Ideamotive Weekly Digest #2 By Ideamotive

Jul 51 min read

Patrycja Mach

Marketing Automation Specialist at Ideamotive.

startup-news

Ready for the next collection of the best news about startups and technology? This time you’ll read about the newest Raspberry Pi 4 and Google’s robots.txt parser. Enjoy!


  1. Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot
  • Founders of Mailbox are back with their second product: Navigator.
  • The AI-enabled assistant was created to enable more efficient work and communication.
  • Thanks to raising $12 million in Series A funding the tool has been beta testing within 50 organizations.
  • The main goal is to stop losing time for inefficient and unprofitable meetings.
  • The bot learns the topic and helps participants during the meeting by organizing information.


2. Raspberry Pi 4 Launches With More Powerful Processor and 4K Video

  • The Raspberry Pi foundation launched the Raspberry Pi 4.
  • The device has a new, powerful processor, the Broadcom BCM2711 and 4K video output.
  • Two USB 2.0 ports are replaced with USB 3.0.
  • The version comes with 1GB, 2GB or 4GB RAM.


3. Texas Monthly Venture Report: The State’s Most Active Investors And Other Star-Spangled News

  • 83% of the top 12 active investors in Texas are actually based in this state.
  • Telehealth startup Remedy had raised $10 million in Series A.
  • RV rental marketplace Outdoorsy, located in Austin, saw 400% growth.
  • Accelerator Capital Factory launched a podcast highlighting startups and investors in Texas.


4. Antwerp-based startup APICBASE receives €1.5M from Collibra-backer, aims expansion in cloud-based food management market

  • APICBASE raised € 1.5 million in an investment round by Newion.
  • Their food management platform, which helps with automatization and optimization.
  • The company’s goal is to support kitchen teams, marketing, sales and management.
  • The startup launched a specifically designed photo studio that has met with success.


5. Google’s robots.txt parser is now open source

  • Google announced that they open sourced the C++ library, used for parsing robots.txt files.
  • Some parts of the code were written in the ’90s.
  • They included a testing tool for testing rules.
  • The code is available in their GitHub repository.

Patrycja Mach

Marketing Automation Specialist at Ideamotive.

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