• Kittyhawk raises $3 million to expand drone use for insurance inspections

    18 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Drone operations management company Kittyhawk today announced the closure of a $3 million funding round led by strategic investor Travelers, a home and property insurance company. The funding will be used to expand Kittyhawk's commercial drone operation and to help Travelers improve its use of drones for inspections of insurance claims inside...
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  • GoodTime raises $5 million to bring artificial intelligence into the interview process

    GoodTime raises $5 million to bring artificial intelligence into the interview process

    18 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    GoodTime , the algorithmically enhanced interview process management platform, has raised $5 million in a new round of funding led by Bullpen Capital.
    The company uses natural language processing to link interview candidates with the right interviewers inside an organization. The idea is to make the hiring process run more smoothly for large organizations and give overworked human resources staffers a new organizational tool in their toolbox to build better staffing processes.
    To do this Ahryun Moon, Jasper Sone and Peter Lee, the co-founders of GoodTime , have built a tool that uses the...
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  • Upwork - the largest freelancers network - prices its IPO at $15

    Upwork - the largest freelancers network - prices its IPO at $15

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

    Upwork, the largest freelancers network, is set to go public Wednesday.
    It priced shares at $15 apiece, raising $187 million through its initial public offering.
    The company said its business has grown rapidly, but it still hasn't made a profit.
    The freelancers network Upwork is set to go public Wednesday on the Nasdaq. It priced shares at $15 apiece, raising $187 million through its initial public offering.
    "We operate the largest online global marketplace that enables businesses to find and work with highly-skilled freelancers as measured by gross services volume," Upwork said in its...
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  • Upwork - the largest freelancers network - prices its IPO at $15

    Upwork - the largest freelancers network - prices its IPO at $15

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

    Upwork, the largest freelancers network, is set to go public Wednesday.
    It priced shares at $15 apiece, raising $187 million through its initial public offering.
    The company said its business has grown rapidly, but it still hasn't made a profit.
    The freelancers network Upwork is set to go public Wednesday on the Nasdaq. It priced shares at $15 apiece, raising $187 million through its initial public offering.
    "We operate the largest online global marketplace that enables businesses to find and work with highly-skilled freelancers as measured by gross services volume," Upwork said in its...
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  • Upwork - the largest freelancers network - prices its IPO at $15

    Upwork - the largest freelancers network - prices its IPO at $15

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

    Upwork, the largest freelancers network, is set to go public Wednesday.
    It priced shares at $15 apiece, raising $187 million through its initial public offering.
    The company said its business has grown rapidly, but it still hasn't made a profit.
    The freelancers network Upwork is set to go public Wednesday on the Nasdaq. It priced shares at $15 apiece, raising $187 million through its initial public offering.
    "We operate the largest online global marketplace that enables businesses to find and work with highly-skilled freelancers as measured by gross services volume," Upwork said in its...
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  • A company that's using microbes to produce biodegradable materials for everything from plastic bags to clothing just raised $90 million

    A company that's using microbes to produce biodegradable materials for everything from plastic bags to clothing just raised $90 million

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

    San Diego-based Genomatica announced on Wednesday it has raised $90 million to apply its approach of using microbes to produce biodegradable chemicals to more projects.
    So far, Genomatica can produce two chemicals used in plastic bags and cosmetic products. It has plans to expand into making sustainable nylon for the fashion industry.
    The funding will help the company expand into producing other chemicals more sustainablly.
    In the future, the plastic used in your grocery bags, coffee pods, or clothing might be produced by microbes.
    One company in the space, Genomatica, is using...
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  • A company that's using microbes to produce biodegradable materials for everything from plastic bags to clothing just raised $90 million

    A company that's using microbes to produce biodegradable materials for everything from plastic bags to clothing just raised $90 million

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

    San Diego-based Genomatica announced on Wednesday it has raised $90 million to apply its approach of using microbes to produce biodegradable chemicals to more projects.
    So far, Genomatica can produce two chemicals used in plastic bags and cosmetic products. It has plans to expand into making sustainable nylon for the fashion industry.
    The funding will help the company expand into producing other chemicals more sustainably.
    In the future, the plastic used in your grocery bags, coffee pods, or clothing might be produced by microbes.
    One company in the space, Genomatica, is using...
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