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Recent articles by Ingrid:

Dell has acquired cloud orchestration startup Cloudify, sources tell us for around $100M

Dell is making an acquisition to beef up its cloud services business and specifically to target the DevOps space. → Read More

Strata, a provider of identity orchestration to bridge disparate log-in procedures, raises $26M

The key to data security lies in watertight identity management, but how do you ensure that with a variety of apps and a hybrid of networks? → Read More

SoundHound, the voice AI company, raises $25M after laying off 40% of staff earlier this month

AI may be getting hyped as the next billion dollar (or, much bigger) opportunity these days after that mega round for OpenAI from Microsoft, but that rising tide is not lifting all boats. SoundHound — the voice AI company that provides conversational AI services for automotive, connected home and hospitality applications — earlier this month […] → Read More

Amazon launches RxPass, a $5/month Prime add-on for all-you-need generic drugs covering 80 conditions

Amazon is launching a new $5 flat-fee service to expand its reach in the prescription drugs arena in the U.S. → Read More

DeepL takes aim at Grammarly with the launch of Write, to clean up your prose

After raising funding at a $1 billion valuation, translation startup DeepL is taking the wraps off Write to improve your writing. → Read More

Twitter rival ‘T2’ raises its first outside funding, $1.1M from a group of high-profile angels

It hasn’t decided on a name, it’s still on the hunt to fill some important roles and its early alpha has less than 100 users as of today. But, riding the wave of interest in the current state of Twitter, a startup hoping to disrupt it has raised $1.1 million in funding. T2, the project […] → Read More

DeepL, the AI-based language translator, raises over $100M at a $1B+ valuation

A startup providing translation-as-a-service both to businesses and to individuals has confirmed a fundraise at a €1 billion valuation. → Read More

Hack the Box, a gamified cybersecurity training platform with 1.7M users, raises $55M

A cybersecurity startup that's using gamification to train ethical hackers has picked up some funding after scoring 1.7m users. → Read More

Oxbotica raises $140M more as its B2B autonomous vehicle platform gains ground

The self-driving car industry has somewhat stalled in more recent times; but a handful of promising startups are seeing businesses grow. → Read More

John Deere at CES? Yes, with a robotics-based fertilizer system and a new electric excavator

John Deere makes the case for why agriculture and agribusiness should have a place at a consumer electronics show. → Read More

VR comes of age, as Rendever, a mixed reality startup focused on the elderly, acquires Alcove from AARP

Elderly people are not typically thought of as early adopters of cutting-edge technology, but there are startups looking to buck that trend. → Read More

Seen at CES: Nuralogix uses AI and a selfie to measure your heart rate, BP, body mass, skin age, stress level and more

A picture is worth 1,000 words, and now a startup is taking this idea to the next level: A selfie giving you 1,000 details about your health. → Read More

How Mastodon is scaling amid the Twitter exodus

Under Elon Musk, Twitter has lost more than half its staff through layoffs and quitting, made erratic moves in its product and platform strategies and is facing up to reports about its financial state. → Read More

Mastodon creator Eugen Rochko talks funding and how to build the anti-Twitter

Mastodon’s success has somewhat taken its creator Eugen Rochko by surprise, but he's steadfast on maintaining its non-profit nature. → Read More

Should Elon step down as head of Twitter? Users vote Yes by a margin of 15%

Elon Musk’s reign over Twitter — marked by chaos from his snap decisions, massive layoffs, and endless product u-turns — could be taking its most dramatic turn yet, if Twitter users have their say. A poll put up by Musk on Sunday asking if he should step down as head of the company closed today […] → Read More

Mews books $185M for its SaaS-based hotel management platform

Covid-19 grounded travel and tourism to a halt, but as those sectors pick up speed again, so too are startups raising money to keep up. → Read More

Shield AI raises another $60M at a $2.3B valuation for its military autonomous flying tech

Defense technology continues to get a lot of attention from investors, and today, Shield AI, one of the bigger startups in the space is announcing more funding. → Read More

Zappi raises $170M for its AI-based market research platform

Fundraising may be drying up for some segments of the tech industry at the moment, but one area that continues to get a lot of attention is AI and specifically startups that are using it to build out revenue-generating businesses. Today, a startup called Zappi, which has built a market research platform that utilizes AI […] → Read More

Sana raises $34M for its AI-based knowledge management and learning platform for workplaces

Sana's knowledge management-meets-enterprise-search-meets-e-learning platform is now valued at $180 million with this round. → Read More

Playtika lays off 610 workers, shuts down three online gaming titles amid broader restructure

Playtika, the Israeli tech company that made its name with through a series of wildly successful online gambling and gaming titles with hundreds of millions of players, is leveling the latest swing of the layoffs pendulum. The company today has confirmed that it is laying of 15% of its staff. Playtika currently employs 4,100, so […] → Read More