HomeTouch Picks Up Backing From Passion Capital To Disrupt The Notoriously Poor Agency Care Model

 One year old HomeTouch, which has just picked up additional undisclosed funding from Passion Capital, operates a home care marketplace to let families with elderly parents and others needing “care” to find a vetted carer local to them. Read More… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence Non-profit OpenAI Launches With Backing From Elon Musk And Sam Altman

 Today, OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company was announced to the world. Its director is a research scientist at Google, Ilya Sutskever. This comes a day after Facebook open-sourced its AI hardware. Its reason for existing was explained in… Continue Reading

Car Rental Price Comparison Startup Happycar Picks Up Backing From Rocket Internets GFC

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 European car rental comparison startup — or self-styled metasearch engine — Happycar has raised a new $ 1.58 million round of funding. Notable backers include Global Founders Capital, the venture arm of German startup factory and e-commerce behometh Rocket Internet.… Continue Reading

On-Demand Delivery Service Quiqup Picks Up Backing From Delivery Hero And Global Founders Capital

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 London’s Quiqup, an on-demand delivery service that competes with Ingite alumni Jinn and U.S. Postmates (if and when it launches in the U.K.), has raised a “multi-million pound” Series A round from take-out ordering service Delivery Hero and Rocket Internet’s… Continue Reading