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PowerPoint gains an AI-powered presenter coach and beefed-up design suggestions

The world’s most popular presentation program — PowerPoint — becomes more capable this week courtesy of AI. Microsoft today announced that PowerPoint Designer, the cloud-powered recommendation service it launched in 2015 for Office 365 subscribers, will soon see new branding features targeting corporate customers, along with a pictorial theme library and a data interpreter that […]

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Essential tips for scaling quality AI data labeling

Presented by CloudFactory Across every industry, engineers and scientists are in a race to clean and structure massive amounts of data for AI. Teams of computer vision engineers use labeled data to design and train the deep learning algorithms that self-driving cars use to recognize pedestrians, trees, street signs, and other vehicles. Data scientists are […]

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BetterUp, a career and life coaching platform for employees, raises $103 million

San Francisco-based career coaching startup BetterUp has raised $103 million in a series C round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Threshold Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Tenaya Capital, Freestyle Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Launched in 2016, BetterUp is a mobile-first platform that connects workers with certified coaches who work with individuals […]

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Scoutbee raises $12 million to match companies with suppliers

Procuring parts and settling on suppliers are two of the most challenging undertakings in supply chain management, it’s safe to say. Companies aren’t always transparent about their networks and capacities, and short of conducting exhaustive searches and validating each candidate individually, the solutions are few and far between. That’s why, in 2015, four German entrepreneurs […]

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The top 4 mistakes companies make when taking VC funding

Startup funding has reached record levels. In 2019 so far, there have been 34 new unicorns amassing over $8.3 billion in new money. This onslaught of capital adds to the pressure startup founders already face, making it easy to get caught up in the rush and make major mistakes that will affect a company’s future. […]

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SmartRecruiters raises $50 million to help companies hire the best talent

SmartRecruiters, an enterprise-focused recruitment platform designed to help companies find, select, and hire new talent, has raised $50 million in a series D round of funding led by Insight Partners, with participation from Rembrandt Venture Partners and Mayfield Capital. Founded in 2010, SmartRecruiters is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform spanning the entire recruitment process, from marketing […]

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Mindsay raises $10 million for cross-platform chatbots

In the enterprise domain, conversational AI can free up employees from menial and repetitive tasks, catalyzing division-wide boosts in productivity. Customers don’t seem to mind, either — analysts at Forrester report that 45% of end users prefer chatbots to other forms of communication for customer service inquiries. Perhaps that’s why research firms like Markets and […]

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