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RIPE IPv6 Training Courses

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By Kevin Meynell

If you’re located in Europe, Central Asia or the Middle East then you may want to check-out the list of forthcoming IPv6 training courses being organised by the RIPE NCC.

The RIPE NCC offers both Basic and Advanced IPv6 Training Courses that are normally held together:

The Basic Course is a 1-day training that explains the IPv6 protocol and addresses, the differences with IPv4, how to create an addressing plan and configure IPv6, transition mechanisms, and finally how to go about deploying IPv6.

The Advanced Course is a 2-day training that covers the use of the OSPFv3, BGP4+ routing protocols, DHCPv6 for host configuration, security, troubleshooting and IPv6 address management.

You must be a staff member of an active Local Internet Registry (LIR) in the RIPE region to participate in these training courses. Registration is free although travel and accommodation expenses are not included.

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With money pouring in, are security and RoI concerns keeping IoT in the hype zone?

By Sheetal Kumbhar

Valued at one trillion dollars, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market continues to garner keen interest from innovators, receiving a record $1.4 billion in venture capital in 2016. But barriers to its adoption in the enterprise seem to keep the sector in the hype zone, as four of every ten companies report security concerns […]

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With money pouring in, are security and RoI concerns keeping IoT in the hype zone?

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By Sheetal Kumbhar

Valued at one trillion dollars, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market continues to garner keen interest from innovators, receiving a record $1.4 billion in venture capital in 2016. But barriers to its adoption in the enterprise seem to keep the sector in the hype zone, as four of every ten companies report security concerns […]

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The key to developing a successful smart city – Part 1

By Sheetal Kumbhar

Cities today are facing increasing competition both locally and globally to become more intelligent, more integrated and more innovative with the evolution of new “smart” technologies. Cities must also contend with an array of challenges associated with funding, foreign investment, and public-private partnerships for this desired infrastructure. There is also added pressure on cities to […]

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The key to developing a successful smart city – Part 1

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By Sheetal Kumbhar

Cities today are facing increasing competition both locally and globally to become more intelligent, more integrated and more innovative with the evolution of new “smart” technologies. Cities must also contend with an array of challenges associated with funding, foreign investment, and public-private partnerships for this desired infrastructure. There is also added pressure on cities to […]

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Renesas Expands Renesas Synergy Platform

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Renesas Electronics Corporation recently unveiled the latest expansion of its Renesas Synergy™ Platform. Key developments to the Synergy Platform include: the latest version of the Synergy Software Package (SSP) version 1.2.0 that assures unprecedented levels of software quality in accordance to processes defined by the international standard ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207 by offering a complete Software Quality Assurance […]

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Term Sheet — Wednesday, March 15

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By Erin Griffith

THE VC BEHIND THE COSMETICS COUNTER

Good morning, Term Sheet readers. Today’s column is from Fortune editor Matt Heimer. Enjoy.

In my life to date, I’ve watched umpteen thousand hours of prime-time television and leafed my way through a metric ton of magazines. So I’ve always been at least dimly aware of L’Or?al–the world’s biggest cosmetics company, and one of its top three spenders on advertising. Not that I’m a customer: On the fashion and skin care front, I’m one of those guys for whom the pejorative “basic” was coined. But L’Or?al is part of my mental and cultural wallpaper, along with similarly huge consumer brands that I encounter every day but don’t patronize, like Nike or McDonald’s.

Until very recently, if you had asked me how L’Or?al got so big, I would have said something appropriately dense and male like, “I dunno, I guess they invented a bunch of different makeup and sold it?” If you feel the same way, your eyes will be opened as mine were when you read my colleague Erin Griffith’s interview with Jean-Paul Agon, L’Or?al’s CEO since 2006, from this month’s issue of Fortune magazine. (Erin, whom you know as your regular Term Sheet columnist, interviewed Agon just before she left for vacation.)

It turns out that L’Or?al didn’t grow its beauty empire organically–or at least, it hasn’t done so since the Mad Men era. As Agon told Erin, the company has been expanding mostly via M&A: “Our model is, and has been for 50 years, to buy a brand at an early stage that we think can become a global successful player.” If spotting incipient success stories before they take off sounds a lot like the work of a venture capitalist…well, you’re on to something.

Of course, that analogy goes only so far. Being bought by L’Or?al is less like getting seed money from a VC and more like being acquired by the General Motors of makeup. This is a 108-year-old company that operates in 140 countries, runs an enormous research arm and owns an extra-large filing cabinet full of patents. If it had to grow only organically, it would probably do just fine.

But Agon describes L’Or?al’s management culture as one that may have more in common with startups than with other Global 500 corporations. That culture involves flexibility and openness to new ideas and new technologies, a combination that Agon dubs “organized chaos.” And in a beauty market where tastes change rapidly, it makes more sense for L’Or?al to acquire promising trend-setters than to play catch-up to those trends with internal R&D.

L’Or?al’s own name brand is relatively traditional and even conservative by beauty industry standards; this is a company, after all, that used to be called Soci?t? Fran?aise de Teintures Inoffensives pour Cheveux (“Safe Hair Dye Company of France”). So its in-house marketing geniuses may not have been likely to come up on their own with, say, a brand concept called Urban Decay. But a roving eye for good ideas outside its own walls helped the company spot that very hot brand and target it as a worthy acquisition, in 2012. (L’Or?al’s robust free cash flow, well north of $3.5 billion in each of the past four years, makes pulling the trigger on such acquisitions much easier.)

Perhaps most encouraging of all for the leaders of beauty startups, L’Or?al presents itself as a company that won’t mess with your brainchild after adopting it. “We offer [acquisition targets] the total respect of the identity, culture, spirit and soul of the brand,” Agon told Fortune. Music to a founder’s ears.

What’s Agon’s textbook example of success on the brand-integrity front? Kiehl’s, the New York boutique skin care brand, which L’Or?al has owned since 2000. It turns out there’s a bottle of their lotion in my travel bag. (Trust me, the scent is masculine.) So I guess I’m a L’Or?al customer after all. Who’s basic now? – Matt Heimer

File this in the “whoops” folder: Yesterday’s Term Sheet incorrectly stated that the VC firm Rokk3r Fuel has closed its inaugural fund. It is seeking to raise $150 million; it has not yet raised that amount. Additionally, in the item on Spectrum Equity and Cressey & Co.’s growth investment in Verisys, the hyperlink was incorrect. (Here’s the correct one). Apologies!

THE LATEST FROM FORTUNE…

[ts_bullet_primary] For advertisers, Instagram > Snapchat.

[ts_bullet_primary] Ex-Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad just launched a new HR startup.

[ts_bullet_primary] Donald Trump’s tax return showed he paid more than people thought. But it also suggests he understated his salary by millions.

[ts_bullet_primary] Big Food reconsiders its relationship with sugar, fat, and salt.

[ts_bullet_primary] The health startup trying to take on the multibillion-dollar diet industry.

[ts_bullet_primary] Commentary: Airbnb is way more competitive than Uber.

[ts_bullet_primary] Clifton Leaf has been named editor-in-chief of Fortune.

…AND ELSEWHERE

Domino’s high-tech $9 billion pizza empire. The toxic trouble brewing at Thinx. Lucky Peach‘s days are numbered. What if the future of fashion is spider silk. New questions arise on the safety of a Monsanto weed killer.

VENTURE DEALS

[ts_bullet_primary] ServiceTitan, a Glendale, Calif. provider of business management software for plumbing and electrical service companies, raised $80 million in a Series B funding. ICONIQ Capital led the round.

[ts_bullet_primary] Visier, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of workforce intelligence software, raised $45 million in Series D funding. Sorenson Capital led the round, and was joined by Foundation Capital, Summit Partners, and Adams Street Partners.

[ts_bullet_primary] Innovium, a San Jose, Calif. provider of networking silicon solutions for data centers, raised $38.3 million in Series C funding. Redline Capital led the round, and was joined by Greylock Partners, Walden Riverwood Ventures, Capricorn Investment Group, Qualcomm Ventures, and S-Cubed Capital.

[ts_bullet_primary] Evrythng, a New York-based IoT platform, raised $24.8 million in Series B funding. Sway Ventures led the round, and was joined by Generation Ventures and BLOC Ventures.

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[ts_bullet_primary] Evolv Technology, a Waltham, Mass. security platform, raised $18 million in Series B funding. Investors include Lux Capital, Bill Gates, General Catalyst, and DCVC.

[ts_bullet_primary] Infoworks, a San Jose, Calif. platform for end-to-end data warehousing, raised $15 million in Series B funding. Centerview Capital Technology led the round, and was joined by Nexus Venture Partners.

[ts_bullet_primary] Flow, a Hoboken, N.J. provider of a platform for cross-border commerce, raised $13 million in Series A funding from Bain Capital Ventures.

[ts_bullet_primary] Dyadic Security, an Israeli security software provider, raised $12 million in Series B funding. Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments, Citi Ventures, and Innovation Endeavors led the round.

[ts_bullet_primary] LimeBike, a San Francisco bike-sharing network, raised $12 million in Series A funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, and was joined by Stanford University, IDG, and DCM.

[ts_bullet_primary] Bringg, an Israeli logistics platform for enterprises, raised $10 million in funding. Aleph VC led the round, and was joined by Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and Pereg Ventures.

[ts_bullet_primary] Goodlord, a London software provider for real estate agents and renters, raised ?7.2 million ($8.9 million) from Ribbit Capital, LocalGlobe, and Global Founders Capital.

[ts_bullet_primary] Liven, an Australian hospitality-tech startup, raised A$10 million ($7.6 million) in funding from an unnamed Melbourne-based venture capital firm.

HEALTH + LIFE SCIENCES DEALS

[ts_bullet_primary] CellAegis Devices, a Toronto medical device company, raised $ 9.5 million in Series C funding.

[ts_bullet_primary] NeuroOne, a Minnetonka, Minn. developer of neuromonitoring and neuromodulating products, raised $1.2 in seed funding from investors including FundRx.

PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS

[ts_bullet_primary] Bain Capital is close to acquiring .

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[ts_bullet_primary] Atlantic Street Capital acquired a stake in Planet Fit Indy 10, which operates Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT) health clubs in the greater Indianapolis area.

[ts_bullet_primary] Excelligence Learning Corporation, which is backed by Brentwood Associates, acquired ChildCare Education Institute, a Duluth, Ga. provider of online training and certificates for the early child care and education market. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

[ts_bullet_primary] Cedar Springs Capital and Crestline Investors acquired a majority stake in CarePayment, a Nashville, Tenn.-based company that helps patients manage their health-care expenses.

[ts_bullet_primary] Shore Capital Partners formed and invested in EyeSouth Partners, a provider of support services to affiliated eye care practices.

OTHER DEALS

[ts_bullet_primary] Euronet Worldwide (Nasdaq:EEFT) offered $1 billion to acquire rival .

[ts_bullet_primary] Citrix Systems (Nasdaq:CTXS), which has a market cap of $13.2 billion, is considering strategic alternatives, such as putting itself up for sale. Read more at Fortune.

[ts_bullet_primary] Volkswagen (XTRA:VOW3), still struggling from the fall out of its emission scandal, indicated it could be open to a merger with Fiat Chrysler (BIT:FCA). Read more at Fortune.

[ts_bullet_primary] Neiman Marcus, a Dallas-based luxury fashion retailer, is putting itself up for sale. Read more at Fortune.

[ts_bullet_primary] American Securities agreed to acquire Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM) for an enterprise value of about $2.5 billion. At a price of $43 per Air Methods share, American Securities’ offer represents a 20.4% premium on the company’s stock price on January 31, 2017 prior to news regarding a sale.

[ts_bullet_primary] TechStyle Fashion Group, which owns the Kate Hudson-fronted .

[ts_bullet_primary] Harmony Merger (Nasdaq:HRMN), an acquisition company, agreed to merge with .

IPOS

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EXITS

[ts_bullet_primary] Active Interest Media, an El Segundo, Calif. Medica company backed by Wind Point Partners, sold Yachting Promotions, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. operator of yachting and boat shows in the U.S., to Informa (LSE: INF.L).

FIRMS + FUNDS

[ts_bullet_primary] Bill Maris, the founder and ex-CEO of Google Ventures, is starting a venture fund after all, Bloomberg reports. After walking away from a $230 million health-focused fund late last year, Maris has decided to launch a new $100 million fund that will also focus on biotech and health-related companies. .

PEOPLE

[ts_bullet_primary] Mike Mogul joined Healthpoint Capital as a member of the firm’s leadership team. Mogul is the former CEO of DJO Global.

[ts_bullet_primary] Peter Coroneos joined Z Capital Group as a managing director and the global head of corporate development.

[ts_bullet_primary] B Capital Group announced a series of new hires: Kabir Narang joined the firm as an investment partner, Virginia Schmitt as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer, Chip Welsh and Dave Gallon as vice presidents, and Hailey Hu as a senior associate. In addition, the firm promoted Adam Seabrook from senior associate to principal.

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Talking NAT64Check at DKNOG in Copenhagen

By Jan Zorz

Tomorrow (16 March) from 13:45 – 14:30 CET (UTC+1), at the Danish Network Operators’ Group (DKNOG) in Copenhagen, I’ll talk about our experiments on NAT64 and DNS64 in the Go6lab and also about NAT64Check. Watch live via DKNOG’s live stream page at https://dknog7.dknog.dk/main-room-webstream/.

As many mobile operators are moving to IPv6-only, which is incompatible with IPv4 on the wire, it’s necessary to employ transition mechanisms such as 464XLAT or NAT64. The Go6lab NAT64/DNS64 test bed was established so that operators, service providers, and hardware and software vendors can see how their solutions work in these environments. This has already generated significant interest; instructions on how to participate are available on the Go6lab website.

NAT64check allows websites to be checked for consistency over IPv4, IPv6-only, and NAT64, and to compare responsiveness using the different protocols. This allows network and system administrators to easily identify if anything is ‘broken’ and to pinpoint where the problems are occurring, thus allowing any non-IPv6-compatible elements to be fixed. For example, even if a web server is not running IPv6 (why not?), hard coded IPv4 addresses can cause NAT64 to fail.

During the talk I’ll share some insight and discuss issues that I found while testing NAT64/DNS64 technology in real life scenarios and use cases.

If you are at DKNOG, I’m more than happy to chat and discuss all this new technology that makes the Internet such a great place!

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Talking NAT64Check at DKNOG in Copenhagen

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By Jan Zorz

Tomorrow (16 March) from 13:45 – 14:30 CET (UTC+1), at the Danish Network Operators’ Group (DKNOG) in Copenhagen, I’ll talk about our experiments on NAT64 and DNS64 in the Go6lab and also about NAT64Check. Watch live via DKNOG’s live stream page at https://dknog7.dknog.dk/main-room-webstream/.

As many mobile operators are moving to IPv6-only, which is incompatible with IPv4 on the wire, it’s necessary to employ transition mechanisms such as 464XLAT or NAT64. The Go6lab NAT64/DNS64 test bed was established so that operators, service providers, and hardware and software vendors can see how their solutions work in these environments. This has already generated significant interest; instructions on how to participate are available on the Go6lab website.

NAT64check allows websites to be checked for consistency over IPv4, IPv6-only, and NAT64, and to compare responsiveness using the different protocols. This allows network and system administrators to easily identify if anything is ‘broken’ and to pinpoint where the problems are occurring, thus allowing any non-IPv6-compatible elements to be fixed. For example, even if a web server is not running IPv6 (why not?), hard coded IPv4 addresses can cause NAT64 to fail.

During the talk I’ll share some insight and discuss issues that I found while testing NAT64/DNS64 technology in real life scenarios and use cases.

If you are at DKNOG, I’m more than happy to chat and discuss all this new technology that makes the Internet such a great place!

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Tryst Energy makes IoT-based solar panel at the size of an SD-card for €59

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Tryst Light Energy is energy harvesting hardware intended for IoT devices. It needs four hours of sunshine (with relatively small brightness of only 200 lux) to charge IoT-based sensors for 24 hours.

The startup launched on Kickstarter is offering the environment edition, movement edition and dev edition priced at €74, €69, and €59 respectively.

A feature list of the three editions can be viewed on the company’s Kickstarter campaign page.

Tryst launched its Kickstarter fundraising campaign on March 9th, 2017. With 77 backers and 27 days to go, Tryst had €4,981 pledged of €30,000 goal at the time of reporting.

Majority of IoT solutions require batteries to power the sensors. Batteries need to be charged, replaced and maintained. Another disadvantage of battery-powered IoT solutions is that a battery charges slow, and wears out after some charges. Tryst claims to eliminate the need for batteries.

Its Environment edition lets you measure temperature, humidity and the amount of CO2 in the air. The movement edition measures motion, finds your location and records the altitude at which you are. The dev edition is for developers, which contains only the basics (programmable. connectivity & the Light Energy module).

The device contains an energy module, an energy-storage capacitor (Super-Cap), MCU and a radio (Bluetooth 4.2 and LoRaWAN). The real magic is in the Super-Cap that stores around 1.7 mWh for moments without light or peak usage with a life-expectancy of 50,000 cycles. Simply put, the capacitor stores and deploys small amounts of energy super-fast with little to no wear.

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