Category: Startup News

Padmasree Warrior On Why She Chose To Take On Her New Role As NextEv CEO

Padmasree Warrior On Her Move To NextEv NextEv, a Chinese electric car company potentially taking on Tesla and Faraday Future, has tapped Padmasree Warrior for the U.S. CEO position. Warrior will also head up software development and the user experience globally for the Shanghai-based company. According to Warrior, NextEv has already pulled in half a billion dollars of…

SoundHound Launches Houndify Platform To Add A Voice Interface To Other Apps And Devices

SoundHound’s Houndify, which promises to “add voice enabled conversational interface to anything,” is officially available to developers today. SoundHound is best-known as a music recognition app, but over the summer, it announced broader ambitions with the private beta launch of its Hound app and Houndify platform. The Hound app is similar in some ways to voice-controlled…

Giroptic Is Building The GoPro For Virtual Reality

French startup Giroptic just raised $4.5 million for a new kind of action camera. Giroptic looks like a GoPro, but if you look closely, you can notice three different cameras. The egg-shaped 360cam captures everything around you, making it the perfect camera for virtual reality headsets. Many companies are focusing on making headsets, but creating…

German 3D Indoor Mapping And Navigation Startup NavVis Locates €7.5M Funding

Munich-based 3D indoor mapping and navigation startup NavVis has raised a €7.5 million Series B round of funding as it readies the launch of its smartphone indoor navigation app. The investment was led by German VC Target Partners, with participation from existing investors MIG Fonds, and BayBG Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft, as well as new investor Don…

A Technology Port In A Market Storm

Headlines in 2015 have been particularly worrisome for global investors. Front pages talking about “The Great Fall of China” and a “Wild Week for World Markets” have seen stocks and share investors around the world make a dash for the door. Yet while we see listed businesses facing a whiplash effect from China, Greece and…