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Alexandr Wang, Scale AI Co-Founder and CEO. Photo by Bloomberg

Scale AI, a startup that helps companies such as Lyft, Toyota and DoorDash train artificial intelligence systems to recognize objects and analyze written documents, could soar past a $3 billion valuation with a new financing, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The San Francisco–based company has received an offer of investment from Tiger Global Management valuing Scale at $3.2 billion pre-money, or triple its prior valuation, according to one of these people. It’s unclear whether Scale, which is led by 23-year-old CEO Alexandr Wang, has accepted Tiger’s offer or whether it has chosen another growth-stage backer to lead…


In conversation with Advait Thakur, Founder & CEO Of Apex Infosys India.

Meet Advait Thakur. Computer programmer, Young Entrepreneur, AI Researcher and all-around tech extraordinaire. He’s the founder of Apex Infosys India, and is currently its chief executive officer.

But there’s something surprising about him: He’s only 15 years old. This 15-year-old Indian tech prodigy started using computers at age six, launched his first website at age nine, and has been working with Google’s AI and Cloud Platform for a couple of years now.

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Advait Thakur, Founder — Apex Infosys India. Courtesy - LinkedIn

Though he first caught everyone’s attention at age 14, Advait’s rise in the tech industry began much earlier. …


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Holding together a company like a tight-knit, alignment is imperative.. As much as it helps on the inside, it also helps show an image to the world that a company has their actions together, and they know what they’re doing!

An organization needs to make sure the objectives imparted are loud and clear to each its employees, for avoiding ambiguity, and conflict. As famously quoted by Steve Jobs “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” Here are few ways to keeping your team aligned while scaling:

1. Be vocal about…


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You want to be a CEO before you turn 30, but sometimes, you may start to lose faith. The road ahead seems like a long, uphill battle. You may start to think that 30 is too soon to accomplish what you want to accomplish — if you can accomplish it at all.

Many have been where you are and have found ways to push through it and meet their goals. In fact, many who are far younger than you have succeeded in realizing their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs and CEOs. When you are feeling down and like all the odds…


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When a problem arises, people tend to talk about it, but they never consider finding a solution for it. They feel no obligation in addressing the problem until and unless they are personally getting affected by it While those who fall under Generation X struggle to move up the corporate ladder because Baby Boomers aren’t retiring as early as planned, those who fall under Generation Y have been making their own income in innovative ways. For many of them, that means entrepreneurship.

India is a developing country and its development is truly the hard work of its people. India has…


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It’s no secret, Apple has been relying on third-party cloud companies for iCloud. And CNBC spotted an interesting tidbit in Apple’s own documents. The company now relies on Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Platform’s storage product to store iCloud data.

Back in 2016, CRN reported that Apple signed with Google for cloud storage. But Apple’s document represents the first official confirmation that this deal happened.

You can find the information in Apple’s iOS 11 security guide that was published in January 2018. The company mentions that user files are divided into tiny chunks and encrypted. The encryption keys and metadata…

Kate Clark

Reporter at TechCrunch covering venture capital. She’s interested in diversity & inclusion, e-commerce, transportation and more.

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