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Dalia founders: Nico Jaspers and Fernando Guillen Dalia, a Berlin-based startup that gathers real-time market and opinion data by pushing micro-surveys to smartphone users, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Balderton Capital, with participation from existing investors Wellington Partners, and IBB-Bet.
Education tech startup Teachable (formerly known as Fedora) has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding according to CEO and founder Ankur Nagpal. The company provides a platform thats like a Shopify or a SquareSpace for tutors or teachers.
It hasnt even been a year since EquipmentShare raised a Series A round of funding, but the Airbnb of construction rentals, has closed a $26 million Series B round. The Columbia, Missouri-based startup helps contractors rent out their under-utilized equipment, or rent safety tested equipment that they need from a fellow contractor.
One of the two companies working on Hyperloop trains just held a press conference in Toulouse to announce that the company is going to have a 3,000 square meter facility (roughly 38,000 sq ft) in the French city of Toulouse. While Hyperloop Transportation Technologies seems to be lagging behind Hyperloop One, the company has been very active on the news front lately.
Keenon Werling would be the first to agree that conversational AI is regularly overhyped. So instead of taking the traditional approach and gloating about a glitzy new deeper learning algorithm to pitchhis new ventureEloquent Labs,Werling instead opted to differentiate by optimizingsomething far more low-tech, people.The startups special sauce is embracing a mix of AI, crowd workers on Amazons Mechanical Turk and traditional customer service representatives to improve experiences while cutting costs.
French startup Qonto has some ambitious goals and wants to become the best bank account you can get when you start a company in France. Just like N26 wants to be a more modern bank for everyone, Qonto wants to do the same thing, but for business accounts.
London-based startup Juro, which is applying machine learning to help businesses speed up authoringand management of their sales contracts, has closed a $750,000 (615k) seed round, with investors includingPoint Nine Capital and Seedcamp. Also joining the round: angel investorsPaul Forster (co-founder of Indeed.com) and Michael Pennington (co-founder of Gumtree).
My 1st Years, a U.K.-based e-commerce startup that offers personalised gifts for babies and children, has picked up 5 million in growth funding. The round, which adds to the 2 million raised previously, was led by Beringea, with participation from funds managed by Hargreave Hale.
Aiming for the stars and not quite making it, the ambitious App.net has finally officially shut down. Its timely rise and fall comes as highly symbolic asits once rival, Twitter, continues to struggle, years later, withmonetization, content management and harassment.
Not even flexible, freelance jobs in the on-demandeconomy will be saved from the siege of automation. Starship Technologies is putting its self-driving delivery robots to work in the US.