YPARD Rwanda- A Voice on Youth Engagement in Youth Employment

The Youth Employment Funders Group (YEFG) with funding from Citi Foundation has released a call for proposals to develop a white paper and roadmap that would provide a common understanding of youth engagement in the context of youth employment policies, programs and strategies. It will also include a roadmap for funders that outlines recommendations for … Read moreYPARD Rwanda- A Voice on Youth Engagement in Youth Employment

What’s different about hiring data scientists in 2020?

Michael Li Contributor   Tianhui Michael Li is founder of The Data Incubator, an eight-week fellowship to help PhDs and postdocs transition from academia into industry. Previously, he headed monetization data science at Foursquare and has worked at Google, Andreessen Horowitz, J.P. Morgan and D.E. Shaw. More posts by this contributor Five building blocks of … Read moreWhat’s different about hiring data scientists in 2020?

Madrona invests in $80M round for online document startup Coda, led by ex-Microsoft and YouTube director

Bay Area-based startup Coda raised a $80 million round led by Kleiner Perkins for its online document collaboration software. Founded in 2014 and led by Shishir Mehrotra, a former director at Microsoft and Google, Coda brings together documents, spreadsheets, and apps into one platform. It uses “building blocks,” templates, and customizable views, and also connects … Read moreMadrona invests in $80M round for online document startup Coda, led by ex-Microsoft and YouTube director

Founded in Seattle, fintech startup Routable raises $12M to streamline business payments

Routable CEO Omri Mor. Routable, a fintech startup with Seattle roots, came out of stealth mode this week and announced a $12 million Series A funding round. The 2-year-old company aims to address the pain points related to business invoices and payments by automating accounts payable and receivable processes. It is designed to involve finance, … Read moreFounded in Seattle, fintech startup Routable raises $12M to streamline business payments

Conversational analytics are about to change customer experiences forever

Evan Kohn Contributor   A digital marketing and customer experience leader, Evan Kohn is chief business officer at Pypestream, where he created PypePro, an AI onboarding methodology used by Fortune 500 firms. Companies have long relied on web analytics data like click rates, page views and session lengths to gain customer behavior insights.This method looks … Read moreConversational analytics are about to change customer experiences forever

IoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

Sunny Dhillon Contributor   Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongside consumer and enterprise software startups. More posts by this contributor From farm to phone: A paradigm shift in grocery An optimistic view of deepfakes Even as e-grocery usage … Read moreIoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era