Tuesday, January 19, 2021

$9.5M raised by Notion for a better email experience

A startup aiming to offer a better email experience by prioritizing the messages that are most important to you, Notion, is today publicly launching its service, which is available as a mobile app for iPhone...

VCs see fertile ground in agtech

Agriculture startups that have raised seed rounds, firms that employ robotics and big data tools, are blossoming into businesses sought after by later-stage investors. Investment in the agtech space is up sharply this year, driven...

Padmasree Warrior, Tech Heavyweight, Now on Board of China’s NextEV

Zendrive, a driving analytics startup, has added an industry heavyweight to its board. Padmasree Warrior, the U.S. CEO of Chinese electric car startup NextEV, is joining the company’s now three-person board. Warrior joined NextEV last...

The Tiny Startup Racing Google to Build a Quantum Computing Chip

Rigetti Computing is working on designs for quantum-powered chips to perform previously impossible feats that advance chemistry and machine learning. The airy Berkeley office space of startup Rigetti Computing boasts three refrigerators–but only one of them stores...

News Discovery App, SmartNews Nabs Another $38M

As large platforms like Facebook and Apple position themselves as the new go-to places to read news, an independent app that started in Japan has landed a new round of funding to raise its own game. SmartNews — a news aggregation app...

Chinese AI Start-up Megvii Raises $750 Million Ahead of Planned HK IPO

Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) provider Megvii Technology Ltd, commonly known as Face++, said on Wednesday it raised $750 million in its latest funding round. The funding raises start-up Megvii’s valuation to slightly over $4 billion...

Is Artificial Intelligence the Next Dot-Com Bubble?

If you’ve played Texas Hold’em, then you know how tough it is to be a good poker player. Lots of venture capitalists like to play poker, so it wasn’t surprising to see one who...

Diffbot raises $10 million for its artificial intelligence technology

Today, Diffbot announced that the company secured $10 million in series A funding to build an AI that can autonomously synthesize the world’s largest database of knowledge. Known as the Global Index, Diffbot’s AI-synthesized...

Zoom.ai Believes an Automated Assistant is the Fix for a Weighty Workload

Zoom.ai wants to give managers and others in enterprise a gift that has a very high value in business: Time. Company founder Roy Pereira told me at Montreal’ Startupfest that while tools are making us more productive,...

Startup Intraspexion Receives Deep Learning Software Patent – Part 2

editors note: AI Trends met with Nick Brestoff, CEO, Intraspexion, a machine learning start-up that debuted at AI World 2016, where he was showcasing a new deep learning algorithm for the legal industry. The trials...




Future of AI