radical ventures

This startup is using AI to discover new materials

While the world fixates on text-, image- and movie-generating AI, a startup headed by a former DeepMind senior researcher is developing GenAI tech to support the manufacturing of new physical material

Laredo wants to use GenAI to automate dev work

Developers are embracing AI — some surveys suggests, at least. The Q&A site Stack Overflow polled devs on their attitudes toward code-generating AI tools and found that the vast majority wer

Graft is building an AI development platform for the masses

When Graft launched its AI development platform in beta last year, it was looking to build something that put AI within reach of every company, not just the largest ones with tons of engineering resou

Covariant’s robotic picking AI nabs another $75M

I took a deep dive with Covariant co-founder and CEO Peter Chen at ProMat the other week. The timing was either perfect or terrible depending on who you ask. I’m sure the startup’s comms people ar

V7 snaps up $33M to automate training data for computer vision AI models

Artificial intelligence promises to help humans carry out everyday tasks faster and quickly solve problems that they have been too big for humans to tackle. But ironically, the building that AI can ta

Hebbia raises $30M to launch an AI-powered document search tool

Hebbia, a startup developing AI-infused search tools, today announced that it raised $30 million in a Series A round led by Index Ventures with participation from Radical Ventures. Of note, among the

You raises $25M to fuel its AI-powered search engine

There’s a growing appetite for alternative search engines. At least, that’s the crux of the argument Richard Socher, the former chief scientist at Salesforce, likes to make. In 2020, Soche

Unlearn.AI, a startup developing a ‘digital twin’ service for clinical trials, raises $50M

The idea of digital twins — digital representations of humans built with computer models — for medical research is gaining traction in private and academic sectors. With predictive simulat

Crossing Minds brings in new capital to provide recommendations that don’t require identifiable information

Up to 60% of consumers are often new users of a shopping or media site, so that “cold start” can be a problem in terms of recommendations.

Pngme, a financial data platform, closes $3M seed to accelerate growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Since M-Pesa’s mobile money infrastructure came into play in 2007, there has been a proliferation of fintech services ranging from wallets to savings and loans. With this mobile money ecosystem

Cape Privacy launches data science collaboration platform with $5.06M seed investment

Cape Privacy emerged from stealth today after spending two years building a platform for data scientists to privately share encrypted data. The startup also announced $2.95 million in new funding and

Augmented Reality Computer Vision Startup Wrnch Gets $1.8M Series A Led By Mark Cuban

Talk to anyone in the AR space right now and the phrase “democratizing x” is bound to arise two or three dozen times. Wrnch CEO Paul Kruszewski says that concept is especially true for the