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Experify Raises $4M Seed Round to Create Experiential Reviews as a Service Platform that Connects Prospective Buyers to Trusted, Authentic Product Owners

April 2022 EMERGING TECH Experify Raises $4M Seed Round to Create Experiential Reviews as a Service Platform that Connects Prospective Buyers to Trusted, Authentic Product Owners Experify, the first platform to enable a truly authentic product review experience by connecting prospective buyers with purchasers, closed a $4M seed round led by Vertex Ventures US, with the participation of Sonae Investment Management and the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund. In recent years, the rise of disingenuous influencers, hidden advertisements, and unverified purchasers have greatly undermined the credibility of online reviews. The $152B industry of fake reviews has caused people to need at least 10 reviews on average before they trust them, and for 68% of people to regularly question the authenticity of reviews. As a result, brands struggle to build trust with new and prospective customers, damaging their customer experience and ultimately leading to a loss of sales. Experify solves this problem by...
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Replai Announces Funding as it Pioneers New Software Category in Customizable, AI-based Video Intelligence

October 2021 EMERGING TECH Replai Announces Funding as it Pioneers New Software Category in Customizable, AI-based Video Intelligence $4.7 Million Seed Investment From Hoxton, Sonae IM, Lux Capital, Sequoia and Accel to drive Hyper-Growth Replai, the world’s first video-based creative insights platform, announced today it has raised $4.7 million in seed funding, bringing its total funding to $6 million. Replai provides custom computer vision and AI technology to any company that uses video online. The round was led by Hoxton along with Sonae IM, Lux Capital, Sequoia and Accel and includes expanded participation from existing investors. Replai’s funding came from renowned investors and proven tech entrepreneurs who have fueled and built some of today’s most celebrated tech unicorns such as WhatsApp, Unbabel, Anchorage and Jellysmack. Replai has already reached more than $2.5 billion in video spend through its platform. The company will use the funds to expand its product suite,...
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Bright Pixel, promoted by Sonae IM, joined Reckon.ai’s Seed Round Funding

September 2021 EMERGING TECH Bright Pixel, promoted by Sonae IM, joined Reckon.ai's Seed Round Funding Portuguese Reckon raises 1.5M€ to democratize autonomous stores in Europe and Middle East The solution will use 5G to improve efficiency and flexibility and lower latency for faster and more agile processes. Autonomous stores are not a distant reality anymore and Reckon wants to become the leading supplier of European retailers. The Porto-based retail tech startup raised a €1.5m seed round led by Armilar Venture Partners and Portugal Ventures. Armilar is investing through its NOS 5G Fund, which was set to support startups in adopting the fifth generation of mobile communications, and launched by NOS, the largest telco company in the country. Existing investor Bright Pixel and new investors Wisenext and Dominique Locher (Business Angel from Switzerland) also participated in the round. With the new funding, Reckon is looking to establish a strong presence in...
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Sonae IM’s Bright Pixel took part in a 2 million euro Funding Round raised by TAIKAI

September 2021 EMERGING TECH Sonae IM’s Bright Pixel took part in a 2 million euro Funding Round raised by TAIKAI The Portuguese blockchain-based open innovation platform TAIKAI raised €2m in a funding round led by FinLab EOS VC Fund. Existing investor Bright Pixel and new investor Portugal Ventures also participated in the round. The investment is a strategic move for the German VC Fund managed by C3 Management GmbH, since TAIKAI uses EOSIO, the leading open-source software originated by Block.one. The new funding will fuel international expansion in Europe and Brazil and the development of hiring solutions for companies and startups. The Portugal-based startup caught the C3 Management attention due to the use of their technology, but also to their potential of disrupting the hiring processes across the world. Founded in 2018, TAIKAI started as an open innovation platform, helping Portuguese companies reach new solutions and products through challenges to...
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