USA > US based ClassPass raises $85 million in VC financing led by Singapore’s Temasek and Connecticut, USA based PE firm L Catterton’s Growth Fund

classpass logo Focusing on expansion, ClassPass has raised $85 million in the latest funding round. ClassPass aims to expand to 10 new American cities and 20 new countries by the end of 2019. The funds were raised in series D venture capital financing that was led by Singapore-based investment company Temasek, with participation from Connecticut-based private equity firm L Catterton’s Growth Fund, More …

CANADA > Facebook expands AI research and engineering lab in Montreal, Canada

facebook- logo photoshopped Facebook has announced to open up a new AI research lab in Montreal that will create more than 100 jobs for scientists across different locations. The team of scientist will be led by the renowned Professor Joelle Pineau, co-director of the Reasoning and Learning Lab at McGill University and will be working on a wide range of ambitious AI research More …