Tagged: jd alois

Brief: Bank of Japan Considers Fintech Viable Option for Central Banking

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank may finally apply fintech to its future operations  given its growing influence on global payments, settlements and financial services, reported Reuters. Signaling that the BOJ is ready to initiate research to promote Japanese fintech given it has “various… Read More

Glowing Plant Grafts with Y Combinator: VC’s First Biotech Investment Reignites GMO Debate

Kickstarter’s first synthetic biology project, the Glowing Plant, which was launched April 2013 by Antony Evans, Fulbright Stanford post-doc fellow Omri Amirav-Drory, PhD and Kyle Taylor, PhD (from Stanford) has made the news again for its syncing with Y Combinator.  The Silicon Valley venture capital firm… Read More

TrackR Bravo Exceeds $1M in Funding on Indiegogo: Never Lose Anything Ever Again

TrackR Bravo has continued to exceed the team’s expectations, and, as predicted by Crowdfund Insider’s JD Alois, has raised over $1,084,000; the startup’s initial goal was $20,000. In the Santa Barbara-based company’s 6th iteration of the tracking device, if an item goes missing, TrackR’s Crowd… Read More