Bill Gates Backs Fourth Metamaterials Spinout, Pivotal Commware
Posted on June 16, 2017
Pivotal Commware, a year-old metamaterials startup built inside patent licensing and invention business Intellectual Ventures, has raised $17 million from investors including Bill Gates.
If that sounds familiar, it should.
Pivotal is the fourth Gates-backed company to spin out of Intellectual Ventures armed with software-driven radio-wave bending metamaterials technology. Like its sister companies in satellite antennas (Kymeta), security scanners (Evolv Technology), and radar (Echodyne), Pivotal promises improvements in cost, size, weight, and capability over incumbent technologies in its target markets, including broadband wireless networks and air-to-ground systems.