Startups Continue to Hire During the Pandemic

Jerusalem-based venture investing platform OurCrowd released the first installment of the quarterly OurCrowd Jobs Index showing that the number of open positions listed by OurCrowd’s portfolio companies rose from 350 in June 2020 to 912 in December 2020. The startups surveyed by OurCrowd predict that job growth would continue through 2021 and they expect to maintain a mix of in-person and remote working. Only 14.3% of the surveyed startups expect all their employees will be back in the workplace by July 1 while 85.7% expect a mix of in-person and remote work.

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Data will Continue to Eat the World in 2021

54 predictions about the state of data in the near future

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Data is Eating the World

Here’s the data on the state-of-data at the end of 2020

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Data is eating the world

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AI, Immunotherapy, and Precision Medicine

Tel-Aviv-based Nucleai is developing AI software for image analysis and modeling of pathology data to assist in the development of more effective drugs.

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A New Player in the Cloud Data Warehouse Market

Firebolt has raised $37 million to further develop and sell a new cloud data warehouse experience.

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Controlling Quantum Computing with Quantum Machines

Quantum Machines develops the cloud infrastructure for quantum computing.

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A New Fintech Platform

Startup foundry and VC Team8 launched Team8 Fintech to identify, fund, and grow future fintech unicorns.

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Salaries of Data Scientists

Covid-19 hasn’t stopped the rise of data science: A new Burtch Works survey found that the median base salaries for data scientists range from $95,500 to $300,000.

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Baidu: Quantum Computing

Baidu is on a quest to marry quantum computing with machine learning and AI.

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BBVA: Quantum Computing

Will quantum computing drive financial services to a new level of digital transformation? BBVA has been investigating its impact on complex banking, investment and trading challenges.

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