Weekly Refresh: Picnic Expands Beyond Pizza Bots and Blue Origin’s Moonbound

by Anna Holmquist
November 25, 2019
seattle
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Picnic raised $5M. The startup creates robots and software that are used to operate automated food production systems. The funds will be used to expand beyond its current offering of an automated pizza assembly system. [Built In Seattle]

T-Mobile CEO stepped down. John Legere’s contract ends on April 30, 2020, at which time he’ll be succeeded by Mike Sievert. Sievert currently acts at the COO at T-Mobile. [T-Mobile]

Blue Origin picked by NASA. The company, which is Jeff Bezos’ space venture, was one of five cleared to deliver payloads to the moon as a part of the Commericial Lunar Payload Services program. 14 total companies are now on the list. [GeekWire]

Shield Compliance grows with $5M. The compliance management is now available to financial institutions that serve legal cannabis markets. The Series A funds will be used for continued development and deployment. [Businesswire]

Qualtrics announced expansion. The experience management company built its platform to analyze experience data. The company plans to double the size of its Utah campus with over 1,000 new jobs. [PRNewswire]

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