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AI startup Appier gets $33M Series C from investors, including SoftBank Group, Line Corp. and Naver

Appier, a Taiwanese startup that helps companies harness artificial intelligence to make marketing decisions, announced today that it has raised a $33 million Series C round from an impressive roster of Asian investors. They are SoftBank Group Corp., Line Corp., Naver Corp., EDBI and Hong Kong-based financial services firm AMTD …

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Meet eight startups joining MetaProp NYC’s real estate accelerator

For the third year, MetaProp NYCis bringing together a group of startups focused on real estate tech. This time, the companies are tackling issues like green buildings, apartment entry and parking. Most of them are based in New York, but some come from as far away as Singapore. “Our incoming …

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Meet eight eight startups joining MetaProp NYC’s real estate accelerator

For the third year, MetaProp NYCis bringing together a group of startups focused on real estate tech. This time, the companies are tackling issues like green buildings, apartment entry and parking. Most of them are based in New York, but some come from as far away as Singapore. “Our incoming …

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Ryan Hoover’s $3M Angel Fund is going by the name Weekend Fund

An SEC filing turned up this morning showing that Product Hunt’s Ryan Hoover is investing out of a $3 millionAngelList Angel Fund going by the name Weekend Fund.We previously reported that Hoover was a deal lead through the Angel Funds product — but now we know the size and name …

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FitGenie is applying AI to automate nutrition planning

It may well turn out, as technologists are already suspecting, thatAI makes everything better. But plenty of startup founders are still in the experimental phase of figuring out whether — or maybe how much — machine learning can improve an existing app category. Read More Read more fromTechCrunch

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Tinder Gold, which lets you see who has liked you, launches today in U.S.

As Rafiki once said, “It is time.” Tinder Gold, the dating app’s new premium subscription tier (which includes a feature that lets you see who’s already liked you without any swiping) is finally rolling out to the U.S. Tinder Gold and Likes You were originally tested in Argentina, Australia, Canada …

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Cannabis website Herb raises $4.1M

We get a lot of weed-related pitches at TechCrunch, but most of them don’t come with the pedigree of Herb‘s investors. Herb is announcing today that it has raised $4.1 million in seed funding led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures, with participation from Slow Ventures, Buddy Media co-founder Michael Lazerow, Bullpen …

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Michael Jordan funds mercenary dev hub Gigster’s $20M enterprise pivot

Gigster is shifting from letting anyone outsource full-stack app development to building next-gen tech projects for big companies. If an enterprise needs machine learning and vision, data visualization, blockchain, React or Swift work done and doesn’t want to hire full-time employees, Gigster assembles a squad of freelancers and guarantees the …

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BunkerEx is an online marketplace for shipping companies that need to buy fuel

BunkerEx is a newly-funded startup out of London that is building an online marketplace to change the way shipping companies buy fuel, or ‘bunkers,’ to use the correct industry term. Read More Read more fromTechCrunch

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Bunch wants to be ‘Google Analytics for company culture’

Bunch, a newly-launched startup operating out of Berlin, is aiming to be something akin to a “Google Analytics for company culture”. It offers a SaaS to let companies and company teams quantify internal company culture, and then use this data as the basis to screen job candidates to help ensure …