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Are women better gamers than men? This startup’s AI-driven research says yes

by Mike Butcher / 約1時間
Last year the Gosu.ai startup, which has developed an AI assistant to help gamers play smarter and improve their skills, raised $1.9M. Using machine learning, it analyzes their matches and makes personal recommendations, and allows the gamer to be taught by a virtual assistant. Because they have this virtual assistant they can now do some […]

The Brave browser launches ads that reward users for viewing

by Anthony Ha / 約2時間

Brave ads

With the latest desktop version of the Brave browser, users can now opt-in to the Brave Ads program. Brave is an ad-blocking web browser startup led by Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript programming language and former Mozilla CEO. He’s long maintained that the vision is “bigger than an ad blocker,” with a goal of finding […]

Mint founder Aaron Patzer launches Vital, an ER management tool that integrates with electronic health records

by Jonathan Shieber / 約2時間
Aaron Patzer launched Mint to help consumers organize their finances. Now he’s raised $5.2 million from investors to launch Vital to bring that consumer-focused mindset to emergency rooms and hospitals to help them organize patient flow. Patzer co-founded the company with his brother-in-law Justin Schrager, a doctor of emergency medicine at Emory University Hospital. The […]

Managed By Q launches a new task management feature for office managers

by Jordan Crook / 約4時間
Managed By Q, the office management platform recently acquired by WeWork, has today announced the launch of Task Management. The feature comes to Managed By Q by way of Hivy, a startup acquired by MBQ back in 2017, that focuses on connecting a company’s employees to the office manager that handles their requests. Pre-Hivy, collecting […]

Ford invests $500M in Rivian and intends to build a vehicle on Rivian’s EV platform

by Matt Burns / 約5時間

Rivian chassis

Rivian today announced a major investment from Ford. The 115-year-old automaker is investing $500 million into the Michigan-based EV startup. Along with the cash, Ford announced plans to build a vehicle on Rivian’s electric vehicle platform. “This strategic partnership marks another key milestone in our drive to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility,” RJ Scaringe, […]

Embrace raises $4.5M for its mobile application performance management platform

by Frederic Lardinois / 約5時間

Embrace, an LA-based startup that offers a mobile-first application performance management platform, today announced that it has raised a $4.5 million funding round led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to $7 million. New investors Greycroft, Miramar Ventures and Vy Captial also participated in this round, as did previous investors […]

R/GA Ventures incubator to nurture enterprise blockchain startups in Portland, OR

by Ron Miller / 約5時間
R/GA Ventures, a company that acts as investment arm and startup incubator for R/GA corporate client work, announced plans to open a new studio in Portland devoted to encouraging startups working on enterprise blockchain projects. R/GA itself has a three-pronged purpose. It helps companies like Samsung, Google and Verizon (which owns this publication) in the […]

Holded, the ‘business operating system’ for SMEs, gets €6M in Series A funding led by Lakestar

by Steve O'Hear / 約10時間
Holded, the Barcelona-based startup that offers a SaaS to help SMEs with a range of business tasks, has raised €6 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Lakestar, with previous backers Nauta Capital and Seedrocket 4Founders Capital following on. Founded in 2016 by Bernat Ripoll and Javi Fondevila, Holded describes itself as […]

Postmates has launched in 1,000 new cities since December

by Kate Clark / 約21時間
The on-demand delivery platform is expanding rapidly ahead of its 2019 IPO.

Singapore’s SalesWhale raises $5.3M to bring AI to sales and marketing teams

by Jon Russell / 約21時間

SalesWhale, a Singapore-based startup that uses AI to help marketers and salespeople generate leads, has announced a Series A round worth $5.3 million. The investment is led by Monk’s Hill Ventures — the Southeast Asia-focused firm that led SalesWhale’s seed round in 2017 — with participation from existing backers GREE Ventures, Wavemaker Partners and Y […]