• VentureBeat is hiring an AI reporter

    We’re looking for an experienced reporter to help lead our coverage of artificial intelligence. As startups and big corporations invest money and talent into AI, VentureBeat aims to cover both the broad ways AI will change life as we know it and the technical infrastructure underpinning it. As VentureBeat’s AI reporter, you’ll help define our daily coverage of AI […]

  • How to tell when a SaaS startup is ready for IPO

    If you’re a founder, early employee, or investor of a growing SaaS startup, chances are that the word “Exit” has crossed your mind. Generally, you have two options: get acquired or go public. While the former has long been a viable option, the public market for SaaS businesses is relatively new. Salesforce.com was the first of its ilk to go public (in June 2004); the stock priced 30 percent above the initial filing range and ended its first day of trading up 56 percent. That success demarcated...

  • Netmarble Games raises $2.3 billion in South Korea’s second-biggest IPO

    Netmarble Games, South Korea's largest mobile games maker, has raised $2.3 billion in the country's second-biggest share sale, just weeks after one of its domestic-only titles sold so well it was named the world's best-selling mobile game.

  • As Europe’s startup scene explodes, a continent goes tech conference crazy

    Even as Benjamin Costantini was helping organize the 2014 edition of the LeWeb conference in Paris, he had a hunch this was going to be the last edition of what had been one of Europe's largest and most important tech events for more than a decade. Conferences tend to have a natural lifespan, and LeWeb had run its course.

  • Nvidia identifies the top 5 AI startups for social impact

    Nvidia is on a quest to find the best “social impact” artificial intelligence startups as part a program called Nvidia Inception, which is screening more than 600 entrants to cull the best AI startups in three big categories. We wrote about the first four candidates for the hottest emerging startup on Friday and the five most-disruptive startups on […]

  • Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain

    GUEST: We can get rid of bad bosses once and for all. At least that’s the promise of a radically new type of organization based on blockchain technology. It’s called a Decentralized Autonomous Organization and it has no CEO, CFO, or VPs. In fact, there’s no hierarchy at all. Of course, any time you bring people […]

  • Nvidia selects 5 most-disruptive AI startups

    Nvidia is on a quest to find the most disruptive artificial intelligence startups. This quest is part of a larger contest dubbed Nvidia Inception, which is screening more than 600 entrants to cull the best AI startups in three big categories. We wrote about the first four candidates for the hottest emerging startup on Friday. And […]

  • Facebook’s Friends is VR’s killer app

    I’m standing on a beach at sunset, drawing a sword much in the same way I would with Google’s Tilt Brush. To the side of me, UploadVR's David Jagneaux is writing his name in the air, talking to colleague Ian Hamilton, who is phoning in from outside of VR with the Facebook Messenger app. Meanwhile, I’m talking to my girlfriend, who’s in the same room as me but also looking into VR through her smartphone screen. I take a selfie of the scene with one hand as I draw a blue mustache on my face with...

  • The reality of M&A for augmented and virtual reality

    GUEST: Despite Facebook’s blockbuster $3 billion Oculus acquisition in 2014, augmented and virtual reality has been too early stage for large scale mergers and acquisitions (M&A) so far. But that’s set to change in the next year to 18 months, so let’s look at what could drive M&A deals going forward. Where Digi-Capital’s Augmented/Virtual Reality Report […]

  • What happens when the Trump administration ignores AI

    There’s been a lot of talk recently about Donald Trump’s lack of concern with artificial intelligence. Trump has ignored mentioning AI in any economic context, instead focusing on protecting American workers from foreign competition. Tactical decisions like this, in my opinion, could have far-reaching negative consequences for American innovation and the American economy in the long run. Here are a few reasons why Trump’s stance is troubling:

  • The Audi Allroad has one surprising new feature for the tech crowd

    The 2017 Audi A4 Allroad talks to you. And it has something important to say. During my recent test, the car sensed when my iPhone was still connected to the USB port. A voice reminded me to take my phone with me. Admittedly, it’s a minor feature on a car that is equipped with multiple […]

  • Facebook M is now becoming a digital butler

    GUEST: Facebook just moved even closer to the center of your digital ecosystem with the roll-out of a smarter, more connected version of its proprietary AI assistant, M. Speaking at this week’s Facebook F8 conference, the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and head of Messenger, David Marcus, announced plans to turn Messenger into a sort of […]