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Blockchain tech could be the answer to uncovering deepfakes

Blockchain tech could be the answer to uncovering deepfakes
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March 18, 2024

What We're Reading

  • Blockchain tech could be the answer to uncovering deepfakes and validating content [TechCrunch]
  • Minneapolis just voted to give ride-hailing drivers a pay bump. Uber and Lyft said they'd leave the city if this happened. [Business Insider]
  • Apple acquires AI startup specializing in overlooking manufacturing components [TechCrunch]
  • Scrap coercive ‘privacy fee’, MEPs urge Meta’s Nick Clegg in open letter [TechCrunch]

Trending Companies


Axion Ray, a company that develops an engineering program and quality management powered by an AI optimization system, raises $17.5MM Series A from Bessemer Venture Partners.

Optimization • New Castle, DE • Post-Money Valuation


Loop, a company that develops a delivery intelligence platform, raises $6MM Seed from Base10 Partners.

Enterprise Software • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation


WealthFeed, a developer of an AI-powered Money-in-Motion platform that enables financial advisors to grow their book of business and increase client retention, raises $2MM Equity Funding from Thicket Ventures.

Artificial Intelligence • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Nozomi, a company that develops cybersecurity and operational visibility solutions for industrial control systems (ICS), raises $100MM Series E from Schneider Electric Co.

Cyber Security • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation


RapidCanvas, a company that develops a no-code auto artificial intelligence platform, raises $7.5MM Seed from Accel Partners.

Artificial Intelligence • Austin, TX • Post-Money Valuation


Big Sur AI, a provider of an AI platform for e-commerce, raises $6.9MM Seed from Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Artificial Intelligence • Mountain View, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Interlune, a space resources startup focused on providing resources for a clean and sustainable economy on Earth and in space, raises $18MM Seed from Seven Seven Six.

Natural Resources • Seattle, WA • Post-Money Valuation


Kuehnle Agrosystems, a biotechnology company with a world-class team of professionals, raises $3MM Series A-2 from S2G Ventures.

Biotechnology • Honolulu, HI • Post-Money Valuation


Bear Robotics, a company that designs and manufactures  artificial intelligence-based automated robots that shuttles food, dishes, and drinks, as well as provides customer services for the hospitality industry, raises $60MM Series C from LG Electronics.

Artificial Intelligence • Redwood City, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Telo, a firm that manufactures compact electric vehicle trucks, raises $5.4MM Equity Funding from Ali Partovi.

Trucks • San Carlos, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Murphy's Naturals, a manufacturer of mosquito repellant products from responsibly sourced, plant-based ingredients, consistent with our mission to celebrate nature and inspire good through quality natural products, raises $8MM Series B from Point King Capital.

Plant-Based • Raleigh, NC • Post-Money Valuation


Phase Four, a provider of next generation electric propulsion (EP) solutions for small satellites, raises  $6.25MM Equity Funding from Leonid Capital Partners.

Satellites • El Segundo, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Carbonova, a company that developed a technology designed to enhance performance via sustainable and economic carbon nanofibers, raises $6MM Equity Funding from Kolon Industries.

Chemicals • Calgary, Canada


Monzo Bank, an online bank, raises £340MM Equity Funding from CapitalG.

Fintech • London, United Kingdom


Joyride, a provider of a shared mobility platform, raises $5.2MM Series A from Yamaha Motors.

Ride Sharing • Toronto, Canada


Salas O'Brien acquires I. C. Thomasson Associates, a multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm.

Engineering • Nashville, TN • Deal


Skillshare acquires Superpeer, a developer of a video streaming platform for paid 1:1 video calls and livestreams.

Streaming • San Francisco, CA • Deal


MCS acquires Five Brothers Asset Management Solutions, a firm that offers property preservation services.

Property Management • Warren, MI • Deal


ArmorWorks acquires Fox Valley Metal-Tech, a provider of mission-critical and/or complex metal fabrication services to defense contractors and commercial OEMs.

Metals • Green Bay, WI • Deal


NV5 acquires Fluhrer Reed, a firm that offers structural engineering services for commercial and multifamily residential spaces.

Structural Engineering • Raleigh, NC • Deal

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