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Yoti Eyes Global Expansion with £8 Million in Equity Funding

Yoti Eyes Global Expansion with £8 Million in Equity Funding

Yoti has secured £8 million in new equity investment in the company’s third successful funding round since its debut in 2017. The new funds will be invested in product development and expansion as the company searches for new partners. “Over the past few years we have invested about £65 million to develop our privacy-preserving identity…

Ipsidy Scores $3.1 Million in Latest Funding Round, Prepares for Uplisting

Ipsidy Scores $3.1 Million in Latest Funding Round, Prepares for Uplisting

“We appreciate the continued support of our existing investors and are delighted to welcome new investors who share our vision. We are starting the process of preparing the Company for an uplisting to a national exchange in due course, which we believe will be in the best interests of the Company and stockholders.” – Philip…

Samsung SDS Invests in EDR Specialist SentinelOne

Samsung SDS Invests in EDR Specialist SentinelOne

“In announcing its investment in SentinelOne, Samsung SDS explained that it is ‘expanding its business to customers in need of endpoint protection to devices such as PC with SentinelOne’s EDR solution.’” Samsung SDS has made a strategic investment in US-based SentinelOne, the company has announced. The investment was made through the Samsung Venture Investment business…

AI Specialist Megvii Raises $750 Million in Latest Funding Round

AI Specialist Megvii Raises $750 Million in Latest Funding Round

Hong Kong-based AI specialist Megvii has raised $750 million through its latest funding round, the company has announced. The news comes after Megvii raised $600 million in an investment round last year, and amid speculation that the company is planning an IPO. It’s now valued at a little over $4 billion. The announcement also comes…

Hyundai Mobis Takes $5M Stake in AI Specialist

Hyundai Mobis Takes $5M Stake in AI Specialist

“The Deep Glint investment is valued at $5 million, and reflects a broader trend as the automotive sector increasingly embraces AI and biometric technologies. “ Hyundai Mobis has taken a big stake in China-based computer vision specialist Deep Glint, signalling the growing importance of AI and biometrics in the automotive sector. Deep Glint specializes in…

IDEX Biometrics Completes Private Placement Worth NOK 214 Million

IDEX Biometrics Completes Private Placement Worth NOK 214 Million

IDEX Biometrics has completed a $25 million USD private placement, the company has announced. The NOK 214 million deal entailed the sale of 53,437,500 shares to existing shareholders including Invesco, Woodford Investment Management, and members of the company’s management team and board of directors. In a statement announcing the private placement, IDEX asserted that it…

Qualcomm to Focus on AI with New $100M Investment Fund

Qualcomm to Focus on AI with New $100M Investment Fund

“In addition to other applications, Qualcomm’s new AI investment fund could help to shore up the company’s capabilities in biometric identification and authentication.” Qualcomm has announced a new $100 million investment fund. Aptly called the Qualcomm Ventures AI Fund, it’s kicking off with a series-A investment in AnyVision, an Israel-based computer vision specialist that previously…

China AI Computer Vision Firm AEYE-GO Scores VC Funding

China AI Computer Vision Firm AEYE-GO Scores VC Funding

“The management of Sodexo Ventures were evidently intrigued by AEYE-GO’s automated checkout kiosk technology, which is designed to use both facial and object recognition to identify individuals in a cafeteria and the items on their food trays.” AEYE-GO has become the latest China-based AI firm to receive venture capital funding, which has arrived from Sodexo…

China’s Airbnb Rival Looking Into Face-Scanning Smart Home Tech

China’s Airbnb Rival Looking Into Face-Scanning Smart Home Tech

Xiaozhu, an Airbnb-like service based in China, has announced that it has brought in $300 million in its latest financing round, and will use part of the capital influx to develop smart home technology, which could involve biometrics. The funding round was led by Advantech Capital and Yunfeng Capital, a venture capital firm backed by…

Human Behavior-Focused AI Startup Gets $10M in Funding Round Led by Microsoft’s M12

Human Behavior-Focused AI Startup Gets $10M in Funding Round Led by Microsoft’s M12

TwentyBN, an AI startup with offices in Berlin and Toronto, has announced that it just brought in $10 million through a funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture capital fund. As VentureBeat reports, the startup is focused on computer vision technology designed to interpret human actions. TwentyBN has been training its AI technology on a…

ImageWare Secures Funding Through Private Placement and Debt to Equity Swap

ImageWare Secures Funding Through Private Placement and Debt to Equity Swap

“We are extremely pleased with the financial commitment that our new investors and our existing debt holders have shown in support of the Company’s efforts through this financing and debt conversion. The proceeds from the Series C Financing will enable us to expand our sales and marketing efforts.” – Jim Miller, CEO, ImageWare ImageWare has…