European banking app Monese scores $60M Series B led by Kinnevik

The large amounts of cash that is being invested in challenger banks in the U.K., whether that be startups with a fully fledged banking license or those using the less burdensome e-money regulations, shows no signs of abating. The latest banking fintech to raise a substantial new round is Monese. The London and Tallinn-based company,… Continue reading European banking app Monese scores $60M Series B led by Kinnevik

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South Korean home cleaning startup Miso sweeps up $8 million Series A

South Korean home cleaning service Miso wants to leave its competition in the dust after raising an $8 million Series A. Led by AddVenture, with participation from returning investors Y Combinator, FundersClub and Strong Ventures, and new backer Social Capital, the funding will be used on marketing and entering new Asian countries. The Y Combinator… Continue reading South Korean home cleaning startup Miso sweeps up $8 million Series A

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Forethought looks to reshape enterprise search with AI

Forethought, a 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield participant, has a modern vision for enterprise search that uses AI to surface the content that matters most in the context of work. Its first use case involves customer service, but it has a broader ambition to work across the enterprise. The startup takes a bit of an unusual… Continue reading Forethought looks to reshape enterprise search with AI

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McCarthyFinch AI services platform automates tedious legal tasks

McCarthyFinch sounds a bit like a law firm — and with good reason. The startup has developed an AI as a Service platform aimed at the legal profession. This week, it’s competing in the 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in San Francisco. The company began life as a project at a leading New Zealand law firm,… Continue reading McCarthyFinch AI services platform automates tedious legal tasks

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PoLTE lets you track devices using LTE signal

Meet PoLTE, a Dallas-based startup that wants to make location-tracking more efficient. Thanks to PoLTE’s software solution, logistics and shipment companies can much more easily track packages and goods. The startup is participating in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF. If you want to use a connected device to track a package, you currently need… Continue reading PoLTE lets you track devices using LTE signal

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Stealthy wants to become the WeChat of blockchain apps

Meet Stealthy a new messaging app that leverages Blockstack’s decentralized application platform to build a messaging app. The company is participating in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF and launching its app on iOS and Android today. On the surface, Stealthy works like many messaging apps out there. But it gets interesting once you start… Continue reading Stealthy wants to become the WeChat of blockchain apps

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Elastic’s IPO filing is here

Elastic, the provider of subscription-based data search software used by Dell, Netflix, The New York Times and others, has unveiled its IPO filing after confidentially submitting paperwork to the SEC in June. The company will be the latest in a line of enterprise SaaS businesses to hit the public markets in 2018. Headquartered in Mountain View,… Continue reading Elastic’s IPO filing is here

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Google adds a bunch of rugged devices to its Android Enterprise Recommended program

Rugged smartphones, the kind of devices that business can give to their employees who work in harsh environments, are a bit of a specialty market. Few consumers, after all, choose their smartphones based on how well they survive six-foot drops. But there is definitely a market there, and IDC currently expects that the market for… Continue reading Google adds a bunch of rugged devices to its Android Enterprise Recommended program

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Vital Software comes out of stealth to make ER visits less terrible

After two years operating in stealth, Mint .com founder Aaron Patzer’s new startup Vital Software is open for business. Patzer made the announcement Wednesday while on the Next Stage at Disrupt SF. Patzer’s company, which he co-founded with Dr. Justin Schrager of Emory University, is an enterprise software business that aims to make emergency rooms… Continue reading Vital Software comes out of stealth to make ER visits less terrible

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Kevin Rose’s fasting app Zero beefs up with new CEO, $1.2M funding

How fasting helped Mike Maser beat cancer and get back to startups Josh Constine @ / 7 hours Cancer almost killed the acquisition of video workout startup FitStar and its co-founder Mike Maser, who’s just become the CEO of the #1 fasting app Zero. It was a dream that turned into a nightmare. Fitbit came… Continue reading Kevin Rose’s fasting app Zero beefs up with new CEO, $1.2M funding

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