Whatnot raises $4M as it gets into livestreamed auctions and Pokémon cards

Whatnot, a company I first wrote about back in February, has spent the months since growing rapidly — both in terms of feature set and userbase. This morning the company is announcing it has raised a $4M seed round. Originally focused on being a platform for safely reselling FunkoPop! vinyl figurines, Whatnot has since expanded…

Deepcell raises $20 million to identify cells with computer vision

Deepcell, a Silicon Valley startup spun out of Stanford University in 2017 with a novel way to identify cells using AI, today raised $20 million. The company says the funds will be put toward bolstering development of its technology and enabling it to drive a “hypothesis-free” approach to cell classification and sorting. Cells have distinctive…