HOT COFFEE: H Ventures | Virus vaccine platform licensed | Additive manufacturing tech

H Ventures Partners closes on debut fund H Venture Partners closed on its debut venture capital fund. The female-founded, owned, and controlled VC firm raised over $10 million. Founder and managing partner Elizabeth Edwards said in a statement that the fund will look to transform the way people live: “We do that by putting money in the [...]

HOT COFFEE: Physna’s latest round | Helmet cams | Defense tech

Physna closes another funding round Just five months after raising $20 million, Physna has raised $56 million in a Series B funding round. The company plans to use the capital to grow Physna Enterprise, its deep-learning platform and Thangs, its free geometric search engine that allows users to search, store, share and collaborate on 2.5 million 3D models. [...]

Company informs businesses’ of real estate footprint with tech

Jarrod Easterwood, Director of Marketing & Partner Relations, AVUITY AVUITY equips organizations with custom tools and software to give them access to meaningful data on how to enhance their spaces and save money. Cincinnati Future spoke with Jarrod Easterwood, AVUITY's director of marketing & partner relations about the company's beginning and what its [...]

HOT COFFEE: Drone safety | $22M to reduce carbon emissions | Treating lung disorders, infertility

Improving drone safety Never underestimate the role of kites in innovation (right, Benjamin Franklin?). Engineers at University of Cincinnati (UC) have developed a semi-autonomous drone that is moored to the ground. It can be operated more safely and has a longer battery life. The drone is connected to the ground, making it more stable in [...]

An intentional approach to bring girls into STEM

Richard Zriek, CIO, and Rita David, CEO, innoVationGirls innoVationGirls is a company founded under the belief that we can prevent the cliff effect in adolescent girls by getting them interested in the STEM field between the ages of nine and 15. Cincinnati Future spoke with innoVationGirls CIO Richard Zriek, who launched the company [...]

HOT COFFEE: Kurome Therapeutics raises $15M | Health leaders will come to Cincy | Web development training

Kurome Therapeutics raises $15M in funding  Kurome Therapeutics closed on a $15 million series A financing round. The round was co-led by Medicxi and Affinity Asset Advisors, with participation from founding investor CincyTech and other existing seed investors. The fund will go toward developing therapies that target adaptive resistance mechanisms in cancer cells. STACK makes an acquisition  [...]

How Cincy steps up to give Hispanic kids a future in tech

Maribel Cortes Maribel Cortes, IT Technical Project Manager at GE Aviation, understands what it’s like to be a Hispanic female in a male-dominated industry. She also understands that in order to get more Hispanics involved in STEM careers, the community has to take an intentional approach. Cortes is also a member of the [...]

HOT COFFEE: NYC money in Cincy | Sustainability startups | Dayton Defense Accelerator

NYC firm invests in local lawtech company  SurePoint Technologies offers a cloud-based platform designed to help law firms improve workflows, gather data-driven insights and maximize profitability. The company announced a strategic investment from New York-based Aquiline Capital Partners, which invests in businesses across financial services, business services and healthcare. Accelerator program for environmental sustainability  Flywheel, Cintrifuse, HCDC, and Green Umbrella are [...]

HOT COFFEE: New treatment for eye disease | Jumping spiders | $38 million research chamber

Stick a needle in my eye Not sure about you, but we’re not totally comfortable with the current way doctors treat some eye diseases: injections through the wall of the eye. Researchers at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Ohio State University have received a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of [...]

HOT COFFEE: Treatment for liver damage | CincyTech’s $20M | Supercomputing

Treatment for liver damage There’s a ton of research going on at Cincinnati Children’s. Researchers may have a potential treatment for obesity-driven liver damage, which is the primary cause for liver transplants in children and adults. The treatment involves blocking a molecular “pathway” of ihTh17 cells to the liver. Preventing obesity Cincinnati Children’s is also researching a [...]

Roadtrip tech that takes you off the beaten path

Steve Hileman, TOGO Group Get yer motor runnin'! TOGO Group is a company that focuses on road-based travel. In 2018, they bought Cincinnati-based Roadtrippers, which makes a web app that helps travelers plan road trips. We spoke to Steve Hileman, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Togo Group, about their travel tech. [...]

HOT COFFEE: Large-scale 3D printing | CVG rolls out sensors

BAAM produces monolithic 3D object Cincinnati Incorporated has used its Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine to produce one of the largest monolithic multi-material 3D objects to date. The demonstration proved that large-scale 3D printing can be done effectively with recycled composite materials. Sustainable refrigeration and food insecurity To help address food insecurity in downtown Dayton, Emerson [...]

Tech and water pollution | RNA drugs and brain cancer | Kable Academy expands

TriHealth partners with Olive Integrated health system TriHealth is partnering with Olive, a company developing healthcare innovation through AI. Olive has started in TriHealth's revenue cycle department by optimizing processes like claims status checks. Fighting water pollution Clean Earth Rovers develops tech to fight the plastic pollution crisis in oceans, highways, and water systems. Two [...]

HOT COFFEE: Kroger and drones; UC and futuristic cars; CVG and AI

Kroger to begin testing drone delivery Drone Express and Kroger have partnered to test autonomous drone deliveries within the Greater Cincinnati area. The Drone Express technology will include package delivery to the location of a customer’s smartphone, not just to a home address. UC teams tackle futuristic cars Six teams at UC are seeking to redefine [...]

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