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TechCrunch:
A look at the 59 startups that presented at Y Combinator's Summer 2018 Demo Day 2   —  From yeast-grown Cannibinoids to project management software to consumer apps looking to gauge opinions on college campuses, there was quite the wide variety of spaces represented on the second day of pitches from Y Combinator's Summer 2018 class.
Aug 22, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
A look at the 60+ startups that launched at Y Combinator's Summer 2018 Demo Day 1, including B2B software and services, healthcare, and consumer services   —  From “cheese 2.0” to connecting flights for satellites, Y Combinator showed off a wide array of early stage startups fresh from its YC Summer 2018 batch.
Aug 21, 2018, 7:30 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Ubiquity6, which is building tools to make AR more user-friendly, raises $27M Series B led by Benchmark and Index Ventures   —  While nearly every tech giant has publicly proclaimed augmented reality the next frontier to conquer, product movement has been relatively slow as the companies' aim …
Aug 14, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Naked Labs, maker of a $1,395 3D fitness tracker that uses a mirror and scale to scan a user's body in 3D to track changes over time, raises $14M Series A   —  When it comes to measuring your fitness progress, there's only so much your weight scale can tell you, actually there's only one thing it can convey.
Aug 2, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Test.ai raises $11M Series A led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund, to build a system for app testing that relies on bots   —  For developers, the process of determining whether every new update is going to botch some core functionality can take up a lot of time and resources …
Jul 31, 2018, 3:00 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Tel Aviv-based AI startup AnyVision, which is working on face, body, and object recognition tech, has closed $28M Series A led by Bosch   —  As image recognition advances continue to accelerate, startups with a mind towards security applications are seeing some major interest to turn surveillance systems more intelligent.
Jul 21, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Penrose Studios, which makes narrative-based VR content, raises $10M Series A led by TransLink Capital with Marc Benioff, Will.i.am, and others participating   —  It's been an interesting past few years for the virtual reality industry and while there is still plenty for insiders to pin …
Jul 11, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Reddit is rolling out autoplaying video ads on mobile and desktop for standalone ad campaigns, but this rollout will not add pre-roll ads to videos   —  The advertising-lite days of Reddit are now firmly in the rear-view as the rapidly maturing company begins to seriously chase advertising revenues in users' feeds.
Jun 12, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Studios creates a new venture, The Initiative, and buys game studios Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games   —  Microsoft kept the gaming announcements coming at its Xbox E3 press conference where it announced a series of four studio acquisitions meant …
Jun 10, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Oculus rolls out Oculus Venues, its platform for watching live sporting events, concerts, and other media in VR   —  Oculus wants VR to bring its users into magical worlds dreamed up by game developers, but the company also needs people to see the headset as a way to access the far corners of the real world alongside others.
May 30, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context

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