Groupon is looking for a Data Science Engineer in Palo Alto, CA. According to the post, “Are you excited about analyzing large amounts of data, finding patterns and training models from it? Are you interested in data about small business around the world – going way beyond just name, address, and phone number? Most importantly, do you want to be part of a fun, fast paced and talented engineering team with ambitious goals? Groupon is looking for engineers to join its local data science team. As part of this team, you will build cutting edge systems to analyze, clean, and derive insights from Groupon’s data about small businesses globally.” Read more
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Just as reports are coming in that venture-backed companies based in Europe recently have raised more money but in a fewer number of deals, word comes from the team at Amsterdam-based Silk that its latest seed round has brought in an additional $1.6 million.
According to new analysis from Dow Jones VentureSource, VC-backed companies based in Europe raised EUR 1.3 billion through 273 venture capital deals during the second quarter of 2012. That marked a 14 percent increase in capital raised but a 20 percent decline in deals from the same period last year, it said. Additionally, second-round deals accounted for 19 percent of deal flow and 18 percent of capital invested, down from 25 percent and 28 percent, respectively, in the year-ago period, it said.
Silk in May 2011 completed a $475,000 funding round led by Atomico, the venture capital firm headed up by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström.
ai-one has acquired Auto-Semantics, “a local start-up providing artificial intelligence services to corporate IT departments. The acquisition is the latest in a series of joint-ventures and acquisitions by ai-one that consolidates its leadership position within the emerging market for machine learning technologies. In less than one year from its founding, Auto-Semantics built a solid pipeline of commercial accounts to apply computational semantics to solve ‘big data’ and marketing problems – such as modeling consumer and investor behaviors.” Read more