Save the planet #2 – 4 start-ups serving the water crisis

Our world today is way different than the one we had a decade ago : turning the water off when brushing your teeth is not sufficient anymore. Our needs of drinking water are considerably greater than the disposable quantity we have today. By 2025, according to the United Nations’ data, almost two thirds of the… Read More

Technology in sport #1 : Bigger, faster … safer ?

“Citius, altius, fortius”, or “faster, higher, stronger” as the Olympic motto goes. As humans continue to push the limits of physical performance, how are emerging technologies playing a role ? Do AI and Big Data hold the key to continuing the trend ? We’ve been playing sports for a long time and yet, somehow, the… Read More

“Ornikar”, “En voiture Simone”… the multiplication of online driving schools startups

Since 2013, many startups of online driving schools have been created, testifying a will to ride the wave of the thriving market of obtaining a driving licence. With knock-down prices and transition to fully digital, these companies intend to change the way of teaching driving. Five startups of driving schools online came out, in France,… Read More

Test your fertility at low prices thanks to Modern Fertility

The US startup Modern Fertility just garnered $ 6 million through a round of investments led by Maveron and UN Venture. The company specializing in women’s health offers affordable hormone testing to assess fertility directly at home. The CBC’s Journalism Lab [RAD] recently reported that egg freezing is one of many solutions to women’s concerns… Read More

Suki raises $15M to create a voice assistant for doctors

The teams behind Suki, a future voice assistant for doctors, just raised a 15M funding round. Helping doctors take notes, complete medical records or prescriptions : some of the tasks Suki should be able to do as a voice assistant for doctors. The startup just closed a $15M funding round led by Venrock (which already… Read More

Castbox raises $13.5 million and dables in original programming

Castbox, a technology-fueled podcast app announced the close of a $13.5 million Series B funding with the new goal of reaching 2 million daily users on the platform. There are dozens, if not hundreds, podcast apps available today. Castbox is one of them. Founded by a former Google employee, Wang Xiaoyu, the startup just closed… Read More