investment

Deep Learning Speech Recognition Specialist Gets $12M in Series A

Deep Learning Speech Recognition Specialist Gets $12M in Series A

The speech recognition specialist Deepgram has received $12 million in Series A funding. NVIDIA, Y Combinator, Compound, and SAP.iO, all participated in the funding round, though the round was ultimately led by Wing VC. Deepgram plans to use the funds to build better speech recognition solutions for enterprise-level customers. The company is specifically working on…

Fitness-tracking Ring Maker Gets $28M in Series B Funding Round

Fitness-tracking Ring Maker Gets $28M in Series B Funding Round

Finland-based Oura has generated some considerable investor attention with its eponymous sleep-tracking ring. The company, which was founded in 2013, has brought in $28 million in a Series B funding round. Made of titanium and featuring an accelerometer and gyroscope, NTC temperature sensors, and infrared LEDs, the Oura is designed to measure users’ activity both…

New Investor Relations Specialist Joins IDEX Biometrics Team

New Investor Relations Specialist Joins IDEX Biometrics Team

IDEX Biometrics is hoping to develop a better rapport with the international financial community after hiring Marianne Bøe as its new investor relations specialist. Bøe will be based out of IDEX’s Oslo office in Norway, and will be asked to advance the company’s communication and outreach efforts with potential partners. “Marianne has a wealth of…

BRIEF: Artificial Intelligence Becomes a Smart Bet

BRIEF: Artificial Intelligence Becomes a Smart Bet

Artificial intelligence has always been an exciting concept. AI technology helped to drive the computer revolution of the 1990s, has animated some of the toughest opponents to be faced in video games, and has lately become increasingly talkative on our smartphones. But now that the state of the art is starting to enable computer vision…