Tagged: startups

U.S. Insurtech Embroker Launches Fully Digital Directors & Officers Insurance Policy

Embroker, a modern business insurance platform designed to improve how companies of all sizes buy and manage insurance coverage, announced on Wednesday the launch of its fully digital directors and officers (D&O) insurance policy, specifically designed for venture capital (VC) backed tech startups. Embroker reported that the… Read More

Startupbootcamp Announces 10 African Startups Selected For AfriTech Global Accelerator Program

Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech announced last week the Top 10 African Innovators selected to participate in the globally renowned, multi-corporate backed accelerator program for 2018. According to SBC, following an intensive 3-month global scouting tour, across 15 countries, and inclusive of 19 FastTrack events and 220… Read More

U.S. Fintech Brex Debuts Corporate Card For Startups

On Tuesday, U.S. fintech Brex announced the launch of its new corporate card that’s specifically designed to help startups qualify based on funding rather than credit history. This news comes just after Brex completed its Series B funding round, bringing its total funding to $57… Read More

UK Government Announces New “Startup Visa” Initiative

On Wednesday, the UK government announced a new initiative that will allow those who want to start a business in the country to apply for a new “startup” visa. According to government officials, this new route, which was announced during London Tech Week, will widen… Read More

Orange Digital Ventures Collaborates With Google For Startup Financing

Orange announced on Thursday it has partnered with Google through Orange Digital Ventures (ODV), the Group’s corporate venture fund, to join forces in financing the best start-ups. According to Orange, through this partnership, Google will leverage ODV’s sourcing of start-ups to explore opportunities for co-investments… Read More

Crowdcube Funded Club Members Featured in Startups 100 Best Businesses of 2018

On Tuesday, Crowdcube announced Funded Club members, Azoomee, Floom, Tutorful, NovelTea, PlanSnap, The Vurger Co., Thyngs, Kokoon, and Mindful Chef were featured in Startups 100 Best Businesses of 2018 list. According to the UK equity crowdfunding platform, Startups 100 is a long-running index of the “best” new… Read More

Fintech Firm Flywire Teams Up With SP Jain For New Student-Led Singapore-Based Startups Competition

Flywire, a fintech firm that provides global payment and receivable solutions for education, healthcare, and commercial enterprises, announced this week it has partnered with SP Jain School of Global Management to launch a startup competition, the Flywire Challenge, to power a new generation of transformative entrepreneurship in Singapore and the APAC… Read More

Entrée Capital Ventures Closes $80 Million Israel Focused Early Stage Fund

On Thursday, international venture capital firm Entrée Capital announced the closing of its second Israeli focused early stage fund with aggregate capital commitments of $80 million. Entrée stated this fund follows the success of its previous Israeli fund that invested in early-stage Israeli startups such… Read More

BMO Harris Bank Teams Up With 1871 For Second Annual Innovation Program

BMO Harris Bank announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with 1871 for the second annual Innovation Program. According to the bank, the startups accepted into the program will receive mentoring from the BMO Harris team, as well as access to the 1871 space and… Read More

Morgan Stanley to Host Inaugural Canada Technology Startup Day in Montreal

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced on Thursday it is set to host its inaugural Canada Technology Start-up Day at its Montreal Technology Centre today. The financial giant reported that the invitation-only event is providing some of Canada’s most promising emerging technology companies with the opportunity for… Read More

Pan African Bank Ecobank Opens Applications for Second Annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge

Pan African bank Ecobank announced earlier this week it is seeking fintech solution startups to apply for its second annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge. According to the bank, more than 850 applied for the competition during its first challenge last year. Entrepreneurs, startups, and developers who are… Read More

Plug and Play Accepts 156 Startups Into Eight Programs

Plug and Play announced on Thursday the 156 startups accepted into eight of its programs. These programs will run from April through June and include Energy & Sustainability, Enterprise 2.0, Health & Wellness, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Mobility, Real Estate, and Travel & Hospitality. The organization… Read More

Plug and Play Welcomes 111 Startups for 2018 First Batches

  On Thursday, Plug and Play announced it welcomed 111 startups into six of its accelerator programs. The programs will notably run from March through May and include Brand & Retail, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Food & Beverage, New Materials & Packaging, and Supply Chain & Logistics Plug and… Read More

Magma Partners Announces $15 Million Fund to Support Latin American Startups; Launches China-Latin America Accelerator

Magma Partners, an early stage venture capital firm with offices in the U.S. and Latin America, announced earlier this week the first close of its second $15M fund to continue supporting the growth of U.S. incorporated startups with technology and sales teams based in Latin… Read More

IBM & Comcast Ventures Back New Blockchain Startup Fund “MState”

This week, IBM and Comcast Ventures announced they have backed new blockchain startup fund, MState. Founded in 2017, MState is described as a growth lab for enterprise blockchain companies with locations in New York City and San Francisco. It will run a six-month program straiten gin… Read More

Crowdcube Announces Partnership With L Marks

On Friday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it has formed a partnership with L Marks to offer co-funding opportunities to the company’s network of 130 startups. L Marks is described as innovation specialists and early-stage investors, who work with the likes of John Lewis, Bupa,… Read More

Virgin Startup Announces Equity Crowdfunding Accelerator Program CrowdBoost

Virgin Startup has teamed up with TribeFirst to launched Crowdboost, a new equity crowdfunding accelerator program for startups looking to scale. Its description reads: “CrowdBoost has been developed for ambitious entrepreneurs who are looking to leverage the power of the crowd to raise funds, raise awareness and… Read More

Funderbeam Reveals Early-Stage Startups Have Secured €5 Million From Investors Through Blockchain-Powered Platform

Funderbeam, a Blockchain-powered platform for cross-border startup funding with an extensive information database, a primary market for fundraising and a secondary market for equity and debt trading, recently announced that early-stage startups have raised €5 million through investors from close to 100 countries through its blockchain-powered platform…. Read More

La Caisse Forms Partnership With Desjardins Group to Launch New Canadian Fintech Fund

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with the Desjardins Group to launch a new fintech investment fund. The creation of this fund was announced during the Canada FinTech Forum According to the Canadian companies, the funds… Read More

LendingTree Partners With Lend360 to Launch Startup Innovators Program

On Monday, Lend360 announced it has teamed up with LendingTree to launch Startup Innovators Program, an on-site competition where fintech startups will present cutting-edge solutions that are propelling the online lending ecosystem forward. Winners of this new competition will receive $10,000. Lend360 revealed that startups in… Read More