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Matt Zeiler grew up in a Canadianfarming community but fast forward a few decades and hes now running a startup thats looking to bring the same kinds of visual search tools that Pinterest and Google have to other companies and developers. That company is Clarifai, a New York-based startup that offers developers the ability to tag metadata to photos in such a way that the company algorithmically learns what kinds of objects are in photos.
Slack is still growing fast, about 33% in daily users and paid seats in the last 5 months. But not as fast as before, when it saw 50% DAU growth and 63% paid seat growth in the 5.5 months from December 15th to May 25th.
Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and blogs about the psychology of products. If youve started a tech company to make a lot of money, chances are youre bad at math or simply delusional.
PayPal, the giant digital payments company that was spun off from eBay last year, has had an up-and-down relationship with the business of crowdfunding over the years, but there are some indications that this couldchange. Weve been hearingthat PayPal was interested in buyingGoFundMe the crowdfunding site that lets people raise money for both serious causes and lighter life events potentially for a price above $1 billion.
It was long-rumoured that Sebastian Diemer, who co-founded credit scoring and loans company Kreditech, was doing another startup in the fintech space and today that new venture de-cloaks. Bezahlt.de, which, along with Diemer, counts numerous other ex-Kreditech employees as part of its founding team, is taking aim at the German factoring market.
There are of course plenty of ways to learn to code online these days. But recently theres been a trend to allow would-be developers to learn it on the go.
Today, Pinterest said it hit 150 million monthly active users, up from the 100 million it announced in September 2015. However, as TechCrunch previously reported, Pinterest in 2015 was targeting that it would hit 151 million monthly active users by the end of 2015.We reported the story in October last year, and the information was used by Andreessen Horowitz to solicit limited partners to invest in a special investment fund for Pinterest earlier in the year.
Headed up by Kaidi Ruusalepp, who was previously CEO of the Nasdaq Tallinn stock exchange, Estonias Funderbeam is on a mission to build what she calls a funding and trading engine for growth companies. Providing tools to research, fund and trade in private companies, the bigger vision is to build something akin to a stock exchange for startups based on blockchain technology.
Glisser, a London-based startup ona missionto end tedious presentations by lettingpresenters include real-time polls and Q&As, has closed a $1 million seed round. Its web-based platform also supportsother forms of audience engagement such as enablingparticipants to save and share slides to social media.