Article: Streamlit nabs $35M Series B to expand machine learning platform

Open Software, Open Source

Streamlit nabs $35M Series B to expand machine learning platform

As a company founded by data scientists, Streamlit may be in a unique position to develop tooling to help companies build machine learning applications. For starters, it developed an open-source project, but today the startup announced an expanded beta of a new commercial offering and $35 million in Series B funding.

Sequoia led the investment with help from previous investors Gradient Ventures and GGV Capital. Today’s round brings the total raised to $62 million, according to the company.

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Article: LendInvest Teams Up with Credit Kudos to Improve Underwriting Process via Open Banking

Money, Open Governance

LendInvest Teams Up with Credit Kudos to Improve Underwriting Process via Open Banking

LendInvest has teamed up with Credit Kudos in order to improve the underwriting process via Open Banking. Through the partnership, LendInvest and Credit Kudos will aim to provide brokers and clients a more accessible and secure service. The initiative also aims to enable LendInvest with making more informed lending-related decisions with the help of Open Banking insights.

LendInvest is a technology-focused property finance Fintech specialized in providing property developers a more intuitive and flexible way to gain access to commercial property finance.

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Article: Interview: Former CIA Officer Robert Steele Discusses Why We Need an Open Source Revolution

Open Source

Interview: Former CIA Officer Robert Steele Discusses Why We Need an Open Source Revolution

Robert Steele is an internationally acclaimed intelligence author-practitioner with 30 years of service in intelligence. He is a former CIA case officer, Marine Corps infantry officer, and co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity.

He is the founder of Open Source Solutions Network, Inc. and the CEO of Earth Intelligence Network. Recently, he spoke with Futurism Contributor Daniel Araya about intelligence, open source, and the best form of governance. 

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Article: Owning Is the New Sharing

Access, Open Decision-Support, Open Source

Owning Is the New Sharing

One chilly morning last winter, I reconnected with an old friend, Joel Dietz, on a video chat. We hadn’t seen each other for years, and we’d each had several starts and stops in our lives since.

He began telling me about his latest undertaking, Evergreen, a digital currency system that he described as “organic” and “without additives.” I was doing all I could to understand it, and he was struggling to fund it in a way that suited his vision. He needed money, and quickly, but he didn’t want to sabotage his ideals in the process.

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