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Health tech startup Wellpepper wins Alexa Diabetes Challenge

The Alexa Diabetes Challenge program was launched in April, and challenged health technology companies to put Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to work in helping those with newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Monday, The Alexa Diabetes Challenge organizers announced the winner of the $125,000 grand prize: Seattle-based health software startup Wellpepper, which entered its first-ever device in the… Read More »

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Solium Capital Acquires Capshare For Startup Share Administration

Solium Capital  has announced the acquisition of Capshare for an undisclosed amount. Capshare has developed a web platform to help companies administer a variety of equity stock issuances, valuations and information for internal and external stakeholders. Solium intends to operate Capshare as a subsidiary to effectively provide an ‘onramp’ to its flagship Shareworks equity plan… Read More »

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Startup sues Android co-founder’s new company

Keyssa, a startup that’s been working on a chip for transferring large data without Wi-Fi or wires, has filed a trade secret theft lawsuit against Essential Products, the smartphone startup led by Andy Rubin creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, according to Reuters. Keyssa has been working since 2009 on a chip for… Read More »

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Blockchain Startup Digital Asset Raises $40 Million

Digital Asset, a blockchain startup funded by some of the world’s largest banks, has raised $40 million as it expands globally. The funding round was led by Jefferson River Capital, the family office of Tony James, president and chief operating officer of private equity firm Blackstone, Digital Asset said on Monday. The round brings the… Read More »

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Apple Considered Buying Medical Startup Crossover Health

Apple considered purchasing medical clinic startup Crossover Health as part of its push into healthcare, reports CNBC. Apple is said to have participated talks with the healthcare company up until recently, but after months of discussion, no deal materialized The report didn’t say why the deal fell through, but said it was intended to help… Read More »

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Procurement start-up think hires ex-CBA and Asciano leader Peter McGregor

Procurement software start-up think has recruited former Asciano chief financial officer and Commonwealth Bank institutional banking managing director, Peter McGregor, as its chief executive, as it looks to enter a new high-growth phase and win major enterprise clients. The start-up, which was founded by one of the original leaders at SEEK, Adam Ryan, has also raised $7.5 million in… Read More »

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Australian Renewable Energy Startup Redback Raises $8.9m

Solar tech startup Redback Technologies has raised US$7 million in capital from the Clean Energy Innovation Fund and Right Click Capital as part of its Series A-2 funding round. Based in Brisbane, Redback offers an energy management system that uses machine learning to optimise the generation, storage and management of solar energy for households and… Read More »

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Social dating startup NearGroup raises $1.6 Million

NearGroup has raised $1.6 million in a seed round led by venture capital firm OpenOcean, with participation from other firms including Neotribe and BoostVC. NearGroup plans to focus strongly on the Indian market, after seeing traction in users from the US, Philippines and Vietnam. The company, which has about 34 lakh users, claims to be… Read More »

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Fintech Valley Vizag Launches Accelerator Program, picks

Fintech Valley Vizag has launched an accelerator program and selected eight start-ups to participate in its first cycle. These new eight were selected from 20, which were shortlisted, through a process of personal interactions with the startups.   The accelerator programme envisages a 12-week residential orientation and the attendees will be provided access to technology… Read More »

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