pwc News of 05/28/20
VC Activity Goes Upside Down As Seed Deals Fall And Mega-Rounds Rise
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Earlier today, PwC and CB Insights dropped a sheaf of data concerning the global and domestic Q1 venture capital market, ...
Insurance Platform Collective Benefits Raises £3.3m To Give Gig Economy Workers A Safety Net
The famous phrase “software eats the world” was originally coined to describe how technology gradually replaces the old industrial norms of production. But few realized that when Uber started to ‘eat’ the taxi industry it would also be among ...
Sokowatch Raises $14m To Digitize Africa’S Informal b2b Supply-Chain
Kenya based B2B e-commerce startup Sokowatch has raised $14 million in Series A funding toward its mission of revamping supply-chain markets for Africa’s informal retailers. From Nairobi, the company has created a platform that connects ...
2019: The Year Podcasting Broke
Like any burgeoning art form, podcasts have a complicated relationship with corporate America. The form’s appeal has long been its accessibility; for years, it’s been open to anyone with an idea, a little free time and a computer. The results ...
When And How To Build Out Your Data Science Team
Ganes Kesari Contributor Share on Twitter Ganes Kesari is a co-founder and head of analytics at Gramener . He helps transform organizations through advisory in building data science teams and ...
Chatbots Spotlight Machine Learning’S Trillion-Dollar Potential
Gustavo Parés Contributor Share on Twitter Gustavo Parés is CEO of NDS Cognitive Labs , a leader in cognitive computing and AI business solutions. A Professor at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios ...
Finding Free Money For Your Social Impact Startup
David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is an advisor to emerging investment managers and a Venture Partner with HOF Capital . He was previously a partner for 8 years with HOF Capital and ...
Focaldata Thinks It Has Some Answers For Campaigners In The Age Of Trump And Brexit
Political parties, campaigns, and brands can’t get an accurate and cost-effective understanding of opinion in small geographic areas, like the constituencies of lawmakers. This is a big problem in political campaigning. And all political campaigning ...
Bowtie Raises $30m To Bring The Digital Insurance Model To Hong Kong
The digital revolution has spawned ‘challenger’ banks that operate entirely online, with no high street presence. That phenomenon has taken off in Europe — particularly the UK — but over in Hong Kong, one of the world’s ...