Tractable is applying AI to accident and disaster appraisal
Posted in artificial intelligence disaster recovery disaster response europe Recent Funding Startups TC Tech Tractable

Tractable is applying AI to accident and disaster appraisal

“Happy to spend 10 minutes on our vision and the journey we’re on, but then, really, 15 minutes on what we’ve got today, what it…

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Optoro raises $75 million more to make it easier for brands to manage and resell returned and excess inventory
Posted in eCommerce Optoro Recent Funding Revolution Growth Startups TC Tech

Optoro raises $75 million more to make it easier for brands to manage and resell returned and excess inventory

As the economy has chugged along, so have retail sales, which last year capped their strongest year since 2014. Online sales have been especially brisk, growing 16…

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Serverless, Inc. lands $10 M Series A to build serverless developers platform
Posted in Cloud Developer Funding open source Recent Funding serverless computing serverless startups Startups TC Tech

Serverless, Inc. lands $10 M Series A to build serverless developers platform

Serverless, Inc came to the serverless game early, creating an open source framework for developers back in 2015. Today, they want to build on that…

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‘Waze of Parking’ app SpotAngels raises $2.3 million
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‘Waze of Parking’ app SpotAngels raises $2.3 million

SpotAngels, an app that uses crowdsourced data to help drivers find parking and avoid tickets, has raised $2.3 million from a group of investors that…

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SessionM customer loyalty data aggregator snags $23.8 M investment
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SessionM customer loyalty data aggregator snags $23.8 M investment

SessionM announced a $23.8 million Series E investment led by Salesforce Ventures. A bushel of existing investors including Causeway Media Partners, CRV, General Atlantic, Highland…

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Cogito scores $37M as AI-driven sentiment analysis biz grows
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Cogito scores $37M as AI-driven sentiment analysis biz grows

Cogito announced a $37 million Series C investment today led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Previous investors Salesforce Ventures and OpenView also chipped in. Mark Midle…

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Self-driving car startup Zoox is raising $500 million at a $3.2 billion valuation
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Self-driving car startup Zoox is raising $500 million at a $3.2 billion valuation

Zoox, a once-secretive self-driving car startup, is closing a $500 million raise at a $3.2 billion post-money valuation, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Prior to the deal,…

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Chowly is raising $5.8 million to help restaurants manage on-demand delivery orders
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Chowly is raising $5.8 million to help restaurants manage on-demand delivery orders

Chowly, a point-of-sale system for restaurants, has raised nearly $4.7 million, according to an SEC filing. The company is targeting a total raise of $5.8…

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Octi raises $7.5M to create augmented reality that understands human movement
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Octi raises $7.5M to create augmented reality that understands human movement

The team at Octi says it’s building a crucial piece of the augmented reality puzzle — the ability to understand the human body and its…

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As product development incorporates more feedback, development toolkit productboard raises $8M
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As product development incorporates more feedback, development toolkit productboard raises $8M

Since its debut on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage in September 2016, demand for a service like productboard, which gives companies a holistic view of product development and…

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Nurx raises $36 million and adds Chelsea Clinton to its board of directors
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Nurx raises $36 million and adds Chelsea Clinton to its board of directors

Telemedicine startup Nurx recently closed a $36 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. As part of the investment, Kleiner Perkins General Partner Noah Knauf is…

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GrubMarket gobbles up $32M led by GGV for its healthy grocery ordering and delivery service
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GrubMarket gobbles up $32M led by GGV for its healthy grocery ordering and delivery service

As consumers become more discerning about the food they eat, a wave of startups has emerged that is catering to that demand with convenient alternatives…

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This startup streamlines the pro bono work of lawyers, including those fighting for immigrants at the border
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This startup streamlines the pro bono work of lawyers, including those fighting for immigrants at the border

Felicity Conrad and Kristen Sonday were on very different paths until three years ago. Conrad was an associate at the powerhouse law firm Skadden Arps. Meanwhile,…

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Lyft goes biking, Airbnb is going public (eventually), big money for software robots, and Juul
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Lyft goes biking, Airbnb is going public (eventually), big money for software robots, and Juul

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we were back in the…

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Planck Re scores $12M Series A to simplify insurance underwriting with artificial intelligence
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Planck Re scores $12M Series A to simplify insurance underwriting with artificial intelligence

Planck Re, a startup that wants to simplify insurance underwriting with artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised a $12 million Series A. The…

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Celonis scores $50 million Series B on $1B valuation
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Celonis scores $50 million Series B on $1B valuation

In the age of digital transformation, it’s important to understand your business processes and find improvements quickly, but it’s not always easy to do without…

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Winnie raises $4 million to make parents’ lives easier
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Winnie raises $4 million to make parents’ lives easier

An app that has the needs of modern-day parents in mind, Winnie, has now raised $4 million in additional seed funding in a round led…

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Truepic raises $8M to expose Deepfakes, verify photos for Reddit
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Truepic raises $8M to expose Deepfakes, verify photos for Reddit

How can you be sure an image wasn’t Photoshopped? Make sure it was shot with Truepic. This startup makes a camera feature that shoots photos…

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