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Carspring, a London and Berlin startup that lets you buy a used car online, raises £5M Series B

Carspring, the London and Berlin used car buying platform founded by Rocket Internet, has picked up £5 million in Series B funding. Backing the round are Rocket Internet itself, along with Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund, which offers media in the form of TV advertising in return for equity. In other words, a portion of this round (£1.3m) isn’t cash per ... Read More »

Carwow, a UK startup that helps you buy a new car, raises $39M Series C

Carwow, a platform that helps you buy a new car, has closed $39 million in Series C funding. The round was led by new investor Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Balderton Capital also participating. At today’s exchange rate it brings total funding to approximately $62.6 million. Founded in late 2010, Carwow originally launched as a car review ... Read More »

Chrome 54 Uses Microsoft Optimisation for Faster Startup, Load Times on Windows

  Google is ramping up its efforts to make its widely used Chrome browser faster. With this mind, Google has announced the integration of Microsoft’s Profile Guided Optimisation to make Chrome up to 15 percent faster on Windows. This new integration realises which functions on Chrome are used most often, and which aren’t. PGO then gives more leverage to the ... Read More »

Apple Buys AI and Machine Learning Startup Turi

Apple Inc. seems to be taking strides towards the field of artificial intelligence just like other tech giants from the industry as the Cupertino-based company has reportedly acquired AI firm Turi, which is a machine learning platform for developers and data scientists. The iPhone manufacturer has bought the Seattle-based startup for a consideration of around $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,335 ... Read More »

Google Buys Startup That Helps Smartphones Recognise Real Life Objects

Google on Wednesday announced a deal to buy Moodstocks, a French startup behind technology that helps smartphones recognize whatever they are aimed at. Moodstocks caught the US technology giant’s eye for its work in computer vision and machine learning, as well for accomplishments in enabling smartphones or other mobile devices to recognize images and objects. Google is among Silicon Valley ... Read More »

Sony to accumulate AI as Key business Pillar, Invests in US Startup

Japan’s Sony Corp stated it plans to accumulate its synthetic intelligence (AI) enterprise and eventually turn it into a main revenue supply, beginning with an investment in a US startup. The electronics maker has invested an undisclosed sum in California-based Cogitai. The year-antique company, founded by 3 researchers, specializes in era that permits machines to examine usually and autonomously from ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Home Tutoring Marketplace, Rickshaw Advertising Startup, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed and late stage investments in Indian startups engaged in tech-based recruitment, tutor aggregation, fashion discovery, home services, and more. WorkIndia Recruitment marketplace WorkIndia founded by a group of IIT/ IIM alumni recently announced Wednesday that it had secured an undisclosed sum in funding from Beenext, a Singapore-based early stage technology fund. WorkIndia has developed ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Clinical Supplies Platform, Food Tech Startup, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles early stage investments in startups engaged in the healthcare supply chain, loyalty and contract lifecycle management platforms, apart from e-commerce. PinkBlue Bengaluru-based PinkBlue.in, a healthcare player operating in the clinical supplies segment has raised Rs. 1.5 crores in its seed round from angel investment platform TermSheet.io. Founded by IIM Kozhikode alumni Valliappan Kumarappan and Varun ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Bike Taxi Startup, File Sharing App, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in e-commerce, fashion discovery, on-demand transportation, B2B and B2C e-commerce startups. Ninjacart Bengaluru-based Ninjacart, a B2B startup connects farmers and brands to retailers, has raised $3 million (around Rs. 20 crores) in Series A funding round led by Accel Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, M&S Partners, and Zop Smart. Founded in 2015, ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: An Aerial Drone Startup, Loan Marketplace, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed investments in Indian startups engaged in restaurant deal discovery, business loan marketplaces, drone startups, fashion apps, broker-free rental aggregators, and more. PocketIn Delhi-based Pocketin, a four month old startup that provides a mobile app to discover deals and book tables at restaurants has raised its seed round of $150,000 (roughly Rs. 1.03 crores) from ... Read More »