• How to choose and deploy industry-specific AI models
    by Annie Siebert on April 12, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Industry-specific AI models are only going to boom in popularity over the next few years and businesses from across sectors will realize their power in delivering accurate and powerful insights.

  • GV partner Terri Burns is joining us to judge the Startup Battlefield
    by Anthony Ha on April 12, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    One of the best parts of TechCrunch Disrupt is the Startup Battlefield competition, and one of the most important pieces of the Startup Battlefield is our lineup of expert judges — they’re the ones the founders are trying to impress. Once the demos and presentations are done, the judges need to think quickly and ask

  • UiPath’s first IPO pricing could be a warning to late-stage investors
    by Alex Wilhelm on April 12, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    A few months back, robotic process automation (RPA) unicorn UiPath raised a huge $750 million round at a valuation of around $35 billion. The capital came ahead of the company’s expected IPO, so its then-new valuation helped provide a measuring stick for where its eventual flotation could price. UiPath then filed to go public. But

  • Biden’s cybersecurity dream team takes shape
    by Zack Whittaker on April 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    President Biden has named two former National Security Agency veterans to senior government cybersecurity positions, including the first national cyber director. The appointments, announced Monday, land after the discovery of two cyberattacks linked to foreign governments earlier this year — the Russian espionage campaign that planed backdoors in U.S. technology giant SolarWinds’ technology to hack

  • Twitter to set up its first African presence in Ghana
    by Tage Kene-Okafor on April 12, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, via a tweet today, announced that the company would be setting up a presence in Africa. “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you, Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said. 🇬🇭 Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and @NAkufoAddo. #TwitterGhana https://t.co/tt7KR3kvDg — jack (@jack) April 12,

  • Cybersecurity training startup Hack The Box raises $10.6M Series A led by Paladin Capital
    by Mike Butcher on April 12, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Cybersecurity training startup Hack The Box, which emerged originally from Greece, has raised a Series A investment round of $10.6 million, led by Paladin Capital Group and joined by Osage University Partners, Brighteye Ventures, and existing investors Marathon Venture Capital. It will use the funding to expand. Most recently it launched Hack The Box Academy.

  • When wildfires rage close, Perimeter wants to tell you where to go
    by Danny Crichton on April 12, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Out the window, a fire is raging — and it’s moving ever closer. Confusion. Fear. A run for the car. Roads open and then suddenly closed by authorities. Traffic jams. A fire break that stalls the flames and then suddenly the flames jump, changing direction. Everyone has a plan for what to do — a