Wednesday, January 27, 2021

AI Trends Interviews Balazs Klemm of Almax Analytics

Yesterday, AI Trends covered the seed round funding of Almax Analytics. Earlier today, we caught up with their CEO, Balazs Klemm. AI Trends: Congratulations on your seed funding.  Can you tell us how much you have raised?  Balazs: We...

Ex-­Googlers raise $2.5M for Pattern, to manage customer relationships for salespeople

Pattern, a year-old, Redwood City, Ca.- based startup, wants to become a kind of external brain that lightens the load of managing customer relationships for salespeople. Felicis Ventures, SoftTech VC, and First Round Capital have just...

26-year-old hacker gets $3M for self-driving car startup

A 26-year-old hacker just banked millions to take on Elon Musk George Hotz is the founder of Comma.ai, an autonomous driving startup that's roughly six months old. On Monday, top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced...

Analytics Startup Panoply.io raises $7M

Panoply.io, a startup that wants to make setting up a data warehousing and analytics infrastructure as easy as spinning up an AWS server, today announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A round led...

GM taps 500 Startups to find early-stage investments

GM has made number of huge acquisitions and investments in the previous few years. It picked up self-driving company Cruise earlier this year and dropped $500 million into Lyft, Uber’s largest competitor. GM acknowledges that...

Start-up Drive.ai granted a license to test autonomous cars

Another self-driving car startup is about to hit the roads. The Wall Street Journal reports that Drive.ai, a Silicon Valley startup that received $12 million in funding last year, has been granted a license to test autonomous...

Sick of Email? Slack Wants to Kill Your Inbox Clutter

Slack is a team messaging app that launched in 2013 and took off, now boasting 2.3 million daily active users. We caught up with company founder Stewart Butterfield at South by Southwest in Austin. Despite...

Interactions Raises $56 million to Improve Automated Customer Service Experience

As the world turns, customer service seems to evolve much more slowly than most all other services. The problems that induce more hair-pulling and teeth-gnashing than solutions only seeming to be further abstracted by bad tech and...

Dmitry Grishin Doubles Down on Robotics With New $100 Million Fund

Nearly four years ago, Dmitry Grishin launched a US $25 million fund to invest exclusively in consumer robots. Grishin, the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Mail.ru, the Russian Internet giant, believed that robotics was going to...

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...




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