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Ada raises $15 million to help companies develop their own customer service chatbots

ADA RAISES $15 MILLION TO HELP COMPANIES DEVELOP THEIR OWN CUSTOMER SERVICE CHATBOTS

Canadian chatbot startup Ada has raised $14 million in a series A round of funding led by New York-based VC firm FirstMark Capital.

 
 
 
DataCloud Raises $4M to Guide Miners' Drilling, Blasting Decisions

DATACLOUD RAISES $4M TO GUIDE MINERS' DRILLING, BLASTING DECISIONS

DataCloud , a developer of sensors and software to help guide mine operators' decision-making around drilling and blasting, has raised...

U-M's Desai Accelerator Invests Millionth Dollar Since 2013 Launch

U-M'S DESAI ACCELERATOR INVESTS MILLIONTH DOLLAR SINCE 2013 LAUNCH

The University of Michigan's Desai Accelerator , an incubator open to early-stage tech startups regardless of their connection to the...

 
 
 
ExactTarget's McCorkle Hatches MetaCX to Improve Software Experience

EXACTTARGET'S MCCORKLE HATCHES METACX TO IMPROVE SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

Scott McCorkle, one of Indiana's more seasoned software executives, is back in the startup arena with MetaCX , a High Alpha -backed...

Facial Recognition Startup Suspect Technologies Raises $810K

FACIAL RECOGNITION STARTUP SUSPECT TECHNOLOGIES RAISES $810K

Amid warnings over potential dangers of facial recognition, Jacob Sniff is still bullish on the technology. His Cambridge, MA-based...

 
 
 
With New Cash, Sensemetrics Aims to Take Industrial IoT Tech Global

WITH NEW CASH, SENSEMETRICS AIMS TO TAKE INDUSTRIAL IOT TECH GLOBAL

Thinking about Internet-connected devices often brings to mind “smart” home appliances and consumer gadgets. San Diego startup Sensemetrics...

 
 
 
Alcohol-Delivery App Drizly Doubles VC Haul with $34M Funding Round

ALCOHOL-DELIVERY APP DRIZLY DOUBLES VC HAUL WITH $34M FUNDING ROUND

Booze delivery app Drizly has raised $34.6 million in a new funding round, according to regulatory filings, nearly doubling the total...

HubSpot Wants to Stoke Innovation With $30M Corporate Venture Fund

HUBSPOT WANTS TO STOKE INNOVATION WITH $30M CORPORATE VENTURE FUND

Hubspot is launching a $30 million corporate venture capital fund to invest in promising startups that can boost its marketing platform....

 
 
 
Membrion Gets $2.2M for Materials to Help Store Energy, Purify Water

MEMBRION GETS $2.2M FOR MATERIALS TO HELP STORE ENERGY, PURIFY WATER

Inspiration can come from unlikely places-like the bottom of a bag of beef jerky, for instance. Membrion , a Seattle-based cleantech...

 
 
 
Forge AI Raises $11M to Crack Unstructured Data for Machine Learning

FORGE AI RAISES $11M TO CRACK UNSTRUCTURED DATA FOR MACHINE LEARNING

Forge AI, a Cambridge,MA-based startup aiming to decode the world's mountains of unstructured data for machine learning algorithms,...

Impel Raises $67.5M to Advance Intranasal Drugs for CNS Disorders

IMPEL RAISES $67.5M TO ADVANCE INTRANASAL DRUGS FOR CNS DISORDERS

Impel NeuroPharma , which is developing technology to deliver certain therapeutics more effectively to the brain, says it has raised...