News / May 20, 2019 Ann Arbor-based Clinc AI Announces $52 million Series B

Ann Arbor-based Clinc, a conversational AI company featured in our recent piece on the Cahoots coworking space, today announced a $52-million Series B round of funding as the tech company works toward an upcoming IPO in 2022. The investments come from partners including Insight Partners, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Drive Capital, and DFJ Growth. Clinc’s...

Leadership, Networking, Software / May 20, 2019 Mentors of Michigan Tech: Dave Koziol of Arbormoon

If you’ve been around Ann Arbor tech for a while, you’ve probably heard of or met Dave Koziol, founder of Michigan’s premier mobile development group Arbormoon Software. Koziol is a frequent speaker at conferences, the leader of the iOS dev Meetup group CocoaHeads, co-founder of Mobile Mondays with Rob Baxtresser, and many more. Arbormoon has...

Leadership, Software, University of Michigan / May 16, 2019 What Is It Like To Manage a 65,000-Person Slack Channel?

Legend has it that if you sit still long enough in the ITHAKA/JSTOR kitchen attending Orchestructure meetings, every person you ever wanted to meet will walk through the door. Okay, well, maybe almost every person. Jeff Sica is a senior database administrator at the University of Michigan through Advanced Research Computing Technology Services or ARC-TS...

Announcements, Tech News / May 12, 2019 Welcome to Cahoots, The New Front Door of Ann Arbor Tech

When Alison Todak, the managing director of the new Cahoots coworking space for tech workers in downtown Ann Arbor, offered us a tour through the new office while they finish renovations, we thought we would compare and contrast with other coworking spaces around town. There is no comparison. All coworking spaces in Ann Arbor are...

DevOps, Tech Events / May 12, 2019 Apply To Speak at DevOps Days Detroit 2019

Do you love DevOps? Yeah, well, some people do. DevOps Days Detroit has quickly taken off as a favorite small (for now) conference for DevOps folks in Ann Arbor-Detroit, and there’s time still both to register (conference runs Oct 23-24, 2019) and to apply to give a talk. Folks in back channels have been telling...

Software, Tech News / May 9, 2019 Kinetica Labs Launches New Ergonomic Software

Kinetica Labs is a relatively new startup spun off from the University of Michigan, headed by professor Dr. SangHyun Lee and CEO Brenda Jones along with a small team of ergonomics researchers and software engineers. What they have created is a software program that replaces years of cumbersome processes putting markers or bodysuits on workers...

Software, User Experience / May 6, 2019 Thomson Reuters’ Nina Schell Talks User Experience Design in Real Life

“You can always make a better conduit of communication to people who can more directly solve that problem.” Nina Schell, a UX Design Lead for Thomson Reuters’ tax software arm in Ann Arbor, says that her role in developing software programs and user interfaces is all about communication, about building bridges between different departments. It’s...

Mobility Tech, Sustainable Energy / May 6, 2019 Nostrum Energy Revolutionizes Engine Efficiency in Europe & the Aftermarket

You might have seen them at SEMA, Tech Trek, or around their Ann Arbor Spark offices they are about to grow out of. Nostrum Energy is a team of engineers dedicated to improving efficiencies in internal combustion engines and energy grids in the United States and around the world. Founded by an expert in thermodynamics...

Announcements, Tech Events / May 1, 2019 The Explosive Growth of Ann Arbor’s Favorite Tech Week: Get Ready For 2019 Tech Trek & Hackathon

“Five years ago we kept hearing from people, ‘We give Spark funding to have this high-tech culture in Ann Arbor, and we don’t see any of these businesses,” says Jenn Cornell Queen, VP of Marketing at business incubator Ann Arbor Spark. “For instance, AR startup Spellbound graduated to a space above Arbor Brewing, but you...

Announcements, News / April 30, 2019 Ann Arbor Tech Professionals: Call for Interviews

Cronicle Press launched just over a month ago, and already has 1,000 users, thanks in large part to you, the professionals of Ann Arbor tech, and your enormously generous networks. We intended to start small with a prototype of about a dozen interviews we could show potential interview subjects and eventually sponsors to help get...

News, Software / May 17, 2019 realLINGUA Launches Immersive Language Learning Software

“We build software that teaches you how to learn a foreign language the way it’s spoken by native speakers every day.” Keith Phillips is the CEO of new language learning software realLINGUA, based in Ann Arbor. He says that when people are learning a new language, they usually need practical phrases found in real-world conversations,...

Software / May 13, 2019 Log Your Travel Adventures with Zonder

There is a growing group out there of competitive travelers, and millennials who like sharing their travels on social media. After coming home from a warm and sunny trip to L.A., Zonderapp founder Harry Yang found his house had been without power in a winter storm for 6 days and was a balmy 35 degrees....

Networking, Tech Events / May 7, 2019 Attend (or Judge!) The New Enterprise Forum Pitch Pit

Every other month on the third Thursday of the month, the New Enterprise Forum meets in the Lower Level of SPARK Central on Liberty at 5:00 pm for Pitch Pit, where new entrepreneurs come and give short investor pitches on business ideas of all kinds. Pitch Pit doesn’t meet in August and December, and alternates...

Ann Arbor-based Clinc AI Announces $52 million Series B
News

Ann Arbor-based Clinc AI Announces $52 million Series B

Ann Arbor-based Clinc, a conversational AI company featured in our recent piece on the Cahoots coworking space, today announced a $52-million Series B round of funding as the tech company works toward an upcoming IPO in 2022. The investments come from partners including Insight Partners, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Drive Capital, and DFJ Growth. Clinc’s…

Apply To Speak at DevOps Days Detroit 2019
DevOps, Tech Events

Apply To Speak at DevOps Days Detroit 2019

Do you love DevOps? Yeah, well, some people do. DevOps Days Detroit has quickly taken off as a favorite small (for now) conference for DevOps folks in Ann Arbor-Detroit, and there’s time still both to register (conference runs Oct 23-24, 2019) and to apply to give a talk. Folks in back channels have been telling…

Kinetica Labs Launches New Ergonomic Software
Software, Tech News

Kinetica Labs Launches New Ergonomic Software

Kinetica Labs is a relatively new startup spun off from the University of Michigan, headed by professor Dr. SangHyun Lee and CEO Brenda Jones along with a small team of ergonomics researchers and software engineers. What they have created is a software program that replaces years of cumbersome processes putting markers or bodysuits on workers…

Ann Arbor Tech Professionals: Call for Interviews
Announcements, News

Ann Arbor Tech Professionals: Call for Interviews

Cronicle Press launched just over a month ago, and already has 1,000 users, thanks in large part to you, the professionals of Ann Arbor tech, and your enormously generous networks. We intended to start small with a prototype of about a dozen interviews we could show potential interview subjects and eventually sponsors to help get…

realLINGUA Launches Immersive Language Learning Software
News, Software

realLINGUA Launches Immersive Language Learning Software

“We build software that teaches you how to learn a foreign language the way it’s spoken by native speakers every day.” Keith Phillips is the CEO of new language learning software realLINGUA, based in Ann Arbor. He says that when people are learning a new language, they usually need practical phrases found in real-world conversations,…

Log Your Travel Adventures with Zonder
Software

Log Your Travel Adventures with Zonder

There is a growing group out there of competitive travelers, and millennials who like sharing their travels on social media. After coming home from a warm and sunny trip to L.A., Zonderapp founder Harry Yang found his house had been without power in a winter storm for 6 days and was a balmy 35 degrees….

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