French video indexing startup Newsbridge raises €1.5 million

Paris-based video indexing and analysis startup Newsbridge has landed a €1.5 million funding round led by Elaia. Newsbridge’s product is targeting journalists, audiovisual production companies, and digital rights holders. The company claims that it can reduce the production costs by 30 to 80 percent by providing a more efficient way of finding and selecting the […]

Funded by Google’s journalism grant, VeriFlix takes on validating video content from citizen reporters

Belgian media startup Look Live Media has launched VeriFlix, an AI-powered platform for news organisations that gathers and sifts through user-generated video content in order to surface the best submissions and isolate fakes. Created in collaboration with and partly funded by Roularta Media Group, the project also received €400,000 from Google’s Digital News Initiative (DNI) […]

French video recruitment startup Easyrecrue has raised €8 million

French startup Easyrecrue, which has created a new solution for recruiting job candidates through video, has completed a €6 million funding round from d’Entrepreneur Venture, Elaia Partners and Bpifrance’s Ambition Numérique fund. The funding was supplemented by a €2 million loan. This is the company’s third round, after raising €500,000 initially, then €2.5 million two years ago, bringing its total raised to €11 million.

Valossa raises $650,000 for its AI-powered video search technology

A bunch of very smart Finnish people have raised $650,000 in seed funding to commercialise the deep content search and machine learning technology mostly developed at the University of Oulu. More specifically, the research spin-off, dubbed Valossa and based in Oulu as well, is working on a voice-controlled, artificial intelligence-powered search engine that it says […]