Online education start-up Springboard raises $9.5 million funding led by Costanoa

Online education start-up Springboard raises $9.5 million funding led by Costanoa

Bengaluru:¬†Online education start-up Springboard, which provides courses for professionals, on Monday said it has raised $9.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Costanoa Ventures, with participation from Learn Capital and Appdynamics founder Jyoti Bansal. Existing investors including Blue Fog Capital, Rocketship.vc and Moneta Ventures also participated in the round. Springboard has offices in Bengaluru and California. It focuses on skill-based courses like data science, user experience design and business analytics, among others. It will use the fresh funding to expand into newer verticals and geographies in India,…

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Bird Flu Hits Europe, France Raises Checks to Counter Virus

Bird Flu Hits Europe, France Raises Checks to Counter Virus

Several European countries have reported outbreaks of a severe strain of bird flu, the World Organisation for Animal Health said on Thursday, while France raised safety checks to counter the virus which can have a major impact on farmers. The World Health Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said Germany, Austria, Croatia and Switzerland had all officially reported the outbreaks, which concerned a particularly virulent strain affecting wild birds. France’s Agriculture Ministry added in a statement that the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus had been found in wild birds in Hungary, Poland,…

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Eating three rashers of bacon a day raises heart risk: Study

Eating three rashers of bacon a day raises heart risk: Study

Now on, think before consuming more than three rashers of bacon a day. A study says that eating more than three rashers of bacon a day could raise the risk of dying from heart disease by almost a quarter, reports the Independent. The review of several different investigations into the health effects of processed meat dating back to the 1970s concluded that eating more than 50 gram a day could increase the risk of dying from heart disease by 24 percent. It also increases the risk of diabetes by 32…

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Obesity Raises Risk of Premature Death in Men

Obesity Raises Risk of Premature Death in Men

PhotoCredit:istock Men who are overweight or obese are nearly three times more at the risk of premature death than women, says a study. The findings showed that the premature deaths, defined as those at ages 35-69 years, would be 29.5 per cent and 14.6 per cent for moderately obese men and women. This corresponds to an absolute increase of 10.5 per cent for men, and 3.6 per cent for women, which is three times as big, as the risk of premature death in men with normal Body Mass Index (BMI)…

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high blood strain raises danger for dementia

high blood strain raises danger for dementia

high blood pressure can appreciably improve the threat of growing vascular dementia, a sickness which influences around 7 lakh people in India, a new study nowadays said. Researchers within the new have a look at have discovered that high blood pressure become associated with sixty two in step with cent higher risk of vascular dementia between the a long time of 30-50. the realization turned into arrived at after the clinical records of more than four million humans were analysed and studied. the brand new study performed via The George…

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