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Your guide to AI

March 17 · Issue #9 · View online
Monthly analysis of AI technology, geopolitics, research, and startups.

From 1st thru 17th March. Referred by a friend? Sign up here. Want to share? Give it a tweet. 
As promised, I’ve produced a comprehensive analysis of the state of the AI market in 2015 for the benefit of entrepreneurs, investors and corporates.
Part 1 focuses on investments and Part 2 focuses on exits. I’m eager to get your thoughts and hear of additional questions that come up!

Technology news, trends and opinions
Research, development and resources
Venture capital financings and exits
$43M of announced deal making in the last two weeks, including:
  • Mapillary raises a $8M Series A from Atomico, Sequoia, Playfair Capital, Wellington Partners and others to map the world with photos and street level visualisations. 
  • Endgame raises a $6M Series C extension from Bessemer to help detect and prevent malicious activity within critical enterprise infrastructure. 
  • Arterys raises a further $5M to close out a $12M Series A from GE Ventures, Norwich Ventures and Emergent Medical Partners for their MRI-based AI-assisted cardiovascular disease screening product. 
  • Mariana raises a $2M seed round from Blumberg Capital and angels for their B2B lead generation product that leverages deep learning. 
  • Framed Data, a user behaviour analytics product used to predict churn, was acqui-hired by Square. The YC company raised $2M in seed capital from a large number of Silicon Valley angels including Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, as well as Google Ventures. Framed will be shut down and the 6 person team will join Square Capital. 

Anything else catch your eye? Just hit reply! I’m actively looking for entrepreneurs building companies that build/use AI to rethink the way we live and work. 
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