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Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Khosla Ventures leads $50 million investment in Vicarious' AI tech   —  Vicarious, which is working on narrowing the gap between human and artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised $50 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures.  —  The Union City, California-based startup …
Jul 25, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Swift Navigation, maker of high-accuracy GPS hardware for autonomous vehicles, announces $34M round, bringing total raised to $47.6M   —  Swift Navigation, which provides global navigation satellite solutions (GNSS), announced today funding of $34 million, in a round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
Jun 30, 2017, 9:45 AMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Lob, an online service for businesses sending snail mail to customers, raises $20M Series B from Y Combinator's Continuity Fund   —  The postage business may seem antiquated in the year 2017, but physical mail is still kicking.  In fact, it's a $1.4 trillion dollar industry, according to the USPS.
Jun 4, 2017, 10:55 PMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Quora raises $85M round led by Y Combinator to expand internationally and develop its ads business; CEO Adam D'Angelo says the platform has 190M monthly uniques   —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Quora is known for being an under-the-radar company.  But in an exclusive interview with VentureBeat …
Apr 21, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Gladly raises $36M Series C led by GGV Capital to help businesses manage customer service across multiple platforms   —  Gladly, which provides software to help businesses deliver better customer service, announced today funding of $36 million, led by GGV Capital.
Apr 20, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Data analysis startup ActionIQ raises $13M Series A led by Sequoia   —  Marketers aren't necessarily tech-savvy, which can be limiting if you have to sift through large amounts of data from different sources.  ActionIQ, which wants to help marketing employees navigate big data without having to write code …
Apr 3, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Idaho-based Cradlepoint, which sells routers and services for cloud-managed networks, raises $89M from TCV   —  Cradlepoint, which sells routers and services for cloud-managed networks, today announced that it has received $89 million from new investor TCV.  With cloud, mobile …
Mar 9, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Open-source NoSQL database startup ScyllaDB raises $16M Series B from Samsung, Qualcomm Ventures, Western Digital, Magma Ventures, others   —  ScyllaDB, an open-source NoSQL database that enables developers to easily build applications, announced today a new round of $16 million.
Mar 8, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Google's equity-free Launchpad Accelerator program expands to Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Poland, Czech Republic, and Hungary   —  Google has been mentoring startups in Asia and Latin America since late 2015, when it launched its launchpad accelerator program.
Mar 1, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Nearpod, which lets students use their phones in class for chat, quizzes, and more, raises $21M led by Insight Venture Partners   —  Gone are the days where students have to hide their smartphones from their teachers — the devices are now being used as an ed-tech tool.
Mar 1, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context

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