Looker catches the fancy of CapitalG, Goldman and Geodesic with $81.5M Series D – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Business intelligence platform Looker is announcing a wholesome $81.5 million Series D today led by CapitalG, Alphabet’s cleverly named growth investment arm. Goldman Sachs and Geodesic Capital helped fill out the round, […]

Aiden closes $750,000 seed round in its quest to amplify marketers – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Aiden, a London-based startup building a machine learning-powered personal assistant to save mobile marketers time and money, closed a $750,000 seed round today from Kima Ventures and a number of angels, including Nicolas Pinto, Pierre Valade […]

Airobotics scores authorization to fly autonomous drones in Israel – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A startup based in Petah Tikva, Isreal, Airobotics,has scored the right to fly drones autonomously for business purposes in Israel. The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) was the first in the world to authorize […]

Lystable takes $10M top-up to tackle freelancer payments – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Lystable, a startup that makes a workflow management platform aimed at businesses needing to manage lots of freelancers, has topped up its Series A again — this time with an additional $10 million, which founder and […]

Mythic launches a chip to enable computer vision and voice control on any device – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Hardware that responds to voice commands is already out there and probably in your hand or house right now. Whether it’s a smartphone, smart speaker or wearable, it has to connect to […]

PlateIQ cooks up $4 million for restaurant management platform – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch As any fan of Kitchen Nightmares may know, the restaurant business is not for the faint of heart, nor is it likely to generate fat margins. Now, a startup called PlateIQ has raised $4 million in new […]

SirionLabs establishes US foothold to scale its NLP contract management software – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch SirionLabs, a startup providing vendor management software to enterprises, is adding a US headquarters to its footprint. The company was initially founded in India and has raised $16.95 million from Sequoia Capital […]

Galvanize will teach students how to use IBM Watson APIs with new machine learning course – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch As part of IBM’s annual InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, the company is announcing a new machine learning course in partnership with workspace and education provider Galvanize to familiarize students with IBM’s […]

IBM unveils Blockchain as a Service based on open source Hyperledger Fabric technology – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch IBM unveiled its “Blockchain as a Service” today, which is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric, version 1.0 from The Linux Foundation. IBM Blockchain is a public cloud service that customers can use to build secure […]