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Sweden’s DigiExam raises $3.5M Series A for digital test and grading platform

Swedish edtech startup DigiExam, which also has offices in the U.S. and U.K., offers software-as-a-service for academic testing and grading. It enables students to take tests digitally and in turn teachers to grade the results more efficiently. To fuel further international expansion, the Stockholm-headquartered company has closed $3.5 million in Series A funding in a […]

Fintech doesn’t just disrupt banks, it makes them platforms 

It’s easy to move your money between banks. What’s annoying is moving your apps. There’s been a recent explosion of fintech products in spaces like stock trading, wealth management, payments, loans, remittance and insurance. It’s been fueled by a massive uptick in venture investment in private fintech companies, which hit $19 billion in 2015 according to CB Insights. That’s up […]

Thingthing takes $400k to turn a productivity keyboard app into a services platform

Messaging apps like WhatsApp and WeChat have become the platform giants of recent years, scaling huge user bases powered by the momentum of network effects. But might there be another location on the smartphone that’s potent enough for an app to transform into a platform in its own right? Barcelona-based startup Thingthing reckons there is. And their bet is that it’s the Qwerty keys that live under […]

How consolidations will play out in the transportation, food and entertainment industries

Out of the ashes of its predecessor the phoenix is born. People forget that the Hype Cycle exists because rational people with good vision see opportunity. Often the vision is “spot on,” but expectations of velocity of transformation and adoption are inflated, leading to over-investment that subsequently must be rationalized. There has been no shortage of thoughtful […]

Teachable raises $2.5 million to help instructors teach outside the confines of course marketplace

New York-based Teachable has raised $2.5 million in a seed round of venture funding to help instructors of anything set up their own branded storefronts for selling courses and connecting with learners online. The company’s technology lets instructors teach courses online in any subject without having to commit their proprietary materials and personal brands to […]

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