Happenings
  • Why More Entrepreneurs Are Moving Away From Major U.S. Startup Hubs

    Feb 23, 2020

    For the past two years, Inc. has partnered with Startup Genome to document this migration in its annual Surge Cities list, which ranks the 50 best places to start a business in the U.S. The rise of Austin, which has been No. 1 on the list two years in a row, is but one example of an emerging hub that’s quickly becoming a beacon for founders.

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  • What Does “Artificial Intelligence” Really Mean?

    Feb 17, 2020

    Years ago, Marvin Minsky coined the phrase “suitcase words” to refer to terms that have a multitude of different meanings packed into them. He gave as examples words like consciousness, morality and creativity.

    “Artificial intelligence” is a suitcase word. Commentators today use the phrase to mean many different things in many different contexts. As AI becomes more important technologically, economically and geopolitically, the phrase’s use—and misuse—will only grow.

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  • The Future of Platforms

    Feb 11, 2020

    Platforms power the world’s most valuable companies, but it will get harder and harder to capture and monetize their disruptive potential.

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  • AI startup Cresta launches from stealth with millions from Greylock and a16z

    Feb 4, 2020

    AI is poised to change how we work and investors are deciding which use cases make the most sense to put their money into right now.

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  • AI Chip Market is Booming

    Jan 28, 2020

    AI processors are reinvigorating the global semiconductor industry, prompting at least one market tracker to predict a three-fold increase in AI chip applications over the next five years.

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  • AI startups raised $18.5 billion in 2019, setting new funding record

    Jan 24, 2020

    While overall U.S. venture capital funding dipped in 2019, the artificial intelligence sector bucked this trend by reaching a new annual high for money raised by startups.

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  • Health AI startups netted a record $4B in funding last year

    Jan 24, 2020

    Healthcare AI startups received $4 billion in funding last year across 367 deals, according to intelligence platform CB Insights. That’s an almost 50% jump in cash from 2018, which saw almost $2.7 billion across 264 deals.

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  • The AI effect: How artificial intelligence is making health care more human

    Jan 21, 2020

    (New Report) Health-care institutions have been anticipating the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on the performance and efficiency of their operations and their workforces—and the quality of patient care. But many have already been reaping the benefits of AI tools.

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  • From Washington State to Washington, D.C., lawmakers rush to regulate facial recognition

    Jan 19, 2020

    With the start of an impeachment trial; talk of mounting hostility with Iran; new trade deals with China, Canada, and Mexico; and the final presidential debate before the launch of the Democratic presidential primary season, you might’ve missed it, but this was also a momentous week for facial recognition regulation.

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  • Smart VC money is beginning to seep out beyond Silicon Valley

    Jan 15, 2020

    Last year, the Bay Area’s proportion of overall U.S. venture capital investment fell to the lowest point since 2013, according to year-end data from Pitchbook and the National Venture Capital Association.

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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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