Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

June 11, 2017

Image: ambar del moral/ mashable It is suggested that asking your telephone helper for your bank account will soon be a reality. Samsung lately partnered with three of South Korea’s largest banks to start singer bidding banking a reality for South Korean users. Bixby which is shipped with the Samsung Galaxy S8 can make financial transactions by voice dominate via Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass, Samsung’s answer to Touch ID….

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U.S. Colleges Have $500 Billion to Invest. Now Where Are All the Green Deals?

June 4, 2017

If you guessed that the University of California system would champion “sustainable” investing, you’d be correct. The catch is, the shelves in the sustainable investing aisle aren’t especially well-stocked with opportunities. U.S. college endowments altogether hold more than $500 ­billion in assets, a growing part of which they’ve allocated to sustainable or “impact” investing. Yet they also face something of a paradox: Where, exactly, does one invest that money? The…

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Omise to raise $19M in first cryptocurrency sale from a major VC-backed startup

May 31, 2017

The tech industry is opening its attentions to the possibilities of initial coinofferings ,~ ATAGENDand its about to see the first ICO from a major venture-backed company. Last week, Kik, a messaging app popular with young people in Northern america, Omise Go which will be used to capability a structure that letsusers convey coin and make payments without the is necessary to a bank account or high service fees. The…

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SoftBanks massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

May 21, 2017

SoftBanks huge $100 billioninvestment fund the most significant tech money in history Apple, Qualcomm, UAE-basedMubadala Investment Company, Saudi Arabias PID populace money, Foxconn, and Foxconn-owned Sharp. The schedule is for the fund to reach its $100 billion target within the next six months through commitments from other investors. The fund is committing to a minimum of $100 million transaction checks, with a focus on both minority and majority are dealing…

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For investors seeking a purpose-built CRM toolkit, Affinity raised $13.5 million to get you covered

May 19, 2017

For the venture capitalists, hedge funders, investment bankers and private equity folks trawling the skyways looking for deals, theres nothing more important than a strong network. But for most firms keeping track of meetings, managing follow-ups, and plotting a next move is still a pretty low-tech process (ironic considering all the CRM tools these guys have built for others). Well, now theres a company calledAffinity, thats hoping to give investors…

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Kreditech raises 110M from Naspers PayU in strategic financing partnership

May 11, 2017

estimated was about 300 million) butless than 500 million. PayUs investment is mostly in equity, and it givesNaspers a minority stake in Kreditech. Kreditechto date has larger investment strategy in emerging markets made other bets in e-commerce. PayUnow competesagainst PayTM and others in capitalisingon a fast-growinge-commerce market. Offering more financing options as a part of the payment process is one way to help differentiate PayUand make it a more attractive…

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500 Startups closes $15M fund to back founders inthe Middle East and North Africa

May 11, 2017

Fresh off closing a $10 million fund earlier this year acquisition of Souq was really awatershed moment for the region, Dave McClure, founding partner of 500 Startups, explained to me in an interview. The implication is that there is serious regional interest in venture capital investment. SoftBank $3.5 billion investment in Uber also comes to mind as indicative of the trend. Right nowgovernment-supported programs are incentivizing people to set up…

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Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC

April 22, 2017

Scott Lenet is President of Touchdown Ventures. More posts by this contributor: “Darth Ventures” and the efficacy of Sith management techniques Innovation is a hot topic, and it can be confusing for large corporations. With terms like acceleratorand A useful framework for understanding corporate innovation distinguishes what innovation assets are controlled by the corporation from what belongs to others. inside or For the record, R&D: Inside-Inside Research and development has been…

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