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Rise of the robots is sparking an investment boom

5/3/16 - An army of robots is on the move. In warehouses, hospitals and retail stores, and on city streets, industrial parks and the footpaths of college campuses, the first representatives of this new invading force are starting to become apparent.

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Sigma Prime backs Phenom People, leads additional $2.7M Series A round

3/3/16 - Phenom People, the leader in Talent Relationship Marketing, announced today that Sigma Prime has joined its Series A round. In addition, Sigma Prime Managing Director John Simon will join Phenom People’s group of senior advisors.

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City unveils easier-to-use test website

1/7/16 - The redesign is being led by the city’s digital team, along with IDEO, an award-winning global design company, and Boston-based Acquia, a local technology provider.

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Guest commentary: Sigma Prime Ventures on what's next in tech

12/30/15 - When Marc Andreessen wrote Why Software is Eating the World in 2011, he identified, three drivers of a massive shift in the global economy: Increased broadband penetration, simple software development tools and the rise of the cloud.

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VC-backed Barkly aims to revolutionize cybersecurity in crowded market

12/15/15 - Mike Duffy has big plans for his Boston-based cybersecurity startup, Barkly. He's also not afraid to make bold statements about the technology that the beta-stage company aims to deliver to midsize companies next year.

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JustFlowers.com Chooses BlueConic to Build a Comprehensive, Synchronized View of the Customer to Deliver Targeted Interactions

12/8/15 - BlueConic, the customer data platform that enables marketers to translate customer intent into action, today announced that it has been selected by JustFlowers.com to provide comprehensive views of individual users, built upon data captured in unique customer profiles.

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Can Rodney Brooks Rebuild U.S. Manufacturing by Selling Robots in China?

11/18/15 - When Rethink Robotics was founded in 2008, it was called Heartland Robotics. When it launched its first manufacturing robot in 2012, founder Rodney Brooks spoke personally about how the technology could support a rebirth in U.S. manufacturing.

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Sawyer the Boston manufacturing robot could ease labor shortage woes in China

11/3/15 - Rethink Robotics, the Boston-based maker of manufacturing robots, announced Tuesday a distribution agreement with a Chinese firm to sell its newest robot, Sawyer, in China.

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