• What Do VCs Look For In An AI (Artificial Intelligence) Deal?

    Aug 3, 2019

    The irony is that—until a decade ago—AI was mostly a backwater, which had suffered several winters. But with the surge in Big Data, new innovations in academic research and the improvements in GPUs, the technology has become a real force.

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  • The United States Of Artificial Intelligence Startups

    Jul 31, 2019

    Funding to artificial intelligence startups is soaring. Last year, VCs invested a record $9.3B into US AI startups — more than 8x funding levels just 5 years ago ($1.1B in 2013).

    In 2018, the top 3 states for AI deals were California (48% of deals), New York (12%), and Massachusetts (9%), though investors have bet on AI startups across the country.

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  • Mark Cuban Launches an AI Bootcamp in Partnership with Microsoft and Walmart

    Jul 30, 2019

    The Mark Cuban Foundation, Microsoft and Walmart have joined forces to train Dallas’ high schoolers in AI.

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  • Yobe Launches With $1.8m Seed to Pinpoint A Voice In Noise

    Feb 4, 2019

    There are times where voice-driven systems don’t work all that well because of background noise or other voices.

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  • Issue 23 - The European VC market is so hot it may skip its summer holiday

    The startup market is having a moment around the world, but few regions can brag as much as Europe when it comes to venture capital investment.

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  • Issue 23 - Azafran INSIGHTS Rapid-fire Video Podcast

    Hosts Matt Bauer and Megan Burns welcome special guest Paul Martin, founder and CEO of Azafran Fund I portfolio company, tagSpace.

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