July 20, 2016 0 Comments
Pixie Technology, a “location of things” startup has raised $18.5 million in a Series B round from Spark Capital, Cedar Fund, OurCrowd and other private investors. Pixie offers smart tags called Pixie Points that can be attached to items like wallets, laptops, gadgets and keys so these easily can be tracked if they get lost. Each Pixie contains an innovative signaling technology, which enables the Pixie to communicate with its app and other Pixies. The platform can locate any object even through walls and down to inches of their location. According to the company, the funding will be used to develop and launch new functionalities, including augmented reality.
June 24, 2016 0 Comments
The job search website for millennials, The Muse, has raised $16 million in a Series B round led by Icon Ventures. This investment is on top of the $13 million it raised last year, which brings its total funding to $29 million. Compared to traditional job websites that are impersonal and treat applicants as simple statistics, The Muse aims to put the human touch back in job search. In addition to announcing available jobs and allowing potential employees sell their skills, the company also serves up career advice, resources to help applicants improve their skills and offers coaching services. Companies who advertise jobs on The Muse can use the website to promote themselves and show their company culture. The Muse has roughly 50 million unique visitors annually.
June 16, 2016 0 Comments
JobandTalent, a Spain-based startup that matches jobs with job seekers, has raised $41 million in a Series B round led by Atomico. JobandTalent specialises in using liguistic analysis and machine learning to help job seekers find the best jobs. The company’s algorithms analyses job ads and resumes and pings users when its has found a suitable match. The platform does the job search and allows job seekers to spend less time looking for jobs. JobandTalent now has more than 450,000 users per month and operates in Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico City, London and Bogotá. The additional funding will allow the company to expand to more cities.
June 9, 2016 0 Comments
Cylance, a cybersecurity startup that uses machine-learning and artificial intelligence to counter malware has raised $100 million in a Series D round from Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, Insight Venture Partners and existing investors. Cylance now has a total funding of $177 million. Founded in 2012 by cybersecurity expert Stuart McClure, Cylance has a sophisticated platform that involves a suite of algorithm-based protocols that examine networks for weaknesses even before they cause harm, and shuts them down. Cylance also integrates human-generated codes with a system that learns how a hacker thinks in order to predict and avert cyber attacks.
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