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forbes.com - Mark Littler - Meet The Startup Set To Revolutionize Private Whisky Bottling
Meet The Startup Set To Revolutionize Private Whisky Bottling
Forbes

Tailored Spirits Co have been recognised for the work they are doing to help individuals with bottling casks of whisky. The innovative new company is co-founded by Tom Costello, Adam Harding and Carl Johnstone. The trio aim to help customers…

forbes.com - Segun Olakoyenikan - Venture Capital Funding To African Startups Down 57% Reflecting Global Slowdown
Venture Capital Funding To African Startups Down 57% Reflecting Global Slowdown
Forbes

As the wave of unprecedented venture capital funding that surged across various markets during the pandemic loses its vigor, Africa is experiencing significant cutbacks. Funding raised by venture-backed startups in the region slumped in the first…

techcrunch.com - Mike Butcher - A startup set out to fight climate change - it did it by helping plumbers
A startup set out to fight climate change - it did it by helping plumbers
TechCrunch

The founders of HERO Software didn't start out to help small tradespeople in construction with a platform. They started out to fight the climate crisis. But in doing so, they stumbled on a way to help the whole business. Now, the company has closed…

abcnews.go.com -  MATT O'BRIEN and SARAH PARVINI AP Technology Writers - Senator calls out Big Tech's new approach to poaching talent, products from smaller AI startups
Senator calls out Big Tech's new approach to poaching talent, products from smaller AI startups
ABC News

In the race to stay ahead in artificial intelligence, the biggest technology companies are swallowing up the talent and products of innovative AI startups without formally acquiring them. San Francisco-based Adept announced a deal late last month…

bloomberg.com - General Catalyst, Amazon Bet $63M on AI Robotics Startup
General Catalyst, Amazon Bet $63M on AI Robotics Startup
Bloomberg

AI robotics startup Standard Bots has raised $63 million over a series of deals. A majority of that funding haul, which has not been previously reported, comes from a $39 million Series B round led by General Catalyst with participation from the…

thenextweb.com - Thomas Macaulay - Can Ariane 6 turn Europe's spacetech startups into global leaders?
Can Ariane 6 turn Europe's spacetech startups into global leaders?
The Next Web

When Ariane 6 suffered a glitch on its first flight, the mishap felt strangely inevitable. Nearly half of all rockets fail on their first launches. After a troubled development and four years of delays, Ariane 6 looked like a prime candidate to…

ajc.com - MATT O'BRIEN and SARAH PARVINI - US senators call out Big Tech's new approach to poaching talent, products from smaller AI startups
US senators call out Big Tech's new approach to poaching talent, products from smaller AI startups
ajc

In the race to stay ahead in artificial intelligence, the biggest technology companies are swallowing up the talent and products of innovative AI startups without formally acquiring them. Now three members of the U.S. Senate are calling for an…

dmnews.com - Christy McDonald - Startup valuations rebound signaling business sector revival
Startup valuations rebound signaling business sector revival
DMNews - Digital Marketing News

After challenging past years, startup evaluations report a record rebound, indicating that investors' interest has shifted from cash preservation to growth. Renewed confidence and readiness to back innovative startup ideas signal a revival in the…

bizjournals.com - William Hicks - S.F. startup Lattice backs off giving AI 'digital workers' employee status - San Francisco Business Times
S.F. startup Lattice backs off giving AI 'digital workers' employee status - San Francisco Business Times
The Business Journals

A San Francisco HR software startup has backed down on plans to backed off plans to treat AI 'digital workers' like employees by giving them employee records and adding them to org charts, a company spokesperson said. Lattice drew ire on social…

businessinsider.com - Amanda Perelli - Tech giants like YouTube and TikTok are trying to shake up affiliate marketing. Startup LTK shares its greatest weapon to fend them off.
Tech giants like YouTube and TikTok are trying to shake up affiliate marketing. Startup LTK shares its greatest weapon to fend them off.
Business Insider

Allison Yazdian, SVP of creator growth and success at LTK, told Business Insider that her company has a leg up over the tech giants entering affiliate marketing because LTK isn't beholden to a single platform, format, or brand. 'The reason why LTK…

dmnews.com - Christy McDonald - Golisano Institute and GrowthX foster local startups
Golisano Institute and GrowthX foster local startups
DMNews - Digital Marketing News

The Golisano Institute has unveiled a collaboration with GrowthX to bolster local entrepreneurship. The partnership hopes to invigorate the local economy and attract more startup investment by furnishing startups with mentorship and strategic…

cyprus-mail.com - How AI is harnessing success for startups in 2024?
How AI is harnessing success for startups in 2024?
Cyprus Mail

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has been and will continue to be a boon to many sectors, with startups being one of the most notable exceptions. By simplifying processes, improving customer experiences, boosting creativity, and allowing…

denverpost.com - Kevin Hamm - Senator calls out Big Tech's new approach to poaching talent, products from smaller AI startups
Senator calls out Big Tech's new approach to poaching talent, products from smaller AI startups
The Denver Post

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol, on Sept. 11, 2023, in Washington. Wyden is asking US regulators to look into a hiring practice being employed by the biggest technology companies to swallow up the talent and…

americanbanker.com - Cheryl Winokur Munk - How a payments startup eases college students into credit
How a payments startup eases college students into credit
American Banker

A financial services startup is vying to build relationships with college students who may have difficulty qualifying for a traditional credit card. Fizz offers a debit card with credit card-like features that generally targets students between the…

thehindu.com - Kerala Startup Mission programme to offer free AI up-skilling courses in 22 languages
Kerala Startup Mission programme to offer free AI up-skilling courses in 22 languages
The Hindu

Entri, a Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM)-incubated leading Indian vernacular learning programme, on July 12 launched Saksharatha.ai, an innovative programme that aims to bridge the Artificial Intelligence skill gap by offering free AI up-skilling…

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