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CreateSafe, the company behind Grimes’ voice cloning tool, launches new AI tools
Music tech studio CreateSafe, co-founded by Grimes’ manager Daouda Leonard, officially launched today its generative AI-powered platform, Triniti — available on the web as a free open beta. Triniti enables artists to create an AI voice clone, generate text-to-audio samples, ask a chatbot music industry-related questions, monetize creations and manage music IP.
NOVEMBER 16, 2023
Grimes and CreateSafe Partner to Make 200+ GrimesAI Songs Available to Content Creators
Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer Grimes is delving deeper into artificial intelligence with a new project that would allow creators to use over 200 AI-generated tracks featuring her voice in their video content. The artist teamed up with Los Angeles-based design and development studio CreateSafe and music technology platform Slip.stream to allow creators to incorporate GrimesAI songs in their videos, podcasts and livestreams on any platform.
OCTOBER 25, 2023
Paladin Partners with U.S. Department of Justice To Boost Pro Bono At World’s Largest Law Office
With more than 10,000 attorneys across the country, the U.S. Department of Justice describes itself as “the world’s largest law office.” Given that broad scope, it is particularly notable that the DOJ today announced a partnership with the justice tech company Paladin to provide every DOJ attorney with access to Paladin’s pro bono platform where they can search and sign up for opportunities to provide legal help at no cost.
OCTOBER 23, 2023
Overtime Select announced as new league for elite high school girls basketball
If you're of a certain age, the idea of elite high school girls basketball might conjure up images of all-day AAU tournaments in gyms with padded-walls and no air conditioning, players sweating through cheap reversible jerseys in front of a sprinkling of parents sitting on hard, retractable risers using roster sheets to fan themselves. Needless to say, the stakes have gone up.
OCTOBER 23, 2023
Basys.ai grabs $2.4M for its prior authorization tech powered by Mayo Clinic’s data
AUGUST 10, 2023
Meet Vysioneer, Co-Winner of Alumni Startup Challenge, JT Lu *17
Vysioneer, a cutting-edge oncology AI solutions company, was awarded a top presentation of the evening by the judges, earning preferential consideration to present at upcoming pitch nights of Princeton Alumni Angels, Wharton Alumni Angels and Harvard Business School Alumni Angels. Meet the founder, Jen-Tang (JT) Lu *17, as he highlights Vysioneer’s inspiring journey, exciting visions, and the robust Princeton Entrepreneurship network.
JULY 20, 2023
Overtime Elite – a basketball league and media conglomerate – just sent two players to the NBA
The duo symbolizes the transformative potential of Overtime Elite, which offers young athletes a new path to maximize their earning potential outside of the NCAA and propel them to professional stardom.
JUNE 28, 2023
Grimes Partners With TuneCore to Distribute AI Songs Using Her Voice
JUNE 12, 2023
The Thompson twins are ready to introduce themselves to the NBA
As fans begin to slowly trickle into State Farm Arena, their eyes are on the handful of Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics who are completing individual pregame routines before Game 3 of the first-round playoff matchup. In the corner of the arena, 6-foot-7 identical twins unassumingly take their courtside seats, trying to go as unnoticed as possible by the early arriving crowd. Still, every few minutes they are interrupted by someone wanting a photo.
MAY 11, 2023
Identity Automation and PIXM Uncover Student-Targeted Phishing Attacks
Identity Automation, the digital identity platform for education, and PIXM, a computer vision cybersecurity startup, today announced the release of a report that illustrates the prevalence of student-targeted phishing attacks in K-12 and outlines the anatomy of such hacking attempts.
FEBRUARY 22, 2023
Booster’s Mobile Fuel Delivery Lowers Last-Mile Fleet Emissions
In the new age of "all things delivered" and expedited service, it can be easy to lose sight of the environmental impact of last-mile delivery. But as the market grows rapidly and related emissions skyrocket, mobile fueling provides a key solution, explains Frank Mycroft, CEO and founder of Booster.
FEBRUARY 16, 2023
How Overtime Elite became a college basketball ally instead of a threat
In May 2021, John Calipari was ranting to reporters, as he is wont to do, about the future of college basketball and what was best for the sport (especially his Kentucky program). At the time, an upstart professional league, Overtime Elite, was gobbling up five-star high school talent by offering six-figure contracts, and caught the Hall of Fame coach’s attention.
FEBRUARY 13, 2023
Amazon adds Overtime Elite to Prime Video in live sports push
Prime Video has signed a deal with Overtime Elite (OTE) for the exclusive global streaming rights to 20 live games per season for the next three years.
NOVEMBER 2, 2022
Two Tech Startups Are Trying to Make it Easier to Do Deals
For the past several years, Wall Street dealmakers have been decamping for smaller boutique investment banks or starting their own firms. Without a big organization behind them, they find themselves without familiar back-office functions that support M&A, like having a Finra license. Federico Baradello, who practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis before he founded Finalis, is trying to solve that problem.
OCTOBER 13, 2022
a16z leads $40 million raise for crypto protocol Golden
Golden, a crypto firm building a data protocol with web3 tools, raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by a16z crypto, bringing the total amount raised to date to $60 million. Other participants in the round include Solana co-founder Raj Gokal, Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi and Postmates founder Bastian Lehmann. Also among the investors was Matt Bellamy, the lead singer of rock band Muse and a partner at Helium-3 Ventures.
OCTOBER 3, 2022
The Ball Is in His Court
Dan Porter ’88’s latest project, Overtime, is changing the way teens play and watch sports and perhaps upending an entire industry.
OCTOBER 1, 2022
PIXM: Stopping Targeted Phishing Attacks With 'Computer Vision'
Chris Cleveland, founder of PIXM, talks about phishers’ evasive maneuvers and how organizations can tap Computer Vision to keep email and its users safe.
AUGUST 20, 2022
Overtime raises $100 million series D
Overtime, a sports media company targeting Gen-Z and millennials, has raised $100 million in series D funding. The series D round is being led by Liberty Media Corporation, which owns several sports and media entities including Formula 1, the Atlanta Braves, SiriusXM and Live Nation.
AUGUST 10, 2022
A16z spearheads $40m series B funding round for web3 protocol Golden
Golden is building a decentralized platform to discover and verify knowledge.
OCTOBER 4, 2022
Liberty Media Leads $100 Million Funding Round For Gen-Z Sports Leagues Owner...
Overtime announced Liberty Media led a $100 million funding round that also includes investment firm Winslow Capital. They join previous investors, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions, Morgan Stanley’s Counterpoint Global fund and venture capital firm Sapphire, all of which increased their stake.
OCTOBER 1, 2022
Skyfront Takes Drones Higher
Skyfront displayed its newest-version hybrid drone at last week’s Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas. The company makes hybrid (gasoline and battery) powered drones because gasoline, for the same amount of weight, provides more power, explained Hemant Chaudhary, mechanical and controls engineer for the Redwood City, California, firm.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
Overtime Sports Raises $100 Million to Expand Leagues
Overtime Sports Inc., the digital media company, has raised $100 million in funding to expand its leagues for the next generation of athletes.
AUGUST 9, 2022
FiscalNote is a Public Company
The Penn Quarter-based policy software company first announced plans to go public last fall via a merger deal with special purpose acquisition company Duddell Street Acquisition Corp. Following the official close of the deal — expected for July 29 — FiscalNote will be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NOTE.” Trading is expected to begin Monday, Aug. 1.
JULY 27, 2022
Pau Gasol Joins Overtime Elite Board To Help Empower Basketball’s Next Generation
Pau Gasol’s involvement provides OTE and its student-athletes with an important international perspective as the company sets its sights on continued global growth and opportunities on and off the court. In September, OTE is sending their post-grads to Spain to play exhibitions against top-level competition.
JULY 22, 2022
VC Firms Back Finalis with $10.7M
ANIMO Ventures, Chaac Ventures, Ulu Ventures, Tribe Capital and The Fund, and other venture capital firms, have invested $10.7m in Finalis, the fastest-growing technology platform for dealmakers. The seed funding will accelerate Finalis’ market growth, development of its dealmaking technology platform, and overseas expansion.
JULY 6, 2022
Cybercriminal steals 1 million Facebook account credentials over 4 months, Pixm says
PIXM, an anti-phishing company, discovered that a fake login portal was used as a substitute for Facebook’s landing page. When people entered their account information on the page, their information was stolen.
JUNE 17, 2022
PIXM Mobile provides real-time protection from phishing attacks on mobile devices
PIXM announced the expansion of its anti-phishing products with the launch of PIXM Mobile, which protects individuals and enterprises from targeted and unknown phishing attacks on mobile devices.
MAY 25, 2022
Daymond John Joins Overtime Board of Directors
Daymond John, the investor, entrepreneur, author, and star of ABC’s Shark Tank takes his talents to Overtime to enhance its footprint in media, tech, e-commerce, and beyond.
MAY 17, 2022
Forbes Lists Booster Among America's Best Startup Employers 2022
Booster, the leading mobile energy delivery platform, announces that it has been selected by Forbes as one of the top startup employers in the U.S. for the second consecutive year.
MAY 5, 2022
Pro Bono Management Platform Paladin Raises $8M in Series A Funding to Fuel Expansion
Paladin, a legal technology company whose platform enables law firms and legal services organizations to manage their pro bono programs and opportunities, has raised $8 million in Series A funding (bringing Paladin’s total financing to over $12M), which it plans to use to further develop its product and expand its market internationally.
MAY 3, 2022
Mark Cuban-backed pro bono tech startup secures fresh funding
Paladin, a Chicago-based tech startup that helps law firms and corporations streamline pro bono opportunities through a software platform, has raised $8 million in its latest funding drive, bringing total financing of the public benefit corporation to $12 million.
MAY 3, 2022
Naasir Cunningham, No. 1 high school basketball recruit of 2024, to sign with Overtime Elite
Naasir Cunningham, the No. 1 basketball prospect in ESPN's Class of 2024, is signing with Overtime Elite (OTE), he told ESPN on Monday.
APRIL 25, 2022
Overtime ends first OTE season with major sponsors
Overtime, a burgeoning sports media company, is hoping to build an ESPN for the TikTok and Fortnite crowd. Last week, it wrapped its first-ever Overtime Elite (OTE) season, where the company paid teenagers $100,000 to essentially give up their collegiate eligibility in exchange for exposure.
APRIL 1, 2022
AI-powered anti-phishing solution provider Pixm offers last line of defense
Computer vision (CV) cybersecurity startup, Pixm, announced it had raised $4.3 million in seed funding. Pixm provides an AI-based browser extension designed to enable organizations to use CV technology, a type of AI that uses convolutional networks and machine learning models trained on millions of labeled images to identify phishing attacks in real-time.
FEBRUARY 1, 2022
Metaverse: How Overtime’s basketball league created a virtual reality dunk show
Overtime Elite Chief Content Officer joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss creating a virtual reality-enabled basketball stadium, adopting audience and sports-viewing innovations, and sports streaming in the metaverse.
JANUARY 31, 2022
Overtime Elite and Meta Quest Team Up To Create Exclusive VR Content
Overtime Elite has partnered with Meta Quest to make Quest 2 the league’s official VR headset. As part of the partnership, Overtime Elite and Meta are teaming up to create immersive VR experiences that will bring fans up close and personal with the next generation of elite basketball stars.
JANUARY 25, 2022
The Teenagers Getting Six Figures to Leave Their High Schools for Basketball
The new pro league Overtime Elite is luring young phenoms with hefty salaries, viral success, and a better path to the N.B.A.
NOVEMBER 31, 2021
Inside the New Basketball League Paying High Schoolers Six-Figure Salaries
Overtime Elite (OTE) promises to pay six-figure salaries and offer access to high-level coaching and skill development in a sports-academy setting, to prepare athletes for a pro career. OTE has also hired teachers and academic administrators so that players can secure their high school diplomas. The operation has financial backing from an All-Star investor lineup, which includes Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions fund, Drake, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and a slew of NBA players like Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Trae Young.
NOVEMBER 8, 2021
Kristen Sonday, CEO of Paladin, included in Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40 list
Kristen Sonday, CEO of Paladin, was recognized in Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40 list for helping to provide access to legal services to everyone and close the ‘justice gap’.
NOVEMBER 8, 2021
CQ Roll Call Owner FiscalNote Strikes $1.3 Billion SPAC Deal
FiscalNote Holdings Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based provider of services used to track government policy, struck a deal to go public through a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company at a valuation of $1.3 billion.
NOVEMBER 8, 2021
Mark Cuban-backed legal startup Paladin expands to the U.K.
Paladin said this week it's expanding its platform to the U.K. after partnering with a handful of local law firms. One of its key partner firms, Clifford Chance, was able to increase its amount of pro bono work by almost 100% in the U.S. by using Paladin, and decided to bring the service to its London headquarters.
NOVEMBER 25, 2021
Overtime Elite Opens Inaugural Season With Eyes on Global Media Rights Deal
An upstart basketball league (Overtime Elite), one built on millions of internet followers and on paying high-school-age players professional wages, begins its inaugural season today. The leadership of Overtime Elite, which will showcase top players from age 16 to 18, is already eyeing ways to expand, including the possibility of striking a traditional media rights deal.
OCTOBER 29, 2021
Topps Marks Its Return to Basketball Cards With Exclusive Overtime Elite Partnership
Topps has just announced its foray back into the world of basketball trading cards with an exclusive partnership with Overtime Elite (OTE).
MAY 3, 2022
Overtime chosen as #24 "LinkedIn Top Startups 2021: The 50 U.S. companies on the rise"
Overtime chosen as #24 in "LinkedIn Top Startups 2021: The 50 U.S. companies on the rise". Overtime is a sports news startup producing original content across YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok in both long- and short-form formats. The company is funded by some big-name athletes like Devin Booker and Trae Young as well as prominent venture capital firms, including Andreessen Horowitz and Greycroft.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
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