Online payments company Stripe has hired Mike Clayville, former vice president of worldwide sales and business development at Amazon Web Services, as its new chief revenue officer. Stripe is also a major customer of AWS. The move comes seven months after an AWS sales and marketing leadership shuffle in which Matt Garman, a veteran AWS engineering executive, was appointed to lead the unit’s...
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Chatbot Startup Character Seeks $250 Million, Testing Investor Appetite for AI
Character, an AI chatbot startup founded by two former Google researchers, has told investors it wants to raise as much as $250 million in new funding, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The pitch will test investors’ appetite for machine-learning startups as Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar deal with OpenAI casts a halo over the sector. A funding round of...
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