Lawyer.com launches Million Dollar AI Challenge to expand legal access
Lawyer.com is ramping up a worldwide search to discover the next groundbreaking innovation in Legal AI.
Figure announces $70m Series A to support commercialization of Figure 01 humanoid robot
Figure, an AI Robotics company, announced its $70 million Series A funding round
Adonis raises $17.3m to transform revenue outcomes for healthcare providers across the U.S.
Adonis announced it has raised $17.3 million in Series A financing.
Genetica raises $500k seed round to make cannabis shopping smarter with AI
Genetica, an AI cannabis retail platform, announced the close of its seed round.
Volition raises $11m to scale the world's largest industrial parts marketplace
Volition has announced an $11 million seed round led by Newark Venture Partners.
FlowX.AI raises $35m to transform application modernization at large banks
FlowX.AI announced it has raised a $35 million Series A funding round.
Danish AI startup BeCause advances tourism sustainability practices from angel investors
BeCause has announced an early investment from Danish entrepreneurs.
Start-Up Nation Central collaborates with Microsoft to promote Israeli agri-food tech startups
Start-Up Nation Central has collaborated with Microsoft to promote Israeli agri-food tech startups in the international marketplace.
Golden Gate Ventures doubles down on Locofy.ai investment to accelerate go-to-market for startups and enterprises
Golden Gate Ventures, a venture capital fund in Southeast Asia (SEA), has injected a second round of investment into Locofy.ai, a platform that converts graphic designs into working code with AI.
[Column] Malik Shaffy Lizinde: Unlocking the potential of AI-from fear to excitement
AI is becoming a significant part of our lives, and there's a growing concern that it will replace human jobs, leading to unemployment.
South African healthtech startup Guidepost unveils chatbot for diabetic patients
South African healthtech startup Guidepost has unveiled an AI-powered chatbot to help citizens living with diabetes better manage their condition.
Aegis Ventures, Northwell Holdings launch healthtech startup Optain to detect and prevent early stage diseases
Ascertain, a revolutionary collaboration between Aegis Ventures and Northwell Holdings, announced a seed funding round to launch Optain, an artificial intelligence company.
Innovate UK launches £100m AI Fund for UK business
Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency, has unveiled BridgeAI, a new programme which aims to drive growth and competitiveness in the UK economy through the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
Five tech startups join Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator program
Northwestern Mutual, in partnership with gener8tor, announced the addition of five promising tech startups to its innovative Black Founder Accelerator program.
Transforming public health solutions via AI revolutions, Plug and Play
Public health has traditionally been understood as a mission-driven industry that could not be profitable but, rather, one that utilizes a non-profit structure.
London fintech startup Triver raises £7milliion to provide small businesses with instant capital
Leveraging Open Banking data and sophisticated AI, Triver funds SMEs’ short-term working capital needs, underwriting the risk of small business borrowing instantly and automatically.
Innovate UK launches £100 million AI fund for UK businesses
The £100m investment comes partly from Innovate UK & the Technologies Mission Fund (TMF), launched by HMG/UKRI on 6 March 2023, and will bring together businesses from priority sectors with AI experts and developers, to foster an AI innovation network in the UK.
Belgian Startup Whale raises 2.5 million euros to boost knowledge sharing for companies worldwide
The funding follows the company's strong annual growth (280%) and recent AI integration and will be used to further innovate and expand in Europe and throughout the US, the latter of which currently already accounts for over 70% of the company’s customer base.
Cardinality raises $12.5m Series B financing to expand market coverage, accelerate growth
Cardinality.ai, a government-technology focused AI SaaS solution provider, announced a $12.5 million Series B investment led by Boathouse Capital, along with other investors.
Artificial intelligence: Africa takes up the subject
As AI systems like ChatGPT begin to disrupt our daily lives, the global race for innovation is accelerating. The biggest advances are taking place in the United States, China and Europe.
AlphaSense raises $100m to fuel innovation in AI and market intelligence
AlphaSense, the market intelligence and search platform, announced a $100 million addition to its $225 million Series D financing round at a $1.8 billion valuation.
[Column] Chris Boshoff: Connecting the digital backbone
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t new, but it has simmered on the edges of innovation and transformation for years and now it has, as the World Economic Forum puts it, ‘quietly arrived’.
Nigerian fintech firm Zone adopts ThetaRay AI Solution to screen payments
Zone (formerly Appzone) and ThetaRay announced they will collaborate to implement ThetaRay’s cloud-based SONAR solution to monitor and screen Zone’s transactions in Nigeria for illicit activities and sanctions violations.
TeselaGen offers Starter Edition to help biotech startups scale efficiently
TeselaGen Biotechnology, the developer of AI-enabled Operating System for Biotechnology R&D and Manufacturing, announced the launch of its Starter Edition to support innovative early-stage biotech companies that are ready to scale.
Mumbai-based HRtech startup ZingHR invests in SaaS startup LokiBots to expand its AI-based products and services
HRtech startup ZingHR has made a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-based SaaS startup LokiBots. The investment will help ZingHR leverage its AI-based software bots.
AI crop analysis platform Inarix raises €3.1m seed funding to help farmers determine quality and value of their crops
Inarix, the AI-powered crop analysis platform, announced a €3.1 million seed round from Ankaa ventures, Label Investment, Newfund, Alliance for impact and Resiliance.
Is AI content moderation better than human content moderation?
Who is better at detecting inappropriate content – computers or humans? To answer this question Unitary compares AI and humans on different levels, including scale, personal risk, cost, bias and context.
Mexican TV audiences back AI dubbing over subtitles, report
The world's biggest entertainment distributors could win over millions of TV viewers currently swerving non-domestic content by deploying AI dubbing, new research suggests.
Finding the perfect innovative solution for corporates, Plug and Play
Companies today can face various challenges that impact their survival. These challenges often arise from rapid technological advancements, changing consumer behavior, and the evolving business landscape.
Israeli AION Labs launches AI startup for De Novo antibody design
AION Labs announced the formation of DenovAI, the lab's second startup approved by the Israel Innovation Authority.
Vue.ai announces new AI powered models to generate inclusive ad creatives through Meta's Creative Shop
Vue.ai, the retail vertical of AI startup Mad Street Den, announced its partnership with Meta to generate automated and inclusive ad creatives using AI-powered models for brands using Meta's creative services.
South African healthtech startup Envisionit raises $1.65m to expand access to medical imaging
Envisionit Deep AI, a South African healthtech startup that uses AI to bridge the gap in diagnostic imaging, has raised $1.65 million to expand access to medical imaging.
[Column] Chester Wisniewski: Artificial Intelligence now a match for natural ignorance
End-user security training has traditionally been an important aspect of cybersecurity efforts, as it aims to educate and empower employees to identify and prevent potential threats.
Steph Curry's SC30 joins Simplicity, Silicon Valley AI-driven startup building super app for cities
Simplicity, the platform revolutionizing the way residents connect with their cities, announced that four-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP Stephen (Steph) Curry's SC30, has joined forces with the platform.
Generative AI startup Autobound raises $4m to make writing personalized sales emails easy
Emerging startup Autobound, is announcing $4 million in funding to automate the tedious workflow of writing personalized sales emails.
Identity verification platform Smile Identity raises $20m funding for Pan-African expansion
Smile Identity, Africa's Know Your Customer (KYC) onboarding and identity verification platform, announced the successful completion of its Series B funding round, raising $20 million.
London-based digital health startup Syndi raises £1.65m to build its AI-driven wellbeing support platform
Syndi Health, a startup providing a digital infrastructure to offer personalised and effective digital health support within organisations, has raised £1.65 million ($2 million), in equity and grant funding.
Predicta Med raises investment from CerraCap Ventures to support its early detection, intervention of chronic diseases platform
Venture Capital fund CerraCap Ventures, announced a strategic investment in Predicta Med, an early-growth startup helping medical clinics and institutions identify and work-up immune-related diseases earlier.
[Interview] Seyi J. Matanmi, Founder, Hosteet, Nigeria
Seyi J. Matanmi is a technology product developer and entrepreneur. Educated in software development, research and analytics, he currently leads the cloud services outfit, Hosteet, operating out of Lagos, Nigeria.
Rembrand raises $8m seed round to scale AI product placement for video
Rembrand, the revolutionary AI product placement platform that embeds photo-realistic products into digital videos, announced a $8 million seed round and the upcoming launch of their beta platform.
Anthropic forges partnership with Google Cloud to help deliver reliable and responsible AI
Google Cloud announced a new partnership with Anthropic, an AI startup focused on safety and research. Anthropic has selected Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider.
AI-focused customer communications app Yobi raises $2.37m seed funding to accelerate growth
Yobi, the AI-focused customer communications app catering specifically to the small business community, announced it has raised a total of $2.37 million as part of its oversubscribed seed round.
Swedish AI startup Viking Analytics raises more than €3m Series A funding for global expansion
Viking Analytics, a Swedish startup developing AI-based machine health monitoring technology, announced the closing of its Series A round, co-led by Belgium-based Finindus and Sweden-based Industrifonden.
New Orleans edtech startup Pressto utilizes AI to revolutionize writing instruction
Edtech startup Pressto is releasing unprecedented teacher-driven product enhancements, including the incorporation of unique AI capabilities, at the Future of Education Technology Conference in New Orleans.
Video AI startup ShortTok appoints Jayan Eledath as CTO to accelerate innovation, drive growth
ShortTok, an early-stage software company developing automated visual storytelling technologies, announced the appointment of Jayan Eledath as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to accelerate innovation and drive growth.
Israeli startup aiOla raises $25m to interface natural language to AI solutions in traditional manufacturing
Israeli startup aiOla announced it has secured $25 million in funding led by New Era with the participation of Hamilton Lane and other investors.
German AI-powered road infrastructure SaaS startup vialytics nabs $10m Series A funding to accelerate global expansion
European market AI-powered road infrastructure SaaS startup vialytics has secured a $10 million Series A investment led by venture capital investor Scania Growth Capital.
Former CEO of BMW Manufacturing Knudt Flor joins South Carolina startup Delta Bravo
Retired BMW Manufacturing CEO Knudt Flor has been appointed to the newly created advisory board at predictive analytics company Delta Bravo Artificial Intelligence (Delta Bravo AI).
Deal Box launches venture arm to invest $125m in foundational Web 3 technologies
Deal Box, a capital markets advisory and secure token offering packaging platform, announced the launch of Deal Box Ventures, a venture arm that will invest $125 million in startups that leverage foundational Web 3 technologies.
Latvia-based startup Aerones raises $30m to scale its robot-enabled services globally
Aerones, the Latvia-based robot-enabled wind turbine maintenance and inspection startup, announced it has secured $30 million in growth capital to scale its business globally.
AI-powered sales assistant Attention raises $3.1m funding
Attention, the AI-powered sales assistant helping teams overcome inefficiencies at every stage of the sales cycle, announced its $3.1 million funding round led by Eniac Ventures.
Security technology startup receives over $4m for humanitarian support
Secured, a service-disabled veteran owned small business security technology firm, is revolutionizing the field of drone surveillance with the first commercially-available automated AI Object Recognition & Change Detection software.
Virtualitics named best Los Angeles startup to work for in 2023
Virtualitics, an artificial intelligence and data exploration company, announced it has been named one of the best Los Angeles startups to work for on Built In's 2023 Best Places to Work List.
Halodi Robotics leverages Ansys simulation to develop humanoid robots to safely work among people
Halodi Robotics is using Ansys simulation software through the Ansys Startup Program to develop its humanoid robots designed to work among humans in everyday environments.
Mendoza Ventures closes $100m early growth fintech fund anchored by Bank of America
Mendoza Ventures, a Latinx-founded Fintech, AI, and Cybersecurity Venture Capital firm, has achieved a first close on its third fund.
Parisian medical device startup Ganymed Robotics banks additional €15m through Series B extension
Ganymed Robotics, the developer of computer vision software and robotics technologies for orthopedic surgeons, announced it has extended its Series B with an additional close of €15 million.
Taiwanese startup Profet AI closes $5.6m Series A funding round to fuel regional expansion, product development
Profet AI, a Taiwan-based developer of auto machine learning solutions, has raised $5.6 million in a Series A funding round to accelerate its overseas expansion into Japan, Southeast Asia and China.
Dutch startup Aiosyn raises €2m to develop AI-powered algorithms to support pathologists with clinical diagnostics
Aiosyn, a diagnostics platform that uses artificial intelligence to support pathologists with more accurate and efficient clinical diagnostics, raised an investment round of €2 million.
Ran Ziv joins Israeli proptech startup BeamUP as CTO
BeamUP, the pioneer in enterprise data management for building system design and operations, announced it has hired Ran Ziv as CTO.
Paris-based startup QuantCube raises Series B funding to support growth in economic nowcasting, harnessing AI and big data analytics
Real-time economic intelligence provider QuantCube Technology, announced it has secured funding led by Strategic Development Fund (SDF), the investment arm of UAE’s Tawazun Council.
South Korean startup Xinapse scales AI solutions in the global market
Xinapse, a member of the Born2Global Centre, a Korean generative AI startup that is planning to enter the U.S. publishing market and will participate in the upcoming CES exhibition in Las Vegas in 2023, is scaling AI solutions in the global market.
Healthtech startup PaxeraHealth closes series A funding round to accelerate its enterprise medical imaging and AI authoring platforms
PaxeraHealth, the medical imaging and AI developer, announced the close of its series A financing round led by Sopris Capital, a venture capital firm focused on technology-enabled healthcare solutions.
AI-driven SaaS startup Kuona raises $6m round to solve brand pricing and promotion challenges
Kuona, the intelligent SaaS platform that uses machine learning to automatically optimize product prices, promotions, and inventories for consumer packaged goods (CPGs) and retailers, announced it has raised a $6 million seed round.
Infinity AI startup raises $5m to build automated synthetic training data
Infinity AI, a startup that generates automated synthetic training data, announced a $5 million seed round led by Matrix with participation from founders and operators from companies like Snorkel AI, Tesla, and Google.
Indian AI-based asset and plant performance startup UptimeAI raises $3.5m funding to expand in the U.S.
UptimeAI, an AI-based digital transformation solution provider for the energy, chemicals, and heavy industries, has raised a total of $3.5 million funding led by Emergent Ventures.
Appier launches AIRIS, next-gen AI-powered CDP leveraging first-party data to activate MarTech applications
Shortening the time spent from data to insight and insight to action, and visualizing results from marketing campaigns remain as critical issues for most enterprises considering Customer Data Platforms (CDP).
Comedian, Actor and Host Howie Mandel Steps into the Metaverse powered by DeepBrain AI
DeepBrain AI, a member of the Born2Global Centre, and Howie Mandel have put their brains together to create AI Howie, a fully interactive virtual human AI replica of the famous comedian, actor, host, and technology enthusiast.
Shield AI boosts Series E to $225m to accelerate building world's best AI pilot
Shield AI, a fast-growing defense technology company building AI pilots for aircraft, announced it has raised additional equity capital from the U.S. Innovative Technology Fund (USIT).
Netail closes $5m seed funding to advance retail-focused AI development
Netail, a technology that enables retailers to auto-identify competitors across the internet and track their assortments, availability and optimize prices in real time, announced the closing of $5 million in seed funding.
Cyndx launches Valer to generate faster and more accurate startup valuations
Cyndx, an AI-powered search and discovery engine built to simplify deal origination, has announced the launch of Valer, the company's new corporate valuation tool.
Speech AI startup Deepgram completes $47m Series B round to define the future of speech understanding
Speech AI startup Deepgram announced it has raised $47 million in equity funding led by Madrona, with Alkeon participating as a new investor, to define the future of speech understanding.
Plug and Play partners with Canadian airline WestJet to leverage AI and Machine Learning solutions
Global innovation platform Plug and Play announced its partnership with WestJet, Canada's second largest airline in both their Silicon Valley and Alberta, Canada locations.
Modus expands to Sub-Saharan Africa with launch of $75m Africa-focused fund
Modus, a Venture Platform operating in MENA comprising VC funds, Venture Builders, and a Corporate Innovation arm, has announced the launch of Modus Africa – a $75 million SDG-focused VC fund that will invest in Africa’s boldest startups.
London-based Vektor AI raises $2.5m pre-seed round to democratize tech talent’s access to professional career advice
Vektor AI, an online platform for one-to-one mentorship and professional career enhancement, announced it has raised a pre-seed round of $2.5 million led by leading early-stage European VC firms.
[Startup Interview] Ganesh Verma, Founder, MoogleLabs, Canada
MoogleLabs is a Canadian startup that leverages emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, Blockchain, DevOps, and Metaverse to come up with innovative solutions that help companies become more cost-effective.
AI startup Prof Jim auto-converts textbooks into cinematic lessons
Prof Jim is launching out of stealth with one of the first practical applications of generative AI in education. This technology transforms textbooks into visually dynamic online courses.
Zest AI secures over $50m growth capital to advance the next generation of AI-automated underwriting
Zest AI, the leader in automating underwriting with more accurate and inclusive lending insights powered by AI, announced that the company has raised over $50 million in a new growth round.
New York startup Scent Lab personalizes the fragrance industry with immersive digital experiences and AI-tech
Scent Lab announced the launch of its online platform that’s changing the way consumers shop for fragrance. Scent Lab is the first digital destination that leverages immersive video experiences and AI tech.
Manchester-based consumer insights startup Vypr raises additional £3.4m to scale its product intelligence platform
Fast-growing consumer insights business Vypr has received new investment of £3.4 million, at a significantly increased valuation on its last funding round in January 2021.
Dutch AI startup Axelera closes $27m Series A investment round to accelerate growth
European AI startup Axelera AI announced the closing of its $27 million Series A investment round to support its AI’s launch and mass production of its first-generation AI acceleration platform.
Israeli QuantHealth startup raises $2.6m seed round to provide comprehensive clinical trial simulation solution
QuantHealth, an AI-powered clinical trial design startup, announced its emergence from stealth, along with a $2.6 million seed financing round led by Shoni Top.
Nashville-based advanced radio technology startup Xtremis announces move to West Virginia
Xtremis, a Nashville-based startup developing advanced, Artificial Intelligence control systems that improve the performance of wireless networks in congested RF environments, announced its intention to relocate to Morgantown, WV.
BreadBot maker Wilkinson Baking Company raises $3m seed round to accelerate growth
Wilkinson Baking Company (WBC), the creator of world's first fully-automated commercial bread baking robot, announced the close of its fully subscribed $3.0 million seed round.
Paris-based Aqemia raises €30m to scale its deep physics and AI enabled drug discovery pipeline
Paris-based Aqemia has raised €30 million in a Series A funding round led by Eurazeo and Bpifrance through its Large Venture fund, with the participation of Elaia its historic investor.
Worktech startup TaTiO raises $5.3m to enable understaffed companies access America's untapped workforce with AI
TaTiO, a future of work company that uses AI to help companies fill open positions with qualified workers, announced the completion of a $5.3 million seed round.
Codeless AI infrastructure startup Pixis enters the Spanish market
Currently, the Series C funded company provides codeless AI technology for demand generation and marketing optimization to over 200 businesses across the American, MENA and APAC regions.
Dutch-based Hyperion Lab’s third cohort startups set to improve the world with sustainable AI
Hyperion Lab kicked off its third cohort of the Amsterdam AI innovation program and eight new startups (seven of which are Dutch) want to improve the world with AI.
Tech startup Zartico secures $20 million in Series A funding to boost tourism analytics portfolio
Zartico’s integrated data model™ offers its customers anonymized geolocation, spend and event data for visitors and destinations in real-time.
India’s AI-enabled network intelligence startup Aprecomm signs a deal to go global
Aprecomm, India’s network intelligence company, has announced its partnership with Singapore-based Technology Distribution Specialists (TDS) for distribution of its Network Intelligence technology.
London scaleup Wazoku raises £8.5m series B funding, acquires Danish intelligence startup Mindpool
London-based innovation scaleup Wazoku has closed a series B funding round of £8.5 million through investment from Octopus Ventures along with follow on from existing investors including Calculus Capital.
Canadian Lia 27 becomes the new face of AI after closing seed funding round at $5m valuation
Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) company Lia 27 Inc, announced it has closed a seed funding round valuing the company at $5 million. The funding launches the one-year-old business into the next dimension.
French startup Prophesee closes €50m C Series round to drive commercialization of revolutionary neuromorphic vision technology
Prophesee, the inventor of advanced neuromorphic vision systems, announced the completion of its Series C round of funding with the addition of a new investment from Prosperity7 ventures.
London-based Genie AI launches Startup Starter Pack, a free open source legal template library for startups
Genie AI, a machine learning company based in London, has launched Startup Starter Pack, a free open source legal template library with contract templates for small businesses and startups.
ABB partners with Dutch AI predictive maintenance scaleup Samotics to expand condition monitoring services
ABB and Samotics, the provider of ESA technology that is a high-growth scaleup company, have entered a strategic long-term partnership to provide enhanced condition monitoring services.
Sustainable and AI concrete startup AICrete raises $4m seed funding to accelerate growth
AICrete, the recipe-as-a-service platform optimizing local materials for cleaner and more cost-efficient concrete, announced it has raised $4 million in a seed funding led by CLEAR Ventures.
Google-backed startup Massage Robotics launches equity crowdfunding via StartEngine
Google-backed startup, Massage Robotics announced the launch of equity crowdfunding via StartEngine, to show how robots can help people heal with free massage therapy.
Gradient Ventures leads $6m investment in LatAm's tax-technology startup Heru
Heru, an AI-based tax platform that simplifies the tax-filing process and provides intelligent insights for future filings, announced a $6 million seed round led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund.
French AI and cloud media startup Newsbridge closes €7m funding round to develop U.S. presence
Newsbridge, the French AI & Cloud Media company has raised €7 million Series A funding round to continue its expansion to the U.S.A, and hire top AI and Media Engineering talent.
BRV China-backed HPC-AI Tech startup completes $6m seed and angel round financing
HPC-AI Tech, an artificial intelligence high-performance optimization startup announced the closing of $6 million seed and angel rounds, with BlueRun Ventures China (BRV China) acting as the lead investor for the angel round.
Hyperspec AI startup releases software platform for autonomous driving development
Hyperspec AI, an artificial intelligence startup, released a new tool for developers working on ADAS enabled and autonomous vehicles (AV).
Tech startup Alcatraz AI receives $25m Series A funding to accelerate international growth
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the product development, sales and marketing of Bulgaria and US-based tech startup Alcatraz AI with an equity investment, as part of a $25 million.
Austrian SaaS startup Shopstory raises €2.2m in second round funding to back e-Commerce brands
Austrian startup Shopstory is raising a million-dollar investment from tecnet equity, Startup300 and business angels Patrick Pöschl (Co-Founder Scalable Capital) and Hansi Hansmann in its second round of financing.
Edge computing startup EDJX appoints Benjamin Thomas as new CEO, raises seed funding round
EDJX, the pioneer in decentralized global serverless edge computing, announced it has hired a new CEO while simultaneously raising a seed round of funding.
Dublin-based startup Protex AI raises $18m to protect workplace accidents
Dublin-based startup Protex AI has raised a total of $18 million of investment to help further grow its presence in Europe and North America, led by Notion Capital.
South Korean animation Startup Plask releases motion capture tool to democratize 3D animation
Plask, a 3D animation startup has unveiled its namesake premium motion capture and animation SaaS tool that makes 3D animation more accessible than ever.
Copenhagen’s AI cybersecurity startup Muninn raises €2.5m seed round led by Luminar Ventures
AI-driven cybersecurity platform Muninn, headquartered in Copenhagen, has secured a €2.5 million seed round led by Luminar Ventures, with previous investor PreSeed Ventures (PSV) participating.
Savannah Logistics Innovation Center, Plug and Play announce first cohort of their accelerator program
The Savannah Logistics Innovation Center (SLIC) and Plug and Play announced the first cohort of selected startup companies chosen for their accelerator program.
Japanese healthtech startup Ubie raises $26.2m Series C funding to fuel business growth in Japan and the U.S.
Ubie, a Japanese healthcare AI startup with a mission to develop a healthcare guide for everyone, announced it has raised $26.2 million in the 1st round of Series C funding.
Tech startup GoMe.ai brings AI coaching platform to market, launches crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine
Tech startup GoMe.ai has launched a campaign on equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine to fund and market its key offering: an AI-driven, SaaS-based mobile coaching experience.
AI gaming and Esports startup Regression Games exits stealth with $4.2m seed funding from NEA and a16z
Regression Games, the AI gaming and esports company announced it has closed $4.2 million in seed funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
UK-based Conversational intelligence startup Jiminny raises €16.5m to fuel international expansion
Jiminny, a UK headquartered conversation intelligence provider supporting sales teams across the world, has closed a $16.5 million series A funding round led by Kennet Partners, a transatlantic growth equity firm.
German tech startup Cyanite announces new investors to support vision of universal music translation
Cyanite, a German tech company with various solutions in AI-powered music tagging and search, has closed an investment round with leading entrepreneurs from the music and technology industries.
Canadian AI startup Proto raises $5.6m Series A funding to accelerate global expansion
Canadian startup Proto announced it has raised $5.6 million Series A round led by Mucker Capital with participation from Yolo Investments for the global expansion of its AI Customer Experience (AICX) solutions.
Israeli AI mobility Nexar acquires Portuguese startup Veniam to open unlimited possibilities for data-rich mobility applications
Nexar, an AI mobility company, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Veniam, the provider of intelligent networking for the internet of moving things.
Involta partners with tech startup HacWare to expand enterprise cybersecurity awareness services
Involta, a data center, hybrid IT, and cloud-forward consulting firm, announced a partnership with HacWare, an AI-driven cybersecurity awareness and training SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) product that combines threat intelligence with user behavior.
Canadian news and technology startup startup Lil Durk raises $20m to reduce misinformation
Lil Durk (LilDurk.com), a Canadian news and technology startup enhanced by A.I.-driven neural networks, announced it has raised an additional $20 million in equity through a private funding round led by Alexander Elder.
Autonomous robotics delivery startup Ottonomy closes $3.3m seed financing round
Ottonomy.IO, the autonomous robotics delivery startup, announced the close of its seed funding round of $3.3 million bringing its total funding to date to $4.9 million, supporting the scale of Ottobots for fully autonomous airport, retail and restaurant deliveries.
Madrid-based healthtech startup Idoven raises €18.5m to develop its AI platform
Idoven, a Madrid-based healthtech startup, specialised in early detection and precision treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD), raised €18.5 million, to continue developing its artificial intelligence (AI) platform to identify arrhythmias and cardiac anomalies.
Taiwanese tech startup Cubo Ai launches new sleep sensor pad to boost AI baby monitoring system
To further boost the safety of newborn babies as well as the peace of mind of parents, Taiwanese tech startup Cubo Ai has launched a new product to augment its award-winning Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor - the AI Sleep Sensor Pad.
Taiwanese Startup Mindtronic AI opens way to the future of mobility with Meta-Service ecosystem
Mindtronic AI, a Taiwan-based startup, unveiled the world's first Meta-Service, a biometric sensing technology that provides instant access to any visible object in the real world.
Olympus Innovation Ventures backs endoscopy video and AI startup Virgo
Olympus announced that the company's venture capital fund, Olympus Innovation Ventures, completed its first investment, participating in the Series A financing of Virgo Surgical Video Solutions (Virgo) of Carlsbad, California.
Madrid-based Seedtag raises over €250m to scale its Contextual AI technology
Seedtag, the leader in contextual advertising in EMEA and LATAM, announced it has raised over €250 million in funding from private equity investor Advent International.
Surgical Intelligence startup Theator extends Series A funding with additional $24m for a total of $39.5m
Theator, the creator of Surgical Intelligence, announced it has raised $24 million in an extension of its Series A funding round.
HiddenLayer startup emerges from stealth mode, raises $6m seed funding to protect AI-powered products
HiddenLayer startup announced it has emerged from stealth mode to launch its flagship product, after raising $6 million in seed funding led by Ten Eleven Ventures.
YC-backed startup Bobidi raises $5.8m to build global bug bounty platform for AI models
Bobidi, an AI model test platform, announced it has raised $5.8 million in seed funding from Y Combinator, We Ventures, Hyundai Motors Group ZER01NE, Scrum Ventures, NPE, Meta, Lotte Ventures, Atlas Pac Capital, and angel investors.
Israeli tech startup AI21 Labs raises $64m to change the way people read and write using artificial intelligence
AI21 Labs, an Israeli startup aiming to fundamentally change the way people read and write, announced the completion of its $64 million series B funding round, bringing the company's valuation to $664 million.
London-based invoice intelligence platform Xelix completes $5m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Invoice intelligence platform Xelix announced it has successfully completed the Series A funding round, raising $5 million.
Dutch-based LUMO Labs invests in edtech startup Metacampus to empower digital professionals
LUMO Fund II Coöperatieve U.A. and a group of international angel investors are investing €1.5 million in Metacampus, a Barcelona-based training platform built for the virtual economy, to empower digital professionals.
Breakthrough AI integration platform AI Squared raises $6m seed financing to accelerate growth
AI Squared, the low-code AI integration platform, announced it has raised $6 million Seed financing by global venture capital firm NEA with participation from Ridgeline Partners.
UK-based BotsAndUs secures $13m seed financing for its warehouse data intelligence platform with autonomous robots
BotsAndUs, a cutting-edge intelligence and robotics company has secured $13 million in seed funding to expand its logistics-disrupting solution globally.
Bardeen.ai startup raises $15.3m Series A to bring workflow automation to the masses
Bardeen.ai, the provider of "automation for all" tools, announced an oversubscribed $15.3 million Series A funding round led by global software investor Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors.
Ping Identity launches Ping Ventures to accelerate innovation in identity security
Ping Identity, the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise, has launched Ping Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund that will fuel innovation in the identity security market.
Healthtech startup Idoven raises $19.8m funding to redefine detection and precision medicine of cardiovascular diseases
Idoven, a pioneering health tech company advancing early detection and precision medicine of cardiovascular disease, announced it has raised $19.8 million in funding.
London-based AI startup Peptone closes $40m Series A funding to build a state-of-the-art research facility in Bellinzona
Peptone, the molecular computational physics company focused on protein drug discovery, announced the successful completion of a $40 million Series A financing round.
Israeli AI-powered sales solution Amy raises $6m seed round to boost business professionals' selling power
Amy, the pioneering AI-driven sales intelligence solution that automates pre-meeting prospect research and enables meaningful business connections, announced it has raised a $6m seed round.
Chinese biotech startup Meta Pharmaceuticals raises $15m to accelerate its pipeline development
META Pharmaceuticals, China's first immunometabolism-based small-molecule drug discovery company, announced two consecutive Seed and Pre-A funding rounds totaling $15 million.
BCG Digital Ventures launches new innovation centers in India and Morocco
BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV), the corporate innovation and business-building arm of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is opening innovation centers in New Delhi, Mumbai and Casablanca, Morocco.
Taiwanese social CRM startup GoSky AI completes undisclosed seed funding round
Taipei-based social CRM startup GoSky AI announced the completion of an undisclosed seed funding round led by 500 Global venture capital firm.
Oslo-based Findable secures €2m seed round for its first-to-market building documentation automation platform
Findable, the Oslo-based startup that automates building documentation using Artificial Intelligence (AI), raised a €2 million seed round led by KOMPAS, with participation by Construct Venture.
FTX Ventures leads $5m seed round for NFT trust layer Doppel
Doppel, a real-time, cross-chain monitoring service for detecting NFT fraud and counterfeits, announced the close of a $5 million seed investment round led by FTX Ventures.
AI gaming startup Sizzle.gg raises $5m seed round for expansion
Sizzle.gg, an AI-driven patented platform that creates automatic and personalized highlights for esports leagues and teams, video game streamers and more, has raised $5 million in a seed funding round.
Contract management startup Evisort raises $100m funding to enhance customer experience, accelerate growth
Evisort, the no-code contract intelligence platform loved by legal, procurement, and sales operations teams worldwide, announced it has raised $100 million in capital.
e-Logistics startup Truckbook raises $3m seed funding to revolutionize the trucking industry
Truckbook, a virtual trucking platform providing a suite of solutions for owner-operators, announced it has raised $3 million in Seed funding from Sacramento-based venture capital firm Moneta Ventures.
Privacy-focused data-generation startup Kahoona raises $4.5m seed round to accelerate growth
Kahoona Inc., a first-party data generation and activation technology for the open web aimed at creating a digital ecosystem that preserves user privacy, announced it has closed $4.5 million in Series Seed financing.
High-speed package inspection startup Spectrohm raises $2m seed funding to transform security screening
Spectrohm, a company building next-generation inspection solutions for mail and packages, announced it closed $2.0 million in seed funding.
Japanese healthtech startup Ubie launches AI-powered symptom checker in the U.S.
Ubie, Inc., a healthcare AI startup with the mission to develop a healthcare guide for everyone, has launched in the United States an AI-powered symptom checker that allows users to enter symptoms and discover related diseases.
AI startup GridMatrix raises $3.5m seed round to grow its proprietary cloud architecture platform
GridMatrix announced it has raised $3.5 million in seed funding in a round co-led by 8VC and Cota Capital, with participation from Alumni Ventures Group.
South Korean medical AI startup Lunit gets preliminary approval to go public on KOSDAQ
Lunit, a medical AI provider, announced a preliminary approval from the Korea Exchange for initial public offering (IPO) on the KOSDAQ market.
AI startup Nuclia raises $5.4m seed funding to advance AI-powered search, releases open source NucliaDB
Nuclia, the pioneer in AI-powered search that is changing how humans access and discover meaningful data, announced it has raised $5.4 million in its seed round led by Crane Venture Partners and Ealai.
Plug and Play launches $25.5m Supply Chain Fund
The Plug and Play's Supply Chain Innovation Platform announced the closing of Plug and Play Supply Chain Fund I, L.P., a $25.5 million venture capital fund focusing on investments across the end-to-end supply chain.
AI platform Relativity6 raises $5.25m round to accelerate sales efforts
Relativity6, the AI platform for industry classification, announced it has raised a $5.25 million seed round led by Fin Capital with participation from State Auto Labs Fund, Vectr Ventures, Cortado Ventures, Angel Ventures, and several strategic individuals.
Global experience startup Lilt raises $55m Series C to scale its AI translation platform
Lilt, the global experience platform, announced it has raised $55 million in Series C funding, bringing the company's total raised to $92.5 million.
Kenya-focused social e-Commerce startup Elloe raises over $1m in pre-seed round
Elloe, a US-based social e-Commerce startup focused on Kenya and emerging markets, announced the raise of an undisclosed amount in pre-Seed funding. Investors for the round were led by Philippines’ Mad Ventures, Inc.
SeaX Ventures launches $60m Fund II to help international startups expand into Southeast Asia
SeaX Ventures (Southeast Asia Exponential Ventures), announced the close of its second fund to help accelerate the growth of global startups throughout Southeast Asia.
ComplyAdvantage releases new anti-money laundering essentials guide for Startups
ComplyAdvantage, a global data technology company transforming financial crime detection, announced the release of a new Anti-Money Laundering Essentials Guide for Startups.
Swedish AI Fund announces new fund targeting AI startups in Africa
Swedish AI Fund (SAIF), an NGO providing financial aid, grants and scholarships to AI projects has announced a new fund targeting AI startups in Africa.
AI-powered video commerce startup Vyrill raises $3m seed round to accelerate growth
VYRILL, a startup that enables video commerce with new, innovative 'in-video' search technology, announced the closing of a $3 million seed round of funding led by Noemis Ventures and Lightship Capital.
Danish healthtech startup Qure.ai raises $40m to accelerate market expansion, support product development
Qure.ai (Qure), the healthtech firm using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for medical imaging diagnostics, announced it has secured $40 million in a funding round led by Novo Holdings and HealthQuad.
Israeli tech startup Run:ai completes proof of concept with NVIDIA
Run:ai, the company simplifying AI infrastructure orchestration and management, announced details of a completed proof of concept (POC) which enables multi-cloud GPU flexibility for companies using NVIDIA GPUs in the cloud.
Cybersecurity startup MixMode secures $45 million financing to automate cyberattack detection
MixMode delivers a self-learning platform that helps enterprises and agencies detect and protect their networks against the most advanced cyberattacks. 80% of successful cyberattacks are novel attacks driving trillions of dollars in damage, including ransomware and supply chain attacks.
Product photo performance startup Bloom raises $1.1m seed round funding to bring generative AI to e-Commerce
Product photo performance engine Bloom announced it has raised $1.1 million at the close of its seed funding round.
Danish customer support innovator Dixa acquires Miuros and Solvemate startups for $43m
Danish customer support innovator Dixa, announced the acquisitions of analytics leader Miuros, and automation pioneer Solvemate.
5G Open Innovation Lab selects MetaPower to join its startup development program
MetaPower, the innovators creating the future of Intelligent Wireless Power, announced its selection as one of 12 startups newly added to the 5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OIL).
Canadian tech startup Calico secures $2.1m to revolutionize modern supply chains
Calico, the developer of the first AI-powered smart supply chain management platform, announced it has raised $2 million in seed funding. The growth financing is led by Serena Ventures following 300% growth since January 2022.
Capricorn Digital Growth Fund closes at €84.5m to back healthtech, business 4.0 startups in Benelux, Europe
Capricorn Digital Growth Fund closes at €84.5 million to back digital health and business 4.0 startups in Benelux
Energy-efficient AI semiconductor startup EdgeCortix closes over $8m Series A funding
EdgeCortix the AI-focused fabless semiconductor company, announced the closing of over $8 million in series A funding.
AI recruiting startup Emi raises $11m to help enterprises hire better frontline workers, faster
Emi, the conversational AI recruiting platform for frontline workers, has secured $11 million in Series A funding, led by Merus Capital and Khosla Ventures.
Raydiant startup raises $30m Series B to reimagine in-store experiences for brick and mortars
Raydiant, the in-location experience management platform for brick-and-mortar enterprises, announced it has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by 8VC and Atomic Ventures.
Boston AI tech startup hOS secures $12.8m seed round to accelerate growth
hOS, an AI technology startup started by DataRobot Founder Jeremy Achin, announced the close of a $12.8 million seed round led by NEA, with additional participation from B5 Capital, Cortical Ventures, IA Ventures and Sequoia.
Las Olas Venture Capital invests in Leverage.ai to modernize global supply chains
Las OIas Venture Capital (LOVC), announced its third Fund II investment in Leverage.ai. to modernize the global supply chains.
Dallas-based Tegan Digital partners with Dents.co startup to revolutionize the collision industry
Dallas-based digital agency Tegan Digital has partnered with Dents.co to develop a startup launch kit, including an email marketing strategy and video production, to support new B2B tech product.
Cloud-based-AI startup Inspectorio raises $50m to reinvent production chain with AI-powered platform
Inspectorio, the cloud-based AI-powered SaaS solution, announced the company has raised $50 million in a Series B Round led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm, Insight Partners.
Israeli AI startup Forwrd raises $3.5m to make every corporate employee data-driven
Forwrd, the provider of automated predictive analytics aimed at guiding business decision making, announced it secured $3.5 million in seed funding to transform non-technical frontline employees into data driven decision makers.
Event tech startup Vendelux raises $2.4m seed round to provide marketers with event marketing intelligence
Vendelux, the premier Event Intelligence Platform that enables marketers to maximize the impact from the event marking channel, announced the closing of $2.4 million in seed capital financing.
Artificial Intelligence startup Rehinged launches Carenet AI platform for the healthcare industry
Rehinged, an AI startup that transforms external market data into actionable intelligence, announced the launch of Carenet AI, its market intelligence platform specifically built for the healthcare industry.
London-based InstaDeep raises $100m to scale decision-making AI products to solve real-world problems
InstaDeep, a leader in advanced AI decision-making systems for solving real-world problems, announced it has raised $100 million and closed a Series B round led by Alpha Intelligence Capital.
Nigerian fintech startup P2vest records 100,000 users on its platform
Nigerian fintech startup P2vest Technology announced that its peer-to-peer lending application, P2Vest has hit 100,000 users with access to quick loans.
Sportstech startup Mustard raises $3.75m to democratize world-class coaching across major sports
Mustard, the world's first sensorless connected-coaching platform for skill sports, announced a $3.75 million seed round led by the Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Fund.
Solar-powered robotics startup Aigen raises $4m seed round to accelerate growth
Aigen, a company developing a scalable, solar-powered robotics platform for agriculture and soil regeneration, raised a $4 million seed round led by NEA with participation from AgFunder, Global Founders Capital, and ReGen Ventures.
South Korean AI optimization tech startup Nota selected as NVIDIA Inception Premier member
Nota, an AI optimization technology company, announced it has been promoted to Premier status in the NVIDIA Inception program.
Canadian fertility tech startup raises Series A financing round to progress AI-enabled fertility solutions
Future Fertility, a fertility technology company developing AI-enabled and non-invasive fertility solutions to optimize clinical decision making in fertility care and in vitro fertilization (IVF), announced it has successfully raised a Series A financing round.
Israeli AI-powered drug discovery startup Protai raises $8m seed round to provide proteomics-based platform
Protai, an AI-powered drug discovery startup announced its emergence from stealth, along with an $8 million seed financing round co-led by Grove Ventures and Pitango HealthTech.
Global cloud computing company Esker to acquire majority stake in UK-based startup Market Dojo
The agreement states that Esker will acquire 50.1% of the shares and voting rights in the company effective Q1 2022 and the remainder of Market Dojo shares after a period of four years.
VentureIsrael Invests in NeuroBrave software startup
An Israeli deep tech fund VentureIsrael participated in the investment round alongside Labs/02 and Samurai Incubate. The investment will be used to accelerate R&D and go-to-market activities.
Chinese autonomous driving startup Haomo.AI raises nearly RMB 1 Billion, reaches Unicorn status
Beijing-based autonomous driving startup Haomo.AI has raised nearly 1 billion yuan (close to $150 million) in its Series A financing round, giving itself strong financial momentum to expand this new year.
Israel tech startups raised $25.4 billion in 2021, report
The unprecedented figure represents a 136% increase over last year, which concluded with a full-year total of $10.8 billion raised.
TandemAI raises $25 Million Seed & Pre-series financing to expand its wet lab operations
TandemAI has announced it has raised $25 million in Seed and pre-Series A financing to advance its proprietary computational platform and expansion of its wet lab operations.
Calibrate Ventures raises Fund II to invest in early-stage AI and automation companies
Calibrate Ventures has announced $97 million in new funds to partner with exceptional founders building the next generation of leading AI and automation companies.
INTEMA by MTS AI joins NVIDIA Inception VC Alliance to invest in artificial intelligence startups
The collaboration will enable INTEMA to invest in a potential pool of more than 9,000 of NVIDIA’s Inception programme startup members, a group which comprises high-potential AI startups from all over the world.
Continual launches with $4 million in seed to bring AI to the modern data stack
Continual, a company building a next-generation AI platform for the modern data stack, has announced its public beta launch with $4 million in seed funding.
TDK Ventures invests in scalable driverless transportation startup Faction
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, has invested in scalable driverless transportation startup company, Faction.
WhizAI raises $8 million in Series A financing to bring the future of analytics to life sciences industry
WhizAI, the first and only purpose-built, augmented consumer platform for the life sciences industry, has raised $8 million in series A financing.
Credem Group invests in artificial intelligence through a Silicon Valley startup incubator
An agreement has been reached with Noonum, a Seattle based startup. Noonum works in the artificial intelligence arena, developing digital learning tools and textual analysis in order to perform financial analysis and portfolio construction.
IT-security startup Aiden launches Intelligent Endpoint Management Solution
Aiden's intelligent endpoint management solution has demonstrated a 97% reduction in vulnerabilities, 75% fewer help desk tickets, and dramatic savings in time spent provisioning computers.
Machine learning company Hyperscience acquires German-based startup Boxplot
Hyperscience, the human centered automation company, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Boxplot, a startup based in Berlin, Germany.
Canadian bike-tech startup MyVeloFit secures seed funding to scale up its operations, expand service offering
Canadian bike-tech startup MyVeloFit secured seed funding with Shopify's former Chief Technology Officer Cody Fauser leading the investment.
South Korean AI optimization startup Nota raises $14.7m series B to expand its global business
Nota, an AI optimization platform startup, acquired series B funding amounting to $14.7 million that is announcing. The series B funding was finalized last month, a year after the series A funding of $6.7 million.
English cyber security startup CultureAI raises $4m seed round to measure and mitigate human cyber security risk
CultureAI, the human cyber security platform founded by professional hackers, announced the closing of a $4 million Seed round to fuel its rapid growth.
[Startup Interview] Dave Withers, CEO, Vertis, USA
Vertis is a US-based startup that leverages billions of data points and proprietary data science to help business leaders implement data-driven talent and location strategies.
Croatian AI startup Mindsmiths receives $1.4m seed funding to develop and expand its ASS platform
Globally awarded Croatian AI startup Mindsmiths received $1.4 million in seed funding from Feelsgood investment fund which supports companies with proven positive social impact.
Robotics startup HaptX raises $4m investment from Crescent Cove Advisors to accelerate expansion
HaptX, the provider of realistic haptic gloves for VR and robotics, announced it has secured a $4 million credit facility from Crescent Cove Advisors, bringing HaptX's Series A funding to $28m, and the company's total funding to $35m.
Seattle-area startup Lassen Peak raises $10m seed funding for weapons search technology
Seattle-area startup Lassen Peak announced the completion of Seed financing of $10 million with Alpha Intelligence Capital, Lauder Partners, Orbit Venture Partners, and other strategic seed investors participating in the investments.
World's innovation platform Plug and Play launches in Basel, Switzerland
The largest innovation enabler in the world, Plug and Play, announced the launch of a new office in Basel, Switzerland, in partnership with the first Founding Partner, uptownBasel.
Fort Ross Ventures announces first closing of $200m late-stage fund
Fort Ross Ventures, an international venture-capital firm focused on startups in the U.S. and Israel, announced the $100 million first closing of its late-stage fund.
Israeli logistics AI startup Amphorica partners with Swiss investor Falco Capital to accelerate growth
Falco Capital and Amphorica jointly announced the closing of a capital investment and cooperation agreement. As part of the agreement, Amphorica appoints Falco Capital partner Peter Salzer, as Director of the company's board.
Firmware security startup NetRise emerges from stealth with $6.8m seed round
NetRise, the company solving the world's firmware security problem, has emerged from stealth by closing their $6.8 million Seed Round led by Miramar Digital Ventures, with Sorenson Ventures, DNX Ventures and multiple strategic angels.
AI-informed physical security startup Hakimo raises $4m seed round
Hakimo, an AI platform designed to bring cybersecurity-like tools to the physical security industry, announced $4 million seed funding.
Chinese SEI Robotics partners with Silicon Valley's Medtrics to bring telemedicine service to Android TV
SEI Robotics, a global innovator of smart IOT devices & provider of Android TV platforms for Pay-TV operators (MVPD), announced its strategic partnership with Medtrics, the Silicon Valley startup, player of digital health service.
Chinese autonomous driving startup WeRide releases next-gen small, lightweight Sensor Suite 4.0
WeRide, a Chinese L4 autonomous driving company released WeRide Sensor Suite 4.0 (Suite 4.0), marking another key step towards the mass production of self-driving vehicles.
Abacus.AI startup raises $50m Series C funding, releases Computer Vision as a Service
Abacus.AI startup announced $50 million Series C funding from Tiger Global, Coatue, Index Ventures, and Alkeon. As part of this release, the company also announced support for Computer Vision use-cases.
London-based AI startup Humanising Autonomy raises $11m Series A funding to change how machines understand people globally
Humanising Autonomy, a behaviour AI company using modular, low-power computer vision technology to ethically understand and predict human behaviour raised an $11 million Series A funding round.
South Korean startup Humelo receives $2.6m pre-series A funding for AI voice synthesis solution
Humelo, a South Korean startup that specializes in AI-based voice synthesis solutions and a member of Born2Global Centre, recently received a pre-series A investment of $2.6 million (KRW 3 billion) from KT Investment and Kakao Investment.
North Carolina's SAS and Pappas Capital partner to propel agritech startups with analytics
Two North Carolina companies, analytics leader SAS and venture investment firm Pappas Capital, are joining forces to help advance the state as a global leader in agricultural technology.
Israeli deep learning development startup Deci raises $21m to accelerate commercial growth
Deci, the deep learning development company that helps enterprises build, optimize, and deploy AI to production, announced it has raised a $21 million Series A round led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners.
Israeli bio-convergence startup X-trodes completes $4.5m seed round to improve quality of life, reduce hospital workload
X-trodes, a bio-convergence company that developed wearable technology for advanced electrophysiological measurement and analytics, has raised a $4.5 million seed round to improve the quality of life and reduce hospital workload
Indian edtech startup ConveGenius raises $5m pre Series A funding to accelerate growth
Indian edtech startup ConveGenius AI has raised $5 million in Venture Capital funding to grow its conversational AI platform in India and South-East Asian markets.
Google selects nine Kenyan startups to receive equity-free funding via its Africa Investment Fund
During its very first “Google for Africa” event held early this month, Google announced it will be investing up to $50 million in African early- and growth-stage startups via its Africa Investment Fund.
Canadian energy startup Pani secures $8m to scale up AI solution to improve water and energy efficiency in water treatment facilities
Pani, a Canadian software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, announced the completion of an oversubscribed $8 million CAD capital raise.
Singapore-based POS startup Qashier adopts anti-money laundering technology
Founded by Christopher Choo and Frank Zhao in February 2019, Qashier’s advanced platform powers small and medium sized retail and F&B businesses by combining a smart POS system, integrated payment acceptance, and advanced software solutions which include table management, online ordering and customer loyalty.
UK startup ComplyCube boosts SaaS offering with multi bureau checks to tackle identity fraud
ComplyCube, the identity verification provider, has launched a multi-bureau verification service underpinned by a comprehensive set of credit agency data, government sources, and propriety databases.
APX Platform announces oversubscribed seed round investments by 20% within 60 days
APX Platform, the aesthetic industry's only cloud-based, business intelligence, training, educational and data analytics platform for aesthetic practices, has oversubscribed its seed round investments by 20 percent within 60 days.
South Korean startup Aniai to participate in Microsoft for Startups Global Grand Final program
Korean startup Aniai, a member of Born2Global Centre, got selected as one of the 10 companies that will participate in Microsoft for Startups. Aniai has developed a labor solution for quick service restaurants by building a robotic kitchen.
PHYTunes startup closes $1.5m seed round to develop solution for full 5G inside residential, commercial buildings
PHYTunes, a player in 5G at the Edge and wireless-wireline convergence, announced it has close its seed round of $1.5 million with investors Deutsche Telekom´s hub:raum.
Rendered.ai startup raises $6m to expand developer framework for synthetic data
Rendered.ai announced the closing of a $6 million seed round to expand staffing and operations to scale up the Rendered.ai Platform as a Service that supports data scientists, engineers, and business innovators.
Japanese startup Autify raises $10m Series A to advance software testing automation through no-code solution
Autify, a no-code AI-powered software testing automation platform, announced today that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is World Innovation Lab (WiL).
Silicon Valley-based VC firm BGV raises $110m to focus on Enterprise AI and cross-border investments
Silicon Valley-based venture capital (VC) firm Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), which invests in Enterprise 4.0 companies globally, announced its fourth fund, closing at $110 million, 60% larger than its third fund.
Employee wellness early-stage tech startup Three Good announces seed round to fuel growth
A new employee wellness technology startup based in Los Angeles, Three Good, announced its seed round of funding. The employee well-being platform leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) and traditional Psychology best practices to beat employee burnout.
Chinese warehouse robotics startup HAI ROBOTICS secures $200m funding to accelerate growth
HAI ROBOTICS, a Chinese warehouse robotics startup pioneering in autonomous case-handling robotics (ACR) system, announced it has secured two new continuous rounds of financing, garnering $200-odd million in total.
Chinese intelligent robotics startup Agile Robots completes Series C financing to accelerate growth
Agile Robots, an intelligent robotics company, announced the completion of a Series C financing with a total investment of $220 million. The financing was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, followed by financial investors.
Berlin-based Workist exits stealth to create global AI business connectivity layer
Workist, the company applying cutting-edge, deep-learning technology to automate business transactions, exited stealth and introduced its flagship product WorKI, an intelligent document processing tool that leverages advanced artificial intelligence.
Construction tech startup KEWAZO raises $5m Series A funding to scale robotic fleet in scaffolding industry
KEWAZO, a player in construction robotics, announced it has closed a $5 million series A funding round, bringing the total amount raised to $9 million.
Canadian machine learning startup Private AI secures $3.15m seed round to streamline privacy compliance for enterprises
Private AI, a developer of privacy-preserving machine learning and natural language processing tools, announced it has secured $3.15 million in seed funding to improve its product offering.
ITRI partners with Arm to provide resources for innovative IC design startups in Taiwan
To promote Taiwanese local IC design startups, the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is supporting the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Arm, in providing critical resources.
Canadian machine learning startup CruxOCM raises $6m venture financing to accelerate growth
CruxOCM, the pioneer of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA) for control room operations, announced it has raised $6 million in venture financing to fuel growth.
Medical software startup Optellum appoints Jason Pesterfield as CEO to drive commercial growth in the US
Optellum, a medical software startup based in Oxford, UK, has appointed Jason Pesterfield as CEO to lead growth in the US clinical market. Optellum is a leader in AI-based software that transforms early lung cancer diagnosis and therapy.
ActZero startup announces U.S. distribution relationship with Ingram Micro's Emerging Business Group
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) startup ActZero, announced a strategic distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. and its Emerging Business Group, which offers providers high-touch services, specialization and speed to market.
Tango raises $5.7m seed round to launch workflow intelligence platform and transform documentation
Tango, the workflow intelligence platform that streamlines the process of creating documentation, announced it raised $5.7 million in seed funding to launch workflow intelligence platform and transform documentation.
AI startup DataChat closes $25m Series A round to continue democratizing data analytics
DataChat, Inc., a software company that's revolutionizing data analytics, announced the closing of a $25 million Series A funding round led by Redline Capital and Anthos Capital.
Israeli insurtech startup Vesttoo joins NVIDIA Inception to further develop AI-based technologies
Israeli insurtech startup Vesttoo announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception, a program designed to nurture companies revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.
DLA Piper advises investment analytics platform Aumni in $50m Series B financing
DLA Piper represented Aumni, an investment analytics platform that provides the data infrastructure for private capital markets, in a $50 million Series B funding round led by J.P. Morgan.
Korean space tech startup CONTEC gears up to transform space technology
CONTEC, a Korean startup gearing up to transform the space sector, is working towards providing holistic solutions required for downstream data transmitted by satellites.
Innovative entrepreneurs driving African renaissance
Innovative solutions by African entrepreneurs continue to make local impact while having a global appeal.
AI startup 3AI joins NVIDIA Inception program
AI startup 3AI announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception, an accelerator program designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.
South Korean medtech startup Speclipse attracts $7.7m in investments with its laser spectroscopic and AI medical diagnosis technology
Speclipse, a startup specializing in laser spectroscopic and AI-based medical diagnosis technologies and a member of Born2Global Centre, attracted $7.7 million in investments.
Hiration startup raises $3m to offer its affordable, AI-powered resume-building platform to job seekers
Hiration, the platform that offers world class resources that makes it easy for qualified candidates to create the perfect resumes and find their dream role, announced it has raised $3 million in seed funding from Prime Venture Partners, Venture Highway and Y Combinator.
Jiddu acquires CerraCap Ventures portfolio company Nirveda Cognition
CerraCap Ventures, a Global Venture Capital fund, announced acquisition of its portfolio company Nirveda Cognition by Jiddu Inc for an all-stock deal. The transaction is one of a slew of recent exits from CerraCap's investment fund.
Digital Disrupt invests in AI-powered cosmetics startups to reinvent the future of beauty
Openface, a personalized AI-based cosmetics solution, raised $380K as Digital Disrupt VC club looks to pioneer data-driven beauty tech in Europe. Belgian fund Pitchdrive participated in the pre-seed round.
Naspers Foundry leads $8.3m Series A investment in South African insurtech startup Naked
Naspers, through its early-stage tech investment vehicle Naspers Foundry, invested $8.3 million (R120 million) in Naked, the artificial intelligence (AI)-driven insurtech startup that offers full digital insurance to cars, homes, and valuables.
John Deere acquires agritech startup Bear Flag Robotics to accelerate autonomous technology on the farm
Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire agritech startup Bear Flag Robotics for $250 million. Founded in 2017, the Silicon Valley-based startup develops autonomous driving technology compatible with existing machines.
Tech startup tab32 closes Series B financing to accelerate dental cloudtech transformation
tab32, the dental industry cloud-based, full-service technology platform, announced closing a Series B round led by Spark Growth Ventures, a technology VC firm "on a mission to support gritty and exceptional founders."
Tel Aviv and London-based AI construction tech startup Buildots raises $30m Series B funding as its technology reaches 12 countries
Buildots, the AI construction tech company announced a $30 million Series B round led by Lightspeed Ventures with the participation of Buildots’ previous investors; TLV Partners, Future Energy Ventures, Tidhar Construction Group and Maor Investments.
Tech executive Mark Bregman launches Quidnet Ventures, a venture capital fund based in New Zealand
Mark Bregman, a successful tech executive and entrepreneur, has launched Quidnet Ventures, a venture capital fund based in New Zealand and operated out of New Zealand, San Francisco and New York City.
Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Wide Receiver Devonta Smith joins tech startup LifeBrand
LifeBrand, a tech startup that offers solutions to help build and protect personal and corporate brands on social media, has teamed up with Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Wide Receiver DeVonta Smith to take their game to the next level.
Ampere to acquire technology startup OnSpecta to accelerate AI inference on cloud-native applications
Ampere Computing announced it has agreed to acquire AI technology startup OnSpecta, strengthening Ampere Altra performance with AI inference applications.
Connie Health startup secures additional $13m to scale its tech-enabled Medicare navigation platform
Connie Health, a tech-enabled consumer Medicare navigation platform helping Americans make more informed health and financial choices, announced a $13 million Series A round and begins operations in its second state, Texas.
RAIsonance Inc. joins Microsoft for Startups program
RAIsonance Inc., a family of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-based technology companies headquartered in the Denver Tech Center, announced it has been named the newest member of Microsoft for Startups.
Agritech startup Adaviv raises $2.3m seed round to scale its AI-driven plant intelligence platform for indoor farming
Adaviv, a cultivation technology company surfacing actionable insights for Controlled Environment Agriculture, announced the raise of $2.3 million in an oversubscribed Series Seed financing led by Delta Emerald Ventures.
BIND 4.0 opens sixth call for innovative tech startups around the world
The Open Innovation & Acceleration Program, BIND 4.0, has just launched its sixth edition open call to search for the most innovative technology startups around the world.
South Korean AI startup Lunit secures investment from Guardant Health
Lunit, an AI startup in AI-powered cancer solutions, announced a strategic investment of $26 million from a precision oncology company, Guardant Health.
Wearable robotics startup Verve Motion raises $15m Series A funding
Wearable robotics startup Verve Motion has raised $15 million in Series A funding, led by Construct Capital as well as follow-on investments from existing investors, Founder Collective, Pillar VC, Safar Partners, OUP, and a number of angel investors.
South African startup Omnisient raises $1.4m for global expansion
Omnisient, a secure data collaboration platform, has achieved its second raise this year totalling $1.4 million. The investments will be used to expand the Omnisient team, accelerate product development and drive international expansion.
Absci acquires CerraCap Ventures portfolio company Totient
CerraCap Ventures, an early-stage Venture Fund, announced acquisition of its portfolio company Totient by Absci for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is the second exit from CerraCap's investment fund, CerraCap II LP.
Photo and video editing app Prequel launches venture studio program to nurture early stage tech startups
Prequel, the creative photo and video editing app, announced the launch of Prequel Venture Studio (PVS), a program that will nurture early stage tech startups in the fields of AI, computer vision, and AR-based visual art.
Yes Lender acquires fintech startup Edge Funder to create AI-powered funding portal for small businesses
Yes Lender announced it acquired Edge Funder, a fintech startup that is transforming entrepreneur's access to working capital through its direct-to-merchant funding portal.
AI-powered recruiting startup TopFunnel acquires Teamable to offer end-to-end sourcing platform
TopFunnel, the AI-powered recruiting startup that high-growth companies use to scale, announced the acquisition of Teamable to supercharge referral-based recruiting.
AI startup LLENA (AI) partners with Southern University to support (USDA/NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
LLENA (AI) Health Solutions, announced a partnership with Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to support their "Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life" initiative to address diet-related health disparities.
Food and beverage tech startup Botrista closes $10m Series A to make craft beverages accessible via robotic automation
Botrista Technology, a company revolutionizing the beverage industry with the Botrista DrinkBot, announced it has raised $10 million in a Series A funding.
Tokyo-based AI startup Attuned launches writer fellowship on Substack
Attuned, a Tokyo-based tech startup that uses psychology and AI to track intrinsic motivation and boost employee engagement, announced the launch of a global writing competition on digital newsletter-publishing platform Substack.
GG4L acquires edtech startup Stackup
Global Grid for Learning (GG4L), announced the acquisition of Stackup, an edtech startup with a focus on learning outcomes in K-12 education.
Ethiopian-based startup Gabeya launches its revamped marketplace
Gabeya, the Pan-African source for freelance professional talent, has expanded its revamped marketplace, the first of its kind in terms of reach in Africa.
Farmtech startup Iron Ox hires first CFO, Head of Marketing as company prepares for growth
Iron Ox, a farming innovation company with deep expertise in robotics and artificial intelligence, hired its first Chief Financial Officer and its first Head of Marketing as the company accelerates growth and expands its commercial footprint.
QIMA acquires stake in London-based supply chain resiliency startup Kavida.ai
QIMA, the provider of quality control and supply chain compliance solutions, announced it has invested in Kavida.ai, a London-based startup that builds supply chain digital replicas and uses artificial intelligence.
Voice-enabled healthtech startup HandsFree Health joins Microsoft for Startups program
HandsFree Health, provider of WellBe, a secure, HIPAA compliant, voice-enabled virtual health assistant platform, has been selected to join the Microsoft for Startups program.
Conquer Accelerator selects six startups for 2021 cohort
Conquer Accelerator announced its sixth season and summer 2021 cohort. The 10-week accelerator welcomes six selected teams to its East Lansing program: CrossBraining, Frizzmo, Nickels, Rebound AI, SafetySit, and Tandem.
AI startup Bodbox's workout device goes global
AI startup company Bodbox officially opened doors to a limited pre-sale of its American made Mark3 to notable success, selling to everyone from national governing bodies of sport to NBA teams, and is slated for a September 2021 public release.
Manufacturing AI startup ExLattice joins NVIDIA Inception
ExLattice announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception, a program designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.
AI-driven SaaS startup Provus closes $1.16m in funding from angel investors
Provus Inc., a Services Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solution company, announced it has closed a $1.16 million in financing from a number of renowned angel investors.
South Korean AI startup Riiid raises $175m from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 to accelerate growth
Riiid Inc (Riiid), an AI education company and a member of Born2Global Centre, has raised $175 million investment from SoftBank Vision Fund 2.
Chinese AI robotics startup Mech-Mind completes Series C funding
Chinese AI industrial robotics startup, Mech-Mind Robotics (Mech-Mind), completed Series C funding led by tech giant Meituan, bringing Mech-Mind's total funding to over $100 million, making Mech-Mind one of the world's most funded AI+ industrial robotics startups.
Five women-led tech startups awarded $10k funding by Standard Chartered Women in Tech Incubator in Kenya
The Standard Chartered Bank has awarded 5 women-led businesses with KES 1,000,000 each. The businesses were picked from the 4th cohort of the Standard Chartered Bank Women in Tech incubation program.
Social ad automation company Smartly.io acquires digital advertising startup Viralspace.ai
Combining their advanced AI and machine learning creative capabilities with Smartly.io’s digital advertising automation platform, brands can now make more data-driven decisions about their ad creatives with an unmatched level of bespoke insights.
UC Berkeley SkyDeck selects 17 companies for Batch 12 startup cohort
The new group of startups specializes in a wide range of industries including AI, life sciences, semiconductor chips, HR, robotics, and enterprise software. The acceptance rate for the new cohort was 1.3%.
Cybersecurity startup ActZero announces platform enhancement, alliance with CrowdStrike to accelerate managed detection
ActZero, a cybersecurity startup whose mission is to democratize cybersecurity for small and mid-size businesses, announced a major enhancement of its AI-driven managed detection and response (MDR) platform.
Plug and Play Canada selects 12 startups to participate in Toronto Supply Chain and Logistics Program
Plug and Play Canada announced the selection of 12 startups into the first batch of the Toronto Supply Chain & Logistics Program.
U.S., Taiwanese AI startup Aesop Technology partner to improve patient safety
Researchers at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Taipei Medical University, and Aesop Technology, a Taiwan-based startup, announced the results of a new joint study into the international transferability of machine learning.
Silicon Valley startup ArmorCode emerges from Stealth with $3m in seed funding to redefine application security
ArmorCode, the Silicon Valley startup delivering application security at the speed of DevOps, has secured $3 million in seed financing led by Sierra Ventures with participation from Tau Ventures and Z5 Capital and individual investors.
Israeli AI-powered identity and security management startup Authomize secures $16m to accelerate growth
Authomize, the Identity and Security Management Platform (IDSM), announced the close of $16 million in Series A funding. Innovation Endeavors led the round with participation from return investors Blumberg Capital, Entree Capital and M12.
Travel blockchain startup travelBloc.ai files CO2 & flight safety patents
Silicon Valley travel blockchain startup travelBloc.ai reinventing travel solutions for today's tech savvy traveler, leveraging AI & Blockchain based innovation that will disrupt status quo and improve the traveler experience.
Marketing AI Institute closes $1m seed round, appoints new Chief Growth Officer
Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute has appointed Cathy McPhillips to Chief Growth Officer, and announced the closing of a $1 million seed round to accelerate understanding and adoption of artificial intelligence across the marketing industry.
VISO Trust raises $3m to deliver automated third party cyber due diligence at the speed of business
VISO Trust announced it has raised $3 million in seed funding to automate third party cyber due diligence with an AI-driven social due diligence network.
i2020 Accelerator announces new investments in cancer, inflammation and neurology-focused therapeutics
i2020, an accelerator program backed by the San Diego-based venture company Torrey Pines Investment, announced multiple startup and follow-on investment rounds together with OrbiMed.
[Startup Interview] Paul Foley, CEO, CTEX Markets, UK
Some of the services it offers include trade routing, price aggregation, AI based market analysis and reporting solutions.
Lacuna Fund announces second round of funding to projects supporting Natural Language Processing technologies Across Africa
The partner organisations behind Lacuna Fund implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, announced the second cohort of supported projects.
Israeli customer intelligence startup Affogata raises $5.5m seed funding to bring consumer's voice to customer-obsessed brands
Affogata, the customer intelligence platform enabling brands to harness data to guarantee their consumers a perfect experience, announced a $5.5 million financing round of seed funding co-led by Mangrove Capital Partners.
Israeli enterprise AI startup BeyondMinds joins NVIDIA Inception
BeyondMinds, the enterprise AI startup that has built the first universally applicable and easily adaptable AI platform providing production-grade AI solutions at rapid speed, announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception.
IoT startup Hologram hires Mike Georgoff as Chief Product Officer
Hologram, a global cellular platform for IoT, announced it hired Mike Georgoff this month as its first Chief Product Officer as the organization continues its growth.
Data transformation startup Veryfi raises Series A to unlock unstructured data power
Veryfi, an AI-based data transformation platform for enterprise and technology corporations, announced a $12 million Series A financing round led by NewView Capital.
Plug and Play Korea launches in Seoul
Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, announced the launch of its new office in Seoul, Korea, to primarily focus on corporate innovation in the areas of Financial Services and Smart Cities and expects to expand to other industries in the future.
Fact.MR redefines the way startups access market research
The number one reason for startup failure isn't lack of funding or stiff competition. The main reason is 'misreading market demand'. Therefore, it becomes important for startups to thoroughly research the market.
Kenyan logistics startup Amitruck and Sky.Garden announce last mile goods pick-up and deliveries partnership
Logistics platform Amitruck and e-Commerce platform Sky.Garden have partnered to form an end-to-end digital chain for goods pick-up and deliveries to the last mile.