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Mercari, Japan’s first unicorn, files for $1.1B Tokyo IPO

Mercari, the eBay-like service that is Japanese first tech startup unicorn, has filed to go public in an IPO that could raise as much as $1.1 billion.<p>The company is scheduled to list on the Toyko Stock Exchange’s Mothers Market — a board for high-growth companies — on June 19.<p>The company reached …

Venture Capital

Oxford-based MeVitae wants to scale the hiring process and remove unconscious bias

The HR departments of large companies face a common challenge: how to scale the hiring process when they receive hundreds if not thousands of applicants, and how to remove unconscious bias so the best or most suitable candidates are shortlisted. That’s the specific problem MeVitae, an Oxford-based …

Human Resources

Did you know Amazon has a brand that sells luxury bedding and towels at deep discounts?

Have you ever heard of Pinzon by Amazon? I hadn’t either until recently, but this brand has kind of changed my life. Pinzon is Amazon’s special brand …

Luxury Lifestyle

10 Code Snippets For Creating Animated Headers & Video Backgrounds

Every great website needs a beautiful header to grab attention. It’s the first thing visitors see, and it’s the only thing encouraging visitors to …

Web Design

How To Create A 1 Page Business Plan In 20 Minutes

Use A Lean Canvas Template<p>Before product/market fit there is problem/solution fit. Some of the first steps many failed startups neglected to follow …

Product Management

An Introduction to Deep Learning for Tabular Data

Written: 29 Apr 2018 by <i>Rachel Thomas</i><p>There is a powerful technique that is winning Kaggle competitions and is widely used at Google (according to Jeff …

Data Science

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Taiwanese startup Kdan Mobile raises $5M Series A for its cloud-based content creation tools

Kdan Mobile founder and CEO Kenny Su<p>Kdan Mobile, a Taiwanese startup that makes cloud-based software for content creators, announced a $5 million Series A today, raised from investors including W.I. Harper Group, Darwin Venture Management and Accord Ventures. Founded in 2009, the Tainan City …

Drift raises $60 million to be an Amazon for businesses

When you’re raising venture capital, it helps if you’ve had “exits.” In other words, if your company has been acquired or you’ve taken one public, investors are more inclined to take a bet on anything you do.<p>Boston -based serial entrepreneur David Cancel has sold not just one, but four companies. …

Dutch uni spinout gets $1.2M for its zero ink printing tech

Tocano, a spinout from Delft Technology University in the Netherlands which is working on an inkless printing technology, has closed a €1 million angel round to fund the next stage of its tech development and move a step closer to building its first commercial product.<p>The startup began as the …

Here’s how you can master AI & machine learning for just $39

With self-driving cars navigating the streets and smart assistants discovering our preferences for food and music, one thing is clear: We're living in the midst of an artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. What's more, these innovations are just the beginning, which means now is the ideal time …

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Stealing Wi-Fi Passwords with an Evil Twin Attack

While Wi-Fi networks can be set up by smart IT people, that doesn't mean the users of the network are similarly tech-savvy. We'll demonstrate how an …

10 Affordable Watches That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

It's all about keeping it simple.<p>You need to know what time it is. That's why, watches are one of the few truly universal accessories in menswear. And they alone can shift the feeling of any outfit. If you're in the market for something that looks sophisticated—but without the budget to support a …

Clothing

How you can train AI to convert design mockups into HTML and CSS

Currently, the largest barrier to automating front-end development is computing power. However, we can use current deep learning algorithms, along with synthesized training data, to start exploring artificial front-end automation right now.<p>In this post, we’ll teach a neural network how to code a …

Learning a new innovation language

We all in the middle of a re-orientation of our ways to undertake innovation as a process and in its design.The past belief that a product was your …

Innovation

10 awesome online courses that are on sale for $10 or less

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Looking for a way to impress your boss without …

10 Business Tips for Building a Multimillion-Dollar Company

Here's what you need to know if you want to start a business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you trying to start a business? In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel gives his 10 most important business tips you can use to start building a …

10 Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine learning practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data,” where …

Lawyaw uses AI to help lawyers draft documents faster

It’s no secret that much of the legal industry is build on reusable content. Most law firms have their own customized set of standard documents (like NDAs or Wills), but lawyers or associates still have to customize these documents by hand each time a client needs them drafted.<p>Lawyaw, part of YC’s …

Ben is a chatbot that lets you learn about and buy Bitcoin

It’s generally a given that whenever a new technology takes off people rush into the space to build everything under the sun, and eventually natural selection kicks in and only the truly useful remain. For example, chatbots became trendy last year and we quickly began seeing chatbots for weather, …

Brand Archetypes Help Manufacturers Connect With Ideal Customers

Whether it’s running shoes, lawn mowers, cosmetics, accounting services, or bulletproof glass — B2C and B2B brands must inspire their target …

Marketing

The Best Website Builder for Small Businesses

After researching 17 of the top website-building services and hosts, building 20 websites with seven of the most promising ones, and changing …

The Tel Aviv Tech Startups To Watch In 2018

It may be a small country, with a population of just 8.5 million, but on the global tech startup stage Israel is a giant, its status gaining strength on the back of successes like Fiverr, Wix and StoreDot. A report by Expert Market ranks Tel Aviv’s ‘Silicon Wadi’ number five in the global top …

Startups

A New Backpack Is Blowing Up On Kickstarter -- Here's Why

Backpacks are the divas of the luggage world. One might work as a daypack but won’t carry enough for a three-day business trip. Another is perfect for work but way too small or formal for the gym. I have a sleek pack that nicely fits one laptop but heaven forbid I need it to accommodate a water …

Backpacking

Tinyclues, the AI-driven campaign marketing solution, scores $18M Series B

Tinyclues, the French startup that offers an intelligent campaign marketing solution that uses AI to help push the right products to the right customers, has closed $18 million in Series B investment. Leading the round is EQT Ventures, with participation from existing backers Alven, Elaia Partners, …

Vectra raises $36M for its AI-based approach to cybersecurity intrusion detection

With the trend of growing cybercrime showing no indication of abating, a startup called Vectra that has built an artificial intelligence-based system called Cognito to detect cyberattacks and mobilise security systems to respond to them has raised $36 million to expand its R&D and business …

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

BlackRock is using robots to better predict the future of the economy

Economic data can be a double-edged sword for investors.<p>Sure, it serves an valuable input for traders deciding where to put their money, but it's also largely backwards-looking. So while it's undoubtedly useful, it's often up to investors to calibrate their own economic outlook.<p>BlackRock realizes …

12 Tools To Improve Branding, LinkedIn, and Video Marketing

Shares 201<p>The following is made up of 3 “Monday Tips” articles, each of which talks about 4 helpful tools and resources around a specific area of …

50 amazing tools for developers 2018

Best tools for developers: Quick links<p>Another year has ended and the tooling landscape has become simultaneously more exciting and more complex. …

Web Design