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Delaware daily roundup: A Best Egg manager’s journey; New Castle County’s $342.5M budget plan; audit-adverse funds

Plus, a drone company transforms supply chains with AI.

Advocates and supporters with Gov. John Carney (center, seated) and the signed DELAWARE WOMEN IN STEM DAY proclamation. (Courtesy Million Women Mentors Delaware)

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This service desk manager was basically born into tech

David Singh, remote IT service desk manager for the Delaware fintech company Best Egg, spent his childhood watching his father help people from his computer in their kitchen. Now he does the helping, after a tech journey that started in hospitality IT and put him among the “early adopters” of remote work in the pre-pandemic U.S.

Do you have a technologist story for our “How I Got Here” series? Let us know, we may feature you!

➡️ Get the details in my report here

This drone company is revolutionizing supply chains

Pittsburgh-area robotics company Gather AI just secured a $17 million Series A-1 raise and plans to scale up operations, including a platform that sends autonomous drones to track products in warehouses.

“We’re already seeing the positive impact of Gather AI on customers spanning third-party logistics, retail, food and beverage, and manufacturing,” said founder and CEO Sankalp Arora. “AI-powered cameras will transform supply-chain traceability to have a similar impact that barcodes did in the 1980s, and our technology is at the forefront of this transformation.”

➡️ Learn more about Gather AI in Atiya Irvin-Mitchell’s story here

News Incubator: What else to know today

• Matt Meyer’s $342.5 million New Castle County operating budget plan for 2025 includes funding salary increases, paramedics and the Hope Center with no property tax or sewer fee increase. Reactions are mixed [Delaware Public Media]

• Who are the best CEOs in Delaware?  Nominations for the Delaware Business Times CEO of the Year Award are now open [Delaware Business Times]

• Delaware Auditor Lidia York says poor management of the state’s $390 million unemployment fund is so bad it can’t be audited [WHYY]

• More than 1 in 4 creators, or about 750,000 creators, in YouTube’s Partner Program are earning money with YouTube Shorts [The Verge]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Friday, March 29 —  Dancing with the Delaware Stars Fundraising Gala [Details here]

• Tuesday, April 16 — Free Networking Mixer at the Stitch House Brewery [Details here]

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