Tagged: Techstars

Barclays Announces 2018 Fintech Accelerator Class

Barclays announced on Monday the ten startups selected to participate in the 2018 New York Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, which is described as an intensive program for fintech startups designed to help businesses accelerate their strategy and deliver breakthrough innovations. According to Barclays, the selected… Read More

MetLife Launches Two Insurtech Investment Programs

On Monday, global insurance company MetLife announced the launch of its two insurtech investment programs, MetLife Digital Ventures, and MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars. The company reported that both programs will be led by MetLife’s Chief Digital Office. According to MetLife, MetLife Digital Venture… Read More

Techstars to Launch 13-Week Virtual Accelerator

Techstars announced on Wednesday it is expanding its Techstars Anywhere program to a full 10 company class. The program allows any entrepreneur from around the world to apply without the need to relate to participate and receive the full benefits of a normal Techstars program, including… Read More

Techstars Alums drfocused & PlanSnap Seek Funds on Crowdcube

Techstars accelerator program alums, drfocused and PlanSnap, have recently launched campaigns on equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. drfocused, which has designed software to help doctors complete their work faster, is currently seeking £300,000, while social planning app PlanSnap is looking to raise £250,000. drfocused helps doctors complete their work faster… Read More

Barclays Signs Eight Fintech Startups Following Rise London UK Accelerator Run

On Wednesday, Barclays, alongside its partner TechStars, announced it signed eight fintech startups following their 13-week Rise London accelerator run. This was revealed during the program’s demo day, which was held at the new Rise London office. The eight fintech startups are Nivo, Simudyne, Barac, Flux, and Alyne. Each of the… Read More

Barclays Selects 10 Fintech Startups to Participate in Africa Rise Accelerator Program

Barclays Bank recently selected the 10 fintech startups that will be participation in its second acceleration program, powered by TechStars, at its Africa’s Rise fintech innovation hub in Cape Town. According to TechStars, the second class’ applications extended to 52 countries across the globe and… Read More

Personal Finance App Squirrel Swiftly Overfunds on SyndicateRoom

Online equity investment platform SyndicateRoom today announced the successful capital raise of £459,871 for Squirrel, which overfunded to 115% of its original £400,019 target. The fintech company has developed a personal financial management and savings app designed to help people regain control of their money. “We’re thrilled to welcome… Read More

Gaza Sky Geeks Crowdfunds to Launch Coding Academy

Gaza Sky Geeks is running another crowdfunding campaign called “Power Up Gaza’s Geeks”.  There is just over a week left in the campaign, and the group is currently at $277,869 — or 292 percent of its original goal. Initially, Gaza Sky Geeks had a goal… Read More

Indiegogo Teams Up With General Assembly, 500 Startups, TechStars, Startups.co & Rent the Runway to Present “Startup Fundraising 101”

On Friday, Indiegogo announced it has teamed up with General Assembly, 500 Startups, TechStars, Startups.co, and Rent the Runway to present Startup Fundraising 101, a guide that reveals the pros and cons of finding funding. The guide will also walk readers through crowdfunding, bootstrapping, and even… Read More

Aussie Fintech Platform Stone & Chalk Appoints Alex Scandurra as CEO: Preps for June Launch

New Sydney fintech hub Stone & Chalk has appointed Alex Scandurra as its CEO to lead the platform as it garners startup clients seeking to disrupt banking.  The London Business School MBA Scandurra was Head of Strategic Partnerships & Barclay’s Accelerator Program, which is powered by… Read More

Smart Helmet Startup Skully Captures $11 Million During Series A Funding

Just a month after announcing their startup has received $1.5 million in seed capital, creators of Indiegogo alum Skully have revealed the California company has raised $11 million during Series A funding. According to TechCrunch, Walden Riverwood Ventures and Intel Capital led the round, along with participation from Formation 8, Techstars, and Western… Read More

Dash Crowdfunds on AngelList: Techstars-Funded App Tracks Car’s Fitness

Fitbit for Cars App Makes for a Smarter Car It’s no wonder that Techstars NYC’13 alum Dash was voted one of  Entrepreneur’s “10 Startups to Watch in 2014.” The startup’s app turns any car built after 1996 into a smart car.  As a self-avowed “hardware… Read More

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