Outrider Gets $53 Million to Automate Truck Yards

Technology company Outrider closed out an early stage of financing with $53 million to automate truck yards, the company announced Feb. 19. The Golden, Colo.-based company also announced the initial pilot deployment of its autonomous system. Outrider CEO Andrew Smith explained the decision to focus on distribution yards stems from how important yet inefficient they […]

Beyond the check — what entrepreneurs really want (and need)

Jason Illian, managing director of Koch Disruptive Technologies, recently sat down with the podcast “upside” to discuss investing in companies that disrupt and transform Koch’s core businesses and expand it to new platforms and capabilities.  Conversations in the startup community typically hover around large funding rounds, valuations and the next big thing. And it’s certainly […]

Release: Sight Diagnostics Raises $71M

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Sight Diagnostics Raises $71M To Accelerate Global Expansion of its FDA 510(k) Cleared, CE Marked Finger-prick Blood Analyzer. The investment from Koch Disruptive Technologies, Longliv Ventures, a member of the CK Hutchison Holdings and OurCrowd will fuel Sight’s R&D into the automated identification and detection of diseases Tel Aviv, Israel (August 5, 2020) ​- ​Sight […]

Chase Koch Interview with Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Koch Disruptive Technologies: Who They Are and Why They’ve Invested Hundreds of Millions in Focused Ultrasound Approximately two years ago, a pivotal milestone in the evolution of focused ultrasound occurred when Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the venture capital arm of Koch Industries, began investing in the technology. The involvement of KDT was like an IV infusion of […]

Startup Hustle Podcast: Disruptive Technology – Discussion with Jason Illian

Matt DeCoursey welcomes today’s guest, Jason Illian. He’s the Managing Director of Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), a mid-to-late stage venture arm of the Koch Industries. He shares how KDT embraces disruption and transformation by investing in new ideas and opportunities. From robotics and artificial intelligence to genomics and Bio-IT, KDT dedicates its investments in high-growth […]

CERAWeek: Innovation Midst the Pandemic

Innovation Midst the Pandemic Atul Arya, Senior Vice President, Energy, IHS Markit, is joined by Jason Illian, Managing Director, Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) where they explore the importance of innovation during COVID-19, the ingredients that make a successful entrepreneur, and more in this CERAWeek Conversation. Watch full video…

MedCity News: Insightec raises $150M for incisionless surgery

Insightec, a company making an ultrasound device that can be used to treat essential tremor, raised $150 million. The company now has a post-money valuation of $1.3 billion. After it received expanded FDA approval for an incisionless surgical device, Insightec raised new funding that valued the company above $1 billion. The company closed a $150 […]

Discovery Newsletter: Perspective, Chase Koch

Just 10 years ago, Nokia was the company that defined the mobile industry. It was on the cover of Forbes magazine, boasting about one billion customers. Today, it is non-existent. During that same decade, Amazon’s value increased more than 3,100 percent. It has become a daily part of hundreds of millions of lives and is […]