Weekly Refresh: HeadLight Raised $25M, WiBotic Gained $5.7M, and More

June 15, 2020
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Amazon joined IBM in pausing police use of facial recognition. The companies fear it would be used in mass surveillance and racial profiling. This is only the latest in a growing public concern over facial recognition technology. [Built In Seattle]

HeadLight raised $25M. The construction technology startup offers a desktop app that lets workers speed up data collection from construction sites. Viking Global Investors led the investment round. [GeekWire]

Zeitworks launched out of stealth with $4.5M. The machine learning startup developed a SaaS platform that analyzes its customers’ business processes. Madrona Venture Group led the seed funding. [Built In Seattle]

WiBotic gained $5.7M. It makes wireless charging and power-optimization systems for robots. Junson Capital, SV Tech Ventures, Rolling Bay Ventures and others invested in the Series A. [The Robot Report]

Bamboo Learning launched Bamboo Luminaries. The voice-based education app for Google devices is a social studies trivia-style game designed to teach students about history. The Amazon-backed company also offers Bamboo Math, Music and others. [GeekWire]

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