PowerZ is a video game focused on education founded by Shadow founder

Meet PowerZ, a new French startup founded by Emmanuel Freund, the founder of popular cloud gaming service Shadow, as well as former Shadow employees. The company wants to develop a video game that is as engaging as Fortnite, but with a focus on education. It is both an edtech startup and a video game studio.

PowerZ has raised a $3.5 million (€3 million) seed round from Educapital, Hachette Livre and various business angels, such as Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Michaël Benabou and Octave Klaba.

After turning Shadow into one of the most valuable French startups, Freund stepped back and took some time to think about his second act. He spent some time with his two children aged 5 and 8 years old.

“I realized that code-learning tools for children are very lacking. So I turned to math because you don’t need any support material. There are 40,000 apps but they all look

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Startup company founded by UB grads develops technology that streamlines process of detecting fevers

This thermal image was generated by Bifrost, a new technology that can detect the body temperatures of several people at once. (Image: Buffalo Automotion)

This thermal image was generated by Bifrost, a new technology that can detect the body temperatures of several people at once. (Image: Buffalo Automotion)

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Buffalo Automation adapted thermal-imaging technology it developed for self-driving boats to take temperatures of several people at once

By the University at Buffalo

Buffalo Automation, a startup company with roots at the University at Buffalo, is setting a new course that could eventually help organizations around the world better navigate return-to-work plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The primary focus of the company, which was founded in 2015 by CEO Thiru Vikram and two fellow UB engineering undergraduates, has been to develop and implement AutoMate, an artificial intelligence (AI) system that enables ships and boats to essentially drive themselves. It uses thermal imaging to detect and steer around other vessels, buoys, swimmers, the shoreline and other non-water bodies during periods of

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