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German insurance giant Allianz is raising its VC fund to $ 1.1 billion

Allianz X, the venture capital arm of German insurance giant Allianz, has increased the size of its fund to € 1 billion, about $ 1.1 billion, according to an announcement announced today. The fund was initially € 430 million, or… Continue Reading →

Alan is raising another $ 45 million for his health insurance product

The Paris-based startup Alan has brought together a Series B financing round of $ 45 million (€ 40 million). Index Ventures again leads the round, with partners from DST Global also taking part. The company had picked up a financing… Continue Reading →

San Diego-based, TuSimple, a self-help trucking startup, is raising $ 95 million in Series D, led by Sina Corp. and Composite Capital, at a valuation of $ 1 billion

TuSimple, an autonomous trucking company, has been granted unicorn status on Wall Street with a new round of financing that values ​​startups at $ 1 billion. The company announced Wednesday that it had raised $ 95 million through Series D… Continue Reading →

Automatic license plate readers, formerly reserved for law enforcement, are now being used by private citizens, raising fears of abuse and new legal and ethical issues.

The state of supervision is no longer limited to the state. For years, police services have been monitoring people's cars with the help of cameras that record the license plate number of each passing vehicle. Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San… Continue Reading →

DNA test company FamilyTreeDNA collaborates with the FBI and allows agents to search for its 1M + DNA profiles, raising users' concerns about data privacy.

Family Tree DNA, one of the largest private genetic testing companies whose home testing kits allow people to trace their ancestors and reunite with their parents, collaborate with the FBI and allow agents to view its vast base of genealogy… Continue Reading →

Candy Ventures acquires Blippar, a start-up from the AR group, entered the administration last month after raising more than $ 130 million, and will reform it as a new company with the same CEO

The tycoon of British property Nick Candy acquired what remains of Blippar, the augmented reality startup that collapsed in late 2018. Candy was already a major shareholder of Blippar, who fell into the administration – the approximate equivalent of the… Continue Reading →

Sophia Genetics, developer of a SaaS platform for AI-based genomic diagnostics, raises $ 77 million in Series E, raising its total to $ 140 million

Sophia Genetics announced a $ 77 million fundraising event, bringing the total amount raised to $ 140 million since the company's inception in 2011. The company, which applies AI to DNA sequencing to enable what it calls a "data-driven medicine,"… Continue Reading →

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