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Solve Intelligence helps attorneys draft patents for IP analysis and generation

Many legal tech startups streamline manual workflow for lawyers, and some legal tech companies provide tech solutions centered around intellectual property (IP). Among them is a startup called Solve I

Toku’s AI platform predicts heart conditions by scanning inside your eye

Ehsan Vaghefi, CEO and co-founder of Toku, grew up with a blind father who lost eyesight at the age of four due to congenital glaucoma. As a result of this, his dad was involved with the Blind Foundat

Singapore-based startup EduFi raises funding for its student loan platform

EduFi, a fintech startup that enables financially strapped students to secure loans for their education, has raised $6.1 million in a pre-seed round led by Zayn VC with participation from Palm Drive C

Samsung unveils ChatGPT alternative Samsung Gauss that can generate text, code and images

Just a few days after OpenAI’s developer event, Samsung unveiled its own generative AI model, Samsung Gauss, at the Samsung AI Forum 2023. Samsung Gauss, developed by the tech giant’s research

LG’s IT arm taps Tiger Global-backed QuickNode for web3 pursuit

Despite crypto’s badly tarnished reputation following FTX’s collapse, some large corporations are warmly embracing its underlying distributed ledger technology. LG CNS, the IT solutions su

Memory chip maker SK Hynix, a shareholder of Kioxia, opposes a merger with Western Digital

A long-expected merger of two of the world’s biggest memory chip companies — Western Digital and Japan’s Kioxia — may be hampered by one of Kioxa’s shareholders, SK Hynix

AMD and Korean telco KT back AI software developer Moreh in $22M Series B 

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Korean telco KT are among the investors of Moreh, which builds an AI software tool that optimizes and creates AI models. The Santa Clara- and Seoul-based startup said

AI-based data center optimization startup MangoBoost raises $55M Series A

The central processing unit (CPU) and the graphics processing unit (GPU) handle different types of data. The CPU is used in almost all devices including computers, cellphones, tablets, smartwatches an

Allara, a telehealth platform for women with chronic hormonal conditions, raises $10M Series A

Chronic hormonal conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis are common in women, but also commonly go undiagnosed or inadequately treated. Allara, a New York–based teleh

Stock trading API developer Alpaca raises $15M convertible note from SBI Group 

Investing apps help anyone access the stock market to make trades. Alpaca, a San Mateo-based startup, offers stock and crypto brokerage trading services via API that enables investing fintech companie

Japanese VC Beyond Next Ventures raises $67.7M in a first close of its deep tech fund

A Japanese fund focused on early-stage, Asian deep tech startups is doubling down on the opportunity, despite a wider slowdown investing in moonshots globally. Tokyo-based Beyond Next Ventures is targ

Google, Apple face fines in South Korea for breaching in-app billing rules

South Korea’s telecommunication regulator, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), said Friday that it plans to levy fines on Google and Apple, which could total up to $50.5 million, for violatin

Pilot is a social travel hub that uses AI to help you plan, book and share trips

Pilot, a Vancouver-based startup, wants to become “the hub of global travel experience” and connect people via travel.

Niura’s EEG-implemented earbuds scan your brain health and recommend music to your mood

Niura has developed a pair of earbuds that monitor brain activity and, it claims, can both watch for potential health issues and match music to a user’s mood. The founders, Ryan Ahmed, Shahriar

Plantiga Technologies’ AI-powered footwear sensor pod aims to reduce injury risks

Plantiga Technologies, a Vancouver-based movement analytics company, wants to help people improve rehabilitation and reduce injury risks through an artificial intelligence-powered monitoring sensor po

HME Square aims to measure glucose painlessly with photoacoustics

People with diabetes have to monitor their blood sugar levels regularly by pricking their skin. Many glucose-monitoring device makers worldwide are pursuing needle-free approaches to make this painful

Firstcard raises seed funding to help college students build better credit

Kenji Niwa, an immigrant entrepreneur, experienced the challenges of getting financial products, including a credit card, without a credit history when he moved to the U.S. in 2017 to get his MBA at U

Josys, a SaaS management platform, raises $93M 

Josys, a startup offering a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to automate corporate IT software application management, has raised a $93 million Series B round led by existing backer Global Brain

Robot software firm Mujin raises $85M

An increasing number of companies are looking to automate as a shortage of skilled workers is expected to take a toll on manufacturers through 2030.  Tokyo- and Atlanta-based startup Mujin, which d

Korean internet giant Naver explores robotics, AI and autonomous driving

In July last year, Naver, maker of the search engine known as the “Google of South Korea,” opened its new second headquarters, Naver 1784. The building’s name refers to a year commo
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