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You’ve seen AI achieve incredible things like defeat world champions at Go, describe photos for the visually impaired and operate an elevator. But now, a startup in London has finally figured a genuinely useful application: brewing quality beers. IntelligentX offers four basic beers, including a classic British golden ale, a British bitter kissed with grapefruit, a hoppy American pale ale and a smokey marmite brew. Once you’ve tasted them, you can chat with the company’s Messenger bot to share your feedback, which its IBM Watson-based AI uses to improve on its recipes. That means that each batch of beer will…
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Mattermark, which has evolved rapidly from a database to help investors rank startups to a sales intelligence service, today announced that it has raised $ 7.3 million in series B funding and is valued at $ 42 million. The equity investment was led by Foundry Group and Jon Hallett, with participation from existing investors. (Disclosure: VentureBeat occasionally publishes opinion pieces from Foundry Group’s Brad Feld.) Total funding to date is $ 18.4 million.
Above: Mattermark’s founders: Kevin Morrill, Danielle Morrill, and Andy Sparks.
According to co-founder and CEO Danielle Morrill, “we’ve evolved a lot from our ‘Bloomberg for Startups’” origins and the startup is finding success with its sharpened focus.
Based in San Francisco, the three-year old Mattermark now has 50 employees, 500 customers drawn from the ranks of large corporations, private equity, and sales and marketing firms, and is generating $ 300,000 in monthly revenue, according to a company statement. The company will use the investment to build out its sales force and continue creating what it calls “an unkillable SaaS company.”
Mattermark’s service offers one-click integrations with a wide range of sales tools like LinkedIn and Salesforce, spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets, and an API for software developers to write custom solutions that tie into the Mattermark platform. Mattermark’s customers use the service for lead discovery and qualification, detailed company information, as well as up to the minute data on a prospect’s brand footprint and employee headcount trends.
Culture Amp, a startup headquartered in Melbourne, Australia that helps businesses know just what their employees think about work, has raised US$ 10 million (A$ 13.5 million) in a new funding round.
The Series B funding was led by Index Ventures, along with Felicis Ventures and Blackbird Ventures, Culture Amp announced in a statement Monday.
Culture Amp banks on the fact businesses now recognise a good workplace culture can provide a competitive edge, Peter Haasz, vice president of business development and strategy at Culture Amp, told Mashable Australia. “We’ve realised if we want to be more innovative and deliver better service to our customers, we need better culture,” he said. Read more…
Going to the doctor and waiting for a short check-up can be frustrating and expensive. For common conditions like asthma or a cold, a stethoscope and thermometer are usually first used to make a diagnosis. But what if you could do it yourself from home?
Just one year ago, Indian e-coupon aggregator LafaLafa.com was barely a blip in the mind of, well, anyone. It’s been quite the year though – testament to the booming tech environment in India, they’re one of the privileged few to be on their way to be accelerated by one of Silicon Valley’s hottest startup incubators.
“We are joining forces with Google Capital to help millions of organizations around the world securely adopt cloud computing, mobility and the Internet …