Ecommerce for SMBs transforms after StoreConnect lands 9M
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
The e-commerce industry has long been divided into two camps: intricate setups demanding external assistance and substantial financial investments, or deceptively simplistic "plug-and-play" options, like a well-known platform that lure businesses with their initial ease but ultimately morph into unreliable "plug-and-pray" solutions. Mikel Lindsaar, t...
Digital concierge app powered by GPT redefines luxury lifestyles
Monday, June 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Perfect.Live announced that they raised $650,000 in a recent investment round. The funding is used to further develop and enhance their innovative GPT-powered concierge service, catering to individuals who seek access to exclusive services, and eliminating the time-consuming manual tasks like phone calls and emails, which are often hindered by the lack of available...
HQS Quantum Simulations strengthens management teams
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
HQS Quantum Simulations receives further capital injection and strengthens its management team. The TRUMPF Group's corporate venture capital unit, Trumpf Venture II GmbH, joins the company as a new one-million-euro investor. HQS Quantum Simulations had already closed on a Series A financing round last year. Michael Bolle has also been part of the Advisory Board sinc...
Dogecoin searches skyrocket after Twitter logo change
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 by Richard Harris
Analysis of Google search data reveals that searches for 'Dogecoin' have surged 1,182 percent in the US over the last seven days after Elon Musk changed Twitter's bird logo to Dogecoin's Shiba Inu on Monday, 3rd April.
The analysis, by online casino guide 6Takarakuji, reveals that US-based searches for 'Dogecoin' exploded by 1,182 percent abov...
Automated service to service access emerges from Otterize
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Otterize, an open-source solution that's re-inventing how to connect services securely, to each other and to their infrastructures, today announced $11.5M in seed funding and publicly unveiled its new Otterize Cloud product, which is now in GA. The round was led by Index Ventures, followed by Dig Ventures, and Vine Ventures, with participation by Jibe Ventures, Crew...
AI storytelling tool Tome reaches 1M users
Monday, February 27, 2023 by Richard Harris
Tome, the AI-powered storytelling format that turns your ideas into visually compelling narratives, announced the close of a $43 million Series B funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Coatue, Greylock Partners, Audacious Ventures, and Wing Venture Capital also participated in the round, as well as new investor 8VC and angel investors ...
Digital twins will aid developers in 2023
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by Richard Harris
Dr. William Bain is the founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software, which develops software products to provide operational intelligence for live systems using scalable, in-memory computing. Bill earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rice University. Over a 40-year career focused on parallel computing, he has contributed to advancements at Bell Labs Research, Intel, a...
Communication trends and predictions for 2023 from SendBird
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
As Twitter morphs around Elon Musk’s vision and Meta dives deeper into the Metaverse, businesses are reconsidering how they want to communicate with their customers. In 2023, we’ll see not only more companies but a wider variety of companies take a page from WhatsApp, Line, and WeChat as they bring the community and dynamic conversations into their own apps....
Crypto 401k plans from Bitwage and ForUsAll
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
Bitwage announced its partnership with ForUsAll to offer the first-ever one-stop shop for cryptocurrency 401(k) combined with cryptocurrency payroll.
The decision to introduce these products was based on overwhelming demand from customers, which was measured by a waitlist posted by Bitwage. It was clear that companies and employees desired direct access to Bitco...
Open Finance transformed by Klavi
Monday, August 22, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Klavi has announced that they received $15M USD in capital contribution. The series A round was led by venture capital funds Iporanga Ventures and Parallax Ventures and included GSR Ventures (an investor in several unicorns, including Didi/99). The banking infrastructure provider CIP S.A. and Vivo Ventures, Vivo's Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) launched in April, a...
Federal Reserve will not stop the ETH merge surge
Saturday, August 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Stefan Rust, CEO of Laguna Labs, shares his comments about the recent price surge in Ether (ETH), why it will not be derailed by the Federal Reserve interest rate hikes for long, and how Ethereum’s upcoming merge to Proof of Stake is a very promising development for the future for decentralized finance.
The Federal Reserve can’t stop Ethereum’s...
NFT art value amid crypto crash
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
New research has revealed how much money NFT artists can make per month, with the top 35% earning over the U.S minimum wage, the top 20% achieving at least $96,000 per year, and the top 10% earning enough to be in the top 5% income threshold in the United States.
The research, conducted by crypto and blockchain news site Crypto.news, analyzed the last 30 days of glob...
Elon Musk and finfluencers are changing investor behaviors
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Investor Index, an annual survey of investor behaviors conducted amongst 1080 UK adults (18+) with £10,000+ invested, was launched in April 2020 to assess the immediate impact of Covid 19 on the UK investment marketplace. Conducted jointly by London-based communications agency AML Group and the research and planning experts, The Nursery, th...
NFT breaks world record
Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
Announced during NYC.NFT 2022, luxury champagne connoisseur Shammi Shinh has broken his 2013 record of World's Most Expensive Champagne by partnering with the artists that illustrated celebrity favorite Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT. Taking cues from the world's most expensive address, the new luxury champagne brand 'Champagne Avenue Foch' has been adorned wi...
Tech Capital Location Award 2022 winner
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Quantum Loophole, Inc., a developer of Gigawatt-scale master-planned data center communities, has announced that the company has won the Location Award 2022 in the first edition of The Tech Capital Global Awards. The Tech Capital Location Award is the only annual prize to recognize geography for its attractiveness and investor-friendly climate when dealing with dig...
LUNA investors show fighting spirit
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The success of Terra Luna's new token, LUNA (with the former LUNA being renamed LUNC, for Terra Luna "Classic") is a testament to the risk appetite that will always exist in crypto. The fact that this token, which comes from a project that spawned one of the biggest, if not THE biggest crypto crash in history does not seem to have put investors off. On its...
Will The Metaverse bubble will burst
Monday, May 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
"The meta-bubble is set to burst, with a bang. There are an astonishing 160 companies currently building their own metaverses. This is an unbelievable amount of time and money pouring into unchartered territory," says Tim Frost, founder, and CEO of Yield App.
"The metaverse looks set to be the next big stage on which we will see crippling los...
Video editing SAAS platform lands $46M in funding
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
A video-editing SAAS platform formerly known as Toch.ai announced they have secured $46.8 million in Series B funding led by A91 Partners, Alpha Wave Global, and Binny Bansal, who is the former co-founder of Flipkart and a current investor in the company. Other investors include Innoven Capital, Pacific Western Bank, and Stride Ventures amongst others. Th...
Blockchain platform aims to avoid environmental destruction
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Nature’s Vault, a GreenTech platform designed to accelerate the funding of impact investments combating climate change and ecosystem damage, today announced its seed funding round, Board and Advisors, and an expected first tokenization project to monetize the preservation of in-ground gold deposits avoiding the environmental impact of physical mining.
Blockchain revolution to unlock trillions of dollars
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tens of trillions of dollars in private assets are to be unlocked in the next decade as in-the-know investors pile into a radical technology revolution driven by blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT).
This is to be achieved through the ground-breaking concept of "tokenization of investments", says Nigel Green, CEO of deV...
Send us your NFTs
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Metaverse is coming, and to show our support we’ve launched our own NFT collection wallet on OpenSea! You can send us any NFT you want by simply transferring them to our wallet address of 0x9c25562b512650259f2f3b6c6e79754ffbb995cf
What does it give you?
For you as an NFT creator, designer, or programmer, it will give you free exposure! The NFTs we collec...
2022 Web3 predictions from Vendia
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Shruthi Rao is co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Vendia, a serverless, distributed data application platform. Previously, she founded the Blockchain category at AWS, where she launched and grew Amazon Managed Blockchain and Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, and was the lead Business Development for AWS’ Serverless portfolio of services including Lambda, API G...
Exclusive NFT issued from AMC Theatres and Wax
Thursday, December 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
AMC Theatres has announced that after the favorable public response to a movie-themed NFT offered a week ago exclusively to AMC ticket buyers, AMC will now offer a second NFT to all AMC Investor Connect members, to be delivered by the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX). The movie-themed NFT was the first-ever NFT issued in significant quantity by a theatrical exhibitor, and...
Oxeye closes a $5.3 Million seed financing round
Thursday, November 4, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Oxeye announced the closing of a $5.3 Million seed financing round led by MoreVC, a seed-stage venture capital fund in Israel. The latest round includes support from i3 Equity Partners, and other cybersecurity focused investors as the company prepares to protect the world’s most popular Web applications with next-generation cloud-native Application Security Testin...
Most searched NFTs of 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Everything went digital last year, including art. Throughout 2021 interest in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) increased dramatically, with many celebrities and artists releasing their own series of virtual work.
The influx of interest has caused the cost of NFTs to skyrocket and this year the most expensive of all time were sold, demonstrating serious investor appetite. O...
Best month for unicorn businesses in America
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Data from the past 11 years shows that the month of May has the most number of startups attaining the status of unicorn business in America at 47.
In contrast, November is the month which has seen the least number of startup businesses become unicorns in America at 20.
In America, the five industries which produced the most unicorn businesses were: internet softwa...
Bitcoin ETF trading begins
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Richard Harris
Bitcoin is holding above $60k following the signaled approval of a futures ETF from ProShares, but whether it touches the fabled $100k this year will depend on the next few days. If it can hold $60k and even push through the all-time high of $64,804 achieved in April this week, we may see a big Christmas present for Bitcoin investors.
Bitcoin ETF trading is approved
No code platform receives $33M in funding round
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
Betty Blocks, an enterprise no-code application development platform for citizen development, announced it has raised $33 million in funding. The round was led by European Private Equity and Venture Capital investor, SmartFin Capital. Also participating were existing investors Morse Investments and NIBC Bank.
Betty Blocks enables fusion teams – people from the ...
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...
Bugsnag acquired by SmartBear
Monday, May 3, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire application stability management pioneer, Bugsnag.
Bugsnag’s best-in-class, full-stack stability and error monitoring technology is leveraged by industry leaders like Airbnb, Slack, Lyft, and more than 6,000 organizations that prioritize application stability and health in order to ...
Opsera raises $15 Million for continuous orchestration of DevOps
Friday, April 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Opsera announced $15 million in Series A funding led by Felicis Ventures. Existing investors Clear Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Firebolt Ventures, and new investor HMG Ventures, also participated. With a total of $19.3 million in funding since it was founded in 2020. Opsera will continue to grow its world-class engineering team, and accelerate its global sales, market...
LinearB secures $16 million in Series A funding
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
LinearB announced $16 million in Series A funding to fundamentally change the way dev teams operate. The new investment was led by Battery Ventures, and includes existing investors 83North and Ariel Maislos, and new investor TechAviv Founder Partners. The investment brings LinearB’s total funding to $21 million.
Launched in 2019, LinearB offers a new approach t...
Cryptocurrency investment predictions for 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The institutionalization of cryptocurrency has been the emerging theme of 2020. The investment focus has largely been focused on Bitcoin, up over 90% year to date, as digital gold (i.e. a hard money alternative to fiat), with broadening adoption from institutional investors. Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency, has seen some speculative investment but it will li...
Arable Raises $20M to digitize agriculture
Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Arable has just successfully closed a $20M Series B to help digitize and optimize decisions from seed breeding to food production. The round is led by Prelude Ventures, and includes new participation by M2O, AVG’s Nassau Street Ventures, and Tridon, as well as investment from Arable’s existing investors including S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital, Ajax Strate...
Q-CTRL gets strategic investment from IQT
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Q-CTRL announced a strategic investment by In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit strategic investor that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the national security communities of the U.S. and its allies.
Q-CTRL is a pioneer in the field of quantum control engineering, delivering software products and professional services to help customers and partners ...