How you can tell if an AI startup is bogus

(Editor’s note: this is a syndicated guest article from Crunchbase News, written by Zest AI CTO Jay Budzik. Zest’s ZAML software uses machine learning technology to help lenders make more effective credit decisions safely, fairly and transparently.) It’s been a year since MMC Ventures printed the accidental finding that 40 percent of AI startups had […]

Screening Eagle

Zurich-based Screening Eagle Technologies banks €52 million, in first-ever raise, for AI-driven inspection tech

Screening Eagle Technologies, a Zurich-based AI software that inspects assets and infrastructure, has raised €52 million (CHF 55 million) in its first round of equity funding. The round was led by an unnamed Swiss family office, with participation from EDBI, a Singapore-based investor, and other individuals. In a market known as “inspection tech”, Screening Eagle […]

Ukrainian “deepfake-for-good” startup Respeecher raises $1.5 million

Ukrainian-founded AI startup Respeecher has landed a $1.5 million in funding for its voice transformation and transfer technology aimed at the entertainment industry. The round was led by ff Venture Capital, with participation from Acrobator Ventures, ICU Ventures, Network VC, and several angel investors. Kyiv-based Respeecher provides an AI-based toolkit to change recorded voice or […]


Israeli startup L1ght wins $15 million seed funding for AI-based content filter that protects kids online

L1ght, an Israeli startup using AI to detect and filter harmful online content to protect children, has raised a $15 million seed round co-led by Mangrove Capital Partners and Tribeca Venture Partners, with participation from Western Technology Investment.  Headquartered in Tel Aviv with an office in San Francisco, the company has developed technology that can […]


Dublin’s Aylien lands €5 million for AI risk management platform that analyses world news

Aylien, a Dublin-based provider of AI-powered risk intelligence and financial analytics, has raised a €5 million Series A round led by Finch Capital, with support from existing investors: Atlantic Bridge University Fund, SOSV, and Enterprise Ireland. Finch Capital’s Hans De Back is joining Aylien’s board of directors. The Irish fintech has developed an AI platform […]