Tencent promises its technology will do good
May 9, 2019

Tencent, one of Asia’s most valuable companies with a current market cap of around $460 billion, has introduced a new motto after co-founder and CEO Pony Ma said this week he wanted “tech for good” to be part of Continue reading

Singapores Saleswhale raises $5.3M to bring AI to sales and marketing teams
May 4, 2019

Saleswhale, a Singapore-based startup that uses AI to help marketers and salespeople close deals, has announced a Series A round worth $5.3 million.

The investment is led by Monk’s Hill Ventures — the Southeast Asia-focused firm that took part in Continue reading

Baidus video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses
March 4, 2019

China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as its core advertising unit feels the squeeze from rivals. The company’s latest financial results show its Continue reading

AI chip startup Graphcore closes $200M Series D, adds BMW and Microsoft as strategic investors
January 11, 2019

UK AI chip startup Graphcore has announced a $200 million Series D round today that’s jointly led by an existing investor, European VC Atomico, along with new investor Sofina, an investment holding firm.

Graphcore says the Series D values the Continue reading