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Clarifai moves beyond computer vision to manage companies’ unstructured data

Clarifai enables customers to make sense of the 90% of unstructured data they have using artificial intelligence.

Continuum unveils its on-demand access marketplace for top-tier executive talent

Continuum’s model does the outbound work for companies and presents a list of executives, within 48 hours, who are available to start that day, working 15 or 20 hours per week.

At One Ventures’ new fund is going after startups out to ‘destroy the industries that are destroying the environment’

Ultimately, the firm plans to invest in 100 companies over the next decade.

Writing helper Copy.ai closes on its second funding round this year

Copy.ai’s software can, for example, write a blog post outline based on a few sentences and create link descriptions for Facebook ads and even generate a company motto.

Kiwi Bio aims to free irritable bowel syndrome sufferers from restrictive diets

The company has been busy strengthening its supply chain to gear up for scaling its product. Additionally, it hired a head of growth and a community engagement and success manager.

Evolution Equity Partners closes on $400M for new cybersecurity fund

The current environment of accelerated digitalization and remote work “has created an unprecedented attack surface,” according to co-founder Richard Seewald.

General Catalyst, Tiger Global lead $25M investment into Blank Street’s micro specialty coffee shops

The company now operates 14 locations in a mix of 700-square-foot brick-and-mortar spaces and mobile street carts. Each location hit profitability within two months after opening.

Intro’s app attracts Andreessen, Seven Seven Six, Kevin Durant to connect celebrity e-design experts with those seeking advice

Intro provides access to in-demand experts through personalized one-on-one video calls.

Lively is building the modern health savings account that puts consumers first

The company expects to top $1 billion in assets under management in early 2022.

HubSpot Ventures’ new $100M fund fulfilling ‘mission to help millions of organizations grow better’

HubSpot made a total of 25 investments through its prior fund and expects to continue at the same pace with the new fund.

FitOn pumps up its fitness platform with $18M in Delta-v Capital-led funding

Digital fitness and wellness company FitOn was created to provide 15- or 20-minute workouts aimed at getting people moving in whatever time they can make.

Alpha Paw brings in $8M to carve out its niche in the pet wellness space

Alpha Paw offers pet products for dogs and cats like food and supplements that are customized with pet breed in mind.

Guestio brings podcasters closer to their next big ‘get’

Users can either book someone for podcasts and other events or advertise their willingness to be a guest.

Opal is helping companies ensure employees have access to the right apps

The platform enables enterprises to design intelligent user access policies and automate reviews of current company access points.

The Main Tab revamps luxury goods marketplace after picking up $1M in pre-seed funding

The company is launching a new website and app this fall with about 200 luxury retailers.

PideDirecto bags $5.25M; aims to be ‘Shopify with 30-minute deliveries’

Since its launch a year ago, the company has grown 32% month over month, has approximately 1,000 brand clients and processed over 500,000 orders.

Pattern bags $225M; CEO says e-commerce accelerators ‘will win the day’ over aggregators

Pattern’s platform works with brands to accelerate sales by buying inventory, figuring out gaps are in sales, optimizing it across marketplaces and identifying insights for boosting margins.

High Alpha opens third venture studio: co-founder calls venture market ‘hot and crazy’

Among the 30 of the companies High Alpha has started, there have been seven exits so far.

Tiger Global backs Favo, which is building an easier way for Latin Americans to order groceries online

Favo enables under-employed entrepreneurs to create new income streams through steady sales commissions from their own local grocery network.

Recruiting operations platform ModernLoop lands $3.3M to create better technical hiring experiences

ModernLoop automates many of the repetitive tasks recruiters do while also scheduling and balancing the interviewing workload so the right mix of people are involved and trained.
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