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Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society

As our societycontinues to devalue facts and statistics, Data.world, a two year old data collaboration startup out ofAustin, Texas, is fighting back with its passionate community of data nerds. Today the company is announcing a$18.7 million Series B led byPat Ryans family investment group to further build out its platform for aggregating and analyzing data.

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Blackboard cofounder Michael Chasen takes CEO reins at PrecisionHawk

Commercial drone tech venture PrecisionHawk has a new CEOagain. Red Hat Inc. cofounder Bob Young, who has served as PrecisionHawks CEO since July 2015, is handing over the reins to another veteran of enterprise software, Michael Chasen, a cofounder and former CEO of education tech giant Blackboard Inc. Verizon Ventures, an investment arm of TechCrunchs parent company Verizon Communications Inc., is a stakeholder in PrecisionHawk.

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