$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
Enjin announced a $100M Metaverse Fund for Efinity, a cross-chain NFT network it's building on Polkadot. Enjin is also bidding for Auction Slot 4 in Batch 1 of Polkadot's Parachain Auctions, beginning on December 2nd, 2021. If successful, Efinity will begin operating on mainnet by the end of 2021.
$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
Kubernetes operations platform gets more funding
Thursday, September 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Rafay helps platform teams move beyond traditional Kubernetes cluster management to streamlined Kubernetes operations for modern applications.
Rafay Systems Kubernetes operations platform gets $25M in funding
Rafay Systems, the platform for Kubernetes Operations, has announced a $25 million Series B funding round led by ForgePoint Capital, with participation from ...
Cyvatar raises 9 million for cybersecurity as a service model
Monday, June 21, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cyvatar announced that it has raised $9 million as part of its Series A financing to help scale and serve its rapidly growing customer base and continue to drive the adoption of its innovative cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS) model.
Cyvatar raises 9 million for cybersecurity as a service model
Escalating cybersecurity breaches and the need to addr...
Productivity APIs from Nylas get more funding
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Nylas, the communications API platform for modern email, scheduling, and work automation tools for developers and enterprises, announced it has raised $120 million in Series C funding. The investment brings Nylas’ total funding to $175 million, further accelerating the growth of both Nylas and the API economy.
The round was led by Tiger Global Management with p...
Ignite incubator program launched from NEM Ventures
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
NEM Ventures has announced the launch of the Ignite virtual incubator program, to provide mentoring and financial support for early-stage blockchain startups. Applications are now open to the first cohort of blockchain projects wishing to gain professional support in preparing for commercialization and fundraising rounds, with support from the NEM ecosystem.
2019 Quantum Computing Industry Retrospective
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Michael Biercuk, founder and CEO of Q-CTRL, is considered one of the world's leading experts in quantum computing. As we round the corner into 2020, he shares his thoughts on the year in quantum computing and predictions for next year below.
The most significant industry accomplishments
"I think there is no doubt that the demonstration of&...
Women Who Tech announce 10 finalists
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Women Who Tech announced the 10 finalists for the European-leg of its flagship Women Startup Challenge. The HealthTech startups will pitch their ventures to top investors and compete for an equity-free $50,000 cash grant on 7th October at Paris City Hall, Hôtel de Ville.
"By 2040, $25 trillion will be spent annually on healthcare, yet only 9.7% of investor...
Blockstack becomes SECqualified token offering
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Blockstack PBC is officially the first company in U.S. history to receive SEC qualification for its digital token offering. Under the SEC Regulation A+ framework, Blockstack will conduct a $28 million cash offer that is accessible to any purchaser who would like to take part in the future of decentralized computing – from general enthusiasts to longstanding Blocks...
Preview for Blockstack's new smartcontracting language
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blockstack PBC has released the first preview for its new smart contracting language, Clarity, ahead of its official launch later this year. The new language is designed to empower developers to create reliable smart contracts that reduce the risk of fatal flaws and bugs, which have resulted in well-publicized hacks and widespread damage, prior to launching applications...
SendBird raises $52M
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
SendBird announced the closing of a $52 million series B round of fundraising led by ICONIQ Capital and joined by existing investors, Shasta Ventures, August Capital, Y Combinator, and Funders Club. SendBird will use the funding to rapidly scale the company to fully address today’s $4.2 billion service addressable market for user-to-user messaging services. SendBi...
Game streaming and the live streaming movement according to LiveCamp
Friday, July 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Betaworks launched their 4th accelerator program, LiveCamp, which is now accepting submissions. This year, Camp will focus on companies looking to advance the "live" participation gaming and streaming ecosystem.
Here's how it works. Betaworks will choose 5-10 companies to build into culturally significant brands, similar to what they've ...
VC funding favors men despite proven female founders
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
New data reveals that venture capital (VC) investments remain heavily biased toward men - in 2017, companies with all-female founders closed 368 VC deals, compared to 5,588 deals for all-male teams and 1,046 for mixed-gender teams. Women-led startups also received a smaller share of VC dollars, landing just $1.9 billion (2.2%) of the $85 billion in VC investments last y...
New DAPP for the Blockchain coming
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
ExeBlock Technology Corp intends to launch their first decentralized app called eXe50/50. The new application will be established to be used concurrently by multiple charities in any jurisdiction from a local to a global basis. Numerous associations, community leagues, professional sports and charities use 50/50 draws for raising funds all around the world. There are 1....
Overcoming IoT security threats to achieve better ROI
Monday, January 8, 2018 by Richard Harris
With B2B IoT segments expected to generate more than $300B annually by 2020, it’s no surprise that companies are rushing to build out their IoT businesses and cash in on the modern day gold-rush. However, many manufacturers are struggling to achieve long term profitability for their IoT projects beyond initial hardware sales.The key to ensuring an organization’s IoT inv...
How app developers can avoid costly IP mistakes
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Chinh Pham
In the early stages of product development, app developers often pour time and resources into building a viable business, development, and marketing. And while most app developers certainly take intellectual property (IP) protection into consideration, the unfortunate reality is that many underestimate just how integral a strong IP strategy is to commercial success and ...
Seven Keys to Obtaining Meaningful Patent Protection for Your Mobile App
Friday, September 16, 2016 by Mark Lezama
You’ve come up with a brilliant idea for a mobile app that will deliver disruptive technology. You’ve sketched out a rough storyboard of your user interface and user experience. You’ve outlined the algorithms and architecture you need to implement your idea and satisfied yourself that your app is technically feasible. You are ready to finalize you...
Google Cloud Platform to Host Demo on How to Visualize 2016 Election Data
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
On May 10 at 10AM PT, the Google Cloud Platform team will host a hands-on demo titled “Election 2016: Visualizing Big Money with Big Data.” The demo will provide the opportunity to learn how to use BigQuery and Re:dash to gain insights from large data sets by analyzing 2016 US campaign fundraising data from the Center for Responsive Politics to show how to convert ...
Enhancing Employee Engagement with Mobile Technology
Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Joey Shevelson
Mobile technology has changed how we behave, from how we communicate with friends to how we consume news and information to how we shop for and purchase products. And the trend is skyrocketing. According to Flurry Analytics, mobile app usage grew by 76% in 2014, and shopping apps on iOS and Android increased an incredible 174% year-over-year - 220% on Android alone.&nbs...
A Look Back at Golden Age of Atari at the Game Developers Conference
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
One of my favorite parts of GDC was a look back at the decidedly old school tech that could be seen, touched and played at the GDC Atari museum exhibit which was set up and sponsored by the Videogame History Museum. As the US and Russia fought a cold war in the 1970’s, the US video game industry was born with the huge commercial success of Pong, which spring boarde...
Get Downloads For Your Apps Through Television Using ActivateTV
Saturday, February 1, 2014 by Richard Harris
Motility Ads Launches ActivateTV, Connecting Marketers and Consumers Through the Screens that Matter MostDirect download technology drives user acquisition with global reach, efficiency and attributionMotility Ads, the all-in-one solution for creating a complete and engaging mobile ad experience, today announced ActivateTV, a new turnkey advertising solution that harnes...
RESTLET raises $2 million in funding to accelerate APISpark growth
Monday, December 30, 2013 by Richard Harris
CapDecisif Management and Siparex join forces with RESTLET for the future of web APIs. RESTLET receives $2 million in seed funding from European venture funds (CapDecisif Management and Siparex) and from individual investors.Thanks to this fundraising, RESTLET will reinforce its engineering team in France. More specifically, reinforce R&D and tec...
Niche Apps Are Key To App Developer Success
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Who needs niche marketing, says you. It’s a big world out there with hundreds of millions of smart phone users spending billions of dollars. Emerging foreign markets, new payment options and you are just one of so many app developers who are just kids in a candy store waiting to get their Willy Wonka golden ticket. So who needs a niche? Sorry to bust your bubble, b...
Ouya Kicks Off $1 Million US Funds to Encourage Developers to Create Games for Console
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by Richard Harris
Ouya has announced that it is offering developers a chance to receive a piece of $1 Million US as a way to encourage the development of games for its new console.
Called the "Free the Games Fund," the company is encouraging developers to utilize Kickstarter to attract funding for their game development. Developers that raise a minimum of $50,000US will receive matching...