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EU lawmakers are eyeing risk-based rules for AI, per leaked white paper

EU lawmakers are eyeing risk-based rules for AI, per leaked white paper The European Commission is considering a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition technology, according to a draft proposal for regulating artificial intelligence obtained by Euroactiv. Creating rules to ensure AI is ‘trustworthy and human’ has been an early […]

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Harvestr gathers user feedback in one place

Harvestr gathers user feedback in one place Meet Harvestr, a software-as-a-service startup that wants to help product managers centralize customer feedback from various places. Product managers can then prioritize outstanding issues and feature requests. Finally, the platform helps you get back to your customers once changes have been implemented. The company just […]

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Cambridge Analytica email chain with Facebook sheds new light on data misuse scandal

Cambridge Analytica email chain with Facebook sheds new light on data misuse scandal Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser has released new documents today that suggest Facebook accepted only a simple acknowledgment on email from the firm that it had deleted data associated with 87 million Facebook users’ profiles. The data was improperly […]

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LocalGlobe partner Julia Hawkins discusses femtech’s risks and rewards

LocalGlobe partner Julia Hawkins discusses femtech’s risks and rewards London-based seed fund LocalGlobe is incredibly active at the early-stage end of the startup pipeline with a broad focus across multiple sectors and areas, including health. We interviewed partner Julia Hawkins about the opportunities and risks related to femtech investing in light of […]

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Funnel closes $47M Series B to prepare marketing data for better reporting and analysis

Funnel closes M Series B to prepare marketing data for better reporting and analysis Funnel, the Stockholm-based startup that offers technology to help businesses prepare — or make “business-ready” — their marketing data for better reporting and analysis, has closed $47 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Eight Roads […]

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What we know (and don’t) about Goldman Sachs’ Africa VC investing

What we know (and don’t) about Goldman Sachs’ Africa VC investing Goldman Sachs is investing in African tech companies. The venerable American investment bank and financial services firm has backed startups from Kenya to Nigeria and taken a significant stake in e-commerce venture Jumia, which listed on the NYSE in 2019. Though […]

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Hyundai and Kia put over $110M into UK electric delivery vehicles startup Arrival

Hyundai and Kia put over 0M into UK electric delivery vehicles startup Arrival Forget the consumer market for electric vehicles. It turns out delivery vehicles could be the ‘Trojan horse’ for electric to really take off. Korean auto giants Hyundai and Kia put over $110 million in UK startup Arrival, which emerged […]

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Matera raises $11.2 million to let you handle residential property management yourself

Matera raises .2 million to let you handle residential property management yourself Matera, the French startup formerly known as illiCopro, is raising a $11.2 million funding round (€10 million). The company has been building a SaaS platform to give you all the tools you need to handle property management for your residential […]

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Bolt raises €50M in venture debt from the EU to expand its ride-hailing business

Bolt raises €50M in venture debt from the EU to expand its ride-hailing business Bolt, the billion-dollar startup out of Estonia that’s building a ride-hailing, scooter and food delivery business across Europe and Africa, has picked up a tranche of funding in its bid to take on Uber and the rest in […]

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Atomico promotes surgeon-turned-VC Irina Haivas to partner

Atomico promotes surgeon-turned-VC Irina Haivas to partner Irina Haivas, the surgeon-turned-VC that joined London-based VC firm Atomico in late 2018 and has already led several investments on behalf of the firm, has been promoted to partner. Her Atomico investments to date include: Healx, the Cambridge, U.K.-based startup using AI to help discover […]

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