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Holographic beam-forming antenna startup Pivotal Commware raises $17M from Bill Gates and others

Pivotal is one of four metamaterials-based ventures that have been spun out from Intellectual Ventures, a technology incubator that’s also based in Bellevue. The others are Kymeta, which focuses on flat-panel satellite antennas; Echodyne, which builds radar systems suited for drones and connected cars; and Evolv, which is working on security scanning applications. read more […]

Echodyne raises $29M to improve drone radar

Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among the investors putting another $29 million into Echodyne, the Intellectual Ventures spin-out that’s developing low-cost, miniaturized radar systems for drones and self-driving cars. read more @ geekwire

Evolv raises $18 million for fast, cost-effective body scanners

Small venues that don’t have the resources of the TSA are looking to keep people safe at a time when attacks are on the rise. An ISF startup called Evolv Technology Inc. has raised $18 million to help venues with even a limited budget use advanced technology rather than pat-downs to detect and prevent mass […]

Kymeta raises $73.5M, total funding nears $200M

Kymeta has raised its largest investment round to fuel development of the company’s satellite antenna technology. The Redmond, Wash.-based company recently reeled in a $73.5 million round, according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A Kymeta spokesperson confirmed the amount listed on the filing but did not provide further details. read more

This month, IV spinout Kymeta reached a new milestone

This month, IV spinout Kymeta reached a new milestone in its satellite antenna internet technology for connected vehicles. Find out about its successful demo of the tech from GeekWire. The technology disruptor connecting our world was also named to Fast Company’s top-10 most innovative companies in space.