Cioplenu, the SaaS for ‘deskless’ workers on the production floor, raises €4.2M seed

Cioplenu, the SaaS for ‘deskless’ workers on the production floor, raises €4.2M seed

Cioplenu, an Augsburg-based startup that is building what it dubs an “operating system” for the production floor, has raised €4.2M in seed financing. Berlin-based Cherry Ventures led the round, and Munich’s 42Cap, which led Cioplenu’s pre-seed round in 2018, joined three fairly high-profile angels in the round. The three angels include Fabian Heinrich, co-founder of …

Energy Utility Iberdrola Seeks Collaborative Solutions For Electric Vehicle Charging

Energy Utility Iberdrola Seeks Collaborative Solutions For Electric Vehicle Charging

Iberdrola is highly committed to sustainable mobility (see Iberdrola’s Sustainable Mobility Plan for more info) and is launching a new Startup Challenge in the search for startups capable of providing charge-sharing solutions for users of electric vehicles who would like to share a charging point and/or make use of other people’s charging points. Currently, a …

ChartHop grabs $5M seed led by a16z to automate the org chart

ChartHop grabs $5M seed led by a16z to automate the org chart

ChartHop, a startup that aims to modernize and automate the organizational chart, announced a $5 million seed investment today led by Andreessen Horowitz. A big crowd of other investors also participated including Abstract Ventures, the a16z Cultural Leadership Fund, CoFound, Cowboy Ventures, Flybridge Capital, Shrug Capital, Work Life Ventures and a number of unnamed individual …

General Catalyst leads $6 million investment in team productivity startup Range

General Catalyst leads $6 million investment in team productivity startup Range

In case you haven’t heard, VCs are loving on workplace software as of late, and productivity tools that help teams collaborate seem to be a particular frothy area of investment. A smattering of top VC firms and angels, including General Catalyst, First Round Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Biz Stone and Ellen Pao, are throwing their confidence …

Astranis raises $90 million for its next-gen satellite broadband internet service

Astranis raises $90 million for its next-gen satellite broadband internet service

YC-backed Astranis has raised $90 million of new combined debt and equity funding in a Series B round led Venrock, with a sizeable contribution by existing investor (and lead of their 2018 round) Andreessen Horowitz. The funding will be used to help the company launch its first commercial satellites, the bedrock of its future internet …

Career Clusters, A Bridge Between Education and Career Planning

Since 1960s, career cluster resources have been used as career exploration and planning tools in schools, learning communities, and organizations across the nation. Career Clusters is a system that matches educational and career planning. Step 1: Identifying Career Cluster Interest Areas Career clusters are groups of similar occupations and industries. When teachers, counselors, and parents …

Google backs productivity startup building algorithmic inbox for Slacks, emails and texts

Google backs productivity startup building algorithmic inbox for Slacks, emails and texts

There have been plenty of stories written about the so-called “Slack-lash” and the growing unrest among workers dealing with DM interruptions that take their attention away from the task at hand. Slack is a poster child for the problem, but VCs have invested heavily in a number of collaboration tools over the past several years …