Author: john-mannes

Pit.ai puts a financial twist on reinforcement learning to outperform hedge funds

Despite mystery and intrigue, the reality is that most hedge funds don’t make money. This hasn’t stopped a growing list of startups from trying their hands.. – TechCrunch

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

SirionLabs establishes US foothold to scale its NLP contract management software

SirionLabs, a startup providing vendor management software to enterprises, is adding a US headquarters to its footprint. The company was initially founded in.. – TechCrunch

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Galvanize will teach students how to use IBM Watson APIs with new machine learning course

As part of IBM’s annual InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, the company is announcing a new machine learning course in partnership with workspace and.. – TechCrunch

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

500 Startups will keep investing in Latin America with new $10M fund

500 Startups is increasing its commitment to global investing with a new Latin America fund, targeting $10 million, going by the name of Luchadores II, the.. – TechCrunch

March 15th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Google partners with VCs to host its own machine learning startup competition

On the heels of acquiring data science community Kaggle, Google is launching a machine learning competition of its own for startups. Google is targeting.. – TechCrunch

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Astro raises an $8 million Series A for its AI-powered email solution for teams

On the surface, Astro, launching its public beta today, is a nifty but not completely necessary email client that combines machine intelligence and a bot.. – TechCrunch

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Google makes it easier for companies to transfer data to its cloud

On stage today at Google’s Cloud Next conference, the company announced a series of new tools to assist users with data preparation and integration. The.. – TechCrunch

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Google Cloud adds three new GCP regions

Today at Google Cloud Next in San Francisco, the company announced three new regions for its Google Cloud Platform. The Netherlands, Canada and California are.. – TechCrunch

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Udacity adds robotics and digital marketing Nanodegree programs, 21 new hiring partners

Today at the inaugural Udacity Intersect conference, the online education startup announced new robotics and digital marketing variants of its popular.. – TechCrunch

March 8th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

FundersClub experiments with the full-service online VC model at scale

Slowly disproving stereotypes, the online VC has established itself as a viable tool for tech finance. But while the model has made money for investors, the.. – TechCrunch

March 8th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

FundersClub experiments with the full-service VC model at scale

Slowly disproving stereotypes, the online VC has established itself as a viable tool for tech finance. But while the model has made money for investors, the.. – TechCrunch

March 8th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Pebby makes long-distance pet relationships more fun

I’m convinced that if humans could find fun in simple games as easily as pets, our world would be a healthier place. Watching footage of dogs playing with.. – TechCrunch

March 8th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

GeoVisual Search from Descartes Labs makes the Earth searchable

Scavenger hunts just got significantly more tactical with Descartes Labs’ new GeoVisual Search. Finding shipping containers, runways and even parking lots on.. – TechCrunch

March 7th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Startup School will soon be in session at Y Combinator

Whether you swear by Both Sides of the Table or Zero to One, there’s no denying that Y Combinator knows a thing or two about starting companies. Today, the.. – TechCrunch

March 6th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

The Associated Press’ plan to put hyperlocal data in the hands of reporters

Since 2013, The Associated Press has been making an intentional effort to put data in the hands of local reporters. In the last few years, this meant.. – TechCrunch

March 3rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Ozlo releases a suite of APIs to power your next conversational AI

Building on its promise to give the entrenched a run for their money, conversational AI startup Ozlo is making its meticulously crafted knowledge layer.. – TechCrunch

March 2nd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Octane AI boldly bets that Convos are the future of content

One billion people use Facebook Messenger every month. And no matter how bad the current perceptions of the bot scene are, that number is hard to ignore… – TechCrunch

March 2nd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Udacity buys CloudLabs in its first-ever acquisition to enable collaborative programming

In the market for online education, Udacity remains focused on teaching its students about software development, data science and machine learning. To this.. – TechCrunch

March 1st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Baidu Ventures partners with Comet Labs as both double down on artificial intelligence

Baidu Ventures exists on the front-lines of the Chinese search giant’s push to brand itself as an artificial intelligence company. In an effort to bridge the.. – TechCrunch

March 1st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Reflect drops public beta to power developer-first data visualization

Data visualization has been done — we have publicly traded, interactive, real-time and heck even artificially intelligent companies promising data.. – TechCrunch

February 28th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot dominates parkour on wheels in new footage

Boston Dynamics’ wheeled Handle robot received much fanfare earlier this month when DFJ partner Steve Jurvetson slipped us an early video from a company.. – TechCrunch

February 27th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Workfit raises $5.5 million seed round to be your AI meeting assistant

Conversational AI is pushing deeper into enterprise with Workfit, a new startup promising to make conference call follow-ups and mid-meeting CRM updates as.. – TechCrunch

February 27th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Everything we know so far about Uber’s sexual harassment scandal

Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and HR complicity at the company has drawn a lot of attention from the outside world.. – TechCrunch

February 25th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

K2 Global’s $183 million VC fund aims to decentralize Sand Hill Road

K2 Global is announcing a $183 million venture capital fund targeted at early stage startups with global aspirations. The fund is closing significantly larger.. – TechCrunch

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

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

As our society continues to devalue facts and statistics, Data.world, a two year old data collaboration startup out of Austin, Texas, is fighting back with.. – TechCrunch

February 21st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassment

Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer for Uber and current engineer at Stripe, accused the company of rampant sexual harassment and human.. – TechCrunch

February 20th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of harassment

Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer for Uber and current engineer at Stripe, accused the company of rampant sexual harassment and human.. – TechCrunch

February 20th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

With $3.6M in fresh funding, YotaScale optimizes cloud computing for enterprises

YotaScale, a graduate of Alchemist’s enterprise accelerator, is announcing a $3.5 million venture round today from Engineering Capital, Pelion Ventures and.. – TechCrunch

February 16th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Coursera’s new skill search could do for learning what Netflix did for TV

Coursera has emerged as a formidable competitor in the online education space, racking up 24 million registered learners with access to 1,900 courses. But.. – TechCrunch

February 16th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Cervin Ventures unveils new $56M fund aimed at the future of the enterprise stack

Cervin Ventures, under the direction of Preetish Nijhawan and Neeraj Gupta, is announcing its latest $56 million fund. Built on the success of previous angel.. – TechCrunch

February 16th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch