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FLYR Labs, maker of airline software, raises $150 million

Sep 22 2021

FLYR Labs, maker of software that uses artificial intelligence to help airlines price and plan flights, said on Wednesday it raised $150 million in equity financing.

E-commerce tech Mirakl says raises $555 million in funding

Sep 21 2021

Sept 21 Mirakl said on Tuesday it had raised $555 million in a funding round that valued the tech startup that helps companies set up online marketplaces at more than $3.5 billion.

Home co-ownership platform Pacaso raises $125 million in round led by SoftBank

Sep 14 2021

Pacaso, a property co-ownership sales and management platform launched only about a year ago, said on Tuesday it raised $125 million in a funding round led by SoftBank Group Corp's Vision Fund 2 which valued the company at $1.5 billion.

Corporate gift platform Sendoso raises $100 mln in round led by SoftBank

Sep 14 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 San Francisco-based Sendoso, a platform that makes it easy for companies to send gifts to clients or employees, said on Tuesday it raised $100 million in a round led by SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund 2.

Stanford professors urge U.S. to end program looking for Chinese spies in academia

Sep 13 2021

A group of Stanford University professors has asked the Justice Department to stop looking for Chinese spies at U.S. universities, joining an effort by human rights groups to end a Trump administration program they said caused racial profiling and was terrorizing some scientists.

Cyber security software startup Snyk raises $300 million, valued at $8.5 billion

Sep 08 2021

(Reuters) -Boston-Based cyber security software startup Snyk on Wednesday said it raised $300 million in fresh funds and the company was now valued at $8.5 billion.

Data and AI platform Databricks raises $1.6 billion, valued at $38 billion

Aug 31 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. Databricks, a data analytics platform that uses artificial intelligence, said on Tuesday it raised $1.6 billion to expand its engineering team to keep its lead in the market, a funding round that valued it at $38 billion.

Rent-a-robot: Silicon Valley’s new answer to the labor shortage in smaller U.S. factories

Aug 26 2021

LIVERMORE, Calif. Silicon Valley has a new pitch to persuade small companies to automate: rent-a-robot. | Video

Factbox-Investors are betting on rent-a-robot startups in Silicon Valley 

Aug 26 2021

Silicon Valley has a new pitch for small U.S. manufacturers struggling with hiring workers but wary of the high costs of high tech: rent-a-robot. Much of the initial risk and cost are taken on by the robot companies.

EdTech platform Emeritus raises $650 million from SoftBank, Accel, others

Aug 12 2021

Emeritus, an EdTech platform used by some of the world’s top universities and other educational institutions for online courses, said on Thursday it raised $650 million in a funding round led by SoftBank Group Corp’s Vision Fund 2 and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel.

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