Exclusive: Wildfire startup Rain raises $9.7M led by DBL

Rain, a start­up build­ing aer­i­al fire­fight­ing tech, has closed a seed round of $9.7 mil­lion led by DBL Part­ners, the com­pa­ny tells Axios exclu­sive­ly. Why it mat­ters: Wild­fires are a massive […]

SoftBank leads Mapbox fundraising as it pushes into AI

Soft­Bank is lead­ing a $280mn fund­ing round in US loca­­tion-map­ping com­pa­ny Map­box, as the Japan­ese conglomerate’s founder and chief exec­u­tive Masayoshi Son steps up his deal­mak­ing in arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence. The […]

Infusing Technology for Sustainability

A recip­i­ent of the pres­ti­gious Com­mon­wealth Club 2018’s Dis­tin­guished Cit­i­zen Award and the Earth Day Net­work 2018 Cli­mate Vision­ary Award, Nan­cy Pfund stands as an exem­plary and high­ly aspir­ing leader […]