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Venture Capitals and AI-powered startups

When investigating an AI startup for a funding round, it is often difficult to distinguish impactful AI solutions from ideas that only use AI as a buzzword or marketing catalyst. We had the chance to work on the review of more than 100 academic references on AI startups, in the context of Maxime Lhoustau’s Master Thesis for HEC Paris and TU Munich. In this article, you will find the key takeaways.

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Kaiko announces a $53M Series B

The funding will enable Kaiko to further consolidate its position as the global industry reference for centralized and decentralized digital assets data services.

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Less than a year after raising its seed round, Stoïk completes an €11M Series A round

The company is announcing its Series A from prestigious investors to support its growth and expansion plans. Andreessen Horowitz, founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, is one of the world’s largest and pre-eminent venture capital funds. Known for investments in companies such as Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Airbnb, and more recently Pinterest and Slack, a16z is joining the Stoïk journey alongside existing investors Alven and Anthemis Group.

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Carbonfact raises $2m to develop Carbon Management Software for the Fashion Industry

One year after launching, Carbonfact announces a $2million seed round led by Alven.

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Cryptio raises a $10 million series A for their crypto back-office platform

The enterprise-grade crypto accounting & reporting platform will continue to help financial institutions, corporates and crypto-native businesses navigate the fragmented digital-asset landscape with confidence.

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Alven announces its sixth generation fund, raising at its hard cap of €350M, exceeding the initial target of €300M

Alven raises a new €350M fund for seed and Series A investments to back European entrepreneurs. This is the largest early stage fund raised in France.

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TheGuarantors Announces a $50 Million Series C

As rents reach record levels, TheGuarantors Announces $50 Million Series C led by Portage Ventures to Improve Affordability and Accessibility of Renting.

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Enso raises $16.5M to automate data-driven processes in minutes instead of weeks

California-based Enso, the company that provides a self-service data analytics and visualization platform for enterprises, comes out of the gate with $16.5M in funding.

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POC Pharma raises $10.3 million in Series A to build out digital go-to-market solutions in Pharma Industry

POC Pharma, a B2B service SaaS, raised a $10.3-million Series A funding round led by Alven, along with co-investment from seed investors Picus Capital, FEBE Ventures, and FJ Labs who have doubled down their investments.

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Finance Data Analyst – Intern

We are recruiting an innovative Finance Data Analyst intern who will work on an exciting project to improve our process and develop…

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Wildmoka joins Backlight, a New Global Media Technology Company

Backlight announced the acquisition of Wildmoka and four other visionary media technology companies, all serving media, entertainment and video-forward customers with cloud-based…

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Neural Concept raises a $9.1M Series A to scale Engineering Intelligence within industrial organizations

Neural Concept, the Engineering Intelligence company, has raised a $9.1M Series A, led by Alven with the participation of Aster and prior investors, CNB and HTGF. 

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Akeneo Series D

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Akeneo Announces $135 Million Series D to Redefine Product Information Management Category

The new capital will be used to drive continued momentum through an accelerated product development roadmap, key executive hires, and expansion of Akeneo’s strategic partnerships.

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