Reach Robotics closes $7.5M Series A for its augmented reality bots – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch After years of research and development, Reach Robotics has closed a $7.5 million Series A, co-led by Korea Investment Partners (KiP) and IGlobe, to bring its augmented reality bots to market in a big […]

Here are the winners of the Google Cloud machine learning pitch-off – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Back in March at Google’s Cloud Next conference, the company announced plans to run its own machine learning startup competition side-by-side with Data Collective and Emergence Capital. Four months later,  ten startups, […]

Anna Patterson talks Gradient Ventures, Google’s new AI fund – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch It’s been pretty obvious for a few months now, but Google has finally admitted that its running its own investment fund targeting machine intelligence startups. The fund will go by the name […]

Datatron raises $2.7M to help companies query real-time and historical data – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Fresh out of 500 startups, Datatron has raised $2.7 million in seed financing for its data savvy assistant Emma. But under the somewhat trite coating of an assistant, Datatron is a making […]

Outside of AI, companies are doing less research and more development – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch If you’ve been following the headlines in the world of AI, you might be fooled into thinking that corporations are doubling down, rather than withdrawing, from pure research. But on the ground, […]

500 Startups admits it kept Australian LP in the dark over investigation into Dave McClure – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch 500 Startups has apologized to its Australian LP LaunchVic after the U.S. firm admitted that it failed to disclose an internal investigation into sexual harassment claims against co-founding partner Dave McClure. LaunchVic is […]

Google.org, BlackRock and others commit $2.2 million to Fast Forward’s nonprofit tech accelerator – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch As impact investing gains traction in the market, a new accelerator for tech nonprofits called Fast Forward has raised $2.2 million in philanthropic funding from the nonprofit arms of some of the world’s largest […]

Our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 20th class – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch 41 startups graced the stage at 500 Startups’ 20th demo day at the Parc55 hotel in downtown San Francisco. The event came complete with mascots, a summer of love theme and a diverse […]

DeepGraph feeds enterprise sales teams with hyper-targeted warm leads – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The best way to grow sales is to better understand sales, but unfortunately that’s often easier said than done. Kemvi, a seed-stage startup, is launching out of stealth today to announce DeepGraph, which helps sales […]

The Internet of Cows herds hackers to support the global cattle industry – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Cows are generally not top of mind among those who call the animal pen, South of Market, San Francisco, home. But BovControl, a Brazilian startup building data analytics tools to support livestock operations, is working to close […]

CommonBond now offers direct student loans alongside debt refinancing – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch CommonBond, one of the biggest of the second generation of startups tackling online lending, has launched a direct student loan product as it expands its footprint in the debt business. The company […]