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Y Combinator Backed Nebia Unveils New Shower System

Nebia, a 2014 founded, San Francisco based, Y Combinator and Apple CEO Tim Cook backed startup, known for its shower system which it says uses up to 70% less water than conventional ones via a unique "water droplet technology that atomizes water", has unveiled a new version dubbed the Nebia Spa Shower 2.0, this time, promising more heat, more power and more water coverage.

Nebia has taken to Kickstarter, the same spot it debuted the first Spa Shower, raising $3.1 million from over 8,000 backers in 2015. Now on Kickstarter with the Spa Shower 2.0, Nebia has garnered more than $600,000 - 600% of its $100,000 funding goal - just a day after launch.



For summary, Nebia 2.0 keeps all features from the first version - like a sliding arm, megnetic dock and head tilt - but promises 3x faster water droplets and 2x more water coverage for users, coming in multiple colors to match various bathroom designs. Nebia says the new shower system is compatible with 95% of U.S. homes, up from 6…

Machine Learning startup Unisound gets $90 million in latest funding round


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Chinese AI and Machine Learning startup Unisound has just closed 600 million Yuan ($90 million) in funding as part of its Series C round from several investors which include internet security company Qihoo 360, Qiming Venture Partners, Hanfor Holdings and the China Ministry of Finance with this investment round now bringing the total raised by the 6 year old AI startup to $300 million.

This investment notably came with a valuation of around $1 Billion for the company according to Caixin Global marking the latest entrant into the unicorn space.





With AI growing rapidly around the globe, Unisound is part of the huge swath of companies looking to provide various machine learning and AI hardware and software solutions for application across vast industries such with the healthcare, automobile, manufacturing and other industrial sectors being a major part of the rapid growth.

Unisound has continued to see high revenue growth over the years with the company now targeting revenue of $74 million for next year amidst profitability driven by the release of its AI chip and provision of IoT software.

Unisound focuses on speech recognition system and provides its services for use in home appliances, health centers, cars and schools and has already made partnerships with the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, Xiaomi, Canbot, Meituan Dianping, Canbot and several other major technology companies which stands as a very good record for its operations.

With this investment, Unisound now joins the likes of AI startups Yitu, Cambricon and SenseTime
all noted for having raised huge funding for its AI services while commanding high valuations.


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