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Elon Musk’s Neuralink looks to begin outfitting human brains with faster input and output starting next year

Neuralink, the Elon Musk-led startup that the multi-entrepreneur founded in 2017, is working on technology that’s based around ‘threads’ which it says can be implanted in human brains with much less potential impact to the surrounding brain tissue vs. what’s currently used for today’s brain-computer interfaces. “Most people don’t realize, we can solve that with […]


One roof, all possibilities at the heart of Bangkok

Being a part of Southeast Asia’s growing pool of startups and tech entrepreneurs has never been this exciting! In the Thai capital of Bangkok sitting at the heart of Southeast Asia, a hotbed for digital innovation is poised to conquer the region’s startup scene. Last 12 June 2019, True Digital Park — Thailand’s first and […] The post One roof, all possibilities at the heart of Bangkok appeared first on e27.


Syfe raises US$3.8M funding to launch digital wealth management services in Singapore

Syfe combines proven investment strategies with an algorithm to give investors customised, globally diversified portfolios that are in sync with their personal risk profiles Singapore-based startup Syfe has announced the launch of its digital wealth management services in Singapore following a S$5.2 million (US$3.8 million) seed funding led by UK-based VC fund Unbound. David Rogers, MD, […] The post Syfe raises US$3.8M funding to launch digital wealth management services in Singapore appeared first on e27.


Digitised cross-border trade platform dltledgers raises Pre-Series A funding

The blockchain-based SaaS was founded by serial entrepreneur Samir Neji in 2017 Singapore-based blockchain startup dltledgers announced the completion of its Pre-Series A funding round by VC firm Walden International, Yahoo! Finance reported. “I believe we are resolving unique business challenges in inter-operability; global business and cross border trade will thrive in an open and […] The post Digitised cross-border trade platform dltledgers raises Pre-Series A funding appeared first on e27.


AI photo editor FaceApp goes viral again on iOS, raises questions about photo library access

FaceApp. So. The app has gone viral again after first doing so two years ago or so. The effect has gotten better but these apps, like many other one off viral apps, tend to come and go in waves driven by influencer networks or paid promotion. We first covered this particular AI photo editor  from […]


Travelstop secures US$3M Pre-Series A funding led by Accel

In its statement, the company said its goal is to support business travel and manage travel expenses Singapore-based startup Travelstop announces that it has raised US$3 million in Pre-Series A funding led by Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Accel. Participating in the round are Strive (formerly GREE Ventures), and existing investor SeedPlus. The new round […] The post Travelstop secures US$3M Pre-Series A funding led by Accel appeared first on e27.


iOS and Android are about to get a bunch of new emoji

Tomorrow is World Emoji Day. Why is there a World Emoji Day? No idea! But it’s tomorrow! To recognize the day, Apple and Google have both shed some light on their plans regarding new emoji coming to their operating systems in the coming months. Both companies are adding around 60 new emoji in all, from […]


Joe Montana Lists Napa Estate for $29 Million. Here’s a Look Inside

That's $20 million less than what he wanted 10 years ago.


Minecraft Earth starts rolling out in beta in Seattle and London

If you’ve been waiting to check out Minecraft Earth (Mojang’s Pokémon GO-style augmented reality reimagining of its hugely popular game, Minecraft), good news: it’s starting to roll out to some people now. The catch? It’s only available to a slice-of-a-slice of the world, at first. After opening a registration system for its closed beta just […]


Social chat app Capture launches to take a shot at less viral success

At first glance launching a new social app may seem as sensible a startup idea as plunging headfirst into shark-infested waters. But with even infamous curtain-ripper Facebook now making grand claims about a ‘pivot to privacy’ it’s clear something is shifting in the commercial shipping channels that contain our digital chatter. Whisper it: Feeds are […]


Daily Crunch: Facebook and Libra go to Washington

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Highlights from Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s blockchain subsidiary Calibra, testified before the Senate Banking Committee […]



Voyant Photonics raises $4.3M to fit lidar on the head of a pin

Lidar is a critical method by which robots and autonomous vehicles sense the world around them, but the lasers and sensors generally take up a considerable amount of space. Not so with Voyant Photonics, which has created a lidar system that you really could conceivably balance on the head of a pin.


Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: TrueUp

It was the perfect storm when CEO and Founder Liam Reynolds finally decided to start TrueUp, a data-driven growth marketing agency/consultancy based in London. After decades of working for large creative advertising agencies, Liam quit his job right around the beginning of Silicon Valley’s growth hacking trend and plunged headfirst into running growth for early-stage […]


Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick are again Prime Day’s best selling devices (so far!)

Amazon Prime members again snapped up loss leaders like the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote on the first day of Amazon Prime Day 2019, which has now been stretched out to a 48-hour sale. This is the third year in a row that the entry-level Alexa smart speaker, the Echo Dot, […]


Newsletter platform Substack raises $15.3M round led by A16Z

Andreessen Horowitz is betting that there’s still a big opportunity in newsletters — the venture capital firm is leading a $15.3 million Series A in Substack. To be clear, although Substack started out two years ago as a way turn newsletters into a paid subscription business, it’s since added support for podcasts and discussion threads […]


Workplace, Facebook’s service for business teams, is raising its prices for the first time since launch

Three years into its life with 2 million paying users signed up, Workplace — Facebook’s platform for businesses and and other organizations to build internal communities and communications — is about to make a significant business shift of its own. Come September 2, Workplace is changing its pricing tiers, how it charges its users, and […]


Patreon raises $60M Series D, targets international growth and more customization

Patreon, the San Francisco-based platform that helps over 100,000 online content creators manage paid membership communities for their most dedicated fans, has raised $60 million in Series D funding. Glade Brook Capital, a late-stage fund based in Greenwich, Connecticut, led this round with participation from prior investors like Index Ventures, CRV, Thrive Capital, Initialized, and […]


Grammarly goes beyond grammar

Grammarly, the popular grammar and spellcheck tool, is launching a major update to its browser extensions, web app and native desktop apps today. In its early days, Grammarly was all about the mechanics of writing correctly. With this update, the tool will go well beyond finding standard spelling, punctuation and grammar errors and add a […]


EasyParcel receives US$10.6M funding from Gobi Ventures and AirAsia

The Malaysia-based courier marketplace will use the funding to focus on customer acquisition and recruitment EasyParcel, a courier marketplace startup from Malaysia, announced that it has secured RM43.5 million (US$10.6 million) in Series B from Gobi Ventures and AirAsia’s rebranded logistics arm Teleport. According to a report by Digital News Asia,  Gobi led the round […] The post EasyParcel receives US$10.6M funding from Gobi Ventures and AirAsia appeared first on e27.


Today’s top tech news, July 16: Indonesia drafting VAT rules for digital goods

Also, there’s a new co-working space set to open in Jakarta’s Domestic airport, and CredoLab is expanding to Africa Indonesia is drafting rules to apply VAT on digital goods and services Indonesia is drafting value added tax (VAT) rules that will be applied on digital goods and services provided by offshore companies, according to a […] The post Today’s top tech news, July 16: Indonesia drafting VAT rules for digital goods appeared first on e27.


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