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Flipping burgers is a hot and greasy job. Slips, trips, burns and cuts are common hazards associated with the work.
Today at the inauguralUdacity Intersect conference, the online education startup announced new robotics and digital marketing variants of its popular Nanodegrees an effort to expand its corpus of 21st century skills-based courses. In addition to the new degrees, Udacity is adding 21 new hiring partners spanning the automotive, defense, tech, hardware and telecommunicationsindustries.
Kidizen, a marketplace for secondhand childrens apparel, has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding, the company announced today. The funding was led by Chicago-basedOrigin Ventures, which backed the startup following its more than 100 percent year-over-year growth in 2016 which has allowedthe business to reach more than a quarter million registered users across the U.S. Also participating in the round were Royal Street Ventures, Corigin Ventures and MergeLane.
Another legal tech startup coming out of the UK: Cognitiv+is applying artificial intelligence to automate contract analysis and management, offering businesses a way to automate staying on top of legal risks, obligations and changing regulatory landscapes. Co-founder Vasilis Tsolis might therefore be forgiven for viewingBrexit as a sizableopportunity for his startup though he more tactfully describes it as a legislative challenge that we can help out with.
Co-founder Ernestine Fu hopes that Blackstorm Labs, the makers of a bullet hell-ish fantasy shooter called EverWing, has figured out how to tap into that real-time co-operative experience that you might find in a massive online game like World of Warcraft within Facebook Messenger. The company is calling the experience Boss Raids.
Scorp, a startup out of Turkey, offers another take on the social video theme. The app lets you upload 15-second videos on any topic, such as your view on Trumps immigration controls.
Clark, an app aiming to “turn every educator into an entrepreneur,” launches with $1 million in funding
Its hard to be a tutor. For one thing, many educators dont have time for extracurricular teaching, even while they might need to bolster their paychecks.
Knotel announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series A funding. Founded in 2015, the company offerswhat co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva described as headquarters as a service a flexible office space that can be customized for each tenantwhile also growing or shrinking as needed.
WayUp is making its first acquisition its buying the similarly focused Looksharp. Both companies have created job listing sites for college students and recent graduates, but WayUp co-founder and CEO Liz Wessel (pictured above with Looksharp CEO Andrew Maguire) told me theyre complementary in a rather specific way.
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