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Lucidworks raises $100M to expand in AI-powered search-as-a-service for organizations –

If the sheer amount of information that we can tap into using the internet has made the world our oyster, then the huge success of Google is a testament to how lucrative search can be in helping to light the way through that data maze. Now, in a sign of the times, a startup called Lucidworks, […] → Read More

FlixMobility extends Series F at $2B+ valuation as it gears up to add cars to its bus and train network –

Back in July it emerged that FlixMobility — the company behind the network of ubiquitous green FlixBus coaches that crisscross Europe and parts of the US — had raised about €500 million in the largest-ever round of funding for a German tech company. That turned out not to be the full story. Today, the company […] → Read More

Babylon Health confirms $550M raise at $2B+ valuation to expand its AI-based health services –

Babylon Health, the UK-based startup that has developed a number of AI-based health services, including a chatbot used by the UK’s National Health Service to help diagnose ailments, has confirmed a massive investment that it plans to use to expand its business to the US and Asia, and expand its R&D to diagnose more serious, […] → Read More

TikTok adds Giphy integration to import Stickers and export TikTok memes to the rest of the world –

TikTok is the breakout hit in social media apps at the moment — it’s currently ranked first in entertainment, and 12th overall in terms of download popularity on iOS, and 8th on Android in the US — and today it’s starting a partnership that should give it an even wider profile, with the added benefit […] → Read More

Amazon-backed food delivery startup Deliveroo acquires Edinburgh software studio Cultivate –

As two of the largest players in online-food ordering and delivery in Europe work on a $10 billion merger to expand their footprint and economies of scale, one of its biggest rivals has made an acquisition to expand its own tech muscle. Deliveroo, the London-based food delivery startup backed by Amazon that is itself valued […] → Read More

Vizio rolls out its Apple AirPlay and HomeKit integrations to its SmartCast TV platform –

Ahead of Apple launching its big video streaming initiative Apple TV+ this autumn, a integration is going live today that brings Apple closer to working with third-party TV makers and making its services available on a wider array of devices. Today Vizio said it would start to roll out support for AirPlay2 and HomeKit to […] → Read More

Real estate platform Compass raises another $370M on a $6.4B valuation en route to an IPO –

The real estate market will forever go through ups and downs, but today comes big news for a startup in the space that has built a platform that it believes can help all players in it — buyers, sellers, and those who help with the buying and selling — no matter what stage of the […] → Read More raises $150M more, now at $1.9B valuation, for workplace collaboration tools –

Workplace collaboration platforms have become a crucial cornerstone of the modern office: workers’ lives are guided by software and what we do on our computers, and collaboration tools provide a way for us to let each other know what we’re working on, and how we’re doing it, in a format that’s (at best) easy to […] → Read More

Takeaway and Just Eat to merge in $10B deal to take on Deliveroo and Uber Eats in Europe –

The food delivery wars in Europe remain hotter than a vindaloo, and that’s leading to some major consolidation: today Just Eat and, two of the bigger take-out and delivery businesses in the region, announced that they are in the “advanced stages” of a merger. The deal would help them combine forces and take on […] → Read More

SoftBank pumps $2B into Indonesia through new Grab investment, putting it head to head with Gojek –

Grab — the on-demand transportation app that is the Uber of Southeast Asia — today announced yet another investment on top of the $7 billion that it has raised to date. SoftBank is putting another $2 billion into the business, earmarked for a specific use: Grab is going to invest $2 billion into its operations in […] → Read More

Iconic font company Monotype is getting acquired by PE firm HGGC for $825M –

A new chapter is opening up for Monotype, the font and imaging technology specialist that is associated with some of the more iconic evolutions in typefaces in the digital age (if you know Times New Roman or Arial, you know Monotype) . Today, the company announced that private equity house HGGC is acquiring it for […] → Read More

Twitter Q2 beats on sales of $841M, posts big EPS of $1.43 due to one-off tax benefit, mDAUs up to 139M –

Two days after Facebook reporting growing numbers (even amid its regulatory turmoil), its social media counterpart Twitter today announced its Q2 results. The company made $841 million in overall revenues, up 18% on a year ago; with EPS and net income respectively at $1.43 and $1.1 billion, a huge bump due to a “significant income tax benefit” […] → Read More

Brainly, a crowdsourced homework helper for students, raises $30M to expand in the US –

When it comes to turning the wheels of the internet, crowdsourcing is a key component of the engine: the power of people can fund big ideas and good causes; it can help you decide what (or what not) to buy, read, watch or listen to when faced with too much choice; it can help unite […] → Read More

Tile finds another $45M to expand its item-tracking devices and platform –

Tile — the company that makes popular small square-shaped tags and other technology to help people keep track of physical belongings like keys and bags — has made more recent moves to link up with chipmakers, helping it expand to wireless headsets and other electronic and other connected items as part of a wider smart home strategy. […] → Read More

TrustRadius, a customer-generated B2B software review platform, raises $12.5M –

Customer reviews play a key role in helping people decide what to buy on consumer-focused marketplaces like Amazon or app stores, and the same tendency exists in the B2B world, where nearly half a trillion dollars is spent annually on software and IT purchases. TrustRadius, one of the startups capitalising on the latter trend with […] → Read More

UK challenger bank Atom raises another £50M from BBVA and more, sources say at £530M valuation –

Another hopeful among Europe’s so-called challenger banks — startups taking on the big names in consumer banking by targeting niche groups of users with a more modern set of tools to manage users’ money — has raised a sizeable round of funding to expand its business. Atom Bank — which targets mainly millennial-aged consumers (current […] → Read More

Sennder raises $70M on $300M valuation to take on the freight forwarding industry –

Logistics and the movement of freight from point A to B (and C and beyond) is one of the more antiquated, and less-understood aspects of the world of commerce. But one look at Amazon and how it has grown its empire on the strength of its logistics prowess (and another glance or two at the […] → Read More

UVeye snaps up $31M for its hyper-detailed, AI-based drive-thru vehicle-scanning platform –

The race is on for the car of the future, equipped with self-driving capabilities, on-board personalised information and entertainment, and an ever-smaller carbon footprint. Today, however, comes news of a startup that’s improving car performance from the outside. UVeye, a Tel Aviv-based company that has built a set of drive-through external scanners that can take […] → Read More

InCountry raises $15M for its cloud-based private data storage-as-a-service solution –

The rise of data breaches, along with an expanding raft of regulations (now numbering 80 different regional regimes, and growing) have thrust data protection — having legal and compliant ways of handling personal user information — to the top of the list of things that an organization needs to consider when building and operating their […] → Read More

AlphaSense, a search engine for analysis and business intel, raises $50M led by Innovation Endeavors –

Google and its flagship search portal opened the door to the possibilities of how to build a business empire on the back of organising and navigating the world’s information, as found on the internet. Now, a startup that’s built a search engine tailored to the needs of enterprises and their own quests for information has […] → Read More