Cosi raises €5M for its ‘full-stack’ hospitality alternative to boutique hotels – TechCrunch

Cosi raises €5M for its ‘full-stack’ hospitality alternative to boutique hotels – TechCrunch

Cosi, a new Berlin-based startup operating in the hospitality space with an alternative to boutique hotels and managed short-stay apartments, has picked up €5 million in seed funding pre-launch. Leading the round are venture capital firms Cherry Ventures and e.ventures, with participation from a number of travel, real estate and hospitality entrepreneurs and experts. They […]

Get your 2-for-1 passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch

Get your 2-for-1 passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch

Holy sonderangebot, startup fans — yet another special offer you don’t want to miss! You’ve got just three days left to take advantage of our a 2-for-1 summer flash sale on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019. Imagine scoring two Innovator, Founder or Investor passes for the price of one. That’s some mighty big ROI. Don’t […]

Andrew Ng’s AI companies expand to Medellin, Colombia – TechCrunch

Andrew Ng’s AI companies expand to Medellin, Colombia – TechCrunch

After his tenure as Chief Scientist at Baidu, Andrew Ng, the founder of the Google Brain project and former CEO of Coursera, set up a number of different proejcts that all focus on making AI more approachable. These include the education startup Deeplearning.ai, the AI Fund startup studio for building AI companies and Landing.ai, which […]

Have a Failing Big Data Project? Try a Dose of AI

Have a Failing Big Data Project? Try a Dose of AI

A growing number of AI experts are turning their attention to big data. Will that be enough to save doomed projects? Image: Romolo Tavani – stock.adobe.com Back in late 2017, Gartner analyst Nick Heudecker estimated that the failure rate of big data projects was 85%. Move the calendar forward two years and there’s no solid […]

Hear THX’s new Deep Note right here – TechCrunch

Hear THX’s new Deep Note right here – TechCrunch

The THX Deep Note is changing and it can be heard here first. The iconic audio track has long proceeded movies certified by THX and features the now familiar crescendo that showcases the movie’s audio capability. This time around THX built the intro to feature 4k video as much as audio as it will be […]

Three Tips for Laying the Groundwork for Machine Learning

Three Tips for Laying the Groundwork for Machine Learning

While machine learning may seem overwhelming and complicated, creating an infrastructure for ML projects is more achievable than many organizations think. Machine learning has grown to have a significant impact on our daily lives: From Amazon’s home assistant Alexa collecting and analyzing information to anticipate our needs, or Facebook suggesting who we should friend, to […]

PayPal-backed money lender Tala raises $110M to enter India – TechCrunch

PayPal-backed money lender Tala raises $110M to enter India – TechCrunch

Tala, a Santa Monica, California-headquartered startup that creates a credit profile to provide uncollateralized loans to millions of people in emerging markets, has raised $110 million in a new financing round to enter India’s burgeoning fintech space. The Series D financing for the five year-old startup was led by RPS Ventures, with GGV Capital and […]

African incubator MEST has a new MD and 11 fresh startup investments – TechCrunch

African incubator MEST has a new MD and 11 fresh startup investments – TechCrunch

Pan-African incubator MEST announced investments in 11 startups from its 2019 cohort that will each receive $100,000 in financing. The $1.1 million backing for a graduating class is the largest to date for the Accra-based organization — which operates as a training program and seed fund for African innovators to build successful commercial tech companies. […]

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