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  • Marley Spoon launches ‘affordable meal kit’ Dinnerly

    Marley Spoon launches ‘affordable meal kit’ Dinnerly

    It appears that companies in the meal kit space aren’t out of fresh ideas just yet with news that Marley Spoon, a startup that originally hails from Berlin but has since made its focus the U.S., is launching what it claims to be the “first affordable meal kit” offering. Read More

  • Samsung quietly acquires Greek text-to-speech startup Innoetics for under $50M

    Samsung quietly acquires Greek text-to-speech startup Innoetics for under $50M

    With the launch of Bixby and reports that Samsung is building its own competitor to Amazon’s Echo, the consumer electronics giant has now made an acquisition that could help power its next generation of voice-powered services. Samsung has acquired Innoetics, a startup out of Greece that has developed text-to-speech and voice-to-speech technology that can, among other things, listen to… Read More

  • Agricool raises $9.1 million to grow fruits and vegetables in containers

    Agricool raises $9.1 million to grow fruits and vegetables in containers

    French startup Agricool is using containers to grow strawberries around big cities. The company just raised a $9.1 million (€8 million) funding round from Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Thibault Elziere as well as existing investors Henri Seydoux and Daphni. The great thing about growing fruits in containers is that you can control everything. The company tweaks the temperature, humidity, CO2… Read More

  • More funding for AI cybersecurity: Darktrace raises $75M at an $825M valuation

    More funding for AI cybersecurity: Darktrace raises $75M at an $825M valuation

    With cybercrime projected to reap some $6 trillion in damages by 2021, and businesses likely to invest around $1 trillion over the next five years to try to mitigate that, we’re seeing a rise of startups that are building innovative ways to combat malicious hackers. In the latest development, Darktrace — a cybersecurity firm that uses machine learning to detect and stop… Read More

  • Code-teaching app SoloLearn wins FbStart Apps of the Year competition

    Code-teaching app SoloLearn wins FbStart Apps of the Year competition

    Facebook has announced its “FbStart Apps of the Year”, which is an event which recognizes the most successful apps from the global FbStart program. This year’s Grand Prize winner is
    SoloLearn (iOS/Android] which is a free mobile-first app for anyone who wants to learn how to code. SoloLearn’s CTO and Co-founder Davit Kocharyan came up with the idea for the app in his… Read More

  • Foodles uses connected fridges to modernize your office canteen

    Foodles uses connected fridges to modernize your office canteen

    French startup Foodles thinks office canteens should work more like food delivery startups. The company delivers fresh food every morning into smart fridges that sit in your office. Employees can then buy cheap lunches using a card or a phone. Think about Foodles as a sort of hybrid company between vending machines and those popular full-stack delivery startups in Paris, such as Frichti… Read More

  • Partech Ventures raises $450 million fund

    Partech Ventures raises $450 million fund

    Partech Ventures has raised so many funds over the past couple of years that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. This time, the VC firm is closing the fundraising of Partech International Ventures VII. With $450 million under management (€400 million), the team plans to use this money for Series A and B investments. This was the upper limit of this fund, so Partech ended up raising… Read More

  • Inside Station F, the startup megacampus that just opened in Paris

    Station F is the world’s biggest startup campus. Thousands of entrepreneurs are currently moving into the new building here in Paris. But if you’re still wondering what it actually looks like, we visited Station F and interviewed the two persons behind it — Roxanne Varza and Xavier Niel. Read More

  • Hacked while driving

    What it’s like to drive a car while it’s being hacked

    Ever been driving a car when both the brake and the gas pedal failed, and the dashboard go nuts? I just have, and it isn’t fun. What are we going to do when our cars are targets for hackers? The problem with most modern cars is that to offer many more kinds of services (live traffic data for sat navs, etc.) they need to be connected. Once that happens then they are, by definition, hackable. Read More

  • Diabetes platform mySugr exits to Roche for as much as $100M

    Diabetes platform mySugr exits to Roche for as much as $100M

    mySugr, a popular digital diabetes management platform which emerged from Austria a few years ago, has been acquired by health giant Roche. It now becomes the heart of Roche Diabetes Care’s new patient-centered digital health services. Roche plans to maintain its acquisition as an open and independent platform for health insurance companies, medical technology companies, and… Read More

  • Side raises $5.7 million to match students with companies for short-term jobs

    Side raises $5.7 million to match students with companies for short-term jobs

    French startup Side raised another $5.7 million with Xavier Niel leading the round. As the name suggests, Side lets students make some money on the side by working for companies for a few days or weeks. It’s a marketplace that helps you scale your workforce for a product launch, peak season and more. Aglaé Ventures, Jacques-Antoine Granjon and others are also participating in… Read More

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