Neurala closes $14M Series A to bring machine learning to the edge

 Artificial intelligence is swiftly becoming a commodity thanks to the rise of AI-as-a-Service offerings from Amazon and IBM. Today, Neurala is joining this list thanks to a $14 million Series A led by Pelion Ventures. The team is looking to put AI in the hands of toy makers, drone enthusiasts and IoT engineers alike. Neurala’s real value-proposition is its ability to execute… Read More
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:19:52 +0000

Measure raises $15 million to fly drones as a service for other companies

 Measure may not be building the ultimate flying camera, or drones that drop burritos at your door. But the Washington D.C.-based startup has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding to fly drones as a service for other businesses that want to do things like conduct inspections, capture videos, or gather other insights from on high. Measure CEO and cofounder Brandon Torres Declet… Read More
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:03:41 +0000

Forbes owners back e-commerce startup Bringhub

 Bringhub, a startup that allows online publishers to add e-commerce capabilities to their stories and ads, is announcing a strategic investment from Integrated Asset Management Limited.

You might not be familiar with IAM, but the Hong Kong-based investment firm bought a majority stake in Forbes Media back in 2014.

Bringhub, meanwhile, touts its ability to introduce a shopping experience to… Read More
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:21 +0000

France’s presidential front-runner François Fillon on French startups

 French startups also attract French politicians. And that’s why France’s former Prime Minister and current presidential candidate François Fillon was there, trying to prove that he understands French startups. François Fillon was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2012 when Nicolas Sarkozy was France’s President. After 2012, he has been pretty quiet for a few years, preparing for… Read More
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:25:45 +0000

Revolut lets you split bills in a few taps

 Fintech startup Revolut just added a nifty bill splitting feature. You can now tap on a Revolut expense and request money from your Revolut contacts without having to use a calculator. Swipe on a transaction, hit the split bill button and select your contacts. Other users receive a push notification saying that your friend is asking for some money. When you open the app, you’ll see… Read More
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:14:27 +0000

Synthesio acquires Bunkr to build interactive business reports

 Bunkr wanted to build a PowerPoint killer, making it much faster to build beautiful, interactive presentations. But the startup couldn’t attract millions and millions of users, so Synthesio is acquiring Bunkr for an undisclosed amount. The technology will live on and be integrated into Synthesio. Synthesio is a social media monitoring and analytics platform. Big companies use Synthesio… Read More
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:49:25 +0000

Forward, a $149 per month medical startup, aims to be the Apple Store of doctor’s offices

 It was cold and pouring outside as the Uber pulled up at 180 Sutter Street in downtown San Francisco. Inside, a man dressed all in black offered to take my jacket and umbrella as he ushered me through the clinical white lobby to a set of chairs, handing me a bottle of VOSS. I scanned the room, eyeing a bunch of connected fitness tools and fancy skin serums on a glass table in the front,… Read More
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:54 +0000

Facebook to open Startup Garage at Station F in Paris

 Station F is better known as the world’s biggest startup campus. Based in Paris, the huge historical monument is going to have 3,000 desks for tech companies of all kinds. This morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg came to Paris to announce that Facebook is going to be one of Station F’s launch partner. Here are all the details. “We talked a lot with this ecosystem and a lot… Read More
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:43:26 +0000