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Mapillary raises $8M to take on Google’s Street View with crowdsourced photos

TechCrunch:

A startup out of Malmo, Sweden called Mapillary is using crowdsourced photos to create an open source, B2B database to compete with Google’s Street View, and today the company announced a Series A round of funding from an impressive list of backers to help make that ambition a reality.

The $8 million from Atomico, Sequoia, LDV Capital, and PlayFair will be used to expand operations outside of its home base of Malmo, including a new office in San Francisco, and also to hire more staff, such as computer vision engineers to supercharge the kind of data that can been gleaned from Mapillary’s image library.

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