• Initiative for Analytics and Data Science Standards
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    Interesting info that I have received in my email box a few days ago.  Initiative for Analytics and Data Science Standards (IADSS) conducts a global scale research study to get insights into analytics related roles, associated skill-sets and career paths. We believe this will help set some industry standards which in turn could support... Read more »
  • DatSci & AI Awards returns for 4th year now open to European entrants
    Entry criteria is now live for the DatSci & Ai Awards which will be held on 5th September 2019 at Croke Park, Dublin connecting and celebrating the best in the data science ecosystem across Europe. Following success last year with one of the ten categories being open to all European entrants, 2019 marks the... Read more »
  • Microsoft Joins $250 Million Funding in DataBricks
    Databricks, the high-flying analytics startup founded by the creators of Apache Spark, announced yet another venture funding haul this week as it hustles to meet what it says is growing demand for its analytics platform. The analytics specialist announced Tuesday (Feb. 5) it has raised an additional $250 million in its... Read more »
  • Global Competition for Data Scientists with A$1 Million in Prizes
    Unearthed, an Australian-based energy and resources open innovation platform, is launching an international crowdsourcing competition that calls for geologists, data scientists and mining professionals to develop ground-breaking ideas about mineral exploration. Participants from around the globe can enter the 10-week Explorer Challenge for a chance to win A$1 million and have their... Read more »
  • Global Competition for Data Scientists with A$1 Million in Prizes
    Unearthed, an Australian-based energy and resources open innovation platform, is launching an international crowdsourcing competition that calls for geologists, data scientists and mining professionals to develop ground-breaking ideas about mineral exploration. Participants from around the globe can enter the 10-week Explorer Challenge for a chance to win A$1 million and have their... Read more »
  • The New Dataiku: A Central Hub for Enterprise Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science
    Building upon the needs of their customers, some of whom have dozens and even hundreds of users of the software, Dataiku releases a new version that establishes it as a central hub for the development of advanced data science, machine learning, and analytics products.   NEW YORK, November 14 - With a wide... Read more »
  • How SendinBlue uses Machine Learning to help guarantee 30 million messages are delivered daily
    The company partnered with Dataiku to develop a machine learning solution that validates new customer data against over 1 billion emails and events.  The result is an automated system that saves time and money for SendinBlue while maintaining the integrity of their platform, a crucial cornerstone of their business.    SendinBlue is one of the leading... Read more »
  • Alation Delivers Integration with Tableau 10.4
    Alation Delivers Integration with Tableau 10.4 and Previews Tableau Extensions Integration at Tableau Conference 2017 Alation becomes the first data catalog to deliver governance for insight features supporting all Tableau customers, whether on desktops or servers REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Oct. 10, 2017 Alation Inc., the collaborative data company, today announced new ways... Read more »
  • Domino Data Lab Accelerates Model Delivery on AWS
    Unveiling new capability in data science platform used by Fortune 500 companies    San Francisco, CA (September 27, 2017) – Domino Data Lab, a data science platform provider, today announced general availability of its Domino Model Delivery product. Built to run natively on Amazon Web Services (AWS), this offering makes the process of deploying... Read more »
  • Anaconda and Microsoft Partner to Deliver Python-Powered Machine Learning
    Microsoft to embed Anaconda into Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server, accelerating data science exploration and production deployments   Strata Data Conference, NEW YORK––September 26, 2017––Anaconda, Inc., the most popular Python data science platform provider, today announced it is partnering with Microsoft to embed Anaconda into Azure Machine Learning, Visual... Read more »
  • Google pledges grants and facilities for COVID-19 vaccine programs
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    Google said today it is taking several steps to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the United States, including grants and opening its facilities to vaccination programs. The tech giant is among several other large corporations, including Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks and Microsoft, that have pledged support to local government agencies... Read more »
  • Sano Genetics, a startup helping with Long Covid research, raises £2.5M in seed funding
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    Sano Genetics, a startup with a broad mission to support personalised medicine research by increasing participation in clinical trials, has raised £2.5 million in seed funding. The round is led by Episode1 Ventures, alongside Seedcamp, Cambridge Enterprise, January Ventures, and several Europe and U S.-based angel investors. It adds to £500,000... Read more »
  • Virtual social network IMVU raises $35M from China’s NetEase and others
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    The line between social networking and gaming is increasingly blurring, and internet incumbents are taking notice. NetEase, the second-largest gaming company in China behind Tencent, is among a group of investors who just backed IMVU, an avatar-focused social network operating out of California. Menlo Park-based Structural Capital among other institutions also... Read more »
  • Kenyan insurtech startup Pula raises $6M Series A to derisk smallholder farmers across Africa
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    Pula, a Kenyan insurtech startup that specialises in digital and agricultural insurance to derisk millions of smallholder farmers across Africa, has closed a Series A investment of $6 million. The round was led by Pan-African early-stage venture capital firm,  TLcom Capital, with participation from nonprofit Women’s World Banking. The raise comes... Read more »
  • Alma raises $59.4 million for its Klarna-like payment option
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    French startup Alma is raising a $59.4 million Series B funding round (€49 million). The company has been building a new payment option for expensive good. You can choose to pay over three or four installments. This product sounds familiar if you’ve used Klarna in the past. But Klarna isn’t... Read more »
  • Cybersecurity startup SpiderSilk raises $2.25M to help prevent data breaches
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    Dubai-based cybersecurity startup SpiderSilk has raised $2.25 million in a pre-Series A round, led by venture firms Global Ventures and STV. In the past two years, SpiderSilk has discovered some of the biggest data breaches: Blind, the allegedly anonymous social network that exposed private complaints by Silicon Valley employees; a lab... Read more »
  • Autonomous driving startup Uisee attracts Chinese state investor in $150M round
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    There is no lack of state funding for China’s smart driving startups nowadays as the country advances its goal to become a global leader in artificial intelligence in a decade’s time. The latest to get a financial boost is Uisee, a Beijing-based company founded by a group of tech veterans... Read more »
  • Wingcopter raises $22 million to expand to the U.S. and launch a next-generation drone
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    German drone technology startup Wingcopter has raised a $22 million Series A – its first significant venture capital raise after mostly bootstrapping. The company, which focuses on drone delivery, has come a long way since its founding in 2017, having developed, built and flown its Wingcopter 178 heavy-lift cargo delivery... Read more »
  • Clubhouse announces plans for creator payments and raises new funding led by Andreessen Horowitz
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    Buzzy live voice chat app Clubhouse has confirmed that it has raised new funding – without revealing how much – in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz through the firm’s partner Andrew Chen. The app was reported to be raising at a $1 billion valuation in a report... Read more »
  • SpaceX sets new record for most satellites on a single launch with latest Falcon 9 mission
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    SpaceX has set a new all-time record for the most satellites launched and deployed on a single mission, with its Transporter-1 flight on Sunday. The launch was the first of SpaceX’s dedicated rideshare missions, in which it splits up the payload capacity of its rocket among multiple customers, resulting in... Read more »
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