Thread, which develops a platform to autonomously inspect utility assets, raises $15M

Kyle Wiggers | TechCrunch

Thread (not to be confused with Threads), a startup developing a robotics platform to collect inspection data for utilities, today announced that it raised $15 million in a Series A funding round led by Badlands Capital with participation from Minnkota Power Cooperative, Generational Partners, Rosecliff Ventures, Excell Partners, Homegrown Capital and Kevin O’Leary’s Wonder Fund North Dakota.…

Uptime 162: Volkswagen Flies Kites

Allen with Weather Guard Lightning, Joel with WindPowerLabs & Rosemary with Pardalote Consulting on introduces Thread as "... enabling the asset owners or ISPs or even O&Ms to be able to inspect on their own..."

Capturing Tank Inspection Data

oil storage tanksLearn how Falcker Innovations is streamlining their industrial inspection workflows using Thread's Software as a Solution (SaaS) asset care platform, UNITI.

Thread rooted in Microsoft TechSpark.

Microsoft TechSparkOn the heels of Microsoft #TechSpark's 5-year anniversary and the recent expansion announcement to all 50 US states, Thread is reflecting on its beginnings rooted in a TechSpark grant. 


Avoid digitizing written notes & annotated line drawings. Instead, collect data digitally.

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Use Cases

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