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Mavenlink raises $48 million for its project management service
April 12, 2019

Big bucks continue to flow into startups that are building and selling productivity and management services. Enterprise collaboration startup Mavenlink, which offers a cloud-based start-to-finish project management service, announced today that it has raised $48 million. The series E round for the Irvine-based startup was led by existing investors Carrick Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. In total, Mavenlink has raised $111.5...

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Restaurant management platform Toast raises $250 million at $2.7 billion valuation
April 1, 2019

Point-of-sale (POS) technology might not be the sexiest of sectors, but it is a vital cog in the commercial wheel for the restaurant and retail industries. And that is why venture capitalists (VCs) and Wall Street have a certain affinity for POS startups. After raising nearly $600 million in VC cash, Jack Dorsey’s Square went public in 2015 at an IPO price of $9, and today its shares are trading at more than 700 percent over that....

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Radar raises $16 million to automate inventory management with RFID and computer vision
March 30, 2019

Radar, a fledgling platform that combines radio frequency identification (RFID) with computer vision to help retailers automate inventory management and more, announced that it has raised $16 million in a round of funding from Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, NTT Docomo Ventures, Align Ventures, Beanstalk Ventures, Colle Capital, Founders Fund Pathfinder, and Novel TMT. The company said that a couple of its stealth customers — two...

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Europe passes controversial online copyright reforms
March 27, 2019

The European Parliament has finally done it: approved controversial copyright reforms that could have significant repercussions for the internet in Europe. The set of copyright rules known as the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market — the EU Copyright Directive — has been the subject of debate for several years. While it is uncontroversial in many regards, two facets of the directive have caused the internet to freak out....

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Winnow uses computer vision to help commercial kitchens cut food waste
March 24, 2019

Roughly one third of food produced globally each year never comes close to a human mouth, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), equating to around $1 trillion worth of edible food ending up in a landfill. The hospitality industry alone reportedly contributes around 10 percent of that figure, which is why Winnow is turning to computer vision and machine learning to help shine a light on kitchens’...

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Apple reportedly acquires Stamplay, Visa API development contest winner
March 23, 2019

API integration developer Stamplay isn’t a household name, but that’s the type of company Apple tends to acquire: a small business that could enhance or expand its existing offerings. Italian publication 24 Ore reports today that Apple has purchased the Rome-based startup, which notably won a contest to make the best use of new Visa APIs. Apple’s specific interest in Stamplay isn’t clear, and it generally describes its small...

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Element AI launches enterprise decision-making automation tools
March 21, 2019

Element AI, a company cofounded more than two years ago by deep learning expert Yoshua Bengio, is rolling out its first publicly available products for enterprise customers today. The AI Enablement Tools and Insight Libraries help automate document reading and processing for various industries using computer vision, optical character recognition (OCR), and other techniques. Element AI products will be used to do things like enable port...

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Zinier raises $22 million from Accel, Qualcomm, others to automate field service management
March 6, 2019

Zinier, a startup that wants to bring automation to the field service management (FSM) realm, has raised $22 million in a series B round of funding led by Accel, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Nokia-backed venture capital (VC) firm NGP Capital, Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, and France’s Newfund. Founded in 2015, Zinier is one of a number of startups setting out to automate traditional industry processes — in Zinier’s case,...

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Voi Technology bags another $30 million to expand its electric scooters across Europe
March 5, 2019

If electric scooters emerged as one of the big breakout trends of last year, then 2019 is already shaping up for more of the same. Voi Technology, a Sweden-based electric scooter startup, has today announced a fresh $30 million in funding from Balderton Capital, Vostok New Ventures, LocalGlobe, Raine Ventures, Project A, and Creandum. Notably, this “top up round” comes just three months after Voi announced a substantial $50 million series...

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3 types of plug-and-play devices that will put a blockchain node in every home
March 5, 2019

One of the trends I’m watching is what I call “crypto in a box.” This is the creation of relatively low-cost, pre-packaged, plug-and-play blockchain node devices that consumers can buy and use at home, adding strength and resiliency to crypto networks. Let’s call these manufacturers “crypto OEMs.” Crypto networks gain their value, in part, from the number of nodes in the network. So anything that cost-effectively increases the...

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