Patrick Pichette Eva Blue/InoviaBerlin-based deep tech startup Apheris raised funding from institutional investors and angel investors, including Twitter chair Patrick Pichette, in a $3 million seed fundraising round. Apheris helps private companies navigate the complexities of local data privacy laws, allowing them to extract insights from datasets through the use of AI technology. We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Apheris used to bring investors on board. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Patrick Pichette, the chair of Twitter's board of directors and Google's ex-CFO, has backed deep tech startup Apheris in a $3 million seed funding round alongside other investors. Founded in 2019, Apheris helps clients analyze data without risking privacy infractions. The free flow of internal data can be a minefield for private businesses, with large bulks of valuable information remaining unusable or unshareable due to privacy, compliance, legal or security concerns. Apheris is a software-as-a-service company and CEO and cofounder Robin Rohm told Business Insider its pricing structure depended "on the use case and the data ecosystem that it's empowered". "There are other companies that focus on federated machine learning to enable computing on static and structured data, but they do not enable
BAKU/YEREVAN/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces clashed in several parts of Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday (Oct 23), as the United States stepped up diplomatic efforts to try to end the deadliest fighting in the mountain enclave for over a quarter of a century. In Washington, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met separately the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia in a new attempt to end nearly a month of bloodshed that Russian President Vladimir Putin said may have killed 5,000 people. The collapse of two Russia-brokered ceasefires has dimmed hopes of a quick end to fighting that broke out on Sept 27 over Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway territory of Azerbaijan controlled by ethnic Armenians. US President Donald Trump said "good progress" was being made on the issue but did not elaborate and declined to say if he had spoken with the leaders of either country. "We're working with Armenia. We have a very good relationship with Armenia... We'll see what happens," he told reporters in the Oval Office. A handful of protesters from both sides, holding Armenian and Azeri flags and banners, chanted outside the State Department on Friday. Both
New York, Oct. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Automated Test Equipment Industry" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05797949/?utm_source=GNW4 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 2% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Industrial PCs, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 2.3% CAGR and reach US$2 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Mass Interconnect Devices segment is readjusted to a revised 1.8% CAGR for the next 7-year period.The U.S. Market is Estimated at $1 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 3.8% CAGRThe Automated Test Equipment market in the U.S. is estimated at US$1 Billion in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$858.2 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 3.9% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 0.3% and 1.4% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 0.8% CAGR.Probes Segment to
PARIS (BLOOMBERG) - France's hardline interior minister has vowed to root out extremists after a grisly murder in Paris. In saying he wants to preserve a distinctly French way of life, he risks the perception he's targeting not just Islamists, but all Muslims. Almost six years after the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine was attacked for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, France is still looking at ways to fight extremism and Gerald Darmanin argues that minority groups who stay within their own communities are more vulnerable to radicalization. His vision for the country includes fewer halal butchers, ethnic clothing stores and even specialist supermarket aisles. "It always shocked me to enter a supermarket and see a shelf devoted to the food of one community, and to another one next to it," Darmanin told French television on Tuesday (Oct 20). "Some people need to understand that winning market share by appealing to basic instincts doesn't necessarily contribute to the common good." As the country tries to come to terms with the beheading of a teacher in a leafy suburb of the capital, 38-year-old Darmanin has become the public face of a crackdown whipping up sentiment against the broader Muslim community.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a surge of investment in education startups, as millions of students young and old around the world are forced to learn from home under lockdown. Even before the virus forced much of the world to shift to remote learning, global investment in the sector hit a staggering $18 billion. Now even more cash is being thrown at "edtech" startups, as demonstrated by SoftBank's $200 million bet on Scandinavian firm Kahoot. Business Insider asked some of the best known venture capitalists from across Europe to each name two outstanding edtech firms – one in their portfolio and one outside – on the content. CoachHub Coachhub Cited by: Mathias Ockenfels, partner at Speedinvest In the Speedinvest portfolio? Yes Total raised: $20 million What it does: "CoachHub offers employees personalized coaching sessions to support them in their professional development, and to help them thrive in their current organization. In addition, CoachHub also offers an app that allows employees to engage in additional learning and development at their own pace." Why it's hot in 2020: "Prior to COVID-19, CoachHub was already a great offering, but now employees are finding CoachHub to be an especially great tool to navigate their development amid the current