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Microsoft M12 Invests In Superawesome, A Leading Kid-safe Ad Platform

SuperAwesome is a startup that is focused on making the internet safer for kids. Its technology is now used by hundreds of brands and content-owners to enable safe digital engagement with the global kids audience. SuperAwesome claims that it reaches...
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Berlin Venture Studio Merantix Raises $27m Fund To Concentrate On Ai Startups

Berlin-based Merantix, a venture studio which specifically concentrates on building ‘AI companies’, says it has raised a new €25M fund ($27M). Anchor investors include Trusted Insight, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg...
Related topics: Germany, Berlin

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Wholyme, Which Makes Natural Products For Chronic Pain, Closes Seed Round

WholyMe, a London startup that makes and markets ‘natural relief’ products to manage chronic pain, has closed a £500,000 Seed round from investors Financière Saint James, V1 Capital, Guibor and business angels. The round also includes...
Related topics: Chronic Pain

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Max Q: Lego Space Stations And Robot Astronauts

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. This week saw a huge funding round for a new space startup that’s working on the problem of distribution and use of the new data...
Related topics: Robots, Astronaut

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Eve V Creators’ Next Crowd-developed Product Is A Monitor

Eve, the Finnish hardware startup that crowdsourced ideas for what turned out to be a pretty great Windows 2-in-1 but then struggled to meet demand, has announced its next product. The Spectrum is a “crowd-developed” monitor that, if the company...

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We Asked Execs At 20 Startups Like Brex, Kabbage, And N26 To Define 'fintech' In Their Own Words....

Business Insider surveyed 20 startups about how they define the word fintech, and their responses varied widely. Beyond Big Tech and Wall Street, startups most would call "fintechs" are scooping up billions in VC funding from traditional venture...

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Casper Will Raise Up To $182 Million In Its Ipo — Valuing The Company Below Its March 2018 Quote

Casper's share price represents a discount from its private valuation, suggesting the company is adjusting for an IPO market wary of buzzy startups.
Related topics: Initial Public Offering

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What's A Fintech? 43 Insiders At Powerful Wall Street Firms, Hot Startups, And Big Investors Weigh...

Explaining what is — and what isn't — a fintech isn't easy. Here's how the biggest players view up-and-coming tech.

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Sam Altman, Former President Of Y Combinator: 4 Skills You Need To Master To Be A Standout Startup...

In today's market, would-be investors outnumber available founders and startups. This is how expert investor Sam Altman suggests you stand out.

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An Early Backer Of $7 Billion Uipath Explains Why The Number Of European Tech Entrepreneurs From...

An early investor into software automation startup UiPath says the number of tech entrepreneurs emerging from lesser-known European cities is set to boom. Accel investor Andrei Brasoveanu said the emergence of successful companies out of Europe was...

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Workplace Collaboration Startups

Source: Lightspeed Ventures   We use slack in the office. In many ways, it is superior to email; where it fails is when it tries to be a substitute for actual face to face conversations and collaboration. Slack has been so successful that there...

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Gauging Email Success, Invite-only App Launches And Other Growth Tactics

Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, the growth marketing team that trains startups in advanced growth, helps you hire senior growth marketers,...
Related topics: Twitter, Social Media, Marketing

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Mysterious Face-recog Ai Startup Clearview Sued, Capabilities Questioned After Scraping Billions Of...

Also, the most detailed brain map yet took 12 years, $40m to build Roundup  Hello, welcome to this week's AI roundup of news that's beyond what we've already covered, and it's mostly all about facial recognition.…

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The Cofounder Of $1.8 Billion Pagerduty Explains Why The Company Adopted A 'no A--holes' Hiring...

PagerDuty is a $1.8 billion public company that had a successful IPO in 2019. But the company was almost derailed when it was a tiny startup trying to raise its first round of funding, cofounder and original CEO Alex Solomon recently told Business...
Related topics: Initial Public Offering

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Former Intel And Google Exec Diane Bryant Says Silicon Valley Doesn't Have A 'pipeline Problem'...

Former Intel and Google exec Diane Bryant, who just took on her first CEO role at a startup, says that Silicon Valley is still way too closed to women and minorities. It will remain so as long as companies keep thinking this is a "pipeline" problem...
Related topics: Intel, Google, Google (GOOG), Silicon Valley

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Recommended Reading: Facial Recognition, Police And Privacy

The secretive company that might end privacy as we know it Kashmir Hill, The New York Times Clearview is a startup that developed a facial recognition system that matches a photo of a person to publicly available images. Those can be from...
Related topics: Police, Health Photos, Facebook, Social Media

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The Founders Of Cloud Startup Beacon Give Banks, Trading Firms And Asset Managers Easier Access To...

Beacon, a New York-based cloud startup, offers banks, asset managers and trading firms access to cutting edge software. The company just raised $20 million in a Series B round led by Centana Growth Partners. The Beacon platform offers pre-built...
Related topics: Banking

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Scraping The Web Is A Powerful Tool. Clearview Ai Abused It

The facial recognition startup claims it collected billions of photos from sites like Facebook and Twitter. What does the practice mean for the open web?
Related topics: Tech Photos, Facebook, Social Media, Twitter

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Samasource Ceo Leila Janah Passes Away At 37

The startup community has lost another moral leader today. Leila Janah, a serial entrepreneur who was the CEO and founder of machine learning training data company Samasource, passed away at the age of 37 due to complications from Epithelioid...

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What’s The Right Pace For Raising Capital?

Shin Kim Contributor Share on Twitter Shin Kim is working on a new SaaS startup and is also chief of staff to entrepreneur Elad Gil . Previously, Shin was at Oak Hill Capital and J.P. Morgan and...
Related topics: Social Media, Twitter (business)

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