Investment Archive

New “Invest in Innovation” challenge deemed a winner by VC panel

Fostering technical innovation is a key goal of the annual Robotics Alley Conference & Expo, hosted most recently this past December in Minneapolis. In that spirit,

Robotic exoskeleton maker goes public, raises $20.6M

Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. yesterday completed an alternative public offering in which Ekso Bionics Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of the company and

Intuitive Surgical down in Q4, sees 4% growth year-over-year

Intuitive Surgical today announced preliminary fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results, which showed that following a year in which the company faced

Report says Schaft co-founder opened Japanese start-up fund

According to a report from Bloomberg yesterday, Takashi Kato, co-founder of recent Google acquisition and DARPA Robotics Challenge winner Schaft Inc., has opened a

Google adds Boston Dynamics to stable of robotic acquisitions

The New York Times, which confirmed earlier this month that Google has been quietly buying up robotics companies, reports that the search giant has

Mazor will join two top indexes on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Mazor Robotics reported today that, effective Dec. 15, it will be included in both the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) Top 75 and Top

New Robo-Stox ETF surpasses $25 million in managed assets

As of the end of November, following its first full month of operation, the Robo-Stox Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF has amassed more

Automation firm PaR Systems buys motion control company

PaR Systems, a Minnesota company with expertise in material handling, aerospace manufacturing, automation and robotics, reported yesterday that it has acquired the major assets

AeroVironment UAS sales drop, funded backlog close to record

AeroVironment yesterday reported second quarter revenue of $64.9 million, down 19 percent from $80.3 million during the same period last year. However, the company also noted

Report: 3-D printing to undergo massive growth through 2020

3-D printing has been hailed as the next big thing for a while now, but as the technology continues to improve and cost decreases,