Category Archives: Funding

Mobysoft Receives Investment from Livingbridge | #VentureCanvas

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Mobysoft, a Manchester, UK-based predictive software for social housing providers, received an investment from Livingbridge’s Enterprise 2 fund. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to grow its UK social housing market share, increase investment in people and extend the use of predictive analytics into other areas […]

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Source: Mobysoft Receives Investment from Livingbridge

Upload exec tasked with turning things around at the troubled VR startup has already quit | #VentureCanvas

Lucas Matney | TechCrunch


 The executive tasked with building back community trust in Upload, the VR startup shaken by a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee earlier this summer, has quit less than six weeks after officially announcing she had joined the team as COO, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. Anne Aloha Ward joined as COO of Upload, which runs co-working spaces in its LA and SF offices as well as… Read More

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Source: Upload exec tasked with turning things around at the troubled VR startup has already quit

Citizens Rx Receives Senior Credit Facility from Comvest Partners | #VentureCanvas

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Citizens Rx, LLC, an Oak Park, Illinois-based provider of pharmacy benefit management services, received a senior credit facility from Comvest Partners, through its Comvest Capital lending strategy. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The company is using the proceeds to continue to expand operations. Founded in 2009, Citizens Rx provides public and private […]

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Source: Citizens Rx Receives Senior Credit Facility from Comvest Partners

LendingClub Adds Warehouse Credit Agreement to Finance Loans | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has filed an 8K with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it has entered into a Warehouse Credit Agreement on October 10th with “certain lenders.” In connection with the Warehouse Agreement, “LendingClub Warehouse” also entered into a Security Agreement with the Administrative Agent… Read More

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Source: LendingClub Adds Warehouse Credit Agreement to Finance Loans

Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem | #VentureCanvas

Josh Nussbaum | TechCrunch


 It’s easy to miss the forest for the trees without a comprehensive view of what the proverbial forest looks like. As a result, here’s a compiled a list of all of the decentralized blockchain-based projects that I have been following, and was able to dig up through research, along with recommendations from friends in the ecosystem. Read More

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Source: Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

Snappy Kraken Raises $1M Series A Funding | #VentureCanvas

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Snappy Kraken, an Ormond beach, FL-based martech company, raised a $1m Series A funding. Backers were not disclosed. The company is using the funds for business development and growth. Led by CEO and co-founder Robert Sofia, Snappy Kraken provides a SaaS based platform for financial professionals to personalize, automate, and track marketing campaigns and business […]

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Source: Snappy Kraken Raises $1M Series A Funding

Netflix’s original content costs are ballooning | #VentureCanvas

Matthew Lynley | TechCrunch


 Netflix today once again showed that its subscriber growth is on a tear — especially its growth internationally — but a note in the report may indicate one of the biggest challenges the company faces going forward. Netflix took home 20 Emmy awards this year, and that’s thanks to its enormous investments in original content. Shows like “Stranger Things,”… Read More

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Source: Netflix’s original content costs are ballooning

Alphabet’s Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia | #VentureCanvas

Frederic Lardinois | TechCrunch


 It’s been a while since we last heard from Project Wing, X‘s moonshot drone delivery project. But after a few fallow months, the team posted an update today and it looks like the project has made quite some progress. Alphabet’s X unit is now testing the Project Wing drones in southeastern Australia, where its flying machines are making deliveries right to people’s… Read More

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Source: Alphabet’s Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia

Catalyst Development Receives Investment from Livingbridge | #VentureCanvas

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Catalyst Development, a London, UK-based specialist financial markets consultancy, received an investment from Livingbridge’s Livingbridge’s Enterprise 2 fund. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its service development, strengthen its infrastructure, and expand its talent development and acquisition strategy. Founded in 1994 and led by […]

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Source: Catalyst Development Receives Investment from Livingbridge

IPO Roundup for October 16, 2017

IPO News Roundup For The Day

News on Initial Public Offerings, startups, entrepreneurship, and funding found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


Various IPO News

  • Recent ipos in pakistan
    on 2017-10-15 at 14:25Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan · Home · Investors . 1: Listing of IPOs 1992-2012… In Pakistan IPO has increased due to … […]

  • China Dominates IPO News This Week
    on 2017-10-15 at 13:18There were four initial public offerings (IPOs) on the calendar last week and all four succeeded in gaining access to the public markets. The total … […]

  • National Life to further expand footprint after share sale
    on 2017-10-15 at 13:18Muscat: National Life and General Insurance (NLGIC), which is floating its OMR21 million initial public offering (IPO) on October 22, plans to … […]

  • 2 Terrible IPOs of 2017
    on 2017-10-15 at 12:11But despite Wall Street’s seemingly endless party, the post-IPO world has been anything but a celebration for Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) and Blue Apron … […]

  • Inplay Oil Corp (IPO) Price Target Cut to C$2.25
    on 2017-10-15 at 11:26Inplay Oil Corp logo Inplay Oil Corp (TSE:IPO) had its price target cut by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$2.50 to C$2.25 in a … […]

EIN Newsdesk IPOs

  • Godrej Agrovet stock pares listing gains but still up 28% on debut after stellar IPO
    on 2017-10-16 at 08:11… the company’s recently concluded IPO saw overwhelming response from investors […]

  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
    on 2017-10-16 at 08:11With EIN Presswire press release distribution services you will reach decision makers and journalists plus get valuable SEO benefits. […]

  • Funko Files for IPO
    on 2017-10-16 at 06:35… registration statement for a proposed initial public offering of Class A common stock … , has been prepping for an IPO or sales to a strategic … (see “Funko Prepping for Possible IPO or Sale”).  It’s bulked […]

  • All IPOs are not profitable; look before you leap into IPOs
    on 2017-10-16 at 05:41… .com. The company, whose initial public offering, or IPO, in September mopped up nearly … , especially the IPOs. This is one reason why IPO valuations have been … retail investors respond? Not all IPOs have been a profitable proposition […]

  • Saudi Aramco IPO logic is going up in smoke
    on 2017-10-16 at 05:30… logic for a $100 billion initial public offering of oil giant Saudi Aramco … , the Saudi oil company’s IPO always seemed a stretch.  While … value. Shelving Aramco’s IPO would be a blessing in […]

DealStreet Asia IPO

Seeking Alpha IPO Analysis

PE Hub IPO (US)

  • Saudi Aramco in talks to shelve international IPO: FT
    by Reuters News on 2017-10-13 at 18:22Saudi Aramco is considering shelving plans for an international public offering in favor of a private share sale to world sovereign funds and institutional investors, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. […]

  • VC-backed OptiNose debuts IPO
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-13 at 14:34Yardley, Pennsylvania-based OptiNose, a developer of ear, nose, throat and allergy products, has raised $120 million for its IPO after pricing its 7.5 million shares at $16 per share. The stock began trading October 13, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “OPTN.” Jefferies and Piper Jaffray are the lead underwriters. OptiNose’s backers include Avista Capital Partners, WFD Ventures and […]

  • British debt collector Cabot to launch 1 bln stg IPO next week, says source: Reuters
    by Reuters News on 2017-10-13 at 14:22Cabot 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 source told Reuters. […]

  • VC-backed Restoration Robotics goes public
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-12 at 15:02Restoration Robotics, a medical device company focused on hair restoration, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 3.575 million shares at $7 per share. The stock began trading October 12, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “HAIR.” National Securities Corp is the lead underwriter. Restoration Robotics’ pre-IPO backers included Clarus Ventures. Sutter Hill Ventures, Alloy Ventures and […]

  • CarGurus IPO priced at $16 per share: Reuters
    by Reuters News on 2017-10-12 at 14:23CarGurus Inc (CARG.O), an online marketplace for new and used cars, raised about $150.4 million from its initial public offering priced at $16 per share. […]

PE Hub IPO (Canada)

  • Bregal Partners’ Aqua Terra files to go public in Canada
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-10 at 14:33AQTWM Inc, or Aqua Terra Water Management LP, has filed a preliminary prospectus with domestic securities regulatory authorities for an initial public offering of its common shares. The IPO, which has not yet been priced, will be made through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc, Canaccord Genuity Corp and RBC Capital Markets Inc. Aqua Terra was […]

  • CCMP may cash out of Jamieson with new $241 mln offering
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-04 at 15:47U.S. private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors and another Jamieson Wellness Inc shareholder have increased the size of their secondary offering of shares. They plan to offer about 13 million shares at a price of 18.50 per unit, generating about $240.9 million in gross proceeds, not including the greenshoe option. That is up from a prior target of about $150.2 million. CCMP, […]

  • CCMP to reduce Jamieson stake in $150 mln secondary sale
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-02 at 22:57U.S. private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors has agreed to sell additional common shares of Jamieson Wellness Inc (TSX: JWEL), a Canadian vitamin maker that went public in July. CCMP will sell 8.1 million shares for 18.50 per unit. Together with a concurrent secondary sale, the gross proceeds will be about $150.2 million, not including the offering’s greenshoe option. CCMP, which […]

  • Searchlight’s Roots seeks to raise $200 mln from IPO: Reuters
    by Reuters News on 2017-10-02 at 18:16Canadian apparel company Roots Corp has set a price range of $14 to $16 per share for its planned Toronto initial public offering, seeking to raise about $200 million, according to a term sheet of the deal seen by Reuters. Roots, known for its trademark beaver logo, rustic casual wear and Canadian-made leather goods, is expected to price the IPO in the week of October 16. But investors hoping for […]

  • Bain Capital, Beaudier, CDPQ to sell $498.5 mln in BDP shares
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-09-28 at 21:28Beaudier Inc, U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) have agreed to sell as much as 11.5 million subordinate voting shares of BRP Inc (TSX: DOO), a Valcourt, Québec-based maker of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. The secondary deal, priced at $43.35 per share, will generate proceeds to […]

Global Capital – IPO

  • Vincom kicks off roadshow for $678m IPO
    on 2017-10-16 at 06:15Vincom Retail has started taking orders for what a D15.4tr ($677.9m) IPO, a mammoth deal by the standards of Vietnam’s domestic equity market. […]

  • Crystal, China Literature take HK spotlight for IPOs
    on 2017-10-16 at 05:45Crystal International Group intends to start taking orders for its $574m Hong Kong IPO on Tuesday at a valuation of up to 15 times earnings, according to bankers close to the matter. […]

  • Piramal markets CBs, GIC Re in the clear
    on 2017-10-13 at 11:15India’s Piramal Enterprises is in the market with an unusual sale of mandatory convertible bonds through a qualified institutional placement, part of a fundraising drive to that could fetch up to Rp70bn ($1.1bn). […]

  • Sea IPO gets $100m commitment from Tencent
    on 2017-10-13 at 05:15Sea said its backer Tencent Holdings, the Chinese technology giant, will take up a $100m portion of the southeast Asian e-sports company’s $696m IPO in the US. […]

  • Power producer ContourGlobal starts $400m London IPO
    on 2017-10-12 at 17:00Yet another new London IPO was unveiled on Thursday, when ContourGlobal, the emerging markets-focused power generation company, said it would raise $400m to finance growth and cut debt, by selling new shares to institutional investors. […]

The Economic Times IPO (India)

Business Standard IPOs


Moving Inventory: Funding To Auto Commerce Companies Continues To Soar | #VentureCanvas

Alyce Ge | CBInsights


The hype surrounding autonomous driving is reaching mainstream consciousness, while OEMs have been exploring new car ownership models in light of explosive growth in ride-hailing services.

However, despite these trends — and despite used car marketplace Beepi’s very public failure earlier this year — deals and funding in the traditional auto commerce sector are still making a strong showing. CarGurus‘ strong IPO highlighted companies working with the existing retail ecosystem, and we’ve also explored a few of these startups previously with our compare companies tool.

Deals to vehicle sales, financing, and leasing startups in 2017 have already exceeded total deal activity last year, while funding is also on track to exceed 2016 levels — in part due to the rise of car sales platforms abroad.

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Source: Moving Inventory: Funding To Auto Commerce Companies Continues To Soar

 

Netflix crushes its own expectations for subscription growth again | #VentureCanvas

Matthew Lynley | TechCrunch


Reed Hastings Netflix is still on its rounded-up-to-pretty-great run as it continues to add more and more subscribers, and once again is outstripping its own estimates for growth. Today the company said it added 5.3 million new total subscribers, with 850,000 coming in the U.S. and 4.45 million coming from international markets. Netflix is spending very aggressively on original content, and so far it looks… Read More

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Source: Netflix crushes its own expectations for subscription growth again

Tatcha Receives Minority Investment from Castanea Partners | #VentureCanvas

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Tatcha, a luxury skincare brand, received a minority investment from Castanea Partners. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In conjunction with the funding, Castanea’s Janet Gurwitch and Steve Berg will be joining Tatcha’s board of directors. In conjunction with the funding, Steve Berg, a Managing Partner at Castanea, and Janet Gurwitch, Operating […]

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Source: Tatcha Receives Minority Investment from Castanea Partners

Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run | #VentureCanvas

Josh Constine | TechCrunch


 Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently as it’s done with Instagram and WhatsApp. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 4 million daily active users in the past 9 weeks with its app that lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted… Read More

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Source: Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

Google revamps its Security Checkup feature with personalized suggestions for your account | #VentureCanvas

Sarah Perez | TechCrunch


 Google today is rolling out a revamped version of its longtime Security Checkup feature – a service that helps users make sure their Google accounts are safe by checking those items that could impact your account’s security. This includes connected apps, connected devices, account permissions and other things. Now, Security Checkup will be improved by offering more personalized… Read More

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Source: Google revamps its Security Checkup feature with personalized suggestions for your account

Online Lender Prospa Forms New Partnership With Retail Marketplace MyDeal | #VentureCanvas

Samantha Hurst | Crowdfund Insider


Prospa, an Australian online lender for small businesses, has formed a partnership with Gandel-backed retail marketplace MyDeal, which will allow retailers on its platform to apply for loans of up to $250,000. According to Australian Financial Review, the partnership will allow Prospa to integrate directly into the… Read More

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Source: Online Lender Prospa Forms New Partnership With Retail Marketplace MyDeal

Silenced by “free speech” | #VentureCanvas

Josh Constine | TechCrunch


 There’s a fundamental incongruency between being pro ‘free speech’ and operating a global social network for civil public discussion. Twitter is struggling with it. Facebook is struggling with it too. And it can’t be solved by a little more transparency or by hoping average citizens will do the right thing. The principle of free speech on which the United States was… Read More

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Source: Silenced by “free speech”

Basecoin Raises Venture Capital Funding | #VentureCanvas

FinSMEs | FinSMEs


Basecoin (a project by Intangible Labs), a developer of a price-stable cryptocurrency, raised a venture capital funding of undisclosed amount. The project is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, PolyChain Capital, Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, 1confirmation, and MetaStable Capital. Co-founded by Nader Al-Naji, Lawrence Diao and Josh Chen, Basecoin aims to develop a […]

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Source: Basecoin Raises Venture Capital Funding

News on Deals, Technology, Funding, Launches and Startups – Featured Headlines

TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES

16-10-2017

News headlines on dealings, wheelings, regulations, merger and acquisition (M&A) deals, exits, private equity (PE) deals, venture capital (VC) deals, IPO’s, funding and startups found around the web, curated for you from a large number of sources>. You may need a subscription to read some of the articles.

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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 […]

The Times of Israel

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 […]

TechCrunch

  • 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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VentureBeat

  • 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 […]

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  • 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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Ron Suber: We are in the Golden Age of Fintech | #VentureCanvas

JD Alois | Crowdfund Insider


  Ron Suber has become one of the most recognizable voices in the global Fintech arena. Since officially departing the Fintech he helped to create, the former President of Prosper Marketplace has become an elder statesman for online lending and financial innovation in general. An… Read More

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The end of oversharing | #VentureCanvas

John Biggs | TechCrunch


 The early 2000s were the era of user-generated content. Companies like Associated Content and Shareasale rewarded content producers richly – one friend of mine made millions on YouTube in 2004 because he was one of the few serial content producers on the platform. The future was going to be broadcast in all of its gritty glory. Bloggers would win forever and ever. The voices of the… Read More

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TreasuryXpress Receives $5M Major Growth Funding | #VentureCanvas

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TreasuryXpress, a San Diego, CA-based provider of on-demand treasury management solutions (TMS), closed a $5m growth investment. Backers included MEVP, iSME Capital, and Azure Fund. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand their on-demand business model into key markets with treasury-friendly fintech solutions. Led by Anis Rahal, CEO and founder, TreasuryXpress […]

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