Funding History
Round Size Investors Date
- Maximum Throughput 23 Nov 2006

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The Songs Remain The Same, But Music Industry Is Adapting

Music streaming usage doubled in the US last year and could do so again in 2016 with Apple Music, Google’s YouTube Music, Spotify, Tidal and Pandora, as well as SoundCloud’s newly launched streaming app all competing to bring new users onto their...

Read More07 Oct 16
DefinedCrowd Lands USD1.1m For Data Science

DefinedCrowd, a Washington-based data science company which builds data refinery platforms for machine learning and artificial intelligence, has landed USD1.1m in seed funding from Sony Innovation Fund, Amazon Alexa Fund, and Portugal Ventures....

Read More02 Sep 16
Microsoft Buys LinkedIn & Blockchain Explained

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for USD26bn, blockchain’s potential and the insurance startups to watch - these are the biggest stories in tech today. 1. What’s Next For LinkedIn In buying LinkedIn for USD26bn Microsoft is making its largest...

Read More14 Jun 16
Cogitai Gains Funding From Sony For AI Technologies

California-based Cogitai, which develops and commercialises core artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, has gained funding from Sony Corporation. Cogitai will use the funds to aggressively increase its employee base. 

Read More18 May 16
Dispelling AI Myths & Snapchat’s New VP Of Product

Dispel some artificial intelligence myths from your mind and find out why Snapchat is poaching a head of product from the music world in our round up of the need-to-know news and opinions in tech today.   1. Backing Drones As use cases grow drones...

Read More16 Mar 16
January Deal Book - Global Investment Rockets 244% For Strong Start To 2016

After December suggested a marked slowdown in venture capital investment January experienced a surge in funding. Total global investment reached almost USD12bn, the largest total for a single month tracked in recent years. It represents a year-on-year...

Read More16 Feb 16
Smart Glasses Hype Inching Closer To Reality

Secretive augmented reality firm Magic Leap is reported to have raised USD542m in funding at a USD5bn valuation and is adding Chinese tech billionaire and Alibaba CEO Jack Ma to its board. That’s a significant achievement for a company that is yet to...

Read More02 Feb 16
Sony Pushes Into IOT With USD212m Altair Semiconductor Buy

Sony is buying Israel's Altair Semiconductor for a reported USD212m as it pushes into the internet of things. The firm makes chips for smart devices. 

Read More26 Jan 16
What 5 Deals Already Reveal About Music In 2016

It’s not yet the end of January, but players in the ever-competitive music space are already making moves in an effort to get a beat ahead of the competition. Apple’s announcement that it now counts 10m subscribers on board with Apple Music...

Read More21 Jan 16
SoundCloud’s Starting 2016 Strong, But Survival Is Uncertain

When an artist grows beyond their underground roots into the mainstream there’s always the chance of alienating their original fan base. SoundCloud is dealing with a similar issue. The streaming service is loved by DJs, independent artists and those...

Read More14 Jan 16