Tagged: microsoft

BlueVine Receives Additional $12 Million Investment From Microsoft’s Venture Fund M12 & Nationwide; Brings Series E Total Funding to $72 Million

Online lender BlueVine announced on Tuesday it secured $12 million from new investors, M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, and the venture arm of insurance and financial services provider, Nationwide. According to BlueVine, the additional funding announcement comes eight weeks after the lender reported it had raised $60 million… Read More

Microsoft Taiwan Announces “Blockchain” Cooperative Deal with Digital China and HighCool

Microsoft Taiwan held a joint press conference with Digital China and HighCool companies at Le Meridien Hotel in Taipei June 28th to announce a “tripartite blockchain strategy cooperation” agreement has been struck between the three firms to create a vast, blockchain-moderated public-private computing cloud. Also… Read More

Linux Foundation Forgives Microsoft, OKs Acquisition of GitHub

Computing’s “Temple of Open Source” -the Linux Foundation- has extended an olive branch to Microsoft by blessing its recent acquisition of the popular software collaboration platform GitHub. According to Github, over 28 million software developers use the site to co-build software and sift it for… Read More

Microsoft Acquires Software-Collaboration Platform GitHub

Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed rumours it is acquiring GitHub, a largely-free software-collaboration platform considered the most popular “version control system” in the world. Microsoft reports that it paid $7.5 billion dollars of its own stock for the acquisition. Today Microsoft bought GitHub for $7.5B by issuing… Read More

Pundi X Appoints Microsoft & Ethereum Veteran David Ben Kay As Chief Counsel

Pundi X (CURRENCY: PXS), a cryptocurrency point-of-sale solution provider, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Microsoft and Ethereum veteran David Ben Kay as its new Chief Legal Counsel. According to Pundi X, Ben Kay helped establish over 250 companies in that country, including Microsoft’s China subsidiary which he helped set… Read More

Microsoft for Startups Backs New UK Investment Crowdfunding Platform Stakeholderz

There is a new entry in the UK crowdfunding market. Stakeholderz, the creation of executive recruitment firm Intramezzo, is an equity crowdfunding platform with a mission to bring together early stage tech ventures with experienced directors who can not only help fund the company but… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Chinese Retailer Suning Launches Private Internet Bank Jiangsu Suning Bank Co., Ltd., a private online bank backed by Suning Commerce Group Co., Ltd., officially launched last Friday. Like many of its peers, Suning Bank aims to create an online-to-offline bank driven by technology and taking… Read More

Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai Hosts First Batch Graduation & Demo Day

Microsoft Accelerator Shanghai (MASH), which was launched in January 2017, hosted its first batch’s graduation and demo day on Thursday. The event showcased a total of 14 startups that participated in the program. According to the program,10 out of the 14 startups have received new… Read More

Ruth Hedges Adds Microsoft as Lead Sponsor for Annual GCC Event

Ruth Hedges, an early advocate of the potential of crowdfunding, has landed Microsoft as its lead sponsor for her annual Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC). Hedges commented on the addition of Microsoft to help with the event; “We are very excited to have Microsoft’s sponsorship for… Read More

Seedrs Alum Eventopedia Receives $120,000 Microsoft Scholarship

Seedrs alum and online event planner community Eventopedia announced last week it was accepted into Microsoft’s BizSpark Plus program, which the platform stated offers a selected startups that are considered to have a high growth potential in their markets. The platform has notably been awarded… Read More

Bold Prediction: Microsoft First to $1 Trillion Valuation Powered in Part by Crowdfunding

  Michael Markowski is making a bold prediction stating Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be the first company to breach the $1 trillion mark in valuation.  It is only this year that Microsoft topped $1 trillion in total lifetime revenues.  Microsoft is in the race for securing… Read More

Microsoft Announces Support for Asian Consortium Blockchain Network on Azure

Earlier this month, tech giant Microsoft announced it formed a partnership with AMIS and the Industry Technology Research Institute of Taiwan to create Asia’s consortium blockchain network on Azure. The company also revealed it is collaborating with banks such as Fubon Financial, Cathay Financial Holdings, MegaBank, KGI, Taishin,… Read More

Flaming Fowl Studios Launches Kickstarter For “Fable” Themed Collectible Card Game

On Monday, new indie games developer, Flaming Fowl Studios, took to Kickstarter to raise $365,385 for the Fable theme collectible card game, Fable Fortune.  Flaming Fowl Studio reportedly consists of a team of former Lionhead Studio workers. Lionhead, the original developer of Fable, was shut down by Microsoft earlier… Read More

Second Annual Women in Tech Festival Kicks Off At the End of March

This week, the organizers of Silicon Valley Forum’s Women in Tech Festival announced the event will be taking place on March 30th at Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View, California. This is a full-day celebration of the achievements and accomplishments of women in tech. The Women in Tech Festival… Read More

Microsoft Executive Joins P2P Mortgage Lender LendInvest

Indicative of the dramatic shift occurring in finance today, LendInvest has announced the appointment of a former Microsoft executive to join the fast growing peer to peer lending platform. Bart Boezeman will be LendInvest’s new Chief Marketing Officer.  Previously Boezeman was Director of Global Brand… Read More

National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Holds Sold Out Inaugural Conference

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) held a highly successful, sold out event last week in Toronto.  According to event organizers, over 300 attendees gathered for the inaugural event as industry participants and advocates joined to discuss the future of crowdfunding and new forms of finance…. Read More

Empatica Hits Indiegogo to Raise Funds For New Medical-Quality Wearable Device

On Tuesday (November 18th), Empatica, Inc., an affective computing startup focused on human data analytics,  launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to develop its first ever consumer offering, The Embrace. The device is an all-in-one watch and medical-quality wearable device, is designed for people seeking to improve… Read More

Microsoft Launches Crowdfunding Method to Help Students Buy PCs

Microsoft launched a new way for college students to pay for Windows PC purchases on Tuesday — a Kickstarter-style crowdfunding program. The tech giant’s new “Chip In” program lets friends and family crowdsource donations toward purchasing a Windows PC for a college student. The program… Read More

Crowdfunding: Large Video Game Publishers Taking Notice

Over the weekend, Silicon Era published a piece covering an earnings call by big time video game publisher Square Enix. Three recent titles put out by the publisher failed to meet sales targets, including Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution. Yosuke Matsuda, who is apparently next in… Read More

Mimvi and Entrepreneur Media Team Up to Provide Support for App Developers

/PRNewswire/ — Mimvi, Inc. (OTCBB: MIMV) and Entrepreneur Media agreed to collaborate on the development of a crowd funding platform specifically designed for the mobile developer.  The new platform is intended to provide a variety of resources to the developer community, including crowd funding services,… Read More