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Provizio closes $6.2M seed round for its car safety platform using sensors and AI

Provizio closes .2M seed round for its car safety platform using sensors and AI Provizio, a combination hardware and software startup with technology to improve car safety, has closed a seed investment round of $6.2million. Investors include Bobby Hambrick (the founder of Autonomous Stuff); the founders of Movidius; the European Innovation Council (EIC); ACT Venture […]

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Amazon launches its first Amazon Air regional hub in Europe

Amazon launches its first Amazon Air regional hub in Europe Amazon has officially started operations at its first European Amazon Air hub, based out of the Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany. The new facility spans 20,000 square meters (65,600 square feet) and will host two Amazon-branded Boeing 737-800 aircraft, brining the company’s total operational air fleet […]

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The DOJ is investigating Visa’s $5.3 billion bid for Plaid on antitrust grounds

The DOJ is investigating Visa’s .3 billion bid for Plaid on antitrust grounds It’s not just big tech that’s getting the antitrust treatment from the Department of Justice. Late Monday afternoon, the Department of Justice tipped its hand that it was investigating Visa’s proposed $5.3 billion acquisition of the venture-backed Plaid, which allows applications to […]

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Snap shares explode after blowing past earnings expectations

Snap shares explode after blowing past earnings expectations Snap shares were up nearly 20% in after-hours trading after the company showcased a massive earnings beat, besting analyst expectations on both revenue and earnings per share for Q3. The company was already hovering above an all-time-high, with Tuesday’s beat poised to send the share price from […]

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Future raises $24M Series B for its $150/mo workout coaching app amid at-home fitness boom

Future raises M Series B for its 0/mo workout coaching app amid at-home fitness boom With thousands of gyms across the country forced to close down during the pandemic, there’s been an unprecedented opportunity for fitness companies pitching an at-home solution. This moment has propelled public companies like Peloton to stratospheric highs — its market […]

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Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing

Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing Alphabet’s self-driving technology company hits a major milestone, Apple TV+ extends its free subscription period and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for October 8, 2020. The big story: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing Waymo hit a major milestone today: It’s offering fully driverless […]

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Startups joining SK Telecom’s accelerator include AI-driven mapping and vision for delivery robots

Startups joining SK Telecom’s accelerator include AI-driven mapping and vision for delivery robots We don’t often cover telecom technology startups, but it’s periodically worth checking in to see what’s happening in that space. We can get a good indication from the latest cohort to emerge from an accelerator associated with South Korea’s largest wireless carrier, […]

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Google teams up with Samsonite to launch a Jacquard smart fabric-enabled backpack

Google teams up with Samsonite to launch a Jacquard smart fabric-enabled backpack It has been over four years since Project Jacquard, Google’s smart fabric technology, made its debut at the I/O developer conference. Launched out of what was then Google’s ATAP unit, Jacquard is currently best known for being available on Levi’s jeans jackets, but […]

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Bolt Threads partners with Adidas, owners of Balenciaga and Gucci, and Stella McCartney on mushroom leather

Bolt Threads partners with Adidas, owners of Balenciaga and Gucci, and Stella McCartney on mushroom leather Bolt Threads has brought together some new and existing partners including Stella McCartney, Kering (the fashion house behind brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta), Lululemon and Adidas to create a consortium that will explore the company’s […]

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Combining machine learning tools for medical imaging with genetic sequencing nets Sophia Genetics $110M

Combining machine learning tools for medical imaging with genetic sequencing nets Sophia Genetics 0M SOPHiA GENETICS, the shoutily and poorly capitalized named startup that’s combining machine learning tools for medical imaging and genetic sequencing to come up with a more holistic view of diseases for better patient care, has raised $110 million in new funding. […]

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