The Southwest Angel Network is pleased to announce that it has participated in the funding both Harmonic Bionics and in Skyven.
The mission of Harmonic Bionics is to innovate the rehabilitation process with robotic technology. The company was founded in 2016 as a spin-off of ReNeu Robotics Lab at The Univ. of Texas at Austin, and is actively developing a robotic platform for introduction into the clinical market. The company aims to revolutionize the fields of therapy for stroke and spinal cord injury. Their exoskeletons are already being tested in pilot clinical trials and are well known in the rehabilitation robotics research community.
Skyven recognizes that industrial process heat is the last bastion of fossil fuels. It accounts for 20% of all emissions worldwide. And it’s expensive. Skyven is taking over this carbon stronghold, by turning industrial plants into their own heat sources. The journey to low-cost carbon-free process heat starts with Thermal Energy Efficiency. Thermal RE-injection™ captures high-value low-temperature heat rejected from process equipment such as boilers and dryers and re-injects it back into the facility. Each BTU of heat recovered is one less BTU of new fuel burned. And Intelligent Mirror Array (IMA™) technology capture heat from the sun, raises its effective temperature (up to 400F), and injects it into the plant to further displace fossil fuels.
With these two investments, the Southwest Angel Network has now invested $4M in 20 companies since the network’s founding in 2016.