Silk

  • Palantir acquires data visualization startup Silk

    Palantir acquires data visualization startup Silk

    Silk‘s co-founder and CEO, Salar al Khafaji, announced today that private data analytics unicorn Palantir would be acquiring the company. The transaction appears to be an acqui-hire, with members of the Silk team directly joining Palantir in new roles. Founded in 2010, Silk helps data journalists, activists, NGOs and businesses produce data visualizations in the cloud without the need… Read More

  • Silk, A Cloud-Based App To Visualize Data, Launches Its First Paid Product For Teams, Gets Another $1.6M From NEA

    Silk, A Cloud-Based App To Visualize Data, Launches Its First Paid Product For Teams, Gets Another $1.6M From NEA

    Since Silk first came out of stealth mode in 2011, there have been 300,000 interactive pages created on its cloud-based, web data-crunching platform designed for non-technical “knowledge workers”. Taking less easy-to-read data sets and making them more digestible, results have ranged from the Guardian newspaper in the UK creating graphics of which countries have the most… Read More

  • Content Crunching App Silk Raises $1.6 Million Seed Round

    Content Crunching App Silk Raises $1.6 Million Seed Round

    Silk, makers of a free web-based personal database app, today announced a $1.6 million seed funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from Atomico, Anil Hansjee, Jens Christensen and Philippe Cases. Read More

  • Silk scores seed funding from Atomico, others for content crunching platform

    Exclusive – Amsterdam-based startup Silk, which offers a platform that allows content creators to distribute their work on the Web in a more structured manner, has raised €320,000 (approximately $475,000) in early-stage funding from Atomico and a number of individual angel investors, TechCrunch has learned. Silk, which was originally founded back in 2009, will use the proceeds to… Read More

  • Silk Scores Seed Funding From Atomico, Others For Content Crunching Platform

    Silk Scores Seed Funding From Atomico, Others For Content Crunching Platform

    Exclusive – Amsterdam-based startup Silk, which offers a platform that allows content creators to distribute their work on the Web in a more structured manner, has raised €320,000 (approximately $475,000) in early-stage funding from Atomico and a number of individual angel investors, TechCrunch has learned. Silk, which was originally founded back in 2009, will use the proceeds to… Read More

  • Super strong artificial silk almost here

    Apparently there’s something about spider silk that makes it really strong and really hard to replicate. Scientists have gotten closer to being able to make silk-like material that’s “five times stronger than steel,” according to the BBC. In the past, it’s been too difficult to produce artificial silk in large enough quantities to make it worthwhile, but scientist… Read More