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Shopify, Google among 30 companies committing combined $80 million over 10 years to Vector Institute
The Institute, which aims to become a world-leading centre of AI, has ambitious goals: to graduate the most deep learning and machine-learning PhDs and masters students globally, and be the engine for the federal government’s AI supercluster.
Investors include Matt Merrick (formerly the managing director of Virgin Active Health Clubs) and Lawrence Mitchell (formerly global marketing director and global wellness lead at Reed Business Information).
The funding round was led by a group of unnamed stakeholders in the healthcare space.
The on-demand staffing platform raised the round from Redalpine and Acton Capital Partners, with participation from 500 Startups and existing investor Atlantic Labs.
A study by Information Services Group predicts that more than half of all enterprises will move all or some of their HR systems to the cloud by 2020.
The funding will be used to launch Freightos Marketplace, described as “booking.com, but for international shipping,” into more countries.
“Networks right now are uniquely positioned to give users either a full, factual view of the world or a partial, slanted one,” said Holmes.
The investment comes from FirstFloor Capital, a Malaysian VC that focuses on early stage startups.
Customers can design contact flows based on the information retrieved by Amazon Connect from AWS services or third-party systems.
Silverfin, which pulls in data from accounting software to give businesses a real-time view of their financial data in one place, raised the funds from Index Ventures and other existing investors.
The partnership will allow homebuyers to purchase and review the details of a pre-construction condo completely online.