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Eat this, exercise now; new personalized software predicts and helps prevents blood sugar spikes

Not everyone has Type 2 diabetes, the disease that causes chronically high blood sugar levels, but many do. Around 9% of Americans are afflicted, and another 30% are at risk of developing it. Enter software by January AI, a four-year-old, subscription-based startup that in November began providing personalized nutritional and activity-related suggestions to its customers based on a combination of food-related data the company has quietly amassed over three years, and each person’s unique profile...
Tags: Health, TC, Stanford, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Felicis Ventures, Marc Benioff, Ame Cloud Ventures, Mike, Hashemi, Michael Snyder, SignalFire, Steve Chen


Eat this, exercise now; new personalized software predicts and helps prevent blood sugar spikes

Not everyone has Type 2 diabetes, the disease that causes chronically high blood sugar levels, but many do. Around 9% of Americans are afflicted, and another 30% are at risk of developing it. Enter software by January AI, a four-year-old, subscription-based startup that in November began providing personalized nutritional and activity-related suggestions to its customers based on a combination of food-related data the company has quietly amassed over three years, and each person’s unique profile...
Tags: Health, TC, Stanford, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Felicis Ventures, Marc Benioff, Ame Cloud Ventures, Mike, Snyder, Hashemi, Michael Snyder, SignalFire


Headroom, which uses AI to supercharge videoconferencing, raises $5M

Videoconferencing has become a cornerstone of how many of us work these days — so much so that one leading service, Zoom, has graduated into verb status because of how much it’s getting used. But does that mean videoconferencing works as well as it should? Today, a new startup called Headroom is coming out of stealth, tapping into a battery of AI tools — computer vision, natural language processing and more — on the belief that the answer to that question is a clear — no bad WiFi interruption he...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, Tech, Green, Mountain View, Magic Leap, Computer Vision, Jerry Yang, Ame Cloud Ventures, Julian Green, Kaggle, Morado Ventures, Ash Patel, Cloud Vision API, Anthony Goldbloom, Anna Patterson


The simple productivity hack Steve Jobs used to hone Apple's focus and set the company on the path toward its $1.9 trillion valuation

Steve Jobs launched two of the most valuable companies — Apple and Pixar. Successful leaders like Google cofounder Larry Page and former Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang both went to Jobs for leadership advice.  Jobs believed that smart leaders will focus on only one goal each year, instead of making a list of what they want to achieve.  Concentrating on one goal at a time can allow leaders to obtain greater focus, Jobs said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the fall of 2007, newly...
Tags: Apple, Google, Jobs, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Trends, Larry Page, Ben Franklin, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Harvard Business Review, Joe, Tim Ferriss, Yang, Isaacson, Walter Isaacson


After customers pestered SignalWire about buying its internal video tool, it's finally launching it as a standalone product that it says is better than Zoom at mimicking real meetings

SignalWire, which makes APIs and open source software for online communication, is releasing a new video conferencing platform that's meant to replicate an office environment in a virtual setting.  Cantina runs in a browser and gives users the option to end-to-end encrypt meetings. It also has standing meeting rooms people can pop into to recreate the feeling of being in an office.  SignalWire cofounders Anthony Minessale and Sean Heiney originally built it as an internal tool and released it ...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Sequoia Capital, Bahrain, Jerry Yang, Netflix Amazon, Cantina, Vonage, Eric Yuan, Heiney, Anthony Minessale, Sean Heiney, Minessale, SignalWire, Storm Ventures Samsung, Ezra Hookano


RealityEngines.AI becomes Abacus.AI and raises $13M Series A

RealityEngines.AI, the machine learning startup co-founded by former AWS and Google exec Bindu Reddy, today announced that it is rebranding as Abacus.AI and launching its autonomous AI service into general availability. In addition, the company also today disclosed that it has raised a $13 million Series A round led by Index Ventures’ Mike Volpi, who will also join the company’s board. Seed investors Eric Schmidt, Jerry Yang and Ram Shriram also participated in this oversubscribed round, ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Funding, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Aws, Deep Learning, Jerry Yang, Eric Schmidt, Abacus, Ram Shriram, Index Ventures, Reddy


How this startup launched its long-time internal tool for hosting better meetings into a new product that makes you feel like you're in a real office

Signalwire, which makes APIs and open source software for online communication, is releasing a new video conferencing platform that's meant to replicate an office environment in a virtual setting.  Cantina runs in a browser and gives users the option to end-to-end encrypt meetings. It also has standing meeting rooms people can pop into to recreate the feeling of being in an office.  Signalwire cofounders Anthony Minessale and Sean Heiney originally built it as an internal tool and released it ...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Sequoia Capital, Bahrain, Jerry Yang, Netflix Amazon, Cantina, Vonage, Eric Yuan, Heiney, Anthony Minessale, Sean Heiney, Minessale, SignalWire, Business Insider Cantina, FreeSWITCH Signalwire


Capital raises $9M for its AI-based ‘capital as a service’ funding platform for startups

In 2019, in the US alone, more than 10,000 startups raised more than $133 billion in venture funding, with a large proportion of that equity investments. Today, a company building a platform to help startups consider alternative routes to financing — specifically less dilutive options that give up less or no equity in the process — is announcing a round of funding of its own to ramp up its activity. Capital, which has built an AI-based platform called the “Capital Machine” that ingests detail...
Tags: Startups, TC, Yahoo, Finance, US, Tech, Capital, Jerry Yang, Dfj, First Round Capital, Ame Cloud Ventures, Steve Jurvetson, Rentech, Jurvetson, Silverberg, Lighter Capital


Three Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

by Rizwan Virk, author of “Startup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School“ If you are building a startup, you’ll find no shortage of people who are willing to give you advice, particularly when it comes to raising financing. Unfortunately, much of this advice is wrong. Well not, wrong exactly. Most startup advice, like most myths, have a kernel of truth to them, but you have to know when to apply it and when to skip it. Here are three pieces of advice that are tossed around S...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mit, Silicon Valley, University of Pennsylvania, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Yang, Latin America, Markus Persson, Social Network, Kleiner Perkins, Sean Parker, Aileen Lee


3 Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

IF you are building a startup, you’ll find no shortage of people who are willing to give you advice, particularly when it comes to raising financing. Unfortunately, much of this advice is wrong. Well not, wrong exactly. Most startup advice, like most myths, have a kernel of truth to them, but you have to know when to apply it and when to skip it. Here are three pieces of advice that are tossed around Silicon Valley as if they are gospel, but they are really Startup Myths. Myth #1: Build a Bil...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Leadership, Instagram, Microsoft, Yahoo, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Mit, Silicon Valley, University of Pennsylvania, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Yang, Latin America, Markus Persson, Social Network


Meet News Break, the news app trending in America founded by a Chinese media veteran

TikTok isn’t the only new media app with Chinese background that’s making waves in the U.S. News Break, a news app founded by China’s media veteran Jeff Zheng with teams in Beijing, Shanghai, Seattle and Mountain View, has been sitting among the top three news apps in the U.S. App Store since March, according to third-party data from Sensor Tower. Positioned as a news aggregator focused on local reporting, the platform surged to be the third-most downloaded U.S. iOS app across the board in mi...
Tags: Asia, Media, Microsoft, Yahoo, China, America, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Baidu, Jerry Yang, Delaware, Microsoft Research, NetEase


Lucid Lane has developed a service to get patients off of pain meds and avoid addiction

Four years ago, Adnan Asar, the founder of the new addiction prevention service Lucid Lane, was enjoying a successful career working as the founding chief technology officer at Livongo Health. It was the serial senior tech executive’s most recent job after a long stint at Shutterfly and he was shepherding the company through the development of its suite of hardware and software for the management of chronic conditions. But when Asar’s wife was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he stepped...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Drugs, Virginia, Cancer, Tech, Department Of Defense, Depression, United States, Surgery, Va, Illness, Cancer Treatment, Pain, Jerry Yang


Lucid Lane has developed a service to get patients off of pain meds and avoid dependence

Four years ago, Adnan Asar, the founder of the new dependence prevention service Lucid Lane, was enjoying a successful career working as the founding chief technology officer at Livongo Health. It was the serial senior tech executive’s most recent job after a long stint at Shutterfly and he was shepherding the company through the development of its suite of hardware and software for the management of chronic conditions. But when Asar’s wife was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he steppe...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Drugs, Virginia, Cancer, Tech, Department Of Defense, Depression, United States, Surgery, Va, Illness, Cancer Treatment, Pain, Jerry Yang


Masa Son is facing one of his biggest challenges yet as the SoftBank Vision Fund racks up billions in losses. 12 insiders reveal where it all went wrong.

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son has enjoyed a 40-year career in which he built SoftBank into one of the world's largest tech investors and became a billionaire in the process.  But Son is facing one of the biggest challenges of his career, with the $100 billion Vision Fund racking up billions of dollars in losses, large investments like WeWork underperforming and an activist investor targeting his stock. Business Insider spoke with more than a dozen people who have worked with Son, invested alongside...
Tags: Apple, Japan, London, Yahoo, California, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Nasa, House


'Be a good salesman, talk a big future, mention AI, and he will probably give you money': How the $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund lost its way

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son has enjoyed a 40-year career in which he built SoftBank into one of the world's largest tech investors and became a billionaire in the process.  But Son is facing one of the biggest challenges of his career, with the $100 billion Vision Fund racking up billions of dollars in losses, large investments like WeWork underperforming and an activist investor targeting his stock. Business Insider spoke with more than a dozen people who have worked with Son, invested alongside...
Tags: Apple, Japan, London, Yahoo, California, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Nasa, House


'Be a good salesman, talk a big future, mention AI, and he will probably give you money': How the SoftBank Vision Fund lost its way

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son has enjoyed a 40-year career in which he built SoftBank into one of the world's largest tech investors and became a billionaire in the process.  But Son is facing one of the biggest challenges of his career, with the $100 billion Vision Fund racking up billions of dollars in losses, large investments like WeWork underperforming and an activist investor targeting his stock. Business Insider spoke with more than a dozen people who have worked with Son, invested alongside...
Tags: Apple, Japan, London, Yahoo, California, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Nasa, House


'Be a good salesman, talk a big future, mention AI, and he will probably give you money': How the Vision Fund lost its way.

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son has enjoyed a 40-year career in which he built SoftBank into one of the world's largest tech investors and became a billionaire in the process.  But Son is facing one of the biggest challenges of his career, with the $100 billion Vision Fund racking up billions of dollars in losses, large investments like WeWork underperforming and an activist investor targeting his stock. Business Insider spoke with more than a dozen people who have worked with Son, invested alongside...
Tags: Apple, Japan, London, Yahoo, California, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Nasa, House


Activist hedge fund Elliott Management's attack on Jack Dorsey is the first shot in brutal new reality for tech founder CEOs who have lost their protective halo (TWTR, BOX)

Public investors have long treated founder CEOs of tech companies with a kind of deference not enjoyed by other heads of companies. But the attempt by an activist shareholder to oust Jack Dorsey from his CEO seat at Twitter may indicate that era is coming to an end, business experts told Business Insider. Dorsey is a Silicon Valley icon and was long thought to be the only person who could make Twitter work, but the company's stock price has been flat since he started and the social network has...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Softbank, America, Trends, Tesla, Snapchat, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Tim Westergren


Drone delivery startup Zipline launches UAV medical program in Ghana

Zipline, the San Francisco-based UAV manufacturer and logistics services provider, has launched a program in Ghana today for drone delivery of medical supplies. Working with the Ghanaian government, Zipline will operate 30 drones out of four distribution centers to distribute vaccines, blood, and life-saving medications to 2000 health facilities across the West African nation daily. “We’ll do 600 flights day…and serve 12 million people. This is going to be the largest drone delivery network on t...
Tags: TC, Technology, Microsoft, Yahoo, Africa, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Ceo, UPS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, United States, South Africa, Paul Allen, President, Healthcare


The CEO Of Zola, Shan-Lyn Ma, Wants Women To Think Bigger

Success stories can seem just as fantastical as the fairy tales you (may have) loved growing up: Bold career woman finds herself in the right place at the right time, and poof, her fairy godmother mentor snaps her fingers, transforming our hero into an overnight success who brings home a seven-figure salary, jet-sets around the world spreading her you-can-have-it-all gospel, all while looking awesome and Instagramming the whole thing. Umm...really? Why do we so rarely hear the other side of t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Yahoo, Australia, New York City, Vienna, Manhattan, Kylie Minogue, Jerry Yang, Ma, Zola, Nobu, Susan Lyne, New York City What, Shan Lyn Ma, Krista Schlueter


Yahoo spin-out Altaba is selling its entire Alibaba stake and closing down

Bye-bye, Altaba . The Yahoo spin-out created to house Yahoo’s lucrative stake in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan announced today that it will sell its lucrative stake in Alibaba and shut up shop. The entity has long existed as a proxy to Alibaba — some might argue Yahoo was the same in its final years — and the sale is expected to net shareholders around $40 billion. Altaba was formed following AOL’s 2017 acquisition of Yahoo to create Oath — disclaimer: that’s TechCrunch’s parent, and it is now ca...
Tags: Asia, Yahoo, China, Tech, Aol, Alibaba, Websites, Alibaba Group, Jerry Yang, Jack Ma, Yahoo Japan, World Wide Web, Great Wall Of China, Yang, Jack Ma Ma, Altaba


Yahoo spinout Altaba is selling its entire Alibaba stake and closing down

Bye bye, Altaba . The Yahoo spinout created to house Yahoo’s lucrative stake in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, announced today that it will sell its lucrative stake in Alibaba and shut up shop. The entity has long existed as a proxy to Alibaba — some might argue Yahoo was the same in its final years — and the sale is expected to net shareholders around $40 billion. Altaba was formed following AOL’s 2017 acquisition of Yahoo to create Oath — disclaimer: that’s TechCrunch’s parent, and it is now ca...
Tags: Asia, Yahoo, China, Tech, Spokesperson, Ceo, Companies, Aol, President, Alibaba, Websites, Alibaba Group, Jerry Yang, Jack Ma, Teacher, Yahoo Japan


Politico is pumping $10 million into its subscription product as new tech startups muscle into the pricey DC market

Politico shook up the DC media landscape with its fast-twitch journalism that helped it build a pricey subscription business for Beltway insiders. But now it risks being disrupted, as tech startups have muscled into the market with data-driven platforms to help lobbyists and others navigate Washington. Politico is pouring more than $10 million into its Pro subscription product to stay ahead. Politico is trying to boost its high-priced subscription product as it fights off competitors. Since i...
Tags: Florida, Yahoo, Washington Post, Washington, Politico, Trends, Harvard, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Jerry Yang, Bloomberg LP, Vanity Fair, Cto, National Journal, SVP, Jim VandeHei Mike Allen


As new tech startups muscle into the pricey DC subscription market, Politico is investing millions to stay competitive

Politico shook up the DC media landscape with its fast-twitch journalism that helped it build a pricey subscription business for Beltway insiders. But now it risks being disrupted as tech startups have muscled into the market, with data-driven platforms to help lobbyists and others navigate Washington. Politico is pouring more than $10 million into its Pro subscription product to stay ahead. Politico is trying to boost its high-priced subscription product as it fights off competitors. Since i...
Tags: Florida, Yahoo, Washington Post, Washington, Politico, Trends, Harvard, Silicon Valley, Jerry Yang, Bloomberg LP, Vanity Fair, Cto, National Journal, SVP, Jim VandeHei Mike Allen, Atlantic Media


Report: Zoom, the video conferencing company, may be a public company as early as April

The video conferencing company Zoom is aiming to file a public S-1 by the end of March, according to a new report in Business Insider that adds the company could go public as soon as April. Business Insider reported last month that Zoom had filed confidentially with the SEC to go public, just months after Reuters reported that the San Jose, Ca.-based company had chosen investment bank Morgan Stanley to lead its eventual IPO. We’ve reached out to the company for comment. Zoom was valued at $1 bil...
Tags: Startups, TC, China, Cisco, United States, SEC, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Morgan Stanley, Jerry Yang, Yuan, Glassdoor, Reuters, WebEx, Dan Scheinman, Eric Yuan


The Hardware Club closes $50 mln first fund.

The Hardware Club said it completed a final close of its $50 million first fund. The firm, operating from Paris, Tokyo and San Francisco, raised the capital from investors, including Isomer Capital, Draper Esprit, Bpifrance’s French Tech Acceleration funds, Foxconn and Arkéa. A press release follows:   Hardware Club Announces $50 million Final Closing of its first Fund After a first closing in 2017, the Hardware Club almost doubled the size of its first fund to continue investing in hardware and...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, France, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Paris, Tokyo, Funds, Honda, Jerry Yang, Foxconn, Draper Esprit, Hardware Club, Alcatraz, Paris Tokyo


Ne-Yo wants to make Silicon Valley more diverse, one investment at a time

Dressed in a Naruto t-shirt and a hat emblazoned with the phrase “lone wolf,” Ne-Yo slouches over in a chair inside a Holberton School classroom. The Grammy-winning recording artist is struggling to remember the name of “that actor,” the one who’s had a successful career in both the entertainment industry and tech investing. “I learned about all the things he was doing and I thought it was great for him,” Ne-Yo told TechCrunch. “But I didn’t really know what my place in tech would be.” It turns ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Uber, Spotify, Music, Hollywood, Yahoo, Entertainment, San Francisco, Tech, Diversity, Tesla, Culture, Connecticut


Boston Tech Watch: MIT, GoDaddy, Lionano, HqO, Centage & More

Lots of Boston-area tech news to cover this week, so let’s jump right in.—Lionano, a Woburn, MA-based developer and maker of advanced battery energy storage products for vehicles and consumer electronics, said it closed a $22 million Series B funding round led by WAVE Equity Partners, Helios Capital Ventures, and NXT Ventures. Lionano spun out of Cornell University five years ago.—Boston-based HqO, a startup developing software for tenants of commercial office buildings, pulled in $6.6 million ...
Tags: Startups, Yahoo, Boston, Trends, Godaddy, Tech, Mit, Vc, Jerry Yang, Datanyze, Cornell University, Aras, GE Ventures, Juniper Networks, Sun Microsystems, Kaspersky Lab


Edge Intelligence picks up $3 mln seed

Boston-based Edge Intelligence, an analytics platform, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Talis Capital led the round. PRESS RELEASE London, UK and Boston – September 25, 2018 – Talis Capital (Talis), a London-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology companies, today announced it has led a $3 million seed funding round into Edge Intelligence (Edge), developer of the first geographically distributed analytics platform built for both edge computing and hybrid cloud environm...
Tags: UK, London, Yahoo, Boston, Trends, United Kingdom, Kate, Jerry Yang, Wellington, Idc, Sun Microsystems, London UK, Financial Conduct Authority FCA, Scott McNealy, VC Deals, Talis


Terminal raises $10 mln from Lightspeed, Thiel Capital, KPCB, Atomic, Craft, Yang

Terminal said it raised a $10 million Series A round from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Thiel Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Atomic, Craft Ventures and angel Jerry Yang. A press release follows:   Terminal raises $10m to help build elite remote engineering teams; Appoints Clay Kellogg as CEO Demand has tripled in 6 months; funding will accelerate growth across Canada and expand offering into Latin America TORONTO, ON, May 22, 2018 — Today,Terminal, a startup that provides high-growth ...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, US, San Francisco, Trends, Canada, United States, Jerry Yang, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Latin America, Sequoia, Clay, Yang, Joe Lonsdale, Kitchener Waterloo, Kellogg