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September 17, 2019

AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies
Artificial intelligence is infiltrating every industry, allowing vehicles to navigate without drivers, assisting doctors with medical diagnoses, and mimicking the way humans speak.

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August 15, 2019

5 pioneering start-ups creating the factory of the future
From AI and computer vision to IoT and robotics, these five start-ups are developing deep tech for the factory production line.

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August 8, 2019

Why companies urgently need to rethink their automation strategies
All around us – in our homes, in our cars and in our hands – products are getting smarter. They interact with us – respond to our touch and our voice and adapt to our needs. They are responsive, flexible and intelligent.

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July 30, 2019

Bright Machines ist vom Weltwirtschaftsforum als einer von 56 „Technology Pioneers 2019“ ausgezeichnet worden. Das kalifornische Startup will die Fertigungsindustrie durch intelligente Software nachhaltig verändern.

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July 29, 2019

The top 10 IoT startups of 2019 – according to IoT Analytics
These and many other fascinating insights are from IoT Analytics’ recently published IoT Startups Report & Database 2019. IoT Analytics found that there approximately 1,018 startups creating Internet of Things (IoT) products…

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July 24, 2019

EMSNOW Executive Interview Part One: Bright Machines’ CEO Amar Hanspal
EMSNOW: Bright Machines announced the delivery of the first ‘software defined microfactory’ last month. Congratulations on that accomplishment. Please explain more behind this concept…

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July 21, 2019

Israeli Industry 4.0 tech booms while local industry lags
Israel is not known for its manufacturing industry, but nevertheless, Israeli startups in technology for what is known as the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, have seen an upswing recently…

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July 3, 2019

Bright Machines Aims To Make Factories AI Automated
Recently, a San Francisco based start-up, Bright Machines, announced one of its very first products that is specifically designed to make automation and AI reachable by all types of manufacturers, regardless of size…

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July 1, 2019

Bright Machines developed “microfactories” for electronics assembly automation
Tech startup Bright Machines which was founded by a group of manufacturing and software executives came releasing its product on Wednesday, dubbed as “microfactories” that is developed to automate the electronics parts assemblies…

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July 1, 2019

Software-getriebene Fertigung als Ziel
Bright Machines Microfactories kombinieren intelligente Software und Cloud-basierte Architekturen, KI und Machine Learning, Vision- und Robotik-Technologie, um den Weg zu intelligenten Produktionslinien und programmierbare Fabriken zu ebnen…

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July 1, 2019

Erste Software-Defined Microfactory
Bright Machines Microfactories kombinieren intelligente Software, Machine Learning, Computer Vision und adaptive Robotik nahtlos zu einer Automatisierungsplattform. Diese verbessert die Art und Weise, wie Produkte…

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July 1, 2019

Top 10 IoT Startups Of 2019 According To IoT Analytics
Bright Machines is currently the fastest growing IoT Startup, has grown from virtually zero at the beginning of 2018 to almost 200 employees a year later (April 2019).

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July 1, 2019

World Economic Forum Names Bright Machines a 2019 Technology Pioneer
Bright Machines™ was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s 2019 “Technology Pioneers. Bright Machines was created in 2018 with a mandate to transform the manufacturing industry through software.

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June 29, 2019

Bright Machines launches Microfactory hardware and software
Combining software, machine learning, computer vision and adaptive robotics, Bright Machines said in its 26 June press release that it could transform the most manual phases of today’s production lines…

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June 27, 2019

Bright Machines launches ‘first software-defined microfactory’
Bright Machines says it is delivering its vision of integrating software and artificial intelligence into every phase of the manufacturing cycle with the introduction of Bright “Microfactories”…

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June 26, 2019

Bright Machines wants to put AI-driven automation in every factory
Today, Bright Machines, a San Francisco startup announced its first product designed to put intelligence and automation in reach of every manufacturer, regardless of its size…

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June 26, 2019

Bright Machines Delivers First Software-Defined Microfactory
Today, Bright Machines™ began delivering its vision of integrating software and artificial intelligence (AI) into every phase of the manufacturing cycle with the introduction of Bright Machines Microfactories.

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June 26, 2019

This CEO explains why he left the top job at $36 billion Autodesk to head Bright Machines, a one-year-old robotics software startup that’s revolutionizing manufacturing
Bright Machines, a startup that develops software to automate factory machines and robots, was only founded last May. But already, it has booked $100 million in revenue with customers in automotive, consumer and electronics companies…

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June 26, 2019

U.S. manufacturing veterans launch ‘microfactories’ to assemble electronics
Bright Machines, a startup founded by a group of software and manufacturing executives, on Wednesday released its latest “microfactories” designed to automate the assembly of electronics…

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June 26, 2019

U.S. manufacturing veterans launch ‘microfactories’ to assemble electronics
Bright Machines, a startup founded by a group of software and manufacturing executives, on Wednesday released its latest “microfactories” designed to automate the assembly of electronics.

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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.