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This mother and daughter team with no computer-science background left $350,000-a-year-combined jobs to launch a startup and couldn't be happier

Mother and daughter team, Ashlee Ammons (left) and Kerry Schrader, Mixtroz foundersMixtroz The founders of the hot Birmingham, Alabama, startup Mixtroz had the deck stacked against them when they quit their high-paying jobs to found their event-tech startup. The mother-and-daughter team, two black women who had successful careers on their own, knew nothing about tech. […]

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Facebook chief AI scientist joins $4.5 million round for algorithmic music startup Antescofo

Paris-based Antescofo announced it has raised $ 4.5 million of venture capital, a round that includes backing from Facebook’s chief AI scientist Yann Le Cun. The artificial intelligence company is known for its classical music lesson mobile app Metronaut. Other investors in the round include venture firms Daphni and OneRagTime, plus angel investors Nobuyuki Idei, […]

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Driverless vehicle startup Nuro begins delivering groceries to Kroger customers in Arizona

(Reuters) — U.S. supermarket chain Kroger said on Tuesday it has started using unmanned autonomous vehicles to deliver groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona in partnership with Silicon Valley startup Nuro. The delivery service follows a pilot program started by the companies in Scottsdale in August and involved Nuro’s R1, a custom unmanned vehicle. The R1 uses public […]