Silicon Beach Report June 21: Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform


Education software startup GoGuardian launches AI technology, Snapchat launches Snap Map and BlockFraud raises $5 million.

Education Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Technology

El Segundo-based education software startup GoGuardian has launched Admin 2.0, a platform that uses artificial intelligence to enhance students’ behavior online, the Business Journal reports. The new platform features Smart Alerts, which utilize AI to categorize web content and provide educators more feedback on students’ activity.

Snapchat Launches Snap Map

Venice-based Snapchat on Wednesday launched Snap Map, a feature that allows users to share their current location and see where their friends are on a map, reports TechCrunch. The new feature is meant to foster offline connections between friends, as well as increase the use of the application’s Story Search and “Our Story” features.

BlockFraud Raises $5 Million

Santa Monica’s BlockFraud has raised $5 million in a Series A funding round led by Palisades Venture Capital, reports SoCalTech. The company, which develops machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to mobile carriers, plans to use the money to develop its anti-fraud software.

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