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Mila (company)

Mila (company)

Mila is a Zurich-based crowd services platform where users can find, book and rate tech-savvy people or offer their technical know-how.

Mila, a Zurich-based, crowd-services platform, offers users peer-to-peer tech-support services.

The platform distributes people into Mila Friends - tech enthusiasts who want to earn money for helping people understand or set up technology; Mila Pros - professionals looking to make extra money outside of their work; or Mila Pro Dispatchers - business owners using Mila to find more customers.

Mila vets their Mila Friends to ensure their knowledge base. They put their professional service providers, their Mila Pros, through a similar vetting process.

Mila was built in 2013 by Chris Viatte as a spin-off of Coresystems, a field-services provider which specializes in mobile platforms. Payments are handled through PayPal. Chris Viatte, speaking on Mila, said:

Everyone should be able to benefit from technological progress. Mila enables people to find an expert partner in their neighborhood on demand.
Funding
Seed Round

In March of 2015, Mila raised $3.2 million. Investors included Peter Zencke and Adrian Bult.

Mila acquired

In 2015, Swisscom acquired the majority stake in Mila Inc. Chris Viatte, before starting Mila, worked for Swisscom.

Timeline

March 5, 2013
Mila raises a $3,220,000 seed round.

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Inna Mo

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By NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY
July 7, 2021
AP NEWS
PARIS (AP) -- A French court on Wednesday convicted 11 of 13 people charged with harassing and threatening a teenager who harshly criticized Islam in online posts and ended up changing schools and receiving police protection to preserve her safety.
Recursion
June 23, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Recursion (NASDAQ: RXRX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology,...
Mila
June 8, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Mila, a free zillennial dating app is now live on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store with a pre-launch waitlist of over 3,000 members....
June 3, 2021
AP NEWS
Thirteen people went on trial Thursday in Paris accused of cyberbullying or death threats against a teenage girl who posted online comments critical of Islam.The case is the first such trial under new jurisdiction France created this year to prosecute crimes online, including harassment and discrimination.
May 28, 2021
International Business Times UK
Mila had contributed a picture to the Duchess's Hold Still project which was selected as one of the final 100.
Isabelle Kirkwood
May 6, 2020
BetaKit
Quebec-based Supercluster Scale AI has invested $3.4 million into eight projects that have passed all the stages of analysis and approval.
Gina Kolata
October 9, 2019
www.nytimes.com
An achievement in ultra-personalized medicine also raises questions about fairness and regulation.
Meagan Simpson
October 9, 2019
BetaKit
Borealis AI has announced a new collaboration with Mila, the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, to support research using AI to address climate change.
Jessica Galang
October 2, 2019
BetaKit
Montreal-based Korbit Technologies has announced the close of its $2.65 million seed round led by Khosla Ventures.
May 2, 2019
WebWire
Samsung Electronics today announced the expansion of the 'Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) artificial intelligence (AI) Lab Montreal' in Canada. The Lab will help the company strengthen its fundamentals in AI research and drive competitiveness in system semiconductors. The AI Lab is located in Mila - Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms - in Montreal, Canada. Founded by Professor Yoshua Bengio at the University of Montreal, Mila is one of the greatest research centers...

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