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Alyce, an AI-based personalised corporate gifting startup, raises $30M

Swag has a long and patchy history in the world of business. For every hip pair of plaid socks, there are five t-shirts you may never wear, an itchy scarf, a notepad your kids might use, and an ugly mug; and most of all, likely thousands of dollars a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchApr 8th, 2021

Lingoda, an on-demand online language school with live instructors and Zoom classrooms, raises $67M

A startup out of Berlin that’s built and grown a successful online language learning platform based around live teachers and virtual classrooms is announcing some funding today to continue expanding its business. Lingoda, which connects student.....»»

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Cloud kitchen startup JustKitchen to go public on the TSX Venture Exchange

JustKitchen, a cloud kitchen startup, will start trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Venture Exchange on Thursday morning. It is doing a direct listing of its common shares, having already raised $8 million at a $30 million valuation. The com.....»»

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Matchbox cars get green makeover in eco drive

The toymaker is launching new toy cars based on electric models and making some from recycled materials......»»

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Polestar raises $550m to help fund product expansion

The private placement of newly issued shares marks the first time the 3-year-old Volvo subsidiary has gotten the backing of external investors......»»

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ICs play bigger role in Taiwan exports

ICs accounted for a record-high 35.5% of Taiwan's total exports in 2020, indicating Taiwan-based chipmakers are increasingly critical to the country's economy, according to Digitimes Research......»»

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Farming Startup Unveils Self-Driving Robot That Uses AI To Zap Weeds

Carbon Robotics, a Seattle company led by Isilon Systems co-founder Paul Mikesell, is unveiling its self-driving robot that uses artificial intelligence to identify weeds growing in fields of vegetables, then zaps them with precision thermal bursts f.....»»

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Atrium, which help sales managers more easily see who is (or isn’t) crushing it, just raised $13.5 million

There’s no shortage of data-driven sales management tools in the market. Naturally, Atrium, a five-year-old, San Francisco-based company cofounded by serial entrepreneur Pete Kazanjy, says it does a far better job of empowering sales managers t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 30 min. ago

Creator monetization and CRM startup Pico raises $6.5M

Pico, a New York startup that helps online creators and media companies make money and manage their customer data, announced today that it has launched an upgraded platform and raised $6.5 million in new funding. In a statement, the startup’s c.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 1 min. ago

Epic Games" photorealistic character creator Metahuman released in early access

Back in February, Epic Games unveiled a cloud-based Unreal Engine tool called "Metahuman Creator" that allows graphic designers to quickly create CG 3D human models for use in video games or movies. Words alone can barely do justice to the realism of.....»»

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How to pivot your startup, save cash and maintain trust with investors and customers

"We would go all in on a product and we'd build it and put blood, sweat and tears into it, and then I would kill it, and we'd move on to the next thing." A few years ago, founder Sean Lane thought he’d achieved product-market fit. Spe.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 2 min. ago

Grocery startup Mercato spilled years of data, but didn’t tell its customers

A security lapse at online grocery delivery startup Mercato exposed tens of thousands of customer orders, TechCrunch has learned. A person with knowledge of the incident told TechCrunch that the incident happened in January after one of the company&#.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 2 min. ago

Zeta in talks with SoftBank to raise at over $1 billion valuation

Banking tech startup Zeta is inching closer to the much sought-after unicorn status as it talks to investors to finalize a new round, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is in talks to lead a ~$250 million Series.....»»

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Beat the deadline: Apply to compete in Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021

Beat the deadline: Apply to compete in Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021.....»»

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Parallels 16.5 Can Virtualize ARM Windows Natively on M1 Macs With Up to 30% Faster Performance

Parallels today announced the release of Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac with full support for M1 Macs, allowing for the Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview and ARM-based Linux distributions to be run in a virtual machine at native speeds on M1 Macs. From.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 30 min. ago

Triller owner gets a new CEO with acquisition of Amplify.AI; also acquires livestreaming service FITE TV

Would be TikTok competitor Triller, operated by parent company TrillerNet, is gaining a new CEO, the company announced today. The short-form video app said it’s acquiring an A.I.-based customer engagement platform, Amplify.AI, whose co-founder.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 30 min. ago

Indian fintech Zeta turns unicorn with SoftBank-led funding

Bangalore-based fintech startup Zeta has clinched the much sought-after unicorn status after finalizing a new financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 has led a ~$250 mill.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 30 min. ago

MIT startup Pickle raises $5.75M for its package-picking robot

There’s no doubt this past year has been a major watershed moment for the robotics industry. Warehouse and logistics have been a particular target for an automation push, as companies have worked to keep the lights on amidst stay at home orders and.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 30 min. ago

Deepfake video app Avatarify, which process on-phone, plans digital watermark for videos

Making deepfake videos used to be hard. Now all you need is a smartphone. Avatarify, a startup that allows people to make deepfake videos directly on their phone rather than in the cloud, is soaring up the app charts after being used by celebrities s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News13 hr. 30 min. ago

When Corporate Values, Customer Values and Politics Meet, What Happens to the Customer Experience?

As companies think about the causes and values they support, they must also consider how a social responsibility decision factors into the customer experience. Continue reading........»»

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Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 30 min. ago