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

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June 13, 2019

Develops prescribed digital therapeutics for treating cardiometabolic diseases

The company was founded by David Perry and Kevin Appelbaum in 2015 and has raised approximately $23.8 million to date. The company develops digital therapeutics platforms that use artificial intelligence and neuroscience to modify behaviors that induce or exacerbate lifestyle diseases. Some of the ... read more.
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Kaia
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Danielle Bradnan

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June 13, 2019

Develops digital therapeutics as part of multimodal support for chronic diseases

The company was started by Innocent Clement, Konstantin Mehl, Manuel Thurner, and Moritz Philipp Weisbrodt in 2015. So far, the company has raised about $14 million from European venture capital firms. The company makes a multimodal app that combines physical therapy instruction, psychological ... read more.
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Ftc solar
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

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June 13, 2019

Single-axis solar trackers for commercial and utility-scale applications

FTC Solar was started in 2017 by former employees of SunEdison, who are currently part of the management team. The company develops Voyager, a single-axis tracking system that performs row-level control and can rotate up to 60° in each direction; Voyager features a 2-in-Portrait (2P) tracking ... read more.
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Coolback
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

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June 13, 2019

Integrated module frame for passive cooling of solar modules

Simon Meijer started the company in 2011 as part of a low-concentration photovoltaic (LCPV) project that ceased activity in 2015, giving rise to a new strategy focused on passive cooling of PV modules; the company joined the Greenhouse Cleantech Incubator and raised an undisclosed amount of funding ... read more.
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Holly Havel

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June 12, 2019

Laser-based methane detection for continuous monitoring

The company was started by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) and spun out of the university in 2017; to date, the company has received more than $2 million in grant funding via ARPA-E's MONITOR program to support field demonstrations. The company makes dual-frequency ... read more.
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The commercial applications of vehicle automation

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Although technologies enabling automated vehicles have evolved considerably over the last few years, we aren't as close to massive deployments as many had initially hoped. In this report, we examine what the applications are for today's existing technologies, and where the next early-stage applications will appear.

5G Impact on Innovation

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

5G will provide critical opportunities for new value capture driven by new and existing use cases, with a mix of higher transfer rates, lower latency, lower battery consumption, higher signal reliability, and support for more simultaneously connected devices. This report addresses the key question of how these characteristics create opportunities for innovation in use cases across agriculture, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, smart cities and transportation sectors.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The rapid growth of AI in China has caught the world’s attention. The country has surpassed the U.S. in every possible measure – government support, R&D activity, VC funding, and market traction. Is China ready to take over the world when it comes to AI? What are the opportunities and threats? In this report, we will dive deep into innovation data to understand the progress of AI in China, highlight its strengths and weaknesses, identify some key players, and lay our recommendations for what clients should do / expect.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Connected Car: How Connectivity Will Enable Digital Services in The Vehicle

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The connected car technology space is broad and complex and due to this complexity identifying opportunities can be challenging. This report will look at connectivity and the digital services it enables in the car.

Understanding the Market Opportunity for Metamaterials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

In the past four years, understanding of metamaterials has dramatically improved, and novel manufacturing techniques have become more mature. With the demand from communication and other sectors, metamaterials are on the cusp of commercialization. This report will identify key innovations and obstacles, and begin to quantify the market opportunity around metamaterials.

The Dawn of Digital Product Optimization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Recent years have witnessed the developments of software technologies across the materials, part, product value chain. Materials informatics for material discovery and development; generative design, virtual reality (VR), and 3D printing simulation for part design and simulation; and predictive maintenance software for life cycle management, just to name a few. While each of these technologies progresses, there is still not a Digital Product Optimization (DPO) framework. Closely tracking these areas, Lux has already seen the possibility of some of these technologies integrating together. In this report, we will analyze the possibility of such a DPO. Specifically, we will talk examine what a DPO looks like and what it means for clients in industries across the manufacturing value chain.

Digital Transformation of Healthcare

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Healthcare systems across much of the developed world have become unsustainable as treatment costs escalate and demographics shift with people living longer. Current healthcare models must evolve, and digital transformation is the way forward. This report will explore how Digital Transformation is augmenting and in some cases even replacing existing models of care for various stakeholders. This transformation not only promises more sustainable healthcare costs for payers but also better health outcomes for individuals. We will highlight both near term and long term business opportunities that clients must consider in the healthcare space as a result of Digital Transformation.