How Captioning App Ava Used Storytelling To Raise $16.3 Million

“I was born in a Deaf family. My parents are Deaf. My sister is Deaf.” This was the opening to Thibault Duchemin’s initial investor pitch for his company Ava, a…

Lightly Promises Faster Food For AI Models After $3 Million Seed Round

“Data is food for AI,” observed Andrew Ng, the artificial intelligence guru who co-founded Google Brain and led Baidu’s AI group. However, there’s a problem implied by the analogy. Artificial…

SoftBank Ventures Asia Leads $5.8 Million Investment In Korean Autonomous Shipping Startup

COURTESY OF SEADRONIX SoftBank Ventures Asia, the venture arm of Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group, led a $5.8 million round in South Korean autonomous navigation startup Seadronix, bringing its…

Turkey’s Plan to Draw Refugees Back to Syria: Homes for 1 Million

BEIRUT, Lebanon — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey this week announced a dramatic expansion of his country’s plan to entice refugees from Syria’s civil war to return to their…

Larry Nassar Abuse Case: 13 Victims Seek $10 Million Each From F.B.I.

Thirteen female athletes who were sexually assaulted by Lawrence G. Nassar, the former sports doctor for the U.S.A. Gymnastics national team and Michigan State University, are seeking $10 million each…

Everstage Raises $13 Million To Take Its Sales Commission Platform Worldwide

Sales teams are used to earning 50% or more of their compensation from commissions that depend on how much business they bring in. But how do they – and their…

‘Potentially Dramatic’—Bitcoin Could Hit $1.3 Million In This Radical Crypto Price Prediction Scenario

Bitcoin, after soaring to never-before-seen highs last year, has somewhat stalled so far in 2022—though traders are braced for “big surprises” this week. Subscribe now to Forbes’ CryptoAsset & Blockchain…

Philippine Billionaire Sy Family’s SM Investments Takes Over Geothermal Company In $304 Million Deal

SM Investments is taking over Philippine Geothermal, which produces electricity from geothermal … [+] steam fields in Bicol, south of the Philippine capital of Manila and famous for its picturesque…

Turkey’s $200 million ghost town of castles — Burj Al Babas

(CNN) — Picture the scene: rows of identical, palatial turreted buildings, surrounded by rolling hills and woodland. No, this isn’t the beginning to the latest Disney movie — it’s more…

8 Million Borrowers At Risk If Student Loan Payment Pause Ends

President Joe Biden (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) Getty Images A new report claims that 8 million student loan borrowers will be at risk if the student loan payment pause…