Entrepreneur First closes £40M fund to co-invest in alumni companies

 Entrepreneur First, the company builder program for technical graduates, has just kicked off its sixth cohort’s Demo Day Demo at Facebook’s London-based UK HQ where 21 newly formed startups are about...

Handmade, Amazon’s Etsy rival, expands into Europe

 Amazon continues to try to turn the screws on its competition through its scale, and now it’s the turn of Handmade, the e-commerce giant’s marketplace for arts and crafts that competes most...

India’s Livspace raises $15 million for its online home design platform

 India-based home design and furnishing company Livspace has closed a $15 million Series B round which will be used to fund an expansion into new cities. Read More Source: TechCrunch/fundings-exitsNew feed India’s Livspace...

Here’s your chance to get into TechCrunch’s AI Pavilion at Disrupt London for free

 According to one estimate, there are roughly 900 tech companies working in the AI field, covering everything from business intelligence to finance and security. The AI gold rush started in 2014...

UK’s national cyber security unit working on automated defenses

 Giving his first public speech as CEO of the NCSC, at the Billington Cyber Security Summit in Washington today, Ciaran Martin warned that far too many unsophisticated cyber attacks are succeeding,...

Bazillion Beings are AI-driven bots that have to earn their keep… or die

Back in March Microsoft CEO Nadella announced “Bots are the new apps” while The Economist calls chat bots “the next frontier”. So that’s the hype taken care of but what does...

VizEat, a startup that lets you dine in a local’s own home, gobbles up...

 VizEat, a European startup that operates a “social dining platform” to enable travellers to dine in a local’s home, has raised €3.8 million in new funding. The round was led by...

Singapore’s ViSenze raises $10.5M to bring the benefits of AI to e-commerce

 There’s another round for an artificial intelligence startup in Asia that’s focused on e-commerce. Fresh from a Sequoia-led investment in Mad Street Den, Singapore-based ViSenze has closed a $10.5 million Series...

Google given until September 20 to respond to EU Android antitrust charges

 Google has been given another extension to respond to European Union charges its Android mobile operating system is in breach of the region’s competition law. Read More Source: Techcrunch/europe Google given until September...

Signifyd raises $19 million to help with online fraud protection

 Online merchants spend a lot of money on chargebacks, which are demands by credit card providers to reimburse for fraudulent charges. That’s why Signifyd created technology that assesses a transaction risk...

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Fast-spreading worm turns Philips smart bulbs into a blinking nightmare

Are connected light bulbs really a smart idea? Perhaps not if the latest IoT scare is anything to go by, involving researchers concocting a...