A machine-based learning platform called Alice is the first private company to benefit from Melinda Gates’ three-year-old initiative to boost women in tech fields. Gates plowed $200,000 into the startup in February via her Pivotal Ventures organization. Alice seems a logical choice for Pivotal’s first private-company investment, as it’s run by two prominent female entrepreneurs–Elizabeth Gore… Read More »
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Square announced an agreement on Thursday to buy website-building company Weebly for $365 million. The cash-and-stock deal will allow small business customers to use both Weebly and Square to easily build websites and online stores, the companies said. Weebly is a website-building service, similar to Squarespace or WordPress, and was backed by Sequoia, Tencent and… Read More »
Bengaluru and San Francisco based developer tools startup Hasura has raised $1.6 Mn in a Seed round of funding led by Nexus Venture Partners along with GREE Ventures. The startup plans to use these funds to accelerate product development to make sure its offerings continue to remain on the cutting edge, and to strengthen its marketing… Read More »
Oracle has announced that it will acquire Grapeshot, a startup out of Cambridge, England, that has developed a platform to help ensure “brand safety”, along with solutions to help brands, agencies, publishers and ad platforms to match ads to more specific placements overall. The startup will become a part of the Oracle Data Cloud, Oracle… Read More »
Emerging robotics startup Marble has raised $10 million in a series A round of funding from Tencent, Lemnos, CrunchFund, and Maven. The San Francisco-based company debuted its autonomous food-delivery robots last April in partnership with Yelp and later announced a partnership with DoorDash. During various trials with local eateries in San Francisco, customers’ meals were placed… Read More »
Bose has acquired Detour, an audio tour startup founded by Groupon founder Andrew Mason. The acquisition, which involves only the software and tour content — not the team — was quietly announced on Detour’s blog a few days ago, followed by an email to customers. Bose, initially, seems like an unlikely acquirer for an app… Read More »
Sydney-based artificial intelligence video startup Oovvuu has raised $3.8 million in its latest funding round co-led by Cygnet Capital and CapitalPitch, according to a company statement. Founded in 2014 by former Fairfax Media and broadcast executives, Oovvuu has more than 40 publishers and broadcasters on board, including the ABC, Al Jazeera, BBC, Endemol Shine,… Read More »
On Monday, Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced its investment in Morf3D, an El Segundo, Calif.-based company specializing in metal-based additive engineering and manufacturing. Morf3D’s technology enables lighter and stronger 3D-printed parts for aerospace applications. Since Morf3D was established in late 2015, the company has produced 3D-printed titanium and aluminum components for Boeing satellites and helicopters. With… Read More »
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has invested in his “personal capacity” in a Delhi-based health startup that uses an artificial intelligence-based bot in its app as he wants to contribute to a future where AI is seen as a “positive enhancement of humanity”. Founded in 2016, ‘Visit‘ is an on-demand healthcare service which provides its users… Read More »
On Thursday, British artificial intelligence start-up BenevolventAI announced that it has raised $115 million to continue developing its core “AI brain” as well as different arms of the company that are using it specifically to break new ground in drug development and more. The money was raised from new and earlier investors—most from the United… Read More »