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But the president’s abject debate performance and defiance in the aftermath have badly weakened his standing in a party already unenthusiastic about his campaign. Any slip ups or confusion would rip off the fragile patch Biden has fixed on the dam of Democratic Party support. Biden needs one of his classic comebacks more than everStill, it’s too early to count Biden out. “We concluded that Joe Biden is old; we found out, and the polling came back that he’s old,” Fetterman told CNN. Many of the CBC’s members are in solid blue districts and may be under less pressure than frontline Democrats who have criticized the president’s debate performance.
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Spatial intelligence allows robots to navigate and interact with their environment more efficiently, which means that robots can perform more complex tasks with higher precision and adaptability. AdvertisementEven so, investors say that spatial intelligence represents a quantum leap for the robotics industry, a space already benefiting from an AI boom. Lior Susan, CEO and founder of Eclipse Ventures, is betting that the difficulty of building AI with spatial intelligence will yield bigger returns in the future. "You see this boom of generative AI startups that are actually buying a lot of compute that do not have a business model yet," Susan said. Big tech is rolling in, tooBigger tech companies are also gearing up to compete in robotics' spatial intelligence race—both as builders and investors.
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On the upside, you get the best view in the house for the most famous tennis tournament in the world. The Royal Box at Wimbledon is an unending source of fascination for people ostensibly tuning in to watch some top-class sport. Guardiola and Williamson acknowledged the crowd, as is traditional in the Royal Box on middle Saturday. You get drinks on arrival, served on the balcony behind Centre Court, which overlooks some of the smaller courts. The invitation reads: ‘The Chairman and Committee of Management of The Championships request the pleasure of the company of [insert name] & Guest in the Royal Box on [insert date].
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Some venture capitalists are trying to change the equation and are backing minority founders to help them scale their companies and create jobs within their communities. The largest cities that lack any LGBTQ+ founders are Orlando, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Birmingham, Alabama. One organization trying such solutions is Chasing Rainbows, a venture capital fund that works with LGBTQ+ founders to connect them with capital. Stokes said the LGBTQ+ community historically has experienced some form of discrimination when trying to access these types of services. An angel investor himself, Stokes founded Chasing Rainbows in 2021 after recognizing that underrepresented founders are seen as riskier investments.
Persons: Charlotte ,, Brian Richardson, Richardson, Ben Stokes, Stokes, outsized, Bill No Organizations: Gallup, CNBC, StartOut, University of California Locations: StartOut's State, San Francisco , New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Austin , Texas, Orlando , Florida, Charlotte, Charlotte , North Carolina, Birmingham , Alabama, Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Massachusetts, New York, California, Berkeley
But, not all AI startups are created equal. AdvertisementBusiness Insider surveyed nine VCs who invest in AI startups at firms like Bain Capital Ventures, Flybridge, and Sapphire Ventures. Startups building AI's "picks and shovels" are a better bet than yet another LLMStep aside, OpenAI and Anthropic. In contrast, unstructured data encompasses various formats such as text documents, images, audio files, emails, social media posts, and videos. Some AI investors say they're shying away from point solutions—think online payment processing or project management—in favor of full-stack solutions.
Persons: , Harvey, Navin Chaddha, Chip Hazard, they're, Kahini Shah, there's, Rak Garg, Garg, Shah, Lauri Moore, Moore, Chaddha, Capital's Moore, she's Organizations: Service, Accel, Business, Bain Capital Ventures, Flybridge, Sapphire Ventures, Google, Meta, Mayfield Fund, Flybridge Capital Partners, Obvious, Investors, Obvious Ventures, Foundation, Dig Ventures Locations: Mayfield, Hazard, Flybridge
CNN —If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Or if you’re Amy Yang, try 75 times to win your first major – ending an almost two-decades wait – after the South Korean golfer survived a late scare to win the Women’s PGA Championship in Washington on Sunday. In 74 prior major starts, she had finished inside the top-10 on 21 outings, and twice as a runner-up at the US Women’s Open in 2012 and 2015. Stanford is the sole player to have waited longer for their first major than Yang, and only just: the American triumphed on her 76th attempt. “At one point I thought, ‘Will I ever win a major championship before I retire?’” Yang said.
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Read previewSix months after OpenAI announced GPTs, developers are getting creative when it comes to making money with their applications. To some, the GPT Store drew comparisons to the early days of the App Store, Apple's marketplace for mobile applications that debuted in 2008 and ushered in the smart phone era and "app economy." However, multiple GPT developers walked Business Insider through how they're making money with their apps while waiting for formal monetization plans to become available. Advertisement"I think it will be good when OpenAI comes up with monetization integrated in the GPT Store," developer Vicente Silveira told Business Insider in an interview. Our bet is that the GPT Store will be the best way right now to position yourself to create."
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Zing Coach is a fitness platform that uses AI to create personalized fitness and wellness plans. The startup just raised $10 million in Series A funding from Zubr Capital and Triple Point Capital. BI got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Zing Coach used to raise funding. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Wellness and fitness startup Zing Coach just raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Zubr Capital and Triple Point Capital.
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But comments like these are par for the course at Socially Inept, a comedy show hosted by former tech employees who make the audience — which is largely made up of tech workers themselves — the material. Socially Inept was founded by Jesse Warren and Austin Nasso, two former Big Tech employees. AdvertisementNasso, Oster, and Warren met through Seattle's comedy scene when Nasso and Warren worked Big Tech jobs in the city. It makes it seem like you're in on the joke, even when you're also kind of the butt of the joke. And for the most part, it seemed like tech workers in the audience were very self-aware and took their roasts in stride.
Persons: , She's, Peter Jay Sharp, Jesse Warren, Austin Nasso, Nikita Oster, Boston —, Nasso, Oster, Warren, Masha Oster, — Warren, Justin Bieber, James Franco, Tom Brady, revel, they're Organizations: Service, Business, Flatiron District, Union Square Ventures, Google, Big Tech, Boston, Microsoft, SpaceX, Valley Bank, Army, eBay, Tech Locations: New York, Hudson, Manhattan, San Francisco , LA, Miami, Seattle, LA, hurtfulness
How an Artist Became the Queen of Baltimore
  + stars: | 2024-06-13 | by ( Aruna D Souza | )   time to read: +1 min
Joyce J. Scott is not an easy woman to interview. It’s not that she is reticent. It’s just hard to get a word in edgewise because practically every person we passed during our day together in Baltimore stopped to talk to her, shouting out “The Queen!” or “Mama Joyce!” whenever we entered one of her local haunts. “It might not be an exaggeration to say she’s the defining artist of Baltimore,” said Lowery Stokes Sims, her longtime friend and curator of her work, in a recent phone call. “She was born here, raised here, went to school here, went out into the world but always had this place as a base — she never left.”
Persons: Joyce J, Scott, It’s, , Mama Joyce, , Lowery Stokes Sims Locations: Baltimore,
Most of those efforts failed, but they have fueled harmful rhetoric around drag performers and the art form itself. Barbara Alper/Getty ImagesDrag has become increasingly visible in recent years through mainstream shows like “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and popular public events such as drag brunches, drag bingo and drag queen story hours, in which drag performers read children’s books to young audiences, often at libraries. Pickle reads from a book during the Drag Queen Story Hour program at a Los Angeles library in 2019. These lawmakers falsely claim that drag performers “groom” or sexualize children, of which there is also no evidence. It’s why Alaska Thunderf**k, the blonde bouffanted winner of the second season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” first got into drag – to make art that wasn’t bound by rules.
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“These were the images that were easy for the art world to engage with. Akinkugbe hopes the exhibition shows the "sprawling" nature of Black figurative art. Courtesy Opera GalleryWhile public and institutional interest in Black art has been increasing steadily since 2008, attention and engagement is often inextricably linked to the news cycle. “I do think that in the art world, there was a huge reaction to 2020. “I think it could broaden someone’s idea of what Black art is.
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download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. The startup, Superlegal, just raised $5 million in seed funding in a round led by Israeli VC funds Aleph and Disruptive AI. The startup says it has the only AI licensed to practice law in the US. One such startup, Robin AI, raised a Series B funding round earlier this year for its gen AI-powered contract drafting and review technology. Here's a look at the 14-slide pitch deck Superlegal used to raise its $5 million seed round.
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The startup just raised a $60 million Series B funding round. We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck the startup used to raise its new round of funding. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest on the culture & business of sustainability — delivered weekly to your inbox. The startup Arbol just raised $60 million in Series B funding. Giant Ventures and Opera Tech Ventures co-led the round, with Mubadala Capital also participating in the fundraise.
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Crosby Health just raised $2.2 million in seed funding led by Amplo Ventures. The startup is building a large language model to help providers track insurance appeals. We got an exclusive look at the eight-slide pitch deck the startup used to raise its seed round. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Crosby Health, an AI startup building a clinical, large language model to help healthcare providers track insurance appeals, recently announced it raised $2.2 million in seed funding led by Amplo Ventures.
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Hannah Dodd joins season three of "Bridgerton" as Francesca Bridgerton, previously played by Ruby Stokes. Dodd told Business Insider that she auditioned to play Daphne Bridgerton on season one. AdvertisementFor "Bridgerton" star Hannah Dodd, it was only a matter of time before she ended up on the hit Regency-era drama. Dodd makes her debut as Francesca Bridgerton (formerly played by Ruby Stokes) on season three of "Bridgerton," released on Thursday. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Hannah Dodd, Francesca Bridgerton, Ruby Stokes, Dodd, Daphne Bridgerton, Organizations: Service, Business
Apriora's tech uses conversational AI to conduct job interviews. The startup, which just graduated from Y Combinator, raised a $2.8 million seed round. We got an exclusive look at the presentation Apriora used to raise its seed funding. AdvertisementJob seekers are already using ChatGPT to prepare for job interviews, and one startup is working to even the playing field by bringing AI tools to hiring managers. Apriora, a startup that uses conversational AI to conduct job interviews, just announced its $2.8 million seed funding round led by 1984 Ventures.
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Over the course of 20 years, Anne Dwane has made a name for herself as a successful entrepreneur and executive. For Dwane, her career as a startup founder and operator helped her find success as an early-stage investor. Dwane left Monster in 2008 to become the CEO of Zinch, an edtech startup that helped colleges recruit and students find programs and scholarships. With the guidance of a mentor, Chegg's CEO Dan Rosensweig, the experience also helped her understand that her superpower lay in helping early-stage companies grow. Village Global is an early-stage fund that leads seed and pre-seed funding rounds.
Persons: Anne Dwane, she's, Reid Hoffman, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Dwane, I've, Chegg, Dan Rosensweig Organizations: Monster Worldwide, Business, Village, Georgetown University, Harvard Business School, Research, Monster, Accelerator Fund, Brightside, Airbase Locations: Palo Alto , California, Chegg
Behind most startup founders is an early-stage investor who saw their potential, nurtured their ambition, and backed their ideas. The end of a record bull run in tech rebooted the startup landscape, and now early-stage investors are embracing the change. Founders have gone back to basics, staying lean and mean from the start and harnessing tailwinds of the artificial intelligence boom. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now.
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Early-stage investing is a delicate dance. It demands an understanding of markets, a knack for recognizing potential, and sheer tenacity to weather the cyclical storms of the startup world. Now in its fourth year, our Seed 40 list illuminates the women who have mastered this craft. They are on the front lines, locking arms with visionary founders to transform ideas into full-fledged businesses, often putting money and support behind those builders before others see the opportunity. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
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Christine Wilson from Massachusetts won her second $1 million lottery prize within 10 weeks. AdvertisementA woman has claimed her second $1 million lottery prize within 10 weeks, playing the Massachusetts State Lottery. Wilson's first $1 million prize was from Dubs's Discount Liquors, also in Mansfield. New Jersey native Evelyn Adams also won the lottery twice — in 1985 and 1986, earning her a total of $5.4 million. The odds of winning the lottery twice are 283 billion to one, according to UK National Lottery operator Camelot.
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The past few years have been tough for edtech companies. In recent months, multiple edtech startups have raised fresh funding rounds while specifically touting AI as a core part of their business model. These deals could signal that AI is ushering in a new era for edtech companies, and VCs who invest in the space are excited about the renaissance. And Ednition, also one of Donnelly's portfolio companies, provides an infrastructure-as-a-service platform for other edtech companies to improve the data that goes into their AI models. That's why it's so important to invest in ed-tech AI startups that help people rethink how they interact with technology and learn new skills necessary to successfully enter the workforce, he said.
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Steve Bowsher, In-Q-TelSteve Bowsher, president and CEO of In-Q-Tel. He made an early bet on Palantir, blowing the doors open for Silicon Valley techies to go after federal contracts. The son of a federal employee who grew up devouring spy novels, Bowsher has always been interested in the work of the government but actually cut his teeth in Silicon Valley. After graduating from Stanford, he worked for three startups and spent eight years at venture fund InterWest Partners. By combining Silicon Valley's swashbuckling ethos with a government agency's mission-driven mentality, Bowsher has helped shepherd some of the biggest defense tech success stories of the past two decades.
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The startup, Read AI, closed a $21 million Series A funding round in April. Goodwater Capital led the round, with participation from existing investor Madrona Venture Group, which led the startup's $10 million seed round in 2021. David Shin, who co-founded Read AI alongside Robert Williams and Elliott Waldron, told Business Insider that the generative AI boom over the last year has supercharged what the startup can offer clients. Read AI offers multiple pricing plans, including a basic, free version for individual users as well as enterprise and enterprise plus accounts that cost $22.50 and $29.75 a month per user, respectively. Check out the 23-slide presentation Read AI used to raise $21 million in Series A funding.
Persons: David Shin, Robert Williams, Elliott Waldron, Read Organizations: Goodwater Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Business, Microsoft, Google, Read, Bloomberg Locations: Seattle
VCs are hungry to back vector database startups and other behind-the-scenes tech that improves AI. Vector databases store and structure data that LLMs can then pull from. Business Insider has idenfied seven vector database startups that have been early winners. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Vector databases capture and store the essence of a particular piece of data that a machine-learning program or LLM can then pull from.
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