The number of active smartphone users has surpassed the one billion mark and, according to research, people check their phones 80 times on average within 24 hours. This, in turn, gives marketers an excellent opportunity for advertising. In a nutshell, mobile marketing is a multi-channel strategy which includes a wide range of activities that connect… Read More »
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On Wednesday home Goods startup Parachute announced a $30 million cash injection in its series C round. The funding was led by H.I.G. Growth Partners led the round with participation from Upfront Ventures, Susa Ventures, Suffolk Equity, JAWS Ventures, Grace Beauty Capital and Daher Capital. The new funding brings Parachute’s total funding to around $45… Read More »
On Teusday, CashShield, an online fraud management solution for mid- to large-sized enterprises, announced it raised $20 million in a series B round. The funding round was led by Temasek Holdings and returning investor GGV Capital. Participants also included Nest co-founder Tony Fadell, another returning investor, Wavemaker Partners and Tao Zhang. To date, the fraud management startup… Read More »
On Tuesday, Instagram is rolled out video chatting within Direct, which will allow you to talk to up to four people at once. To initiate a video call you simply need to launch the feature through the Direct tab. Video calls can support one-on-one conversations or a group of up to four people. You’ll also need… Read More »
Identity management software company Ping Identity acquired API security startup Elastic Beam for an undisclosed amount and launched a new product called PingIntelligence for APIs. Ping also announced a new product, PingIntelligence for APIs, based on the Elastic Beam technology. They did not disclose the sale price. It may seem like an odd match for Ping, which… Read More »
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed a cooperation agreement with HEVA Fund LLP to advance credit and technical assistance in a project worth KES 90 million (EUR 800,000) in a bid to unlock the potential of the creative and cultural economy in Kenya. The fund will be geared towards fashion, music, gaming and… Read More »
ElBalto, a mobile-based platform whose aim is to transform healthcare through connecting patients, doctors, and caregivers, has launched a mobile application that provides users with easy, reliable, timely and affordable online video consultations via a network of customer-rated and licensed doctors. Video consultations offered on ElBalto will initially be available in the specialisations of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Nutrition and… Read More »
StreetCred, a New York City-based provider of a mapping tech platform for app developers, raised $1m in seed funding. Backers included Bowery Capital and Notation Capital. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations. Led by Randy Meech, Diana Shkolnikov, Cassidy Rouse, Lily He, StreetCred is an early-stage mapping data startup… Read More »
Ordway, a billing and revenue automation platform for growing companies based in Washington-DC, announced that it had raised $2.5m in funding to scale its operations. Led by Sameer Gulati, a SaaS veteran at the epicenter of billing and ERP systems’ evolution for the past 18 years, Ordway is transforming how organizations can more efficiently handle… Read More »
There’s a new kid on the block that promises to take the medical world by surprise. A little bit like Snapchat and a little bit like mobile banking – doctors have a new way to communicate. It’s called Celo, a safe-snapping app that allows medical staff to confer or safely share photos so that they… Read More »