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By in Startups on August 14, 2020
Synthetaic raises $3.5M to train AI with synthetic data
October 20, 2020
Synthetaic is a startup working to create data — specifically images — that can be used to train artificial intelligence. Founder and CEO Corey Jaskolski’s experience includes work with both National Geographic (where he was recently named Explorer of the Year) and a 3D media startup. In fact, he told me that his time with […]
Root targets $6B+ valuation in pending IPO, a boon for insurtech startups
October 20, 2020
This morning Root Insurance, a neoinsurance provider that has attracted ample private capital for its auto-insurance business, is targeting a valuation of as much as $6.34 billion in its pending IPO. The former startup follows insurtech leader Lemonade to the public markets during a year in which IPOs have been well-received by investors focused more […]
As startups accelerate in record Q3, Europe and Asia rack up huge VC results
October 20, 2020
Venture capital activity in Europe and Asia saw a strong return to form in Q3, data indicates. The two continents enjoyed more venture capital investment into their local startups than in some time, underscoring that strong VC results the United States saw in the third quarter were not a fluke, but part of a broader […]
There’s a housing crisis, and Abodu wants to solve it fast with quality backyard homes
October 20, 2020
Housing prices have soared in many markets across the United States over the past decades as populations have grown, square footage has increased, and new unit construction has languished. Houses that were once tens of thousands of dollars have transformed due to zoning restrictions into million-dollar manses, leaving millions without affordable housing. Few regions have […]
Perch raises $123.5M to grow its stable of D2C brands that sell on Amazon
October 20, 2020
While Amazon gradually builds out its own-branded line of products, third-party sellers continue to account for a significant part of the transaction volume and growth on its marketplace — by one estimate, accounting for $200 billion of the $335 billion in gross merchandise value sold on Amazon in 2019. Today, in a twist on the […]