Hopper raises $170M and partners with Capital One on a new cardholder travel booking portal

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Canadian travel startup Hopper has raised a $170 million Series F round, led by Capital One. The U.S. banks and credit card company is also coming on board as a strategic partner, to launch Capital One Travel, which is the first instantiation of Hopper’s new B2B platform, Hopper Cloud. This is Hopper’s second raise in a year that has been marked by turmoil for the travel industry, owing to the disruptions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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GPT-3-Powered business writing assistant Copy.AI raises $2.9M

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Enterprise writing assistant startup Copy.ai has raised $2.9 million in a seed funding round led by Craft Ventures as first revealed in a TechCrunch report. The startup uses artificial intelligence built on the powerful GPT-3 language model from OpenAI to help businesses write a growing variety of texts including advertisements, product descriptions, social media posts, among others.

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Deepgram raises $25M to expand Enterprise Speech Recognition Platform

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Speech recognition technology startup Deepgram has closed a $25million Series B funding round led by Tiger Global with participation from Wing Venture Capital, Citi Ventures, SAP.io, and NVIDIA Inception GPU Ventures. The funding almost doubles the investment raised by Deepgram as it expands the reach and features offered by its enterprise-focused automatic speech transcription and analysis platform.

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