ACE WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP - WEEK 41
October 17 – October 24, 2017
This week the news headlines came from: Hanson Robotics, Airbnb, Leclanché, and Uber. Starting with Hanson Robotic;s Sophia defending AI at the UN and Airbnb's new service Airbnb Select. Moving on to Leclanché boosting its revenues by 84 percent in the first six months and finally Uber’s European policy chief Christopher Burghardt leaving Uber to become managing director for the electric vehicle charging network company ChargePoint in Europe.
1. Watch a robot defend AI at the UN
Sophia, by Hanson Robotics, one of our portfolio companies, got to share her views with some powerful leaders at the UN! Check out this video
2. Airbnb to offer loans and advice to hosts under new scheme
Airbnb's new service, Airbnb Select, will offer rentals vetted and, in some cases, improved by the company to standardise offerings and ensure the homes it offers for rent on its site are pleasant to stay in! Read more.
3. Leclanché revenues soar in supercharged 2017
Swiss energy storage company and one of our portfolio companies, Leclanché boosted its revenues by 84 percent in the first six months of this year, providing the latest sign of growing momentum in the global energy storage market! Read more.
4. Uber's European policy chief just quit
Uber's European policy chief Christopher Burghardt is leaving to become managing director for the electric vehicle charging network company ChargePoint in Europe. Read more.