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June 3, 2019

Design lessons for HMIs
From the physical push buttons, lights and switches of the 1980s, to the multi-touch screens of today, Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) have evolved over the last few decades.

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May 14, 2019

Tech Moves: Impinj hires IT exec; Fraxion opens Seattle office; Echo Health Ventures partner departs; and more
San Francisco-based Bright Machines continues to grow its presence in Seattle following the opening of an office late last year.

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May 13, 2019

Software-Defined Manufacturing: Bright Machines Wants to Do to Mfg What’s Been Done to Radio, Networking
All of which brings us to a notion that piqued my curiosity: software-defined manufacturing.

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May 1, 2019

5 Rules for Designing for Automation
Don’t get your robots (and people) in a tangle. A few basic considerations will cut down on problems later.

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April 17, 2019

The Best Way to Make a Global Impact: Localization
Large companies are increasingly seeking out opportunities to create products that appeal to local populations

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March 15, 2019

Geek of the Week: Olga Zinoveva brings bright mind to Bright Machines and the future of automation
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January 9, 2019

10 Enterprise Startup Ideas To Put Your Money On! Find Out Which Startup Is Taking Over
See A Bright Future with Bright Machines

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January 5, 2019

44 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2019
If your 2019 plans include looking for a new job at a hot startup, we’ve got you covered.

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January 2, 2019

These are the 18 Largest US Startup Funding Rounds for Q4 2018
Bright Machines $179M, Round: Series A

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December 28, 2018

Who’s Hiring and Who’s Firing: A Flood of Tech Jobs Expands Beyond the U.S. West Coast
Manufacturing robotics systems maker Bright Machines announced that it will expand beyond its San Francisco roots into Seattle. Its first hire is a senior vice president of software engineering; no word on how quickly that office will grow.

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December 12, 2018

Robotics manufacturing firm Bright Machines expands to Seattle, hires senior Amazon engineering leader
San Francisco-based Bright Machines is coming to Seattle.

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November 29, 2018

The 10 Hottest Robotics Startups Of 2018
Makers of next-gen robots for warehousing and manufacturing, along with developers of cutting-edge drones and home robots, are featured on our list of top robotics startups of the year.

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November 1, 2018

How AI Can Make Smart Robots Smarter
There’s a term that’s been going around called “lights out factories” which refers to manufacturing facilities that are so automated that you don’t even need to leave the lights on because there are no humans around.

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October 26, 2018

Top VC deals: Amazon backs Tado, Nio Capital backs Innovusion, and Bessemer closes its 10th fund at $1.85 billion
Start-ups: Bright Machines raised $179 million in series A funding from Eclipse Ventures to make robots smarter, and better at manufacturing electronics.

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October 25, 2018

Six big things: New billions keep piling up in US VC funds
Robots can do a lot of things. In the case of Bright Machines, a startup that officially launched this week after being incubated inside Flex, their primary purpose is to automate manufacturing processes.

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October 24, 2018

The Funded: 11 Bay Area startups, including 2 that were profiled in The Pitch, raise over $400M
Eleven Bay Area companies, including one profiled in The Pitch last year, raised more than $400 million at midweek. Here is more about that, two IPO updates and several M&A deals.

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October 24, 2018

S.F. smart robotics company lands huge funding haul, plans big hiring boost
Bright Machines scored a staggering $179 million first round of funding, as the San Francisco-based smart robotic systems company seeks to grab a piece of the multibillion-dollar smart automation manufacturing industry.

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October 24, 2018

Pro Rata: Top of the Morning
Kia reported in May that former Autodesk co-CEO Amar Hanspal had launched a stealthy manufacturing tech startup with around $200 million in funding.

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October 23, 2018

Autodesk, Flex veterans raise $179 mln for manufacturing startup
A group of former executives from Autodesk Inc and Flex Ltd has raised $179 million in venture capital for a manufacturing startup that aims to use a combination of robots and new software to remove much of the manual labor from manufacturing electronic devices.

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October 23, 2018

Bright Machines lands $179M to bring smarter robotics to manufacturing
Robotics has had a role in manufacturing since the 1970s, but even today they are aren’t often driven by the latest software. Bright Machines, a San Francisco startup wants to change that…

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October 23, 2018

Bright Machines raises $179 million for factory automation with robots
Bright Machines today announced the closure of a $179 million funding round and launched out of stealth.

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October 23, 2018

Bright Machines Raises $179 Million for Manufacturing Automation
The company uses technology spun out of manufacturer Flex Ltd.