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Retail Analytics Firm Raises $8M from Investors Like Nike

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Apparel.com reports, “Reflektion, a retail analytics firm, has raised $8 million in a Series B funding round led by Intel Capital and including NIKE, Inc. as well as several private investors. Reflektion provides a predictive analytics platform for retailers and brands through an easily deployable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. The company plans to use the funding to support its customers — including Converse, Inc., which is currently piloting the technology, O’Neill, A.M. Leonard and RealTruck — and to launch broadly its ecommerce and business intelligence solutions in the market. The resources will also be used for additional product development, plus expanded sales and marketing activities.” Read more

Bottlenose Gains New Seed Funding

According to a new article out of FinSMEs, “Bottlenose, a Los Angeles, CA- and Amsterdam, Netherlands-based discovery engine for the social web, has received funding from ff Venture Capital and Prosper Capital. The new investors have joined the company’s seed financing round, which now totals just under $1m. Previous investors include Gil Elbaz, Andy Dunn, Rick Wittenbraker and Andy Jenks, Mark Lewis, John Hartnett, Nicholas White, etc. The company intends to use the new funds to develop its solutions.” Read more

#SemTechBiz Start-Up Contest – Deadline Extension and Judges Announced

Semantic Tech & Business Conference - San Francisco - Start-up Competition. Click Here to Apply!SemanticWeb.com and parent company WebMediaBrands recently announced a contest to earn the title of  “Top Semantic Technology Start-Up.” Today, we have two exciting announcements to make about the contest.

Deadline Extension

We have had several requests to extend the deadline, and are announcing today that we will now accept applications for the contest until April 30, 2012. We also learned of some applicants who encountered technical problems when trying to submit in the early days of the contest. We have fixed the code that caused these problems, and encourage all who experienced difficulties to try again.

Judges

We are also pleased to announce the panel of judges that will be at SemTechBiz evaluating the companies. It’s a great group, and we’re looking forward to a lively afternoon!

Photo of Michael Dunn, CTO, Hearst Interactive Photo of Jim Hendler, Professor, RPI Photo of Mark Johnson, CEO Zite Photo of Chris Shipley, CEO Guidewire Group

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#SemTechBiz Start-up Contest – 3 Weeks Left to Enter!

Semantic Tech & Business Conference - San Francisco - Start-up Competition. Click Here to Apply!SemanticWeb.com and parent company WebMediaBrands recently announced that a competition will be held at the upcoming Semantic Technology and Business Conference (SemTechBiz) in San Francisco to select the “Top Semantic Technology Start-Up.” The contest begins with an online application process. Out of that pool of applicants, ten companies will be selected to compete in person and on stage at SemTechBiz San Francisco. There is no charge to apply. The ten finalist companies will need to register one individual, but for already registered attendees, there is no additional fee.

Requirements

SemanticWeb.com is currently accepting entrants from now until April 23, 2012. Companies encouraged to apply are those who meet the following conditions:

  1. have a demonstrable product (at least in “beta” stage) in the SemTech and or SemWeb space
  2. have received no more than a Series A round of financing

Companies can be located anywhere but must have the financial means to attend SemTech 2012. Ten Finalist companies will be selected to compete in a “Pitch Slam” before a panel of expert judges at the Conference. These finalists will be listed in an article at SemanticWeb.com.

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Start-Up Contest at #SemTechBiz SF Announced

Semantic Tech & Business Conference - San Francisco - Start-up Competition. Click Here to Apply!SemanticWeb.com and parent company WebMediaBrands are pleased to announce that a competition will be held at the upcoming Semantic Technology and Business Conference (SemTechBiz) in San Francisco. The contest begins with an online application process. Out of that pool of applicants, ten companies will be selected to compete in person and on stage at SemTechBiz San Francisco. At the conference, a single winner will be awarded the prize as “Top Semantic Technology Start-Up.”

Dramatic growth in semantics-based products and applications released over the past years is on the rise. Semantic technologies are no longer a discovery of the future. Organizations such as Google, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Facebook, Apple, Oracle, IBM, the Library of Congress, Amdocs, Volkwagen & the BBC use them today.

Requirements

SemanticWeb.com is currently accepting entrants from now until April 23, 2012. Companies encouraged to apply are those who meet the following conditions:

  1. have a demonstrable product (at least in “beta” stage) in the SemTech and or SemWeb space
  2. have received no more than a Series A round of financing

Companies can be located anywhere but must have the financial means to attend SemTech 2012.  Ten Finalist companies will be selected to compete in a “Pitch Slam” before a panel of expert judges at the Conference. These finalists will be listed in an article at SemanticWeb.com.

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Locu Raises $623K in Seed Funding

Locu, formerly known as Goodplates, has closed a seed funding round in which they raised $623,000. CEO Rene Reinsberg noted that investors were diverse and came from both the west and east coast: “That includes Boston angel investor and HubSpot founder Dharmesh Shah (also an investor in Xconomy), as well as Factual CEO Gil Elbaz, Cloudera founder and chief scientist Jeff Hammerbacher, and Google engineering manager Bruno Bowden on the West Coast. Reinsberg says the startup, whose founding team is largely techies, used AngelList to find many of its seed investors.” Read more

ai-one Acquires Auto-Semantics

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

uma Raises Over $1MM

Vienna-based semantic technology company uma has raised $1.1 million in funding from TheMerger.com and private European investors, according to a recent article: “The company has also appointed new board members, including Heinrich Schuster, former founder and now retired chairman of EPAMEDIA, and Oliver Holle, CEO of TheMerger.com and occasional TC guest blogger. uma recently introduced a semantic display product, called uma SKIN, for digital content producers, including corporations, retailers, and brands.” Read more