Toyota Considers Boston Dynamics Buy & Crunchy Snapchat Experiment

Toyota’s got its eyes on Alphabet’s robots and a 2013 Myspace hack could still cause problems today. These are among today’s top news stories. 1. Cadbury’s Great Snapchat Experiment There’s a lot of hype among marketers about the potential...

Read More01 Jun 16
Embroker Receives USD12.2m For Insurance Management System

Embroker, an insurance broker offering a cloud-based risk and insurance management system for SMEs has received USD12.2m Series A funding led by Canaan Partners with participation from Nyca Partners and XL Innovate, as well as the Silicon Valley Bank....

Read More18 May 16
Apple, SAP Enter Partnership For Mobile Work Experience

Apple and SAP have entered a partnership to revolutionise the mobile work experience for enterprise customers of iPhone and iPad with the capabilities of the SAP HANA platform. The partnership will also deliver a new iOS software development kit (SDK). 

Read More06 May 16
CTP Snags Funds For Cloud Adoption

Boston-based Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a provider of cloud computing consulting services, has snagged an undisclosed amount in a Series C funding round from managed cloud firm, Rackspace. In addition to investing in CTP, Rackspace will also...

Read More27 Apr 16
Twitter Partners With Yelp For Location Tagging

Twitter has partnered with Yelp to integrate location tagging for its users in the UK and Japan. Twitter users will now have the option of selecting places provided by Yelp when they tag a location in their tweets. Other users viewing the tweet will...

Read More25 Apr 16
Kairos Investment Management Partners With Switzerland’s U-Start

Kairos Investment Management, an Italian asset management firm, has partnered with U-Start, a professional advisory firm, in order to facilitate the matching between tech and digital companies and international investors. Kairos has subscribed a capital...

Read More12 Apr 16
Cisco Systems Takes Over San Francisco’s Synata

Cisco Systems has taken over Synata, a San Francisco search-technology startup. The terms were not disclosed. Post-acquisition, Synata will be added into Cisco Spark, a cloud-based business collaboration service. 

Read More10 Mar 16
Ninjacart Announces USD3m For B2B Marketplace

Ninjacart, an online B2B marketplace that connects farmers and brands to retailers, has announced USD3m in Series A funding round led by Accel Partners with investment from Qualcomm Ventures, M

Read More07 Mar 16
EnTouch Controls Scores USD8m For Commercial IoT

EnTouch Controls has scored USD8m in Series C financing led by Egis Capital Partners with participation from new investors Traverse Venture Partners, Aster Capital and Calvert Investments and existing investors SJF Ventures and Trailblazer Capital....

Read More17 Feb 16
Giphy Announces USD55m Round For GIF Search Engine

GIF search engine, Giphy has announced USD55m Series C funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from General Catalyst Partners, RRE, Betaworks, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, CAA and other existing investors. 

Read More17 Feb 16
Insight Venture Partners Takes Over Diligent Corporation For USD624m

Private equity firm, Insight Venture Partners has taken over New Zealand-based SaaS provider Diligent Corporation for USD624m. The deal will help Diligent to continue creating collaborating software for boards. 

Read More16 Feb 16
ThinkingPhones Closes USD112m Funding

ThinkingPhones, a communications startup for enterprises, has closed USD112m funding round led by Summit Partners with contribution from Bessemer Venture Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures. ThinkingPhones has also rebranded itself as Fuze. Fuze...

Read More11 Feb 16
PowerChord Grabs USD10m For Digital Brand Management

Florida-based provider of digital brand management software and services, PowerChord has grabbed USD10m in funding led by Ballast Point Ventures (BPV) with participation from The Burton Partnership. PowerChord intends to use the funds to add to its...

Read More10 Feb 16
Healthcare Payment Solution SwervePay Receives USD10m

Healthcare payment solution SwervePay has received USD10m in Series B funding led by Garland Capital Group. The capital will help SwervePay’s growth and expansion, enhance its channel partner network and attract new employees. 

Read More10 Feb 16
Singapore’s Games Developer Daylight Studios Pulls In Funds

Singapore-based games developer, Daylight Studios has pulled in an undisclosed amount from Japanese mobile marketing firm, Adways. Adways has also partnered with Quest Drop, a subsidiary of Daylight Studios to develop new advertising products and...

Read More28 Jan 16
Israel’s VMI Platform Provider Nubo Software Takes USD7m

Nubo Software, an Israeli Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) provider, has taken USD7m Series A financing. The round was led by Magma Venture Partners with addtional participation from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. Nubo intends to use the funds...

Read More25 Jan 16
Threadflip Shuts Up Shop And Partners With Le Tote

Online consignment site Threadflip has shut down and will now partner with Le Tote. Further details of the partnership were not disclosed.

Read More20 Jan 16
Privacy-Focused Platform Neura Pockets USD11m

Privacy-focused platform, Neura picked up USD11m Series A round led by AXA Strategic Partners and Pitango Venture Capital, with participation from Liberty Israel Venture Fund and Lenovo Group. Neura will use its new funding to promote its SDK, increase...

Read More20 Jan 16
Internet Of Weird - 5 Most-Intriguing Startups At CES

The much-awaited 2016 Consumer Electronics Show began this week and is proving characteristically vibrant. With products ranging from person-carrying drones to Segway robots to smart mugs here are five of the most-interesting startups demoed so...

Read More08 Jan 16
Tencent And Rapoo Team Up For Xiro Drone

Chinese internet giant Tencent and Shenzhen-based hardware firm Rapoo have partnered up to develop a drone product called Xiro. They’re the latest in a long line of Chinese firms innovating in drones, which includes names such as DJI, Yuneec and eHang.

Read More08 Jan 16
Ford Partners With Amazon And DJI For Smarter Cars

US auto giant Ford has partnered with Amazon and Chinese drone maker DJI to bring more smart elements to its cars, in areas such as self-driving, device connectivity and drones.

Read More06 Jan 16
Strength In Numbers - 3 Alliances That Could Take On Market Leaders

Momentum has built for a while, but finally it’s happening - Uber’s opponents have formed a global united front to try and halt the expansion of the ride-sharing juggernaut. Lyft and Didi Kuaidi initially partnered back in September, but now...

Read More04 Dec 15
Baby Bundle Hooks USD1.8m, Partners With Mumsnet

US parenting app Baby Bundle has raised USD1.8m and is partnering with Mumsnet to launch a UK-focused platform. The funding was angel-led.     

Read More12 Nov 15
Lufthansa And Google Partner For Website Bookings

German airline firm Lufthansa has entered into a deal with Google that allow users to make Lufthansa bookings through the Google Flights page.

Read More05 Nov 15
Airbnb To Allow AmEx Customers To Book Online Using Points

American Express and AirBnB have inked a partnership that will make booking Airbnb with AmEx points easier. Customers can now use their points directly online, instead of having to transfer them via a phone call.

Read More04 Nov 15