Andy Rubin’s Playground seeking $500 million for new fund

Andy Rubin is looking for another big round of funding for his hardware incubator, Playground Ventures. According to an SEC filing that popped up yesterday (via Dan Primack), the Android founder is looking to raise up to...

Facebook acquires emotion detection startup FacioMetrics

Facebook could one day build facial gesture controls for its app thanks to the acquisition of a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company called FacioMetrics. The startup made an app called Intraface that could detect seven...

Startup Resolver plans to use AI to help out in customer service

Whenever I receive bad service from a brand, I typically fire off an angry tweet and hope the company or organisation I’m complaining about notices the blue tick next to my name and takes...

CT startup building Watson powered small business advisor

The owner of a Bridgeport startup says he is working toward using artificial intelligence to help grow small businesses throughout the state of Connecticut. Chris Sacchinelli, the founder of HelpGrowCT, says the company's goal is...

TravelBank uses machine learning to predict travel budgets

Figuring out how much a business trip will cost can be a hassle. Employees are often put in the position of figuring out how to get somewhere, and once they get there, they don't...

Startup Dataiku raises $14M – collaborative data science platform

French startup Dataiku has been profitable for the past three years. But the company wants to go further and is raising a $14 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital with all existing investors also investing. Dataiku helps...

$9.5M raised by Notion for a better email experience

A startup aiming to offer a better email experience by prioritizing the messages that are most important to you, Notion, is today publicly launching its service, which is available as a mobile app for iPhone...

ComplyAdvantage raises $8.2M to help companies manage compliance

Back in the days when I did a startup I almost de-railed our VC funding after discovering my passport had expired. Without it I couldn’t pass the anti-money laundering checks imposed on the fancy...

Snapsheet raises $20M to help drivers file claims after a crash

A Chicago-based startup called Snapsheet has raised a Series C round of $20 million to make life easier for people who have been through a car crash. The company’s cloud-based software is used by auto insurance providers...

The Race For AI: Google, Twitter, Intel, Apple Continue To Buy AI Startups

Nearly half of the AI companies acquired since 2011 have had VC backing. Nearly 140 private companies working to advance artificial intelligence technologies have been acquired since 2011, with over 40 acquisitions taking place in 2016 alone (as of...