Tagged: technology

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

Mortgage Transaction Tech Provider Roostify Announces Integration With LendingTree

Roostify, a California-based provider of automated mortgage transaction technology, announced on Thursday it has integrated with real estate marketplace lending platform LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE). According to Roostify, the new integration makes it easier for consumers to locate and apply with the right lender. Roostify also reported… Read More

London Insurtech InMyBag Now Seeking £500,000 on Seedrs

InMyBag, a London-based specialist tech insurer, is now seeking £500,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, InMyBag is described as the “savior” of mobile professionals because it protects devices and data from loss, theft, and damage through its insurance plans. “InMyBag offers insurance… Read More

TD Bank’s 2017 Treasury Management Survey Reveals: Finance Professionals Preparing For Technological Innovation & Disruption

On Monday, TD Bank released its 2017 Treasury Management Survey, which revealed that technological innovation and disruption is set to greatly influence the investment priorities and business plans of financial executives. The report noted that for 2018 and beyond, financial professionals cite process automatic at… Read More

Amazon Acquires Kickstarter Funded Home Monitoring Camera Startup Blink

Kickstarter alum and home monitoring camera startup, Blink, recently announced it has been acquired by online retail giant, Amazon. This news comes just two years after the company secured $5.8 million from private investors. As previously reported, Blink surfaced on the crowdfunding platform in 2014 and secured over… Read More

Singapore Blockchain Startup VeriME Announces Partnership With WeShop & Moin

VeriME, a Singapore-based blockchain decentralized digital identity verification platform, announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with cross-border retail import-buy facilitation brand WeShop to provide secure customer verification and authentication services. According to VeriME, the new partnership comes after the platform completed its deal… Read More

NYU Stern Secures $8 Million to Establish New Hub for Technology, Business, & Innovation

On Monday, New York University’s Stern School of Business announced it secured $8 million to establish The Fubon Center for Technology, Business, and Innovation. The funds were given by alumnus Richard Ming-Hsing Tsai (MBA ’81), Chairman and CEO of Fubon Financial Holding Co., Ltd. together with Fubon Financial Holding… Read More