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Medical Drone Delivery Startup Zipline Raises $190 Million In Funding
Healthcare drone delivery startup Zipline has raised $190 million in a new round of funding, taking its valuation to over $1 billion. The new funding will be used to further expand its reach across Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Zipline operates autonomous drones across remote areas that are hard to reach by road, airlifting medicines during emergencies.
Ping An’s OneConnect Gears up for Hong Kong IPO
Despite a challenging market for unicorns, Ping An’s fintech unit, OneConnect, has tapped several banks for a potential $1 billion IPO. According to Reuters, OneConnect has hired Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley to work on its public offering in Hong Kong. The company is looking to list as early as September and may file with the Hong Kong
Tencent Begins Trials on Its AI-Powered Parkinsons Diagnosis Program
AI, Healthtech
Prompted by the Chinese government, internet giant Tencent is starting to make waves in the healthtech scene. According to The Financial Times, the Shenzhen-based conglomerate has begun trials on an artificial intelligence program designed to diagnose Parkinson’s disease. The trial takes place at Dementech Neurosciences, a private mental health clinic in London, and the program was built in partnership with
StartmeupHK Festival 2019 - Healthtech O2O Summit Highlight Video
Video, Healthtech
NexChange hosted Healthtech O2O as a Core Event at the 2019 StartmeupHK Festival and here are some quick highlights:
Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare – What Would That Look Like?
AI, Healthtech
There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence, or AI, is making its mark on several industries. Although the public is fascinated by AI’s numerous possibilities in entertaining and gaming, more urgent AI applications can be found in the health care industry. What follows is an overview of several ways AI can be applied to health care, emphasizing its role in predicting
Male And Female Entrepreneurs In Startups
Men still dominate the UK startup landscape, with 80.6% of companies launched between 2000-2018 being founded by men ernestoeslava / Pixabay It’s safe to say that the UK’s startup scene has always been largely a Y-chromosome dominated space. Over the past few years, the UK government and independent bodies have increasingly made efforts to level the playing fields between male
Top 10 Best Startup Cities In The World: Check Them Out
rawpixel / Pixabay Startups have been mushrooming in hundreds of cities around the world. But some cities have the right conditions and regulations to attract entrepreneurial talent and help them flourish. Entrepreneurs want to be in cities that offer a supportive environment for innovation. Silicon Valley in California remains one of the world’s biggest startup hubs. But some other cities have
EmTech Asia Explores Tech’s Impact on Life and the World Around Us
Organized by the MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, the sixth annual EmTech Asia conference opened its doors at the Marina Bay Sands last month and drew a crowd of over 700 participants from over 30 countries. Taglined “Discover the Emerging Technologies that will Change the World”, EmTech Asia 2019 attendees heard from 50 of the world’s most influential
This AI-Powered Gadget Can Translate Thoughts Into Speech
AI, Healthtech
Image source: Pixabay Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more powerful and enjoys greater applications in various scientific disciplines. Now researchers from Columbia University came up an idea for an AI-powered gadget which can translate thoughts into speech. Not only is this a great invention, but it can help people who are unable to speak. “Our voices help connect us to
Fitbit Charge 3 Blank/Black Display Issue: Try These Workarounds
Healthtech
Image Source: Chris Kerber/Twitter (screenshot) The Fitbit Charge 3 is possibly among the best fitness trackers around, but it is not without issues. And, the latest problem that many are complaining about is the device not working properly or the screen going blank/black. Fitbit Charge 3 blank screen issue – what’s happening? Users affected by the Fitbit Charge 3 blank