Qonto, Claude AI, Ubirider, Blaine and OpenAI war

Qonto, Claude AI, Ubirider, Blaine and OpenAI war

Updated on Mar 8, 2024

1. Qonto buys fintech Regate and heads towards a million customers in 2025 ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘‘

Qonto, the king of neobanks ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿป for SMEs and self-employed, has decided to expand its kingdom by acquiring Regate, a company specialized in financial automation for accounting departments ๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ.

120 new profiles join the Qonto team ๐Ÿ—ฟ, adding up to a total of 1,500 minds working to strengthen ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ the financial day-to-day of companies and professionals.

In addition to the team, 20,000 more customers ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ผ join them bringing them closer to the goal of reaching one million customers by 2025, doubling their current number of 450,000 business users ๐Ÿ”.

What does Regate bring to Qonto's product? Total control ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ over accounting tasks, from invoicing to treasury management ๐Ÿงฎ, all integrated into the Qonto platform, which has already won hearts with its digital accounts and financial tools ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ.

According to Alexandre Prot, co-founder of Qonto, this acquisition is the first of many that marks the beginning of 2024, with plans for future acquisitions and the promise of new products that will expand its offering ๐ŸŽฉโœจ.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Here to discover more about Regate's acquisition by Qonto ๐Ÿค๐Ÿผ.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Here to learn about Qonto and here to see Regate's product and fantasize about how their union will be ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคฉ.

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2. Claude 3 is an alternative to ChatGPT that you should know about sooner rather than later ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Anthropic presents Claude 3, a powerful multimodal AI model ๐ŸŒŒ that directly challenges the heart ๐Ÿ’“ of ChatGPT.

With advanced capabilities in both understanding ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿป and generating โŒจ๏ธ text and images, it promises to be a revolutionary and accessible tool.

This new digital genius ๐Ÿงž promises to revolutionize the AI world with its multimodal capacity, absorbing ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ up to 150,000 words per query.

Already available in 159 countries (yes, including Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ), Claude 3 not only understands text, but also processes images. And for the curious ๐Ÿง, there are free versions (with limitations, of course) and paid ones for those who feel the burn in their pockets ๐Ÿ’ถ๐Ÿ”ฅ when they see a subscription.

Are we facing the new AI king ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿป? Only time will tell... but in the meantime, take a look at this technological marvel and enjoy this new wave ๐ŸŒŠ:

  • ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Processing capacity: absorbs up to 150,000 words per query, offering a broad context.

  • ๐Ÿ”ก Multimodality: capable of understanding and generating both text and images.

  • โš™๏ธ Superior performance: surpassing GPT-4 and Gemini 1.0 in benchmarks.

  • โœ… Availability: launched in 159 countries, including free and paid versions.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฒ Applications: ideal for complex tasks, creative content, scientific queries, and mathematical problems.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Click here to read about Claude 3's launch by Anthropic .

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3. Ubirider soars with โ‚ฌ1.8M in its second round of funding ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿ“ฒ

From beautiful Porto ๐Ÿท comes Ubirider, a startup that is revolutionizing public transportation with its focus on Mobility as a Service (MaaS) ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿš‡

In its latest feat, they have secured a โ‚ฌ1.8 million investment ๐Ÿ’ฐ to continue expanding their digital platform that facilitates the lives of travelers and transportation operators, allowing for more agile and centralized management and payments in one space ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ.

Since its creation in 2018, they have processed over 11.4 million transactions ๐ŸŽซ๐Ÿ”, demonstrating that the future of public transportation lies in innovation and technology.

With the support of Techtree Investments and Iberis Capital, in addition to other investors, Ubirider is preparing to accelerate its growth and bring its smart mobility solution to new horizons ๐ŸŒ and change the way we move around the city ๐Ÿ™๏ธ.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Discover here the investment round secured by Ubirider to reach more cities and enhance the mobility experience ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’ฐ.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Here to learn about Ubirider and its value proposition for travelers and transportation companies ๐Ÿšฒ๐ŸšŽ.


4. Blaine raises โ‚ฌ2.3M in Series A funding to decorate the world with green, lots of green ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅน.

Goodbye to boring interiors and hello to the green revolution! ๐Ÿƒ

Blaine, the start-up that is transforming the perception of artificial plants, has just announced the closing of a Series A round, raising โ‚ฌ2.3 million.

This new capital will boost its international expansion and scale its personalized decoration service, confirming its commitment to proprietary technology and strengthening its position as a leader in the industry. ๐ŸŒŽ

Founded in 2019, Blaine has streamlined the decoration of spaces for B2B and B2C through an "all-in-one" platform that incorporates purchase, design, manufacturing, delivery, and assembly. All powered by AI ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ.

With 98% realism and highly competitive prices, Blaine is ready to conquer new horizons, including the US market ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป To learn more about this exciting green adventure and its innovative technology, click here ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŒต

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Here to get to know them and take a look at their products and the decoration tool ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ๐Ÿชด


5. You can't live peacefully at OpenAI and we wonder, is Elon Musk a troublemaker whose mission is to liven things up? ๐Ÿคน๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ฅ

In a twist that no one saw coming, Elon Musk has shaken up the world of artificial intelligence by filing a lawsuit ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€โš–๏ธ against OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman**. The reason behind this legal action seems like something out of a science fiction movie with a touch of business drama ๐Ÿ˜ช: Musk accuses OpenAI of prioritizing commercial interests over the public good, specifically through its alliance with Microsoft. This collaboration, according to Musk, has diverted OpenAI from its original mission of developing AI for the benefit of humanity ๐Ÿ˜‡, instead opting for a profit-maximizing strategy. Okay, Elon ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ.

For those who have closely followed Musk's trajectory, this move might seem surprising or even contradictory, as he himself has founded xAI, a for-profit AI company. However, Musk has been a vocal critic ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ of the direction taken by OpenAI, lamenting its transformation from an open-source, nonprofit entity to one controlled by Microsoft and focused on profit.

The relationship between Musk and OpenAI, an organization he co-founded with Altman in 2015, has been complicated since their separation in 2018. Musk has advocated for merging OpenAI with Tesla to more effectively compete ๐Ÿฅท๐Ÿผ with Google in the development of artificial intelligence technology, a proposal that met resistance within the OpenAI board and ultimately contributed to the rift ๐Ÿ‘ฟ between Musk and the organization.

What does this mean for the future of AI? ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ”ฎ With the deployment of tools like GPT-4, with paid access, many wonder if this lawsuit will mark a turning point in how artificial intelligence is developed, distributed, and monetized. Musk's lawsuit calls, among other things, for OpenAI, its president Gregory Brockman, Altman, and Microsoft to be prohibited from benefiting from general artificial intelligence technology.

Amidst speculations and potential repercussions, one thing is certain: the legal battle ๐Ÿคผ between these technology titans is far from over and could set an important precedent in the future development of AI.

Will OpenAI align closer to its foundational vision or continue its march towards commercialization? We shall see ๐Ÿ‘€.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Here to read the entire lawsuit and not miss a single comma of this technological and dramatic lawsuit.

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