On the project, Southern Research has partnered with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the creator of the original MSR technology; PaR Systems, a leading manufacturer of automation and robotic technology used in nuclear facilities; Intuitive Research and Technology Corp., which specializes in 3-D virtual training environments; DEFT Dynamics, an innovative small business developing real time feedback for robots and manipulators; and Southern Company, a leading energy company based in Atlanta.
The Birmingham startup that generates startups has a new one – targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) industry.
DEFT Dynamics’ Venture Studio has created MOXIE, an IoT platform producing industrial, healthcare and other products for funded startups. MOXIE says it can deliver a ready-to-use IoT system within 30 days of closing a deal.
Birmingham’s DEFT Dynamics has launched a new startup out of its Venture Studio, this time
targeting the Internet of Things (“IoT”) industry.
The new company, MOXIE, is an IoT solutions platform, offering integrated
hardware/software systems though its rapidly-expanding IoT product line, which is currently
focused on industrial IoT, healthcare IoT, and “proof of concept” IoT systems for funded
startups. MOXIE aggressively promises that it can deliver to its clients a ready-to-use IoT
system within 30 days of closing a deal.
From left, Gary York, CEO of Help Lightning; Weida Tan, founder and CEO of Fledging; Ross Wesson, founder and CEO of Deft Dynamics; and Keith Kakadia, CEO of Socially.In, spoke to a standing room only crowd at the most recent Investors Roundtable.
Watch Robotically, Inc. Founder Dr. Austin Gurley’s interview at CES 2019, showcasing DEFT’s new robot: “Dexapod” – commercialized by Robotically, Inc.
Birmingham, AL — Fresh off the heels of Birmingham’s annual Innovation Week, the city is making news for its burgeoning startup scene. Auto racing software startup APEX Pro took home the $100K seed prize, as well as the $1,000 audience choice award, at EDPA’s Alabama Launchpad imerge 2018 startup competition.
DEFT is a venture studio,a business that builds startups by bringing together engineers, entrepreneurs and venture capital under one roof. Wesson and his business partner Austin Gurley run DEFT with the idea of inventing products, spinning them off into separate companies, and then funneling profits back into new product and company creation.
Gurley and Wesson, both 27, grew up together until they left for college, Wesson to study finance at the University of Alabama, and Gurley to study engineering at Auburn University. After college, Gurley got his master’s and PhD, and Wesson worked on Wall Street.
Based out of the DEFT Venture Studio in downtown Birmingham, APEX Pro uses an innovative machine-learning technology (invented by Alabama native Austin Gurley, PhD) to make logging data an enhancement to drivers’ experience at the track, and NOT a time consuming, complicated process. “DEFT is excited to have been a part of building APEX Pro from day one,” stated Ross Wesson, who partnered with Austin Gurley to found DEFT’s Venture Studio. “This win by APEX Pro reinforces Birmingham’s national reputation as an ideal city to found world-class startups.”
$1 BILLION REASONS
Smith was part of a panel discussion – “$1 Billion Reasons to Believe in Alabama” – so named because the companies that were a part of it represented more than $1 billion in recent transactions. Also part of the panel were Shegun Otulana, founder and CEO of Theranest, and Chad Trull of Hospicelink.
Birmingham auto racing software developer Apex Pro won $100,000 in the seed category of the startup competition, as well as the $1,000 audience choice award.