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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


Bitcoin and Blockchain Roundup for October 16, 2017

Bitcoin and Blockchain News Roundup For The Day

News on Bitcoin and Blockchain found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


Bitcoin & Blockchain News

Coin Desk

Bitcoin Warrior

  • Five signs your laptop is in trouble—and how to fix them
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-16 at 10:10Keep an eye out for these red flags. Catch laptop trouble as early as you can. Glenn Carstens-Peters/Unsplash When something goes seriously wrong with your laptop, you usually receive an advance warning. A virus might alter your security settings, for example, or a failing hard drive might start making funny noises. If you catch these [… […]

  • Rex Tillerson Responds to Trump ‘Castration’ Claim
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-16 at 09:08Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shrugged off claims from a senior GOP Senator Sunday that President Donald Trump is trying to “publicly castrate” him and undercutting his diplomatic initiatives. “I checked. I’m fully intact,” said Tillerson on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday when asked about the claim by Republican Senator Bob Corker. Senator Corker [… […]

  • Life and death inequality
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-16 at 08:06Just as some of us live longer than others, countries have different average life expectancies. At the bottom of the scale is Swaziland, the only country in the world where a newborn still cannot expect to reach age 50. And at the top is Hong Kong, where a newborn can expect to live to age [… […]

  • Media aggregator Esports Gold announces $5 million ICO
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-16 at 08:00Ethereum token sale will fund development of integrated betting and entertainment platform London, Monday 16th October, 2017 – Esports Gold, a leading online media aggregator for the eSports community, is to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) with the aim of raising $5.4 million in Ether tokens to establish the first all-encompassing eSports entertainment hub. [… […]

  • Central bankers bet weak inflation won’t last forever
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-16 at 07:04The European Central Bank expects a pickup in inflation even though wages have remained weak during the current economic recovery, its vice president, Vitor Constancio, said Sunday. Constancio was joined in Washington by other central bank leaders, who likewise said they expected inflation to rise at some point despite its perplexing weakness across advanced economies. [… […]

NEWS BTC

  • Bitcoin Fees Significantly Decline as SegWit Adoption Reaches 14.5%
    by Joseph Young on 2017-10-16 at 10:00Within the past week, the percentage of Segregated Witness (SegWit)-enabled transactions in the Bitcoin network has increased from 9 percent to 14.45 percent, decreasing Bitcoin transaction fees, the size of the Bitcoin mempool, and blocks. SegWit nears 15%. Transaction fees down. Average #bitcoin block size 0.82 MB. Most importantly, Bitcoin mempool size at 6 million. … Continue reading […]

  • CryptoGraffiti Rejects Bitcoin Core as BCH is now the Only Available Payment Method
    by JP Buntinx on 2017-10-16 at 10:00There is a certain rivalry between Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Cash supporters. While the developers aren’t necessarily at war, both communities certainly have some issues. This development also leads to various companies having to pick one side or the other. In the case of CryptoGraffiti, the project no longer accepts BTC payments but is now … Continue reading CryptoGraffiti Rejects […]

  • Democratic Investment Platform SISA Announces Presale for October 20, 2017
    by Guest Author on 2017-10-16 at 09:00SISA, a tech startup, has planned to launch a stable and transparent platform backed by Ethereum blockchain technology to pool investments. In this regard, the company has announced its tokens’ pre-sale date as October 20, 2017. The pre-sale will end on October 30. The SISA Platform The SISA platform has integrated blockchain technology into its … Continue reading Democratic […]

  • Media Aggregator Esports Gold Announces $5 Million ICO
    by News BTC on 2017-10-16 at 09:00London, Monday 16th October 2017 – Esports Gold, a leading online media aggregator for the eSports community, is to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) with the aim of raising $5.4 million in Ether tokens to establish the first all-encompassing eSports entertainment hub. Esports Gold aims to consolidate what is a fragmented industry into a … Continue reading Media Aggregator […]

  • China Will No Longer Negatively Impact Bitcoin Price, 1% of Global Trading
    by Joseph Young on 2017-10-16 at 08:00While the future of the Chinese Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets remain uncertain, the Chinese government will no longer be able to manipulate the market and negatively impact the Bitcoin price. Earlier today, on October 16, LIU Post in New York professor and chair of the department of economics Panos Mourdoukoutas suggested the possibility of the … Continue reading China Will No Longer […]

Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network

  • The Crypto Show Mystery Guest
    on 2017-10-16 at 01:53On tonight’s episode of “The Crypto Show,” Danny and Chris are their own guests. We talk about the Texas Bitcoin Conference, Dash and Bitcoin ATMs, remittance payments and their relation to our upcoming Dash proposal, alt36, and Danny’s eventual trip to Mexico City to help with relief efforts and his trip to the upcoming cannabis convention. http://TexasBitcoinConference.com coupon code: […]

  • Bitcoin The Musical: Put Your Money In The ICO!
    on 2017-10-15 at 03:08Bitcoin The MusicalWritten & Directed by John BarrettAct IV, Scene II ?'” Put Your Money In The ICO!Scene II opens with Stanley and Loretta at the state fair. While Loretta is having the time of her life, Stanley is secretly nursing the worst (and only) hangover of his life. The couple is drawn to a crowd gathered around a stage where a traveling troubadour and his band are preparing to […]

  • The Ether Review #75?’??'”?’?Streamr, Completing the Data Services Trifecta
    on 2017-10-11 at 19:22Current solutions for decentralized data processing like Golem or Truebit provide part of a data services solution. Storj, Filecoin, Sia, and others offer storage solutions.Streamer tokenizes the value in streams of Data. Using the same interface for both data delivery and payment, Streamr hopes to create a two sided market for data. This rounds out the basic data services portfolio, operating […]

  • #204 Ben Bollen & Jason Goldberg: Simple Token – Bringing Tokens to Mainstream Consumer Applications
    on 2017-10-11 at 12:33As the ICO boom continues to drive funding and interest in cryptocurrencies, mainstream consumer applications are increasingly looking towards tokenization. One of these was social network Pepo, founded by veteran entrepreneur and previous founder of fab.com Jason Goldberg. Faced with the difficulties of integrating blockchain, they decided to start Simple Token – a company focused on building […]

  • The Ether Review #74 ?'”An Emerging Capital Market
    on 2017-10-09 at 22:33Element Group is a full service investment bank for the crypto-token markets.Stan Miroshnik has a background in traditional finance. After watching the crypto-markets form, Stan and his colleagues began working to understand these new markets and build a traditional finance business to serve the space.We discuss the maturity of the companies using the token launch fundraising mechanism, and those […]

Bitcoin Magazine

  • Scaling Bitcoin Announces This Year’s Program and a New Developer Bootcamp
    by Aaron van Wirdum on 2017-10-13 at 20:46Today, Scaling Bitcoin, the international engineering conference focused on Bitcoin and blockchain research, released its program for the 2017 edition. The conference, to be held in Stanford, California, in the first weekend of November, will also introduce a new side event this year: Bitcoin Edge, a bootcamp for starting Bitcoin developers.“The program is extremely interesting because […]

  • Yes, Bitcoin Can Do Smart Contracts and Particl Demonstrates How
    by BTC STUDIOS on 2017-10-13 at 15:18The Bitcoin blockchain is not known for its ability to enable smart contracts. In fact, most developers creating smart contracts use a different blockchain, like Ethereum.   But the truth is that the Bitcoin protocol can be used to create smart contracts. Particl.io, the blockchain eCommerce platform, is doing just that by using Bitcoin-based smart contracts to manage funds in their […]

  • A Bitcoin Beginner’s Guide to Surviving the Bgold and SegWit2x Forks
    by Aaron van Wirdum on 2017-10-13 at 13:22This is an updated version of A Bitcoin Beginner’s Guide to Surviving a Coin-Split specifically addressing issues associated with the upcoming Bitcoin Gold and SegWit2x forks.It looks as if Bitcoin will experience at least two more “coin-splits” soon, which (more accurately) will result in the creation of new coins. On October 25, Bitcoin Gold (Bgold) will split off from Bitcoin to […]

  • Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Rally Shows Strength for Continued Growth
    by Bitcoin Schmitcoin on 2017-10-12 at 22:09Today, bitcoin reached a new all time high as it rose by $500 in just a few short hours. At the time of this article, bitcoin is sitting in the $5300s as it looks ready, once again, to spring for a new all time high:Figure 1: BTC-USD, 4-Hour Candles, GDAX, Macro TrendOn a macro level, BTC is showing signs of upward strength as the RSI and MACD are showing bullish strength. There are no clear […]

  • Op Ed: European Blockchain Business is Booming, Even Among Regulatory Concerns
    by David Henderson on 2017-10-12 at 19:46As cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream, governments worldwide are exploring methods for regulating blockchain projects and their methods of funding. While China and South Korea have recently cracked down on ICOs and cryptocurrency exchanges, some nations in the European Economic Area (EEA) have become among the world’s most progressive in embracing this nascent […]

CoinTelegraph

The Merkel

  • White Hat Hackers, Smart Contract & Blockchain Experts Team Up with SmartOne in Anticipation of LEGAL Token Launch
    by Guest on 2017-10-15 at 18:30As SmartOne, the legal services marketplace for the crypto community, prepares for the launch of the LEGAL token on October 20th, it has teamed up with white hat hacking team, Hacken, smart contracts specialist, Toni Caradonna and Blockchain consultants, Agavon, to strengthen its team before launch.   Security first Confirmation of a new partnership with Hacken, the white hat cryptocurrency […]

  • Flyp.me – Use it or Join the ICO but Don’t Miss it! 50% Profit Sharing Accountless Exchange, Instant!
    by Guest on 2017-10-15 at 17:30Flyp.me, the instant accountless exchange, has launched with 14 cryptocurrencies and shares 50% of the profits with token owners. The exchange is fully working, no need for any registration, email or ID verification: only the user’s crypto address. Flyp.me is now running its ICO to fund the dev roadmap which includes R&D for 2nd layer solutions, the integration of decentralized asset […]

  • UTRUST Blockchain Payments Platform Announces ICO for November 2
    by Guest on 2017-10-15 at 15:30Bitcoin Press Release: Cryptocurrency payments platform UTRUST has announced the launch of its ICO on November 2 2017 (2pm UTC), after making firm progress in gaining regulatory compliance in Switzerland, one of Western Europe’s fastest growing blockchain hubs. October 15, 2017, Zug, Switzerland: Building on progress in solidifying its business structure, UTRUST is […]

Bitcoinist

  • Eloplay Token Sale Countdown Begins
    by Cynthia Turcotte on 2017-10-16 at 06:45Eloplay, the eSports gaming platform that has been making a name for itself in recent weeks with the addition of its blockchain-based Smart Tournaments, is counting down the final hours until the launch of its token sale, which begins on October 16. Great Things are Afoot at Eloplay In the days and weeks leading up to the launch of their token sale, the team at Eloplay have been hard at work […]

  • In Apple’s Battle for Supremacy in the Payment Ecosystem, Bitcoin Will Win
    by Julio Gil-Pulgar on 2017-10-16 at 05:15Apple is internally expanding tests of its new Apple Pay Cash feature, thus further intensifying the battle for the supremacy of the mobile payment ecosystem. Moreover, Bitcoin’s advances and Apple’s latest efforts further underscore the obsolescence of the banking industry. Bitcoin, Apple, and Peer-to-Peer Payment Solutions Apple is enhancing its Apple Pay application by adding the […]

  • MicroMoney $30M Token Distribution Campaign Generates $1M in 12 Hours
    by Bitcoinist.net on 2017-10-15 at 20:01As its $30 million token distribution event verges on becoming a social movement, the ethical lender to the unbanked MicroMoney Intl. generated $1 million during just 12-hours, putting the company another step closer to fulfilling its mission to include two billion people into the global financial system. [Note: This is a press release.] Led mainly by token swaps in its core market of Southeast […]

  • A Good Name is More Desirable Than Great Riches
    by Bitcoinist.net on 2017-10-15 at 19:00“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” Proverbs 22:1 Bunty Agarwal and Denis Grodetskiy, MicroMoney Advisors, ICO Strategists, and Business Model Analysts at Group 5 Advisory We, at Group 5 Advisory, share MicroMoney’s vision of how technical solutions such as “digital DNA” can help the unbanked people in […]

Fintech Schweiz – Bitcoin & Blockchain

  • Ethereum Gets Its First Exchange Traded Product
    by Fintechnews Switzerland on 2017-10-11 at 07:50Investors seeking exposure to the price movement of ether, the native token of the Ethereum platform, just got a new, but familiar option: two Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) which track The post Ethereum Gets Its First Exchange Traded Product appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

  • Leonteq Launches Swiss Tracker Certificates on Bitcoin
    by Fintechnews Switzerland on 2017-10-09 at 11:41Swiss fintech firm Leonteq launched last week tracker certificates on bitcoin in CHF, EUR and USD. The new suite of exchange-traded notes tracking bitcoin is targeted at investors seeking to The post Leonteq Launches Swiss Tracker Certificates on Bitcoin appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

  • «The Blockchain Folk Theorem» Wins SFI Outstanding Paper Award 2017
    by Fintechnews Switzerland on 2017-10-06 at 09:10At Swiss Finance Institute’s Annual Meeting held in Zurich on 4 October 2017, the SFI College of chairs has nominated Professor Bruno Biais, Toulouse School of Economics, Professor Christophe Bisière, The post «The Blockchain Folk Theorem» Wins SFI Outstanding Paper Award 2017 appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

CoinPedia

  • Cryptoruble Russia’s national cryptocurrency- Vladimir Putin
    by Elena R on 2017-10-16 at 09:01Recently, Vladimir Putin, Russian president ordered the issue of the ‘cryptoruble’ a national cryptocurrency. Therefore, the Russian Minister of communications and Mass Media has declared some details of this new currency. Putin’s Executive Order Nikolay Nikiforov, Russia’s Ministry of Communication and Mass Media on Saturday closed meeting with members of the Moscow […]

  • Implying tax on Bitcoin use, South Korea may be the first
    by Sara Noah on 2017-10-16 at 06:47Korea to tax Bitcoin use South Korea lawmakers held a National Tax Service(NTS) in Sejong on 13th October. The NTS commissioner Han Seung-hee answered queries about bitcoin taxation. Han Seung-hee were ask, “what is the taxation plan?”. The commissioner replies, “I am still taxing business income, and I am discussing whether to tax the value-added … Read Article Read […]

  • The Pirate Bay adds PCs hijacking to mine cryptocurrency
    by Kerin on 2017-10-14 at 11:33The Pirates Bay again The Pirate Bay now using software called Coinhive. It is a JavaScript library which serves as a cryptocurrency miner. Basically, it is to connect to visitors’ computers to, mine most profitable cryptocurrencies- Monero. According to the reports, “The Pirate Bay, the internet’s largest torrent portal, is back at running a cryptocurrency … Read […]

  • Cathie Wood: Bitcoin adoption leads free money transmission
    by Elena R on 2017-10-14 at 09:00According to a top tech investor, Cathie Wood, the CEO of ARK Invest, the popularity of Bitcoin is so valuable that makes all free money transmission. “the internet doesn’t have a built-in payments system because it wasn’t conceived as a place of commerce. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are helping to solve that problem and cut … Read Article Read More The post […]

  • Jamie Dimon breaks vow again: ‘Stupid’ Bitcoin buyers will pay the price
    by Sara Noah on 2017-10-14 at 07:07Well! Recently, JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon has said he was “not going to talk about bitcoin anymore” but he again broke his silence to go on another memorable rant about cryptocurrency. According to reports, on Friday at the event hosted by the Institute of International Finance, Dimon invective against bitcoin in response to … Read Article Read More The post Jamie […]

  • A Dutchman sells his belonging to invest in Bitcoin
    by Kerin on 2017-10-13 at 11:31Presently, the bitcoin price has experienced a roller coaster ride. As to take benefit from next boom in cryptocurrencies, Dutchman sells his all belongings believing that the digital currency will make him rich. Didi Taihuttu, 39-year-old, has now moved with his family living on a campsite in the Netherlands. Taihuttu explains that he and his … Read Article Read More The post A Dutchman […]

The Distributed Ledger

  • Ethereal SF to Broaden the Blockchain Conversation on October 27
    on 2017-10-12 at 20:11ConsenSys a venture studio focused on decentralized applications and various developer and end user tools for blockchain technology has announced the Ethereal San Francisco summit to be held on October 27 It will occur at Terra one of the city s […]

  • Distributed: Health Signals Industry Embrace of Blockchains
    on 2017-10-12 at 16:12During the Distributed Health 160 conference September 25 to 26 over 725 healthcare and blockchain leaders from around the world converged in Nashville Tennessee to explore how blockchain technology is transforming the healthcare industry This year […]

  • Building a Framework for Privacy DApps
    on 2017-10-10 at 17:10Particl has become known in the cryptocurrency world for building a blockchain based ecommerce platform Yet Particl s vision is not limited to enabling users to buy and sell products using BTC PART or other cryptocurrencies Particl is also creating an all purpos […]

  • Can Blockchains Clean Up Advertising Quality?
    on 2017-10-10 at 16:11Blockchain technology is great at transforming entrenched inefficient business models It isn t every day that you see it disrupting a disruptor though But that is already happening in some aspects of the advertising industry particularly in quality assuranc […]

  • Goldman Sachs Considering Bitcoin Trading Operation, Bullish on Distributed Ledger Technology
    on 2017-10-09 at 18:52Last month JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told an investor conference in New York that Bitcoin won t end well because it s a fraud and worse than tulip bulbs Bloomberg reported Dimon said he would fire any employee trading bitcoin for being […]


Venture Capital Roundup for October 16, 2017

Venture Capital News Roundup For The Day

News on venture capital, funding and startups found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


Various VC News

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 […]

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Alley Watch

  • #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 […]

PE Hub VC (US)

  • Spintop Ventures backs Crosser Technologies
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-13 at 18:17Crosser Technologies, a Swedish provider of intelligent edge computing software for industrial and enterprise internet of things, has raised 1.4 million euros in seed funding. The investors were Spintop Ventures, Almi Invest and Norrlandsfonden. […]

  • onQ bags $7 mln
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-13 at 18:15Atlanta-based onQ, a developer of interactive group communications and learning solutions, has raised a total of $7 million. The investors were not named. […]

  • Startup Magic Leap seeks $1 billion funding, working on debut product: Reuters
    by Reuters News on 2017-10-13 at 15:08Magic Leap, a highly funded and secretive startup that has promised breakthrough augmented reality technology, is seeking to raise up to $1 billion in fresh funding from investors, according to a new corporate filing. […]

  • Visual Vocal pulls in $3.6 mln seed
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-13 at 14:32Seattle-based Visual Vocal, a productivity platform for team collaboration, has secured $3.6 million in seed financing. Eniac Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Scout Ventures, Spider Capital and the Alliance of Angels. […]

  • Jewelry as a service startup Flont rallies $5 mln
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-13 at 14:30Flont, a jewelry as a service startup, has closed $5 million in funding. The investors included C Ventures. […]

PE Hub VC (Canada)

  • VC-backed Calligo buys cloud services provider 3 Peaks
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-13 at 15:42Calligo has acquired 3 Peaks Inc, a Burlington, Ontario-based provider of cloud solutions, including e-mail, website hosting, backups and infrastructure-as-a-service. No financial terms were released. Founded in 1995, 3 Peaks has been led by President and CEO Ian Clark. Calligo, a U.K. cloud service provider to the mid-tier enterprise segment, said the deal will expand […]

  • Canadian VC approaches 2016 peak as top Q3 deals draw $572 mln
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-12 at 20:28Canada’s top 10 venture-capital financings in the third quarter won $572 million from investors, up 45 percent from the $395 million that went into the top 10 deals a year earlier. The number is based on PE Hub Canada’s list of the largest deals announced in Q3 2017, supplemented by preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. The list is headed by LeddarTech, which accounted for […]

  • VC-backed Metamaterial Technologies wins $5.4 mln from SDTC
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-12 at 19:00Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has invested about $5.4 million in Metamaterial Technologies Inc (MTI), a Halifax-based smart materials and photonics company. Dr. George Palikaras, founder and CEO of MTI, said the funds raised will help advance the company’s development and commercialization of a light-weight and high-efficiency silicon-based solar cell […]

  • iNovia Capital leads ROSS Intelligence’s $8.7 mln Series A round
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-11 at 22:24ROSS Intelligence, an artificial intelligence company focused on the legal industry, has raised US$8.7 million in a Series A financing, bringing its total funding to US$13 million. The round was led by iNovia Capital. Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, Y Combinator Continuity Fund, Real Ventures, Dentons’ NextLaw Labs and others also invested. Founded in 2015 by CEO Andrew Arruda, […]

  • Brookfield Property leads investment in Honest Buildings: Reuters
    by Reuters News on 2017-10-11 at 21:27Brookfield Property Partners LP, one of the largest commercial real estate companies, said this week it has invested in Honest Buildings, a New York project management startup that compiles data for property owners to make construction projects more efficient, Reuters reported. Brookfield led a group that raised US$13 million for Honest Buildings in the hopes its platform can establish an […]

VC News Daily

  • Zype Announces $4.9M in Series A
    on 2017-10-13 at 13:00NEW YORK, NY, Cloud video distribution service for over-the-top (OTT), announced today a total of $4.9M in funding. […]

  • Visual Vocal Raises $3.6M Seed Funding
    on 2017-10-13 at 13:00SEATTLE, WA, Leading immersive productivity platform for team collaboration, today announces its $3.6 million seed stage financing. […]

  • SecurityScorecard Grabs $27.5M
    on 2017-10-12 at 13:00NEW YORK, NY, SecurityScorecard, the leader in security ratings, announced today it has raised $27.5 million in Series C funding. […]

  • CoverWallet Announces $18.5M Series B
    on 2017-10-12 at 13:00NEW YORK, NY, CoverWallet, the leading business insurance startup, announced today that it closed a $18.5 million Series B funding round. […]

  • Attivo Networks Receives $21M
    on 2017-10-12 at 13:00FREMONT, CA, Attivo Networks, the leader in deception solutions for cybersecurity defense, today announced it has raised $21 million in Series C venture capital funding. […]

TECH.CO Funding

  • Why Are More Startups Going Bankrupt?
    by Larry Alton on 2017-10-09 at 21:00It’s no secret that the vast majority of startups and small businesses eventually fail. The “8 out of 10 businesses fail” within the first 3 years statistic is commonly reported, but false. Still, more than half of businesses don’t make it past 5 years,… […]

  • Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Reaches Annual Cap for 2017
    by Whit Richardson on 2017-10-07 at 18:30The Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit, which provides tax credits to investors to encourage greater investment in Maine startups, has reached its annual cap of $5 million with three months left to go in 2017. The end came quickly. A few weeks ago, there was… […]

  • Too Many Startups Don’t Realize Saving Money Is a Good Thing
    by Adam Rowe on 2017-10-03 at 13:20One bit of counterintuitive advice common to the startup community states that you should always reinvest your earnings immediately, creating a virtuous cycle that will grow your business with that hockey stick growth everyone’s after, and eventually letting you IPO for billions. But a… […]

  • Raising Capital Comes Down to Trusting Your Instincts
    by Heidi Jannenga on 2017-09-28 at 12:30Your startup that was seeded with your own money is really starting to take off. With good business instincts and sound financial management, you’ve bootstrapped your business into a success. Your big idea has transformed into a thriving, rapid-growth company that’s turning a sustainable… […]

  • 6 Ways to Quickly Bootstrap Your Startup
    by Tanvir Zafar on 2017-09-25 at 22:30Ask any startup founder and they are probably thing about money. At the end of the day, it’s hard to know if an external source of income will provide the edge you need to propel your company forward, or if it’ll simply detract from… […]

ImpactAlpha

  • SOCAP’s best-dressed, fighting blindness, entrepreneurship for all, blockchain exuberance
    by ImpactAlpha on 2017-10-14 at 01:25The BriefOct. 13, 2017Photo credit: TIMEGreetings, ImpactAlpha readers!#Featured: ImpactAlpha OriginalHow 17 of the best-dressed people at SOCAP would invest $1 million for impact. Who are the bees and who are the flowers? It was hard to tell at the 10th annual Social Capital Markets conference in San Francisco this week. But SOCAP’s best-dressed were out to pollinate innovative […]

  • First-ever ‘impact rating’ issued for a publicly traded mutual fund
    by Oscar Perry Abello on 2017-10-14 at 00:27Smarter MoneyRatings aim to hold large fund managers accountable for delivering on wide range of impactsImpact investing’s march into the mainstream continues. This week, Community Capital Management’s CRA-Qualified Investment Fund became the first publicly-traded mutual fund to receive a third-party rating for impact .Just as third-party ratings have become essential for […]

  • How 17 of the best-dressed people at SOCAP would invest $1 million for impact
    by Maura Dilley on 2017-10-13 at 23:38#SOCAP17A sample of mission-aligned sartorial splendor on display at the Social Capital Markets conference.Who are the bees and who are the flowers? It was hard to tell at the 10th annual Social Capital Markets conference in San Francisco this week. But SOCAP’s best-dressed were out to pollinate innovative approaches to urgent challenges.With photographer Kelly Pendergrast, co-founder of […]

  • ‘Impact-rated’ mutual fund, Tiedemann acquires Threshold, `impact investing’ turns 10, closing the…
    by ImpactAlpha on 2017-10-13 at 14:37The Brief‘Impact-rated’ mutual fund, Tiedemann acquires Threshold, `impact investing’ turns 10, closing the racial wealth gapOct. 12, 2017Photo credit: Scott WebbGreetings, ImpactAlpha readers!#Featured: ImpactAlpha OriginalFirst ever ‘impact rating’ issued for a publicly traded mutual fund. Just as third-party ratings have become essential for judging […]

  • Present at the Creation: Amit Bouri looking ahead as `impact investing’ turns 10 (podcast)
    by Isaac Silk on 2017-10-13 at 00:08Returns on InvestmentRealizing the ambitious goal of changing the practice of investing itself may take another decade or moreAmit Bouri, GIIN CEO l Photo credit: Development FinanceAmong the big new things introduced in the year 2007 were the iPhone and Airbnb. Amit Bouri, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network, is hoping that in time the year will also mark the beginning of a movement […]

  • The job costs of climate inaction
    by Adrienne Day on 2017-10-12 at 18:232030U.S. seven-year streak in jobs growth ends as Trump administration repeals the Clean Power PlanPhoto by The Climate Reality Project on UnsplashThe Trump administration is moving to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama administration rule designed to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants by about 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.Republicans have long complained […]

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 […]

Andreessen Horowitz

  • Scale, Opportunities, and Tech Winners
    by sonala16z on 2017-10-13 at 19:00[…]

  • a16z Podcast: Platforming the Future
    by htidnam on 2017-10-13 at 01:00In this hallway-style podcast conversation, O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly and a16z partner Benedict Evans discuss how we make sense of the most recent wave of new technologies — technologies that are perhaps more transformative than any we’ve seen before […]

  • a16z Podcast: A New Lab Rises
    by sonala16z on 2017-10-12 at 00:00We’ve already talked quite a bit about the Algorithms, Machines, and People lab at U.C. Berkeley (AMPLab) — all about making sense of big data — so what happens when the entire world moves towards artificial intelligence — […]

  • a16z Podcast: Mindsets for Engineering Biology
    by htidnam on 2017-10-05 at 23:00Head of the largest bioengineering lab in the world, former chairman of the FDA and one of the few recipients of the National Medals of Science and of Technology and Innovation, MIT Professor Bob Langer’s work has spanned multiple fields […]

VCCircle

Various Seed Funding News


Startup Roundup for October 16, 2017

Startup News Roundup For The Day

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


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 […]

TechCrunch Startups

  • The keys to your house belong to startups
    by Joanna Glasner on 2017-10-14 at 18:00 Silicon Valley may be the techiest place on earth, but even here, the way people open the front door hasn’t changed much in a century. Most of us still get in by turning a flat metal key in a lock. Visitors ring doorbells, and we peep at them through peepholes. If we’re out, keyless guests are out of luck. If investors have their way, that status quo will look quite primitive in […]

  • My new favorite Twitter habit is saving me so much heartache
    by Jordan Crook on 2017-10-14 at 17:02 I have a new habit. It quenches a thirst. It soothes a weakened, battered piece of my psyche. It repairs my wounds and unleashes me, more powerful, into my day. It fulfills the saddest, most regrettable pieces of myself. It may also be a habit that you want to pick up. You too may find that this simple step into the breach of social engagement online can make you… Fitter. […]

  • Games developer Supersolid raises $4M Series A round led by Index Ventures
    by Mike Butcher on 2017-10-13 at 17:18 Supersolid, a London-based mobile games developer with more than 50 million downloads under its belt, is best known for the smash hit games like Super Penguins, Adventure Town and Pororo Penguin Run. The company has now raised a $4 million Series A investment round, led by Index Ventures. Read Mor […]

  • Airbnb’s home-hotel hybrid will open in Florida next year
    by Jordan Crook on 2017-10-13 at 16:55 While Airbnb continues to grow its number of hosts and guests, landlords and building owners don’t share the same enthusiasm for the home-sharing platform as Airbnb users. But the company has a plan that gets each party on board with home-sharing: they are collaborating with Newgard Development Group to build a 324-unit building in Kissimmee, FL that will be branded as an Airbnb […]

  • Social commerce startup Meesho gets $3.4M Series A to build a reseller network in India
    by Catherine Shu on 2017-10-13 at 15:46 While most of the attention paid to India’s e-commerce boom focuses on big players like Flipkart, there’s another fast-growing sector: people, mostly women, who resell items on social media. Several startups now exist to serve the so-called “housewife reseller” market. One of them, Y Combinator alum Meesho, announced today that it has raised a $3.4 million Series A […]

  • Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U
    by Jordan Crook on 2017-10-13 at 15:01 Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder who changed the world alongside Steve Jobs, has today announced the launch of Woz U. Woz U will start 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 across the globe. Read Mor […]

  • 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 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 an expensive crew to build your smart contract. CoinLaunch, a project by repeat entrepreneur Reuven Cohen, aims to reduce the complexity of at least one part of the process. Read […]

  • Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce
    by Anthony Ha on 2017-10-12 at 23:57 Omnyway announced today that it has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding. Previously known as OmnyPay, Omnyway has built technology around what it calls “augmented digital commerce” — basically, helping retailers stay connected to consumers through their mobile phone during the in-store shopping process. Read Mor […]

  • In-office medical advertising startup Outcome Health reportedly misled advertisers
    by Matthew Lynley on 2017-10-12 at 19:44 Some employees at Outcome Health, which provides advertising for pharmaceutical companies in screens within doctors’ offices, allegedly misled advertisers by charging them for ad placements on more video screens than the company had installed, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Read Mor […]

  • After raising $16M in funding, CastBox plans to fix podcast discovery
    by Catherine Shu on 2017-10-12 at 16:00 More people than ever are listening to podcasts, but as they soon find out, discovering new ones is a cumbersome process that lacks the serendipity users take for granted in other apps. CastBox wants to fix that by becoming “the YouTube of audio.” Read Mor […]

The Times of Israel

EU-Startups

StartupDelta News

  • Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-12 at 09:28What 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… Continue reading → The post Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT appeared first on StartupDelta. […]

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-12 at 09:18‘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… Continue reading → The post Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth […]

  • MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-09 at 10:01It’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… Continue reading → The post MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment appeared first on StartupDelta. […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-09 at 09:58Amsterdam-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… Continue reading → The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally appeared first on […]

DealStreet Asia Startups

CB Insights

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 […]

South China Morning Post

  • CEO of China oncology start-up BeiGene toils to bring drugs to fruition
    by Sarah Dai on 2017-10-16 at 03:35Hard work has taken a toll on John Oyler, and that is ironic considering he is from the health care industry. The 49-year-old American started BeiGene in 2010 in Beijing, an oncology drug maker with a market cap of about US$4 billion and now a Wall Street darling. Its Nasdaq-listed shares have jumped more than 2.1 times this year, or 84.6 per cent since it unveiled a overseas licensing deal of […]

  • The Hong Kong co-working space that wants to be the ‘Apple store’ of cryptocurrencies
    by Andrew Barclay on 2017-10-16 at 00:00Hong Kong has a new addition to its burgeoning co-working office scene: a space dedicated to the trading of digital currencies that comes complete with bitcoin ATMs and which its founder hopes will become a showcase for virtual money as Apple stores are for iPhones and iPads. Genesis Block, located in the city’s Wan Chai district, also aims to change an impression among the public that […]

  • Li Ka-shing shows strong backing for Hong Kong’s fintech sector with MioTech funding
    by Bien Perez on 2017-10-15 at 05:45Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, has given his strong backing to the city’s fast-growing financial technology start-up sector by investing in MioTech, a specialist provider of artificial intelligence (AI) for investors. Horizons Ventures, Li’s private investment arm, led a US$7 million Series A funding round for MioTech, one of just a few Chinese tech […]

Business Standard Startups

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 […]

Various Startup News

Startup Professionals Musings

  • Romances Are Common At Work, But The Risks Are Great
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-15 at 13:30We all have to communicate and collaborate with other people at work, but most of us start out instinctively trying to maintain an emotional distance from others in the work environment. In fact, most employee training courses recommend the distance if the work relationship crosses management levels, and most management policies strictly forbid fraternizing with the team. Yet the 2017 Office […]

  • 6 Principles For Driving Online Reputation Management
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-14 at 13:30Every startup fears that one angry and unfair customer who can jeopardize the business by a negative post on Ripoff Report, Yelp, or one of the hundreds of other consumer complaint and review sites on the Internet. Most entrepreneurs don’t even know how to keep track of what people are saying about them on the web, much less how to respond or remove it. Web reputation management, both […]

  • 7 New Initiatives To Fearlessly Grow Your Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-13 at 13:30Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it’s never been more critical than it is now, nor more difficult. Every opportunity is global, but so is the competition. Evolving customer expectations and technology are the norm, forcing every company, from startups to large enterprises, to innovate quickly, despite their fear of change, uncertainty, and doubt. As a long-time […]

  • 10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-11 at 13:30Every 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 necessary, but not sufficient for the big win. They think […]

  • 10 Secrets For Getting More Things Done In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-09 at 13:30Every business professional I know faces the challenge of getting more things done on time, and getting the right things done. They all dream of working less, and accomplishing more. Yet I see that most are their own worst enemies. They seem to all fall victim to a common set of mistaken priorities and well-meaning distractions that keep them from exceeding their own objectives. For example, I […]

  • 8 Weak Change Signals That Can Have Explosive Impact
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-08 at 13:30When 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 be cultural, like the increasing need to be social, spawning Facebook and a hundred others, or technological, […]

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 […]

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Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 16, 2017

Entrepreneurship News Roundup For The Day, Curated From Sources Around The Web

News on startup entrepreneurship, found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


Y Combinator

  • Content Marketing Tips from Experts at First Round Capital and Andreessen Horowitz
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-13 at 12:00Camille Ricketts is the Head of Content and Marketing at First Round Capital. Sonal Chokshi runs the editorial team (part of the marketing operation) at a16z. […]

  • The Hidden Forces Behind Toutiao: China’s Content King
    by Anu Hariharan on 2017-10-12 at 15:33Toutiao, one of the flagship products of Bytedance, may be the largest app you’ve never heard of–it’s like every news feed you read, YouTube, and TechMeme in one. Without any explicit user inputs, social graph, or product purchase history to rely on, Toutiao offers a personalized, high quality-content feed for each user that is powered by machine and deep learning algorithms. […]

  • Mr. Robot’s Co-Producer and Writer – Kor Adana
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-11 at 15:00Kor Adana is a writer and co-producer on Mr. Robot. He started hacking in his teens and later went to school for CS. All the while he was hoping to become a writer for TV. Eventually he left a career in engineering, worked on a few projects, and then met Sam Esmail, the creator of Mr. Robot. He’s been working on the show ever since. Mr. Robot season three premieres tonight on USA. […]

  • YC Application Advice from African Startups
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-09 at 13:13Over 250 people attended the YC Lagos Meetup at Paystack HQ. Guests stayed for over five hours to hear eight Nigerian and Ghanaian alum share their stories. Here’s their advice for companies interested in applying to YC. […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • Techstars Music Accelerator Adds Three Member Companies for 2018
    by Bob Moczydlowsky on 2017-10-10 at 15:25Concord Music, RecoChoku and Royalty Exchange join Warner Music Group, Harmonix Music Systems, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, and Sony Music in supporting startups building new solutions for the music business A big part of the Techstars Music Accelerator strategy is our deep cooperation with the global music business. We believe […]

  • 7 Lessons Learned from Techstars
    by Aldrich Huang on 2017-10-09 at 13:00We were very lucky to be given a place in Techstars in October 2015. Starting from November, we embarked on our three-and-half-month journey to the accelerator. I hope to share what I learned from Techstars so that other teams from Taiwan and Asia could better understand what Techstars is like. Here were the seven lessons […]

  • Techstars and Netcapital Form Strategic Partnership
    by David Brown on 2017-10-06 at 13:00We are excited to announce our strategic partnership with Netcapital, a leading internet funding portal, which will allow Techstars to offer more capital to our entrepreneurs and more investment opportunities to our network. Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through this partnership, we are helping knock down barriers to capital formation, which […]

  • My Next Adventure! Managing Director for Techstars Dubai
    by Vijay Tirathrai on 2017-10-05 at 16:00Anyone who knows me will tell you I love a new challenge – fresh out of my role as CEO at the Entrepreneurs Organization, I’m joining Techstars as the managing director for the Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO. Here are the reasons why I decided to uproot my life in Washington D.C. to […]

  • 7 Blog Posts That Will Change the Way You Think About Product Roadmaps
    by Sofia Quintero on 2017-10-04 at 13:00Product roadmaps are common fixtures in most industries and every bit as common as business plans. Every business has its unique take on the process and many try to establish their roadmap as a virtual competitive advantage. Unfortunately, most fall into the same category as your average business plan — a pile of hopes with subheadings. Here, […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • Romances Are Common At Work, But The Risks Are Great
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-15 at 13:30We all have to communicate and collaborate with other people at work, but most of us start out instinctively trying to maintain an emotional distance from others in the work environment. In fact, most employee training courses recommend the distance if the work relationship crosses management levels, and most management policies strictly forbid fraternizing with the team. Yet the 2017 Office […]

  • 6 Principles For Driving Online Reputation Management
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-14 at 13:30Every startup fears that one angry and unfair customer who can jeopardize the business by a negative post on Ripoff Report, Yelp, or one of the hundreds of other consumer complaint and review sites on the Internet. Most entrepreneurs don’t even know how to keep track of what people are saying about them on the web, much less how to respond or remove it. Web reputation management, both […]

  • 7 New Initiatives To Fearlessly Grow Your Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-13 at 13:30Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it’s never been more critical than it is now, nor more difficult. Every opportunity is global, but so is the competition. Evolving customer expectations and technology are the norm, forcing every company, from startups to large enterprises, to innovate quickly, despite their fear of change, uncertainty, and doubt. As a long-time […]

  • 10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-11 at 13:30Every 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 necessary, but not sufficient for the big win. They think […]

  • 10 Secrets For Getting More Things Done In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-09 at 13:30Every business professional I know faces the challenge of getting more things done on time, and getting the right things done. They all dream of working less, and accomplishing more. Yet I see that most are their own worst enemies. They seem to all fall victim to a common set of mistaken priorities and well-meaning distractions that keep them from exceeding their own objectives. For example, I […]

  • 8 Weak Change Signals That Can Have Explosive Impact
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-08 at 13:30When 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 be cultural, like the increasing need to be social, spawning Facebook and a hundred others, or technological, […]

Ventureburn

  • SA analytics startup Syenap honoured by CIOReview magazine top-20 listing
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-16 at 11:36SA startup Syenap, which provides data analytics to improve customer experience management, has been selected by global magazine CIOReview as one of 20 most promising CEM solution providers of 2017. In a press release, Syenap CEO Elad Segev (pictured above with CIO Kerry Nel) said the recognition by the internationally respected publication is a proud achievement for the […]

  • SA shopping community SnapnSave reports R40m in sales to brand partners
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-16 at 10:57SnapnSave, which claims to be South Africa’s number one cashback coupon app, has reached a milestone having delivered over R40-million in retail sales, 50 million impressions and seven million engagements for brand partners including Reckitt Benckiser, Tiger Brands, Nestle and SAB. In a press release earlier this month the SA company said it expects these numbers to treble in […]

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [16/10/2017]
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-16 at 09:19Looking to get into the South African startup scene or catch up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier. This article is part of a weekly series that […]

  • Q&A: Wala CEO on tackling financial exclusion in emerging markets
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-13 at 14:24Imagine life without access to crucial financial services, the convenience of having a bank account, the means to save towards a goal or put away money for a rainy day, or even the ability to send money to loved ones quickly and securely in emergencies. This is a reality for billions of people living in developing and under-developed regions around the world. Enter Wala, a Cape Town-based fintech […]

  • Here are the winners of the 2017 MTN Business App Of The Year Awards
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-13 at 12:15The sixth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards was held last night in Johannesburg. Although the overall winner for the night was Shyft, a Standard Bank project, a few startups managed to grab some accolades, including Hey Jude, OrderIn, EcoSlips and IntergreatMe. On-demand delivery platform Zulzi was also crowned South Africa’s favourite app after it got 48 000 votes, […]

  • Kenyan startup Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-13 at 06:25Nairobi-based logistics platform Lori Systems won the inaugural edition of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa which was held in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. The Kenyan startup came first in the productivity and utility category and was selected as the Best of Show winner after pitching against 15 other startups to win a $25 000 prize. Lori Systems will also get an […]

  • Hi5, from side-project to servicing 1700 companies across five countries
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-12 at 12:13Hi5, a cloud-based platform that allows employees to rate each other, was initially a side-project that Gary Willmott started in 2015 after he noticed the complexity of HR in small businesses. Two years later, Hi5 services around 4500 users from over 1700 companies in Australia, New Zealand, UK, the USA and South Africa. The Hi5 app is available on Android and iOS. It currently has two […]

  • Fintech startup Wala secures equity investment from Newtown Partners
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-12 at 08:44Newtown Partners, a seed-stage venture capital firm founded by Llew Claasen and Vinny Lingham, announced an investment of an undisclosed sum into Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain-enabled fintech platform. In a statement last week, Newtown Partners marketing partner Inge Lok said the investment will help Wala bring about its aim to provide zero-fee financial services which include […]

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Entrepreneur – Latest

Entrepreneur – Starting a Business

One Million by One Million Blog

Hacker Noon

  • Forks, forks everywhere
    by David Lopez on 2017-10-16 at 04:10If you thought Bitcoin forks were over, they are not.Everyone remembers Segwit and Bitcoin Cash, the fork that happened earlier this year in August after a heated debate that lasted years. But these forks aren’t all that’s in store for Bitcoin in 2017. For the rest of this year alone, we will see two events that may cause Bitcoin to fork again:In October 2017Bitcoin […]

  • Scaling Bitcoin: No Bullshit Edition
    by Daniel Staudigel on 2017-10-16 at 03:33Bitcoin isn’t the transformational technology you may have been led to believe.Bitcoin’s breakthrough wasn’t in technology, it was in game theory. The technology underlying BTC, the blockchain, is really just a fancy term for “a shared list of transactions”. Yes, really. What was truly revolutionary about bitcoin was aligning the incentives of miners, users, and […]

  • Coding is Like Writing
    by Ben Stokman on 2017-10-16 at 03:32Note: This is a half-poem half-essay thingWhen you code, you format the characters in such a way that you can understand what you have written — as well as anyone else who will be reading it. When you write, you format your words in such a way that you can understand what you have written — as well as anyone else who will be reading it.Every single choice […]

  • Spec-Driven APIs
    by Steve Konves on 2017-10-16 at 00:13Find, Define, and Enforce Seams in Distributed SystemsFind the SeamsSoftware is expensive. But regardless of how much you spend to get Version One out the door, that cost generally represents only one quarter of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a system. Expect 75% of a project’s cost to come from maintenance after it’s already in production.Costs increases exponentially as […]

  • Gamers Paid for Deep Learning and Self-Driving Cars Research
    by Pavel Surmenok on 2017-10-15 at 23:15NVIDIA BB8 test car. SourceThe gaming industry has a significant impact on deep learning and self-driving cars. GPUs fueled the progress in deep learning, as they enabled training much larger neural networks on large datasets.For about 20 years, GPUs were mostly used by gamers. Every year NVIDIA was pouring billions of dollars into R&D to make better and faster GPUs to support better […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • 3 Signs You’re Taking on More Work Than You Can Handle
    by Susan Guillory on 2017-10-16 at 08:58If you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, you’ve overcommitted and have more work than you can handle. It’s time to step back and recalibrate. You just read: 3 Signs You’re Taking on More Work Than You Can Handle from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, […]

  • How PPC Advertising Can Benefit Your Small Business
    by Dita Sisene on 2017-10-14 at 09:39One of the most prominent tactics for online promotion is PPC advertising. Here are a few benefits you can expect to gain from a successful PPC campaign. You just read: How PPC Advertising Can Benefit Your Small Business from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

  • Visual Cues Your Employees Are Giving That Managers Often Overlook
    by Andy Peters on 2017-10-13 at 09:25Good managers seek visual cues from their employees every day on how things are going. But there may be many disrupting your operations that you don’t see. You just read: Visual Cues Your Employees Are Giving That Managers Often Overlook from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and […]

  • Why Your Startup Needs a Document Management System
    by Sanjay Darji on 2017-10-12 at 09:07A document management system is software which helps you to track, locate, manage and store your company documents. Here are the benefits of this system. You just read: Why Your Startup Needs a Document Management System from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

  • What To Do When Your Twitter Has Been Hacked
    by Princess Jones on 2017-10-11 at 08:47If your Twitter account has been hacked, you have a lot to lose. So, act fast and take back your hacked Twitter account by following this advice. You just read: What To Do When Your Twitter Has Been Hacked from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

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Commodities: Oil & Gas – Featured Headlines


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


16-10-2017


Various PDVSA News

PennEnergy Oil Exploration & Production News

  • Oil and Gas: ExxonMobil expanding New Jersey research and engineering center
    on 2017-10-13 at 23:00ExxonMobil announced today that it has broken ground on the expansion of its research facility in Clinton, N.J., a key center of innovation that supports the company’s broad research and development programs. […]

  • Lebanon bid round draws two bids, one consortium
    on 2017-10-13 at 19:24Despite Lebanon’s intent to award four of five blocks in its inaugural offshore bid round, Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said the round had received two bids to operate the offshore gas blocks, according to the Lebanese local press, The Daily Star. […]

  • US rig count drops again, but drilling growth still seen
    on 2017-10-13 at 18:08The US rig count during the week ended Oct. 13 declined for the eighth time in 11 weeks. But forecasters continued to see growth in both drilling and production in the coming months and years supported in part by steadier crude oil prices. […]

  • Dubai Petroleum contracts two Shelf Drilling jackups
    on 2017-10-13 at 17:58Dubai Petroleum has awarded Shelf Drilling two-year contracts for the jackups Shelf Drilling Tenacious and Shelf Drilling Mentor. […]

  • MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil falls on Henry Hub supply gain
    on 2017-10-13 at 15:06The crude oil contract for November delivery fell 70¢ on the New York market Oct. 12 to settle at $50.60/bbl after the US Energy Information Administration reported oil levels stored at Cushing, Okla., increased by 1.3 million bbl although overall US oil inventories fell. […]

  • Oil and Gas: Tullow awarded four licences in Côte d’Ivoire
    on 2017-10-12 at 23:00Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) is pleased to announce that it has acquired 90% stakes in four onshore blocks in Côte d’Ivoire. Petroci, the national oil company of Côte d’Ivoire, holds the remaining 10%. The four blocks – CI 518, CI519, CI301 and CI302 – cover 5,035 square kilometres and located on the coastline of Côte d’Ivoire mostly to […]

  • Less than one-fifth of GoM oil production remains shut-in, says BSEE
    on 2017-10-12 at 20:30Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are continuing to re-board platforms and rigs following Tropical Storm Nate, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. […]

  • Test equipment: High-Powered Tone Generator & Tone Probe
    on 2017-10-12 at 19:15Test products: Platinum Tools’s ToneMaster and ToneSeeker High-Powered Tone Generator & Tone Probe make easy work of tracing and locating cables and cable ends. &nbs […]

  • Total enters Mexico’s petroleum product retail market
    on 2017-10-12 at 17:20Total SA has entered into an agreement with Gasored, a group of service station owners, to rebrand a network of 250 retail outlets in and around Mexico City under the Total brand. […]

  • Tullow acquires four licenses in Ivory Coast
    on 2017-10-12 at 17:16Tullow Oil PLC has acquired 90% stakes in four onshore blocks in Ivory Coast. State oil company Petroci holds the remaining 10%. The four blocks—CI518, CI519, CI301, and CI302—cover 5,035 sq km on the coast of Ivory Coast, mostly west of Abidjan. […]

Oil & Gas Journal

  • World won’t meet temperature goal just by cutting CO2
    on 2017-10-13 at 21:22Institutions shunning oil and gas ignore problems of feasibility in the management of global average temperature. […]

  • Lebanon bid round draws two bids, one consortium
    on 2017-10-13 at 19:24Despite Lebanon’s intent to award four of five blocks in its inaugural offshore bid round, Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said the round had received two bids to operate the offshore gas blocks, according to the Lebanese local press, The Daily Star. […]

  • Glencore to enter South African refining business
    on 2017-10-13 at 19:06Glencore PLC, Baar, Switzerland, has entered a deal to acquire Chevron Corp.’s majority ownership in Chevron South Africa (Pty.) Ltd., which operates a 110,000-b/d refinery at Milnerton, in Cape Town, South Africa, as well the entirety of Chevon’s interest in downstream assets in Botswana. […]

  • US rig count drops again, but drilling growth still seen
    on 2017-10-13 at 18:08The US rig count during the week ended Oct. 13 declined for the eighth time in 11 weeks. But forecasters continued to see growth in both drilling and production in the coming months and years supported in part by steadier crude oil prices. […]

  • UK outlines spending on electric vehicles
    on 2017-10-13 at 17:56The UK government will spend £1 billion to support adoption of ultralow-emission vehicles (ULEVs) in its campaign to end the sale of new vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. […]

  • Turkey’s Tupras reports explosion at Izmir refinery
    on 2017-10-13 at 16:27Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corp. (Tupras) is investigating an explosion that occurred on Oct. 11 at its 11 million-tonne/year Aliaga refinery in Turkey’s western province of Izmir. […]

World Oil – US Onshore

Various Oil & Gas News

Oilprice.com

  • Chinese EV Boom Could Crash Oil Prices
    by Nick Cunningham on 2017-10-13 at 22:46The rapid adoption of electric vehicles could cause oil prices to fall to $10 per barrel in less than a decade, according to the CEO of Longview Economics. EVs are gaining traction, and although they still only make up a small fraction of the auto market, more and more analysts are starting to buy into the notion that EVs will quickly gain a foothold over the next decade or so, with massive […]

  • What’s Stopping An Oil Price Rally?
    by Irina Slav on 2017-10-13 at 22:46Oil supply disruptions, high OPEC oil cut deal compliance rates, an extra-violent hurricane season, and the threat of new U.S. sanctions against Iran have fed optimism in oil markets over the past couple of months. Yet there’s bad news for bulls: a growing number of experts and industry insiders warn that the lower-for-longer scenario is nowhere near its end. Earlier this week, Deloitte […]

  • China Takes Aim At The Petrodollar
    by Tsvetana Paraskova on 2017-10-13 at 22:46China continues to pursue its ambitious plan to make its currency—the yuan—more international. The world’s top crude oil importer and key oil demand growth driver is now determined to get as many oil exporters as possible on board with accepting yuan payments for their oil.   China is now trying to persuade OPEC’s kingpin and biggest exporter, Saudi Arabia, to start […]

  • Is OPEC Considering Deeper Output Cuts?
    by Ag Metal Miner on 2017-10-13 at 22:46The oil price, as measured by the most traded Brent Crude number, has been relatively stable since the agreement to limit output was implemented last year and excess inventory has been falling, aided by continued robust demand. Bloomberg reports the comments of OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo: “There is a growing consensus that … a rebalancing process is under way. We are […]

  • Who Are The Biggest Buyers Of U.S. Oil?
    by Robert Rapier on 2017-10-13 at 22:45This year the U.S. has averaged more than 900,000 barrels per day (BPD) of crude oil exports while continuing to import an average of 8.1 million BPD. In the previous article, I discussed the reasons the U.S. exports oil, despite the fact that we are still a significant net importer of crude oil. In a nutshell, the quality of the oil that is being exported is often a better […]

  • Trump Just Made Iran A Wildcard
    by Cyril Widdershoven on 2017-10-13 at 22:45American President Donald Trump has officially decertified the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iran deal, while hitting Iranian power players—especially the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)—with a new list of sanctions. Trump’s long-awaited statement on his confrontation with Iran could cause a watershed in the regional power structure of the Middle East. […]

  • With A World Awash In Oil, Kazakhstan Faces Fuel Crisis
    by OilPrice.com on 2017-10-13 at 22:24Kazakhstan, a nation rich in hydrocarbons, is grappling with a gasoline shortage that has enveloped the entire country, including the capital, Astana, and the southern metropolis of Almaty. Portents of a shortage appeared in late September, when Kazakhstani media outlets began reporting that service stations in the north and east of the country were experiencing trouble supplying customers with […]

  • Why U.S. Crude Exports Are Booming
    by Robert Rapier on 2017-10-13 at 22:22In the years leading up to the shale oil boom, crude oil exports from the U.S. were nearly nonexistent. There were two reasons for that. First, following the 1973 OPEC oil embargo, a crude oil export ban had been enacted as part of an energy bill that aimed to mitigate future oil crises. The crude oil export ban restricted crude oil exports from the U.S. to all countries besides Canada. But even […]

  • Canada’s Pipeline Industry Takes Another Hit
    by Nick Cunningham on 2017-10-13 at 22:17Another oil pipeline in Canada bites the dust. TransCanada announced last week that it would scrap its plans to build a 2,800-mile major pipeline that would traverse nearly the entire country, closing off a crucial potential export route for Canada’s oil sands. The $15 billion Energy East pipeline would have carried 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Alberta to Canada’s eastern […]

  • Kobe Steel Scandal Could Rattle Nuclear Industry
    by OilPrice.com on 2017-10-13 at 22:14Japan’s Kobe Steel has joined a rather unfortunate “club”. That club’s membership includes those Japanese companies recently racked by scandal and mismanagement. Kobe’s management admitted that its employees faked quality inspection reports on its steel and other metal products used domestically in automobiles, bullet trains and nuclear power stations. So far, corporate announcements have […]

  • Are Oil Stocks Close To A Breakout?
    by Dan Dicker on 2017-10-13 at 22:10If you’ve got a core energy stock portfolio like me, you’re mostly deployed right now, waiting for the continued re-balancing of the oil market that even the IEA now says will complete in 2018. But, I never tire of trying to find further investments that come up opportunistically. This last week, I thought I perhaps saw one in Apache energy (APA). Now, a few thoughts – first on […]

  • Natural Gas: Fading the Weather
    by Martin Tillier on 2017-10-13 at 22:10Traders have a tendency to become obsessed with news and data. When you sit in a room all day trying to predict the next movement in something that is inherently unpredictable it is only natural to look for solid things that could give you clues. Thus, for stock traders, any economic data, no matter how obscure, is pored over and analyzed. Currency traders do the same with anything said by […]

Oil & Gas 360

Economic Times

HydroCarbon Processing Crude-Oil

  • S.Korea’s SK Energy to import 6.5 MMbbl of US crude for Nov–Jan arrival
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s SK Energy has bought 6.5 MMbbl of US crude to be delivered between November and January, a company spokeswoman said on Monday, as the country’s top oil refiner steps up imports of the competitively priced oil. […]

  • Asia oil buyers turn to US in hunt for cheap supply
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00SINGAPORE/NEW YORK (Reuters) — Asia is set to ramp up crude oil imports from the United States in late 2017 and early next year, with buyers searching out cheap supplies after hurricanes hit US demand for the commodity at a time of rising production in the country. […]

  • Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00LONDON (Reuters) — Oil prices firmed on Friday as bullish news from strong Chinese oil imports to turmoil in the Middle East put Brent on track for a more than 3% weekly gain. […]

  • China Sept crude oil, gas imports jump ahead of winter fuel demand
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s September crude oil imports climbed to the second highest level on record, while natural gas imports rose nearly 5%, official customs data showed on Friday, as the world’s top energy consumer shored up fuel supplies for winter. […]

  • Mercuria: Record US oil exports set to surge further
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00LONDON (Reuters) — Already record US oil exports are set to surge further in the coming month as stored oil in one of the world’s last areas of excess stockpiles pours into global markets, the chief executive of trading house Mercuria, Marco Dunand, said. […]

  • US oil pipeline rivals look to consolidate West Texas projects
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00HOUSTON (Reuters) — As shale oil producers have rushed back into the Permian Basin after a downturn, US pipeline firms have scrambled to plot new pipelines to take all that petroleum from West Texas to refineries, export hubs and petrochemical plants. […]

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide – General Energy News

  • GLOBAL LNG-Bullish streak ends as buyers drop bids on more supply
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-15 at 21:00Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell after six straight weeks of gains as more supply emerged and buyers aggressively revised down bids for December shipments. Spot Asian LNG LNG-AS prices for December delivery fell to $8.90 per million British thermal units (mmBtu), with the bid-offer spread widening as sellers maintained high asking … […]

  • October South Texas gas flows highest since August
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-15 at 21:00Platts Analytics’ Bentek Energy sample flow data from South Texas to Mexico showed the to-date October average hovering around 1.31 Bcf/d, the highest first half month since August, which averaged 1.37 Bcf/d during the tail end of the Mexican summer. The flow increase is driven by higher deliveries from various Tennessee Gas Pipeline meters, as … […]

  • Speculators cut U.S. natgas net longs to lowest since November -CFTC
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-15 at 21:00U.S. natural gas speculators cut their net long positions to their lowest since November as storage continued to hold at near-normal levels for this time of year and with production expected to reach record levels in coming months. Speculators in four major New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) markets reduced their bullish … […]

  • Qatar faces fresh challenges to LNG dominance
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-15 at 21:00One of the big talking points in energy markets is how Qatar will handle the glut of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the era of favorable long-term supply contracts comes to a juddering halt. When Qatar came to prominence as the world’s largest LNG exporter in the early 2000s via a series of mega investments … […]

  • Constitution natgas pipe could enter service by first half 2019
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-15 at 21:00Constitution Pipeline said that its natural gas pipe from Pennsylvania to New York could enter service as early as the first half of 2019 if it gets the necessary regulatory approvals. On Wednesday, Constitution asked the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to overturn New York’s denial of a required water permit that would allow … […]

  • U.S. oil pipeline rivals look to consolidate West Texas projects
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-15 at 21:00As shale oil producers have rushed back into the Permian Basin after a downturn, U.S. pipeline firms have scrambled to plot new pipelines to take all that petroleum from West Texas to refineries, export hubs and petrochemical plants. But operators with plans for up to 20 new lines are now selling stakes in some of … […]

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide – Oil & Companies News

  • Oil rises as fighting escalates in Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-16 at 09:00Oil markets jumped on Monday as Iraqi forced entered the oil city of Kirkuk, taking territory from Kurdish fighters and raising concerns over exports from OPEC’s second-largest producer. Iraq launched the operation in the multi-ethnic region on Sunday as the crisis between Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) escalated. Tensions have been building since … […]

  • Higher Oil Prices May Not Be So Temporary
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-16 at 09:00Oil prices have been subject to big swings this year. Since June, though, fundamental demand factors have been supportive, and with global economic growth firming, the outlook for oil is bright. The significant — and surprising — midyear crude oil price selloff was triggered at the beginning of June by China’s Caixin PMI for May, … […]

  • Top global trading houses see range-bound, stable oil price
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-16 at 09:00A rebalancing of the global oil market is under way helped by supply curbs led by OPEC, although the chance of big further gains in prices looks unlikely in the next year or so as tighter supply may not last, top trading firms told Reuters. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other countries … […]

  • Opec likely to extend cuts due to higher output from non-Opec: QNB report
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-16 at 09:00Oil prices have hovered around their highest levels of the year over the past few weeks, reaching a two-year high of $59 per barrel in late September. The bullish sentiment in the market reflects four major developments: higher global demand, the rising likelihood that OPEC will extend its production cuts until the end of 2018, … […]

  • Russia is prepared for $40 oil, finance minister says
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-16 at 09:00Russia has accounted for oil at $40 a barrel in its budget, the country’s finance minister Anton Siluanov told CNBC in a TV interview. Brent crude was trading above $57 on Friday, but the Russian minister said that the budget has taken into account price fluctuations. “In order to minimize price fluctuations on foreign markets … […]

  • It is fairly smooth sailing for oil markets now
    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-16 at 09:00The oil market continues to get support from both expected and unexpected quarters. Yet the price level is stubbornly in a range previously forecast for some time now. Since the beginning of October, prices of Brent, WTI and the Opec Basket have been hovering around $56 (Dh206), $50 and $54 a barrel respectively. Prices of … […]

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The Barrel

  • Back from the brink: Europe’s oil economy
    by Nick Coleman on 2017-10-16 at 07:36Europe has long been assumed to play a declining role in the world of oil, a reflection of political and economic stagnation, dwindling North Sea production and efforts to banish fossil fuels. But a run of strong oil consumption statistics together with stable North Sea production suggest a more buoyant picture for the region’s hydrocarbon […] The post Back from the brink: […]

  • NEAT index shines spotlight on volatile seaborne thermal coal market for Japan, S Korea, Taiwan
    by Michael Cooper on 2017-10-13 at 10:23Nearly 10 months on from its launch in January 2017 the North East Asia Thermal coal index, or NEAT daily price index for short, continues to go from strength to strength, bringing increasing transparency to spot prices in the Japan, South Korea and Taiwan markets. Spot pricing is becoming increasingly important in the Japanese thermal […] The post NEAT index shines spotlight on volatile […]

  • FLNG forges ahead in Africa
    by Neil Ford on 2017-10-12 at 05:01Global LNG supply is set to race ahead of demand, but floating LNG projects are forging ahead, and they are doing so in Africa, backed in part by China. The continent’s first FLNG vessel has been completed and is due to reach Cameroonian waters in November. The Hilli Episeyo has been built by Singapore’s Keppel […] The post FLNG forges ahead in Africa appeared first on The […]

  • Crude storage costs fall as WTI curve flattens: In the LOOP
    by Mary Hogan on 2017-10-10 at 05:01The price of front-month sour crude oil storage at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port fell 5 cents/b month on month even as imports to the US Gulf Coast increased over the same period to pre-Harvey levels. Matrix Markets hosts, on behalf of LOOP, a monthly auction in which the oil terminal sells the right but […] The post Crude storage costs fall as WTI curve flattens: In the LOOP appeared […]

  • Despite draft Nuclear Safeguards Bill, UK struggles with impending ‘Brexatom’
    by Oliver Adelman on 2017-10-10 at 00:01Despite a draft Nuclear Safeguards Bill that will go some way towards addressing the new licensing requirements for nuclear fuel, equipment and radioactive material after Brexatom – as the UK’s departure from the European Atomic Energy Community has come to be known – the UK is nonetheless struggling to find a successor arrangement to the […] The post Despite draft […]

  • Russia’s Rosneft goes big into natural gas
    by Rosemary Griffin on 2017-10-09 at 05:39Rosneft has recently inked a number of deals which could facilitate the company’s ambitions to develop international gas trading and export operations, the latest stage in a long-running attempt to become a major gas player and access the lucrative export market. Rosneft initially announced plans for a significant ramp up of gas output in 2013, […] The post Russia’s Rosneft […]

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  • Six steps to reduce capex through value engineering
    by Tim Haïdar on 2017-10-16 at 14:24Value engineering can be defined as a systematic and organised approach to provide the necessary functions in a project at the lowest cost. Based on a methodology developed by Lawrence Miles of General Electric during the material shortages of World War II, value engineering is used to solv […]

  • Five ways IT is changing the future of oil and gas
    by Anand Laxshmivarahan on 2017-10-16 at 14:24Being part of the IT industry that’s enabling digital transformation makes one thing abundantly clear ­– industries and business models are going to be disrupted unimaginably.However, being so close to this industry also means that one might be blinded to how the IT industry itself will b […]

  • The oil and gas sector needs to diversify if it wants to prosper
    by Jerad Ford on 2017-10-16 at 14:24One does not have to look far to see signs that the oil and gas industry has a bumpy road ahead. Demand might stay high for decades, but given the dizzying pace of technological change, who would bet on that?Take the recent pledges by India, France, Britain, and China to phase out petrol and dies […]

  • A four-step plan for data excellence
    by John Woodhouse on 2017-10-16 at 14:24Using the SALVO process, we can identify four methods that asset-heavy organisations should employ in order to reach a goal of optimal data identification and usage.Step 1 “Identify problems and improvement opportunities” spells out the business impact criteria for which assets need what attention […]

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IPO Roundup for October 13, 2017

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  • 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. […]

  • BAWAG looks to raise up to 2.1 billion euros in Austria’s largest IPO​: Reuters

    by Reuters News on 2017-10-11 at 14:28BAWAG [CCMLPB.UL], the Austrian bank majority-owned by U.S. private equity group Cerberus Capital Management [CBS.UL], plans to raise up to 2.1 billion euros ($2.59 billion) in its initial public offering, which would be the biggest IPO in Austria’s history, Reuters reported. […]

  • Meal box firm HelloFresh puts $1.8 billion flotation on menu: Reuters

    by Reuters News on 2017-10-10 at 14:53HelloFresh plans a flotation that could value the German meal kit delivery group at up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion), testing investor appetite after a sharp decline in shares in U.S. rival Blue Apron (APRN.N), Reuters reported. […]

  • Ready meals firm Bakkavor prepares for London listing: Reuters

    by Reuters News on 2017-10-10 at 14:49Ready meals supplier Bakkavor said on Tuesday that it 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 ($1.97 billion). […]

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 […]

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  • 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. […]

  • Investors come running as GIC Re hits market with $1.7bn IPO

    on 2017-10-12 at 12:30General Insurance Corp looks set to close the largest Indian IPO in seven years, after offering investors a whopping Rp113.7bn ($1.7bn) deal — and managing to cover 75% of the book on the first day. That was a rare show of early demand for an Indian listing, but the deal was simply too big to ignore, said local bankers. Jonathan Breen reports. […]

  • Asian trio fire up NYSE, Nasdaq as investors pile in

    on 2017-10-12 at 11:15A trio of Asian firms listing in the US have received stellar responses to their IPOs, with Qudian, Rise Education and Sea all getting the thumbs-up from investors. […]

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Roundup for October 13, 2017

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  • Bitcoin booms to over 5000 dollars
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-13 at 06:08The controversial crypto-currency Bitcoin hit a new record high of above 5000 dollars on Thursday, making it four times more expensive than an ounce of gold. If #Bitcoin hits $5,500 by tomorrow… I will send 1 BTC to EVERYONE that RETWEETS and LIKES this -Warren— Warren Buffett (@ORACLEofETH) October 12, 2017 At the start of [… […]

  • Could Selling Data Spell Legal Trouble on Wall Street?
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-13 at 05:02The investment landscape is changing rapidly and asset managers are finding themselves in an arms race for new forms of alternative data. Everything from mobile phone location data to internet of things (IoT) data about crop yields, are being scraped, sanitized, packaged and sold on to investment managers looking for an edge when making decisions. [… […]

  • Time to invest? Bitcoin tops the $5,000 mark
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-13 at 04:08It’s been called a “fraud” and a “folly” by the financial establishment and prestigious economists alike. Those who trade in the hot cryptocurrency have been labelled “stupid” by one of banking’s biggest captains of industry. But despite all the trash talk, Bitcoin just passed yet another record high-water mark. RELATED: Bitcoin — Bubble mania […]

  • Equifax says code on its website ‘was serving malicious content’
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-13 at 03:00WASHINGTON — Equifax Inc. took part of its website offline Thursday after code on the site redirected users to a malicious URL urging them to download malware. Also Thursday, a top Republican congressman introduced a bill that would stop credit reporting companies such as Equifax from using Social Security numbers to verify Americans’ identities. The [… […]

  • Equifax reports it might have been hacked, again
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-13 at 02:00Equifax is investigating another possible cyberbreach, according to media reports. CNBC reported the consumer credit reporting company said the problem is in its credit report assistance link on its website, and the page has been removed. “We are aware of the situation,” a spokesman said. “Our IT and Security teams are looking into this matter, [… […]

NEWS BTC

  • DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis October 13 2017
    by Christopher Lewis on 2017-10-13 at 06:18Hello and welcome to News BTC’s Market Outlook October 13. DASH/USD DASH fell slightly during the day on Thursday, as we continue to bounce around the $295 region. I think that the $300 level above will continue to offer resistance, but if we can break above there, the market should continue to go towards the … Continue reading DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis October 13 2017 […]

  • ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis October 13 2017
    by Christopher Lewis on 2017-10-13 at 06:13Hello and welcome to News BTC’s Market Outlook October 13. ETH/USD Ethereum rallied during the day on Thursday, reaching towards the $308 level, but then pulled back towards the $302 level to find support. The 20 SMA has offered support, and it looks as if we are going to continue to grind towards the $314 … Continue reading ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis October 13 2017 The […]

  • BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis October 13 2017
    by Christopher Lewis on 2017-10-13 at 06:09Hello and welcome to News BTC’s Market Outlook October 13. BTC/USD Bitcoin rallied significantly during the day against the US dollar on Thursday. We reached towards the $5200 level, getting a bit overextended. A pullback at this point would be a nice buying opportunity, as we certainly have a lot of buying pressure underneath. However, … Continue reading BTC/USD and BTC/JPY […]

  • Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – ETC/USD to Test $11.00
    by Aayush Jindal on 2017-10-13 at 05:58Key Highlights Ethereum classic price is back in the bearish zone below $12.00 against the US Dollar. The ETC/USD pair is about to break a contracting triangle support at $11.50 on the hourly chart (Data feed via Kraken). The pair might continue to decline and could even test the $11.10-11.00 area. Ethereum classic price is … Continue reading Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis […]

  • How ICO Concept is Revolutionizing the Investment Ecosystem
    by Guest Author on 2017-10-13 at 05:12Events from China are taking a significant toll on the cryptocurrency market. This began with the ban on ICOs that involved citizens and residents in the Asian country. Prior to this time, many companies have adopted the unregulated and decentralized system as a preferred means of crowdfunding over the traditional IPOs and other methods. The … Continue reading How ICO Concept is […]

Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network

  • The Ether Review #75?’??'”?’?Streamr, Completing the Data Services Trifecta
    on 2017-10-11 at 19:22Current solutions for decentralized data processing like Golem or Truebit provide part of a data services solution. Storj, Filecoin, Sia, and others offer storage solutions.Streamer tokenizes the value in streams of Data. Using the same interface for both data delivery and payment, Streamr hopes to create a two sided market for data. This rounds out the basic data services portfolio, operating […]

  • #204 Ben Bollen & Jason Goldberg: Simple Token – Bringing Tokens to Mainstream Consumer Applications
    on 2017-10-11 at 12:33As the ICO boom continues to drive funding and interest in cryptocurrencies, mainstream consumer applications are increasingly looking towards tokenization. One of these was social network Pepo, founded by veteran entrepreneur and previous founder of fab.com Jason Goldberg. Faced with the difficulties of integrating blockchain, they decided to start Simple Token – a company focused on building […]

  • The Ether Review #74 ?'”An Emerging Capital Market
    on 2017-10-09 at 22:33Element Group is a full service investment bank for the crypto-token markets.Stan Miroshnik has a background in traditional finance. After watching the crypto-markets form, Stan and his colleagues began working to understand these new markets and build a traditional finance business to serve the space.We discuss the maturity of the companies using the token launch fundraising mechanism, and those […]

  • Bitcoins & Gravy EP #97.1 Christopher Columbus Exposed!
    on 2017-10-09 at 16:53In this episode, to celebrate Columbus Day in grand fashion, I reveal the true Christopher Columbus – the world famous mariner, explorer, Murderer, Rapist and Slave master. We?’?ll dig a bit deeper than our public school history books ever did, in order to find out the truth about how the Spanish explorers were some of the true early terrorists in the Americas. […]

  • The Crypto Show: Paul Snow Bitcoin Drama x 63,000,000 & The 3rd Annual Texas Bitcoin Conference
    on 2017-10-09 at 06:09On tonight’s episode of “The Crypto Show,” Chief Architect at Factom, Inc., and CEO of the Factom Foundation Paul Snow joins us to discuss the 3rd Annual Texas Bitcoin Conference, recent developments at Factom, ICOs and coins, and the ongoing “Bitcoin Drama,” as well as the Austin Bitcoin meetup. Great show!http://TexasBitcoinConference.com coupon code: crypto Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare […]

Bitcoin Magazine

  • Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Rally Shows Strength for Continued Growth
    by Bitcoin Schmitcoin on 2017-10-12 at 22:09Today, bitcoin reached a new all time high as it rose by $500 in just a few short hours. At the time of this article, bitcoin is sitting in the $5300s as it looks ready, once again, to spring for a new all time high:Figure 1: BTC-USD, 4-Hour Candles, GDAX, Macro TrendOn a macro level, BTC is showing signs of upward strength as the RSI and MACD are showing bullish strength. There are no clear […]

  • Op Ed: European Blockchain Business is Booming, Even Among Regulatory Concerns
    by David Henderson on 2017-10-12 at 19:46As cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream, governments worldwide are exploring methods for regulating blockchain projects and their methods of funding. While China and South Korea have recently cracked down on ICOs and cryptocurrency exchanges, some nations in the European Economic Area (EEA) have become among the world’s most progressive in embracing this nascent […]

  • Bitcoin Gold Is About to Trial an ASIC-Resistant Bitcoin Fork
    by Aaron van Wirdum on 2017-10-11 at 18:20It’s forking season.After Bitcoin Cash (Bcash) forked from the Bitcoin blockchain to create a new cryptocurrency (BCH), and ahead of the SegWit2X fork that may do the same thing, a third Bitcoin fork is in the making: Bitcoin Gold (Bgold; BTG). But where Bcash and SegWit2X are scaling-related forks — both mainly increase Bitcoin’s block size limit — Bgold wants to […]

  • Op Ed: Is There a Future for Banking in a Cryptocurrency-Dominated World?
    by Jeffrey Tucker on 2017-10-11 at 13:42What is the future of banking, central banking and financial intermediation in a world in which cryptocurrency is dominant? Let’s speculate a bit, with the proviso that no one can fully anticipate how these markets will evolve.We can find hints in the speech by IMF head Christine Lagarde at a Bank of England conference in September 2017. She dropped some words that likely sent some chills […]

  • Hyperledger and Linux to Offer a Massive Open Online Blockchain Course
    by Jessie Willms on 2017-10-10 at 19:35Hyperledger, the international blockchain collaboration of corporate giants and young startups in partnership with the Linux Foundation, is launching a new free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to meet the rapidly accelerating worldwide demand for blockchain education.The pace at which the “red hot” blockchain technology market is evolving and increasing in popularity makes it […]

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The Merkel

  • Centra Tech Joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
    by Guest on 2017-10-13 at 02:13September 20, 2017: Miami, Florida – The team behind the Centra Tech blockchain debit card is proud to announce that they have joined other visionary companies such as Mastercard and Cisco as full members of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). Centra Tech is the first cryptocurrency debit card to be listed with the Alliance. The EEA is a not for profit consortium of Fortune 500 […]

  • UQUID ICO Launches October 2 – Early Birds Save 20%
    by Guest on 2017-10-12 at 16:30UQUID, the all-in-one solution for earning, saving, and spending cryptocurrencies, is giving crypto enthusiasts something to look forward to on Monday with the launch of their highly anticipated ICO. […]

  • eLTC Is Another Useless ERC20 Token Issued on the Ethereum Blockchain
    by JP Buntinx on 2017-10-12 at 16:00We have seen a lot of new ERC20 tokens come to market over the past few months. Most of these tokens were created as a result of the growing number of cryptocurrency ICOs. In some cases, it appears tokens were created solely as a money grab. While people are still trying to wrap their heads around eBTC, it seems we now have eLTC as well. Its purpose has yet to be determined, mind […]

  • 4 Misconceptions Cleared up by the Bitcoin Gold Team
    by JP Buntinx on 2017-10-12 at 14:00The Bitcoin Gold hard fork has caused a lot of confusion and controversy over the past few weeks. Considering that this will be yet another airdrop issued to Bitcoin holders, a lot of people will be looking to claim their free BTG balances first and foremost. However, the Bitcoin Gold team recently took it upon themselves to clear up some of the misconceptions about their […]

Bitcoinist

  • Real Deal – Russian Wood for Cryptocurrency
    by Bitcoinist.net on 2017-10-13 at 05:30DAO LSC  investments fund prolonged pre-ICO of Lescoin token which is secured by wood stock. 1 Lescoin is equivalent 1 cubic meter of wood. [Note: This is a press release.] The Pre-ICO will close on November, 10. The main ICO will take place in November-December 2017. After the crowdsale, the Lescoin owners can either get the wood or receive the dividends from selling lumber to China. 1 […]

  • Dutch Man Gambles on Bitcoin by Selling Everything His Family Owns
    by Jeff Francis on 2017-10-13 at 01:31A man from the Netherlands is betting that the value of Bitcoin will multiply in the upcoming years, and he has sold everything his family owns to make that bet. A lot of people are betting on Bitcoin becoming even more accepted and entrenched in the marketplace, even global financial institutions like Goldman Sachs. However, one man in the Netherlands is really going out on a limb on the […]

  • Asset Management Platform Rilcoin Announces Upcoming ICO
    by Bitcoinist.net on 2017-10-12 at 19:28The Rilcoin asset management platform announced their upcoming ICO, which will begin on October 15th. [Note: This is a press release.] Rilcoin has declared that its Initial Coin Offering campaign will begin on October 15th. The company’s goal is to redefine the crypto investment platform by building an industry that can broaden the applications of blockchain technology to the maximum […]

  • Nordic Law Firm Begin Accepting Bitcoin Payments For Legal Services
    by Matthew Tompkins on 2017-10-12 at 17:45Nordic Law, a Finland-based law firm today announced that they will begin accepting Bitcoin payments, citing client interest and adapting to new business environments as the reason for the move. Nordic Law, a Helsinki, Finland based law firm specializing in business and tax law, made the announcement today on both Twitter and their company website that they are now accepting Bitcoin as a method […]

Fintech Schweiz – Bitcoin & Blockchain

  • Ethereum Gets Its First Exchange Traded Product
    by Fintechnews Switzerland on 2017-10-11 at 07:50Investors seeking exposure to the price movement of ether, the native token of the Ethereum platform, just got a new, but familiar option: two Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) which track The post Ethereum Gets Its First Exchange Traded Product appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

  • Leonteq Launches Swiss Tracker Certificates on Bitcoin
    by Fintechnews Switzerland on 2017-10-09 at 11:41Swiss fintech firm Leonteq launched last week tracker certificates on bitcoin in CHF, EUR and USD. The new suite of exchange-traded notes tracking bitcoin is targeted at investors seeking to The post Leonteq Launches Swiss Tracker Certificates on Bitcoin appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

  • «The Blockchain Folk Theorem» Wins SFI Outstanding Paper Award 2017
    by Fintechnews Switzerland on 2017-10-06 at 09:10At Swiss Finance Institute’s Annual Meeting held in Zurich on 4 October 2017, the SFI College of chairs has nominated Professor Bruno Biais, Toulouse School of Economics, Professor Christophe Bisière, The post «The Blockchain Folk Theorem» Wins SFI Outstanding Paper Award 2017 appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

CoinPedia

  • The Coinbase Bitcoin Exchange opens the door to day trading
    by Sara Noah on 2017-10-13 at 06:40The digital world is likely to intensify as Coinbase Bitcoin Exchange announced on Thursday that customers will be able to buy bitcoin and other 2 currencies instantly from US bank accounts. This is noteworthy because till date customers had to wait for several days to receive their digital currency. Here’s the official announcement: “We are … Read Article Read More The post […]

  • Is china planning of state-run cryptocurrency
    by Tabassum M on 2017-10-13 at 06:38Since the ban announcement, China’s presence on crypto market is incessantly existing with one or other notes by investors/analyst. Government officially stated “Beijing’s announcement of creating its own state-run cryptocurrency. Read also: Local cryptocurrency in Dubai State-run cryptocurrency of China – The official call Back in June, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) […]

  • Bitcoin smashed via $5100 to hit all new record
    by Kerin on 2017-10-12 at 11:16According to CoinMarketCap, on Thursday, the price of Bitcoin hits all time high of $5185.73. It hits all new records with rising investor interest causing a rally for the cryptocurrency price. However, it has shrugged off much of the negative news from regulators overall bitcoin. Recently, Chinese regulators banned cryptocurrency exchanges and even the government … Read Article Read […]

  • Toss payment app to add Bitcoin transactions: South Korea
    by Elena R on 2017-10-12 at 09:11South Korea is known as the most wired country on earth. It also has the highest smartphone usage in the world. With the main intentions and focus towards international trade, domestic payment systems ironically protected. Mr. Lee’s company, Viva Republica, creates mobile application known as Toss. Mr. Lee continues, “Before Toss, users required five passwords … Read Article […]

  • Paying citizenship with Bitcoin in small pacific island
    by Tabassum M on 2017-10-12 at 06:56Bitcoin being introduce by many businesses as a means of payment has now unlock the ways for citizenship. The small pacific island will allow you paying citizenship via Bitcoin. Vanuatu information center The Vanuatu information center has announced bitcoin payment. And assures that accepting bitcoin as a fee for citizenship is the secures approval from … Read Article Read More The post […]

  • Following Dash, SmartCash implements Community Governance system
    by Sara Noah on 2017-10-12 at 06:16SmartCash is also known as privacy-centered altcoin. Recently, it has announced the implementation of a community Governance system. The SmartCash team approaches the development which will deepen decentralization in the ecosystem. In an interview, Jeremy Maus, also known as Solarmminer, describes the importance of his community’s inventiveness that has been named SmartHive. According to […]

The Distributed Ledger

  • Building a Framework for Privacy DApps
    on 2017-10-10 at 17:10Particl has become known in the cryptocurrency world for building a blockchain based ecommerce platform Yet Particl s vision is not limited to enabling users to buy and sell products using BTC PART or other cryptocurrencies Particl is also creating an all purpos […]

  • Can Blockchains Clean Up Advertising Quality?
    on 2017-10-10 at 16:11Blockchain technology is great at transforming entrenched inefficient business models It isn t every day that you see it disrupting a disruptor though But that is already happening in some aspects of the advertising industry particularly in quality assuranc […]

  • Goldman Sachs Considering Bitcoin Trading Operation, Bullish on Distributed Ledger Technology
    on 2017-10-09 at 18:52Last month JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told an investor conference in New York that Bitcoin won t end well because it s a fraud and worse than tulip bulbs Bloomberg reported Dimon said he would fire any employee trading bitcoin for being […]

  • R3 and TradeIX Develop Blockchain Solution for Open Account Trade Finance
    on 2017-10-05 at 18:48R3 and TradeIX are developing an end to end open account trade finance business network with the collaboration of twelve high profile financial institutions Bangkok Bank Barclays BBVA Bladex BNP Paribas Commerzbank CTBC Bank ING Intesa Sanpaolo Shinhan Bank Royal Bank […]

  • University of Surrey Picks Distributed Ledger Technology To Manage Biometric Data
    on 2017-10-03 at 20:54For the last several years a major topic in technology has been about how to harness the exponentially greater amount of data we have access to thanks to the internet One consistently discussed concept linking health business and technology is finding a way to captur […]


Venture Capital Roundup for October 13, 2017

Venture Capital News Roundup For The Day

News on venture capital, funding and startups found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


Various VC News

FinSMEs

  • 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 […]

DealStreet Asia VC

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 […]

Alley Watch

  • 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 […]

PE Hub VC (US)

  • XL Hybrids grabs $22 mln Series D
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-12 at 20:07Boston-based XL Hybrids Inc, a provider of connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has raised $22 million in Series D funding. The investors included Constellation Technology Ventures and IKEA Group. […]

  • Abingworth backs VirionHealth
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-12 at 17:03UK-based VirionHealth Ltd, a developer of new treatments for respiratory viral infections, has raised up to 13 million pounds in Series A funding. The backer was Abingworth. […]

  • HomeToGo rakes in Series C
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-12 at 17:01Berlin-based HomeToGo, a metasearch engine for vacation rentals, has secured an undisclosed amount of Series C funding. Insight Venture Partners led the round with participation from Acton Capital Partners, DN Capital and Global Founders Capital. […]

  • VY Esports garners seed funding
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-12 at 16:26Santa Monica, California-based VY Esports, a content and services platform “that bridges the gap between esports and brands,” has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding. Raine Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Courtside Ventures and Elysian Park Ventures. In addition to the funding, Blair Ford, a venture partner at Raine Ventures, will join VY […]

  • Augmented digital commerce platform Omnyway bags $12.75 mln Series A
    by Iris Dorbian on 2017-10-12 at 16:08San Francisco-based Omnyway, an augmented digital commerce platform, has secured $12.75 million in Series A funding. Nyca, CommerzVentures and CEFIF led the round with participation from other investors that included Commerce Ventures and Industry Ventures. […]

PE Hub VC (Canada)

  • Canadian VC approaches 2016 peak as top Q3 deals draw $572 mln
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-12 at 20:28Canada’s top 10 venture-capital financings in the third quarter won $572 million from investors, up 45 percent from the $395 million that went into the top 10 deals a year earlier. The number is based on PE Hub Canada’s list of the largest deals announced in Q3 2017, supplemented by preliminary data from Thomson Reuters. The list is headed by LeddarTech, which accounted for […]

  • VC-backed Metamaterial Technologies wins $5.4 mln from SDTC
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-12 at 19:00Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has invested about $5.4 million in Metamaterial Technologies Inc (MTI), a Halifax-based smart materials and photonics company. Dr. George Palikaras, founder and CEO of MTI, said the funds raised will help advance the company’s development and commercialization of a light-weight and high-efficiency silicon-based solar cell […]

  • iNovia Capital leads ROSS Intelligence’s $8.7 mln Series A round
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-11 at 22:24ROSS Intelligence, an artificial intelligence company focused on the legal industry, has raised US$8.7 million in a Series A financing, bringing its total funding to US$13 million. The round was led by iNovia Capital. Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, Y Combinator Continuity Fund, Real Ventures, Dentons’ NextLaw Labs and others also invested. Founded in 2015 by CEO Andrew Arruda, […]

  • Brookfield Property leads investment in Honest Buildings: Reuters
    by Reuters News on 2017-10-11 at 21:27Brookfield Property Partners LP, one of the largest commercial real estate companies, said this week it has invested in Honest Buildings, a New York project management startup that compiles data for property owners to make construction projects more efficient, Reuters reported. Brookfield led a group that raised US$13 million for Honest Buildings in the hopes its platform can establish an […]

  • HIVE Blockchain raises $7 mln in funding, buys second data centre
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-11 at 15:01HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd (TSX-V: HIVE) has secured $7 million in a private placement deal with Genesis Mining Ltd, an existing strategic investor. The round was closed concurrently with a $30 million bought deal financing. HIVE, a Vancouver-based developer of blockchain infrastructure, said it used some of the funds raised to acquire a second data centre in Reykjanes, […]

VC News Daily

  • CarHopper Secures $1.5M Seed Round
    on 2017-10-12 at 13:00MIAMI, FL, CarHopper, the first online booking platform for luxury and exotic car rentals, announced today it has closed $1.5 million in seed funding. […]

  • CoverWallet Announces $18.5M Series B
    on 2017-10-12 at 13:00NEW YORK, NY, CoverWallet, the leading business insurance startup, announced today that it closed a $18.5 million Series B funding round. […]

  • Omnyway Closes $12.75M In Series A Funding
    on 2017-10-12 at 13:00SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Omnyway, the leading augmented digital commerce platform, announced today that it has closed on $12.75 million in Series A funding. […]

  • VY Esports Scores Seed Round
    on 2017-10-12 at 13:00SANTA MONICA, CA, VY Esports, a content and services platform that bridges the gap between esports and brands, today announced it has raised a seed round. […]

  • XL Hybrids Raises $22M
    on 2017-10-12 at 13:00BOSTON, MA, XL Hybrids, the leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced it has raised an oversubscribed Series D round of $22 million. […]

TECH.CO Funding

  • Why Are More Startups Going Bankrupt?
    by Larry Alton on 2017-10-09 at 21:00It’s no secret that the vast majority of startups and small businesses eventually fail. The “8 out of 10 businesses fail” within the first 3 years statistic is commonly reported, but false. Still, more than half of businesses don’t make it past 5 years,… […]

  • Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Reaches Annual Cap for 2017
    by Whit Richardson on 2017-10-07 at 18:30The Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit, which provides tax credits to investors to encourage greater investment in Maine startups, has reached its annual cap of $5 million with three months left to go in 2017. The end came quickly. A few weeks ago, there was… […]

  • Too Many Startups Don’t Realize Saving Money Is a Good Thing
    by Adam Rowe on 2017-10-03 at 13:20One bit of counterintuitive advice common to the startup community states that you should always reinvest your earnings immediately, creating a virtuous cycle that will grow your business with that hockey stick growth everyone’s after, and eventually letting you IPO for billions. But a… […]

  • Raising Capital Comes Down to Trusting Your Instincts
    by Heidi Jannenga on 2017-09-28 at 12:30Your startup that was seeded with your own money is really starting to take off. With good business instincts and sound financial management, you’ve bootstrapped your business into a success. Your big idea has transformed into a thriving, rapid-growth company that’s turning a sustainable… […]

  • 6 Ways to Quickly Bootstrap Your Startup
    by Tanvir Zafar on 2017-09-25 at 22:30Ask any startup founder and they are probably thing about money. At the end of the day, it’s hard to know if an external source of income will provide the edge you need to propel your company forward, or if it’ll simply detract from… […]

ImpactAlpha

  • ‘Impact-rated’ mutual fund, Tiedemann acquires Threshold, `impact investing’ turns 10, closing the…
    by ImpactAlpha on 2017-10-13 at 01:40The Brief‘Impact-rated’ mutual fund, Tiedemann acquires Threshold, `impact investing’ turns 10, closing the racial wealth gapOct. 12, 2017Photo credit: Scott WebbGreetings, ImpactAlpha readers!#Featured: ImpactAlpha OriginalFirst ever ‘impact rating’ issued for a publicly traded mutual fund. Just as third-party ratings have become essential for judging […]

  • First-ever ‘impact rating’ issued for a publicly traded mutual fund
    by Oscar Perry Abello on 2017-10-13 at 01:36Smarter MoneyRatings aim to hold large fund managers acuntable for delivering on wide range of impactsImpact investing’s march into the mainstream continues. This week, Community Capital Management’s CRA-Qualified Investment Fund became the first publicly-traded mutual fund to receive a third-party rating for impact .Just as third-party ratings have become essential for […]

  • Takeaways from Wednesday at SOCAP
    by ImpactAlpha on 2017-10-13 at 00:14SOCAP editionQuotes, insights and announcements from Fort MasonFestival Pavilion l Photo: Dennis PriceHello ImpactAlpha readers and welcome to a SOCAP special edition. A few highlights from Wednesday at SOCAP:“SOCAP is the flea market of impact investing” (#SOCAP17 joke making the rounds).“The Sustainable Development Goals are a declaration of […]

  • Present at the Creation: Amit Bouri looking ahead as `impact investing’ turns 10 (podcast)
    by Isaac Silk on 2017-10-13 at 00:08Returns on InvestmentRealizing the ambitious goal of changing the practice of investing itself may take another decade or moreAmit Bouri, GIIN CEO l Photo credit: Development FinanceAmong the big new things introduced in the year 2007 were the iPhone and Airbnb. Amit Bouri, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network, is hoping that in time the year will also mark the beginning of a movement […]

  • The job costs of climate inaction
    by Adrienne Day on 2017-10-12 at 18:232030U.S. seven-year streak in jobs growth ends as Trump administration repeals the Clean Power PlanPhoto by The Climate Reality Project on UnsplashThe Trump administration is moving to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama administration rule designed to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants by about 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.Republicans have long complained […]

  • The age of superabundant capital is here
    by Adrienne Day on 2017-10-12 at 18:222030Rather than a scarcity of investment funds too much money will be chasing too few good investments for a long time into the futurePhoto by VitalyTackling the problems targeted by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will require trillions of dollars in new investment every year.That sounds daunting until you consider new research from Bain & Co.’s […]

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 […]

Andreessen Horowitz

  • a16z Podcast: A New Lab Rises
    by sonala16z on 2017-10-12 at 00:00We’ve already talked quite a bit about the Algorithms, Machines, and People lab at U.C. Berkeley (AMPLab) — all about making sense of big data — so what happens when the entire world moves towards artificial intelligence — […]

  • a16z Podcast: Mindsets for Engineering Biology
    by htidnam on 2017-10-05 at 23:00Head of the largest bioengineering lab in the world, former chairman of the FDA and one of the few recipients of the National Medals of Science and of Technology and Innovation, MIT Professor Bob Langer’s work has spanned multiple fields […]

  • a16z Podcast: Why Crypto Tokens Matter
    by sonala16z on 2017-09-28 at 15:00We’ve already talked about why bitcoin matters. But as the set of cryptocurrencies — and networks and “tokens” enabled by the underlying blockchain — grow (Ethereum being one of the fastest-growing ones), where do we go from here? […]

  • a16z Podcast: The Case Study of Lyft and Local Governments
    by sonala16z on 2017-09-26 at 05:00How should startups engage with policymakers, build their own government relations (GR) function (whether in house or with consultants), and just begin to figure out their GR playbook? Let alone explain their moves — not just externally, but internally too? &nbs […]

VCCircle

Various Seed Funding News


Startup Roundup for October 13, 2017

Startup News Roundup For The Day

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


SmartCompany

  • 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 […]

TechCrunch Startups

  • Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce
    by Anthony Ha on 2017-10-12 at 23:57 Omnyway announced today that it has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding. Previously known as OmnyPay, Omnyway has built technology around what it calls “augmented digital commerce” — basically, helping retailers stay connected to consumers through their mobile phone during the in-store shopping process. Read Mor […]

  • In-office medical advertising startup Outcome Health reportedly misled advertisers
    by Matthew Lynley on 2017-10-12 at 19:44 Some employees at Outcome Health, which provides advertising for pharmaceutical companies in screens within doctors’ offices, allegedly misled advertisers by charging them for ad placements on more video screens than the company had installed, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Read Mor […]

  • After raising $16M in funding, CastBox plans to fix podcast discovery
    by Catherine Shu on 2017-10-12 at 16:00 More people than ever are listening to podcasts, but as they soon find out, discovering new ones is a cumbersome process that lacks the serendipity users take for granted in other apps. CastBox wants to fix that by becoming “the YouTube of audio.” Read Mor […]

  • 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 as a peer-to-peer platform for luxury car owners to rent their rides to others. But in its infancy, the company realized there was a much bigger opportunity with small, local rental agencies that don’t have a […]

  • LocalGlobe-backed BuffaloGrid lets people charge their smartphone in off-grid locations
    by Steve O'Hear on 2017-10-12 at 13:00 BuffaloGrid, a London and New Delhi startup that recently picked up backing from LocalGlobe and Kima Ventures, offers something akin to mobile phone charging as a service in remote parts of the world that are either without electricity or where power supply is sporadic. Read Mor […]

  • Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin
    by John Biggs on 2017-10-12 at 12:07 Token sales, also called ICOs, are the new normal when it comes to early stage cash. Originally envisioned as a way to create new and unique rails for payments, customer interaction, and peer-to-peer networking the token is now both an integral part of most companies and a great way to fund a great (or awful) idea. This year at Disrupt Berlin we’ll be joined by Zoe Adamovicz […]

  • SonicCloud raises $4M to bake a hearing aid into phone calls through an app
    by Matthew Lynley on 2017-10-12 at 12:00 One night in Larry Guterman’s freshman year, he was at a loud party in a gym — and ended up with what he says was “ferocious” ringing in his ears afterward. But trip after trip to an audiologist, he said, came up without helpful results even though his hearing seemed to be headed south. Then, one day, he said he picked up the iPhone and listened to the […]

  • Don’t trust investors asking how you’ll exit to Apple, says Apple CEO
    by Natasha Lomas on 2017-10-12 at 10:30 If you’re a budding entrepreneur and the VC you’re pitching switches gears and asks you about your exit strategy that’s your cue to get up and leave, says Apple CEO Tim Cook. Read Mor […]

  • Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids
    by Catherine Shu on 2017-10-12 at 07:08 Just as pre-teens in the 1990s were warned away from dialing 1-900 numbers, kids now need to learn how to navigate social media responsibly. Kudos, an app for kids aged eight to 13 with around-the-clock moderation, positions itself as a safe introduction to social media that also teaches its young users, some of whom were born before the first iPhone was released, how to be […]

  • Watch every panel and session from Startup Battlefield Africa 2017
    by Travis Bernard,Yashad Kulkarni on 2017-10-12 at 06:00 On October 11, TechCrunch and Facebook hosted Startup Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. The Startup Battlefield pitch-off competition featured startups from all over Africa in three categories: Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. Top notch investors and founders served as judges to pick the winners in each category as well as an overall winner. We […]

The Times of Israel

EU-Startups

  • Present your auto tech startup at the TU-Automotive Europe conference on November 6-7 in Munich (Sponsored)
    by Thomas Ohr on 2017-10-13 at 08:15The TU-Automotive Europe 2017 conference and exhibition (6-7 November, MOC, Munich) has introduced new passes and exhibition price points for early stage startups looking to enter the automotive technology space in collaboration with Project Kairos. The event, now in its 15th year, is the longest running and largest gathering of automotive technology executives working on […]

  • Startup Jobs of the Week: Join Justix, NavVis, Drivy, Crowdholding or Workaround
    by Thomas Ohr on 2017-10-13 at 07:33With currently more than 330 exciting opportunities, the EU-Startups job board is on its way to become Europe’s leading destination for startup jobs. You’re looking for a new adventure? Quit your boring job now and join a growing startup team somewhere in Europe. As a little appetizer, here are the startup jobs of the week: […]

  • Join the Telekom Fashion Fusion Challenge to launch the next big thing in fashion tech (Sponsored)
    by Thomas Ohr on 2017-10-12 at 10:05You’re working on an innovative idea related to fashion tech? In this case, Fashion Fusion is the perfect opportunity for you! It’s an initiative and accelerator program by Deutsche Telekom at the intersection of fashion and technology – turning visionary concepts into lifestyle reality. With the Fashion Fusion Challenge, young talents throughout Europe are given the […]

  • Industrial IoT startup Sensolus raises €2.75 million to grow beyond European borders
    by Thomas Ohr on 2017-10-12 at 07:45The Ghent-based IoT startup Sensolus today announced that by the end of September, Capricorn ICT Arkiv and Quest for Growth invested about €2.75 million in the business. The funding round was also joined by an unnamed angel investor with expertise in international market expansion. Founded in 2013, Sensolus is known for developing Industrial Internet of […]

  • Meet Gamaya: The farmland analytics startup that just won the Inception Awards at GTC Europe
    by Thomas Ohr on 2017-10-11 at 11:06My personal highlight of NVIDIA’s GTC Europe Conference in Munich was yesterday’s Inception Awards, where five of Europe’s hottest deep learning and AI startups pitched in front of an expert jury and in front of NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang. The finalists were selected from among the 700 European startups participating in NVIDIA’s Inception program, […]

  • Consumer electronics rental platform Grover receives €10 million in debt financing
    by Thomas Ohr on 2017-10-11 at 08:44Grover, a Berlin-based startup rethinking financing for the consumer electronics market with a subscription model, just signed a €10 million asset-backed debt financing deal with Varengold Bank to fund its rapidly expanding business. The new deal is an extension of the original €4 million transaction signed in January of this year. Founded in 2015, Grover enables people to […]

  • London-based Ometria raises $6 million to further develop its AI-powered customer marketing platform
    by Thomas Ohr on 2017-10-11 at 08:00Ometria, a London-based startup offering an AI-powered customer marketing platform,has secured $6 million in a Series A funding round led by US-based Summit Action. Founded in 2013, Ometria has now raised a total of $11 million to accelerate the development of its customer marketing platform, which enables retailers to send individually-personalised marketing messages across several […]

  • French intranet solution startup LumApps raises $8 million for the international expansion
    by Thomas Ohr on 2017-10-10 at 12:38LumApps, a French startup offering a intranet solution for business content, today announced a Series A funding round of $8 million led by Idinvest Partners. Founded in 2012 and headquartered near Lyon, LumApps is an intranet solution that brings together all content in an enterprise and is integrated with Google’s G Suite. The fresh capital will be […]

  • Barcelona-based insurtech startup Coverfy secures €3.5 million to fuel the expansion
    by Thomas Ohr on 2017-10-09 at 13:03Coverfy, the Barcelona-based insurtech startup that allows users to manage all insurance and optimize prices and coverage from a mobile device, has announced a Series A funding round for €3.5 million, which will be used to further expand and to boost the technological development. The fresh capital comes from K Fund, Seaya Ventures and Sabadell Venture […]

  • 5 Berlin-based blockchain startups to watch in 2017 and beyond
    by Cate Lawrence on 2017-10-09 at 11:03Berlin has established itself as a hotbed of startups and innovation thanks to its entrepreneurial ecosystem, affordable cost of living and international population. But if you want to find the hottest startup verticals in Berlin, you’d do well to look at blockchain and cryptocurrency. With the UK preparing to lose its place as the FinTech hub of […]

StartupDelta News

  • Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-12 at 09:28What 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… Continue reading → The post Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT appeared first on StartupDelta. […]

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-12 at 09:18‘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… Continue reading → The post Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth […]

  • MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-09 at 10:01It’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… Continue reading → The post MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment appeared first on StartupDelta. […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-09 at 09:58Amsterdam-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… Continue reading → The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally appeared first on […]

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CB Insights

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 […]

South China Morning Post

  • Luxury carmaker Infiniti targets future ‘unicorns’ with new start-up accelerator programme
    by Bien Perez on 2017-10-12 at 11:15Infiniti Motor Company, the Hong Kong-based luxury vehicle division of Japanese carmaker Nissan, aims to add another name to the city’s nascent billion-dollar-start-up club, with the launch of a new accelerator programme focused on consumer retail innovation. “It’s going to take some time. But if we do our job right, these start-ups should go on to raise more equity, grow their […]

  • All you need to know about high-flying Hong Kong start-ups GoGoVan and Lalamove
    by Bien Perez on 2017-10-12 at 01:00It has been more than a month since logistics company GoGoVan became the first Hong Kong start-up to be valued at more than US$1 billion, and now rival Lalamove has staked its claim as the city’s next “unicorn” after raising US$100 million from a new round of funding. A unicorn is a start-up valued at a US$1 billion or more. Here are five things everyone should […]

  • Tax cuts ‘helpful’ only if companies earn a profit, says SME owner
    by Harminder Singh on 2017-10-11 at 13:16The founder of a Hong Kong gaming start-up welcomed Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s research and development (R&D) incentives announced during Wednesday’s policy address, but said he saw little benefit in the tax cuts for small businesses. Silver Yu Wing-fung, 33, established his mobile gaming company, Skytree Digital, in 2013. Like many start-ups, Skytree did not […]

Business Standard Startups

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 […]

Various Startup News

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-11 at 13:30Every 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 necessary, but not sufficient for the big win. They think […]

  • 10 Secrets For Getting More Things Done In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-09 at 13:30Every business professional I know faces the challenge of getting more things done on time, and getting the right things done. They all dream of working less, and accomplishing more. Yet I see that most are their own worst enemies. They seem to all fall victim to a common set of mistaken priorities and well-meaning distractions that keep them from exceeding their own objectives. For example, I […]

  • 8 Weak Change Signals That Can Have Explosive Impact
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-08 at 13:30When 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 be cultural, like the increasing need to be social, spawning Facebook and a hundred others, or technological, […]

  • 7 Leadership Actions To Win In This New World Of Work
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-07 at 13:30We are living in a new generation of business, where customers drive the experience, and highly engaged employees are required to keep up with customer expectations. Traditional business leadership practices, including autocratic, reactive, and narcissistic, aren’t working. Only 13 percent of workers are fully engaged, and half have left a job because they hated their boss. We have all […]

  • 9 Ways A True Entrepreneur Survives And Flourishes
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-06 at 13:30Could you survive and flourish as an entrepreneur, or should you be satisfied working for someone else? That’s a question I get every day in my role as an advisor to business professionals, and it’s a good one to ask. In my view, the number of traditional long-term employee roles is declining rapidly, due to advances in technology and automation. By some projections, the level of […]

  • 10 Clues That It May Be Time To Seek Outside Help
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-04 at 13:30If 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 mask anxieties. The best people know when they don’t know, and know how to find 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 […]

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Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 13, 2017

Entrepreneurship News Roundup For The Day, Curated From Sources Around The Web

News on startup entrepreneurship, found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


Y Combinator

  • The Hidden Forces Behind Toutiao: China’s Content King
    by Anu Hariharan on 2017-10-12 at 15:33Toutiao, one of the flagship products of Bytedance, may be the largest app you’ve never heard of–it’s like every news feed you read, YouTube, and TechMeme in one. Without any explicit user inputs, social graph, or product purchase history to rely on, Toutiao offers a personalized, high quality-content feed for each user that is powered by machine and deep learning algorithms. […]

  • Mr. Robot’s Co-Producer and Writer – Kor Adana
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-11 at 15:00Kor Adana is a writer and co-producer on Mr. Robot. He started hacking in his teens and later went to school for CS. All the while he was hoping to become a writer for TV. Eventually he left a career in engineering, worked on a few projects, and then met Sam Esmail, the creator of Mr. Robot. He’s been working on the show ever since. Mr. Robot season three premieres tonight on USA. […]

  • YC Application Advice from African Startups
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-09 at 13:13Over 250 people attended the YC Lagos Meetup at Paystack HQ. Guests stayed for over five hours to hear eight Nigerian and Ghanaian alum share their stories. Here’s their advice for companies interested in applying to YC. […]

  • The More You Communicate with Users, the Higher Chance You’ll Build Something They Want – Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-04 at 15:00Ryan Hoover is the founder of Product Hunt. You can get a 10% discount on Ship pro plans by using the link in this post. Ryan also just announced the Weekend Fund, a “$3M venture fund to invest in your next favorite thing.” […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • Techstars Music Accelerator Adds Three Member Companies for 2018
    by Bob Moczydlowsky on 2017-10-10 at 15:25Concord Music, RecoChoku and Royalty Exchange join Warner Music Group, Harmonix Music Systems, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, and Sony Music in supporting startups building new solutions for the music business A big part of the Techstars Music Accelerator strategy is our deep cooperation with the global music business. We believe […]

  • 7 Lessons Learned from Techstars
    by Aldrich Huang on 2017-10-09 at 13:00We were very lucky to be given a place in Techstars in October 2015. Starting from November, we embarked on our three-and-half-month journey to the accelerator. I hope to share what I learned from Techstars so that other teams from Taiwan and Asia could better understand what Techstars is like. Here were the seven lessons […]

  • Techstars and Netcapital Form Strategic Partnership
    by David Brown on 2017-10-06 at 13:00We are excited to announce our strategic partnership with Netcapital, a leading internet funding portal, which will allow Techstars to offer more capital to our entrepreneurs and more investment opportunities to our network. Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through this partnership, we are helping knock down barriers to capital formation, which […]

  • My Next Adventure! Managing Director for Techstars Dubai
    by Vijay Tirathrai on 2017-10-05 at 16:00Anyone who knows me will tell you I love a new challenge – fresh out of my role as CEO at the Entrepreneurs Organization, I’m joining Techstars as the managing director for the Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO. Here are the reasons why I decided to uproot my life in Washington D.C. to […]

  • 7 Blog Posts That Will Change the Way You Think About Product Roadmaps
    by Sofia Quintero on 2017-10-04 at 13:00Product roadmaps are common fixtures in most industries and every bit as common as business plans. Every business has its unique take on the process and many try to establish their roadmap as a virtual competitive advantage. Unfortunately, most fall into the same category as your average business plan — a pile of hopes with subheadings. Here, […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-11 at 13:30Every 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 necessary, but not sufficient for the big win. They think […]

  • 10 Secrets For Getting More Things Done In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-09 at 13:30Every business professional I know faces the challenge of getting more things done on time, and getting the right things done. They all dream of working less, and accomplishing more. Yet I see that most are their own worst enemies. They seem to all fall victim to a common set of mistaken priorities and well-meaning distractions that keep them from exceeding their own objectives. For example, I […]

  • 8 Weak Change Signals That Can Have Explosive Impact
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-08 at 13:30When 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 be cultural, like the increasing need to be social, spawning Facebook and a hundred others, or technological, […]

  • 7 Leadership Actions To Win In This New World Of Work
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-07 at 13:30We are living in a new generation of business, where customers drive the experience, and highly engaged employees are required to keep up with customer expectations. Traditional business leadership practices, including autocratic, reactive, and narcissistic, aren’t working. Only 13 percent of workers are fully engaged, and half have left a job because they hated their boss. We have all […]

  • 9 Ways A True Entrepreneur Survives And Flourishes
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-06 at 13:30Could you survive and flourish as an entrepreneur, or should you be satisfied working for someone else? That’s a question I get every day in my role as an advisor to business professionals, and it’s a good one to ask. In my view, the number of traditional long-term employee roles is declining rapidly, due to advances in technology and automation. By some projections, the level of […]

  • 10 Clues That It May Be Time To Seek Outside Help
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-04 at 13:30If 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 mask anxieties. The best people know when they don’t know, and know how to find the […]

Ventureburn

  • Kenyan startup Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-13 at 06:25Nairobi-based logistics platform Lori Systems won the inaugural edition of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa which was held in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. The Kenyan startup came first in the productivity and utility category and was selected as the Best of Show winner after pitching against 15 other startups to win a $25 000 prize. Lori Systems will also get an […]

  • Hi5, from side-project to servicing 1700 companies across five countries
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-12 at 12:13Hi5, a cloud-based platform that allows employees to rate each other, was initially a side-project that Gary Willmott started in 2015 after he noticed the complexity of HR in small businesses. Two years later, Hi5 services around 4500 users from over 1700 companies in Australia, New Zealand, UK, the USA and South Africa. The Hi5 app is available on Android and iOS. It currently has two […]

  • Fintech startup Wala secures equity investment from Newtown Partners
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-12 at 08:44Newtown Partners, a seed-stage venture capital firm founded by Llew Claasen and Vinny Lingham, last week invested an undisclosed sum into Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain-enabled fintech platform. Newtown Partners marketing partner Inge Lok said in a statement that the investment will help Wala bring about its aim to provide zero-fee financial services which include insurance, transactional […]

  • Edtech incubator Injini launches, unveils the eight tech startups in its first cohort
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-11 at 10:33Injini, a Cape Town-based edtech incubator, officially launched last night (10 October) and unveiled the eight startups that have been selected to join its first cohort. Eight startups from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan and Tanzania pitched at the event, held in Cape Town. The eight startups are Accelerated, Early Bird, M-Shule, Mtabe, Syafunda, Uthini, Yo’ Books and […]

  • AIF opens entries for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-11 at 06:57The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has opened entries for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 Awards. The application window will be open until 10 January 2018. The top ten selected African innovators will get a share of $185 000, including a grand prize of $100 000 and a second prize of $25 000. A special prize for social impact worth $25 000 will also be awarded. In addition, seven […]

  • Three days left for aviation innovators to enter AVI Afrique 2017 Awards
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-11 at 06:45South African aviation innovators have until 13 October to enter the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) AVI Afrique 2017 Awards competition. The contest has been split into five categories, namely student innovator, emerging innovator, professional innovator, organisations (including research and educational institutions), and the media. The AVI Afrique 2017 Awards grand prize is […]

  • Apply for residency at Johannesburg-based startup campus 22 ON SLOANE
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-10 at 10:00The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) has opened applications for a 12-month residency at 22 ON SLOANE, its first physical startup campus, set to launch in November. The application window which opened yesterday will close on 9 November. 22 ON SLOANE is scheduled to be officially opened next month on 10 November with residents taking occupancy from early January 2018. The […]

  • Enter the 2017 Ventureburn Startup Survey and win an iPhone 8, more!
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-10 at 05:00Ventureburn, in partnership with Telkom Futuremakers and analytics company Qurio, is proud to announce the launch of the second annual Ventureburn Startup Survey. We are looking again to uncover the nuts and bolts of the startup sector and answer questions like: What are the major challenges facing the country’s entrepreneurs? What do South Africa’s startup […]

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Hacker Noon

  • Using psychology to design your product
    by Matthew Talebi on 2017-10-13 at 07:23When your designing muse comes calling, and you start working on your potentially award-winning app, it will come as a surprise that you need more than creativity to get your hot UX design off the board. Indeed, masters in the field cannot overemphasize the importance of psychology and UX design.User experience designs work best when they present content that a visitor to an e-commerce site […]

  • Struggles of Entrepreneurs Based on Investors’ Perception
    by Elian D. Alvarez on 2017-10-12 at 18:05The first quarter of 2017 was closed with a total financing of $27 billion worldwide and the hot sectors in the world of Venture Capital (VC) have been fintech and technology. Despite the booming industry, VC has its own ups and downs.Overlooking EntrepreneursInnovation has always been at the heart of the United States and the country has always encouraged entrepreneurship, yet, the ideas […]

  • Top 10 Obstacles to Faster Code Reviews and Better Code Quality
    by Jaime Jorge on 2017-10-12 at 17:50This is a short and sweet story about important facts to know and share about code quality and code reviews. You can also read more about this in our ebook.680 companies were asked about their code quality and code review practices. Below are 10 of the most compelling learnings.A Soviet inspector reviews a BGM-109G Tomahawk ground launched cruise missile.This is story is brought to you […]

  • A Challenge, a Team, and 24 Hours.
    by Birthright Israel Excel on 2017-10-12 at 17:41– Alex Reibman, Excel Ventures 2016It’s a humid Summer Thursday night in the heart of Tel Aviv, but not everyone is celebrating the end of a busy week. As the vibrant city nightlife hums in the distance, a high-pitched screech from my overheating laptop snaps me back into focus. I grind my bloodshot eyes to peek at the clock — It’s 3am. I’m sitting at a […]

  • Hacker News Hunt — A hacker news reader with summary and clean UI
    by colearn on 2017-09-28 at 14:59Every hackernews app on the play store that has been built is exactly like hackernews with few color changes and there are so many of them. I always wanted a good mobile optimized app for hackernews as I am a big fan of content of hackernews. Here are the few things I like about hackernews:No crap and attention grabbing titlesI have used so many news apps and they all try to glamorize the […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • Visual Cues Your Employees Are Giving That Managers Often Overlook
    by Andy Peters on 2017-10-13 at 09:25Good managers seek visual cues from their employees every day on how things are going. But there may be many disrupting your operations that you don’t see. You just read: Visual Cues Your Employees Are Giving That Managers Often Overlook from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and […]

  • Why Your Startup Needs a Document Management System
    by Sanjay Darji on 2017-10-12 at 09:07A document management system is software which helps you to track, locate, manage and store your company documents. Here are the benefits of this system. You just read: Why Your Startup Needs a Document Management System from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

  • What To Do When Your Twitter Has Been Hacked
    by Princess Jones on 2017-10-11 at 08:47If your Twitter account has been hacked, you have a lot to lose. So, act fast and take back your hacked Twitter account by following this advice. You just read: What To Do When Your Twitter Has Been Hacked from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

  • 7 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees from Quitting
    by Eva Wislow on 2017-10-10 at 08:14You need a team of reliable and trustworthy workers, and you have to keep your best employees from quitting. Here are 7 ways to improve retention rates. You just read: 7 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees from Quitting from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

  • What Entrepreneurs Would Do Differently If They Could Turn Back The Clock
    by Jodie Shaw on 2017-10-09 at 10:15Here are the top three areas entrepreneurs wish they devoted more of themselves to with tips for getting them right the first time around. You just read: What Entrepreneurs Would Do Differently If They Could Turn Back The Clock from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

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Commodities: Oil & Gas – Featured Headlines


TODAY’S CURATED LIST OF HEADLINES


13-10-2017


Various PDVSA News

PennEnergy Oil Exploration & Production News

  • Oil and Gas: Tullow awarded four licences in Côte d’Ivoire

    on 2017-10-12 at 23:00Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) is pleased to announce that it has acquired 90% stakes in four onshore blocks in Côte d’Ivoire. Petroci, the national oil company of Côte d’Ivoire, holds the remaining 10%. The four blocks – CI 518, CI519, CI301 and CI302 – cover 5,035 square kilometres and located on the coastline of Côte d’Ivoire mostly to […]

  • Less than one-fifth of GoM oil production remains shut-in, says BSEE

    on 2017-10-12 at 20:30Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are continuing to re-board platforms and rigs following Tropical Storm Nate, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. […]

  • Test equipment: High-Powered Tone Generator & Tone Probe

    on 2017-10-12 at 19:15Test products: Platinum Tools’s ToneMaster and ToneSeeker High-Powered Tone Generator & Tone Probe make easy work of tracing and locating cables and cable ends. &nbs […]

  • Total enters Mexico’s petroleum product retail market

    on 2017-10-12 at 17:20Total SA has entered into an agreement with Gasored, a group of service station owners, to rebrand a network of 250 retail outlets in and around Mexico City under the Total brand. […]

  • Tullow acquires four licenses in Ivory Coast

    on 2017-10-12 at 17:16Tullow Oil PLC has acquired 90% stakes in four onshore blocks in Ivory Coast. State oil company Petroci holds the remaining 10%. The four blocks—CI518, CI519, CI301, and CI302—cover 5,035 sq km on the coast of Ivory Coast, mostly west of Abidjan. […]

  • IOG releases verdict on North Sea gas reserves

    on 2017-10-12 at 16:09Independent Oil and Gas has received the results of ERC Equipoise’s analysis of gas resources in the Vulcan Satellites, Blythe, and Elgood fields. […]

  • Tap Oil starts drilling in Manora oil field offshore Thailand

    on 2017-10-12 at 15:51Tap Oil Ltd., Perth, reported that a two-well infill drilling program has begun in Manora oil field in the northern Gulf of Thailand concession G1/48. Tap Oil has a 30% interest in the field. […]

  • Drydocks World to perform Lancaster FPSO overhaul

    on 2017-10-12 at 15:21Bluewater Energy Services and operator Hurricane Energy have awarded Drydocks World two contracts for the Lancaster early production system project west of Shetland. […]

  • Oil and Gas: PJ Valves hires Group Operations Director to drive global operations

    on 2017-10-11 at 23:00PJ Valves (PJV), the specialist manufacturer and supplier of valves for the global energy industry, has appointed Tien Do as Group Operations Director to its UK office. Tien will bring the highest standard of customer service whilst leading project delivery and overseeing operations at PJV’s global manufacturing facilities. […]

  • Oil and Gas: Suit seeks to stop oil-gas drilling on 9 public land parcels

    on 2017-10-11 at 23:00A Colorado county and three environmental groups have sued the federal government, saying the sale of nine oil and gas leases on public land in southwestern Colorado could harm the threatened Gunnison sage grouse. […]

Oil & Gas Journal

  • US House Democrats strongly criticize proposed OCS policy changes

    on 2017-10-12 at 19:10Proposed US House legislation to extend federal offshore oil and gas revenue sharing to four Mid-Atlantic coastal states and Alaska drew strong fire from a House Natural Resources subcommittee’s Democrats because it also would let the US Interior secretary schedule Outer Continental Shelf lease sales that are not part of an existing 5-year management program. […]

  • IEA forecasts ‘roughly’ balanced oil market in 2018 with possible price ceiling

    on 2017-10-12 at 17:30Falling global crude oil stockpiles in 2017 will help put the market “roughly” into balance in 2018, but an increase in prices could be limited, especially if the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries doesn’t stick to its agreement to curb output, the International Energy Agency said. […]

  • Total enters Mexico’s petroleum product retail market

    on 2017-10-12 at 17:20Total SA has entered into an agreement with Gasored, a group of service station owners, to rebrand a network of 250 retail outlets in and around Mexico City under the Total brand. […]

  • Tullow acquires four licenses in Ivory Coast

    on 2017-10-12 at 17:16Tullow Oil PLC has acquired 90% stakes in four onshore blocks in Ivory Coast. State oil company Petroci holds the remaining 10%. The four blocks—CI518, CI519, CI301, and CI302—cover 5,035 sq km on the coast of Ivory Coast, mostly west of Abidjan. […]

  • Tap Oil starts drilling in Manora oil field offshore Thailand

    on 2017-10-12 at 15:51Tap Oil Ltd., Perth, reported that a two-well infill drilling program has begun in Manora oil field in the northern Gulf of Thailand concession G1/48. Tap Oil has a 30% interest in the field. […]

  • EIA: US oil inventories drop 2.8 million bbl

    on 2017-10-12 at 15:47The post-storm-recovery trend of falling crude oil inventories and rising gasoline inventories continued during the week ended Oct. 6, according to US Energy Information Administration data. […]

World Oil – US Onshore

Various Oil & Gas News

Oilprice.com

  • Europe Braces For End Of Iran Nuclear Deal

    by Damir Kaletovic on 2017-10-12 at 22:14Europe is scrambling to come up with a contingency plan in the face of a U.S. threat to end the nuclear deal with Iran—a move that lends a high level of uncertainty to European megadeals, including French Total SA’s $5-billion oil deal with Tehran. At stake if Trump refuses to certify Tehran’s compliance with the nuclear accord on 15 October and sanctions are re-imposed are […]

  • Renewable Energy Startup Powering Native American Protest Camp

    by Zainab Calcuttawala on 2017-10-12 at 22:08BoxPower, a Princeton-based renewable energy startup, is powering the campsite of a Native American tribe protesting the construction of the Pilgrim oil pipeline. Princeton entrepreneurs Angelo Campus and Aaron Schwartz are powering the off-grid protesters via solar panels, according to a new Forbes report. The company provided one of their one-off off-grid units to the protesters, which has the […]

  • Husky Energy Set To Restart Pipeline

    by Julianne Geiger on 2017-10-12 at 22:01Husky Energy (TSE: HSE) received a greenlight to restart its pipeline after successfully undergoing testing, inspection, and evaluation of a previously ruptured pipeline, according to local media. Last July, Husky’s pipeline leaked about 225,000 liters of heavy oil mixed with a diluent, about 40 percent of which made its way into the North Saskatchewan River. That was 15 months ago, and the […]

  • IEA: Oil Prices To Hit A Ceiling In 2018

    by Nick Cunningham on 2017-10-12 at 21:56The global oil market continues to make progress, but the ongoing production gains from non-OPEC countries will probably act as a “the ceiling for aspirations of higher oil prices” in 2018, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. In its monthly Oil Market Report published Thursday, the IEA cataloged the long list of indicators that suggests the oil market has […]

  • Russia, Morocco Sign String Of Energy And Military Deals

    by RFE/RL staff on 2017-10-12 at 21:48Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discussed supplying liquefied Russian natural gas to Morocco on a visit to Rabat on October 11 during which he signed a string of energy, military, and other deals. Medvedev met with Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani and presided at a signing ceremony for 11 bilateral agreements covering cooperation in such areas as customs, agriculture, the […]

  • The New Challenger To Lithium Batteries

    by Irina Slav on 2017-10-12 at 21:30With the EV market about to explode and the European Union planning a battery-making consortium to bring the continent onto the global EV battery scene, Stanford researchers released a paper claiming their sodium battery could compete with the lithium-ion market leader. New battery development has been fairly slow against the backdrop of the projected electric car market size, and so far no […]

  • Goldman Sachs: Inventory Drawdowns Will Not Continue

    by Nick Cunningham on 2017-10-12 at 21:24The September oil price rally was predicated on improving oil market fundamentals, bolstering confidence that the rebalancing process was accelerating. But the inventory declines reported in the third quarter might be “as good as it gets,” with inventories returning to small increases next year, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs. The third quarter appeared to finally be the […]

  • The Next Big Digital Disruption In Energy

    by Tsvetana Paraskova on 2017-10-12 at 20:45Until recently, the energy industry was mostly associated with roughnecks, gushing greasy dirty oil, and centralized electricity distribution systems. But the digital revolution and technological advances have made even the notoriously slow-to-change energy sector start using smart rigs, data analytics and artificial intelligence.  Now the latest technology that is already changing the […]

  • Norway Looks To Cut Some Of Its Generous Tax Breaks For EVs

    by Tsvetana Paraskova on 2017-10-12 at 20:34The government of the global leader in EVs adoption, Norway, proposed on Thursday to trim some of the tax breaks for the heaviest electric vehicles (EVs) in a move that—if implemented—would affect owners of cars such as Tesla Model X, for example. In its 2018 budget proposal unveiled today, Norway’s right-wing minority government has included a proposal to change an exemption […]

  • Richard Branson To Invest In Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One

    by OilPrice.com on 2017-10-12 at 19:49Richard Branson is jumping on the Hyperloop train, the transport concept which could reduce the time it takes to travel between London and Edinburgh to just 50 minutes. The British billionaire has announced an investment in Hyperloop One by Virgin Group, which will now be renamed Virgin Hyperloop One. “This is an incredibly innovative and exciting new way to move people and things at airline […]

  • China Set To Continue Crude Oil Buying Spree, IEA Says

    by Tsvetana Paraskova on 2017-10-12 at 19:02Although Chinese oil stocks data is opaque and hard to come by, various sources peg China’s storage capacity at up to 1 billion barrels, and assuming the estimate is accurate that China has around 850 million barrels of crude oil stocks now, it would likely continue with its buying spree in the next six months until it reaches capacity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). […]

  • New Tech Is Transforming Japan’s Energy Sector

    by OilPrice.com on 2017-10-12 at 18:56With Fukishima’s nuclear reactors set to restart for the first time since 2011’s meltdown, you could be forgiven if you missed another bit of recent energy-related news from the east-central prefecture: an exciting blockchain-powered pilot has just been given the green light. If successful, it could change the way Fukishima – and perhaps indeed the whole country […]

Oil & Gas 360

Economic Times

HydroCarbon Processing Crude-Oil

  • Most US oil executives see prices below $60/bbl through 2018

    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00HOUSTON (Reuters) — Nearly two-thirds of US oil executives see crude oil prices remaining below $60/bbl through 2018 and not hitting $70/bbl until at least the next decade, according to a survey published on Wednesday by consultancy Deloitte Services LP. […]

  • US judge allows Dakota pipeline to run as Army conducts study

    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Oil can keep flowing through the contested Dakota Access Pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts a new environmental review of the duct through next April, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. […]

  • IEA: China’s crude oil buying spree looks set to continue

    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00LONDON (Reuters) — China has built its crude oil stockpiles at a record pace in 2017 and while its purchases could tail off towards the year-end, inventories could hit the billion-barrel mark in 6 mos, the International Energy Agency said. […]

  • Kinder Morgan Canada kills request linked to Trans Mountain pipeline

    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd on Friday withdrew its request to install anti-fish-spawning mats in construction areas for its embattled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, potentially delaying the $5.91-B project. […]

  • Indian PM Modi targets more energy reforms after meeting oil chiefs

    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India’s prime minister sees scope for further reform of the country’s energy sector and has received “focused suggestions” from some of the world’s leading energy companies, the office of the premier said on Monday. […]

  • Oil shipments from Georgia’s Batumi port down by 37% this year

    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00TBILISI (Reuters) — Oil and related shipments from Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi are down by 36.6 percent in the first nine months of 2017, a senior official at the terminal, operated by Kazakh state firm KazMunaiGas, said on Friday. […]

HydroCarbon Processing Natural Gas

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide – General Energy News

  • FLNG forges ahead in Africa

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-13 at 09:00Global LNG supply is set to race ahead of demand, but floating LNG projects are forging ahead, and they are doing so in Africa, backed in part by China. The continent’s first FLNG vessel has been completed and is due to reach Cameroonian waters in November. The Hilli Episeyo has been built by Singapore’s Keppel … […]

  • European Refiners Hardest Hit If Kurdish Oil Disrupted, IEA Says

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-13 at 09:00European refiners would be the biggest losers if Kurdish crude supplies are disrupted by the political fallout from the semi-autonomous region’s vote for independence from Iraq, said the International Energy Agency. Italy is the biggest importer of crude from Kurdistan, with Croatia, Greece, Spain and Israel also getting regular supplies from the region, the IEA … […]

  • GECF’s Adeli sees OPEC/non-OPEC deal helping balance global gas markets

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-13 at 09:00The efforts by OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers to curb crude output and stabilize global oil markets should also help restore balance in the natural gas market by around 2022, earlier than previously expected, Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli, secretary general of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, told S&P Global Platts in an interview. As gas … […]

  • S. Korea to complete energy transformation road map this year

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-12 at 21:00South Korea will complete an energy road map that shifts its reliance from coal and nuclear power toward natural gas and renewable energy to put more focus on public safety and technology innovation, the government said Thursday. “We will change the energy paradigm toward safe and clean future energy, reflecting global trends and public demand,” … […]

  • India, Japan to team up to get more flexible LNG deals

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-12 at 17:00India will work with Japan to make long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) import deals more affordable for its price-sensitive consumers, it said, as these two big importers try to secure better prices and concessions from suppliers. The arrangement will help state-run GAIL India Ltd swap a part of its 5.8 million tonnes of LNG booked … […]

  • Soon Italy May Not Be One of Europe’s Most Expensive Gas Markets

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-11 at 21:00Italy is looking to shed its status as one of Europe’s most expensive gas markets, but the way it plans to do so has riled traders. Lawmakers are aiming to turn a proposed national energy strategy that would overhaul the country’s gas sector into law by the end of the month. The plan, put forth … […]

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide – Oil & Companies News

  • Oil Set for Weekly Gain on Rebalancing Signs From U.S. to China

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-13 at 09:00Oil is heading for the biggest weekly gain since mid-September as a drop in U.S. crude stockpiles and near-record Chinese imports added to signs the global market is rebalancing. Futures added 1.5 percent in New York. China’s crude imports last month jumped to the second-highest on record, customs data show, while U.S. government data on Thursday showed crude … […]

  • Oil market bulls are wrong to forecast a pick-up in prices — and here’s why

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-13 at 09:00Oil prices are unlikely to reach $60 per barrel anytime soon as hawkish forecasters continue to ignore the “elephant in the room”, a senior economist told CNBC. Daniel Lacalle, chief economist and investment officer at Tressis Gestion, said: “The bulls of the oil market are missing the elephant in the room which is efficiency and … […]

  • Top Oil Mind Convinced ‘$75 to $110 Oil By Early Next Year’

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-13 at 09:00As we know, the broad stock market indices have been resilient all year. And that strength, in large part, can be credited to a small group of stocks. Among that group, the blue chip Internet stocks have led the way: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google and Netflix. Halfway through the year, those five stocks were up … […]

  • Global oil market seen balanced in 2018, even with rising output – IEA

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-12 at 21:00Over the last few months, questions lingered about whether producers were seriously committed to their agreement to cut output and balance the market. While there may still be doubts about some of them, the market heavyweights have once again walked into the ring. A few weeks ahead of the next OPEC meeting, Saudi Arabia and … […]

  • Libya Says Its Oil Recovery Is Struggling and OPEC Sympathizes

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-12 at 21:00Libya said it’s struggling to restore oil production and fellow OPEC members are sparing the nation from having to participate in their deal to cut output. The North African nation has revived output to almost 1 million barrels a day, but it’s “very difficult’’ to say when that could increase to 1.25 million a day, … […]

  • Brent crude could hit high for year as surplus ebbs – PIRA’s Ross

    by hellenicshippingnews.. on 2017-10-12 at 21:00The global crude surplus that caused a price rout has largely been absorbed, resulting in higher crude prices, Gary Ross, founder of PIRA Energy and head of Global Oil Analytics for S&P Global Platts, said on Thursday. Brent crude could make a new short-term high, perhaps above $60 a barrel by year end and will … […]

Oil & Gas Financial Journal

  • Hills to succeed retiring Giles as Atmos Energy VP, IR

    on 2017-10-12 at 17:39Jennifer Hills will succeed Susan Giles as vice president, investor relations for Atmos Energy Corp., effective November 1, 2017. Giles is retiring after 15 years as the Investor Relations Officer for the company. […]

  • Chevron to contribute $500,000 for California fire relief efforts

    on 2017-10-12 at 17:28Chevron will contribute $500,000 from the Chevron Global Community Fund to the American Red Cross in support of immediate relief efforts for the wildfires in Northern and Southern California. […]

  • CAM Integrated Solutions to open Denver office

    on 2017-10-12 at 17:23CAM Integrated Solutions LLC, a provider of engineering, procurement, and construction management to the onshore oil and gas industry, plans to expand its Colorado operations into the Denver market. […]

  • RRC Commissioners appoint interim executive director

    on 2017-10-10 at 17:56Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick and Commissioners Ryan Sitton and Wayne Christian voted unanimously to appoint Wei Wang to serve as interim executive director, effective Oct. 16, 2017. […]

  • Brazos Midstream acquires natural gas gathering system in Delaware Basin

    on 2017-10-10 at 17:51Brazos Midstream Holdings LLC subsidiaries have closed on the purchase of a natural gas gathering system from Callon Petroleum Co. (NYSE: CPE).&nbs […]

  • Kalnin Ventures makes fifth Marcellus asset acquisition

    on 2017-10-10 at 17:45An affiliate of Kalnin Ventures LLC’s BKV Oil and Gas Capital Partners LP fund has entered into Purchase and Sale Agreements with respect to the fund’s fifth acquisition of assets in just over two years in the northeast portion of the Marcellus Shale. […]

The Barrel

  • NEAT index shines spotlight on volatile seaborne thermal coal market for Japan, S Korea, Taiwan

    by Michael Cooper on 2017-10-13 at 10:23Nearly 10 months on from its launch in January 2017 the North East Asia Thermal coal index, or NEAT daily price index for short, continues to go from strength to strength, bringing increasing transparency to spot prices in the Japan, South Korea and Taiwan markets. Spot pricing is becoming increasingly important in the Japanese thermal […] The post NEAT index shines spotlight on volatile […]

  • FLNG forges ahead in Africa

    by Neil Ford on 2017-10-12 at 05:01Global LNG supply is set to race ahead of demand, but floating LNG projects are forging ahead, and they are doing so in Africa, backed in part by China. The continent’s first FLNG vessel has been completed and is due to reach Cameroonian waters in November. The Hilli Episeyo has been built by Singapore’s Keppel […] The post FLNG forges ahead in Africa appeared first on The […]

  • Crude storage costs fall as WTI curve flattens: In the LOOP

    by Mary Hogan on 2017-10-10 at 05:01The price of front-month sour crude oil storage at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port fell 5 cents/b month on month even as imports to the US Gulf Coast increased over the same period to pre-Harvey levels. Matrix Markets hosts, on behalf of LOOP, a monthly auction in which the oil terminal sells the right but […] The post Crude storage costs fall as WTI curve flattens: In the LOOP appeared […]

  • Despite draft Nuclear Safeguards Bill, UK struggles with impending ‘Brexatom’

    by Oliver Adelman on 2017-10-10 at 00:01Despite a draft Nuclear Safeguards Bill that will go some way towards addressing the new licensing requirements for nuclear fuel, equipment and radioactive material after Brexatom – as the UK’s departure from the European Atomic Energy Community has come to be known – the UK is nonetheless struggling to find a successor arrangement to the […] The post Despite draft […]

  • Russia’s Rosneft goes big into natural gas

    by Rosemary Griffin on 2017-10-09 at 05:39Rosneft has recently inked a number of deals which could facilitate the company’s ambitions to develop international gas trading and export operations, the latest stage in a long-running attempt to become a major gas player and access the lucrative export market. Rosneft initially announced plans for a significant ramp up of gas output in 2013, […] The post Russia’s Rosneft […]

  • Vibrant and youthful Philippines emblematic of ASEAN’s energy challenge

    by Paul Bartholomew on 2017-10-06 at 04:01“I used to swim in this bay when I was a kid but there’s nowhere to swim anymore,” the hotel driver said on the way to Manila airport, pointing to the hotels and giant shopping malls that now occupy the Bay City area of the Philippine capital. A population of 12 million people and some […] The post Vibrant and youthful Philippines emblematic of ASEAN’s energy […]

Energy and Capital

  • Energy for Retirement

    by Jason Williams on 2017-10-12 at 07:00When you get right down to it, an investment in energy is an investment in everything we do. And investments in energy companies are often the most profitable… in good times and bad. […]

  • America’s New Cash Crop

    by Keith Kohl on 2017-10-11 at 07:00Energy and Capital editor Keith Kohl explains why the growing marijuana industry is building America’s new cash crop. […]

  • Death of the Clean Power Plan Still Won’t Save Coal

    by Keith Kohl on 2017-10-10 at 07:00Energy and Capital editor Keith Kohl explains why the EPA’s move to kill off the Clean Power Plan won’t have a major impact on the coal industry. […]

  • How Blockchain Betters Energy

    by Alexandra Perry on 2017-10-10 at 07:00Blockchain technology is changing the way we share and build energy networks. In the coming years, investors can look to emerging companies to help supply tools of the blockchain revolution. […]

  • Fracking Inventor Goes to Mexico

    by Christian DeHaemer on 2017-10-09 at 07:00The guy who invented fracking goes to Mexico to find his fortune, and possibly create fortunes for investors lucky enough to get in on the action… […]

  • Who Has the Cleanest Car?

    by Megan Dailey on 2017-10-07 at 07:00Without this one blockade holding the industry back, could hydrogen fuel cells really be the top choice in clean transportation? […]

Energy Business Review – Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas iQ

  • Six steps to reduce capex through value engineering

    by Tim Haïdar on 2017-10-13 at 13:29Value engineering can be defined as a systematic and organised approach to provide the necessary functions in a project at the lowest cost. Based on a methodology developed by Lawrence Miles of General Electric during the material shortages of World War II, value engineering is used to solv […]

  • Five ways IT is changing the future of oil and gas

    by Anand Laxshmivarahan on 2017-10-13 at 13:29Being part of the IT industry that’s enabling digital transformation makes one thing abundantly clear ­– industries and business models are going to be disrupted unimaginably.However, being so close to this industry also means that one might be blinded to how the IT industry itself will b […]

  • The oil and gas sector needs to diversify if it wants to prosper

    by Jerad Ford on 2017-10-13 at 13:29One does not have to look far to see signs that the oil and gas industry has a bumpy road ahead. Demand might stay high for decades, but given the dizzying pace of technological change, who would bet on that?Take the recent pledges by India, France, Britain, and China to phase out petrol and dies […]

  • A four-step plan for data excellence

    by John Woodhouse on 2017-10-13 at 13:29Using the SALVO process, we can identify four methods that asset-heavy organisations should employ in order to reach a goal of optimal data identification and usage.Step 1 “Identify problems and improvement opportunities” spells out the business impact criteria for which assets need what attention […]

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IPO Roundup for October 12, 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

EIN Newsdesk IPOs

  • Reliance Nippon sets price band for IPO, to mop up Rs 1,542-cr
    on 2017-10-12 at 09:58… per equity share for its initial public offering, through which it expects to … Nippon Life Insurance Company. The IPO size would be around 10 … “plans to open its IPO on Wednesday, October 25, and … papers with Sebi for an IPO. Reliance Power and Reliance Communications […]

  • Reliance Nippon Life AMC IPO to mop up Rs 1,542-cr
    on 2017-10-12 at 09:28… per equity share for its initial public offering, through which it expects to … Nippon Life Insurance Company. The IPO size would be around 10 … “plans to open its IPO on Wednesday, October 25, and … papers with Sebi for an IPO. Reliance Power and Reliance Communications […]

  • Reliance Nippon Life AMC IPO to mop up Rs 1,542 crore; issue opens October 25-27
    on 2017-10-12 at 09:28… per equity share for its initial public offering, through which it expects to … Nippon Life Insurance Company. The IPO size would be around 10 … “plans to open its IPO on Wednesday, October 25, and … papers with Sebi for an IPO. Reliance Power and Reliance Communications […]

  • Power generator ContourGlobal plans London IPO in November
    on 2017-10-12 at 07:38… of a sharp pick-up in IPO volumes running into the end […]

  • GIC Re IPO Subscription Status
    on 2017-10-12 at 07:24… 11,370-crore initial public offer (IPO) of General Insurance Corporation of … . India’s third biggest IPO after Coal India’s […]

DealStreet Asia IPO

Seeking Alpha IPO Analysis

PE Hub IPO (US)

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

  • Bawag to break Austrian record with IPO at high book multiple
    on 2017-10-11 at 16:00After a successful two week investor education process, Bawag, the Austrian bank, has unveiled the terms for its IPO on the Vienna Stock Exchange, which could value it at up to €5.2bn if it is priced at the top of the range. […]

  • Terveystalo Healthcare rises 7% after Finland’s biggest IPO since 1998
    on 2017-10-11 at 12:45Shares in Terveystalo Healthcare, the Finnish private healthcare business owned by EQT Partners, rose 7% on Wednesday morning after they began trading in Helsinki. The company’s IPO closed a day early due to the strength of demand. […]

  • Edra starts soft-sounding investors for IPO
    on 2017-10-11 at 11:30Edra Global Energy, the Malaysian power producer formerly affiliated with embattled sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, has started sounding out investors for its IPO. […]

  • IEX cuts IPO anchor book as regulators backtrack
    on 2017-10-11 at 11:30Indian Energy Exchange has been forced to cut the size of the anchor book on its Rp10bn ($153.4m) IPO after local regulators decided foreign investors could not participate in the deal, said a source close to the transaction. […]

  • London IPOs thrive with Bakkavor, M7 Reit as deals trade up
    on 2017-10-11 at 11:00After a slump in volumes over the past year since the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, the London IPO market is reviving, with two more flotations announced so far this week. […]

The Economic Times IPO (India)

Business Standard IPOs


Bitcoin and Blockchain Roundup for October 12, 2017

Bitcoin and Blockchain News Roundup For The Day

News on Bitcoin and Blockchain found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


Bitcoin & Blockchain News

Coin Journal

  • Dubai’s Land Department Adopts Blockchain Technology
    by Rebecca Campbell on 2017-10-11 at 16:43The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that they are one of the first governments to adopt blockchain technology for the management and registration of property. The DLD is the government agency responsible for the organisation and promotion of the real estate sector in the Middle East and the world. The first-of-its-kind initiative in the […] This post Dubai’s Land Department […]

  • Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin on Lack of Incentives for Public Projects, Possible Solutions
    by Joseph Young on 2017-10-10 at 22:03Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has been vocal about the lack of incentives for public open-source projects and developers contributing to the open-source codebase of Ethereum and its scaling solutions. Core developers for public blockchain projects such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin generally take pay cuts and work for salaries below industry standards to […] This post […]

  • Celsius Targets Millennials With New Ethereum Powered P2P Lending Platform
    by Diana Ngo on 2017-10-10 at 15:59A new peer-to-peer lending platform is set to hit the market in the coming months with a product specifically targeted at millennials. The Celsius Foundation is building a platform on top of the Ethereum blockchain that aims to swap out the big banks and their high fees, and replace them with colleagues, friends, and other […] This post Celsius Targets Millennials With New Ethereum Powered […]

  • Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform ShapeShift to Integrate NEM’s XEM Token
    by Diana Ngo on 2017-10-09 at 12:38ShapeShift, an instant cryptocurrency exchange platform, has announced plans to integrate NEM’s XEM token. Incorporated in Switzerland, ShapeShift was founded in 2014 to provide instant bitcoin and altcoin conversion. It supports dozens of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Zcash and Dash, and has a strict “no fiat” policy, meaning it does not use banks or […]

  • Chief Indian Economist: Bitcoin Won’t become a ‘Legal Currency’ in India without Regulation
    by Rebecca Campbell on 2017-10-07 at 12:56A prominent Indian economist believes that bitcoin needs to be regulated in India before it will become a legal currency. In a Q&A interview with the Economic Times, Dr S.P. Sharma, chief economist at the PHP Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was questioned on whether he thought bitcoin would be accepted legally in the country. […] This post Chief Indian Economist: Bitcoin Won’t […]

Coin Desk

Bitcoin Warrior

  • Bitcoin or Broke: Man Gambles House on Cryptocurrency
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-12 at 12:13A Dutch man is betting everything he owns on bitcoin, selling his house and other possessions and moving to a campsite as he awaits a hoped-for boom in the value of cryptocurrency that will make him rich. Didi Taihuttu, a 39-year-old father of three from the Netherlands, sold his house, car, bikes and other valuable [… […]

  • Obama-linked group asks for temporary injunction against Trump voter commission
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-12 at 11:12WASHINGTON — A group of former Obama Administration lawyers on Wednesday moved for a temporary injunction against President Donald Trump’s voting fraud commission, saying the committee caused an “immediate blow to the proper functioning of our democracy” when it requested voter data from all 50 states without following legally mandated procedures. The motion, filed in [… […]

  • House Democrats Push for Tougher Oversight of Regulators’ Conflicts of Interest
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-12 at 10:11A group of House Democrats introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require federal officials to disclose any potential conflicts of interest before they implement significant changes in U.S. regulations. The lawmakers said the legislation is intended to alert the public if those involved in the decisions, including the president and his top advisers, would [… […]

  • Trump threatens NBC’s broadcast licenses following critical stories
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-12 at 09:11WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, who has threatened press freedoms before, suggested Wednesday that NBC might lose its broadcast licenses following critical stories detailing his behavior. “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” the president tweeted. [… […]

  • Jake Tapper taunts Trump with Constitution prop after ‘Fake @NBCNews’ attack
    by Mark Norton on 2017-10-12 at 08:21NBC News received a helping hand from one its competitors this week after President Trump accused the network of delivering “fake” news: Jake Tapper. Back-and-forth between Mr. Trump and NBC over reports that he wanted a “tenfold increase” in the U.S. nuclear arsenal raised constitutional red flags with Mr. Tapper on Wednesday. The situation was [… […]

NEWS BTC

  • B Conference Abu Dhabi is pleased to present “DreamTeam” as the General Sponsor of the Conference
    by Guest Author on 2017-10-12 at 12:19On December 7, 2017, Abu Dhabi will host a one-day Blockchain Conference that brings together the top speakers from around the globe, who will lead the event attendees to rediscover the World of Blockchain. Last year this event went down in the history of the modern Middle Eastern world as a new quality platform for … Continue reading B Conference Abu Dhabi is pleased to present […]

  • DIGI ready to reform the multi-billion dollar Digital Goods Industry
    by News BTC on 2017-10-12 at 10:36The DIGI Token sale is coming to an end and the team is looking to raise enough funding to get their project off the ground. In many cases, this has been a very under hyped ICO but the team has strong visions for the future of their Blockchain based platform and Token.  DIGI is an … Continue reading DIGI ready to reform the multi-billion dollar Digital Goods Industry The post DIGI […]

  • Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On Right Now
    by Samuel Rae on 2017-10-12 at 10:28Today is a big day for bitcoin. Anybody that caught yesterday’s analysis will know that we highlighted the 5000 mark as a key level to watch going forward. Specifically, we noted that if we saw a break of that level, we would almost certainly see a run towards 5100 and likely beyond based on fact … Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What’s On Right Now The post […]

  • Filmmakers Team With Programmers to Tackle Piracy and Content Accessibility Issues with Blockchain
    by Guest Author on 2017-10-12 at 10:10A team of seasoned film producers, distributors and software developers has announced White Rabbit, a project seeking to monetize P2P streaming to the benefit of fans and filmmakers. The project’s blog post states, with reference to British and Australian research, that 60% of those who watch movies illegally only do so because they cannot access … Continue reading Filmmakers Team […]

  • Craig Wright Claims Only Corporations Need to Dictate Mining and Non-mining Nodes Don’t Matter
    by JP Buntinx on 2017-10-12 at 10:00The concept of mining Bitcoin has always been somewhat controversial. More specifically, there are a lot of conflicting opinions about this concept. There is a high degree of centralization in Bitcoin mining right now. Craig Wright, the self-professed Satoshi Nakamoto, states this was always the plan. Anyone running a non-mining node “is irrelevant|. Another controversial … Continue […]

Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network

  • The Ether Review #75?’??'”?’?Streamr, Completing the Data Services Trifecta
    on 2017-10-11 at 19:22Current solutions for decentralized data processing like Golem or Truebit provide part of a data services solution. Storj, Filecoin, Sia, and others offer storage solutions.Streamer tokenizes the value in streams of Data. Using the same interface for both data delivery and payment, Streamr hopes to create a two sided market for data. This rounds out the basic data services portfolio, operating […]

  • #204 Ben Bollen & Jason Goldberg: Simple Token – Bringing Tokens to Mainstream Consumer Applications
    on 2017-10-11 at 12:33As the ICO boom continues to drive funding and interest in cryptocurrencies, mainstream consumer applications are increasingly looking towards tokenization. One of these was social network Pepo, founded by veteran entrepreneur and previous founder of fab.com Jason Goldberg. Faced with the difficulties of integrating blockchain, they decided to start Simple Token – a company focused on building […]

  • The Ether Review #74 ?'”An Emerging Capital Market
    on 2017-10-09 at 22:33Element Group is a full service investment bank for the crypto-token markets.Stan Miroshnik has a background in traditional finance. After watching the crypto-markets form, Stan and his colleagues began working to understand these new markets and build a traditional finance business to serve the space.We discuss the maturity of the companies using the token launch fundraising mechanism, and those […]

  • Bitcoins & Gravy EP #97.1 Christopher Columbus Exposed!
    on 2017-10-09 at 16:53In this episode, to celebrate Columbus Day in grand fashion, I reveal the true Christopher Columbus – the world famous mariner, explorer, Murderer, Rapist and Slave master. We?’?ll dig a bit deeper than our public school history books ever did, in order to find out the truth about how the Spanish explorers were some of the true early terrorists in the Americas. […]

  • The Crypto Show: Paul Snow Bitcoin Drama x 63,000,000 & The 3rd Annual Texas Bitcoin Conference
    on 2017-10-09 at 06:09On tonight’s episode of “The Crypto Show,” Chief Architect at Factom, Inc., and CEO of the Factom Foundation Paul Snow joins us to discuss the 3rd Annual Texas Bitcoin Conference, recent developments at Factom, ICOs and coins, and the ongoing “Bitcoin Drama,” as well as the Austin Bitcoin meetup. Great show!http://TexasBitcoinConference.com coupon code: crypto Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare […]

Bitcoin Magazine

  • Bitcoin Gold Is About to Trial an ASIC-Resistant Bitcoin Fork
    by Aaron van Wirdum on 2017-10-11 at 18:20It’s forking season.After Bitcoin Cash (Bcash) forked from the Bitcoin blockchain to create a new cryptocurrency (BCH), and ahead of the SegWit2X fork that may do the same thing, a third Bitcoin fork is in the making: Bitcoin Gold (Bgold; BTG). But where Bcash and SegWit2X are scaling-related forks — both mainly increase Bitcoin’s block size limit — Bgold wants to […]

  • Op Ed: Is There a Future for Banking in a Cryptocurrency-Dominated World?
    by Jeffrey Tucker on 2017-10-11 at 13:42What is the future of banking, central banking and financial intermediation in a world in which cryptocurrency is dominant? Let’s speculate a bit, with the proviso that no one can fully anticipate how these markets will evolve.We can find hints in the speech by IMF head Christine Lagarde at a Bank of England conference in September 2017. She dropped some words that likely sent some chills […]

  • Hyperledger and Linux to Offer a Massive Open Online Blockchain Course
    by Jessie Willms on 2017-10-10 at 19:35Hyperledger, the international blockchain collaboration of corporate giants and young startups in partnership with the Linux Foundation, is launching a new free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to meet the rapidly accelerating worldwide demand for blockchain education.The pace at which the “red hot” blockchain technology market is evolving and increasing in popularity makes it […]

  • India Trials a Power Grid on the Blockchain to Incentivize Sustainable Energy
    by David Hollerith on 2017-10-10 at 19:27Access to reliable energy is the foundation of economic development and human society. Yet reliable energy can come at a steep environmental cost.Today’s energy systems are being rapidly reexamined and transformed by both private businesses and public organizations. Innovation coupled with changing policy and consumer demands has prompted The World Economic Forum’s System Initiative […]

  • GoldMint Brings the Blockchain to Global Gold Markets
    by BTC STUDIOS on 2017-10-10 at 14:16Buying, selling and trading gold is about to become easier, safer and more efficient than ever thanks to GoldMint’s innovative new blockchain models.Gold has a long history with investors as a revered store of value. As an asset, it provides a reputable alternative amid the instability of fiat money and can serve as a safe haven during a global financial crisis. More recently, gold has […]

CoinTelegraph

The Merkel

  • Bitcoin Breaks $5,000 and Reaches New All-Time High
    by Daniel Dob on 2017-10-12 at 10:10Bitcoin has been struggling over the last couple of weeks, with considerable volatility influencing the value of the cryptocurrency. However, thanks to rising investor interest, another rally occurred Thursday morning which pushed Bitcoin to a new all-time high. Bitcoin hits all-time high of $5,144 The newest all-time high according to CoinDesk is well above […]

  • Litecoin Price Heads to $55 to Keep up With Bitcoin’s Momentum
    by JP Buntinx on 2017-10-12 at 09:45With the Bitcoin price trashing all previous all-time high records once again, things are looking very promising. It remains to be seen if any of the alternative currencies can benefit from this momentum in the coming hours and days. So far, it seems Litecoin is doing exactly that. With the Litecoin price going back to $52, a strong uptrend is forming. Litecoin Price Momentum Mimics […]

  • Globitex Launch Token Sale for Spot and Derivatives Exchange in Bitcoin
    by Guest on 2017-10-12 at 07:00  The project, which is co-founded by former Executive Director and Founding Board Member of the Bitcoin Foundation Jon Matonis, aims to scale Bitcoin economically in order to become a truly useful currency of global trade and settlement. 11th October, 2017, Gibraltar, Institutional Bitcoin exchange Globitex, which is currently in limited beta, is holding a token sale to scale up operations […]

  • Life on the Blockchain
    by Andrew_Brick on 2017-10-11 at 19:00Maria stirs from her sleep. She is awoken by a combination of soft tones, the opening of her curtains, and sounds of birds chirping. After she rises, a warm artificial voice informs her that her sleep has been logged and is being distributed to the proper databases. Upon opening her eyes, she notices that her wall display indicates account totals higher than usual. Sensing her pleasant […]

Bitcoinist

  • Bitcoin Price Rockets Past $5000 to New All-Time High
    by Matthew Tompkins on 2017-10-12 at 10:40Bitcoin price soared past the $5,000 mark today, reaching a current all time high of $5,188 on the GDAX exchange.  Bitcoin’s price rocketed through the psychological $5,000 barrier, reaching an all time high, at the time of writing of $5,188. Relative strength technical indicators do show that the currency has been overbought now for three days, however, the price shows no sign of […]

  • Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are the Next Big Thing
    by Ashour Iesho on 2017-10-12 at 06:00After many cryptocurrency exchanges have become targets of hacks, users are looking for a decentralized alternative in order to protect their assets. Eliminating Risks Over the past few months, the cryptocurrency market had an impressive growth rate, reaching a total market capitalization of $176 billion at its peak. Such rapid growth has not only garnered the attention of investors and […]

  • Decentralized Advertising Ecosystem Papyrus Launches Token Sale on October 12, Announces Strategic Partnership with Airpush, Bancor, WINGS, and BitClave, and Presents World-Class Advisors
    by Bitcoinist.net on 2017-10-12 at 02:30The project developing the world’s first decentralized ecosystem for digital advertising has signed contracts with the most influential players of the blockchain market, and its token smart contract has been successfully verified by the leading company in the field of smart contract auditing. [Note: This is a press release.] Papyrus is developing the world’s first decentralized and […]

  • Move Over YouTube – Here Comes Flixxo
    by Cynthia Turcotte on 2017-10-11 at 21:30Blockchain-based video content sharing platform Flixxo is set to turn online video streaming on its ear with a platform that rewards content producers and viewers alike. Their eagerly anticipated token sale launches on October 24, 2017. What is Flixxo? Flixxo is a community-driven video content sharing platform that combines blockchain technology with the Bittorent communications protocol to […]

Fintech Schweiz – Bitcoin & Blockchain

  • Ethereum Gets Its First Exchange Traded Product
    by Fintechnews Switzerland on 2017-10-11 at 07:50Investors seeking exposure to the price movement of ether, the native token of the Ethereum platform, just got a new, but familiar option: two Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) which track The post Ethereum Gets Its First Exchange Traded Product appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

  • Leonteq Launches Swiss Tracker Certificates on Bitcoin
    by Fintechnews Switzerland on 2017-10-09 at 11:41Swiss fintech firm Leonteq launched last week tracker certificates on bitcoin in CHF, EUR and USD. The new suite of exchange-traded notes tracking bitcoin is targeted at investors seeking to The post Leonteq Launches Swiss Tracker Certificates on Bitcoin appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

  • «The Blockchain Folk Theorem» Wins SFI Outstanding Paper Award 2017
    by Fintechnews Switzerland on 2017-10-06 at 09:10At Swiss Finance Institute’s Annual Meeting held in Zurich on 4 October 2017, the SFI College of chairs has nominated Professor Bruno Biais, Toulouse School of Economics, Professor Christophe Bisière, The post «The Blockchain Folk Theorem» Wins SFI Outstanding Paper Award 2017 appeared first on Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCH. […]

CoinPedia

  • Bitcoin smashed via $5100 to hit all new record
    by Kerin on 2017-10-12 at 11:16According to CoinMarketCap, on Thursday, the price of Bitcoin hits all time high of $5185.73. It hits all new records with rising investor interest causing a rally for the cryptocurrency price. However, it has shrugged off much of the negative news from regulators overall bitcoin. Recently, Chinese regulators banned cryptocurrency exchanges and even the government … Read Article Read […]

  • Toss payment app to add Bitcoin transactions: South Korea
    by Elena R on 2017-10-12 at 09:11South Korea is known as the most wired country on earth. It also has the highest smartphone usage in the world. With the main intentions and focus towards international trade, domestic payment systems ironically protected. Mr. Lee’s company, Viva Republica, creates mobile application known as Toss. Mr. Lee continues, “Before Toss, users required five passwords … Read Article […]

  • Paying citizenship with Bitcoin in small pacific island
    by Tabassum M on 2017-10-12 at 06:56Bitcoin being introduce by many businesses as a means of payment has now unlock the ways for citizenship. The small pacific island will allow you paying citizenship via Bitcoin. Vanuatu information center The Vanuatu information center has announced bitcoin payment. And assures that accepting bitcoin as a fee for citizenship is the secures approval from … Read Article Read More The post […]

  • Following Dash, SmartCash implements Community Governance system
    by Sara Noah on 2017-10-12 at 06:16SmartCash is also known as privacy-centered altcoin. Recently, it has announced the implementation of a community Governance system. The SmartCash team approaches the development which will deepen decentralization in the ecosystem. In an interview, Jeremy Maus, also known as Solarmminer, describes the importance of his community’s inventiveness that has been named SmartHive. According to […]

  • Ad on WSJ by Cryptocurrency startup is a fun at Jamie Dimon
    by Qadir AK on 2017-10-11 at 10:54Jamie Dimon who is the CEO of JPMorgan told “Bitcoin is fraud” in September. As a fire back at Jamie Dimon, one of the cryptocurrency startup Eidoo took a full-page ad in the Wall street Journal. Eidoo is the Switzerland-based startup and a cryptocurrency wallet company. The company has further plan of launching debit card … Read Article Read More The post Ad on WSJ by […]

  • Japan’s 3 megabank ‘Field Trial’ for P2P money transfer on blockchain
    by Kerin on 2017-10-11 at 10:18Fijitsu Japanese IT giant to be held a field trial of person-to-person i.e., P2P money transfer between individuals from Japan’s three ‘megabank’. In terms of likes, Japan is lagging behind South Korea and China in digital payments. Comparatively, with 50% of china and Korean society, 19% of Japanese has gone cashless. Besides, this difference the … Read Article Read […]

The Distributed Ledger

  • Building a Framework for Privacy DApps
    on 2017-10-10 at 17:10Particl has become known in the cryptocurrency world for building a blockchain based ecommerce platform Yet Particl s vision is not limited to enabling users to buy and sell products using BTC PART or other cryptocurrencies Particl is also creating an all purpos […]

  • Can Blockchains Clean Up Advertising Quality?
    on 2017-10-10 at 16:11Blockchain technology is great at transforming entrenched inefficient business models It isn t every day that you see it disrupting a disruptor though But that is already happening in some aspects of the advertising industry particularly in quality assuranc […]

  • Goldman Sachs Considering Bitcoin Trading Operation, Bullish on Distributed Ledger Technology
    on 2017-10-09 at 18:52Last month JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told an investor conference in New York that Bitcoin won t end well because it s a fraud and worse than tulip bulbs Bloomberg reported Dimon said he would fire any employee trading bitcoin for being […]

  • R3 and TradeIX Develop Blockchain Solution for Open Account Trade Finance
    on 2017-10-05 at 18:48R3 and TradeIX are developing an end to end open account trade finance business network with the collaboration of twelve high profile financial institutions Bangkok Bank Barclays BBVA Bladex BNP Paribas Commerzbank CTBC Bank ING Intesa Sanpaolo Shinhan Bank Royal Bank […]

  • University of Surrey Picks Distributed Ledger Technology To Manage Biometric Data
    on 2017-10-03 at 20:54For the last several years a major topic in technology has been about how to harness the exponentially greater amount of data we have access to thanks to the internet One consistently discussed concept linking health business and technology is finding a way to captur […]


Venture Capital Roundup for October 12, 2017

Venture Capital News Roundup For The Day

News on venture capital, funding and startups found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


Various VC News

FinSMEs

  • 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 […]

DealStreet Asia VC

VentureBeat

Alley Watch

  • 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 […]

PE Hub VC (US)

PE Hub VC (Canada)

  • iNovia Capital leads ROSS Intelligence’s $8.7 mln Series A round
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-11 at 22:24ROSS Intelligence, an artificial intelligence company focused on the legal industry, has raised US$8.7 million in a Series A financing, bringing its total funding to US$13 million. The round was led by iNovia Capital. Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, Y Combinator Continuity Fund, Real Ventures, Dentons’ NextLaw Labs and others also invested. Founded in 2015 by CEO Andrew Arruda, […]

  • Brookfield Property leads investment in Honest Buildings: Reuters
    by Reuters News on 2017-10-11 at 21:27Brookfield Property Partners LP, one of the largest commercial real estate companies, said this week it has invested in Honest Buildings, a New York project management startup that compiles data for property owners to make construction projects more efficient, Reuters reported. Brookfield led a group that raised US$13 million for Honest Buildings in the hopes its platform can establish an […]

  • HIVE Blockchain raises $7 mln in funding, buys second data centre
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-11 at 15:01HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd (TSX-V: HIVE) has secured $7 million in a private placement deal with Genesis Mining Ltd, an existing strategic investor. The round was closed concurrently with a $30 million bought deal financing. HIVE, a Vancouver-based developer of blockchain infrastructure, said it used some of the funds raised to acquire a second data centre in Reykjanes, […]

  • Accelerate Fund II invests in digital ad network Visio Media
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-10 at 21:44Accelerate Fund II, an Alberta early-stage angel co-investment fund, has invested an undisclosed amount in Visio Media Inc, an Edmonton digital out-of-home advertising network. Founded in 2011, Visio uses software called Elev8 in the elevators of high-rise commercial and residential properties to help advertisers reach their target audiences. Its network […]

  • Payment Rails closes seed round, grows funding to $1.1 mln
    by Kirk Falconer on 2017-10-10 at 16:09Toronto-based financial technology startup Payment Rails has closed a seed-stage financing, bringing its total funding to $1.1 million. The seed round was backed by angel investors, including financial executives like Scott Thompson, the former president of PayPal. With the deal, Thompson joins the company as a board advisor. Founded in 2015 by President Ferhan Patel and CEO Tim […]

VC News Daily

  • True Link Financial Secures $8M Series A
    on 2017-10-11 at 13:00SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Leading financial services provider for seniors, announced today that it has raised $8 million in a Series A funding. […]

  • AlertMedia Raises $8 Million in Series B
    on 2017-10-11 at 13:00AUSTIN, TX, Fastest-growing mass communication software provider in the world, today announced it has raised $8 million in a Series B funding. […]

  • SidelineSwap Scores $2M in Seed Extension
    on 2017-10-11 at 13:00BOSTON, MA, Online marketplace for sports gear and equipment, today announces a $2 million seed extension funding round. […]

  • Vyng Secures $3M in Seed Funding
    on 2017-10-11 at 13:00SANTA MONICA, CA, Company focused on transforming how conversations start on mobile, announced today it has raised close to $3 million in seed round funding. […]

  • 250ok Secures $2.6M Series A
    on 2017-10-11 at 13:00INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Email analytics and deliverability company 250ok today announces a raise of $2.6 million in Series A funding. […]

TECH.CO Funding

  • Why Are More Startups Going Bankrupt?
    by Larry Alton on 2017-10-09 at 21:00It’s no secret that the vast majority of startups and small businesses eventually fail. The “8 out of 10 businesses fail” within the first 3 years statistic is commonly reported, but false. Still, more than half of businesses don’t make it past 5 years,… […]

  • Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Reaches Annual Cap for 2017
    by Whit Richardson on 2017-10-07 at 18:30The Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit, which provides tax credits to investors to encourage greater investment in Maine startups, has reached its annual cap of $5 million with three months left to go in 2017. The end came quickly. A few weeks ago, there was… […]

  • Too Many Startups Don’t Realize Saving Money Is a Good Thing
    by Adam Rowe on 2017-10-03 at 13:20One bit of counterintuitive advice common to the startup community states that you should always reinvest your earnings immediately, creating a virtuous cycle that will grow your business with that hockey stick growth everyone’s after, and eventually letting you IPO for billions. But a… […]

  • Raising Capital Comes Down to Trusting Your Instincts
    by Heidi Jannenga on 2017-09-28 at 12:30Your startup that was seeded with your own money is really starting to take off. With good business instincts and sound financial management, you’ve bootstrapped your business into a success. Your big idea has transformed into a thriving, rapid-growth company that’s turning a sustainable… […]

  • 6 Ways to Quickly Bootstrap Your Startup
    by Tanvir Zafar on 2017-09-25 at 22:30Ask any startup founder and they are probably thing about money. At the end of the day, it’s hard to know if an external source of income will provide the edge you need to propel your company forward, or if it’ll simply detract from… […]

ImpactAlpha

  • SOCAP signals, calling early-childhood innovators, SDGs as a ‘declaration of interdependence’
    by ImpactAlpha on 2017-10-12 at 01:00The BriefOct. 11, 2017SOCAP 2017 l Photo credit: Carine UmuhumuzaGreetings, ImpactAlpha readers!#Overheard at SOCAP“SOCAP is the flea market of impact investing” (#SOCAP17 joke making the rounds).“The Sustainable Development Goals are a declaration of interdependence.” The UN Development Programme’s Achim Steiner said “the UN and impact investing […]

  • Six impact storylines, Andela’s African coders, creative economy, climate job-loss
    by ImpactAlpha on 2017-10-11 at 22:39The BriefOct. 10, 2017Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, New MexicoGreetings, ImpactAlpha readers!#Featured: ImpactAlpha RoundupAt SOCAP17, looking ahead to 2030. Today’s brief comes to you from the main hall at Ft. Mason in San Francisco, where the 10th annual Social Capital Markets conference is underway. ImpactAlpha is a media sponsor of the event, the largest in SOCAP’s history with […]

  • Six impact storylines ImpactAlpha is watching for the decade ahead
    by Dennis Price on 2017-10-11 at 02:14Smarter MoneyOn the 10th anniversary of SOCAP let’s not only look back, but ahead, to 2030 and beyondPhoto credit: Camille KimberlyBy Dennis Price and David BankImpact is a big story.The greatest wealth- and value-creation opportunity of the millennium (to date), social and environmental value will drive global growth and sustainable, inclusive prosperity […]

  • Good Capital Project takes on impact investing’s `grand challenges’
    by ImpactAlpha on 2017-10-10 at 21:18Impact VoicesIncluding ideas on how to drive more capital towards impact investmentPhoto credit: Clark TibbsBy Sharadiya Dasgupta, Good Capital ProjectThe Good Capital project has a simple goal: drive more capital towards more impact investments. To increase the flow of “good capital” we’ve taken on six Grand Challenges:Creating shared understandingEfficient product […]

  • The impact investment strategies that helped make these funds among the ‘Best for the World’
    by Dennis Price on 2017-10-10 at 05:37Smarter MoneyB Lab’s annual list of top-ranked impact funds includes some you may not have heard of — yet.Photo credit: Ravi RoshanPrivate-equity firm CoreCo has an investment thesis you’re not likely to read about in The Wall Street Journal. The $54 million fund spots high-growth businesses in Central America that operate with sustainable business […]

  • Top-ranked impact funds, blue bonds, nudges for good, super abundant capital
    by ImpactAlpha on 2017-10-10 at 01:14The BriefOct. 9, 2017Photo credit: Jakob OwensGreetings, ImpactAlpha readers!#Featured: ImpactAlpha OriginalB Lab’s annual list of top-ranked impact funds includes some you may not have heard of — yet. Private-equity firm CoreCo has an investment thesis you’re not likely to read about in The Wall Street Journal. The $54 million fund spots high-growth […]

Crowdfund Insider

  • 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 […]

Andreessen Horowitz

  • a16z Podcast: Mindsets for Engineering Biology
    by htidnam on 2017-10-05 at 23:00Head of the largest bioengineering lab in the world, former chairman of the FDA and one of the few recipients of the National Medals of Science and of Technology and Innovation, MIT Professor Bob Langer’s work has spanned multiple fields […]

  • a16z Podcast: Why Crypto Tokens Matter
    by sonala16z on 2017-09-28 at 15:00We’ve already talked about why bitcoin matters. But as the set of cryptocurrencies — and networks and “tokens” enabled by the underlying blockchain — grow (Ethereum being one of the fastest-growing ones), where do we go from here? […]

  • a16z Podcast: The Case Study of Lyft and Local Governments
    by sonala16z on 2017-09-26 at 05:00How should startups engage with policymakers, build their own government relations (GR) function (whether in house or with consultants), and just begin to figure out their GR playbook? Let alone explain their moves — not just externally, but internally too? &nbs […]

  • Activehours
    by htidnam on 2017-09-21 at 15:00The financial lives of many Americans are whipsawed by 3-5 predictable financial events that repeat with high frequency, the dates of which are entirely outside of their control: rent or mortgage payment, car payment, credit card payment, student loan payment, […]

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Various Seed Funding News


Startup Roundup for October 12, 2017

Startup News Roundup For The Day

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


SmartCompany

TechCrunch Startups

  • Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids
    by Catherine Shu on 2017-10-12 at 07:08 Just as pre-teens in the 1990s were warned away from dialing 1-900 numbers, kids now need to learn how to navigate social media responsibly. Kudos, an app for kids aged eight to 13 with around-the-clock moderation, positions itself as a safe introduction to social media that also teaches its young users, some of whom were born before the first iPhone was released, how to be […]

  • Watch every panel and session from Startup Battlefield Africa 2017
    by Travis Bernard,Yashad Kulkarni on 2017-10-12 at 06:00 On October 11, TechCrunch and Facebook hosted Startup Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. The Startup Battlefield pitch-off competition featured startups from all over Africa in three categories: Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. Top notch investors and founders served as judges to pick the winners in each category as well as an overall winner. We […]

  • FastPay acquires media payments company AnchorOps
    by Anthony Ha on 2017-10-11 at 23:12 FastPay has acquired AnchorOps in a deal that brings together two businesses focused on media financing. FastPay’s model revolves around lending money to digital media companies, helping them deal with cashflow issues as they wait to get paid by advertisers. AnchorOps, meanwhile, has built invoicing and payments software for those media companies. In the acquisition announcement, […]

  • ROSS Intelligence lands $8.7M Series A to speed up legal research with AI
    by John Mannes on 2017-10-11 at 18:34 Armed with an understanding of machine learning, ROSS Intelligence is going after LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for ownership of legal research. The startup is announcing an $8.7 million Series A today led by iNovia Capital with participation from Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, Y Combinator Continuity Fund, Real Ventures, Dentons’ NextLaw Labs and angels. Read Mor […]

  • 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… […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • ShiftLeft promises to protect your code even when you ignore security threats
    by Ron Miller on 2017-10-11 at 12:00 Every day companies are uploading fresh code to the cloud. The pace is startling and that tends to lead to errors. We have seen security software in the past that will check that code for problems and security holes and recommend fixes before launching, but what happens when your programming team doesn’t have time or money to make those fixes (or simply ignores them)? ShiftLeft, […]

  • Travel experiences marketplace Withlocals picks up $4.2M in Series A funding
    by Steve O'Hear on 2017-10-11 at 09:39 Withlocals, the the Netherlands-based startup that operates a marketplace for personalised travel experiences, has raised $4.2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Inkef Capital, the Amsterdam-headquartered VC firm. Read Mor […]

The Times of Israel

EU-Startups

StartupDelta News

  • Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-12 at 09:28What 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… Continue reading → The post Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT appeared first on StartupDelta. […]

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-12 at 09:18‘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… Continue reading → The post Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth […]

  • MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-09 at 10:01It’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… Continue reading → The post MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment appeared first on StartupDelta. […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-09 at 09:58Amsterdam-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… Continue reading → The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally appeared first on […]

DealStreet Asia Startups

CB Insights

Inc42

  • 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 […]

South China Morning Post

  • All you need to know about high-flying Hong Kong start-ups GoGoVan and Lalamove
    by Bien Perez on 2017-10-12 at 01:00It has been more than a month since logistics company GoGoVan became the first Hong Kong start-up to be valued at more than US$1 billion, and now rival Lalamove has staked its claim as the city’s next “unicorn” after raising US$100 million from a new round of funding. A unicorn is a start-up valued at a US$1 billion or more. Here are five things everyone should […]

  • Tax cuts ‘helpful’ only if companies earn a profit, says SME owner
    by Harminder Singh on 2017-10-11 at 13:16The founder of a Hong Kong gaming start-up welcomed Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s research and development (R&D) incentives announced during Wednesday’s policy address, but said he saw little benefit in the tax cuts for small businesses. Silver Yu Wing-fung, 33, established his mobile gaming company, Skytree Digital, in 2013. Like many start-ups, Skytree did not […]

  • Lalamove on track to become next start-up unicorn from Hong Kong
    by Zen Soo on 2017-10-11 at 08:46Hong Kong logistics start-up Lalamove said on Wednesday that it has raised US$100 million in the latest round of funding, placing its valuation to close to US$1 billion, giving further impetus to its expansion plans in Southeast Asia and maintain its market leadership in China. The funding round was led by ShunWei Capital, a venture capital firm that counts Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun as one of its […]

Business Standard Startups

Tech.eu

  • 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 […]

Various Startup News

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-11 at 13:30Every 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 necessary, but not sufficient for the big win. They think […]

  • 10 Secrets For Getting More Things Done In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-09 at 13:30Every business professional I know faces the challenge of getting more things done on time, and getting the right things done. They all dream of working less, and accomplishing more. Yet I see that most are their own worst enemies. They seem to all fall victim to a common set of mistaken priorities and well-meaning distractions that keep them from exceeding their own objectives. For example, I […]

  • 8 Weak Change Signals That Can Have Explosive Impact
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-08 at 13:30When 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 be cultural, like the increasing need to be social, spawning Facebook and a hundred others, or technological, […]

  • 7 Leadership Actions To Win In This New World Of Work
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-07 at 13:30We are living in a new generation of business, where customers drive the experience, and highly engaged employees are required to keep up with customer expectations. Traditional business leadership practices, including autocratic, reactive, and narcissistic, aren’t working. Only 13 percent of workers are fully engaged, and half have left a job because they hated their boss. We have all […]

  • 9 Ways A True Entrepreneur Survives And Flourishes
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-06 at 13:30Could you survive and flourish as an entrepreneur, or should you be satisfied working for someone else? That’s a question I get every day in my role as an advisor to business professionals, and it’s a good one to ask. In my view, the number of traditional long-term employee roles is declining rapidly, due to advances in technology and automation. By some projections, the level of […]

  • 10 Clues That It May Be Time To Seek Outside Help
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-04 at 13:30If 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 mask anxieties. The best people know when they don’t know, and know how to find 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 […]

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Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 12, 2017

Entrepreneurship News Roundup For The Day, Curated From Sources Around The Web

News on startup entrepreneurship, found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!


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