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Hippie's dream car: EV made from hemp

The body of the Kestrel, a four-seat electric vehicle, is engineered using impact-resistant biocomposite derived from Canadian grown and manufactured hemp mats.

By August 23, 2010


Newly released Opera 9.5 bundles more protection

The latest version of Opera Software's browser, code-named Kestrel, includes Haute Secure antimalware security, as well as Netcraft antiphishing software.

By June 12, 2008


Short Take: Kestrel nabs more than $100 million in financing

Start-up Kestrel Solutions announced more than $100 million in financing for its fourth round. Kestrel makes optical-based networking equipment for metropolitan areas--a hot market as incumbent communications carriers look to update their layouts. The company claims to have a new optical-based technique for transmitting traffic at high speeds, called Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM). The financing was led by Credit Suisse First Boston, with investors including the Photonics Fund.

January 24, 2000


DataCert raises $5 million

DataCert announced on Tuesday it received a $5 million second round of funding from Palmetto Partners, Kestrel Document Services and prior investor UPS. The Houston, Texas-based company has raised a total of $7.2 million with this latest round. DataCert's ShareDoc software allows companies to transfer encrypted invoices and documents over the Internet. The company currently markets its software to the legal industry, but it plans to expand its efforts to insurance and healthcare companies by next year. See complete list.

By June 5, 2001