Weekly Refresh: First Mode’s NASA Deal, NFL Uses Microsoft Teams, and More

September 14, 2020
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Optimize.health raised $15.6M. Its platform lets doctors, independent practices and healthcare providers monitor patients remotely. U.S. Venture Partners led the Series A. [Built In Seattle]

Progress acquired Chef. Progress offers a platform for developing and deploying business applications, while Chief aims to automate the process in which businesses develop and deliver their apps, tech infrastructure and software. The $220 million deal is expected to close in October. [Built In Seattle]

NFL to use Microsoft Teams. It’ll let fans attend games virtually and cheer on their teams. The players will also be able to see the fans on giant screens. [CNBC]

Amazon opened second Go Grocery store in Redmond, Microsoft’s neighborhood. The Go stores eliminate checkout lines by using sensors to track what people buy. Microsoft, its rival, also wants to redefine shopping with tech. [GeekWire]

First Mode secured $1.8M contract. The contract from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory means that it’ll build flight hardware for use on the NASA Psyche spacecraft. The subcontract has a value of about $1.8 million. [Press Release]

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