Posts Tagged ‘startup’

How InkaBinka is Using NLP to Bring You the News

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Timothy Prickett Morgan of EnterpriseTech recently wrote, “The premise behind a new startup called InkaBinka, which launched this month and which is only a year old, is that none of us have the time to keep up with what is going on in the world… And to that end, InkaBinka has come up with a different kind of news aggregation service that finds those salient facts from combing through multiple news sources and presents it simply in four bullet points with imagery that its co-founders say helps the human brain retain that data better than sitting through what InkaBinka disparagingly calls ‘the long read.’ ” Read more

Big Data Startup Roletroll Disrupts Job Search

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New York, NY, June 20, 2014 –(PR.com)– Former Wall St trader Adam Grealish launches Roletroll.com, a job recommendation engine for finance and tech jobs. The site uses unstructured data and statistics, collectively known as big data, to match users with jobs based on their unique skills and experiences.

 

Roletroll is a Brooklyn, NY-based start-up serving New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Job seekers upload their resumes, and computer programs do the job-search grunt work for them, aggregating jobs from multiple sources and identifying jobs that are a particularly good fit. Already Roletroll has scored over 5 million individual job matches. Read more

Big Data Startup Infinite Analytics Maps Your Social Genome

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Deepti Chaudhary of Forbes India recently wrote, “Founded in December 2012, Infinite Analytics is a cloud-based big data company that predicts consumer behaviour based on information shared by users on their social networking sites… Infinite Analytics analyses raw data, maps out a person’s social genome and then gives personalised recommendations to consumer brands that have an online presence. This information, which is collected without breaking privacy laws, allows a retailer to identify and recommend products that will appeal to a customer.” Read more

New Startup Skymind Offers Support for Open Source Deep Learning

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New Startup Skymind Offers Support for Open Source Deep Learning

 

Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “A San Francisco-based startup called Skymind launched on Monday to offer support and services for deeplearning4j, an open source deep learning project it has created. It’s early to tell how much traction deep learning will gain among mainstream companies or even web companies, but the technology does hold a lot of promise. The existence of open source libraries backed by professional services could certainly help spur adoption – especially for a field of data analysis previously relegated to top universities and research labs at companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Baidu.” Read more

Klappo Hopes to Improve Health with Its Semantic Platform for Ingredients

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Jasper Hamill of Forbes recently wrote, “Perhaps the diet sector may soon be looking very emaciated indeed, due to the tasty-looking emerging market in health, wellness and nutrition apps… One of the companies hoping to join in this feeding frenzy is Klappo, a London-based startup which describes itself as a ‘semantic platform for ingredients’. I went to visit this fledgling firm at its Shoreditch headquarters to get a sense of what sort of dish it intends to serve this growing industry. ‘Food is our focus,’ explains the firm’s Italian founder and CEO Massimiliano Del Vita. ‘We want to feed proper data to all the companies who want to innovate and give them access to a huge knowledge base about recipes, products and foods so they can build the best apps possible’.” Read more

Mobile Republic Raises $6M for News Aggregator

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Liam Boogar of Rude Baguette reports, “At the Intel Capital Global Summit today in San Diego, California, Bordeaux-based startup Mobiles Republic (which runs News Republic) announced a $6 Million round of funding from Intel Capital, XAnge Private Equity & Creathor Venture, in order to support product development & expansion into the US market. The application relies on a powerful real-time semantic engine which allows them not only to provide ‘context aware advertising’ but also to filter based on personalized preferences.” Read more

CoolaData Raises $7.4M for Analytics Platform

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Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “CoolaData, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup, has raised a $7.4 million series A round for its behavioral analytics service that’s built entirely atop Google’s cloud computing platform. Greylock IL and Carmel Ventures led the round. The company came about a year ago after co-founders Tomer Ben Moshe and Guy Greenberg were running a consulting business and realized a “tremendous hunger for what [they] call unified behavioral analytics,” Ben Moshe said during a recent interview. What that means is companies want to take all the data they’re collecting via web applications, combine it with internal data and then do things like cohort analysis, clustering and other statistical-analysis functions on top of it.” Read more

Bioinformatics Big Data Startup InterpretOmics Raises $1.6M

Anand Rai of Tech Circle reports, “Bangalore-based InterpretOmics India Pvt Ltd, a Big Data startup focused on bioinformatics, has raised Rs 10 crore ($1.6 million) in angel funding from Amarante, a Singapore-based shipping company, and two unnamed Indian investors. The funds will be used for product development, research and marketing. The company was founded in 2009 by Prahalad H. Achutharao (CEO) and Asoke Talukder (chief scientific officer). Achutharao had earlier worked at Infosys, Verari Systems and other companies. He holds an MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (US) and a BE degree in Electrical Engineering from Karnataka University. Prior to InterpretOmics, Talukder also worked with several companies such as Sobha Renaissance, Tyfone Communications Development India, Cellnext Solutions, Bluestar Infotech and Mindware.” Read more

Riskified Helps Stop E-Commerce Fraud with ‘Semantic Risk Engine’

Carmel Deamicis of Pando Daily reports, “Dr. Eyal Kishon, co-founder of Israeli based venture capital firm Genesis Partners, had a very personal reason for investing in Riskified, a startup that fights fraud for e-commerce sites. He kept getting rejected when he’d try to buy things online. Merchants would occasionally flag him as a “risky” purchase — perhaps because he lived in Israel and American stores can’t fact-check international addresses through the Address Verification System (AVS). Israeli startup Riskified, which recently raised a $1.65 million seed round, thinks its “semantic risk engine” is the answer. The technology builds a story around the shopper that ties together two types of information — the transaction information (where the person’s shipping address and billing address are, what proxy server they’re hiding behind, etc) and publicly available information about the person online. That way, they can more accurately predict which online shoppers are fraudsters and which are legitimate.” Read more

Ranker Raises $2M for Semantic Ranking Platform

Anthony Ha of TechCrunch reports, “Ranker, a startup that asks users to “vote on the best and worst of everything,” is announcing that it has raised $2 million in new funding. If you visit the Ranker site, you’ll basically be overwhelmed with crowdsourced lists, like this list of the funniest movies of all-time (I agree with the top choice, but The Hangover at No. 2??? Madness!) and this one highlighting the best sulfate-free shampoos (I’m not even sure what that means). Users can vote on each item in the list, follow a list, add items, and create lists of their own. Other sites, like the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, can use Ranker’s technology for their own polls.” Read more

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