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SearchInk rebrands as omni:us, aims its hand-writing reading AI at insurance industry

Back in 2015 a startup called SearchInk, launched out of Berlin with the aim of combining machine learning with handwriting recognition. The upshot would be the ability to semantically label handwritt

The dinner that destroyed Gawker

This is an excerpt from Ryan Holiday’s new book Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, available now. Peter Thiel’s vague idea to do something about Gawker, the

LG turns to EyeEm to add AI to its cameras

LG today announced an updated version of the V30 smartphone and it comes with a supercharged camera powered by a third-party AI system. LG turned to EyeEm to add new features to the camera. Now, thank

Berlin’s Blacklane raises $40-45M for its high-end transport on demand service

Transportation-on-demand startups betting on growth by homing in on specific market segments continue to play strong with both investors and customers looking for alternatives to traditional taxis and

Softbank invests €460M in Germany’s Auto1 car dealer platform

Softbank's Vision Fund has made another investment: The Japanese conglomerate has agreed to invest €460M in Berlin-based online car dealer Auto1.

Take to the skies with Alex Zosel and Yann de Vries at Disrupt Berlin

Passenger drones could be traversing city skies sooner than you think – German aircraft maker Volocopter recently flew its first autonomous passenger drone tests in Dubai, flying for five minutes at

TechCrunch Include Office Hours with Cavalry Ventures

TechCrunch December Include Office Hours will be hosted in Berlin, Germany on December 1st. We're partnering with Cavalry Ventures. From 2-3pm, founding and managing partner Rouven Dresselhaus and m

Hear from leading venture capitalists at Disrupt Berlin

TechCrunch Disrupt is returning to Berlin this December, and among the founders and developers speaking, we’re pleased to have leading venture capitalists on stage to talk about fundraising, ent

Demystify hardware startups at Disrupt Berlin 2017

Hardware is hard, they say, and that’s why hardware will be a point of discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017. We’re pleased to bring to the stage several companies that built, launc

Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 Agenda

TechCrunch Disrupt is returning to Berlin for the first time since the original Disrupt Europe in 2013. Disrupt Berlin 2017 is one of the largest TechCrunch events we’ve held in Europe and gener

Battery Ventures leads $75M Series D in travel activities platform GetYourGuide

Right after Berlin-based travel activities booking platform GetYourGuide announced its $50 million Series C, one of Europe's biggest tourist draws, the city of Paris, was rocked by a series of terror

The race for the autonomous car is on, and hear FiveAI attack plan at Disrupt Berlin

There’s no doubt that the competition to develop self-driving cars is hotting up. There are over 1 billion cars, trucks and buses on the planet, and that’s not even including off-road vehicles or

Discussing femtech from head to toe at Disrupt Berlin with Chiaro, Clue and Natural Cycles

Femtech, or tech concentrating on women's health, has picked up steam in the last couple of years as more female founders and engineers get involved in tech. As such, we opted to pull in some of the t

Amazon to open visually focused AI research hub in Germany

Ecommerce giant Amazon has announced a new research center in Germany focused on AI and on improving customer experience especially in visual systems.

Electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million for growth

Electric scooter maker Gogoro has closed a massive $300 million Series C round to expand its service. The company has sold scooters in its native Taiwan since 2015, and it Europe it offers them on a s

Gear up for Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield and apply today

One dozen days. That’s how much time you have left to apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017. If you want to introduce your early-stage company to the world, there’s no better pl

Airbnb urges housing reform in Berlin after court overturns permit rejection

Airbnb is celebrating a partial win over a housing law change in Berlin that last year led to a total clampdown on the short term renting of entire homes to visitors to the city. City authorities had

Rocket Internet’s Glossybox acquired by UK ecommerce platform player, THG

Glossybox, a BirchBox clone launched by the Samwer brothers back in 2011 to deliver willing consumers a monthly subscription of beauty products, has been acquired by UK online retailer and ecommerce p

Wie geht’s, Disrupt? TechCrunch takes its biggest European event back to Berlin

Guten tag, European startup fans! TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that we are headed back to the Arena Berlin in the heart of Berlin, Germany for Disrupt Berlin 2017. Although Disrupt is returning

WTF is Brexit?

At 10pm on June 23, 2016, the polls closed in the UK on a referendum on EU membership and the counting began. The next morning Europeans woke to the news that the British public had voted to leave the
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