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Challenger insurers are doing better than banks during COVID-19 Special

In recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has become a catalyst for digital solutions. One area where growth has been strongest is with challenger insurance startups, who are disrupting the traditional insurance market.

Q&A: The reality of being a CTO at a Saas platform startup Special

What is it like to run a 'software as a service' startup? To gain an insight, Digital Journal spoke with Alan Leard, CTO of Limelight Health, an insurtech startup. Leard also looks at questions around the technology involved with the platform.

For one Ukrainian startup, coronavirus means business is booming

Kiev - The headquarters of Dmytro Voloshyn's startup in the historic centre of Kiev is eerily quiet. But online, his business is busier than ever.

Q&A: Sigma Computing — An insight into a data-driven startup Special

How do you found a tech startup and gain the necessary funding to expand the business? And what can a data-driven venture offer to other companies? We speak to Sigma's CEO Rob Woollen to find out.

Q&A: Five tips for the beginner entrepreneur Special

When people hear the word entrepreneur, they think of someone with staggering success like Elon Musk or Bill Gates, or the complete opposite: an individual with no job and no direction. To succeed, says Scott Hirsch, you need to think big.

Q&A: The startup that's using AI to protect children online Special

Many parents worry about what their children might stumble across online. L1ght is an anti-toxicity startup using AI to detect and filter harmful online content to protect children. We talk with the company's CEO, Zohar Levkovitz.

How New York state is becoming the place for tech startups

New startups and an evolving technology friendly culture are turning Dutchess County, New York into a tech hub. The proximity to New York City, affordability, and new growth creates the a fertile space for startups. We looks at three examples.

New study: The most popular unicorn startups

McGuffin Creative Group set out to explore the relationship between valuation and brand awareness among US-based B2C unicorn companies, revealing the most successful unicorns.

Q&A: How to use AI to keep children safe online Special

What is it like to set-up and run an AI-powered startup? Digital Journal spoke with the founder of Jiminy - Tal Guttman. Guttman looks at advancements in AI, his AI focused on child safety, and the main challenges with a startup initiative.

Q&A: Startup expands renewable energy marketplace to Europe Special

LevelTen Energy, the two-sided marketplace for renewable energy procurement, announced its plans expanding to Europe. What will this mean for the European energy sector and how does a U.S. startup successful launch into Europe? Jason Tundermann explains.

Q&A: Geotab launches accelerator program, Torque Labs Special

Geotab develop IoT and connected transportation solutions. Geotab has announced the launch of its smart cities and transportation accelerator program, Torque Labs. Alexander Townsend explains more.

Big growth of tech startups in Oakland

Oakland - According to a new survey from Oakland-based fintech unicorn Marqeta, Oakland residents feel positively about local business growth and the changes it is bringing to the East Bay.

Startup Air Doctor secures in $3.1 million in seed funding

An innovative new startup - Air Doctor - which helps global travelers to find local doctors, has secured $3.1 million in seed funding. The money will be used to help the service to expand further and to reach more passengers.

How technology, data and AI will completely change insurance Special

The types of insurance and the way it is accessed are being disrupted by new technology, data and artificial intelligence. Each is capable of completely altering insurance as we experience it now, according to Christian Wiens of Getsafe.

Chinese startup LinkSpace successfully tests reusable rocket

The Chinese company LinkSpace successfully flew a rocket prototype on its highest flight yet, then nailed the landing as the firm pursues reusable spaceflight technology.

Canadian startup Deep Genomics uses AI to speed up drug discovery

One of the biggest challenges pharmaceutical companies face is with the time taken to discover new drugs, develop them and get them to market. This lengthy process is punctuated with false starts. Startup Deep Genomics uses AI to accelerate the process.

Five Australian digital startups to take notice of

From VR headsets designed to reduce traction in gaming tournaments to a platform designed to link designers with clients; and an AR app that places a potential product in your home environment, Australia is at the forefront of digital technology.

French startup raises €9m for next-gen fast-charging batteries

As technology develops in ever-more interesting ways the one limitation that limits the experience is the relatively short battery life. For this reason, many companies are racing to developing better batteries. One such example is NAWA Technologies.

Columbus insurance companies are disrupting the automotive space

Columbus - Columbus, Ohio insurance companies are disrupting the automotive space. As an example, Nationwide Insurance is partnering with Slice Labs to offer an innovative on-demand, or “pay-as-you-go,” insurance coverage policy for rideshare drivers.

New partnership to support female founded tech startups

The Big Push and Disruption Ventures have announced a new partnership focused on providing female founded technology startups with venture funding.

New augmented reality platform enhances pharma manufacturing

Startup Apprentice.io has released an updated product called Tandem 4.0, which is an augmented reality-enhanced collaboration platform aimed specifically at the for pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

Q&A: Do startups need to play a different game? Special

Situations arise where a hot startup receives a round of funding or is offered tempting cash deal for a buyout. While this can work, this quick-to-close-a-deal model is not always best when it comes to startups, according to Michael Lagoni of Stackline.

Q&A: Top four FinTech trends driving financial inclusion Special

Financial inclusion is on the rise globally as 69 percent of adults – 3.8 billion people – now have a bank account or mobile money provider. Key to achieving this have been fintechs, according to Steve Smith of Finicity

What will happen if unicorns crash?

There are some 300 unicorns world wide — startups valued at 1 billion dollars or more. Few of these have made a profit, and some never will. What will happen in the event of an economic crash?

Startup's mission to make the best coffee in space

What is the perfect cup of coffee? There will be different views in beans and water temperature. How about beans held microgravity and then roasted on orbital re-entry? This is what one intrepid startup is planning.

E-scooter startup Bird raises $3900 million

The e-scooter startup Bird has secured $300 million for its expansion plans, with assistance from financial giant Fidelity. The investment shows the growing popularity of e-scooters. However, this form of transport continues to remain controversial.

UAE's Etisalat telecom selects four tech firms for innovation

Dubai based telecommunications multinational Etisalat has undertaken deals with four international startups to take part in its Future Now innovation project.

Five insurtech startups to watch out for in 2019

There is a wave of insurtech startups emerging each year. Some fall by the wayside, others become major players. Five companies set to make it big in 2019 are profiled, from an insurance as a service pioneer to a blockchain innovator.

Q&A: New app makes the mortgage process easier Special

LoanSnap is an app that has the potential to streamline the entire mortgage process and it has been attracting interest from some big name investors. Founder Karl Jacob explains more.

Motivational factors for investors in startups revealed

What factors do investors weight up when deciding to put money into a startup? New research shows fear of missing out is a key motivators for investors to invest early to startups with a disruptive vision. But how much they give depends on other risks.
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