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NetApp opens Bengaluru Excellence Centre

Global data storage and management company NetApp has announced the opening of a Global Center for Excellence in Bengaluru, India. The new facility will host the company’s first startup accelerator program, Escape Velocity, which was created to help nurture and grow technology startups. It will also be home to the company’s largest research and development group…. Read More

Fintech platform BillFront raises $35mn in Series A funding

BillFront, a fintech startup which allows digital media firms faster access to their revenues, has raised $35mn (approx. £27.6mn) in Series A funding. Announcing the completion of the integrated debt and equity round, BillFront said that it will use the funding to expand the company and support the needs of its fast-growing network of customers…. Read More

Self-driving startup to build new ‘language’ for cars using deep learning

Self-driving car startup Drive.ai has today introduced its new technology, outlining plans to build unique driverless software powered by deep learning. Founded last year by a team of experts from Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, Drive.ai also announced that it had appointed former General Motors executive Steve Girsky to its board of directors. Drive.ai revealed that… Read More

Why technical prowess is a startup myth

Ian Lucey, CEO, Lucey Fund, explains how startups are succeeding without that ‘much-needed’ technical co-founder or headline-worthy funding round… There is a prominent stereotype which circles the startup scene; the belief that the community is built up of 22-year-olds in hoodies. In reality, it’s quite a different demographic – qualified professionals in their 30-40s wanting… Read More

Microsoft and HPE lead Mesosphere $73.5 million funding round

Mesosphere, creator of the world’s first data centre operating system, has today confirmed that it has received significant strategic investment from two U.S. tech giants, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). According to today’s release, Mesosphere, built on open-source Apache Mesos project, closed $73.5 million (approx. £52 million) in a Series C funding round. The… Read More