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Is Your Chart a Detective Story? Or a Police Report?

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Every data visualization is a story, a plot to be unraveled—but some are more approachable than others.

Supermetrics raises €40M to bring all your marketing data together

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Supermetrics, the data management and analysis tool for marketers, has raised €40 million in new funding. Leading the round is Highland Europe, with participation from IVP, while the injection of capital will be used by the profitable Finland-based company for further expansion, including bringing data warehousing to the marketing sector. Founded in in 2013 by Mikael Thuneberg, Supermetrics is a SaaS that helps marketers compile data in a “ready-to-use format” that is compatible with their data crunching and reporting tool(s) of choice.

Here are the 98 companies from Y Combinator’s Summer 2020 Demo Day 1

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Today was part one of Y Combinator’s two-parter Summer 2020 Demo Day, where nearly 100 companies debuted their efforts to the world for the first time. The Summer 2020 batch of companies was the first fully remote YC cohort, with the ongoing pandemic leading the accelerator to take its program entirely virtual. But it was actually YC’s second virtual demo day; as the severity of the pandemic became more clear back in March, YC moved the Demo Day portion of its Winter 2020 class to virtual at the last minute.

Sutter Hill strikes ice-cold, $2.5B pre-market return with Snowflake’s IPO filing

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Today is the day for huge VC returns. We talked a bit about Sequoia’s coming huge win with the IPO of game engine Unity this morning. Now, Sequoia might actually have the second largest return among companies filing to go public with the SEC today. Sequoia strikes gold with Unity’s IPO filing Snowflake filed its S-1 this afternoon, and it looks like Sutter Hill is going to make bank.

A quick peek at Snowflake’s IPO filing

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Snowflake filed to go public today joining a bushel of companies making their S-1 documents public today. TechCrunch has a longer digest of all the IPO filings coming soon, but we could not wait to get into the Snowflake numbers given the huge anticipation that the company has generated in recent quarters. Why? Because the cloud data warehouse company has been on a fundraising tear in recent years, including a $450 million Series F in late 2018 and a $479 million Series G in February of this year.

The Future of Fintech: AI & Blockchain

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Sweeping global regulations, the growing penetration of digital devices, and a slew of investor interest are catapulting the fintech industry to new highs. Of the many emerging technologies poised to transform financial services, two of the most promising and mature are artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. 74% of banking executives believe AI will transform their industry completely, and 46% of global financial services employees expect blockchain to improve transparency and data management.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Financial Services Industry Overview in 2020: Trends, Statistics & AnalysisChinese regulators estimate that their P2P lending crackdown resulted in $115 billion in losses for investorsMonzo and Starling took the top spots in a study of customers' likelihood to recommend their bank

Traders betting against Tesla are down more than $25 billion this year amid the stock’s record-breaking rally (TSLA)

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Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images Traders betting against Tesla are down $25.4 billion in mark-to-market losses, according to data from financial-analytics firm S3 partners.  The short-seller losses come amid a blistering rally that's sent the automaker's shares to multiple record highs, up roughly 390% this year.  Still, short-sellers are holding on — Tesla is still the top short in the US market, with $21.3 billion in dollars bet against the company, according to Ihor Dusaniwsky, managing partner of predictive analytics at S3.  Watch Tesla trade live on Markets Insider.  Read more on Business Insider.  Traders betting against Tesla stock have racked up billions in losses amid the stock's epic rally this year.  Short-sellers with positions against Tesla are down $25.4 billion in year-to-date net-of-financing mark-to-market losses, according to Friday data from financial-analytics firm S3 Partners.

As the pandemic creates supply chain chaos, Craft raises $10M to apply some intelligence

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During the COVID-19 pandemic supply chains have suddenly become hot. Who knew that would ever happen? The race to secure PPE, ventilators, minor things like food, was and still is, an enormous issue. But perhaps, predictably, the world of ‘supply chain software’ could use some updating. Most of the platforms are deployed ‘empty’ and require the client to populate them with their own data or ‘bring their own data’.

The Future of Fintech: AI & Blockchain

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Sweeping global regulations, the growing penetration of digital devices, and a slew of investor interest are catapulting the fintech industry to new highs. Of the many emerging technologies poised to transform financial services, two of the most promising and mature are artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. 74% of banking executives believe AI will transform their industry completely, and 46% of global financial services employees expect blockchain to improve transparency and data management.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Vertafore is set to be acquired due to its revenue-generating model and value-added solutionscred.ai debuted a banking platform and credit card to help newcomers grow their creditCash App is testing out small consumer loans

The Future of Fintech: AI & Blockchain

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Sweeping global regulations, the growing penetration of digital devices, and a slew of investor interest are catapulting the fintech industry to new highs. Of the many emerging technologies poised to transform financial services, two of the most promising and mature are artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. 74% of banking executives believe AI will transform their industry completely, and 46% of global financial services employees expect blockchain to improve transparency and data management.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Facebook created a new team dedicated to its payments and commerce initiativesInsurtech Majesco to be acquired by equity firm Thoma BravoThe PPP closed to new applications with over $130 billion in unclaimed funds
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