Aerones abandons industrial drones to focus on ground-based robotics as it raises $1.6M – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Way back in 2018, Aerones detailed its plans to use large, industrial drones to clean wind turbines. The company had already raised $3.6 million to date and moved from Latvia to the San Francisco Bay Area. But things change fast in the world of startups — and sometimes that requires a rethink. Aerones will…

DeepSource announce $2.6M seed round to automate static code analysis – TechCrunch

[ad_1] DeepSource, a member of the Winter 2020 Y Combinator cohort, announced a $2.6 million seed investment today. The company is building a solution to help developers automate static code analysis to find certain errors before going through human code review. 645 Ventures led the round with help from Y Combinator, FundersClub, Pioneer Fund, Liquid…

Demandbase acquires Engagio to bring consolidation and ‘clarity’ to B2B marketing – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Two business-to-business marketing companies are teaming up, with Demandbase acquiring Engagio. Both companies focus on account-based marketing (ABM), an approach where marketing and sales coordinate their outreach to specific, high-value accounts. Engagio co-founder and CEO Jon Miller (who previously co-founded Marketo) told me, “Most people who aren’t super close to the category would have…

TransferGo raises $10M additional funding, launches in 11 new markets – TechCrunch

[ad_1] TransferGo, the London-based international money transfer service, has raised another $10 million in funding, as it discloses that its customers numbers has surpassed two million. The round was co-led by Seventure, and Vostok Emerging finance, with follow-on funding from Hard Yaka, Revo Capital, and Bootstrap Europe. The startup is also announcing it has launched…

Stockwell, the AI-vending machine startup formerly known as Bodega, is shutting down July 1 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Stockwell AI entered the world with a bang but it is leaving with a whimper. Founded in 2017 by ex-Googlers, the AI vending machine startup formerly known as Bodega first raised blood pressures — people hated how it referenced and poorly ‘disrupted’ mom-and-pop shops in one fell swoop — and then raised a lot of money. But ultimately,…

IoT solutions are enabling social distancing – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tyler Cracraft Contributor Tyler Cracraft is an electronic engineer turned solution architect at Advantech who has more than a decade of experience working in the electronics technology industry. If you’re a business owner or investor and are wondering about the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business world, you’re not alone. Today’s…

Learn how to give your brand a distinct voice from Slack’s Head of Brand Communications Anna Pickard at TC Early Stage – TechCrunch

[ad_1] How do you give your brand a voice that feels authentic and unique? How can you communicate with users in a way that helps and engages without feeling weird or forced? We’re thrilled to announce that Anna Pickard, Head of Brand Communications at Slack, will be joining us at TC Early Stage to teach…

Maria Ressa, founder of Filipino independent media site Rappler, found guilty in cyber libel trial – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Veteran journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of Filipino independent news site Rappler, was found guilty on Monday of cyber libel charges by a Manila court. She faces up to six years in prison. Critics of the charges, which include prominent human rights and press freedom advocates, say charges filed against Ressa and Reynaldo Santos…