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16-10-2017

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Alleywatch

  • #NYCtech Week in Review
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-15 at 21:58With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings, exits, and events. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN NYC […]

  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $2.4M To Be a Manager’s Best Friend
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-13 at 16:27Culture and teams, within an organization, are something that everyone likes to talk about but few are able to do very well. It’s both an art and a science that serves a critical fabric in the tapestry that goes into building a successful business. Managers can become lost chasing growth without having a full understanding […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/13/17
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-13 at 16:07Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/13/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings. […]

  • The Problem With SEO, Plus Best Practices to Get Ahead
    by Kyle Kramer on 2017-10-13 at 13:27Ahh, the mystical and scary world of search engine optimization, also known as SEO — defined as the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine. Clearly pretty important, right? Of course it is it! Who doesn’t […]

  • 5 Entrepreneur Habits That Imply Visionary Execution
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-13 at 12:27A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?” In my opinion, ideas are a commodity, and are really not worth […]

  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $18.5M to Bring You Insurance Powered by Technology
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-12 at 22:53According to a recent McKinsey study published last year, the small commercial market for insurance has good potential for growth but it’s fragmented and competitive. The largest player in the space only commands 6% of total premiums with ~50% of premiums split between 11 carriers. Carries are scrambling to differentiate themselves and secure more market […]

  • How to Leverage the 2-by-2 Rule to Close Your Next Sales Call
    by David Ciccarelli on 2017-10-12 at 15:27Time is money, as the old saying goes. That said, are you and your team making the most effective use of your resources when it comes to prospecting? We’re big proponents of the two-by-two rule at my company. Simply put, the two-by-two rule meansfinding two pieces of information about a company to leverage in a […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/12/17
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-12 at 14:07Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/12/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings. […]

  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $27.5M to Measure Security Risk
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-12 at 13:27Equifax shows us that measuring and monitoring the security risk of your company, vendors, and business partners is critical. But how to do it? This NYC startup has now raised a total of $62.2M for its industry-leading solution. […]

  • 10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-12 at 12:27Every aspiring entrepreneur would love to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos, but most have no idea what really sets these guys apart from all the rest. Conventional wisdom has them looking for a painful problem, a very large opportunity, and minimal competitive barriers to entry. In reality, most great entrepreneurs find these […]

  • Inside the Mind of a New York VC: Issam Freiha of Alrai Capital
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-11 at 16:27Welcome back to Inside the Mind of an NYC VC, a new series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with New York City-based Venture Capitalists. In the hot seat this time is Issam Freiha, Cofounder and Partner at Alrai Capital. Alrai’s first fund is a $10M fund focused on transportation technology.  The firm is currently raising its […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/11/17
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-11 at 16:07Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/11/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new funding […]

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FinSMEs

  • NumberAI Raises $1.6m in Seed Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-16 at 08:59NumberAI, an Oakland, California-based AI platform for small businesses to connect phone numbers digitally, raised $1.6m in seed funding. DFJ Venture Capital incubated and funded the company. The company is using the funds to continue to develop the platform and expand operations. Co-founded by Tasso Roumeliotis, Joel Grossman, and Andy Ruff, NumberAI provides an AI […]

  • Ross Intelligence Raises $13M in Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-16 at 08:46Ross Intelligence, a US and Canada-based artificial intelligence driven company operating in the legal industry, raised $8.7m in Series A funding. The round was led by iNovia Capital with participation from Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, Y Combinator Continuity Fund, Real Ventures, Dentons’ NextLaw Labs, Kima Ventures and Apple’s deep learning lead, Nicolas Pinto. The company […]

  • Cartoon Livestream App Toonstar Raises Seed Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-16 at 08:28Toonstar, a Los Angeles, CA-based app that lets anyone livestream their own cartoon shows, received a seed funding round of undisclosed amount. The round was led by Science Inc. with participation from Jon Goldman’s GC VR Gaming Tracker Fund, Manta Ray and Social Starts. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth of […]

  • 5Analytics Raises €800K in Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-15 at 22:365Analytics, a Stuttgart and Düsseldorf, Germany-based provider of an operating system for artificial intelligence, secured €800k in financing. Backers included Wayra, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and MBG Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg. The company plans to use the capital to expand its team, develop its products and acquire new clients. Led […]

  • Precursor Ventures to Raise $25M Second Seed Stage Venture Capital Fund
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-15 at 18:49Precursor Ventures, a San Francisco, CA-based seed stage venture capital firm, is to raise its second fund. Per an SEC filing, Precursor Ventures II, L.P., is seeking to raise $25m. No funds have been raised, yet. Led by managing partner Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures invests $100,000 to $250,000 in the first round of early-stage companies […]

  • CastBox Raises $16m in Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-15 at 18:11CastBox, a San Francisco, CA-based audio platform that allows users to listen to, create and share their favorite content, raised $16m in funding. The round was led by Qiming Venture Partners and IDG Capital with participation from SIG China, GSR Ventures and ZhenFund. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and […]

  • Boostr Closes $1M Seed Funding Round
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-15 at 17:57boostr, a NYC- and San Francisco, CA-based CRM platform designed specifically for Media & Advertising companies, closed a $1m seed funding round. Backers included Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Jon Steinberg, CEO of Cheddar, and Bryan Goldberg, CEO of Bustle, who joined existing strategic investors Jonah Goodhart’s WGI Group, LLC. The company intends to use the […]

  • iPhone/iPad/iPod Transfer Software Free – Make it Simple
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-15 at 17:20iOS devices are the craziest device of each age gathering. You locate nobody who wouldn’t like to keep these items in their pocket. Practically every individual of a family has both of two or may have both. On the off chance that you are in this classification then I have something for you. That is […]

  • Wavemaker Partners Closes Second Southeast Asia-Focused Fund, at $66M
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-14 at 22:41Wavemaker Partners, a Los Angeles, CA-based and Singapore-based early-stage venture capital firm, closed its second Southeast Asia-focused fund, at $66m. Backers included IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, Temasek, AddVentures, and other companies and families from all around the region. Led by Paul Santos, Managing Partner, Wavemaker Partners Southeast Asia has made more […]

  • Revain Builds Review Reliability via New Blockchain Tech Platform
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-14 at 22:23The main target of the blockchain technology is to bring transparency and reliability to several industries and to improve the way they work. In the era of e-commerce, we mainly rely on reviews to decide to buy products, book travels and other services. Thanks to this, the online and mobile user experience is improved, actually. […]

  • Withlocals Raises $4.1M in Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-13 at 22:09Withlocals, an Eindhoven, the Netherlands – based global marketplace for personalized travel experiences, raised €3.5m (USD$4.1m) in Series A funding. The round was led by Inkef Capital. The company intends to use the funds to expand into 40 more cities in the next year, including New York, Florence, and Hong Kong. Founded in 2013 and […]

  • InflaRx Raises $55M in Series D Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-13 at 21:58InflaRx, a Jena and Munich, Germany-based biopharmaceutical company developing new therapeutics in the terminal complement space, raised $55M in Series D funding. The round, comprised of a $30M capital increase and a $ 25M secondary share purchase, was co-led by Bain Capital Life Sciences LP, Cormorant Asset Management LLC and RA Capital Management LLC and […]

SmartCompany

  • How to protect yourself in a sharing economy
    by SmartCompany on 2017-10-16 at 09:58If you sublet your apartment on Airbnb to a guest who damages it, will your home and contents insurance cover the damage? Or if you rent your car to a stranger via Australian startup Drive My Car or Car Next Door and it’s stolen, will your comprehensive car insurance cover the loss? These are all […] The post How to protect yourself in a sharing economy appeared first on SmartCompany. […]

  • Australian fintechs are pitching to the RBA to create DAD, Australia’s very own cryptocurrency
    by Angela Castles on 2017-10-16 at 04:50Australian fintech startups are throwing their support behind a proposal to create a government-endorsed Australian cryptocurrency called DAD, or the Digital Australian Dollar. Led by FinTech Australia, a group of startups have submitted cases to the Reserve Bank of Australia and the federal Treasury that highlight the potential benefits of a government-back digital currency. The DAD […]

  • Gary Vaynerchuk on why working incredibly fast matters
    by Martin Kovacs on 2017-10-16 at 04:26Moving at a cracking pace in business should be valued above anything else, says Gary Vaynerchuk. But the serial entrepreneur says many company founders fail to understand how essential their every single minute is in their longer term quest to scale their startup. Instead, in Vaynerchuk’s words, “in the day-to-day they’re slow, and in the macro, […] The post Gary […]

  • Power Ledger raises $34 million in one of Australia’s first successful initial coin offerings
    by Angela Castles on 2017-10-16 at 03:25Perth-based energy trading startup Power Ledger has secured $34 million via an initial coin offering (ICO) in one of the largest successful raises by an Australian startup for this alternative mode of financing. Power Ledger provides a blockchain-based peer-to-peer trading platform that allows households to trade excess solar power in the hopes of making energy […] The post Power Ledger […]

  • The businesses reinventing themselves for a cashless society
    by SmartCompany on 2017-10-16 at 02:46According to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s consumer payments survey, cash is no longer king at the checkout. The RBA reports consumers are using cards more frequently, with the share of cash transactions dropping to 37% of payments last year, down from 69% in 2007. As cash dwindles at the checkout, SmartCompany’s investigation into payment […] The post The businesses […]

  • Little differences make big differences
    by Eve Ash on 2017-10-16 at 01:56“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” This wonderful quote is from entrepreneur and writer, the late William Clement Stone. Stone made numerous observations but I especially like this: “There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference! The little difference is attitude. The […] The post Little differences make big […]

  • Using voice alone could be the key to greater emotional understanding: Research
    by Martin Kovacs on 2017-10-16 at 01:14Video calling has brought face-to-face interaction to our smartphones and computer screens, however voice-only communication may allow employees or clients to better pick up on the speakers’ emotions, according to a new Yale School of Management study. The study, undertaken by Yale School of Management assistant professor of organisational behaviour Michael Kraus and published in […]

  • Kmart bucks trend to rank number one for discount department store customer satisfaction
    by Martin Kovacs on 2017-10-16 at 00:54Kmart has outpaced all of its key competitors to be the only major discount department store chain to improve its customer satisfaction rating over the course of the past year, according to the latest figures from Roy Morgan Research. Roy Morgan has found customer satisfaction with Kmart was 87.6% in August, with the department store chain […] The post Kmart bucks trend to rank number […]

  • Kaufland searches for local executives … BCA calls for quicker, bigger tax cuts … Aldi’s next ‘special buy’ is a smartphone
    by SmartCompany on 2017-10-16 at 00:51By Dominic Powell and Emma Koehn. German ‘hypermarket’ Kaufland has posted a range of job advertisements seeking talent to join its executive staff as the retailer looks to amp up its presence in Australia. The Australian reports Kaufland has posted roles for executives for property development roles based in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, potentially hinting […] The post […]

  • Small business groups sound urgent warning as ACCC report shows rising power prices place “unacceptable pressure” on customers
    by Emma Koehn on 2017-10-16 at 00:46The consumer watchdog has warned SMEs are facing confusing energy contracts and skyrocketing prices, with small business leaders observing that electricity bills could cause significant problems for the viability of companies amid other cost pressures. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s preliminary report into Australia’s energy market has found higher network costs […]

Crowdfund Insider

  • StartEngine’s Self Crowdfunding Campaign is Live. Platform Valued at $65 Million
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-15 at 22:22Equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine officially launched their self-crowdfunding round this past Friday. The securities offer seeks a maximum funding goal of $5 million using Reg A+. Both accredited and non-accredited investors may participate in the funding round. StartEngine, one of the larger full stack (Reg… Read More The post StartEngine’s Self Crowdfunding Campaign is Live. […]

  • Geostellar is Republic’s Most Funded Reg CF Campaign Yet. Plans ICO
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-15 at 21:47Geostellar successfully crowdfunded on Republic last week and became the most funded campaign on the platform to date. According to the campaign page, Geostellar attracted the support of 729 investors who invested $325,308 on a minimum goal of $50,000. Geostellar is a platform that is… Read More The post Geostellar is Republic’s Most Funded Reg CF Campaign Yet. Plans ICO appeared first on […]

  • Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika Hammers CFPB Arbitration Rule
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-15 at 21:01Keith Noreika, acting Comptroller of the Currency, published an Op-Ed in the Hill on Friday that hammered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) decision to push forward an updated rule on arbitration clauses for financial service firms. At the time the ruling was announced, CFPB… Read More The post Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika Hammers CFPB Arbitration Rule […]

  • Gibraltar: Does Statement on Initial Coin Offerings Include New Regulatory Framework?
    by Joey Garcia and Joshua Ashley Klayman on 2017-10-15 at 20:17  On September 22, 2017, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) issued a Statement on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO).   With the GFSC Statement, Gibraltar joined a growing number of jurisdictions that have provided token sale guidance, including, among others, the United States, Canada,  Singapore,  Hong… Read More The post Gibraltar: Does Statement on Initial […]

  • Taking Your Crowdfunding Project from Concept to Market
    by Jonathan Chaupin on 2017-10-15 at 19:44The painful truth about the explosion of startups turning to crowdfunding to help build their dream products is that many of them struggle to meet delivery dates. Even many successful crowdfunding campaigns that garner an enormous amount of interest and supporters, noteworthy media buzz and… Read More The post Taking Your Crowdfunding Project from Concept to Market appeared first on Crowdfund […]

  • China: WeiyangX Fintech Review
    by Xu Gao on 2017-10-15 at 00:20Tencent Received License to Sell Insurance on WeChat and QQ This week, China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) announced that it had grant an operation license to Shenzhen Wei Min Insurance Agency Co. Ltd. Tencent owns a majority stake (57.8%) of this new insurer. Fubon Property… Read More The post China: WeiyangX Fintech Review appeared first on Crowdfund Insider. […]

  • Scotiabank Teams Up With NXT Labs to Gain Access to Promising Latin American Fintech Startups
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-14 at 15:45Scotiabank announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with Latin America’s startup accelerator, NXTP Labs. According to the Canadian bank, the strategic collaboration will allow it to gain access to the most promising Fintechs in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru, and also leverage these… Read More The post Scotiabank Teams Up With NXT Labs to Gain Access to Promising Latin American […]

  • Prior to Public ICO, Grid+ Signs MOU with the Tokyo Electric Power Company
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-14 at 15:44Earlier this month, Grid+ announced the results of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) pre-sale that brought in about $27 million. The forthcoming public sale is scheduled to kick off just before Holloween on October 30th. Grid has now raised about half of its 90 million… Read More The post Prior to Public ICO, Grid+ Signs MOU with the Tokyo Electric Power Company appeared first on Crowdfund […]

  • Update: Kokoon Attracts £900,000 on Crowdcube; Announces Manufacturing Update
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-14 at 15:25With its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube set to close on October 24th, VC backed and Kickstarter alum Kokoon has successfully secured more than £900,000. The company launched the initiative last month seeking £750,000, which was achieved within the first week. As previously reported, Kokoon was founded… Read More The post Update: Kokoon Attracts £900,000 on […]

  • Overfunding: Hybrid Estate Agent Vesper Secures £100,000 Funding Target on Seedrs
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-14 at 15:05Hybrid estate agent, Vesper Homes, has successfully secured its initial 100,000 funding target on Seedrs thanks to nearly 100 investors. As previously reported, Vesper stated that it offers users all of the same services as a local estate agent, but with a saving of 50% on fees…. Read More The post Overfunding: Hybrid Estate Agent Vesper Secures £100,000 Funding Target on Seedrs […]

Tech.eu

  • Draper Esprit will invest $100 million in seed funds around Europe
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-16 at 08:16Draper Esprit, the London- and Dublin-based VC firm, has announced that it will invest up to $100 million in seed funds across Europe over the next five years. Thus far, the VC firm has committed to investing in Seedcamp and Episode 1 Ventures and previously invested in equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs and Crowdcube. Draper Esprit […] The post Draper Esprit will invest $100 million in […]

  • These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week
    by Robin Wauters on 2017-10-13 at 14:02These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week The post These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week appeared first on Tech.eu. […]

  • Shell acquires Dutch electric vehicle charging network NewMotion
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 14:03Amsterdam’s NewMotion, a provider of electric vehicle charge points, has been acquired by Shell. No terms were disclosed. NewMotion, launched in 2009, is one of the largest networks of electric vehicles charging locations in Europe. Its technology will now be integrated into Shell’s business, including its retail locations around the continent. “We are very pleased […] […]

  • Berlin’s Blacklane acquires airport concierge service Solve
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 12:40Berlin-based professional driver service app Blacklane has acquired airport concierge startup Solve for an undisclosed amount. Solve, originally founded in Las Vegas, was a platform for booking airport concierge services like curbside meet and greet, fast track access through security, and assistance with immigration or flight connections. It is active in 500 airports and will […] The post […]

  • Finland’s HappyOrNot raises $14.5 million for its smiley face feedback data
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 12:00HappyOrNot, a feedback data analytics company, has raised $14.5 million in a Series A round led by Northzone with participation from Australian VC firm AirTree. The Tampere-based company makes customer feedback terminals that you’ve likely seen at airports and supermarkets where customers can select four different smiley faces, from happy to sad, in response to […] The post […]

  • French fintech startup Manager.one raises €2 million
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 09:27Manager.one, a fintech startup based in Paris, has raised €2 million from angel investors for its online banking platform for entrepreneurs. The fresh round of investment has come from a number of business angels, such as Michaël Benabou, Alain Krzentowski, Didier Rosenberg, and Laurent Dassault. Much of the new funds will be invested in marketing […] The post French fintech […]

  • Belgian industrial IoT firm Sensolus raises €2.75 million
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 08:47Ghent-based Sensolus, which makes industrial internet of things systems, has raised €2.75 million from Capricorn ICT Arkiv and Quest for Growth to fuel its international growth. Sensolus develops an industrial IoT tracking and monitoring system called STICKNTRACK and counts Airbus among its clients, which uses the system and the Sigfox network to track the location […] The post […]

  • Mobile gaming studio Supersolid raises $4 million from Index Ventures
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 08:35UK mobile games developer Supersolid has raised $4 million led by Index Ventures with participation from a number of other unnamed investors. The company, founded in 2012, has amassed 50 million downloads and launched its latest game Home Street. The new funds will be used to add new features to the game, grow its London-based […] The post Mobile gaming studio Supersolid raises $4 million […]

  • Q3 2017 European and Israeli exit volume drops 47% YoY, but rises 200% from Q2 2017 to €25 billion
    by Mary Loritz on 2017-10-11 at 12:22Q3 2017 was a more or less average quarter for M&A transactions and IPOs in Europe, Israel, and Turkey. Though there were more deals than in most previous quarters, total exit volume decreased compared to standout quarters in Q3 2016 and Q4 2016, which had €47 billion and €65 billion in recorded transaction volume respectively, […] The post Q3 2017 European and Israeli exit […]

  • Electronics rental marketplace Grover raises $11.7 million in debt funding
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-11 at 08:54Grover, an electronics rental marketplace, has secured $11.7 million in asset-backed debt funding from Varengold Bank. The Berlin-based company runs a subscription service for users to rent consumer electronics through its partnership with German chain store MediaMarkt. According to the company, its subscription numbers have grown eight-fold over the last year. The new funding will […] The […]

StartupJuncture

  • GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to board
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-10 at 08:42Gitlab, a collaboration and DevOps platform has raised a $20 million Series C round led by GV, the venture arm of Alphabet. Founded in Utrecht in 2014 by Sytse Sijbrandij and Dmitriy Zaporozhets Gitlab, has since raised $45.6 million. GitLab is currently in use by more than 100,000 organization as a git-based open source tool […] The post GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to […]

  • Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-09 at 12:51What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates KPN acquires Dutch cybersecurity company QSight IT Delft-based cybersecurity and cloud consultancy QSight IT has been acquired by telecom firm KPN. QSight IT turnover of €50 million in 2016. Most notable investor in […] The post Dutch Startup News: […]

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-06 at 08:56‘s-Hertogenbosch-based startup InvoiceFinance has raised 6 million euro from a group of investors and business angels from the financial industry and Peak Capital. The capital raised will be primarily used for further growth through investments in marketing activities and the recruitment of sales reps. A part of the money will be used for the further […] The post Fintech startup […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-05 at 08:39Amsterdam-based smart bicycles startup VanMoof has raised 4 million euro from Slingshot Capital, also from the Dutch capital. A spokesperson said to the Dutch business news media outlet RTL Z that Slingshot will get a substantial minority share of something between 10 and 50 percent in return for its investment (in Dutch). The capital raised […] The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof […]

  • MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment
    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-10-04 at 09:41It’s the biggest investment in history in Europe when it comes to software investments. The money is meant for a global roll-out. World domination for MessageBird?! Cloudcommunication platform aims for global growth The $60m series A round was led by Accel and participation from Atomico (London) and Y Combinator as a co-investor. The money will […] The post MessageBird raises $60 […]

  • Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, Sound Energy, €250 million
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-02 at 13:39What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates Dutch startups get extra EUR 250 mln for scale-ups The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs will in partnership with the European Investment Fund (EFSI) provide EUR 100 million worth of extra financing for […] The post Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, […]

  • TNW launches a new service for enterprises, governments and startups, ‘TNW X’
    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-09-29 at 17:40TNW X is aiming to be the bridge between local tech communities, corporate giants and governments. The B2B channel jumps in to help traditional companies and organizations closing the gap with the tech community. Showcasing and attracting With X TNW wants to connect enterprises with leading tech startups and top talent. For governments it’s a […] The post TNW launches a new service […]

  • Here are the six new UtrechtInc ‘Pressure Cooker’ startups
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-28 at 09:51Incubator UtrechtInc just selected six new startups for its ‘Pressure Cooker’ program: Closure, Goings-On, Campfire, MarcoPoloBot, PerfectPlace and PostMe.  More than any other incubator in the Netherlands the focus of UtrechtInc has been on helping tackle societal issues concerning health, the environment and education with entrepreneurship. The composition of this new […]

  • Comparison startup ScanMovers raises €500K angel money
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 10:24Amsterdam-based movers comparison startup ScanMovers has raised half a million euros form a group of housing and mortage market informals. The captial raised will be used for expanding the platform such that it enables ‘the customer in his or her journey to find the perfect mover’, says  Boyan Nijpels, founder of ScanMovers to StartupJuncture. “That […] The post […]

  • Sound Energy raises 1 million euro from Cottonwood
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 07:56Enschede-based startup Sound Energy has raised 1 million euro form Cottonwood Technology Fund and the regional development fund Oost NL of the Twente Innovation Fund. The capital raised will be used to expand the team and start mass production. “This investment enables us to focus on volume production of the THEAC-25 prototype and start attracting […] The post Sound Energy raises 1 […]

Inc42

  • After Losing Out To Flipkart During Festive Sale, Amazon Fuels $250 Mn In Amazon Seller Services
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-16 at 12:17Just over three months after pouring $260 Mn (INR 1,680 Cr) into Amazon Seller Services, ecommerce behemoth Amazon has infused another $250 Mn (INR 1,620 Cr) in the India-based seller operations unit to tackle competition from rival Flipkart. The latest investment comes at a time when the US-based company is gearing up to infuse fresh […] The post After Losing Out To Flipkart During […]

  • Global Tech Giant Apple Eager To Enter The Indian Digital Payments Segment With Apple Pay
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-16 at 11:00Following the footsteps of Amazon, Flipkart, WhatsApp, Hike and others, US-headquartered technology company Apple is also looking to enter the booming digital payments space in India with Apple Pay. To that end, the tech giant is reportedly preparing to partner with local players that already have an established presence in the country. In a recent […] The post Global Tech Giant Apple […]

  • India Fintech Forum Selects 20 Global Startups For ‘The India Fintech Awards’ Demo Day
    by Meha Agarwal on 2017-10-16 at 09:59The India Fintech Awards, an initiative of India Fintech Forum has selected 20 startups from seven countries to participate in the Demo Day. The list includes startups from countries such as the US, Israel, Portugal, Belgium, UK, Singapore, and India. The India Fintech Forum is a non-profit initiative that offers a platform for fintech companies […] The post India Fintech Forum Selects 20 […]

  • Gyanendra Badgaiyan To Head Lobby Group Indiatech Launched By Flipkart, Ola, Others
    by Shweta Modgil on 2017-10-16 at 09:42Former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and economist Gyanendra Badgaiyan has been roped in as the CEO of Indiatech.org, the think-tank and lobby group set up by home grown Internet companies like Flipkart and Ola, as per sources close to the development. After Gyanendra Badgaiyan joins in the next few weeks, the lobby group is […] The post Gyanendra Badgaiyan To Head Lobby […]

  • Micro Lending Platform KrazyBee Sweeps $8 Mn Series A Funding From Xiaomi, Shunwei Capital
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-16 at 08:59Bengaluru-based micro lending platform KrazyBee has raised $8 Mn Series A equity and debt financing led by Xiaomi Technologies and Shunwei Capital. The round also saw participation from E-city Ventures and RK Group. The newly-raised capital will be used for strengthening the company’s risk model and core algorithm, geared towards catering to new market segments […] The post Micro […]

  • Nearly 500 Mn PC Users Unknowingly Contribute To Mining Cryptocurrency
    by Suprita Anupam on 2017-10-16 at 08:25Computer hardware is costly, and so is mining cryptocurrency these days. Skipping these hardware issues, miners have now found a new way of mining, by attaching parasite-scripts to various websites. According to an adblocking firm AdGuard, almost 220 popular websites are currently home to these parasite-scripts. Interestingly, almost half-a-billion users use these crypto-mining scripts whenever […]

  • Wholesale Retailer Metro Cash And Carry To Foray Into B2B Ecommerce
    by Meha Agarwal on 2017-10-16 at 06:15Bengaluru-headquartered wholesale retail service provider Metro Cash And Carry will soon foray into ecommerce with the B2B model. “In the next 60 to 90 days, before the end of this year, we would be starting our new ecommerce solutions,” Metro Cash & Carry India chief executive and managing director Arvind Mediratta told PTI. Metro Cash […] The post Wholesale Retailer Metro […]

  • Auto Insurance Aggregator RenewBuy Raises $9.2 Mn From Amicus Capital Partners
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-16 at 06:11Gurugram-headquartered auto insurance aggregator RenewBuy has raised $9.2 Mn (INR 60 Cr) from Bengaluru-based growth-stage PE firm, Amicus Capital Partners. The investment is part of Amicus Capital’s maiden private equity fund which made its first close at $200 Mn in December 2016. As per reports, Zanskar Advisors served as the financial advisor for the transaction, […] The post Auto […]

  • 9 Months, 3.5K Contracts: How LegalTech Startup SpotDraft Is Using AI To Bring In The Tech In Legal
    by Shweta Modgil on 2017-10-16 at 05:25“Ultimately lawyers are like programmers, only difference being, they code/write in legal language, which in most cases is English,” says Shashank Bijapur, co-founder of AI driven legaltech startup SpotDraft and a former Wall Street Lawyer. It is this belief which led Shashank, a Harvard Law School graduate, from the echelons of Wall Street to finding […] The post 9 Months, […]

  • VR And AR Ecosystem In India – An Emerging Dawn
    by Deepak Gupta on 2017-10-15 at 18:56VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) and the overall mixed reality space have been on the radar of many over the past three-odd years. Some landmark developments in the sector include Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus (March 14),  Hololens launch (March 16), MagicLeap’s $500 Mn round (Oct 14) and  PlayStation VR launch (Oct 16) followed […] The post VR And […]

  • Don’t Make These Mistakes When Naming Your Company!
    by Abhishek Shah on 2017-10-15 at 18:56Building up a business isn’t easy, nor is it easy to come up with the perfect name for it in a jiffy. It takes time to come up with a name, and if you try to rush it just so that you can get your website up, then you might probably end up with a […] The post Don’t Make These Mistakes When Naming Your Company! appeared first on Inc42 Media. […]

  • Gary Vaynerchuk: Figuring Out Who You Are Is The Best way To Explore New Opportunities
    by Team Inc42 on 2017-10-15 at 02:34“You don’t have to look like George Clooney. You just have to know yourself.” This is a simple to understand, yet the most underestimated statement in the present era. Majority of us are just running aimlessly to put themselves in the shoes of other successful people, nearly forgetting WHO THEY ARE and WHAT THEY CAN […] The post Gary Vaynerchuk: Figuring Out Who You Are […]

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  • eBay takes on The RealReal and other fashion resellers with launch of authentication program
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-16 at 15:02 eBay is going after high-end clientele in search of luxury goods with today’s launch of eBay Authenticate, a new program that will allow sellers to opt in to have their goods verified as authentic. Initially, the service will focus on luxury handbags and wallets across 12 high-end brands, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Dior, Fendi, Balenciaga, […]

  • Sorry SNES Classic: Analogue’s Super Nt is the ultimate Super Nintendo
    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-16 at 15:00 You may or may not have scored an SNES Classic from Nintendo, but either way, you don’t have the true retro gaming fan’s SNES reboot – yet. That’s because it’s not out yet, and it’s not even made by Nintendo: It’s the Super Nt, the next reference quality console recreation from Analogue, the same gadget maker that created the Nt Mini to play […]

  • Apple denied motions in VirnetX patent case, slapped with a $440M final judgement
    by Ingrid Lunden on 2017-10-16 at 14:44 Apple lost a retrial a year ago in an ongoing patent dispute with VirnetX over secure communications protocols in FaceTime and other applications, and today the latter company announced the total amount Apple finally will be required to pay up, after the court that heard the case — United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas — denied all of […]

  • The CoD: WWII live action trailer is out
    by Jordan Crook on 2017-10-16 at 13:57 In approximately three weeks, Call of Duty is taking the franchise back to WWII, with some good old-fashioned boots-on-the-ground gameplay. So it’s not surprising that the live action trailer is focused on reassembling the squad. It’s no Destiny 2 live action trailer, but it has its own charm. Instead of dressing actors up in WWII garb and trying to depict actual gameplay, […]

  • We Heart It says a data breach affected over 8 million accounts, included emails and passwords
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-16 at 13:49 We Heart It, an image-sharing site used by 40 million teens as of a couple of years ago, is informing users their personal data may have been compromised. The company was alerted to a possible security breach last week that involved over 8 million accounts, it said on Friday. The breach took place a few years ago and includes email addresses, usernames and encrypted passwords for We […]

  • Watch Wakanda come to life in Marvel’s new ‘Black Panther’ trailer
    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-16 at 13:48 Marvel’s The Black Panther is coming to theatres next year on February 16, and now we have a better look at what to expect from the movie. There’s Black Panther, of course, returning in his own feature after making his debut in Captain America: Civil War, but there’s also so, so much more. We get a LOT of looks at Wakanda, the advanced fictional African nation where […]

  • DxO One camera for Android on the way, new accessories debut
    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-16 at 13:00 The best compact camera smartphone attachment you can buy is getting an Android version, and a heap of updates for the existing iPhone model that make it even better (and it’s already excellent). The DxO One, DxO’s first camera hardware, gets a free software update this morning that adds Facebook Live multi-camera streaming, time-lapse and more, and customers can sign up to […]

  • LimeBike raises $50M to further its bike-sharing ambitions
    by Devin Coldewey on 2017-10-16 at 12:59 LimeBike, one of several companies competing in the rapidly expanding bike-sharing space, has raised a $50 million C round to continue building out the operation. The company is also looking into ways to differentiate itself from the competition — including the two 900-pound Chinese gorillas in the industry, Ofo and Mobike. Read Mor […]

  • ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ reimagined in 8-bit for 40th anniversary
    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-16 at 12:43 Close Encounters of the Third Kind is 40 years old, which is a bit hard to believe, so this ‘retro’ 8-bit recreation of the seminal Steven Spielberg sci-fi movie is actually modern compared to its actual release date. I think. Still, it’s a fun homage from fan Christopher Harrison, and one that Close Encounters is using to promote its 4K UHD and Blu-ray release. Both […]

  • IBM is using the blockchain to speed up and simplify cross-border payments
    by Jon Russell on 2017-10-16 at 11:52 The blockchain has long been seen as a method to quicken (and cheapen) cross-border payments, and now that movement — which includes a number of startups making moves privately — just got its highest profile advocate after IBM announced its own solution focused on banks. The computing giant has teamed up with blockchain startup Stellar and payment company Kickex to launch […]

  • WPA2 shown to be vulnerable to key reinstallation attacks
    by Natasha Lomas on 2017-10-16 at 11:33 A key reinstallation attack vulnerability in the WPA2 wi-fi protocol has been made public today. Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef has identified what he dubs a “serious weakness” in the wireless protocol. Read Mor […]

  • Draper Esprit invests in early-stage VCs Seedcamp and Episode 1
    by Steve O'Hear on 2017-10-16 at 09:27 Draper Esprit, the publicly-listed VC firm based in London, has announced its intention to invest in other early-stage VC firms in Europe, putting aside up to £75 million ($100m) to do so over the next five years. To kick things off, it has committed capital to pre-seed and seed investor Seedcamp, and seed and Series A VC Episode 1. Read Mor […]

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  • Samsung announces Connect Tag tracker that uses cellular IoT tech to help you find people and things
    by Paul Sawers on 2017-10-16 at 09:48There is no shortage of little portable tracker devices that you can attach to your keys or your dog to ensure you never lose the things that matter most to you. But Samsung has today announced the Samsung Connect Tag, one of the first mobile consumer products that uses the fledgling narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) standard&nbs […]

  • T-Mobile and Sprint plan to announce merger without asset divestitures
    by Reuters on 2017-10-16 at 07:47(Reuters) — T-Mobile and Sprint plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. While it is common for companies not to unveil divestitures&nbs […]

  • Smart Cities Race Steps up a Gear with £10m Connexin Investment
    by Business Wire on 2017-10-16 at 06:25PRESS RELEASE: Metropolitan Wi-Fi firm Connexin has secured up to a £10m investment to rapidly scale up and expand its smart cities business. Connexin is using the investment led by Digital Alpha Advisors, which has a strategic partnership… […]

  • IBM launches cross-border blockchain payments to grease international commerce
    by Dean Takahashi on 2017-10-16 at 04:01IBM is announcing today that it has created a new cross-border blockchain payments solution with KlickEx Group and Stellar.org. The move is designed to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of making global payments for businesses and consumers. For the first time, public blockchain technology — a kind of transparent ledger system that is distributed&nbs […]

  • Bots are becoming highly skilled assistants in physical therapy
    by Michal Prywata, Bionik Laboratories on 2017-10-15 at 23:54GUEST: Within the last decade, we’ve seen incredible progress in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence.  Innovators have been seeking out ways to meld man and machine and, in some areas, remove man altogether. In robotics, we’re seeing delivery drones, security robots, and more. In AI, chatbots, self-driving cars, and voice recognition have all made&nbs […]

  • Voice and facial recognition could help AI surpass humans in emotional intelligence
    by Mikko Alasaarela, Inbot on 2017-10-15 at 21:33GUEST: I have studied emotional intelligence as a hobby for a long time. Until recently, I believed emotional intelligence would remain one of the core advantages of us humans after artificial intelligence takes over all tasks requiring memorization and logic. Over the past few years, I’ve focused my studies on emotionally intelligent algorithms, as it is&nbs […]

  • Playrix scores another big match-3 mobile game hit with Homescapes
    by Dean Takahashi on 2017-10-15 at 21:33Russia’s Playrix has become a big mobile game player in the past couple of years. It has scored three big hits, and now, it has launched another major match-3 mobile game with Homescapes. In its first week, Homescapes had more than 7 million downloads on iOS and Android, said Igor Bukhman, cofounder of Playrix, in&nbs […]

  • It will take more than a lone vigilante to save the IoT from botnets
    by Jim Hunter, Greenwave Systems on 2017-10-15 at 20:05GUEST: Like everyone else, I caught the new trailer for the next Star Wars movie on Monday and “saw raw, untamed power … and beyond that, something truly special.” I’m now spotting Lucasfilm metaphors everywhere. Since IoT is my personal and professional obsession, botnet foes like Persirai and Mirai and LinuxProxyM naturally equate to the dark&nbs […]

  • China’s manufacturers are enabling a new model of startup incubation
    by Eli Harris, EcoFlow Tech on 2017-10-15 at 18:08GUEST: The current chronology Silicon Valley hardware startups typically follow is slow and disordered. But that could change with a new incubation model emerging from an unlikely group: China’s global hardware manufacturers (OEMs). Usually, when launching a hardware business, startups make prototypes, then raise capital so they can fund production. They then often turn to China,&nbs […]

  • How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution
    by Jeremy Epstein, Never Stop Marketing on 2017-10-15 at 16:33GUEST: The blockchain space has been innovating at an incredible pace over the past year. The total number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) was probably less than 10. If someone had told you that insurance company AIG was conducting a multi-country smart contract test, you’d have thought they were crazy. Certainly, the idea of putting an&nbs […]

  • Tech Museum embraces augmented reality with Body Worlds Decoded exhibit
    by Dean Takahashi on 2017-10-15 at 15:35Museums around the world need to use technology to hold the attention of increasingly tech-savvy children. And that’s doubly true for the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. The museum in the heart of Silicon Valley is opening a 5,000-square-feet exhibit on October 15 that uses groundbreaking augmented reality technology to bring it&nbs […]

  • Bury me, my Love stays true to the experiences of Syrian refugees
    by Stephanie Chan on 2017-10-15 at 14:15Bury me, my Love is a game about a journey that millions of people have made simply so they can survive. It’s from developers Pixel Hunt and Figs, and it’s based on the true stories of Syrian refugees who fled their homes because of a brutal civil war. It will debut October 26 on iOS&nbs […]

Reuters

  • London court adjourns Dana Gas sukuk trial
    on 2017-10-13 at 15:51DUBAI, Oct 13 (Reuters) – A London High Court judge has adjourned hearings on whether the United Arab Emirates’ Dana Gas must redeem $700 million of Islamic bonds when they mature at the end of this month, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. […]

  • UPDATE 1-British debt collector Cabot to launch 1 bln stg IPO next week – source
    on 2017-10-13 at 12:17LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Cabot Credit Management, Britain’s biggest debt collector, is set to launch a 1 billion pound ($1.3 billion) stock market float next week after a delay last month to revamp its board, a person familiar with the matter said. […]

  • British debt collector Cabot to launch 1 bln stg IPO next week – source
    on 2017-10-13 at 11:27LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest debt collector Cabot Credit Management is set to launch a stock market debut next week expected to value it at about 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) after a delay last month to revamp its board, a person familiar with the matter said. […]

  • BAWAG PSK books already covered in Austria’s biggest IPO
    on 2017-10-12 at 12:35ZURICH/VIENNA, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Books are already covered for the listing of BAWAG PSK, the Austrian bank majority owned by U.S. private equity group Cerberus Capital Management, one of the bookrunners said on Thursday. […]

 

  • Kobe Steel shares hit near five-year lows as cheating scandal raises financial risks
    on 2017-10-16 at 14:52TOKYO (Reuters) – Just over a week out from revelations of a cheating scandal that plunged Kobe Steel Ltd in crisis and ensnared hundreds of firms, the embattled steelmaker’s shares skidded to five-year lows on Monday as investors worried about the financial and legal fallout. […]

  • Colony Capital in talks to buy troubled Weinstein Co
    on 2017-10-16 at 14:42(Reuters) – The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. […]

  • FINRA orders Wells Fargo to pay clients $3.4 million over sales practice issues
    on 2017-10-16 at 14:33NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Monday ordered Wells Fargo & Co.’s clearing services and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network to pay customers $3.4 million in restitution for sales practice issues related to unsuitable recommendations of certain investment products. […]

  • Fake paperwork, poor parts challenge China’s aerospace boom
    on 2017-10-16 at 14:26SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese suppliers to U.S. flight control systems maker Moog sold it poorly made parts, faked paperwork and outsourced work to a factory not approved by the company, according to an internal report by U.S. aviation regulators. […]

  • Bombardier pursues options for aerospace division; no deal imminent: sources
    on 2017-10-16 at 14:17MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s Bombardier Inc is continuing to look at strategic options for its aerospace division but no deal is imminent, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. […]

  • Wall Street hits fresh record on financial, tech gains
    on 2017-10-16 at 14:13(Reuters) – Major Wall Street indexes hit fresh records at the open on Monday on gains in financial and technology stocks even as investors awaited a barrage of earnings reports this week. […]

  • IPhone 7 is outselling iPhone 8: analyst
    on 2017-10-16 at 13:59(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys. […]

  • Exclusive: China offers to buy 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly – sources
    on 2017-10-16 at 13:59DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources said, a move that could give Saudi Arabia the flexibility to consider various options for its plan to float the world’s biggest oil producer on the stock market. […]

  • As the quartet breaks up, central banking leadership flux looms
    on 2017-10-16 at 13:25WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of the world’s top central banks who risked trillions of dollars and their reputations to rescue the global economy are now set to walk off stage at a time when the lingering effects of the crisis, evolving technology and a combustible political landscape will challenge their successors. […]

  • Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint plan merger without selling assets
    on 2017-10-16 at 12:08(Reuters) – T-Mobile U.S. Inc and Sprint Corp plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. […]

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Alleywatch

  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $18.5M to Bring You Insurance Powered by Technology
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-12 at 22:53According to a recent McKinsey study published last year, the small commercial market for insurance has good potential for growth but it’s fragmented and competitive. The largest player in the space only commands 6% of total premiums with ~50% of premiums split between 11 carriers. Carries are scrambling to differentiate themselves and secure more market […]

  • How to Leverage the 2-by-2 Rule to Close Your Next Sales Call
    by David Ciccarelli on 2017-10-12 at 15:27Time is money, as the old saying goes. That said, are you and your team making the most effective use of your resources when it comes to prospecting? We’re big proponents of the two-by-two rule at my company. Simply put, the two-by-two rule meansfinding two pieces of information about a company to leverage in a […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/12/17
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-12 at 14:07Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/12/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings. […]

  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $27.5M to Measure Security Risk
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-12 at 13:27Equifax shows us that measuring and monitoring the security risk of your company, vendors, and business partners is critical. But how to do it? This NYC startup has now raised a total of $62.2M for its industry-leading solution. […]

  • 10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-12 at 12:27Every aspiring entrepreneur would love to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos, but most have no idea what really sets these guys apart from all the rest. Conventional wisdom has them looking for a painful problem, a very large opportunity, and minimal competitive barriers to entry. In reality, most great entrepreneurs find these […]

  • Inside the Mind of a New York VC: Issam Freiha of Alrai Capital
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-11 at 16:27Welcome back to Inside the Mind of an NYC VC, a new series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with New York City-based Venture Capitalists. In the hot seat this time is Issam Freiha, Cofounder and Partner at Alrai Capital. Alrai’s first fund is a $10M fund focused on transportation technology.  The firm is currently raising its […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/11/17
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-11 at 16:07Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/11/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new funding […]

  • What I Learned From Living In and Working Out of a Van
    by Kevin Hong on 2017-10-11 at 15:27He built a $15M business from a van. Are you willing to bootstrap like this? […]

  • Tips On How To Approach Tough Decisions In Business
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-11 at 14:27Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. Why is it that his idea which seemed so fundable only months ago fails to attract investors today? The team is the same. The company’s market is the same. The only change might be a […]

  • 30 Tips to Prevent Being Hacked That Everyone Should Know
    by Alex Iskold on 2017-10-11 at 12:27In recent years, we’ve seen a massive surge in digital identity theft, hacking and online fraud. The bad news is that these practices will not go away, but instead will become even more prevalent. Hackers are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, gaining inroads into election results, company databases and individual bank accounts. They use algorithms and so-called […]

  • The September 2017 NYC Venture Capital and Early Stage Funding Report
    by Reza Chowdhury on 2017-10-10 at 16:27Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the month of September, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Angel/Seed, Series A, Series B, and […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/10/17
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-10 at 16:07Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/10/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new funding […]

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  • MioTech Raises $7M in Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 21:44MioTech, a Hong Kong-based provider of an artificial intelligence driven platform for financial institutions, raised $7m in Series A funding. The round was led by Horizons Ventures with participation from ZhenFund and other backers in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The company intends to use the funds to continue investing in R&D, add new talents, […]

  • Unity Secures $1M in Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 21:29Unity, a San Francisco, CA–based provider of AI influencer marketing platform to small and medium businesses, secured $1m in funding. Backers included Jonathan Berent, a director of global customer experience at Google. The company intends to use the funds to continue developing the technology, with a focus on features that will continue to make the […]

  • CarHopper Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 21:17CarHopper, a Miami, Fl.-based online booking platform for luxury and exotic car rentals, raised $1.5m in seed funding. Backers were not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its launch into four new markets, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami and San Francisco. Led by Bora Hamamcioglu, founder and CEO, CarHopper is […]

  • VirionHealth Raises Up To £13M in Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 21:09VirionHealth Ltd, a Coventry, UK-based biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for respiratory viral infections, raised up to £13m in Series A funding. Abingworth made the investment. The company intends to use the funds to advance its novel programs into the clinic. Founded in 2017 based on research by Professors Nigel Dimmock and Andrew Easton at […]

  • Sysdig Completes $25m Series C Financing
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 20:55Sysdig, a San Francisco, CA-based container intelligence company, completed a $25m series C financing. Accel Partners’ Growth Fund made the investment. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its product portfolio and scale out its customer support capabilities. Led by Loris Degioanni, founder and CEO, Sysdig provides an intelligence platform to […]

  • TruSignal Secures $5M in Series A Financing
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 20:39TruSignal Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based predictive marketing and people-based audience business, completed its spin-out from eBureau, LLC, and secured $5m in Series A funding. Backers included Redpoint Ventures, Split Rock Partners and Tenaya Capital. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth and the execute its product roadmap, including the general release […]

  • XL Hybrids Secures $22M in Series D Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 20:12XL Hybrids, Inc., a Boston, MA-based provider of connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, raised a $22m Series D funding round. The round, which brings total funding to over $50m, was led by Constellation Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Exelon Corporation, with participation from IKEA Group along with new […]

  • Mynd Secures $5M in Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 19:46Mynd, an Oakland, Calif.-based tech-enabled property management company, secured another $5m in venture funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Ventures, with participation from Canaan Partners, Jackson Square Ventures, and Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group. The company, which has raised $15.6m in total venture capital funding, intends to use the capital […]

  • VY Esports Raises Seed Funding Round
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 19:38VY Esports, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based Esports content and services platform, raised a seed funding round of undisclosed amount. The round was led by Raine Ventures with participation from Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures and other investors in the esports space. As part of the fundraising, Blair Ford, Venture Partner of Raine Ventures, will join […]

  • Omnyway Closes $12.75M in Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 19:24Omnyway, a San Francisco, CA-based augmented digital commerce platform, closed on $12.75m in Series A funding. The round was led by Nyca, CommerzVentures, the venture arm of Commerzbank Group of Germany, and CEFIF, the CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, a part of CreditEase of China, with participation from Commerce Ventures, Industry Ventures and others. The company […]

  • VCs Are Looking into Startup Owners More and It Is a Good Thing for Startup Owners
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 16:58The startup world is livelier than ever. We have new startups in many industries almost on a daily basis. New ventures get funded and more products are catering to the specific needs and wants of the customers. The lively startup climate also makes following the latest rounds of investments more exciting. For venture capitals (VCs) […]

  • ICX Media Raises $6.6M in Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-12 at 16:24ICX Media, a Washington, DC-based video data intelligence platform company, closed a $6.6m Series A financing round. The round was led by Grotech Ventures with participation from Richmond-based NRV, Boston-based PJC, and Avonlea Capital. As part of the financing, Grotech General Partner Don Rainey and NRV Managing Director Scott Tolleson have joined the ICX Media […]

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  • Brisbane-based Redback Technologies raises $9 million to expand its renewables-monitoring offerings
    by Angela Castles on 2017-10-13 at 04:26Brisbane-based energy monitoring startup Redback Technologies has raised $9 million dollars from the federal government’s Clean Energy Innovation Fund and Right Click Capital to expand its renewable energy optimisation software. Designed to give users the most value for money from their solar panels, Redback’s software platform uses machine learning to predict solar generation and […]

  • Top tips for planning a truly successful small business
    by SmartCompany on 2017-10-13 at 03:56Having a great idea for a business, the financial backing to see it through and the passion to drive it is brilliant – but a successful operation needs constant planning and revision. Don’t panic – while planning may take a little effort in the short term, in the long run it’s an invaluable tool to […] The post Top tips for planning a truly successful small business […]

  • Why Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is sending messages of support to Sydney uni students
    by Angela Castles on 2017-10-13 at 03:47The first cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs graduating from the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship’s (SSE) pilot unit are commencing their entrepreneurial journey with an unlikely source of inspiration: a personal message of support from Jeff Bezos. The Amazon founder has joined prominent local entrepreneurs, including Shark Tank judges Naomi Simson and Janine Allis, in sharing words of […]

  • Print is dead? Not according to these marketing experts
    by SmartCompany on 2017-10-13 at 03:22In this digital age, we’re constantly bombarded with online advertising and messaging – you can’t even log onto your email or social networks these days without being inundated with special deals, sponsored posts and ‘act now’ offers. As a business owner, it’s hard to compete and find your niche amid so many messages, particularly when […] The post Print […]

  • Six entrepreneurs on how to motivate staff towards success, even when crunch time hits
    by Emma Koehn on 2017-10-13 at 03:15Apple founder Steve Jobs once said his model for business success was The Beatles: four guys who kept each others’ negative tendencies in check to create something bigger than the sum of their parts. As company founders stare down the end-of-year crunch, many are likely be considering how to make sure their teams operate in […] The post Six entrepreneurs on how to motivate staff […]

  • Six ways to protect your data in the cloud
    by SmartCompany on 2017-10-13 at 02:55While cloud computing has become the norm for so many daily business tasks, many SMEs still feel wary about placing their own – and their customers’ – information on cloud-based servers . These fears have been fueled by recent high-profile attacks such as the Equifax breach, when the private financial details of more than 140 […] The post Six ways to protect your data in […]

  • The top five workplace safety issues faced by small Aussie businesses revealed
    by Martin Kovacs on 2017-10-13 at 01:07Eighty-one percent of small Australian businesses are struggling to get a handle on their workplace safety obligations, according to research released this week by Employsure. The Employsure Workplace Safety Index reveals that only half of small businesses are confident they meet their obligations across all areas of workplace safety, with businesses struggling to keep pace […] The post […]

  • Richard Branson invests in Hyperloop One … Amazon has 500 Aussie businesses signed up already … Costello calls for super reform
    by Dominic Powell on 2017-10-13 at 01:02Entrepreneur and Virgin founder Richard Branson has announced a “significant” investment from his company into Hyperloop One, a company based in the US looking to commercialise Elon Musk’s high-speed Hyperloop transportation network. The company, which has been renamed “Virgin Hyperloop One” will continue to develop its transportation networks with the help of […]

  • Kikki.K losses hit $8 million as global expansion continues: Why retailers play the long game to go overseas
    by Emma Koehn on 2017-10-13 at 01:01The chief executive of stationery retailer Kikki.K has said he expects further investment will be needed for the brand to continue expanding into a range of global markets, after the company posted a reported 65% jump in losses this year. Retail heavyweight Iain Nairn told Fairfax the brand has been undertaking “heavy investment” in marketing, the […] The post Kikki.K […]

  • How leaders can deal with overlooked emotions by using an inner “lookout”
    by Martin Kovacs on 2017-10-13 at 00:46Leaders may be accustomed to focusing on all that is going on around them as they seek to ensure the best possible outcomes for their organisation. However, not paying attention to what is going on within themselves can be extremely detrimental, according to The New York Times bestselling author and Harvard Law School negotiation lecturer Erica […] The post How leaders can deal with […]

Crowdfund Insider

  • Fundrise Distributes $3.9 Million in Dividends. Largest Yet
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-12 at 23:19Fundrise, the online marketplace for investing in real estate, shared today that total quarterly dividends topped $3.9 million – the largest to date. More importantly, Fundrise compared their “Supplemental Income portfolio” annualized rate of return to other benchmarks and it looks pretty good. Fundrise is… Read More The post Fundrise Distributes $3.9 Million in Dividends. […]

  • LendingClub Q3 Earnings Report Scheduled for November 7th
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-12 at 22:54LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the largest marketplace lending platform in the US, has scheduled its quarterly earnings report for November 7th, at 5PM ET (2PM PT). A live webcast of LendingClub’s call will be available at http://ir.lendingclub.com under the Events & Presentations menu. Altneratively, you may dial in at… Read More The post LendingClub Q3 Earnings Report Scheduled […]

  • Bolt Mobility to Close Seedrs Round With More Than €3 Million in Funding
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-12 at 20:08Netherlands-based scooter company, Bolt Mobility, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than €3 million in funding from over 2,500 investors. The campaign was launched earlier this summer, seeking €1.5 million for its newAppScooter scooter.  AppScooter is described as a scooter that… Read More The post Bolt Mobility to Close Seedrs Round […]

  • OTC Markets to Expand Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program: Includes Continental Stock Transfer & Trust
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-12 at 19:58 OTC Markets Group Inc.(OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced that Continental Stock Transfer & Trust has joined OTC Markets’ Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program. The organization revealed it launched the Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program initiative with the goal of… Read More The post OTC Markets to Expand […]

  • Root Insurance Expands Insurtech Platform in the U.S.
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-12 at 19:39Car insurance company Root Insurance announced on Thursday it is expanding its services to drivers in Illinois, Utah, Oklahoma, and Indiana. Founded in 2015, the Ohio-based insurtech company claims to be the first insurance firm that was founded on the “principle of fundamental fairness.” It has… Read More The post Root Insurance Expands Insurtech Platform in the U.S. appeared […]

  • American Express Announces New Finance Product For Small Businesses
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-12 at 18:04American Express (AMEX) announced on Thursday the launch of a new addition to its suite of business financing products, which are designed to help businesses with access to working capital and short-term financing, Business Loans. According to the financial service giant, Business Loans now gives small businesses… Read More The post American Express Announces New Finance Product For […]

  • Zinbaustein “Wohnen Im Village 11” Hits €625K Goal, Starts Investor Waitlist
    by Erin Hobey on 2017-10-12 at 17:56Private investors may now participate in a new equity crowdfunding real estate round for a mortgage of residential buildings in Darmstadt / Frankfurt area of Germany.  “Wohnen Im Village 11” on zinsbaustein.de features ten semi-detached houses and one detached house.  Private investors can participate in the… Read More The post Zinbaustein “Wohnen Im Village […]

  • Waves Platform Utilizes Blockchain for New “Liquid Democracy” Voting System
    by Erin Hobey on 2017-10-12 at 17:11Earlier this year Crowdfund Insider spoke to CEO Pete Martin about Votem and its own securing public, private and proxy global election systems, which builds on a blockchain-based solution giving democracy back to the people with a swift, safe and secure electoral process. As expected, other platforms… Read More The post Waves Platform Utilizes Blockchain for New “Liquid […]

  • Warwick Audio Raises £2.2M with a Little Help from SyndicateRoom Friends
    by Erin Hobey on 2017-10-12 at 16:37UK online investment platform SyndicateRoom has supported Warwick Audio in a £2.2M funding round, as part of a larger financing activity bringing in more than £3M to the company. The funds will support Warwick Audio as it prepares to push its patented technology into the… Read More The post Warwick Audio Raises £2.2M with a Little Help from SyndicateRoom Friends appeared first […]

  • LendInvest Teams Up With UKPA to Launch Second Annual PropTech Influence List
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-12 at 16:25On Thursday, UK-based p2p lending platform LendInvest announced it has teamed up with the UK PropTech Association (UKPA) to release the second annual PropTech Influence List. The online lender revealed: “The LendInvest PropTech Influencer List aims to recognises the 25 people doing the most to develop the understanding,… Read More The post LendInvest Teams Up With UKPA to […]

Tech.eu

  • Shell acquires Dutch electric vehicle charging network NewMotion
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 14:03Amsterdam’s NewMotion, a provider of electric vehicle charge points, has been acquired by Shell. No terms were disclosed. NewMotion, launched in 2009, is one of the largest networks of electric vehicles charging locations in Europe. Its technology will now be integrated into Shell’s business, including its retail locations around the continent. “We are very pleased […] […]

  • Berlin’s Blacklane acquires airport concierge service Solve
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 12:40Berlin-based professional driver service app Blacklane has acquired airport concierge startup Solve for an undisclosed amount. Solve, originally founded in Las Vegas, was a platform for booking airport concierge services like curbside meet and greet, fast track access through security, and assistance with immigration or flight connections. It is active in 500 airports and will […] The post […]

  • Finland’s HappyOrNot raises $14.5 million for its smiley face feedback data
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 12:00HappyOrNot, a feedback data analytics company, has raised $14.5 million in a Series A round led by Northzone with participation from Australian VC firm AirTree. The Tampere-based company makes customer feedback terminals that you’ve likely seen at airports and supermarkets where customers can select four different smiley faces, from happy to sad, in response to […] The post […]

  • French fintech startup Manager.one raises €2 million
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 09:27Manager.one, a fintech startup based in Paris, has raised €2 million from angel investors for its online banking platform for entrepreneurs. The fresh round of investment has come from a number of business angels, such as Michaël Benabou, Alain Krzentowski, Didier Rosenberg, and Laurent Dassault. Much of the new funds will be invested in marketing […] The post French fintech […]

  • Belgian industrial IoT firm Sensolus raises €2.75 million
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 08:47Ghent-based Sensolus, which makes industrial internet of things systems, has raised €2.75 million from Capricorn ICT Arkiv and Quest for Growth to fuel its international growth. Sensolus develops an industrial IoT tracking and monitoring system called STICKNTRACK and counts Airbus among its clients, which uses the system and the Sigfox network to track the location […] The post […]

  • Mobile gaming studio Supersolid raises $4 million from Index Ventures
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-12 at 08:35UK mobile games developer Supersolid has raised $4 million led by Index Ventures with participation from a number of other unnamed investors. The company, founded in 2012, has amassed 50 million downloads and launched its latest game Home Street. The new funds will be used to add new features to the game, grow its London-based […] The post Mobile gaming studio Supersolid raises $4 million […]

  • Q3 2017 European and Israeli exit volume drops 47% YoY, but rises 200% from Q2 2017 to €25 billion
    by Mary Loritz on 2017-10-11 at 12:22Q3 2017 was a more or less average quarter for M&A transactions and IPOs in Europe, Israel, and Turkey. Though there were more deals than in most previous quarters, total exit volume decreased compared to standout quarters in Q3 2016 and Q4 2016, which had €47 billion and €65 billion in recorded transaction volume respectively, […] The post Q3 2017 European and Israeli exit […]

  • Electronics rental marketplace Grover raises $11.7 million in debt funding
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-11 at 08:54Grover, an electronics rental marketplace, has secured $11.7 million in asset-backed debt funding from Varengold Bank. The Berlin-based company runs a subscription service for users to rent consumer electronics through its partnership with German chain store MediaMarkt. According to the company, its subscription numbers have grown eight-fold over the last year. The new funding will […] The […]

  • CODE University aims to develop the next generation of digital talent in Berlin (with help from Trivago)
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-11 at 08:50The German travel tech company is supporting a new private university for digital product development. The post CODE University aims to develop the next generation of digital talent in Berlin (with help from Trivago) appeared first on Tech.eu. […]

  • German open source software firm Open-Xchange raises €21 million
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-11 at 07:00Open source software firm Open-Xchange has raised €21 million from Iris Capital and eCapital to boost its growth. The new funds will be invested in building Open-Xchange’s development, engineering, and technical support teams to focus on its DNS and email services and expand its partner and customer network globally. The Nuremberg company’s clients include GoDaddy, […] The […]

StartupJuncture

  • GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to board
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-10 at 08:42Gitlab, a collaboration and DevOps platform has raised a $20 million Series C round led by GV, the venture arm of Alphabet. Founded in Utrecht in 2014 by Sytse Sijbrandij and Dmitriy Zaporozhets Gitlab, has since raised $45.6 million. GitLab is currently in use by more than 100,000 organization as a git-based open source tool […] The post GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to […]

  • Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-09 at 12:51What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates KPN acquires Dutch cybersecurity company QSight IT Delft-based cybersecurity and cloud consultancy QSight IT has been acquired by telecom firm KPN. QSight IT turnover of €50 million in 2016. Most notable investor in […] The post Dutch Startup News: […]

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-06 at 08:56‘s-Hertogenbosch-based startup InvoiceFinance has raised 6 million euro from a group of investors and business angels from the financial industry and Peak Capital. The capital raised will be primarily used for further growth through investments in marketing activities and the recruitment of sales reps. A part of the money will be used for the further […] The post Fintech startup […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-05 at 08:39Amsterdam-based smart bicycles startup VanMoof has raised 4 million euro from Slingshot Capital, also from the Dutch capital. A spokesperson said to the Dutch business news media outlet RTL Z that Slingshot will get a substantial minority share of something between 10 and 50 percent in return for its investment (in Dutch). The capital raised […] The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof […]

  • MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment
    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-10-04 at 09:41It’s the biggest investment in history in Europe when it comes to software investments. The money is meant for a global roll-out. World domination for MessageBird?! Cloudcommunication platform aims for global growth The $60m series A round was led by Accel and participation from Atomico (London) and Y Combinator as a co-investor. The money will […] The post MessageBird raises $60 […]

  • Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, Sound Energy, €250 million
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-02 at 13:39What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates Dutch startups get extra EUR 250 mln for scale-ups The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs will in partnership with the European Investment Fund (EFSI) provide EUR 100 million worth of extra financing for […] The post Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, […]

  • TNW launches a new service for enterprises, governments and startups, ‘TNW X’
    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-09-29 at 17:40TNW X is aiming to be the bridge between local tech communities, corporate giants and governments. The B2B channel jumps in to help traditional companies and organizations closing the gap with the tech community. Showcasing and attracting With X TNW wants to connect enterprises with leading tech startups and top talent. For governments it’s a […] The post TNW launches a new service […]

  • Here are the six new UtrechtInc ‘Pressure Cooker’ startups
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-28 at 09:51Incubator UtrechtInc just selected six new startups for its ‘Pressure Cooker’ program: Closure, Goings-On, Campfire, MarcoPoloBot, PerfectPlace and PostMe.  More than any other incubator in the Netherlands the focus of UtrechtInc has been on helping tackle societal issues concerning health, the environment and education with entrepreneurship. The composition of this new […]

  • Comparison startup ScanMovers raises €500K angel money
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 10:24Amsterdam-based movers comparison startup ScanMovers has raised half a million euros form a group of housing and mortage market informals. The captial raised will be used for expanding the platform such that it enables ‘the customer in his or her journey to find the perfect mover’, says  Boyan Nijpels, founder of ScanMovers to StartupJuncture. “That […] The post […]

  • Sound Energy raises 1 million euro from Cottonwood
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 07:56Enschede-based startup Sound Energy has raised 1 million euro form Cottonwood Technology Fund and the regional development fund Oost NL of the Twente Innovation Fund. The capital raised will be used to expand the team and start mass production. “This investment enables us to focus on volume production of the THEAC-25 prototype and start attracting […] The post Sound Energy raises 1 […]

Inc42

  • Betting Big On B2B: Why Blume Ventures Has Onboarded IBM Veteran Radhesh Kanumury To Spearhead Its Enterprise Innovation Efforts
    by Shweta Modgil on 2017-10-13 at 09:17Blume Ventures has been a big proponent of B2B startups. Now it is taking a step further to deepen its engagement in the B2B space with the appointment of Radhesh Kanumury as Venture Advisor. In addition to spearheading the firm’s Enterprise Innovation efforts, in his new role, Radhesh would be responsible for investments and mentoring […] The post Betting Big On B2B: Why Blume […]

  • After Divastri And Metronaut, Flipkart Launches Third Fashion Private Label Anmi
    by Meha Agarwal on 2017-10-13 at 09:02Just ahead of Diwali, Flipkart has launched its third fashion private label Anmi to offer women shoppers a range of contemporary ethnic wear.  Anmi is the sixth in-house brand Flipkart has launched this year. Targeted at 20-25-year-old urban women, Anmi is a complete data designed brand conceptualised on basis of collected data points such as […] The post After Divastri And Metronaut, […]

  • Gurugram Based Chai Startup Chaayos Rakes In $2 Mn From Tiger Global
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-13 at 08:45Gurugram-headquartered chai startup, Chaayos, has raised $2 Mn funding from existing investor Tiger Global Management. As per reports, the investment is part of an internal round of funding and will be used to expand the chain of tea outlets currently operating under the Chaayos brand. Confirming the fundraise, a source close to the development said, […] The post Gurugram Based Chai […]

  • German Carpooling App Wunder Enters India To Solve The Problem Of Urban Mobility
    by Meha Agarwal on 2017-10-13 at 07:09The German carpooling app Wunder has forayed in India and has recently launched a revamped version of its global app in line with the urban mobility needs of the Indian community. The app entered India in early 2017 with a soft launch in three cities viz. New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. First launched in 2014 […] The post German Carpooling App Wunder Enters India To Solve The Problem Of […]

  • Wellington Management Leads $77 Mn Funding Round In Online Insurance Aggregator PolicyBazaar
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-13 at 06:29Online insurance policy aggregator PolicyBazaar has raised $77 Mn (INR 500 Cr) equity funding in a round led by global asset management firm, Wellington Management. The round also saw participation from IDG Ventures India and PE firm True North. A clutch of existing backers, including Tiger Global Management, Singapore government-run Temasek and PremjiInvest, also joined […] The post […]

  • Social Ecommerce Startup Meesho Raises $3.1 Mn Funding Led By SAIF Partners
    by Shweta Modgil on 2017-10-13 at 05:51Bengaluru based social ecommerce startup Meesho has raised $3.1 Mn in a round of funding led by SAIF Partners. Existing investors YCombinator and Venture Highway also participated in the round. As per CEO Vidit Aatrey, the startup plans to use the funding to hire for its tech and business operation teams. It is also looking […] The post Social Ecommerce Startup Meesho Raises $3.1 Mn […]

  • Equanimity Investments Partners Up With Sanctum To Launch $15.4 Mn Fund For Early Stage Startups
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-13 at 04:26VC firm Equanimity Investments has teamed up with Sanctum Wealth Management to launch a $15.4 Mn (INR 100 Cr) debt venture capital fund targeting early stage startups. As stated by Equanimity founder Rajesh Sehgal in an interaction with Inc42, the fund will come with a greenshoe option of an additional $15.4 Mn (INR 100 Cr). […] The post Equanimity Investments Partners Up With Sanctum To […]

  • Removing The Roadblocks To Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice
    by Steve Blank on 2017-10-12 at 20:45Innovation theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple tools to get your company’s innovation pipeline through the obstacles it will encounter. — Pete Newell and I’ve been working with Karl, the Chief Innovation Officer of a large diversified multi-billion-dollar company I’ll call Spacely Industries. Over the […]

  • How to Leverage the 2-by-2 Rule to Close Your Next Sales Call
    by David Ciccarelli on 2017-10-12 at 20:44Time is money, as the old saying goes. That said, are you and your team making the most effective use of your resources when it comes to prospecting? We’re big proponents of the two-by-two rule at my company. Simply put, the two-by-two rule meansfinding two pieces of information about a company to leverage in a […] The post How to Leverage the 2-by-2 Rule to Close Your Next Sales […]

  • Arvind Internet Adopts New Avatar As Omnichannel Enabler; Joins Hands With Big Brands
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-12 at 13:38The ecommerce arm of textile manufacturer Arvind is reportedly preparing to restructure its business to become an omnichannel enabler for retailers and brands operating in the country. In its new avatar, Arvind Internet will provide clients with technological and back-end support for scaling their businesses across multiple channels, including brick-and-mortar outlets, mobile apps and websites. […]

  • Digital Payments Could Grow By 40% In Five Years: PCI On PPI Guidelines
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-12 at 12:26The Reserve Bank of India today announced revised guidelines on the issuance and operation of Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs). In the light of the RBI’s notification for PPI, the PCI (i.e. Payments Council of India) has predicted that digital payments in the country could increase by 30%-40% in the coming five years. PCI is the […] The post Digital Payments Could Grow By 40% In […]

  • Google Secretly Launches Domain Registrar Service, Google Domains, In India
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-12 at 11:16In a bid to bolster its presence in India, search engine giant Google has stealthily launched its web domain registrar service in the country. Dubbed as Google Domains, the service, which will compete with the likes of GoDaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost, Namecheap and BigRock, has not been announced publicly yet. Currently available in beta phase, Google […] The post Google Secretly Launches […]

TechCrunch

  • Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U
    by Jordan Crook on 2017-10-13 at 15:01 Steve Wozniak, the Apple cofounder who changed the world alongside Steve Jobs, has today announced the launch of Woz U, According to the release, Woz U will start out as an online learning platform focused on both students and companies that will eventually hire those students. Woz U is based out of Arizona, and hopes to launch physical locations for learning in more than 30 cities […]

  • iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the U.S.
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-13 at 14:37 iOS and Samsung’s U.S. market share is now tied, following growth for Apple’s smartphone OS over the three months ending in August, based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks smartphone market share by way of sales data. According to its analysis, iOS is up 3.7 percentage points year-over-year, to achieve 35 percent market share, while Samsung only grew 0.8 […]

  • CamSoda is updating its streaming network to support language lessons
    by John Biggs on 2017-10-13 at 14:32 Not to be outdone by other streaming media sites, adult site CamSoda [Partially NSFW] is introducing language lessons. That’s right: you can learn all about conjugation, declension, and perhaps reproduction from scantily-dressed teachers. CamSoda models requested the service when they found it fun to teach the folks they spoke with online about differences in languages. Further, […]

  • pi-top outs a new laptop for budding coders and hardware hackers
    by Natasha Lomas on 2017-10-13 at 14:24 U.K. edtech startup pi-top has a new learn-to-code-and-tinker machine. It’s another modular Raspberry Pi-powered laptop but this time they’ve reduced the number of steps needed to put it together, as well as adding a slider keyboard design so the Qwerty panel can be pulled out to provide access to a rail for mounting and tinkering with electronics. Read Mor […]

  • Original Content needs hugs after the family drama of Netflix’s ‘Meyerowitz Stories’
    by Anthony Ha,Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-13 at 14:07 It’s easy to roll your eyes at many of Adam Sandler’s recent films — including his Netflix Originals — but he’s also delivered impressive performances in good movies like Punch-Drunk Love and Funny People. Now we can add The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) to the list. The Meyerowitz Stories, which Netflix is releasing today, was written and directed […]

  • Build your own token sale with CoinLaunch’s CoinCreator
    by John Biggs on 2017-10-13 at 13:55 Building a token sale is at once quite simple – you build a token and sell it – and quite complex. A number of issues crop up immediately including, but not limited to, the need for an expensive team of lawyers, marketers, social media experts, and, until now, an expensive crew to build your smart contract. CoinLaunch, a project by repeat entrepreneur Reuven Cohen, aims to […]

  • Bang & Olufsen’s David Lynch speaker is perfect for playing 50s crooners and loud electrical noises
    by Brian Heater on 2017-10-13 at 13:54 Fresh off the satisfyingly frustrating Twin Peaks revival, director David Lynch is lending his name to an extremely limited edition Bang & Olufsen speaker. It’s a weird collaboration from a weird director and a company with some of the industry’s weirdest speaker designs. A branding opportunity made in weirdo heaven. The speaker is essentially a B&O Play A9 draped […]

  • Facebook’s ‘Order Food’ feature officially launches across the U.S.
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-13 at 13:31 Facebook today formally announced its new feature that allows users to order food from local restaurants using its app. Instead of competing directly with other food ordering services, Facebook is partnering with several industry players on this effort, including EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Olo, Zuppler, and Slice. It’s also working with restaurant chains […]

  • Baidu plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021
    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-13 at 13:12 Baidu, China’s internet technology giant, hopes to be in the business of mass producing autonomous cars by 2021, thanks to a partnership with BAIC Group, a Chinese automaker which will handle the manufacturing part of that equation. BAIC Group is one of Baidu’s many partners for its Apollo autonomous driving program, and it’ll use the open platform to produce vehicles […]

  • Equity podcast: IPO spree continues, and Magic Leap wants $1 billion
    by Alex Wilhelm on 2017-10-13 at 13:10 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full crew on deck: Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself — Alex Wilhelm. All that and we were joined by Jeff Grabow, the U.S. venture capital leader at EY. Grabow was a treat to have on, as he has a […]

  • Uber files appeal against London license loss
    by Natasha Lomas on 2017-10-13 at 12:02 Uber has today filed notification of its intention to appeal the London transport regulator’s decision to withdraw its license to operate in the market. Read Mor […]

  • Microsoft’s Windows 10 breaches privacy law, says Dutch DPA
    by Natasha Lomas on 2017-10-13 at 11:16 The Dutch data protection authority has concluded that Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system breaches local privacy law on account of its collection of telemetry metadata. The OS has been available since the end of July 2015. Read Mor […]

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VentureBeat

  • ARKit games are the top AR downloads in the Apple App Store
    by Stephanie Chan on 2017-10-13 at 00:41It’s been a few weeks since iOS 11 rolled out to compatible iPhones, and hundreds of apps now utilize the augmented reality capabilities of ARKit. Though some apps only have AR features as an add-on, there have been a steady stream of releases that are ARKit exclusives. In that category, games are coming out on top,&nbs […]

  • Facebook launches two datasets to improve AI video analysis
    by Blair Hanley Frank on 2017-10-12 at 23:34Facebook launched a pair of new open datasets today to help developers and data scientists train artificial intelligence systems to better understand videos. The Scenes, Objects, and Actions dataset (SOA) will provide devs with a massive set of videos with multiple labels for what’s going on inside them. Each video has been tagged by trained&nbs […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s PC players unlock unlimited loot boxes with cheat app
    by Jeff Grubb on 2017-10-12 at 23:27Middle-earth: Shadow of War is one of a handful of games that is attracting negative attention right now for offering players loot boxes they can purchase to gain a slight advantage. But PC players may not have to spend a dime to unlock these crates thanks to the PC’s many cheat apps. Cheat Engine, a popular tool&nbs […]

  • Creating corpses: Making bodies matter in Diablo 3
    by Travis Day on 2017-10-12 at 22:30GUEST: One of the very first things I said after we’d officially decided to bring the Necromancer back for Diablo III was: “If we’re going to make the Necromancer, he has to explode corpses, and he has to revive things.” We all agreed that not having the Necromancer do stuff with corpses was just a nonstarter.&nbs […]

  • BioWare senior creative director Mike Laidlaw announces his departure
    by Stephanie Chan on 2017-10-12 at 22:15BioWare senior creative director Mike Laidlaw announced today on Twitter that he is leaving the studio after 14 years. Laidlaw has worked on blockbuster role-playing game series Dragon Age (a fantasy romp) and Mass Effect (a sci-fi franchise). He didn’t share any details on what projects he will be working on next, but in a tweet, he says&nbs […]

  • Chicago startup darling Outcome Health faces allegations of falsifying data
    by Anna Hensel on 2017-10-12 at 22:13Outcome Health, a hot Chicago advertising startup that closed a $500 million round in May, is now facing allegations in a Wall Street Journal story that it provided misleading data to advertisers. A startup that essentially digitizes educational health information, Outcome Health charges medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies and other life science businesses to display&nbs […]

  • Square Enix brings Million Arthur VR card battler to the U.S. and more
    by Stephanie Chan on 2017-10-12 at 21:46Square Enix has brought its King Arthur-inspired digital card battler to virtual reality with Million Arthur VR: Character Command RPG. The publisher released Million Arthur VR in partnership with Vive Studios for the HTC Vive. It launched in Japan and China earlier this year, and it’s now available for $40 on Steam in the U.S.,&nbs […]

  • Robotic monitoring and AI-powered surveillance are changing home security
    by Krystal Rogers-Nelson on 2017-10-12 at 21:10GUEST: Can your digital assistant really be trusted with your home’s security? Amazon and other major companies are betting big on it. Digital assistants, the core of your smart home’s interface, leverage artificial intelligence to constantly build upon your user inputs — “learning” how best to interact with you and your family. The newest crop of&nbs […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront II developer addresses pay-to-win concerns
    by Jeff Grubb on 2017-10-12 at 20:06Publisher Electronic Arts and developer DICE just finished the beta test period for the upcoming sci-fi shooter Star Wars: Battlefront II, and while fans had a lot of nice things to say about the way it plays, a lot of people were loudly wondering about its business model. Battlefront II uses loot boxes, and the&nbs […]

  • Project Santa Cruz: Hands-on with Facebook’s next-generation wireless VR headset
    by Dean Takahashi on 2017-10-12 at 19:52Facebook’s Oculus division is making good progress on its next-generation virtual reality headset, dubbed Project Santa Cruz. It’s a standalone device that has no wires and does not have to be connected to a personal computer, leaving the wearer free to wander around a room in VR. It creates a liberating feeling that allows you&nbs […]

  • Kony Named a Leader for Low-Code Development Platforms by Independent Research Firm
    by Business Wire on 2017-10-12 at 19:25PRESS RELEASE: Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility and digital applications company, today announced it has been named a “Leader” in Low-code Development Platforms for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals by independent… […]

  • 4 questions business leaders must answer before hiring a chief AI officer
    by Marlene Jia, Topbots on 2017-10-12 at 19:10GUEST: Do enterprises need a chief AI officer (CAIO) to shepherd their forward progress in a world of increasing automation? Sandy Carter, tech veteran and author of Extreme Innovation, said that “new roles like the CAIO will become essential for leveraging the big data coming into companies from all angles.” Andrew Ng, Stanford computer science professor&nbs […]

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  • Mnuchin Says Parts of Tax Plan Would Be Temporary
    on 2017-10-13 at 15:05Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that some parts of a Republican plan to overhaul the tax code, including a provision to allow businesses to immediately write off investments, would only be temporary. […]

  • Bayer to Sell Assets to BASF for $7 Billion
    on 2017-10-13 at 15:04Bayer said it has agreed to sell parts of its crop-science business to rival BASF, a bid to assuage regulators as the German chemical conglomerate seeks approval for its $57 billion acquisition of U.S. seed maker Monsanto. […]

  • Trump’s Wrangling With Iran Raises Alarm Bells for Multinationals
    on 2017-10-13 at 15:02Western firms have piled into Iran in the two years since world powers agreed to lift sanctions. Now, as President Trump signals he is considering a rethink of that deal, executives must decide whether to stay the course. […]

  • Retailers Are Bottling Their Own Milk, Pressuring Dairy Firms
    on 2017-10-13 at 14:59Big food retailers are becoming large players in the milk processing and bottling business, a development that threatens to squeeze a longstanding network of farmer-owned cooperatives and dairy processors. […]

  • Social Security Benefits Expected to Get 2% Boost in 2018
    on 2017-10-13 at 14:57Social Security recipients will next year receive the largest increase in monthly benefit payments since 2012. […]

  • FAA Orders Inspections of Engines on Most A380s
    on 2017-10-13 at 14:49U.S. regulators have issued an emergency order requiring airlines to inspect engines on roughly 120 Airbus A380 superjumbo jets world-wide, prompted by an engine that broke apart during a recent Air France flight. […]

  • Uber Launches Appeal Against London Ban
    on 2017-10-13 at 14:46Uber formally appealed the London transportation authority’s decision to revoke its license to operate in the British capital, a move that allows it to continue working in the city until a final decision is made. […]

  • U.S. Consumer Sentiment Surged in Early October
    on 2017-10-13 at 14:42A measure of U.S. consumer sentiment rose swiftly in the first half of October to its highest level since 2004, a robust sign for household spending this fall. […]

  • Kobe Steel Admits 500 Companies Misled in Scandal
    on 2017-10-13 at 14:23The scandal at Kobe Steel involving falsified quality data continued to spiral Friday as the company admitted to misleading hundreds more customers and said the improprieties also took place at units in Malaysia, Thailand and China. […]

  • Samsung’s Leadership Crisis Deepens as CEO Plans Exit
    on 2017-10-13 at 14:14The head of Samsung’s components business, in a surprise move, announced plans to resign, acknowledging that the firm faces an “unprecedented crisis” and is struggling to find new growth prospects. […]

  • Trump Interviews Stanford Economist John Taylor for Fed Chairman Job
    on 2017-10-13 at 14:09President Donald Trump is nearing a decision on whom to pick to lead the Federal Reserve, and met Wednesday with one of four candidates, Stanford University economist John Taylor. […]

  • Health Insurers Face Big Financial Hit After Trump Move to End ACA Subsidies
    on 2017-10-13 at 14:07The Trump administration’s decision to halt federal payments to health insurers could leave them exposed to a big financial squeeze for at least the rest of 2017, but yanking their plans from ACA exchanges may be difficult. […]

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  • Inside the Mind of a New York VC: Issam Freiha of Alrai Capital
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-11 at 16:27Welcome back to Inside the Mind of an NYC VC, a new series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with New York City-based Venture Capitalists. In the hot seat this time is Issam Freiha, Cofounder and Partner at Alrai Capital. Alrai’s first fund is a $10M fund focused on transportation technology.  The firm is currently raising its […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/11/17
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-11 at 16:07Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/11/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new funding […]

  • What I Learned From Living In and Working Out of a Van
    by Kevin Hong on 2017-10-11 at 15:27He built a $15M business from a van. Are you willing to bootstrap like this? […]

  • Tips On How To Approach Tough Decisions In Business
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-11 at 14:27Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. Why is it that his idea which seemed so fundable only months ago fails to attract investors today? The team is the same. The company’s market is the same. The only change might be a […]

  • 30 Tips to Prevent Being Hacked That Everyone Should Know
    by Alex Iskold on 2017-10-11 at 12:27In recent years, we’ve seen a massive surge in digital identity theft, hacking and online fraud. The bad news is that these practices will not go away, but instead will become even more prevalent. Hackers are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, gaining inroads into election results, company databases and individual bank accounts. They use algorithms and so-called […]

  • The September 2017 NYC Venture Capital and Early Stage Funding Report
    by Reza Chowdhury on 2017-10-10 at 16:27Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the month of September, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Angel/Seed, Series A, Series B, and […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/10/17
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-10 at 16:07Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/10/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new funding […]

  • Lessons from Two Unicorns (LendingTree & Blackboard)
    by George Deeb on 2017-10-10 at 15:27At the recent CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh, I sat through the presentations of two successful entrepreneurs that both built companies worth over $1BN (unicorn level valuations).  The first was by Doug Lebda, founder & CEO at LendingTree, the marketplace for finding loans, now a publicly-traded company with a market capitalization of approximately $3BN.  The […]

  • How Can You Successfully Manage Your Next Outsourced Project?
    by Andrey Kudievskiy on 2017-10-10 at 14:27Outsourcing a software development project can be a miracle that helps you avoid delayed delivery, reduce costs, tap into new technology and scale significantly faster than if you’d relied on local, in-house resources. It can also be a complete disaster that leads to project failure and an overblown budget. These are two drastically different outcomes […]

  • Inculcating the Innovative Spirit: Parenting Strategies of the Modern Parent
    by Mayur Ramgir on 2017-10-10 at 13:27  Out of all the difficult jobs in the world, being a parent definitely ranks up amongst the top 5. And being just a parent, which as mentioned above, is the least herculean of all the tasks that come with parenthood. Being a responsible, competent parent is a completely different ballgame altogether. Considering the rate […]

  • 8 Weak Change Signals That Can Have Explosive Impact
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-10 at 12:27When the economy tanks as it did in the last recession, that’s a strong signal that things have to change, and it’s hard to miss. But most of us in business have to deal most of the time with weak signals, or change that is happening in a far more subtle way. These changes can […]

  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $7.5M to Ensure Diversity in Hiring
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-09 at 16:27Diverse teams outperform non diverse ones by 35%.  African Americans are 16% less likely to get invited to job interviews.   The largest search engine in the world only employs 1% African Americans in its tech staff and only 2% of that tech staff is Hispanic. Yet, 57% of employees think their companies should be more […]

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  • Jamf Receives Majority Investment from Vista Equity Partners
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 23:43Jamf, a Minneapolis, MN-based provider of Apple device management solutions, received a majority investment from Vista Equity Partners. The financial terms of the deal – which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017 – were not disclosed. The transaction will allow Jamf to accelerate its growth and innovation through focused investment and […]

  • Allume Raises $3M in Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 23:35Allume, a Menlo Park, CA-based on-demand personal shopping service, raised $3m in funding. True Ventures made the investment. The company intends to use the funds to launch and continue to develop its service. Founded by Mauria Finley, Allume provides an on-demand personal shopping service that uses data to match women with expert stylists with similar […]

  • Creative Market Closes $7M Series A Financing Round
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 18:31Creative Market, a San Francisco, CA-based online marketplace for ready-to-use design assets from independent creators around the world, closed a $7M Series A financing round. The round was led by Accomplice, with participation from Palm Drive Capital, and angels Patrick Lor, Don Parker and Gabriel Hammond. The financing completes Creative Market’s spin out from Autodesk, […]

  • Baxter Planning Systems Receives Strategic Growth Investment from Polaris Partners
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 18:17Baxter Planning Systems, an Austin, TX-based supply chain SaaS company, received a growth investment from Polaris Partners. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. In conjunction with the investment, Dan Lombard, Partner at Polaris Partners, and Bryce Youngren, Managing Partner at Polaris Partners, joined Baxter’s Board of Directors. Additionally, Polaris recruited three senior industry […]

  • CloudZero Raises $5M in Series A Funding Round
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 17:55CloudZero, a Boston, MA-based site reliability management platform for cloud computing, closed a $5m Series A venture capital funding. The round was led by Matrix Partners and Underscore VC. In conjunction with the funding, Tim Barrows from Matrix Partners and Michael Skok from Underscore will join CloudZero’s board of directors. The company will use the […]

  • Ometria Raises $6M in Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 17:47Ometria, a London, Uk-based provider of an AI-driven customer marketing platform, raised $6m in Series A funding. Backers included Summit Action, Sonae IM, Samos Investments, Adjuvo, Sir George Buckley, Lance Batchelor, Alan Parker and Matt Cooper, SaatchInvest and Force Over Mass Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Hamad Alwazzan, Partner at Summit Action, joined Ometria’s […]

  • Smart Meters Are Okay For Now But Watch This Energy Space: Blockchain is The Future
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 16:52Green technology has been making headlines recently, thanks to the UK’s latest industrial strategy, indicating positive moves are being made in embracing innovation in the energy sector. Plans have been drawn to significantly alter energy production, utilisation, and storage. The government has become more aware of a need for a flexible and more intelligent system […]

  • ValueInsured Closes $6.5M Funding Round
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 16:03ValueInsured, a Dallas, Texas-based provider of down payment protection, closed a $6.5M funding round. Backers included Everest Re Group Ltd. and Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG). The company intends to use the funds to continue its distribution partnership strategy, expand channel presence and enhance the features of the +Plus SM down payment protection program. Led […]

  • Tooshlights Secures $3M in Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 15:29Tooshlights, a Los Angeles, CA-based smart restroom traffic management system, secured $3m in Series A funding. The round was led by Buc-ee’s, LTD. The company intends to use the funds to expand product development. Led by Allen Klevens, president and chief executive officer, and Ella Hazard, chief design officer and architect, Modus Systems LLC, the […]

  • Vlipsy Raises $1.3M in Seed Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 15:18Vlipsy, a Canton, OH-based video clip search engine startup, raised $1.3m in seed funding. Backers included JumpStart Inc., North Coast Angel Fund, Impact Angel Fund and Cox Enterprises. Co-founded in 2017 by CEO Chris Nickless and Matt Tew, Vlipsy allows users to find, create and share sound-enabled clips from their favorite internet videos. The company […]

  • Brilliant Raises $21m in Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 15:06Brilliant, a San Mateo, CA-based smart home automation company, raised $21m in Series A funding. The round was led by August Capital, with participation from Miramar Ventures, The Box Group, and the Stanford-StartX Fund. As part of the investment, August Capital General Partner David Hornik will be joining the company Board of Directors. Additionally, Brilliant […]

  • SidelineSwap Raises $2M in Seed Extension Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 14:55SidelineSwap, a Boston, MA-based online marketplace for sports gear and equipment, raised $2m in seed funding. Backers included Global Founders Capital, Haystack Partners, Riverpark Ventures and Fullstack Sports Ventures, along with the former CEO of Etsy Maria Thomas, the Formula One Managing Director and The Players’ Impact, a group of Olympians and professional athletes from […]

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  • Elevate’s RISE Product Now Offering Lines of Credit in Tennessee
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-11 at 19:43Elevate Credit, Inc., a tech-enabled provider of online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, announced on Wednesday its RISE product is now offering lines of credit in the state of Tennessee. This news comes just after the product’s successful line of credit launch in Kansas and it makes Tennessee the 17th state that… Read More The post […]

  • LendingHome Expands: Opens New Office in Pittsburgh
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-11 at 19:29Marketplace lending platform LendingHome announced on Wednesday it has expanded operations by opening its new office in Pittsburgh. The online lender revealed it plans to bring a total of 50 well-paying financial technology jobs to Pittsburgh over the next year.  Co-Founder and CEO Matt Humphrey, who is Pittsburgh native… Read More The post LendingHome Expands: Opens […]

  • Digital Payments Platform Alt Thirty Six Appoints Dash As Payment Method of Choice For New Retail Sectors
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-11 at 19:13Digital payments platform Alt Thirty Six announced on Wednesday has selected Dash as a method of transaction between consumers, merchants, suppliers, and vendors in new retail sectors. The company revealed it will provide a new technology, the 36 platform, which allows industries to accept Dash as a faster… Read More The post Digital Payments Platform Alt Thirty Six Appoints Dash […]

  • Florida Fintech Finova Financial Debuts Automobile-Secured Prepaid Card
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-11 at 18:29On Wednesday, digital alternative provider Finova Financial announced the launch of an industry-first prepaid card, the Finova Automobile-Secured Prepaid Card. The company stated that unlike traditional prepaid cards, the Finova Prepaid Card allows consumers to use cash or equity from their automobile to fund the… Read More The post Florida Fintech Finova Financial Debuts Automobile-Secured […]

  • Knightscope Raises $20 Million on SeedInvest, Largest Round Ever for Crowdfunding Platform
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-11 at 18:02Knightscope has raised its maximum target crowdfunding goal of $20 million on SeedInvest. The fully subscribed offering now holds the title of the single largest offer to raise capital on the platform. Knightscope aggressively pursued investors with a slick cable campaign with commercials running on… Read More The post Knightscope Raises $20 Million on SeedInvest, Largest Round Ever for […]

  • XBT Provider By CoinShares Launches Two Ether Tracking, Exchange Traded Notes on NASDAQ Stockholm
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-11 at 17:46On Wednesday, XBT Provider by CoinShares announced two of its newly launched ether tracking will exchange traded notes on the NASDAQ Stockholm. According toXBT Provider, the two ETNs, COINETH, and COINETHE are denominated in SEK and EUR respectively. In similar fashion to the group’s bitcoin ETNs,… Read More The post XBT Provider By CoinShares Launches Two Ether Tracking, Exchange […]

  • Crowdcube Teams Up With Xoogler to Deliver Insight in Early Funding Strategies
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-11 at 16:08On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it was teaming up with Xoogler to deliver insight in early funding strategies, which will including using the crowdfunding method. The event will allow attendees to discuss learnings and ask questions with a panel of founders, VCs, and experienced… Read More The post Crowdcube Teams Up With Xoogler to Deliver Insight in Early […]

  • Russian National Settlement Depository Creates Blockchain Based Confidentiality Solution
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-11 at 14:00Russia’s central securities depository, the National Settlement Depository (NSD), shares that it has created a Blockchain based confidentiality solution. NSD says this opens prospects for implementation of blockchain-based corporate solutions across a broader realm of services. NSD says it took half a year for its development… Read More The post Russian National Settlement Depository […]

  • SinglePoint, a Bitcoin Based Payment Solution for Cannabis Industry, Receives $1.4 Million in Funding
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-11 at 13:37United American Healthcare Corporation (OTC:UAHC), via their subsidiary UAHC Ventures, LLC, has invested $600,000 with SinglePoint, (OTC:SING) through the purchase of a Secured Promissory Note and Warrant. The $600,000 is part of a larger $1.4 million funding round that may move up to $4 million in… Read More The post SinglePoint, a Bitcoin Based Payment Solution for Cannabis Industry, […]

  • If You Can’t Compete, Lobby Against Them: ICBA Tells FDIC to Deny Square Bank License, Asks Congress to Stop ILCs Altogether
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-11 at 12:54There are two ways that big business competes in the USA. You can provide a better product or service for your customers or you can work with elected and appointed officials to block innovative firms. Of course, the consumer loses out in all this, but… Read More The post If You Can’t Compete, Lobby Against Them: ICBA Tells FDIC to Deny Square Bank License, Asks Congress to Stop ILCs […]

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  • Q3 2017 European and Israeli exit volume drops 47% YoY, but rises 200% from Q2 2017 to €25 billion
    by Mary Loritz on 2017-10-11 at 12:22Q3 2017 was a more or less average quarter for M&A transactions and IPOs in Europe, Israel, and Turkey. Though there were more deals than in most previous quarters, total exit volume decreased compared to standout quarters in Q3 2016 and Q4 2016, which had €47 billion and €65 billion in recorded transaction volume respectively, […] The post Q3 2017 European and Israeli exit […]

  • Electronics rental marketplace Grover raises $11.7 million in debt funding
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-11 at 08:54Grover, an electronics rental marketplace, has secured $11.7 million in asset-backed debt funding from Varengold Bank. The Berlin-based company runs a subscription service for users to rent consumer electronics through its partnership with German chain store MediaMarkt. According to the company, its subscription numbers have grown eight-fold over the last year. The new funding will […] The […]

  • CODE University aims to develop the next generation of digital talent in Berlin (with help from Trivago)
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-11 at 08:50The German travel tech company is supporting a new private university for digital product development. The post CODE University aims to develop the next generation of digital talent in Berlin (with help from Trivago) appeared first on Tech.eu. […]

  • German open source software firm Open-Xchange raises €21 million
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-11 at 07:00Open source software firm Open-Xchange has raised €21 million from Iris Capital and eCapital to boost its growth. The new funds will be invested in building Open-Xchange’s development, engineering, and technical support teams to focus on its DNS and email services and expand its partner and customer network globally. The Nuremberg company’s clients include GoDaddy, […] The […]

  • French intranet solution LumApps raises $8 million to internationalise
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-10 at 12:00France’s LumApps, an intranet for business content, has announced a funding round of $8 million. The Series A round was led by Idinvest Partners. LumApps is an intranet solution that brings together all content in an enterprise and is integrated with Google’s G Suite. The new funding will be used to push its international expansion […] The post French intranet solution LumApps […]

  • Travel content startup Triposo acquired by Italy’s Musement
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-10 at 10:00Amsterdam-based travel content platform Triposo has been acquired by Milan’s Musement. No terms were disclosed. Musement is a platform for booking activities during travel and holidays and Triposo aggregates online content to generate travel guides for users. The combined company will serve 12 million travellers using its services. Musement CEO Alessandro Petazzi said the acquisition […]

  • Technology Becomes Fashion: The Telekom Fashion Fusion Challenge is looking for the next innovation in fashion tech
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-10 at 08:10Editor’s note: This is a sponsored article, which means it’s independently written by our team but financially supported by another organisation, in this case, Telekom Fashion Fusion Challenge. If you would like to learn more about sponsored posts, read this and contact us if you’re interested in partnering with us. The Telekom Fashion Fusion Challenge […] The post […]

  • Luxury travel service Secret Escapes raises £83 million in equity and debt
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 07:30Luxury travel club Secret Escapes has raised £83 million in both equity and debt funding led by Temasek with participation from Idinvest Partners and the debt portion of the round coming from Silicon Valley Bank. News about the funding round first surfaced late last week with reports that the company was gearing up to announce […] The post Luxury travel service Secret Escapes raises […]

  • Insurance tech app Coverfy raises €3.5 million in fresh funding
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 06:00Barcelona-based insurance tech startup Coverfy has raised €3.5 million from K Fund, Seaya Ventures, and Sabadell Venture Capital. Launched last year, the app allows users to browse and compare insurance coverage and has reached 60,000 users. Coverfy will invest the new cash in market expansion and further development of the app. “Coverfy strives to allow […] The post Insurance […]

  • Online lender Spotcap raises €22 million in debt and equity
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 05:00Spotcap, a fintech startup based in Berlin, has announced a funding round of €22 million in both debt and equity financing from its existing investors. The new injection of funding comes eight months after the online lending company raised €14 million in debt from New Zealand’s Heartland Bank. To date, it has issued more than […] The post Online lender Spotcap raises […]

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  • GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to board
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-10 at 08:42Gitlab, a collaboration and DevOps platform has raised a $20 million Series C round led by GV, the venture arm of Alphabet. Founded in Utrecht in 2014 by Sytse Sijbrandij and Dmitriy Zaporozhets Gitlab, has since raised $45.6 million. GitLab is currently in use by more than 100,000 organization as a git-based open source tool […] The post GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to […]

  • Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-09 at 12:51What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates KPN acquires Dutch cybersecurity company QSight IT Delft-based cybersecurity and cloud consultancy QSight IT has been acquired by telecom firm KPN. QSight IT turnover of €50 million in 2016. Most notable investor in […] The post Dutch Startup News: […]

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-06 at 08:56‘s-Hertogenbosch-based startup InvoiceFinance has raised 6 million euro from a group of investors and business angels from the financial industry and Peak Capital. The capital raised will be primarily used for further growth through investments in marketing activities and the recruitment of sales reps. A part of the money will be used for the further […] The post Fintech startup […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-05 at 08:39Amsterdam-based smart bicycles startup VanMoof has raised 4 million euro from Slingshot Capital, also from the Dutch capital. A spokesperson said to the Dutch business news media outlet RTL Z that Slingshot will get a substantial minority share of something between 10 and 50 percent in return for its investment (in Dutch). The capital raised […] The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof […]

  • MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment
    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-10-04 at 09:41It’s the biggest investment in history in Europe when it comes to software investments. The money is meant for a global roll-out. World domination for MessageBird?! Cloudcommunication platform aims for global growth The $60m series A round was led by Accel and participation from Atomico (London) and Y Combinator as a co-investor. The money will […] The post MessageBird raises $60 […]

  • Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, Sound Energy, €250 million
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-02 at 13:39What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates Dutch startups get extra EUR 250 mln for scale-ups The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs will in partnership with the European Investment Fund (EFSI) provide EUR 100 million worth of extra financing for […] The post Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, […]

  • TNW launches a new service for enterprises, governments and startups, ‘TNW X’
    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-09-29 at 17:40TNW X is aiming to be the bridge between local tech communities, corporate giants and governments. The B2B channel jumps in to help traditional companies and organizations closing the gap with the tech community. Showcasing and attracting With X TNW wants to connect enterprises with leading tech startups and top talent. For governments it’s a […] The post TNW launches a new service […]

  • Here are the six new UtrechtInc ‘Pressure Cooker’ startups
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-28 at 09:51Incubator UtrechtInc just selected six new startups for its ‘Pressure Cooker’ program: Closure, Goings-On, Campfire, MarcoPoloBot, PerfectPlace and PostMe.  More than any other incubator in the Netherlands the focus of UtrechtInc has been on helping tackle societal issues concerning health, the environment and education with entrepreneurship. The composition of this new […]

  • Comparison startup ScanMovers raises €500K angel money
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 10:24Amsterdam-based movers comparison startup ScanMovers has raised half a million euros form a group of housing and mortage market informals. The captial raised will be used for expanding the platform such that it enables ‘the customer in his or her journey to find the perfect mover’, says  Boyan Nijpels, founder of ScanMovers to StartupJuncture. “That […] The post […]

  • Sound Energy raises 1 million euro from Cottonwood
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 07:56Enschede-based startup Sound Energy has raised 1 million euro form Cottonwood Technology Fund and the regional development fund Oost NL of the Twente Innovation Fund. The capital raised will be used to expand the team and start mass production. “This investment enables us to focus on volume production of the THEAC-25 prototype and start attracting […] The post Sound Energy raises 1 […]

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  • Healthcare Startup StanPlus Raises $1.1 Mn In Seed Funding From Kstart Capital, Others
    by Shweta Modgil on 2017-10-12 at 09:17Hyderabad based healthcare startup StanPlus, which provides medical transportation, has raised $1.1 Mn in Seed funding for a minority stake led by Kstart (Kalaari Capital’s Seed Fund). The round also saw participation from CM Diamant, a chain of medical centres and hospital in Canada and Africa, and INSEAD Angels (Asia). Prabhdeep Singh, Co-Founder and CEO […] The post Healthcare […]

  • Indian Startups Are Not As Disruptive As Overseas Startups, Says Ratan Tata
    by Suprita Anupam on 2017-10-12 at 08:20The Indian startup ecosystem has attracted numerous global investors, yet not enough to convince India’s business mogul Ratan Tata. Having invested in over 39 startups, Ratan Tata believes that the domestic startups have a long journey to go, as far as disruptive ideas are concerned. This is a big statement, a slight deviation from his […] The post Indian Startups Are Not As […]

  • UPI App PhonePe Receives Another Funding Boost; Flipkart Commits Investment Of $500 Mn
    by Meha Agarwal on 2017-10-12 at 08:11Flipkart is furiously allocating funds to its logistics and digital payments subsidiaries in a race to the top spot against ecommerce major Amazon India. After the massive $460 Mn funding to Ekart, Flipkart has now committed $500 Mn to its group company, the UPI app PhonePe. The revelation came in just after the recent investment […] The post UPI App PhonePe Receives Another Funding Boost; […]

  • Vizag Blockchain Conference: The Andhra Pradesh Govt. Aims To Create 300K Jobs In IT & Electronics By 2022
    by Suprita Anupam on 2017-10-12 at 07:52Sighting fintech, IT and electronics as catalysing verticals among all, the Andhra Pradesh state government intends to create three lakh jobs in both these sectors. This include around one lakh jobs in IT while two lakh jobs in the electronics sector, in the next five years. The announcement was made by IT Minister Nara Lokesh […] The post Vizag Blockchain Conference: The Andhra Pradesh […]

  • RBI Introduces Stricter KYC Norms For Mobile Wallets, Issues Final Guidelines For PPIs
    by Team Inc42 on 2017-10-12 at 07:01The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a set of fresh guidelines, has introduced stricter Know Your Customer (KYC) norms for users of mobile wallets. Also, RBI has recently announced guidelines on the issuance and operation of Prepaid Payment Instruments, aka PPIs going forward. Customers can now move money between wallets of different companies and […] The post RBI Introduces Stricter KYC […]

  • Paytm Withdraws Case Against Unicommerce Over Alleged Data Misuse
    by Shweta Modgil on 2017-10-12 at 05:48Unicommerce eSolutions Pvt. Ltd, the technology solutions arm of online retailer Snapdeal, which had been engaged in a legal battle with Paytm since last April over alleged data misuse stated that Paytm has withdrawn the case against it. To recall the case, in April 2016, Paytm had filed a case against Unicommerce in Delhi High […] The post Paytm Withdraws Case Against Unicommerce Over […]

  • Exclusive: Hyderabad Based Edtech Startup UCLID Raises Seed Funding From US-Based Investors
    by Meha Agarwal on 2017-10-12 at 05:06Hyderabad-based edtech startup UCLID EduLabs Pvt Ltd has raised a Seed funding round of $235K from a bunch of US-based investors at a valuation of over $1 Mn. UCLID is currently running in the alpha mode with services in Hyderabad and will make a global beta launch in April 2018. As one of its investors […] The post Exclusive: Hyderabad Based Edtech Startup UCLID Raises Seed Funding From […]

  • 8 Things You Need To Know About CryptoCurrencies
    by James Altucher on 2017-10-11 at 20:15In 1994, I was working for HBO at a low-level programming job. I had begged for the job and I wasn’t qualified but they gave it to me anyway because my boss’s boss’s boss was a fan of chess and he accidentally saw me playing in the park after I failed the interview. My job […] The post 8 Things You Need To Know About CryptoCurrencies appeared first on Inc42 Media. […]

  • 10 Things You Should Know About Building Agile Teams
    by Wendy Dessler on 2017-10-11 at 20:14If you give a man a hammer, he’ll have a hard time cutting down a tree. If you give him a saw, it will go better. If you give him a chainsaw, the job will be done even quicker. If you give him a machine that can uproot a tree, cut it up, and move […] The post 10 Things You Should Know About Building Agile Teams appeared first on Inc42 Media. […]

  • Fintech Major Mastercard Launches Its First Innovation Centre In India
    by Suprita Anupam on 2017-10-11 at 16:42Amid increasing number of payment portals and fintech startups in India, US-based fintech company Mastercard has announced the launch of its global research and development arm Mastercard Labs in Pune, India. After Singapore, this will be the second Mastercard Labs in Asia-Pacific, and ninth in the world. The initiative aims to bring and harness new […] The post Fintech Major Mastercard […]

  • Meru Cabs Files Complaints Against Ola And Uber; Will CCI Dismiss The Charges Once Again?
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-11 at 14:16Mumbai-based cab service provider Meru Cabs has reportedly filed complaints against competitors, Ola and Uber, alleging that the cab aggregators are misusing investor funds to artificially enhance their dominance in four major cities across India. This, as per the complaints, is distorting the market, thus affecting the growth of other companies in the space. According […] The post Meru […]

  • UCLA Berkeley And IKP Eden Team Up To Launch Accelerator For Medtech Startups In Bengaluru
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-11 at 08:46UCLA Berkeley, in collaboration with startup incubator and makerspace IKP Eden, has launched a medtech accelerator in Bengaluru. As per reports, the accelerator programme will be open to 15 Seed-funded startups per batch. Participants will be offered assistance in scaling their products and technologies as well as raising Series A funding. Commenting on the development, […] The post UCLA […]

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  • Google, IBM and others launch an open source API for keeping tabs on software supply chains
    by Frederic Lardinois on 2017-10-12 at 15:00 Thanks to containers and microservices, the way we are building software is quickly changing. But as with all change, these new models also introduce new problems. You probably still want to know who actually built a given container and what’s running in it. To get a handle on this, Google, JFrog, Red Hat, IBM, Black Duck, Twistlock, Aqua Security and CoreOS today announced […]

  • Toonstar lets you bring cartoon characters to life thanks to facial recognition
    by Anthony Ha on 2017-10-12 at 14:16 John Attanasio, CEO of Toonstar, said his goal is to create “a new Cartoon Network.” Attanasio and his co-founder Luisa Huang were both executives at Warner Brothers, so they both worked under the same corporate umbrella as the Cartoon Network. Attanasio said the key to Toonstar’s approach is to create animated content that’s “mobile, snackable… Read Mor […]

  • AWS and Microsoft double down on deep learning with Gluon, a simplified ML model builder
    by Ingrid Lunden on 2017-10-12 at 14:10 AWS and Microsoft may be arch rivals when it comes to competing for business in cloud storage and services, but when it comes to breaking ground in newer areas where volumes of data make a difference to how well the services work and creating systems that are easier to use, collaboration is key. Today, the two companies announced a new deep learning interface called Gluon, designed […]

  • DJI’s new interchangeable lens drone camera takes aim at film makers
    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-12 at 14:07 DJI just introduced a new camera designed to work with drones, and in particular its Inspire 2 flyer. The camera is a “world first” in that its a super 35 digital film camera tailored for aerial cinematography – in other words, if you’re a filmmaker, documentarian or professional cinematographer, you are probably going to want one of these. The Zenmuse X7 camera […]

  • Target expands partnership with Google on voice shopping, Google Express
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-12 at 14:00 Target announced today an expanded partnership with Google that, among other things, will now allow consumers to shop Target across the U.S. via Google Express, including by voice. The deal will also see the two companies working together more closely in the future in a number of areas, including the integration of Target’s own payment card, REDcard, into Google’s […]

  • Spotify launches an app for artists with real-time streaming data, audience demographics
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-12 at 14:00 In the music streaming era, access to data is king. Artists want to know how their music is being discovered, who’s listening, where, how many have streamed their release, and what else their fans are into, among other things. Today, Spotify is releasing an app for artists that aims to answer these questions, while also giving artists a way to update their profile and connect […]

  • Plex launches its live TV service on Roku, with limited DVR functionality to start
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-12 at 13:57 Plex is bringing its live TV streaming service to the U.S.’s most popular media player platform, with today’s announcement of its arrival on Roku. Launched earlier this year, Plex’s software offers cord cutters a low-cost way to set up more of a DIY live TV service as an alternative to Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, or any of the other now numerous subscription-based […]

  • CarHopper raises $1.5 million to let travelers rent ultra luxurious cars
    by Jordan Crook on 2017-10-12 at 13:57 The sharing economy continues to bear fruit. CarHopper, a platform for luxury car rental, has raised a $1.5 million seed round to expand to new markets. CarHopper started out as a peer-to-peer platform for luxury car owners — think Lexus, Mercedes and BMW all the way up to Ferrari and Rolls Royce — to rent out their rides to others. But in its infancy, the company realized […]

  • Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell trucks put to work in Port of LA pilot
    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-12 at 13:45 Toyota has hydrogen fuel cell transport trucks that generate no local emissions, and that have 670 horsepower and an 80,000 lb total weight capacity. The powertrain includes two of Toyota’s Mirai fuel cells, and a 12kWh battery charged by the cells. Toyota is now running a concept version of the truck along pilot routes that run around 200 miles per day, moving good between depots […]

  • Music rights collection startup Kobalt adds another $14M at $789M valuation, Bill Maris joins board
    by Ingrid Lunden on 2017-10-12 at 13:40 When he was still at Google Ventures, Bill Maris led a round of funding into music royalty collecting startup Kobalt, to make one of the VC arms bigger bets in the world of digital music. Now that he’s moved on to start another firm, he’s taking a step to re-up his interests in the company. Today, Kobalt announced that Maris’ Section 32 has invested $14 million into […]

  • MegaBots and Suidobashi Heavy Industry’s giant robots are finally fighting next week
    by Brian Heater on 2017-10-12 at 13:38 MegaBots’ dream of a televised giant robot fighting league has been a bit slow going. No surprise, really. Building a mech takes time and money, and building enough to facilitate a league takes a lot more of both of those things. In the meantime, the Bay Area-based robotics company has created a web series documenting the progress of its suit and appeared at Disrupt, all while… […]

  • Hyperloop One becomes ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ with Virgin Group investment
    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-12 at 13:23 Hyperloop One has received a significant investment in Hyperloop One – the official figure hasn’t been revealed, but it’s enough that the Hyperloop tech startup, which aims to create networks of high-speed transportation tunnels to various locales across the globe, has changed its name. Virgin Hyperloop One is the entity’s official moniker going forward, which is […]

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  • Google disables Home Mini’s touch function to give you ‘peace of mind’ after improperly recording users
    by Khari Johnson on 2017-10-12 at 04:06Google has disabled the Google Home Mini‘s top touch functionality, which gives users the power to interact with Google Assistant. The basis for the elimination of top touch is chronicled in a post published Tuesday by Android Police reviewer Artem Russakovskii. After a few days, he found that the Google Home Mini given to him was carrying out&nbs […]

  • AR/VR Weekly: Seeking a virtual reality tabletop
    by Jason Wilson on 2017-10-12 at 03:47This week, a friend of mine said he wanted to be able to play games like Dungeons & Dragons at a virtual table. Oh, no problem, I said — check out Roll20, an app that helps people gather for role-playing games online. But then he said, “No, I mean virtual as in virtual reality.” Well,&nbs […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War review — a grind as epic as its story
    by Dean Takahashi on 2017-10-12 at 01:47Any review of Middle-earth: Shadow of War has to acknowledge that it is a monumental achievement from developer Monolith and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It’s a huge open world that I have enjoyed exploring over the past dozen days, and I could easily see myself spending many more hours exploring. It is full of&nbs […]

  • Heartland Tech Weekly: Amazon HQ2 contenders should approach subsidies with skepticism
    by Anna Hensel on 2017-10-12 at 01:12As the application deadline for Amazon’s HQ2 nears, at least one city isn’t taking the bait. Last week, San Jose, California mayor Sam Liccardo published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Why I’m not bidding for Amazon’s HQ2.” Liccardo makes the case against offering large corporations tax breaks in exchange for relocating their headquarters&nbs […]

  • Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center celebrates two-year anniversary as Guy Kawasaki rings the bell remotely
    by Bérénice Magistretti on 2017-10-12 at 00:33The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center celebrated its two-year anniversary today, marking the occasion by inviting ex-Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki to ring the bell remotely. The center also hosted the fourth graduating class of its “Milestone Makers” program, which pairs founders with coaches and business mentors over a period of three months. The San Francisco-based center claims&nbs […]

  • Google starts integrating Duo and ViLTE video calling into Android devices
    by Emil Protalinski on 2017-10-12 at 00:05Google today announced it is integrating video calling into Android via Google Duo. The functionality lets you start a video call directly from three core apps: Android Messages, Contacts, and Phone. There are a few catches though. You and the recipient need to have Duo installed on one of the supported phones (Pixel, Android One,&nbs […]

  • A sober view of AI will lead to more effective innovation
    by Nitzan Hermon, Studio VV6 on 2017-10-11 at 23:10GUEST: As we create increasingly smarter machines, we’ve had to rewrite convictions we’ve held since the industrial age began. Data has become faster and more layered as a result of machines’ incredible complexity. Once that complexity passed the threshold of our understanding, a new chapter in our relationship with tools began. A lot of what we&nbs […]

  • 3 reasons why VR’s killer app will be collaborative
    by Michael Park on 2017-10-11 at 22:30GUEST: Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are game-changers for the enterprise, enabling real-time remote collaboration experiences that were simply not possible before. While these technologies have not yet gained traction at a mass-market level, they hold great promise as the most practical use case for immersive technologies. Skeptics correctly point out that VR lacks&nbs […]

  • Facebook’s coming blockchain problem
    by Jeremy Epstein, Never Stop Marketing on 2017-10-11 at 21:10GUEST: Much has been written about the Russia-Facebook advertising scandal of 2017. The episode has revealed the first (and maybe only) achilles heel for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. His profit-making machine depends on being one of the two main outlets (the other being Google) where the world spends its $500 billion+ in advertising dollars. Yet, as&nbs […]

  • Serial Cleaner is bringing its indie stealth action to the Switch later this year
    by Mike Minotti on 2017-10-11 at 20:55Indie studio iFun4all announced today that it’s bringing Serial Cleaner to the Nintendo Switch at some point before the end of the year. Serial Cleaner launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in July. The Switch has been a success since it launched in March, and the home console/portable hybrid is quickly becoming a haven for&nbs […]

  • Why Minnesota is poised to become a hotbed for digital health startups
    by Tom Wicka, NovuHealth on 2017-10-11 at 20:40GUEST: Watch out, West Coast: The thriving startup scene rising out of the Midwest means it’s no longer flyover country. The Upper Midwest — especially the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota — has become a vibrant and healthy environment for startups. According to a recent Star Tribune article, CliftonLarsonAllen’s technology practice estimated that […]

  • Amazon’s Alexa now delivers personalized results for up to 10 voices
    by Khari Johnson on 2017-10-11 at 20:13Amazon today announced that Alexa-enabled devices can now recognize unique human voices, giving the assistant the power to deliver personalized experiences when it hears you speak. Once a Voice Profile is created by reciting 10 phrases to the Alexa app, whenever Alexa hears “Play music” or “Play my messages,” the AI assistant will recognize your&nbs […]

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  • Beijing Pushes for a Direct Hand in China’s Big Tech Firms
    on 2017-10-12 at 15:32The Chinese government is pushing some of its biggest tech companies—including Tencent, Weibo and a unit of Alibaba—to give the state a stake in them and a direct role in corporate decisions. […]

  • Economists Split Over GOP Tax Plan’s Long-Term Effects on Growth
    on 2017-10-12 at 15:31Economists say the Republican plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code would likely lift economic growth in the short term, but they are split over whether the boost would last longer than a few years. […]

  • WSJ Survey: Most Economists Expect Next Fed Rate Rise in December
    on 2017-10-12 at 15:26Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal this month see the Federal Reserve raising interest rates once more in 2017 and three times in 2018, a view that matches the central bank’s own projections. […]

  • Weinstein Co. Considers Delaying Release of ‘The Current War’
    on 2017-10-12 at 15:22Weinstein Co.’s challenges continued to pile up following the ouster of co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, with the company reassessing plans for future movie releases and one business partner tightening payment terms for routine work. […]

  • Facebook to Disclose Targets of Russia-Backed Election Ads
    on 2017-10-12 at 15:21Facebook will disclose the types of people targeted by Russian-backed ads during and after the 2016 presidential election, as operating chief Sheryl Sandberg said the social-media site was manipulated in a way it shouldn’t have been. […]

  • Cord-Cutters Sap AT&T’s TV Business
    on 2017-10-12 at 14:43AT&T kept losing video customers over the past three months despite a wave of new subscribers using its streaming TV service, a trend that could spell trouble for the broader entertainment industry. […]

  • Meet the Mining Industry’s Newest Mogul
    on 2017-10-12 at 14:41Anil Agarwal began his career as a metals dealer in India nearly 50 years ago. Today, he is a billionaire making one of the biggest bets on the global mining industry’s recovery. […]

  • Japan Says Metal Scandal Threatens Country’s Reputation for Quality
    on 2017-10-12 at 14:15Japan’s government said it wants Kobe Steel’s data-falsification scandal resolved quickly, concerned about the reputation of the nation’s manufacturers as they struggle to justify maintaining factories in the country. […]

  • Dispute Over Muscle-Building Drugs Goes to Court
    on 2017-10-12 at 14:14A legal fight in California is shining a light on the world of unregulated body-building performance supplements. At the center of it: A brawny former bankruptcy lawyer known on YouTube as Dr. Huge and a trial lawyer looking to crack down on online marketplaces that sell the substance. […]

  • Southwest Airlines to Launch Hawaii Service
    on 2017-10-12 at 13:58Southwest Airlines said it wants to launch service to Hawaii next year, in the latest service expansion for the discount carrier. […]

  • New York AG Eric Schneiderman Probing Deloitte Hack
    on 2017-10-12 at 13:50The New York attorney general’s office is looking into the cyberbreach at Deloitte that the giant accounting firm says compromised information on a small number of its clients. […]

  • Eurozone Factory Output Jumps, Lending Comfort to ECB
    on 2017-10-12 at 12:54Euro-area factory, mining and utility output surged in August, in a sign that the economy is still growing robustly as the European Central Bank prepares to make a pivotal decision about the future of its bond-buying program. […]

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  • The September 2017 NYC Venture Capital and Early Stage Funding Report
    by Reza Chowdhury on 2017-10-10 at 16:27Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the month of September, both in New York and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Angel/Seed, Series A, Series B, and […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/10/17
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-10 at 16:07Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/10/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new funding […]

  • Lessons from Two Unicorns (LendingTree & Blackboard)
    by George Deeb on 2017-10-10 at 15:27At the recent CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh, I sat through the presentations of two successful entrepreneurs that both built companies worth over $1BN (unicorn level valuations).  The first was by Doug Lebda, founder & CEO at LendingTree, the marketplace for finding loans, now a publicly-traded company with a market capitalization of approximately $3BN.  The […]

  • How Can You Successfully Manage Your Next Outsourced Project?
    by Andrey Kudievskiy on 2017-10-10 at 14:27Outsourcing a software development project can be a miracle that helps you avoid delayed delivery, reduce costs, tap into new technology and scale significantly faster than if you’d relied on local, in-house resources. It can also be a complete disaster that leads to project failure and an overblown budget. These are two drastically different outcomes […]

  • Inculcating the Innovative Spirit: Parenting Strategies of the Modern Parent
    by Mayur Ramgir on 2017-10-10 at 13:27  Out of all the difficult jobs in the world, being a parent definitely ranks up amongst the top 5. And being just a parent, which as mentioned above, is the least herculean of all the tasks that come with parenthood. Being a responsible, competent parent is a completely different ballgame altogether. Considering the rate […]

  • 8 Weak Change Signals That Can Have Explosive Impact
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-10 at 12:27When the economy tanks as it did in the last recession, that’s a strong signal that things have to change, and it’s hard to miss. But most of us in business have to deal most of the time with weak signals, or change that is happening in a far more subtle way. These changes can […]

  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $7.5M to Ensure Diversity in Hiring
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-09 at 16:27Diverse teams outperform non diverse ones by 35%.  African Americans are 16% less likely to get invited to job interviews.   The largest search engine in the world only employs 1% African Americans in its tech staff and only 2% of that tech staff is Hispanic. Yet, 57% of employees think their companies should be more […]

  • It’s Time to Stop Keeping Information From Your Investors
    by Giuseppe Stuto on 2017-10-09 at 15:27One thing that has struck me as interesting for quite some time, and especially over the last several months, is the hesitation that exists within us all to reveal uncomfortable information. Whether it has to do with an everyday company decision or a compounding, lingering strategic issue, leaders often refrain from shining a bright light […]

  • 10 Steps To A Winning Strategy For Your New Venture
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-09 at 14:27Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks it’s a good idea. In these changing times, if you already have […]

  • The 20 Largest Global Startup Funding Rounds of September 2017
    by Reza Chowdhury on 2017-10-09 at 13:27Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 20 largest startup funding rounds globally during the month of September.  I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, location of the company, investors in the round, and date of funding to further the analysis. To maintain a focus on tech-enabled […]

  • Confidence and Humility
    by Gary Vaynerchuk on 2017-10-09 at 12:27Hey guys … I’ve been really spending my time thinking about “confidence” and humility… It’s a super interesting blend if you can get your mind into a place where you think you’re the best and the worst at the same time. That you’re all time great and you’re insignificant. That’s exactly what I try to […]

  • #NYCtech Week in Review
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-09 at 04:10With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings, exits, and events. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN NYC […]

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  • Saudi Arabia, Public Investment Fund Launches Fund of Funds
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-11 at 00:16Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has launched a SAR 4 billion fund of funds. The new investment vehicle is designed to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with access to capital by investing in venture capital and private equity funds targeting the SME sector. The fund, aligned with the Vision 2030 objective of facilitating […]

  • Hive-IO Completes Series B Financing Round
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 23:37Hive-IO, a NYC-based developer of software-defined datacenter solutions, completed its Series B Round of financing of undisclosed amount. The round was led by Rally Ventures with participation from Citrix Systems, Osage Venture Partners, and El Dorado Ventures. As part of the funding, Nate Lentz, Managing Partner at OVP joined the Hive-IO Board of Directors. The […]

  • Weedguide Raises $1.7M in Seed Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 23:29Weedguide, a San Diego, CA-based search platform for the medical and recreational community, secured $1.7m in seed funding. Backers included San Diego businessman Doug Cerri. Led by CEO Claudio Cañive, Weedguide leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to give users personalized recommendations from millions of articles, videos, products, dispensary locations, recipes and […]

  • Akatsuki Entertainment Technology Fund Launches to Invest in AR/VR/MR Startups
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 21:39Akatsuki Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based entertainment company, launch ed a new investment fund focused on entertainment technologies, specializing in Augmented Reality (AR). Led by Tomoya Ogawa, CFO of Akatsuki and Managing Director, the Akatsuki Entertainment Technology Fund (AET Fund) will invest up to $50m in startups focusing on creating AR, Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed […]

  • Hive Raises $4m in Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 20:50Hive, a NYC-based upstart workplace collaboration platform, raised $4m in funding. The round was led by Vocap Investment Partners with participation from Rembrandt Venture Partners and existing investors Tribeca Venture Partners. The company intends to use the funds to expand its business reach, add new resources in engineering (led by former Googlers), as well as […]

  • Greg Yap Joins Menlo Ventures as Partner
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 19:24Menlo Park, CA-based venture capital firm Menlo Ventures added Greg Yap as a partner to lead investments in novel health, medical and life science technologies. Yap has joined Menlo with more than 20 years of experience building and investing in healthcare industry businesses and technologies. Most recently, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Illumina Ventures, where […]

  • Visor Closes $6.5m in Seed Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 19:16Visor, a San Francisco and Atlanta-based online tax filing and advisory service, closed $6.5m in seed funding. The round was led by early-stage venture firm Obvious Ventures with participation from Social Capital, Maveron, Lux Capital, Fika Ventures, Box Group, Niklas Zennström (co-founder, Skype, angel investing personally), Keith Coleman (VP product, Twitter), and other angel investors. […]

  • Destination Pet Raises $30M in Debt and Equity Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 17:19Destination Pet LLC, an Irvine, CA-based provider of pet care services, raised $30m in debt and equity funding. The financing was led by McLarty Capital Partners, an SBIC debt and equity provider to lower middle market companies, with participation from Opus Bank’s bank-sponsored SBIC Fund, Opus Equity Partners. The company intends to use the funds […]

  • ScribbleChat Raises $2.75M in Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 17:04ScribbleChat, a NYC-based messaging app, raised $2.75m in funding. Backers included Broadway Angels, The Perkins Fund, BBG Ventures, Halogen Ventures and Golden Seeds Angels, and actor Benedict Cumberbatch. ScribbleChat’s app has more than one million users. The company intends to use the funds to continue to invest in the development of its personalization technologies by […]

  • Standard Cognition Raises $5m in Seed Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 16:52Standard Cognition, a San Francisco, CA-based AI-powered checkout provider, raised $5m in seed funding. The round was led by Charles River Ventures with participation from Initialized Capital and Y Combinator, and others. The company intends to use the funds to double its engineering team by the end of the year and launch its first public […]

  • TeleHealth, Avizia Acquires Carena
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 16:38Avizia, a Reston, VA-based provider of a system-wide telehealth, acquired Carena, a Seattle, WA-based virtual care provider. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The acquisition aims to reinforce Avizia’s position as a comprehensive telehealth solutions partner for health systems nationwide. With Carena, the company now offers a comprehensive and customizable telehealth platform which […]

  • Penthera Partners Completes $6M Equity Financing
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 15:51Penthera Partners, a New York-based creator of download-to-go (D2Go) software, received $6m in funding. The round was led by Liberty Global Ventures, the venture investment arm of Liberty Global International, an international cable company and a Penthera customer. The proceeds will be used to expand the company’s worldwide sales efforts and accelerate the development of […]

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  • Ripple Reveals: Blockchain Network Is Now More Than 100 Strong
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-10 at 20:15San Francisco-based fintech Ripple announced on Tuesday more than 100 financial institutions have joined its blockchain network, RippleNet. This news comes less than a month after the company opened its new Singapore office. Speaking about the blockchain network’s milestone, Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse, stated: “Global payments are undeniably going… Read […]

  • La Caisse Forms Partnership With Desjardins Group to Launch New Canadian Fintech Fund
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-10 at 19:54La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with the Desjardins Group to launch a new fintech investment fund. The creation of this fund was announced during the Canada FinTech Forum According to the Canadian companies, the funds… Read More The post La Caisse Forms Partnership With Desjardins Group to Launch New Canadian […]

  • The City of London Corporation & KPMG to Present New Report “The Value of Fintech”
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-10 at 19:04The City of London announced on Tuesday it will present its latest report, The Value of Fintech later this week. The City revealed it teamed up with KPMG for the report. The organizations revealed that the report, which was commissioned by the City and was produced… Read More The post The City of London Corporation & KPMG to Present New Report “The Value of Fintech” […]

  • State Bank of India Teams Up With Moody’s Analytics to Launch Credit Certification
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-10 at 18:05The State Bank of India (SBI) announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with Moody’s Analytics to provide bank-wide credit certification to SBI’s employees enabling them to source, appraise, and monitor loans faster. According to SBI, the initiative enhances the bank’s market-leading credit curriculum with the globally […]

  • OpenInvest Presents Shareholder “Digital Democracy”: Vote with a Simple Swipe
    by Erin Hobey on 2017-10-10 at 17:17OpenInvest, an online investment advisor empowering individuals to drive social change with their dollars, today launched its first iPhone app that features “the world’s first digital democracy,” the ability to vote in the shareholder resolutions with a simple swipe. The Y Combinator and Andreessen Horowitz-backed socially responsible investing… Read More The […]

  • Crowdfunder UK Returns to Crowdcube: Reward-Based Crowdfunding Platform Now Seeking £750,000
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-10 at 17:00Less than two years after raising £1.3 million through its first Crowdcube campaign, Crowdfunder UK has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise £750,000 as it prepares to grow its partner network and further develop its reward-based funding portal. Founded in 2014, Crowdfunder UK… Read More The post Crowdfunder UK Returns to Crowdcube: Reward-Based Crowdfunding […]

  • Weissenhaus Exceeds €1.3 Million on Companisto, Exclusive Comments from Tamo Zwinge & Jan Henric Buettner
    by Erin Hobey on 2017-10-10 at 16:51With 55 days remaining on its second Companisto campaign — the first raised € 7.5 million— the Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa By The Sea, a luxury resort situated directly by the Baltic Sea is aiming to raise €2 million.  Just days into the campaign the posh resort… Read More The post Weissenhaus Exceeds €1.3 Million on Companisto, […]

  • Deutsche Bank Announces First Artificial Intelligence Implementation Through IBM Watson
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-10 at 16:36On Tuesday, Deutsche Bank announced it has started implementation for its Artificial Intelligence- Client Communication Center (AI-C³), which will be based on IBM Watson in German language. While sharing details about AI-C³, the bank revealed: “Deutsche Bank has completed successfully internal Proof-of-Concepts with the IBM partner and… Read More The post Deutsche Bank […]

  • Crowd Invest Summit Co-Founder, Alon Goren, Joins VC Wavemaker Partners
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-10 at 16:15Alon Goren, a long time participant in the alternative finance sector and co-founder of the Crowd Invest Summit (CIS), announced in an email he has joined the venture capital group Wavemaker Partners. The VC firm was founded by Eric Manlunas, David Siemer and Paul Santos, Managing Partner…. Read More The post Crowd Invest Summit Co-Founder, Alon Goren, Joins VC Wavemaker Partners […]

  • New Milestone: SocietyOne Achieves $350 Million in Total Loan Originations
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-10 at 16:00Australia-based online lender SocietyOne announced on Tuesday it has secured $350 million in total originations. This news comes less than two months after the lending platform celebrated its fifth birthday. According to SocietyOne, the company topping $350 million as the current loan book also reached $200 million… Read More The post New Milestone: SocietyOne Achieves $350 Million in […]

Tech.eu

  • German open source software firm Open-Xchange raises €21 million
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-11 at 07:00Open source software firm Open-Xchange has raised €21 million from Iris Capital and eCapital to boost its growth. The new funds will be invested in building Open-Xchange’s development, engineering, and technical support teams to focus on its DNS and email services and expand its partner and customer network globally. The Nuremberg company’s clients include GoDaddy, […] The […]

  • French intranet solution LumApps raises $8 million to internationalise
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-10 at 12:00France’s LumApps, an intranet for business content, has announced a funding round of $8 million. The Series A round was led by Idinvest Partners. LumApps is an intranet solution that brings together all content in an enterprise and is integrated with Google’s G Suite. The new funding will be used to push its international expansion […] The post French intranet solution LumApps […]

  • Travel content startup Triposo acquired by Italy’s Musement
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-10 at 10:00Amsterdam-based travel content platform Triposo has been acquired by Milan’s Musement. No terms were disclosed. Musement is a platform for booking activities during travel and holidays and Triposo aggregates online content to generate travel guides for users. The combined company will serve 12 million travellers using its services. Musement CEO Alessandro Petazzi said the acquisition […]

  • Technology Becomes Fashion: The Telekom Fashion Fusion Challenge is looking for the next innovation in fashion tech
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-10 at 08:10Editor’s note: This is a sponsored article, which means it’s independently written by our team but financially supported by another organisation, in this case, Telekom Fashion Fusion Challenge. If you would like to learn more about sponsored posts, read this and contact us if you’re interested in partnering with us. The Telekom Fashion Fusion Challenge […] The post […]

  • Luxury travel service Secret Escapes raises £83 million in equity and debt
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 07:30Luxury travel club Secret Escapes has raised £83 million in both equity and debt funding led by Temasek with participation from Idinvest Partners and the debt portion of the round coming from Silicon Valley Bank. News about the funding round first surfaced late last week with reports that the company was gearing up to announce […] The post Luxury travel service Secret Escapes raises […]

  • Insurance tech app Coverfy raises €3.5 million in fresh funding
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 06:00Barcelona-based insurance tech startup Coverfy has raised €3.5 million from K Fund, Seaya Ventures, and Sabadell Venture Capital. Launched last year, the app allows users to browse and compare insurance coverage and has reached 60,000 users. Coverfy will invest the new cash in market expansion and further development of the app. “Coverfy strives to allow […] The post Insurance […]

  • Online lender Spotcap raises €22 million in debt and equity
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 05:00Spotcap, a fintech startup based in Berlin, has announced a funding round of €22 million in both debt and equity financing from its existing investors. The new injection of funding comes eight months after the online lending company raised €14 million in debt from New Zealand’s Heartland Bank. To date, it has issued more than […] The post Online lender Spotcap raises […]

  • U.S. game publisher Scopely expands operations in Barcelona
    by Shaheen Samavati on 2017-10-08 at 17:36A few months after closing a $60 million Series C financing round, mobile game publisher Scopely has announced plans to open a new 650-square-meter office in downtown Barcelona. The post U.S. game publisher Scopely expands operations in Barcelona appeared first on Tech.eu. […]

  • These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week
    by Robin Wauters on 2017-10-06 at 14:21These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week The post These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week appeared first on Tech.eu. […]

  • Q3 2017: Best quarter on record (again) for European tech funding; the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Israel raise more than ever
    by Mary Loritz on 2017-10-06 at 11:48For the second quarter in a row, European tech funding has broken previous records: total funding tracked by Tech.eu for tech startups in Europe, Israel, and Turkey rose to €7.7 billion in Q3 2017, across 865 deals. This is €1 billion more than was raised in Q2 2017, and a 117% increase from the same […] The post Q3 2017: Best quarter on record (again) for European tech funding; […]

StartupJuncture

  • GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to board
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-10 at 08:42Gitlab, a collaboration and DevOps platform has raised a $20 million Series C round led by GV, the venture arm of Alphabet. Founded in Utrecht in 2014 by Sytse Sijbrandij and Dmitriy Zaporozhets Gitlab, has since raised $45.6 million. GitLab is currently in use by more than 100,000 organization as a git-based open source tool […] The post GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to […]

  • Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-09 at 12:51What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates KPN acquires Dutch cybersecurity company QSight IT Delft-based cybersecurity and cloud consultancy QSight IT has been acquired by telecom firm KPN. QSight IT turnover of €50 million in 2016. Most notable investor in […] The post Dutch Startup News: […]

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-06 at 08:56‘s-Hertogenbosch-based startup InvoiceFinance has raised 6 million euro from a group of investors and business angels from the financial industry and Peak Capital. The capital raised will be primarily used for further growth through investments in marketing activities and the recruitment of sales reps. A part of the money will be used for the further […] The post Fintech startup […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-05 at 08:39Amsterdam-based smart bicycles startup VanMoof has raised 4 million euro from Slingshot Capital, also from the Dutch capital. A spokesperson said to the Dutch business news media outlet RTL Z that Slingshot will get a substantial minority share of something between 10 and 50 percent in return for its investment (in Dutch). The capital raised […] The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof […]

  • MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment
    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-10-04 at 09:41It’s the biggest investment in history in Europe when it comes to software investments. The money is meant for a global roll-out. World domination for MessageBird?! Cloudcommunication platform aims for global growth The $60m series A round was led by Accel and participation from Atomico (London) and Y Combinator as a co-investor. The money will […] The post MessageBird raises $60 […]

  • Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, Sound Energy, €250 million
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-02 at 13:39What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates Dutch startups get extra EUR 250 mln for scale-ups The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs will in partnership with the European Investment Fund (EFSI) provide EUR 100 million worth of extra financing for […] The post Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, […]

  • TNW launches a new service for enterprises, governments and startups, ‘TNW X’
    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-09-29 at 17:40TNW X is aiming to be the bridge between local tech communities, corporate giants and governments. The B2B channel jumps in to help traditional companies and organizations closing the gap with the tech community. Showcasing and attracting With X TNW wants to connect enterprises with leading tech startups and top talent. For governments it’s a […] The post TNW launches a new service […]

  • Here are the six new UtrechtInc ‘Pressure Cooker’ startups
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-28 at 09:51Incubator UtrechtInc just selected six new startups for its ‘Pressure Cooker’ program: Closure, Goings-On, Campfire, MarcoPoloBot, PerfectPlace and PostMe.  More than any other incubator in the Netherlands the focus of UtrechtInc has been on helping tackle societal issues concerning health, the environment and education with entrepreneurship. The composition of this new […]

  • Comparison startup ScanMovers raises €500K angel money
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 10:24Amsterdam-based movers comparison startup ScanMovers has raised half a million euros form a group of housing and mortage market informals. The captial raised will be used for expanding the platform such that it enables ‘the customer in his or her journey to find the perfect mover’, says  Boyan Nijpels, founder of ScanMovers to StartupJuncture. “That […] The post […]

  • Sound Energy raises 1 million euro from Cottonwood
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 07:56Enschede-based startup Sound Energy has raised 1 million euro form Cottonwood Technology Fund and the regional development fund Oost NL of the Twente Innovation Fund. The capital raised will be used to expand the team and start mass production. “This investment enables us to focus on volume production of the THEAC-25 prototype and start attracting […] The post Sound Energy raises 1 […]

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  • Why You Should Take A Sabbatical As A Startup Founder
    by Murray Newlands on 2017-10-11 at 04:17While in the midst of setting up a startup where you are most likely working night and day, it may seem crazy to take a sabbatical. This is because you are seemingly walking away temporarily from something that would need your round-the-clock attention. However, what I learned was that it was the best thing I […] The post Why You Should Take A Sabbatical As A Startup Founder appeared first […]

  • It’s Time to Stop Keeping Information From Your Investors
    by Giuseppe Stuto on 2017-10-11 at 04:17One thing that has struck me as interesting for quite some time, and especially over the last several months, is the hesitation that exists within us all to reveal uncomfortable information. Whether it has to do with an everyday company decision or a compounding, lingering strategic issue, leaders often refrain from shining a bright light […] The post It’s Time to Stop Keeping […]

  • Why Payment Solutions Firm Paynear Is Acquiring GoSwiff, A Startup 8X Its Size?
    by Shweta Modgil on 2017-10-10 at 14:19The digital payments space in India is turning in new surprises regularly. In the latest one, Hyderabad-based payment and customer retention solution provider, Paynear has announced the acquisition of Singapore-based GoSwiff. The deal, which is reportedly valued at around $100 Mn, will provide Paynear a quick access to 20 new markets in South East Asian, […] The post Why Payment Solutions […]

  • Facebook India Managing Director Umang Bedi Hands In His Resignation
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-10 at 14:17Umang Bedi, Managing Director of Facebook India & Southeast Asia, has submitted his resignation just over a year after he joined the social media company. According to sources, he will be moving on by the end of 2017. Bedi joined Facebook in June 2016 after the then MD Krithiga Reddy moved to the company’s headquarters […] The post Facebook India Managing Director Umang Bedi […]

  • PM Narendra Modi Launches Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan To Promote Digital Literacy In Rural India
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-10 at 12:28During his recent two-day visit to home state Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA), an initiative aimed at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas around the country. The announcement was made on October 6 during the inauguration of a building at the […] The post PM Narendra Modi Launches […]

  • After BSNL, MobiKwik Partners With Bajaj Finance To Launch Bajaj Finserv Digital Wallet
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-10 at 10:14Less than two months after MobiKwik developed a wallet for state-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the Gurugram-based digital payments company has announced a similar partnership with Bajaj Finance, the lending arm of Bajaj Finserv, for the launch of the Bajaj Finserv Wallet. According to the terms of the alliance, the new app […] The post After BSNL, MobiKwik […]

  • Govt. Holds Talks With 50 Companies To Raise Massive Investment For Electric Vehicles, Batteries And Charging Stations
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-10 at 08:40To expedite its electric mobility mission, the Indian government is reportedly seeking investment from a number of companies, both domestic and foreign. According to sources, the raised capital will be spent on purchasing electric vehicles, three wheelers, batteries and charging stations for deployment across the country. A portion of the multimillion-dollar investment will go into […] The […]

  • AI And Deep Learning Firm ParallelDots Secures $1.4 Mn Funding From Multipoint Capital
    by Meha Agarwal on 2017-10-10 at 07:45Gurugram-based AI and deep learning solutions provider ParallelDots has raised $1.4 Mn in an additional funding round from Multipoint Capital, a U.S. based investment firm. This follows Multipoint’s earlier investment of $600K in early 2016 and brings the total funding from Multipoint Capital in ParallelDots to $2 Mn. ParallelDots founders will use the funding to […] The post AI And […]

  • On Mission To Expedite VR/ AR Adoption For Masses: GridRaster Secures $2 Mn Seed Funding From Exfinity Ventures, Others
    by Meha Agarwal on 2017-10-10 at 06:54California and Bengaluru-based GridRaster Inc., which helps create AR/VR content on mobile platforms, has raised $2 Mn in Seed funding from Exfinity Ventures. Lumia Capital, Pipeline Capital, NexStar Partners, Unshackled Ventures and Explorer Group also participated in the funding round. The startup will use the funds for product development and marketing. Earlier, the startup has […] The […]

  • BigBasket Raises $839K In Funding From Trifecta Venture Debt Fund
    by Shweta Modgil on 2017-10-10 at 06:38Bengaluru-based online grocer BigBasket has raised $839 K(INR5.5 Cr)from its existing investor Trifecta venture debt fund. As per recent filings with the registrar of companies (RoC), Supermarket Grocery and Supplies that runs the online grocery store, issued equity and compulsory convertible preference shares to Trifecta at a premium of $7.2 (INR 474) and $76(INR 4,980) […] The post […]

  • Mahindra & Mahindra In Talks With Ford Motor To Build An Electric Sedan
    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-10 at 05:02The country’s sole electric vehicle manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) is reportedly looking to join hands with Ford Motor to build a new electric sedan. The move is geared towards capturing the growing electric vehicles market in India. According to sources, Mahindra is currently gearing up to procure a transportation software for its electric sedan. […] The post Mahindra […]

  • Vizag Blockchain Conference 2017: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NC Naidu Terms Vizag As Future Fintech Capital Of India
    by Suprita Anupam on 2017-10-10 at 04:04Recognising the importance of blockchain technology in near future, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in an unprecedented move, inaugurated a two-day International Blockchain Conference yesterday. The conference aims to trigger startups, corporates, local and global investors to eye Vizag city as home to fintech and related verticals’ ecosystem in India. At the […]

TechCrunch

  • Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-11 at 15:05 Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it licensed itself and those aggregated from other channels across its platform. However, the channel was not immediately available to all Roku customers, as it was a phased rollout. That rollout has now completed, the company says this […]

  • NumberAI raises $1.6M to make business landline numbers smarter
    by Matthew Lynley on 2017-10-11 at 15:00 The phone number is probably one of the most important identifying numbers in your life — it’s how people reach out and get in touch with you outside of Facebook, Google, and whatnot. But the landline phone number, especially for small businesses, has basically gone nowhere in years. That’s where NumberAI and Tasso Roumeliotis’ team come in. The company […]

  • Lori Systems wins Best of Show at Startup Battlefield Africa
    by Romain Dillet on 2017-10-11 at 14:39 At the very beginning, there were 15 startups coming from all around Africa. After an incredibly fierce competition in Nairobi, Kenya, here are the winners of TechCrunch’s first ever Startup Battlefield Africa. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of… […]

  • Taylor Swift’s new Glu Mobile app is a dedicated social network for her fans
    by Jordan Crook on 2017-10-11 at 14:03 Glu Mobile, the gaming company responsible for hits like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and bombs like Nicki Minaj: Empire is at it again with The Swift Life, an app that’s all about the one and only Taylor Swift. The app, which doesn’t seem to be quite as game-focused as other celebrity titles in Glu’s portfolio, won’t go live until “late 2017,” according […]

  • U.S. consumers are spending 10 hours per year in shopping apps
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-11 at 14:02 Mobile shopping is on the rise, with U.S. consumers now spending nearly 50 minutes in shopping apps per month, or 10 hours per year, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. Digital-first shopping apps, like those from Amazon, Etsy, Wish and others, are also growing more quickly in terms of total sessions and monthly usage, compared to shopping apps from […]

  • PornHub uses computer vision to ID actors, acts in its videos
    by John Biggs on 2017-10-11 at 14:00 They say porn adopts new technologies first and PornHub [NSFW], a site that is as NSFW as it sounds, is proving that old adage true. The site – which receives 80 million visitors a day – found that its old, antiquated methods of tagging videos by hand was not sufficient. Rather than hire someone to go through the hundreds of thousands of videos and tag them by hand, the team […]

  • MioTech gets $7M to build artificial intelligence based tools for wealth managers in Asia
    by Catherine Shu on 2017-10-11 at 13:19 MioTech, a financial tech startup with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, has raised $7 million in Series A funding to develop artificial intelligence based software for investment managers. The round was led by Horizons Ventures, the private investment arm of Hong Kong business tycoon Li Ka-shing, with participation from returning investor Zhenfund. Read Mor […]

  • Mattel releases biologically inspired foldable robot bugs
    by Brian Heater on 2017-10-11 at 13:00 Mattel’s been taking great pains to update its product lines for a plugged-in generation of kids. Last month, the toy maker teamed up with Osmo for an iPad-ready update to its popular Hot Wheels line, and now the company is enlisting the help of another tech startup, Dash Robots. The pair’s first collaboration is Kamigami, a robotics platform that lets kids build their […]

  • Amazon introduces a way for teens to independently shop its site, following parents’ approval
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-11 at 13:00 Amazon today announced a new way for teens to shop its site independently of their parents’ accounts and place their own orders, which parents can choose to review before allowing the purchase. Teens can also be assigned pre-set spending limits per order as an alternative to having orders reviewed. The new service, available via amazon.com/forteens, is meant to give teenagers ages […]

  • Cloud Foundry adds native Kubernetes support for running containers
    by Frederic Lardinois on 2017-10-11 at 13:00 Cloud Foundry, the open-source platform as a service (PaaS) offering, has become somewhat of a de facto standard in the enterprise for building and managing applications in the cloud or in their own data centers. The project, which is supported by the Linux Foundation, is announcing a number of updates at its annual European user conference this week. Read Mor […]

  • Amazon introduces a waterproof Kindle Oasis with a seven-inch screen and Audible playback
    by Brian Heater on 2017-10-11 at 13:00 We had some minor heart palpitations the other week when Amazon skipped the Kindle during a deluge of product announcements. But have no fear, the company insists that it’s still committed to its hardware roots — the Kindle oversight was due to the fact that the “event was focused on Alexa.” Read Mor […]

  • eShares raises $42 million to manage equity compensation and investments
    by Katie Roof on 2017-10-11 at 12:45 eShares wants to be the platform for all things equity. From cap table management to secondary transactions, eShares’ software helps businesses like Slack, Flexport and Funding Circle keep tabs on their shares. The startup is raising a $42 million Series C, led by Menlo Ventures and Social Capital. Matt Murphy from Menlo Ventures and Arjun Sethi from Social Capital will be joining […]

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VentureBeat

  • Alibaba launches research arm for AI, quantum computing, and other emerging tech
    by Blair Hanley Frank on 2017-10-11 at 02:31Alibaba Group announced today that it’s launching a new research organization aimed at tackling emerging technologies like machine learning, network security, the internet of things, and quantum computing. It’s called the Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum and Outlook (referred to as the DAMO Academy for short), and Alibaba plans to recruit 100 researchers to staff&nbs […]

  • Fear Sphere turns the scary flashlight levels of horror games into reality
    by Stephanie Chan on 2017-10-11 at 02:17Fear Sphere takes one of those flashlight levels in a horror game and brings it to life. It’s a co-op game: One person crawls inside an inflatable dome and prepares to find their way out of a virtual maze, and the other is outside with a map to guide them. Hnry is a three-person studio from New&nbs […]

  • This clicker game lets you take over the world with paper clips
    by Stephanie Chan on 2017-10-11 at 00:10Universal Paperclips is an incremental game that starts out in a humble factory and ends somewhere after the fall of humanity. Like most titles in the category — which folks also call “idle” or “clicker games” — it’s all about the numbers as you buy wire, churn out paper clips, and amass enough wealth for&nbs […]

  • Steve Case looks to buoy the Rust Belt with latest ‘Rise of the Rest’ tour
    by Anna Hensel on 2017-10-10 at 23:05If Steve Case has his way, the next generation of workers will know the Upper Midwest not as the Rust Belt, but the Startup Belt. Today, former AOL cofounder Case kicked off the sixth iteration of his “Rise of the Rest” tour in the Central Pennsylvania cities of Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster. On each Rise of&nbs […]

  • Diablo 3 brought the Necromancer back from the dead — here’s how
    by Travis Day on 2017-10-10 at 22:30GUEST: The Necromancer was a childhood favorite of mine. Childhood might not be a fair term; I wasn’t a child when I first played Diablo II, but I wasn’t exactly an adult either. I remember my brother and I installed Diablo II and we both picked the Necromancer, and we both ran around exploding corpses and&nbs […]

  • Tech companies will help push automakers to full autonomy
    by Greg Robinson on 2017-10-10 at 21:20GUEST: The race to roll out reliable self-driving cars in the mainstream market continues apace. The U.S. Senate has signified its approval of a deal that enables automakers to put self-driving cars on public roadways. The only stipulation is the driverless technology must save lives, improve mobility (particularly for people with disabilities), and create new jobs. If those&nbs […]

  • Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 3.6% in Q3 2017, 12th straight quarter of decline
    by Emil Protalinski on 2017-10-10 at 21:02The PC market has now been in decline for 12 quarters in a row, according to research firm Gartner. For Q3 2017, both Gartner and IDC found PC shipments were down globally year-over-year. Gartner estimates worldwide PC shipments fell 3.6 percent to 67 million units in Q3 2017. In Q3, the top six vendors were&nbs […]

  • Automakers in denial after scathing AAA report on distracted driving
    by John Brandon on 2017-10-10 at 20:10Are automakers in denial? That’s the claim AAA is making after its scathing report picked 12 vehicles that make “very high demands” on drivers last week. It’s a sign that the tech in cars is overwhelming users. In another surprise, some of the automakers, including Ford Motor Company, told a AAA representative that they didn’t realize&nbs […]

  • Why Microsoft finally admitted Windows 10 Mobile is dead
    by John Brandon on 2017-10-10 at 19:35You might not know this, but Bill Gates — the famed cofounder of Microsoft — recently admitted that he uses an Android phone. And a high-ranking official at Microsoft admitted that the Windows Mobile phone is pretty much dead. Nokia, the company Microsoft once owned, is slipping off into the dark night of the soul.&nbs […]

  • AI is changing how you watch TV
    by Alice Williams on 2017-10-10 at 19:20GUEST: Artificial intelligence, the major plot device in countless sci-fi films, is making it big in the entertainment industry. Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping Hollywood get even smarter about how it captures an audience, and the implications for your entertainment are staggering. In the brave new world of big data, neural&nbs […]

  • Is the Vice President secretly a helicopter? GamesBeat Decides
    by Jeff Grubb on 2017-10-10 at 19:01The evil White House in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid parody game Never Stop Sneakin’ includes Health and Human Services secretary Dr. Acula (who is probably a vampire) and Vice President Helicopter (who is a helicopter), and that nearly kills host and PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb on this week’s GamesBeat Decides podcast. Never Stop&nbs […]

  • Overwatch’s Ana finally got the great Legendary skin she deserved
    by Mike Minotti on 2017-10-10 at 18:27Ana was Overwatch‘s first post-release hero. The healer/sniper came out on July 19, 2016, just about a month after the team-based shooter launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Since then, Blizzard had not given her a new Legendary skin. Until now. Skins change a character’s appearance. They come in different rarities, with Legendary&nbs […]

Reuters

  • Two Russian tycoons sell 3 pct of aluminium giant Rusal for $315 mln
    on 2017-10-11 at 07:10MOSCOW, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Russian tycoons Mikhail Prokhorov and Viktor Vekselberg have sold a 3 percent stake in Russian aluminium giant Rusal via an accelerated bookbuilding (ABB) for $315 million, one of their bookrunners said on Wednesday. […]

  • UPDATE 1-M7 joins Britain’s property IPO boom
    on 2017-10-10 at 14:35Oct 10 (Reuters) – Property investment firm M7 Real Estate launched a sale of shares in a new company on Tuesday, M7 Multi-Let REIT, which owns and manages industrial and office property, aiming to raise 300 million pounds ($395 million) on the London stock market. […]

  • Two Russian tycoons selling 3 percent of aluminium producer Rusal
    on 2017-10-10 at 11:25MOSCOW, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Russian tycoons Mikhail Prokhorov and Viktor Vekselberg are selling a 3-percent stake in Russian aluminium giant Rusal via accelerated bookbuilding (ABB), one of their bookrunners said on Tuesday. […]

  • UPDATE 1-Ready meals firm Bakkavor prepares $2 bln London listing
    on 2017-10-10 at 09:28LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Ready meals supplier Bakkavor plans to list at least a quarter of its shares on the London Stock Exchange in early November, in a deal that sources say could value it at up to 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion). […]

 

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  • 8 Weak Change Signals That Can Have Explosive Impact
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-10 at 12:27When the economy tanks as it did in the last recession, that’s a strong signal that things have to change, and it’s hard to miss. But most of us in business have to deal most of the time with weak signals, or change that is happening in a far more subtle way. These changes can […]

  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $7.5M to Ensure Diversity in Hiring
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-09 at 16:27Diverse teams outperform non diverse ones by 35%.  African Americans are 16% less likely to get invited to job interviews.   The largest search engine in the world only employs 1% African Americans in its tech staff and only 2% of that tech staff is Hispanic. Yet, 57% of employees think their companies should be more […]

  • It’s Time to Stop Keeping Information From Your Investors
    by Giuseppe Stuto on 2017-10-09 at 15:27One thing that has struck me as interesting for quite some time, and especially over the last several months, is the hesitation that exists within us all to reveal uncomfortable information. Whether it has to do with an everyday company decision or a compounding, lingering strategic issue, leaders often refrain from shining a bright light […]

  • 10 Steps To A Winning Strategy For Your New Venture
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-09 at 14:27Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks it’s a good idea. In these changing times, if you already have […]

  • The 20 Largest Global Startup Funding Rounds of September 2017
    by Reza Chowdhury on 2017-10-09 at 13:27Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 20 largest startup funding rounds globally during the month of September.  I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, location of the company, investors in the round, and date of funding to further the analysis. To maintain a focus on tech-enabled […]

  • Confidence and Humility
    by Gary Vaynerchuk on 2017-10-09 at 12:27Hey guys … I’ve been really spending my time thinking about “confidence” and humility… It’s a super interesting blend if you can get your mind into a place where you think you’re the best and the worst at the same time. That you’re all time great and you’re insignificant. That’s exactly what I try to […]

  • #NYCtech Week in Review
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-09 at 04:10With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings, exits, and events. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN NYC […]

  • 4 Benefits Millennials Want That Are More Important Than Beanbag Chairs and Snacks
    by Zoya Biglary on 2017-10-06 at 14:27Flexible schedules will benefit millennial employees and employers. Millennials get it. They’re the newcomers in the workplace. They’re portrayed in media as flighty, spoiled kids whose main career motives are driven by the option to wear sweatpants and use a beanbag as a desk. I should know; I’m a millennial myself. Turns out, they value […]

  • Steady Q3 Growth Results from Continued Confidence in NYC Tech
    by Primary Venture Partners on 2017-10-06 at 13:27We’re on a roll now! Initial Q3 data shows modest but steady growth in seed deals in NYC, both in completed deals and dollars raised. To date, 39 deals have been reported, up 5% from this time last quarter and 15% from Q3 last year. These deals raked in a total of $69.7MM in funding, which is […]

  • 7 Action Items For Introverts Starting New Ventures
    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-06 at 12:27You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. You need to have business relationships with team members, investors, customers, and a myriad of other support people. That doesn’t mean you have to be a social butterfly to succeed, or introverts need not apply. It does mean that you need to look, listen, and participate in […]

  • This NYC Startup Raised $8M to Decentralize Your Protected Data
    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-05 at 16:47The fall out from Equifax’s recent data breach will be felt for years to come.   Relying on a third party to safely store your personal information is no longer a given in an era where hackers wait to exploit any vulnerability.  HYPR Corp is the enterprise-facing security and usability solution that decentralizes your personal […]

  • Founders: You Have 12 Months to Prove Yourself After Your Seed Round
    by Trace Cohen on 2017-10-05 at 15:27Angels and VCs are not trying to be Fortune Tellers who can predict the future, as much as we want to. Our immediate goal after investing in your seed round is that you get to your next round by hitting your numbers/projections in around a year so. With momentum behind you, you can then spend […]

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  • LumApps Raises $8M in Series A Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 13:03LumApps, a Paris, France-based enterprise portal provider fully integrated with Google’s G Suite, completed an $8m Series A funding. The round was led by Idinvest Partners. The company intends to use the funds to continue the global expansion of its service. Founded in 2012 and led by CEO Sébastien Ricard, LumApps offers an enterprise portal […]

  • Coverfy Raises €3.5M in Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 12:48Coverfy, a Barcelona, Spain-based insurtech startup, raised €3.5m in funding. Backers included K Fund, Sabadell and Seaya Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to expand operations its business reach as well as to further develop its platform. Led by Vicente Arias, CEO, Coverfy provides a mobile platform to find, compare, optimize, and manage […]

  • Andela Raises $40M in $40M in Series C funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 12:29Andela, a New York-based platform that connects Africa’s engineering talent with global technology companies, secured $40M in Series C funding. The round was led by pan-African venture firm CRE Venture Capital with participation from DBL Partners, Amplo, Salesforce Ventures, and Africa-focused TLcom Capital and existing investors Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, and Spark Capital. The round, […]

  • CleanFund Commercial Capital Closes $15M Series B Equity Financing
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 11:24CleanFund Commercial Capital, Inc., a Sausalito, CA-based direct provider of commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“C-PACE”) financing, closed $15M Series B in equity financing. The round was led by entities affiliated with Vulcan Capital. In addition, Vulcan Capital has committed to provide CleanFund $100m in C-PACE capital to support the adoption of clean energy and […]

  • Azura Ophthalmics Receives $16M in Series B Funding
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 11:16Azura Ophthalmics Ltd., a Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel-based clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapies for meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), completed a $16m Series B funding. The round was led by a syndicate of OrbiMed, TPG Biotech and Brandon Capital’s Medical Research Commercialisation Fund with participation from an existing investor Ganot Capital. In addition to […]

  • Shockwave Medical Raises $35M in New Financing
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 11:07Shockwave Medical, a Fremont, Calif.-based developer of a treatment of calcified cardiovascular disease, raised $35m in financing. This was an extension of the company’s previously announced $45m Series C financing. New investor Fidelity Management & Research Company participated, along with certain funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., a returning investor. The […]

  • Rimasys Receives Funding from High-Tech Gründerfonds
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 08:48Rimasys, a Cologne, Germany-based medtech startup, received a funding round from High-Tech Gründerfonds. The company intends to use the funds to expand the fracture portfolio, upgrade production technology and increase international reach. Founded in January 2016 as an independent university spin-off from the Institute of Biomechanics & Orthopaedics of the German Sports University […]

  • Vertex Ventures Closes Third Early Stage Venture Capital Fund, at $210M
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 08:34Vertex Ventures, the venture capital arm of Temasek, the Government of Singapore-backed investment company, closed its third fund at $210m. Limited partners in South-East Asia & India-focused Fund-III included Asian financial institutions, corporates and family offices. Vertex Ventures is focused on making investments in tech startups across enterprise technology, financial technology and […]

  • Accel-KKR Acquires Reapit
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 07:59Accel-KKR, a global technology-focused investment firm, acquired Reapit Ltd, a London, UK-based CRM and Client accounting software provider to the UK residential real estate sector. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The partnership will enable Reapit to accelerate its growth and innovation, enhance products and services, and expand its technology offering. Led by […]

  • Guide: Some Important Steps to Take Before Joining Online Gambling
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-10 at 07:30If you are new to the world of online gambling, this guide will help you prepare before becoming a full-fledged online player. By reading this article it is hoped you can understand what you should do before plunging yourself into the vortex of the gambling game. Choose your online gambling destination Use our directory of […]

  • AppRiver Receives Majority Investment from Marlin Equity Partners
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-09 at 20:53AppRiver, a Gulf Breeze, Florida-based provider of cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity software and services, received a majority investment from Marlin Equity Partners. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Following the deal, AppRiver’s founders, Michael Murdoch and Joel Smith, will retain a minority stake in the company and the current management team will continue […]

  • Altering a Paper: 5 Hints from an Expert Writer
    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-09 at 20:33Concerning forming and changing, getting help from the specialists get be the best and more tried and true way to deal with get direction for your article. Underneath we have portrayed out four specialists’ tips for the best theory adjusting possible. 1. Organize Fittingly When modifying a paper it is imperative to mastermind a honest […]

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  • Education Platform CFTE Launches Online Fintech Foundation Course
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-10 at 13:01On Tuesday, education platform CFTE announced it is launching a new online fintech foundation course called Around Fintech in 8 House. According to the platform, the course has been notably designed to give professionals that are working in the finance industry a solid understanding of… Read More The post Education Platform CFTE Launches Online Fintech Foundation Course appeared first on […]

  • Urban Farm Cultivate Christchurch to Sell “Broccoli Bonds” to Crowd on PledgeMe
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-10 at 12:40Christchurch based urban farm Cultivate Christchurch is looking to raise up to $200,000 on crowdfunding platform PledgeMe to expand their composting service by issuing Broccoli Bonds to its crowd of investors. The company, which was launched in 2015 by landscape ecologist Bailey Peryman and youth… Read More The post Urban Farm Cultivate Christchurch to Sell “Broccoli Bonds” to Crowd […]

  • Marketplace Lender LoanBook Partners with Sage in Spain
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-10 at 11:19LoanBook, a large SME marketplace lender based in Spain, has formed a new partnership with Sage, a market-leader in cloud accounting, payroll and payments software, to offer Sage’s Spanish customers a direct, in-product channel to alternative finance options. According to LoanBook, Sage will offer its… Read More The post Marketplace Lender LoanBook Partners with Sage in Spain appeared […]

  • The UK Plows Ahead in Implementing PSD2 Compliant Open Banking
    by Therese Torris on 2017-10-10 at 09:00On Monday, October 9, Lendit Europe, the event gathering 1000+ representatives of the international fintech and lending scene on the banks of the River Thames, opened with a presentation by Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE, Global Head of FinTech at consultancy firm EY, who spoke about “The… Read More The post The UK Plows Ahead in Implementing PSD2 Compliant Open Banking appeared first on […]

  • Fujitsu Partners with Three Major Banks on Blockchain Field Study
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-10 at 06:52Fujitsu has announced an agreement with Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, to conduct a field trial of a “person-to-person money transfer service” using Blockchain technology. The trial is scheduled to commence in January 2018 and last for three… Read More The post Fujitsu Partners with Three Major Banks on Blockchain Field […]

  • BitLicense Battle: Hearing Scheduled for Chino vs. NYDFS, Following $1 Billion Claim in Damages
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-09 at 22:33Theo Chino will be back in court tomorrow (October 10) regarding his ongoing battle with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). In brief, Chino is battling the DFS creation of the “BitLicense Regulatory Framework” that delivered a bumpy process to license virtual currency business… Read More The post BitLicense Battle: Hearing Scheduled for Chino vs. NYDFS, […]

  • Aion ICO Pre-Sale Raises $7.2M in Under a Week, Adds $22 Million
    by JD Alois on 2017-10-09 at 21:57Aion, a community-driven project lead by Nuco Global Inc. and the Aion Foundation, has raised $22 million USD to build the first interoperable blockchain network. The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) pre-sale took less than one week to raise $7.2 million with half their capital goal raised… Read More The post Aion ICO Pre-Sale Raises $7.2M in Under a Week, Adds $22 Million appeared first on […]

  • Blockchain & Fintech Startup MicroMoney Launches ICO on KICKICO
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-09 at 20:14Lending app MicroMoney has launched an ICO round on KICKICO. As previously reported, MicroMoney describes itself as a company that is focused on micro-financing in the online money lending industry and states that it aims to provide the “best professional” solutions to consumers’ financial needs across Asia… Read More The post Blockchain & Fintech Startup […]

  • Overfunding: NFSG’s Overhang Drinks Secures £150,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-09 at 19:08UK-based startup beverage company, NFSG, has successfully secured its initial £150,000 funding target on Crowdcube for its up-and-coming natural energy drink, Overhang. The company achieved the funds with nearly one week until the funding round closed. As previously reported, Overhang is described as a natural pick-me-up drink which… Read More The post Overfunding: […]

  • Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform RealtyShares Finances Several Commercial Properties in Texas
    by Samantha Hurst on 2017-10-09 at 18:31Real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyShares announced last week it has financed several commercial properties in Texas. The funding portal revealed that a total of $10.1 million was raised for Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel and Texarkana Multifamily Portfolio. RealtyShares reported that it secured $2.4 million equity investment… Read More The post Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform […]

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  • Technology Becomes Fashion: The Telekom Fashion Fusion Challenge is looking for the next innovation in fashion tech
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-10 at 08:10Editor’s note: This is a sponsored article, which means it’s independently written by our team but financially supported by another organisation, in this case, Telekom Fashion Fusion Challenge. If you would like to learn more about sponsored posts, read this and contact us if you’re interested in partnering with us. The Telekom Fashion Fusion Challenge […] The post […]

  • Luxury travel service Secret Escapes raises £83 million in equity and debt
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 07:30Luxury travel club Secret Escapes has raised £83 million in both equity and debt funding led by Temasek with participation from Idinvest Partners and the debt portion of the round coming from Silicon Valley Bank. News about the funding round first surfaced late last week with reports that the company was gearing up to announce […] The post Luxury travel service Secret Escapes raises […]

  • Insurance tech app Coverfy raises €3.5 million in fresh funding
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 06:00Barcelona-based insurance tech startup Coverfy has raised €3.5 million from K Fund, Seaya Ventures, and Sabadell Venture Capital. Launched last year, the app allows users to browse and compare insurance coverage and has reached 60,000 users. Coverfy will invest the new cash in market expansion and further development of the app. “Coverfy strives to allow […] The post Insurance […]

  • Online lender Spotcap raises €22 million in debt and equity
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 05:00Spotcap, a fintech startup based in Berlin, has announced a funding round of €22 million in both debt and equity financing from its existing investors. The new injection of funding comes eight months after the online lending company raised €14 million in debt from New Zealand’s Heartland Bank. To date, it has issued more than […] The post Online lender Spotcap raises […]

  • U.S. game publisher Scopely expands operations in Barcelona
    by Shaheen Samavati on 2017-10-08 at 17:36A few months after closing a $60 million Series C financing round, mobile game publisher Scopely has announced plans to open a new 650-square-meter office in downtown Barcelona. The post U.S. game publisher Scopely expands operations in Barcelona appeared first on Tech.eu. […]

  • These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week
    by Robin Wauters on 2017-10-06 at 14:21These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week The post These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week appeared first on Tech.eu. […]

  • Q3 2017: Best quarter on record (again) for European tech funding; the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Israel raise more than ever
    by Mary Loritz on 2017-10-06 at 11:48For the second quarter in a row, European tech funding has broken previous records: total funding tracked by Tech.eu for tech startups in Europe, Israel, and Turkey rose to €7.7 billion in Q3 2017, across 865 deals. This is €1 billion more than was raised in Q2 2017, and a 117% increase from the same […] The post Q3 2017: Best quarter on record (again) for European tech funding; […]

  • Fashion ecommerce app 21Buttons raises $10 million Series A round
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-05 at 16:0321Buttons, a fashion ecommerce app based in Barcelona, has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Kibo Ventures and JME VC with participation from Breega Capital, 360 Capital Partners, Samaipata Ventures, Banc Sabadell Venture Capital, Sputnik, and Mediaset. Having previously launched in Spain and Italy, the fashion social-commerce app arrived in the […] The post Fashion ecommerce […]

  • UK robo investment service Wealthify acquired by Aviva
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-05 at 09:13Major insurance firm Aviva has acquired a majority stake in Welsh fintech startup Wealthify. No figures for the deal were disclosed. Launched in 2016, Wealthify is a robo investment service. Its software will join Aviva’s digital hub, MyAviva, to further its growth and development. “Aviva’s investment and access to their millions of UK customers gives […] The post UK robo […]

  • Dutch fintech company InvoiceFinance raises €6 million in funding
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-05 at 06:00InvoiceFinance, a fintech startup based in Amsterdam, has raised €6 million from Peak Capital. Entrepreneurs are often left waiting long periods of time to get their invoices paid, explained CEO Sven van der Biezen. The company offers credit lines on outstanding invoices. “InvoiceFinance offers companies a solution by providing an advance on these invoices on […] The post Dutch […]

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  • GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to board
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-10 at 08:42Gitlab, a collaboration and DevOps platform has raised a $20 million Series C round led by GV, the venture arm of Alphabet. Founded in Utrecht in 2014 by Sytse Sijbrandij and Dmitriy Zaporozhets Gitlab, has since raised $45.6 million. GitLab is currently in use by more than 100,000 organization as a git-based open source tool […] The post GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to […]

  • Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-09 at 12:51What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates KPN acquires Dutch cybersecurity company QSight IT Delft-based cybersecurity and cloud consultancy QSight IT has been acquired by telecom firm KPN. QSight IT turnover of €50 million in 2016. Most notable investor in […] The post Dutch Startup News: […]

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-06 at 08:56‘s-Hertogenbosch-based startup InvoiceFinance has raised 6 million euro from a group of investors and business angels from the financial industry and Peak Capital. The capital raised will be primarily used for further growth through investments in marketing activities and the recruitment of sales reps. A part of the money will be used for the further […] The post Fintech startup […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-05 at 08:39Amsterdam-based smart bicycles startup VanMoof has raised 4 million euro from Slingshot Capital, also from the Dutch capital. A spokesperson said to the Dutch business news media outlet RTL Z that Slingshot will get a substantial minority share of something between 10 and 50 percent in return for its investment (in Dutch). The capital raised […] The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof […]

  • MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment
    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-10-04 at 09:41It’s the biggest investment in history in Europe when it comes to software investments. The money is meant for a global roll-out. World domination for MessageBird?! Cloudcommunication platform aims for global growth The $60m series A round was led by Accel and participation from Atomico (London) and Y Combinator as a co-investor. The money will […] The post MessageBird raises $60 […]

  • Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, Sound Energy, €250 million
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-02 at 13:39What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates Dutch startups get extra EUR 250 mln for scale-ups The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs will in partnership with the European Investment Fund (EFSI) provide EUR 100 million worth of extra financing for […] The post Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, […]

  • TNW launches a new service for enterprises, governments and startups, ‘TNW X’
    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-09-29 at 17:40TNW X is aiming to be the bridge between local tech communities, corporate giants and governments. The B2B channel jumps in to help traditional companies and organizations closing the gap with the tech community. Showcasing and attracting With X TNW wants to connect enterprises with leading tech startups and top talent. For governments it’s a […] The post TNW launches a new service […]

  • Here are the six new UtrechtInc ‘Pressure Cooker’ startups
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-28 at 09:51Incubator UtrechtInc just selected six new startups for its ‘Pressure Cooker’ program: Closure, Goings-On, Campfire, MarcoPoloBot, PerfectPlace and PostMe.  More than any other incubator in the Netherlands the focus of UtrechtInc has been on helping tackle societal issues concerning health, the environment and education with entrepreneurship. The composition of this new […]

  • Comparison startup ScanMovers raises €500K angel money
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 10:24Amsterdam-based movers comparison startup ScanMovers has raised half a million euros form a group of housing and mortage market informals. The captial raised will be used for expanding the platform such that it enables ‘the customer in his or her journey to find the perfect mover’, says  Boyan Nijpels, founder of ScanMovers to StartupJuncture. “That […] The post […]

  • Sound Energy raises 1 million euro from Cottonwood
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 07:56Enschede-based startup Sound Energy has raised 1 million euro form Cottonwood Technology Fund and the regional development fund Oost NL of the Twente Innovation Fund. The capital raised will be used to expand the team and start mass production. “This investment enables us to focus on volume production of the THEAC-25 prototype and start attracting […] The post Sound Energy raises 1 […]

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  • Medium opens up its partner program, allowing anyone to publish behind its paywall
    by Anthony Ha on 2017-10-10 at 16:00 Medium is expanding its subscription efforts today by allowing any author or publisher to join its partner program. That’s the program where readers can pay a monthly fee (currently $5) to access content behind a paywall (plus, they get early access to new features). The writers who participate will then get a share of the revenue, based on what CEO Ev Williams said is an […]

  • Yandex introduces Alice, an Alexa-like assistant that speaks Russian
    by Brian Heater on 2017-10-10 at 15:54 Yandex is virtually unknown here in the States, but it’s become something approaching a Russian Google (and Amazon and Uber) in the 20 years since its founding. The company controls around 65-percent of search engine market share in its home country, and has branched out into practically every other software category imaginable, so a smart assistant was a bit of a no-brainer. The […]

  • Over 5,000 Wells Fargo ATMs now support card-free access via Apple Pay and other mobile wallets
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-10 at 15:33 Wells Fargo’s ATMs are getting an upgrade. The bank announced today that more than 40 percent – or over 5,000 of its ATMs – will now allow customers to perform transactions without having to pull out their bank card. Instead, users can take advantage of NFC – aka the “tap and pay” technology that powers mobile wallet systems like Apple Pay, Android […]

  • Used car buying site Carspring goes quiet after Rocket Internet pulls investment
    by Steve O'Hear on 2017-10-10 at 15:16 Carspring, the London and Berlin-based startup that makes it easy to buy a used car, has gone quiet, amid reports that its recent £5 million in Series B funding fell through. According to sources, Rocket Internet has pulled its investment in the company, which it co-founded with ex-McKinsey management consultants Peter Baumgart and Maximilian Vollenbroich. Read Mor […]

  • Waggit launches a smart collar to track your pup’s health
    by Megan Rose Dickey on 2017-10-10 at 15:00 Waggit, a smart collar for dogs, aims to help improve your pup’s quality of life and help humans better care for their dog companions. Like other smart dog collars — think Whistle, which sold to Mars for over $100 million — Waggit offers tracking, but it’s core value proposition is health. “No one has truly tackled health for dogs,” Waggit CEO Susan […]

  • Snapchat’s new Context Cards use Snaps for spontaneous discovery
    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-10 at 15:00 Snapchat is introducing a new feature that will transform the experience of using the apps at a fundamental level. They’re called ‘Context Cards,’ and they’re new ways to find out more info about any Snap shared by users, providing access to things like restaurant reviews, reservations, Uber and Lyft ride hailing, contact information and more. This is where Snapchat […]

  • Cortana will now interrupt your Skype chats
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-10 at 14:51 Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana has finally arrived in Skype. Announced at last year’s Microsoft Build 2016 event, the assistant’s integration was also previewed when the company released an overhauled, Snapchat-inspired version of its mobile messaging app this summer. But Cortana for Skype wasn’t ready at that time. Now, the feature is live, offering […]

  • Velodyne quadruples LiDAR production to meet self-driving demand
    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-10 at 14:41 Velodyne, largely considered the current leader in LiDAR tech for autonomous vehicle development, announced today that it has increased its production capacity by more than 400 percent in order to meet growing global demand. This means it’s now actually offering immediate availability for its LiDAR sensors, for the first time in a long time, for clients in Europe, Asia Pacific […]

  • Backstage Capital acquires The Door to continue funding underrepresented founders
    by Megan Rose Dickey on 2017-10-10 at 14:34 Backstage Capital, the venture firm focused on funding underrepresented minorities, recently acquired The Door for an undisclosed amount in cash and equity. The acquisition makes quite some sense given The Door’s similar focus on helping underrepresented founders get funding. The platform specifically connects those founders to investors. As part of the acquisition, The Door… […]

  • Mapbox raises $164M to expand its location platform to cars, VR, AR and Asia
    by Ingrid Lunden on 2017-10-10 at 14:13 Location and mapping been two of the key features underpinning a wide array of smartphone services. Now a startup that has been at the center of building those location services for mobile devices has picked up a large round of funding to take its tech to newer frontiers in hardware, specifically in automotive and virtual / augmented reality. Mapbox, a company that competes against Google […]

  • Petuum secures $93M Series B to push AI into the mainstream
    by John Mannes on 2017-10-10 at 14:00 With a shortage of machine learning developers bearing down on the industry, startups and big tech companies alike are moving to democratize the tools necessary to commercialize artificial intelligence. The latest startup, Petuum, is announcing a $93 million Series B this morning from Softbank and Advantech Capital. Founded last year by Dr. Eric Xing, a Carnegie Mellon […]

  • Capitalizing on its first Emmy, Hulu drops prices for its ad-supported service
    by Sarah Perez on 2017-10-10 at 13:55 Fresh off its first Emmy win for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu is dropping prices in an effort to attract new subscribers. The streaming service is lowering the cost for its entry-level, ad-supported plan from $7.99 per month to $5.99 per month – a price that undercuts rivals’ Netflix and Amazon Prime Video’s lowest monthly plans, at $7.99 and $8.99 […]

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  • UPDATE 1-M7 joins Britain’s property IPO boom
    on 2017-10-10 at 14:35Oct 10 (Reuters) – Property investment firm M7 Real Estate launched a sale of shares in a new company on Tuesday, M7 Multi-Let REIT, which owns and manages industrial and office property, aiming to raise 300 million pounds ($395 million) on the London stock market. […]

  • Two Russian tycoons selling 3 percent of aluminium producer Rusal
    on 2017-10-10 at 11:25MOSCOW, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Russian tycoons Mikhail Prokhorov and Viktor Vekselberg are selling a 3-percent stake in Russian aluminium giant Rusal via accelerated bookbuilding (ABB), one of their bookrunners said on Tuesday. […]

  • UPDATE 1-Ready meals firm Bakkavor prepares $2 bln London listing
    on 2017-10-10 at 09:28LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Ready meals supplier Bakkavor plans to list at least a quarter of its shares on the London Stock Exchange in early November, in a deal that sources say could value it at up to 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion). […]

  • Irish housebuilder Glenveagh says IPO set to raise 550 mln euros
    on 2017-10-10 at 06:23DUBLIN, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Irish homebuilder Glenveagh Properties on Friday said it was set to raise 550 million euros ($647.30 million) in Ireland’s second-largest initial public offering since the 2008 financial crisis amid a housing crisis in Europe’s fastest growing economy. […]

 

  • Brazil police say JBS owners ‘profited’ from inside information
    on 2017-10-10 at 15:32BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s police investigation into insider trading by the owners of the world’s largest meatpacker JBS SA has found that they made a profit by taking financial positions before details of their plea bargain deal with prosecutors became public, the head of the probe said on Tuesday. […]

  • Procter & Gamble declares proxy war victory, Peltz refuses to concede
    on 2017-10-10 at 15:25(Reuters) – Procter & Gamble Co said activist hedge fund manager Nelson Peltz had lost his fight to win a seat on the company’s board, according to a preliminary tally of shareholder votes on Tuesday in the biggest-ever proxy fight. […]

  • Wall Street scales new records, helped by Wal-Mart, energy stocks
    on 2017-10-10 at 15:24(Reuters) – The three major Wall Street indexes scaled new records on Tuesday as higher oil prices boosted energy stocks and Wal-Mart rose on the back of a bullish sales forecast. […]

  • Honeywell seeks M&A as it keeps aero, spins off two units
    on 2017-10-10 at 15:05NEW YORK (Reuters) – Diversified manufacturer Honeywell International Inc unveiled a business makeover on Tuesday that will tie its growth more strongly to aerospace technology and spin off other businesses as two publicly-traded companies by the end of 2018. […]

  • Britain hopes U.S. will keep politics out of Bombardier decision
    on 2017-10-10 at 14:55LONDON (Reuters) – Britain hopes a provisional U.S. ruling imposing tariffs on Canadian aerospace manufacturer Bombardier will not be politically influenced when new evidence is considered, UK Business Secretary Greg Clark said on Tuesday. […]

  • Qualcomm offers to buy NXP minus some patents to allay EU concerns: sources
    on 2017-10-10 at 14:42BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has offered to buy NXP Semiconductors without some of its patents in a bid to win EU antitrust regulatory approval for the $38 billion deal, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. […]

  • Pfizer weighs $15 billion sale of consumer healthcare business
    on 2017-10-10 at 14:40(Reuters) – Pfizer said on Tuesday it was considering the sale or spin-off of its consumer healthcare business, shaking up the industry and potentially putting a headache pill to lip balm operation worth some $15 billion up for grabs. […]

  • Wal-Mart sees U.S. online sales soaring 40 percent in fiscal year 2019
    on 2017-10-10 at 14:35(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday forecast that U.S. online sales would soar about 40 percent in the fiscal year ending January 2019, sending its stock up nearly 4 percent to the highest in more than two years. […]

  • U.S. top court asks Justice Department for views in Apple antitrust case
    on 2017-10-10 at 14:26WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Trump administration for its views on whether to hear Apple Inc’s bid to avoid a class-action lawsuit accusing the tech giant of inflating consumer prices by charging illegally high commissions on iPhone software sales through its App Store. […]

  • Uber says UK National Insurance contributions would cost tens of millions of pounds
    on 2017-10-10 at 12:38LONDON (Reuters) – Uber said on Tuesday that paying National Insurance contributions for its British drivers would add tens of millions of pounds to the taxi app’s costs were they to be deemed employees. […]

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Alleywatch

  • #NYCtech Week in Review

    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-09 at 04:10With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings, exits, and events. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN NYC […]

  • 4 Benefits Millennials Want That Are More Important Than Beanbag Chairs and Snacks

    by Zoya Biglary on 2017-10-06 at 14:27Flexible schedules will benefit millennial employees and employers. Millennials get it. They’re the newcomers in the workplace. They’re portrayed in media as flighty, spoiled kids whose main career motives are driven by the option to wear sweatpants and use a beanbag as a desk. I should know; I’m a millennial myself. Turns out, they value […]

  • Steady Q3 Growth Results from Continued Confidence in NYC Tech

    by Primary Venture Partners on 2017-10-06 at 13:27We’re on a roll now! Initial Q3 data shows modest but steady growth in seed deals in NYC, both in completed deals and dollars raised. To date, 39 deals have been reported, up 5% from this time last quarter and 15% from Q3 last year. These deals raked in a total of $69.7MM in funding, which is […]

  • 7 Action Items For Introverts Starting New Ventures

    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-06 at 12:27You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. You need to have business relationships with team members, investors, customers, and a myriad of other support people. That doesn’t mean you have to be a social butterfly to succeed, or introverts need not apply. It does mean that you need to look, listen, and participate in […]

  • This NYC Startup Raised $8M to Decentralize Your Protected Data

    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-05 at 16:47The fall out from Equifax’s recent data breach will be felt for years to come.   Relying on a third party to safely store your personal information is no longer a given in an era where hackers wait to exploit any vulnerability.  HYPR Corp is the enterprise-facing security and usability solution that decentralizes your personal […]

  • Founders: You Have 12 Months to Prove Yourself After Your Seed Round

    by Trace Cohen on 2017-10-05 at 15:27Angels and VCs are not trying to be Fortune Tellers who can predict the future, as much as we want to. Our immediate goal after investing in your seed round is that you get to your next round by hitting your numbers/projections in around a year so. With momentum behind you, you can then spend […]

  • Emerging Chatbot Trends: What You Need to Know

    by Murray Newlands on 2017-10-05 at 14:27In looking for new market opportunities, I got involved in chatbot technology. If you are not familiar with a chatbot yet, it is a conversational user interface that delivers either text-based or voice-based information to a customer. This can be down through a website, mobile device or kiosk. A chatbot uses natural language processing (NLP) […]

  • These 15 US Startups Raised the Most Amount of Capital During Q3 of 2017

    by Reza Chowdhury on 2017-10-05 at 13:27Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 15 NYC startup largest rounds during the third quarter of 2017. I have included some additional information as well such as industry, date of funding, and investors in the round, to further the analysis. For the purposes of this analysis to maintain a focus on tech-enabled […]

  • 10 Clues That It May Be Time To Seek Outside Help

    by Martin Zwilling on 2017-10-05 at 12:27If an entrepreneur doesn’t find themselves in over their head at least 20% of the time, they are probably not pushing the limits, not taking enough risk, and probably not working on an idea that’s worth doing. The challenge in to know when and how to ask for help, and not let bravado and ego […]

  • This NYC Startup Just Raised $1.5M To Be the Intelligence Engine for the Enterprise

    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-04 at 16:27With the growth of the enterprise, there are countless options for enterprise businesses to consider.  When selecting a technology stack, the choices become even more difficult.  Truly understanding a solution, its usage, and adoption becomes even more daunting.  Enter Reachify, a market intelligence platform for both buyers and sellers in the enterprise space.  The platform […]

  • The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 10/4/17

    by AlleyWatch on 2017-10-04 at 16:07Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 10/4/17.  This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new funding […]

  • 5 Best Tips For Salespeople

    by Gary Vaynerchuk on 2017-10-04 at 15:27I guess what I want to really drill home is I just don’t understand how in 2017 people don’t realize that if they’re not producing written content, audio, or video for these 15 platforms, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Medium, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. I just don’t understand how they think […]

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FinSMEs

  • LeasLink Raises Nearly $2.45M in Funding

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-09 at 12:23LeasLink, a Warsaw, Poland-based fintech startup, raised nearly $2.45m in its latest round of financing. Current investor Pragma Factoring SA took another 13,2% stake in the company. After the deal, LeaseLink now has a valuation of $19m. Led by Wojciech Kazimierski, President of the Board and co-founder, LeaseLink provides Micro companies and SMEs with a […]

  • Oorjan Raises 450K In Seed Funding

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-09 at 11:53Oorjan Cleantech, a Mumbai, India-based rooftop solar platform, raised $450k in seed funding. The round was led by Globevestor with participation from Sayandev Chakravartti, Aditya Sharma, Nisha Pillai and Mayur Bhat. The company intends to use the funds to scale operations, augment sales efforts and further build their technology advantage. Founded in November 2014 by […]

  • The Engine Makes First Investments in Tough Tech Startups from $200M Fund

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-09 at 11:38The Engine, the investment initiative founded by MIT in 2016 to focus on tough tech innovations, recently announced an updated total of $200m raised for its first investment fund and its first investments. Seven Boston area based startups developing breakthrough scientific and technological innovations poised for transformative impact received the funding. These include: – Analytical […]

  • Circulomics Receives Two SBIR Grants Totaling over $1.7M

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-09 at 10:47Circulomics, a Baltimore, MD-based biotechnology startup, received two SBIR grants totaling over $1.7M. The company will use the funds to develop new applications of its Nanobind DNA/RNA extraction technology. These new awards bring total funding to nearly $8M. Previous NIH grants have been used to develop kits for high molecular weight DNA extraction from cultured […]

  • Team Select Receives Investment from Tenex Capital Management

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-09 at 10:10Team Select, a Phoenix, AZ-based provider of post-acute healthcare services in a home-based setting to patients across the southwestern and central United States, received an investment from Tenex Capital Management. The investment will enable the company to continue to enhance its data analytics, technology, and customer-centric approach, to providing best in class healthcare solutions, open […]

  • Forensic Logic Receives $20M Growth Investment

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-09 at 09:43Forensic Logic, a Walnut Creek, CA–based provider of network search technology and cloud-based information services to law enforcement, received a $20M equity investment from Mainsail Partners. The company will use the new capital to continue its innovation in search technology, expand its network of law enforcement customers, and fund acquisitions. Led by Bob Batty, CEO, […]

  • TensorFlight Closed A Seed Funding Round

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-09 at 09:15TensorFlight, a Mountain View, CA-based provider of actionable insights from aerial imagery, closed a seed round of funding of undisclosed amount. The round was led by Hemi Ventures (with Amy Gu from Hemi joining the TensorFlight’s board of directors) with participation from Boost VC. The company intends to use the new funds to scale computer […]

  • Spotcap Raises €22M in Equity and Debt Funding

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-09 at 09:02Spotcap, a Berlin, Germany-based online lender, raised an additional €22m in equity and debt funding. Existing investors participated in the funding round which brought total capital raised to €100m. The company intends to use the funds to continue to work with its intermediary partner network to increase its global market share. Launched in September 2014 […]

  • Tips For Top Essay Composing

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-08 at 20:59When you apply to class, you’ll need to complete a paper as an indispensable bit of your application. This is your opportunity to indicate request officers your character and to give information about yourself that didn’t fit in various regions of your application. The article other than reveals what you can do when you have […]

  • Generali Italia and H-Farm Launch Insurtech Accelerator

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-08 at 20:50Generali Italia and Roncade, Italy-based Milan-listed venture incubator H-Farm have launched a new insurtech accelerator. The Generali Health & Welfare Accelerator program aims to identify and collaborate with innovative domestic and international startups in their early/middle stages that are developing solutions for the market and who are exploiting emerging technologies and exploring new […]

  • Fondo Italiano d’Investimento Holds First Close of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-08 at 20:23Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR, an Italian fund of funds, held the first closing of two funds. These include: – Innovazione e Sviluppo, a private equity fund, and – FII Tech Growth, a late stage venture capital fund. The closing was reached through the support of cornerstone investor Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, which has commited €150m […]

  • Reach Capital Launches Second Edtech Venture Capital Fund

    by FinSMEs on 2017-10-08 at 20:03Reach Capital, a Palo Alto, CA-based edtech venture capital firm, has launched its second fund. Per an SEC filing, Reach II has a final target of $45M. No funds have been raised, yet. The investment team includes: – Shauntel Poulson, General Partner – Jennifer Carolan, General Partner – Esteban Sosnik, General Partner – Wayee Chu, […]

SmartCompany

  • Three reasons why it’s important to seek help when your small business stresses you

    by Leanne Faulkner on 2017-10-09 at 05:58In 2011 I was struggling with stress and anxiety directly attributed to the tough trading times I was having in my small business. In fact, in March 2011 I was diagnosed with situational depression triggered by business conditions. Aside from myself, only two people knew about my condition — my husband and my therapist. My mental […] The post Three reasons why it’s […]

  • Academy Xi launches Growth Hack Idol to help mental health organisations grow

    by Angela Castles on 2017-10-09 at 04:23Building a startup can often lead founders down a high-pressure and lonely road, which is why virtual reality edutech startup Academy Xi is supporting not-for-profit mental health organisations with its Growth Hack Idol hackathon. Kicking off this Wednesday, the month-long Melbourne-based hackathon partners marketing agencies and the startup community with not-for-profit organisations that are […]

  • Startmate reveals the 12 startups selected for its first Melbourne accelerator

    by Angela Castles on 2017-10-09 at 04:07From startups working in healthtech to social enterprises, Sydney-based accelerator program Startmate has revealed the 12 startups taking part in its first Melbourne cohort, as the program continues to address a lack of gender diversity in its latest intake. Run by venture capital fund Blackbird Ventures, Startmate is an accelerator program that has been operating […] The post Startmate […]

  • Building your resilience and understanding your purpose

    by Stuart Taylor on 2017-10-09 at 03:33What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? For some, trying to answer life’s biggest question might make you want to crawl back into bed. However, investing the time to consider your purpose in life will set you up for success in the long run. People who have a clear purpose and direction for […] The post Building your resilience and understanding your purpose appeared […]

  • Making your organisation your craft

    by Michel Hogan on 2017-10-09 at 01:28The things I read always feed my thinking. In turn, it produces different ways to approach the necessary work to achieve a brand result people will care about. This week I’m reading So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport. In the book, Cal delves into what he calls a “craftsman mindset” as the path […] The post Making your organisation your craft appeared […]

  • ACCC confirms Brisbane drivers paying more for petrol … NAB to pass on credit information … McDonald’s Szechuan McNugget sauce prompts backlash

    by Emma Koehn on 2017-10-09 at 00:51The Australian consumer watchdog has confirmed suspicions of Brisbane drivers when it comes to petrol prices, revealing in a report punters pay about three cents more per litre than other states. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released findings of a study into Brisbane’s petrol market. The study looked into pricing and the […] The post ACCC confirms […]

  • Dove delivers apology after customers rage at Facebook ad showing black woman turning white

    by Emma Koehn on 2017-10-09 at 00:30Beauty products producer Dove has been forced to apologise and remove a Facebook campaign that showed a black model transforming into a white model after using the brand’s products. American makeup artist Naomi Blake, known as Nay the Mua, shared the campaign with her 60,000 strong Facebook audience over the weekend, asking, “ok, so what […] The post Dove delivers apology after […]

  • Where to look for small business mental health resources

    by Eloise Keating on 2017-10-09 at 00:18What’s the best way to talk to employees about mental health? What does the law say about mental health conditions in workplaces? Are there strategies you can use to make your business a mentally healthy one? What about your own mental health as a business owner or leader? For most people who own or manage […] The post Where to look for small business mental health resources appeared […]

  • German retailer Kaufland gets set for Adelaide: Will it close in on Target and Kmart?

    by Emma Koehn on 2017-10-09 at 00:10The launch of German hypermarket Kaufland into the Australian market looks one step closer, with reports the company has bought a large retail site in Adelaide, as retail experts warn this will launch a new chapter of the discount department store wars. The ABC reports Kaufland, which is owned by German retail giant Schwarz Group, […] The post German retailer Kaufland gets set for […]

  • How to maximise your chances of success when asking for a favour

    by Martin Kovacs on 2017-10-09 at 00:03Need to ask for a favour? How you ask for it will likely have a significant bearing on whether you receive an affirmative response. For this reason, before broaching the subject, it may be best to consider how you can maximise your chances of a positive outcome. According to neuromarketing specialist Roger Dooley, author of […] The post How to maximise your chances of success when asking […]

Crowdfund Insider

  • Applications Now Open for Innovate Finance’s Pitch360 Competition

    by JD Alois on 2017-10-09 at 12:20Innovate Finance has announced that applications are now open for its Fintech pitch contest Pitch360 which will take place in London on March 20th, 2018. The deadline for applications is December 31st. Fintech firms that would like to compete stand a chance to win £10,000, a… Read More The post Applications Now Open for Innovate Finance’s Pitch360 Competition appeared first on […]

  • Uniti. A Really Cool Electric Car that is Equity Crowdfunding Now

    by JD Alois on 2017-10-09 at 12:00Uniti is an interesting product with an interesting history. Based in Sweden, Uniti is an electric vehicle concept that was originally crowdfunded on FundedByMe about a year ago raising €1.2 million at a valuation of €9.8 million. Uniti is returning to crowdfunding again but this time… Read More The post Uniti. A Really Cool Electric Car that is Equity Crowdfunding Now appeared […]

  • Oakam Has Now Provided £320 Million in Loans to Consumers Overlooked by Traditional Finance

    by JD Alois on 2017-10-09 at 06:30Oakam, an online micro-lender, has provided more tha 420,000 loans totaling £320+ million.  These loans have gone to consumers ignored by traditionaly finance, says Oakam. Alternative data enables Oakam to utilize modern methods in underwriting and risk management to expand access to credit for financially excluded… Read More The post Oakam Has Now Provided £320 Million in […]

  • Mintos Tops 35,000 Investors from 64 Different Countries

    by JD Alois on 2017-10-09 at 06:01  Mintos marketplace for loans now has more than 35 000 registered investors from 64 countries. Mintos states that approximately 2,000 new investors join Mintos each month. The growing pool of investors has allowed Mintos to help fund loans worth more than € 325 million through… Read More The post Mintos Tops 35,000 Investors from 64 Different Countries appeared first on […]

  • PeerIQ Securitization Update: Market Conditions are Strong

    by JD Alois on 2017-10-09 at 06:00PeerIQ, a deep data platform that bridges lenders and the capital markets, periodically publishes a report that provides a unique view into the alternative lending sector. The company is out with their Q3 report that delivers a point in history perspective on online lending. Ram Ahluwalia,… Read More The post PeerIQ Securitization Update: Market Conditions are Strong appeared first on […]

  • The ID Co. has Major Clients including a Large UK Bank, Prosper, Marlette & More

    by JD Alois on 2017-10-09 at 05:45UK based Fintech, The ID Co., says it is the first software specialist to offer lenders the capability to calculate and base lending decisions based on customers’ real earnings or verified income. The ID Co. has major clients in both the UK and North America including… Read More The post The ID Co. has Major Clients including a Large UK Bank, Prosper, Marlette & More appeared […]

  • Spotcap Has Now Provided €120 Million in SME Credit Lines, Raises €22 million

    by JD Alois on 2017-10-09 at 05:45Spotcap, an online lender based in Germany, has announced that it has issued over €120 million in credit lines to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Spotcap also shares it has raised an additional €22 million of equity and debt funding from its existing investor network. In… Read More The post Spotcap Has Now Provided €120 Million in SME Credit Lines, Raises €22 […]

  • Trustly & Emric, Part of Tieto, Partner-Up

    by JD Alois on 2017-10-09 at 05:00Trustly, a Sweden based payments company, and Nordic software provider Emric, part of Tieto, have announced a new strategic partnership that is said to provide Emric’s business customers access to Trustly’s online banking payments technology across Europe. Emric is a provider of software solutions for financial… Read More The post Trustly & Emric, Part of Tieto, Partner-Up […]

  • Investoo Group Acquires RoboAdvisors.com, Previously Purchased Trading Guru

    by JD Alois on 2017-10-08 at 21:39Investoo Group has acquired RoboAdvisors.com, a company that is a Robo-advisor comparison site. This is the lates acquisition for Investoo. Last month, Investoo purchased TradingGuru. Specific terms of the acqusition were not revealed. Investoo’s acquisition of RoboAdvisors.com positions the platform to expand into the Portfolio Management… Read More The post Investoo Group Acquires […]

  • Swiss Authorities Create “Juridical Certitude” for ICOs

    by JD Alois on 2017-10-08 at 15:31The Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in Switzerland commented on the initial coin offerings (ICOs) market in Switzerland last month. FINMA issued Guidance 04/2017 on this topic just as it announced it was investigating a number of ICOs to determine if laws had been broken…. Read More The post Swiss Authorities Create “Juridical Certitude” for ICOs appeared first on […]

Tech.eu

  • Luxury travel service Secret Escapes raises £83 million in equity and debt

    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 07:30Luxury travel club Secret Escapes has raised £83 million in both equity and debt funding led by Temasek with participation from Idinvest Partners and the debt portion of the round coming from Silicon Valley Bank. News about the funding round first surfaced late last week with reports that the company was gearing up to announce […] The post Luxury travel service Secret Escapes raises […]

  • Insurance tech app Coverfy raises €3.5 million in fresh funding

    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 06:00Barcelona-based insurance tech startup Coverfy has raised €3.5 million from K Fund, Seaya Ventures, and Sabadell Venture Capital. Launched last year, the app allows users to browse and compare insurance coverage and has reached 60,000 users. Coverfy will invest the new cash in market expansion and further development of the app. “Coverfy strives to allow […] The post Insurance […]

  • Online lender Spotcap raises €22 million in debt and equity

    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-09 at 05:00Spotcap, a fintech startup based in Berlin, has announced a funding round of €22 million in both debt and equity financing from its existing investors. The new injection of funding comes eight months after the online lending company raised €14 million in debt from New Zealand’s Heartland Bank. To date, it has issued more than […] The post Online lender Spotcap raises […]

  • These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

    by Robin Wauters on 2017-10-06 at 14:21These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week The post These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week appeared first on Tech.eu. […]

  • Q3 2017: Best quarter on record (again) for European tech funding; the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Israel raise more than ever

    by Mary Loritz on 2017-10-06 at 11:48For the second quarter in a row, European tech funding has broken previous records: total funding tracked by Tech.eu for tech startups in Europe, Israel, and Turkey rose to €7.7 billion in Q3 2017, across 865 deals. This is €1 billion more than was raised in Q2 2017, and a 117% increase from the same […] The post Q3 2017: Best quarter on record (again) for European tech funding; […]

  • Fashion ecommerce app 21Buttons raises $10 million Series A round

    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-05 at 16:0321Buttons, a fashion ecommerce app based in Barcelona, has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Kibo Ventures and JME VC with participation from Breega Capital, 360 Capital Partners, Samaipata Ventures, Banc Sabadell Venture Capital, Sputnik, and Mediaset. Having previously launched in Spain and Italy, the fashion social-commerce app arrived in the […] The post Fashion ecommerce […]

  • UK robo investment service Wealthify acquired by Aviva

    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-05 at 09:13Major insurance firm Aviva has acquired a majority stake in Welsh fintech startup Wealthify. No figures for the deal were disclosed. Launched in 2016, Wealthify is a robo investment service. Its software will join Aviva’s digital hub, MyAviva, to further its growth and development. “Aviva’s investment and access to their millions of UK customers gives […] The post UK robo […]

  • Dutch fintech company InvoiceFinance raises €6 million in funding

    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-05 at 06:00InvoiceFinance, a fintech startup based in Amsterdam, has raised €6 million from Peak Capital. Entrepreneurs are often left waiting long periods of time to get their invoices paid, explained CEO Sven van der Biezen. The company offers credit lines on outstanding invoices. “InvoiceFinance offers companies a solution by providing an advance on these invoices on […] The post Dutch […]

  • UK fintech company SalaryFinance raises £40 million in funding

    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-04 at 20:22Fintech startup SalaryFinance has raised £40 million. The round, which is awaiting approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, was led by insurance firm Legal & General with participation from Blenheim Chalcot. The UK-based SalaryFinance helps employees manage their finances, debt, and savings. According to the company, 17 million employees in the UK have less […] […]

  • Sky Betting & Gaming is looking for the next big innovations in online gaming and betting

    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-04 at 14:12Sky Betting & Gaming has launched a new startup programme with L Marks. Applications are open now. The post Sky Betting & Gaming is looking for the next big innovations in online gaming and betting appeared first on Tech.eu. […]

StartupJuncture

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth

    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-06 at 08:56‘s-Hertogenbosch-based startup InvoiceFinance has raised 6 million euro from a group of investors and business angels from the financial industry and Peak Capital. The capital raised will be primarily used for further growth through investments in marketing activities and the recruitment of sales reps. A part of the money will be used for the further […] The post Fintech startup […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally

    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-05 at 08:39Amsterdam-based smart bicycles startup VanMoof has raised 4 million euro from Slingshot Capital, also from the Dutch capital. A spokesperson said to the Dutch business news media outlet RTL Z that Slingshot will get a substantial minority share of something between 10 and 50 percent in return for its investment (in Dutch). The capital raised […] The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof […]

  • MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment

    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-10-04 at 09:41It’s the biggest investment in history in Europe when it comes to software investments. The money is meant for a global roll-out. World domination for MessageBird?! Cloudcommunication platform aims for global growth The $60m series A round was led by Accel and participation from Atomico (London) and Y Combinator as a co-investor. The money will […] The post MessageBird raises $60 […]

  • Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, Sound Energy, €250 million

    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-02 at 13:39What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates Dutch startups get extra EUR 250 mln for scale-ups The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs will in partnership with the European Investment Fund (EFSI) provide EUR 100 million worth of extra financing for […] The post Dutch Startup News: UtrechtInc, ScanMovers, […]

  • TNW launches a new service for enterprises, governments and startups, ‘TNW X’

    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-09-29 at 17:40TNW X is aiming to be the bridge between local tech communities, corporate giants and governments. The B2B channel jumps in to help traditional companies and organizations closing the gap with the tech community. Showcasing and attracting With X TNW wants to connect enterprises with leading tech startups and top talent. For governments it’s a […] The post TNW launches a new service […]

  • Here are the six new UtrechtInc ‘Pressure Cooker’ startups

    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-28 at 09:51Incubator UtrechtInc just selected six new startups for its ‘Pressure Cooker’ program: Closure, Goings-On, Campfire, MarcoPoloBot, PerfectPlace and PostMe.  More than any other incubator in the Netherlands the focus of UtrechtInc has been on helping tackle societal issues concerning health, the environment and education with entrepreneurship. The composition of this new […]

  • Comparison startup ScanMovers raises €500K angel money

    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 10:24Amsterdam-based movers comparison startup ScanMovers has raised half a million euros form a group of housing and mortage market informals. The captial raised will be used for expanding the platform such that it enables ‘the customer in his or her journey to find the perfect mover’, says  Boyan Nijpels, founder of ScanMovers to StartupJuncture. “That […] The post […]

  • Sound Energy raises 1 million euro from Cottonwood

    by Samir Saberi on 2017-09-27 at 07:56Enschede-based startup Sound Energy has raised 1 million euro form Cottonwood Technology Fund and the regional development fund Oost NL of the Twente Innovation Fund. The capital raised will be used to expand the team and start mass production. “This investment enables us to focus on volume production of the THEAC-25 prototype and start attracting […] The post Sound Energy raises 1 […]

  • Restaurant The Avocado Show raises 5 million dollar to expand globally

    by Sabine de Witte on 2017-09-26 at 21:03Europe’s first avocado restaurant received an investment for international expansion. Interesting turn, from unicorns to avocado’s, in the startup industry everything is possible! Multimillion investment to expand globally Just six months after the opening of the hyped avocado restaurant, it received a multimillion-dollar investment to expand globally. Not only by opening up new […]

  • Opportunities for startups at Cyber Security Week

    by Sieuwert van Otterloo on 2017-09-26 at 11:41Focus is extremely important, not just for startups but also for cities that want to attract startups. The Hague stands out for having made a clear choice to focus on cyber security. With their The Hague Cyber Security Delta they have been successful in connecting companies, education and government to help make the world more […] The post Opportunities for startups at Cyber Security Week […]

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  • Exceeding The Original Target By 40%, Temasek’s Vertex Ventures Closes Its Southeast Asia & India Fund At $210 Mn

    by Meha Agarwal on 2017-10-09 at 06:35Vertex Ventures, the venture capital arm of Singapore-based Temasek Holdings has finally closed its Southeast Asia and India fund (SEA III) at $210 Mn. The fund got closed at a 40% higher value from the original target of $150 Mn. SEA III is the first fund with external investors. It includes investors such as Thailand’s […] The post Exceeding The Original Target By 40%, […]

  • How Companies Strangle Innovation – And How You Can Get It Right

    by Steve Blank on 2017-10-09 at 06:20I just watched a very smart company try to manage innovation by hiring a global consulting firm to offload engineering from “distractions.” They accomplished their goal, but at a huge, unanticipated cost: the processes and committees they designed ended up strangling innovation. There’s a much better way. An existing company or government organization […]

  • The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed

    by Disha Bhatt on 2017-10-09 at 06:20Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people’s, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others […] The post The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed appeared first […]

  • Make Quality The Only Thing That Matters…

    by Jon Westenberg on 2017-10-09 at 06:19Quality is what makes your work stand out. I would rather do one single thing every day, and do it well, than be the most productive person in the world. Because quality is my north fucking star. I publish a lot, and I write a lot. That sometimes blows people away, and they ask me if […] The post Make Quality The Only Thing That Matters… appeared first on Inc42 Media. […]

  • Home Decor And Furnishings Startup MyGubbi Raises $2.7 Mn Pre Series A Funding

    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-09 at 05:54Bengaluru-based home decor and furnishings startup MyGubbi has secured $2.7 Mn Pre-Series A funding in a round led by the family office of Firoze Irani. The round also saw participation from existing investors, including Bigbasket co-founder Vipul Parekh, NeoBytes founder Ananda Kallugadde and InfosysBSE President Rajesh K Murthy. As per reports, the newly-raised funding will […] The post […]

  • Y Combinator Witnesses A Spike In Applications From Indian Startups This Year

    by Shweta Modgil on 2017-10-09 at 05:51Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator has witnessed the entry of 18 Indian startups for its two batches in 2017. This is more than the aggregate of 12 between 2011 and 2016. The winter 2017 batch that ended this March had 11 Indian startups, while the summer batch that finished in August had seven Indian startups. […] The post Y Combinator Witnesses A Spike In Applications From Indian […]

  • Indonesia Weekly Review: 5 Archipelago Startup Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week [2-7 October]

    by Meha Agarwal on 2017-10-07 at 19:03From mergers and acquisitions to funding and contests, here is the next edition of the Indonesia weekly review – your weekly dose of the latest happenings from the Indonesian startup ecosystem. Government Of Indonesia To Levy Ecommerce Tax Soon According to Yustinus Prastowo, Executive Director of the Center for Indonesia Taxation Analysis, a lot remains […] The post Indonesia Weekly […]

  • Gary Vaynerchuk: Set A Flag On Your Thing

    by James Altucher on 2017-10-07 at 19:01Is Gary Vaynerchuk a lunatic? This is what I ask myself every time I sit down to interview him. He’s everywhere. He’s constantly spreading a message I strongly believe in: if you don’t choose yourself, someone else will and the results won’t be good. For Gary, “choosing himself” has been about entrepreneurship. First, “Wine Library”, […] The […]

  • Eight Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

    by Travis Bradberry on 2017-10-07 at 19:01When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ. Decades of research now […] The post Eight Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent […]

  • Going Nowhere Fast? Ideas Will Save You

    by Cory Galbraith on 2017-10-07 at 19:01It was late. I stared at my computer screen wondering what to do. My business was doing poorly, it seemed as though nobody wanted to talk to me, and my mind was in a fog. This sad state of affairs was not many years ago. It was this past week. Often, when we get down, […] The post Going Nowhere Fast? Ideas Will Save You appeared first on Inc42 Media. […]

  • 9 Exciting AI Business Developments and How They Can Affect You

    by Guest Author on 2017-10-07 at 19:01Question: What’s the most exciting development you’ve seen in AI recently that can help any business? VANESSA VAN EDWARDS, Science of People “The face is the window into the buying soul. Companies like Emotient and Affectiva are developing AI technology to read and decode people’s faces. Imagine being able to read your customer’s emotions as they use […]

  • Key Takeaways From BIGShift Chandigarh: Localised Startup Meetups In Tier II Cities By Inc42

    by Sukanya Mukherjee on 2017-10-07 at 10:42Gone are the days when Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi were hailed as the sole cradle of innovation and invention. Entrepreneurship is no longer confined to these tier I cities but is increasingly gaining traction in tier II and tier III cities as well. To bolster the fledgeling startup ecosystem beyond Tier 1 cities, Inc42 has […] The post Key Takeaways From BIGShift Chandigarh: Localised […]

TechCrunch

  • Nintendo’s mini SNES has already been hacked to run more games

    by Jordan Crook on 2017-10-09 at 14:11 Nintendo SNES Classic owners should be glad to learn that more games aren’t out of your reach. Cluster, the Russian coder who originally cracked the NES Classic Edition, has now figured out how to side-load more games to the SNES CE through his Hakchi tool. With the release of Hakchi v2.20, users can expand their options on the little SNES, which comes with only 21 games […]

  • Sony Aibo is reportedly returning with Amazon Echo-like features

    by Brian Heater on 2017-10-09 at 14:08 Sony’s getting the old crew back together for one more job. According to a new report out of the Nikkei Asian Review, the electronics giant is reuniting the team between its beloved, bygone robotic dog Aibo, in order to develop a new version of the bot for the age of smart assistants. The dog is said to be the first of a number of consumer offerings from the company designed to […]

  • Elon Musk gets a nod as a space pioneer from ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-09 at 13:41 Elon Musk ranks alongside the Wright Brothers and the scientist who brought warp speed light to humanity, according to Star Trek: Discovery. On last night’s episode of the new CBS All-Access show, Captain Gabriel Lorca (portrayed by Jason Isaacs) listed Musk alongside the Wrights, and fictional warp drive inventor Zefram Cochrane as peers in space flight technological innovation. […]

  • Cruise acquires Strobe to help dramatically reduce LiDAR costs

    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-09 at 13:25 Cruise, the self-driving car startup GM acquired last year, has acquired a startup of its own – Strobe, a LiDAR sensor maker that reduces an entire LiDAR array down to just one chip, which Cruise says will be instrumental in helping it reduce the cost of LiDAR on a per vehicle basis by nearly 100 percent. The cost issue is a big one: LiDAR remains one of the single most […]

  • This is not a drill: Microsoft admits Windows Phone is dead for real

    by Romain Dillet on 2017-10-09 at 13:20 It’s time to say goodbye for real this time. Windows Phone’s death has been slow and painful, but, as CNET spotted, the head of Microsoft’s Windows division finally admitted you shouldn’t expect anything more when it comes to Windows Phone. Microsoft doesn’t plan to let existing Windows Phone users down — there will be security updates. But […]

  • SpaceX successfully launches 14th Falcon 9 rocket in 2017

    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-09 at 12:47 SpaceX launched its 14th Falcon 9 rocket of 2017 this morning, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The rocket carried 10 Iridium satellites to orbit, and was the third mission for Iridium that SpaceX has conducted, with more planned to complete the communications provider’s Iridium NEXT satellite network. SpaceX also recovered the first stage booster of the Falcon 9 rocket […]

  • Watch SpaceX launch its Iridium-3 Falcon 9 mission live right here

    by Darrell Etherington on 2017-10-09 at 12:22 SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 rocket at 5:37 AM PDT (8:37 AM EDT) and you can watch the launch stream live above. The launch is for client Iridium, and will put a third set of 10 satellites in orbit for the communications company. The launch has a backup window tomorrow at around the same time if this launch has to be scrubbed for any reason. The Falcon 9 first stage will also be […]

  • Chef’s Habitat Builder helps developers deploy their applications to any environment

    by Frederic Lardinois on 2017-10-09 at 12:00 Chef has long made a name for itself as the go-to tool for helping businesses automate the deployment of their on-premises or cloud infrastructure environments. About a year ago, though, the company also launched Habitat, a more application-centric service that allows developers to package up their code for deployment on a wide variety of platforms, ranging from containers and VMs […]

  • GitLab raises $20M Series C round led by GV

    by Frederic Lardinois on 2017-10-09 at 11:30 GitLab, a collaboration and DevOps platform for developers that’s currently in use by more than 100,000 organizations, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series C round led by GV (the fund you may still remember under its former name of Google Ventures). This brings GitLab’s total funding to date to just over $45.5 million. In addition to the new funding, […]

  • Uber shutters UberPop in Norway, says it hopes for law change

    by Natasha Lomas on 2017-10-09 at 10:24 Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, continues to be keen to be seen to be doing things differently vs the Travis Kalanick era Uber which got bogged down with so many scandals — most recently culminating in the company being stripped of its license to operate in London. Read Mor […]

  • Small business lending in Mexico gets a boost

    by Jonathan Shieber on 2017-10-09 at 10:04 Micro-lending and small business financing are a critical component of economic growth in around the world, and the need for access to low-cost capital is especially important in developing countries. The Catch-22 is that these countries are also the ones where the lending markets are the least developed and where most financial institutions are reluctant to lend money to people who… […]

  • Exhibit for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2017 — applications close Friday

    by Mike Butcher,Samantha Stein on 2017-10-09 at 08:01 Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2017 is the premier exhibit hall for international cutting-edge tech startups. If you aspire to show your stuff alongside hundreds of other early-stage companies, you absolutely can — we’ll even tell you how you can do it for free. But you must act quickly, because you have only until October 13 to submit your application. Read Mor […]

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