AfroTech Conference heads to Austin for first in-person event since 2019

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The AfroTech Conference, one of the nation’s most prominent Black tech gatherings, will touch down in Austin on November 13 for its first in-person event since 2019. The event is put on annually by the publication AfroTech, with this year’s theme being web3. High-profile speakers for the conference include NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, billionaire Mark…

Rephrase.ai lands fresh investment to grow its synthetic media platform

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Rephrase.ai, a self-described synthetic media production platform, today announced that it raised $10.6 million in a Series A round co-led by Silver Lake and Red Ventures with participation from 8VC. CEO Ashray Malhotra says that the plan is to put the new cash toward expanding headcount with a particular focus on Rephrase’s engineering, data science,…

Nyshex lands a fresh $25M to match shippers with ocean carriers

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The New York Shipping Exchange (Nyshex), a platform that connects shippers with ocean carriers, today announced that it raised $25 million in a Series B funding round led by Collate Capital with participation from Blumberg Capital, Goldman Sachs, and NewRoad Capital. The infusion brings the company’s total raised to $69 million, which CEO Gordon Downes…

Qloo raises cash to expand its AI-driven recommendation API

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Policymakers have been cracking down on platforms that collect consumer data, implementing rules that require companies to be transparent about the details they gather and use for commercial purposes. For example, last year, Virginia passed the Colorado Data Protection Act, which requires businesses to obtain consent before processing sensitive information, disclose when the information will…