RSS Startups

  • Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu June 23, 2017
     Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. Read More
    John Mannes
  • Female founders accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of making unwanted advances June 23, 2017
     Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Justin Caldbeck, co-founder and managing partner of Binary Capital. Read More
    Natasha Lomas
  • Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature June 23, 2017
     Today’s Stories  Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused […]
    Anthony Ha

RSS Funding

  • Satellogic raises $27M for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites June 23, 2017
     Space tech company Satellogic has raised $27 million in a Series B round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent, and with participation by CrunchFund (disclosure: co-founded by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington). The company also launches its sixth micro-satellite into orbit on June 15, aboard a Long March-4B rocket that took off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch […]
    Darrell Etherington
  • Algorithmia raises $10.5M Series A round led by Google’s new AI fund June 23, 2017
     Word recently spread that Google had quietly launched a new fund for investing into AI companies. Now this fund has made its first (or at least its first public) investment, leading a $10.5 million Series A into Algorithmia, a marketplace and enterprise solution that allows developers to easily tap into its catalog of 3,500 algorithms, […]
    Frederic Lardinois
  • Razer makes virtual currency push with $20M investment in Asian payment firm June 23, 2017
     Razer has invested close to $20 million into Malaysia-based online payment firm MOL Global as part of a push to establish its virtual currency for gamers in Asia. The deal sees Razer subsidiary ZV-Midas buy equity from existing backers MOL Investment and Hotel Resort Enterprise in a deal that values the MOL Global business at around the […]
    Jon Russell

RSS AVC

  • Video Of The Week: Unpacking Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and Token Sales June 24, 2017
    It’s a travel day for me. We are flying back home today after four weeks away. William told me to watch this video about ICOs and Token Sales. So I will do that on the flight home. Maybe you all might like to watch it too.
    Fred Wilson
  • Fun Friday: Let’s Play GM June 23, 2017
    So you are Phil Jackson and you’ve got the eighth pick in yesterday’s NBA Draft.  You want a guard who can be a franchise player for the Knicks. You can take Malik Monk, Dennis Smith Jr, or Frank Ntilikina. Who do you pick? I don’t know much about Frank Ntilikina. I sure hope he lives […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Numeraire Is Live June 22, 2017
    Back in February, I posted about Numeraire. I wrote: the Numerai team has now gone a step further and issued a crypto-token called Numeraire to incent these data scientists to work together to build the best models instead of just competing with each other And roughy four months later, I am happy to write that the […]
    Fred Wilson