Tagged: technology

Consumer Insight Firm TruRating Quickly Nears £1.8 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

TruRating, a UK-based consumer insight firm that uses point of sale to collect mass, accurate feedback, is quickly nearing its £1.8 million equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. The campaign, which was launched last month, has raised more than £1.7 million from nearly 200 investors. Founded in 2014, the… Read More

Learning Platform Focused on STEM Skills Because Learning Now Seeking Funds Through Indiegogo/MicroVentures

Because Learning, a U.S.-based learning platform specifically focused on STEM skills, is now seeking funds through Indiegogo/Microventure’s equity crowdfunding platform. Founded in 2014, Because Learning, which was previously known as Ardusat, is on a mission to inspire students in the STEM field, which are science, technology,… Read More

Square Launches Square Reader SDK Developer Toolkit For Sellers & Buyers

Square announced this week the launch of its Square Reader SDK, which is described as a complete toolkit that enables developers to reimagine the checkout experience for both sellers and buyers. The fintech firm reported that Square Reader SDK is a set of developer tools… Read More

XL Catlin Teams Up With Insurtech Slice to Build On-Demand Cyber Insurance Solution

Slice Labs, a U.S.-based insurtech firm, announced earlier this week that it has teamed up with insurer XL Catlin to create an on-demand cyber insurance solution for small and medium-sized business. According to Slice, the solution will be built on the Slice Insurance Cloud Services… 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

IBM Partners With Italian Bank Banca Carige to Launch $500 Million U.S. Technology Joint Venture “Dock”

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced last week it has teamed up with Italian bank, Banca Carige, to launch launched Dock, a $500 million U.S. joint venture, to bring innovative technologies including AI, big data, analytics and cognitive tools to improve the competitiveness of Carige’s more than 500 branches and… Read More

UK Insurtech Laka Secures £1.1 Million During Seed Funding Round Led By Tune Protect Group

Laka, a UK-based insurtech startup, announced on Thursday it has kicked off its global expansion by securing £1.1 million through its seed funding round, which was led by financial holding company Tune Protect Group Berhad with participation from 500 Startups.  The company, which was founded… Read More

Atari Launches Indiegogo Campaign For New Gaming & Home Entertainment Streaming Device; Raises $1.7 Million in Two Hours

On Tuesday, entertainment giant Atari took to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise $100,000 for its new gaming and home entertainment streaming service device, Atari VCS. The funding round not only raised its initial funding target but secured $1.7 million from more than 6300 backers in just… Read More

Kickstarter Success OSSIC Shuts Down; Leaves Backers With No Highly Anticipated OSSIC X Headphones

Just a little over two years after securing $2,708,472 from 10,263 backers through its Kickstarter campaign, tech startup OSSIC announced it was officially shutting down and will not be delivering its highly anticipated OSSIC X headphones. As previously reported, the OSSIC X headphones supposedly calibrate… 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

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

California Insurtech Startup Bunker Forms Partnership With Chubb to Accelerate New Insurance Product Development

Bunker, a California-based insurtech startup, announced last week it has formed a partnership with Chubb Insurance to accelerate new insurance product development. According to Bunker, this new collaboration leverages Chubb’s strength as a large publicly-traded property-casualty insurer, along with Bunker’s technology platform. Speaking about the partnership, Chad Nitschke, Co-Founder… Read More

Global Fintech Broadridge Announces Acquisition of ActivePath

On Tuesday, global fintech firm Broadridge Financial Solutions announced it has completed the acquisition of Israel-based digital technology company, ActivePath. According to Broadridge, ActivePath’s technology enhances the consumer experience associated with consumer statements, bills, and regulatory communications.  ActivePath notably extends Broadridge’s ability to transform and… Read More

Barclays Teams Up With Several Watch Brands to Launch Contactless Timepieces

UK banking giant Barclays has teamed up with seven watchmakers to bring its bPay wearable payment technology to timepieces. The companies that Barclays is now working with on the project are Guess Watches, Mondaine, Timex, Kronaby, Suunto, Adex, and LBS. According to Finextra, Timex is… Read More

Infosys Set to Open Technology & Innovation Hub in Connecticut

Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global consulting, technology and next-generation services firm, announced this week it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in Hartford, Connecticut, along with hire 1,000 American workers in the state by 2022. According to the company, the Connecticut Technology and Innovation Hub will… Read More

Australian Investment Platform AtlasTrend Launches Voice-Activated Personal Investment Assistant

AtlasTrend, an online financial investment platform helping Australians invest in global trends, announced on Monday it is launching a voice-activated personal investment assistant called Astro. Founded in 2015, AtlasTrend stated it was formed to help all Australians learn about and invest in long-term global trends. According… Read More

Update: Home Security Solution Angee Technologies Secures £1.1 Million Funding Goal Through Seedrs Round

Angee Technologies, a company that combines smart hardware and cloud intelligence to deliver a home security solution, has successfully secured its £1.1 million funding target through its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The company has attracted more than 200 investors to the campaign.  As previously reported, the California-based… Read More

Mobile Tech Platform Thyngs Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £350,000 in Funding

Thyngs, a UK-based mobile technology platform, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £350,000 from over 350 investors. The funding round was launched in January, originally seeking £300,000.  Founded in 2016, Thyngs stated it is looking to transform physical objects and… Read More

Overfunding: Mobile Technology Platform Thyngs Surpasses £300,000 on Crowdcube

Thyngs, a UK-based mobile technology platform, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 funding target through equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. As previously reported, Thyngs was founded in 2016 and is described as a mobile technology that transforms physical objects and locations into smart, connected experiences that are more engaging,… Read More

Home Security Solution Company Angee Technologies Now Seeking £1.1 Million on Seedrs

Angee Technologies, a company that combines smart hardware and cloud intelligence to deliver a home security solution,  is now seeking £1.1 million through its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. Founded in 2015, the California-based company has corporate offices in London, Prague, and Shenzhen. It is on… Read More

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