Backed by IDEO and four corporations, IDEO CoLab Ventures has invested in and helped incubate over 30 blockchain startups to date Today, we’re excited to announce our $21M early-stage crypto fund. The fund is backed by IDEO, Avanta Ventures (the venture capital arm of CSAA Insurance Group), GS Group, Hanwha Asset Management, Fineqia, and other institutional investors, as well as executives from IDEO, Coinbase, Twitter, Fortress, and other major tech companies and financial institutions. To date, IDEO CoLab Ventures has invested in and helped incubate over 30 crypto startups by bringing IDEO’s full range of capabilities — in the areas of product, […]
Discover Financial Services and California-based financial technology startup, Car IQ, are partnering to create a payment platform for machine-initiated payments beginning with automotive fleets. Fleet vehicles connected to the Car IQ platform will be able to pay for services autonomously through the Discover Global Network infrastructure, according to a press release. Car IQ’s touchless machine payment platform turns the vehicle into a payment mechanism enabling it to automatically initiate and complete payments for automotive services such as repairs, tolls, fuel, insurance, parking and more. Once the service is complete, the vehicle generates a payment file for Discover via a virtual […]
PLEASANTON, Calif. – August 11, 2020 – Cowbell Cyber, the industry’s first AI-powered cyber insurance provider for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that it has been named a Top 100 Cybersecurity Startup for 2020 by Cyber Defense Magazine. Cowbell stood out to make this top 100 list over 3,200 global cybersecurity companies with nearly 30% in the startup range having been incorporated within the last 36 months or releasing their first round of innovative cybersecurity products and services. “We’re pleased to name Cowbell Cyber as a winner among the Top 100 Cybersecurity Startups for 2020 in our second annual Black Unicorn awards. This award […]
She was young, single, just earned her MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and needed affordable housing. She also had an entry level paycheck on top of the usual bills that new university graduates face. For Jessica Chen, having a roommate was unavoidable. But it proved to be a daunting experience, especially with the resources available. “Looking for roommates was such a painful process. Finding a roommate on Craigslist or Facebook didn’t feel safe or secure,” she recalled of that experience years ago. Chen learned that friend and colleague Alexis Valerio had the same experience. They knew they weren’t […]
Delos Insurance Solutions, a property insurtech managing general agent (MGA), has created a new insurance product with Canopius US Insurance designed to improve the homeowners insurance options for those living in wildfire regions in California and across the United States. The new product identifies and offers protection to low-risk homes within wildfire regions.
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