Jonathan Keane

Freelance journalist based in Dublin, Ireland covering tech news, funding, and exits

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Portuguese digital physio solution Sword Health raises $4.6 million

Sword Health, a Portuguese medtech company, has raised $4.6 million in a seed round from Green Innovations and Vesalius Biocapital III. The Porto-based startup has developed an AI-enabled physiotherapy solution called Sword Phoenix for physical rehabilitation that harnesses data collected by sensors, which is monitored by remote physiotherapists. “Demand for physical rehabilitation therapy is rising […]

Munich AI startup Artisense raises €4 million in new funding round

German AI startup Artisense has announced a €4 million funding round from Project A, Vito Ventures, and Holidu cofounder Chris Hitchen. The startup has developed algorithms for real-time 3D mapping of images. The tech can be applied to autonomous cars and robotics to help them to better understand their surroundings. The new funds will be […]

Epistema reportedly raises $6 million from Peter Thiel fund and Slack

Epistema, an Israeli AI startup, has reportedly raised $6 million in funding from Peter Thiel’s Mithril Capital Management with participation from Slack. The Israeli company develops AI tools for knowledge collection and analytics in the enterprise. Calcalistech first reported today that Peter Thiel’s Mithril (which last year closed a new $850 million fund) and Slack […]

Israel-based Axonize raises $6 million for its IoT platform

Israeli IoT startup Axonize has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Meron Capital with participation from Deutsche Telekom, StageOne Ventures, and Cornerstone Venture Partners. The Israeli company develops a Microsoft Azure-based internet of things orchestration platform for IoT service providers for connecting and managing multiple applications. It will use the new funds […]

Swedish mapping firm Mapillary raises $15 million led by BMW

Mapillary, the Swedish mapping platform, has raised $15 million in a Series B round led by BMW i Ventures with participation from Samsung Catalyst Fund, NavInfo, Atomico, and Sequoia Capital. The startup maintains a database of more than 260 million street-level images and works with companies in mapping, automotive, and urban development as well as […]