Kabbage And Azlo Collaborate To Make Small Business Lending Easier

US online banking platform Azlo and online small business lender announced the launch of Mission Street Capital, a new program that provides small businesses banking with Azlo access to loans through Kabbage up to $250,000. Azlo focuses on simplifying banking services for businesses and has no physical branches, which allows it to serve small businesses regardless of location, including those in remote and under-served communities. In partnership with Kabbage, Mission Street Capital will provide Azlo customers, including businesses with thin credit files, gig-economy business owners and fast-growing small businesses, a fully digital solution that enables access to working capital whenever and wherever it is needed...

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Payments startup ToneTag ties up with GMO Payment Gateway to set Foot in Japan

Sound-based payments services provider ToneTag on Tuesday announced its collaboration with Japan’s GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. This strategic partnership will provide ToneTag with avenues to expand its sound-based network in Japan and other geographies in Asia-Pacific, while strengthening the value-proposition of GMO through facilitation of an advanced contactless services...

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Impossible Objects unveils new CBAM-2 3D printer, partnership with BASF, And $4.1 Million Funding

Composite-based additive manufacturing (CBAM) developer Impossible Objects has made a series of announcements at RAPID + TCT 2019, including $4.1 million in funding, a collaboration with BASF, and a new 3D printer: the CBAM-2. The release of the CBAM-2 3D printer builds upon the company’s previous CBAM offering in the Model One, with greater print sizes and efficiency. Impossible Objects’ collaboration with BASF centers around the support of the chemical giant’s Ultrasint PA6-carbon fiber powderfor use with the Model One and CBAM-2 3D printers. Both the partnership with BASF and its new CBAM-2 3D printer, which has a planned release for Q3 2019, aim to extend the industrial applications of Impossible Objects’ patented CBAM process...

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Goodlord launches new fee ban compliant features

Property technology company Goodlord has updated its core product to ensure its clients remain compliant in the face of the new regulation coming into force on 1st June. They have also announced new services to help agents cut costs and increase revenues as the industry evolves. From 1st June, Goodlord’s platform will ensure each tenancy transaction is compliant with the new regulations. This includes the removal of applicable fees when selecting an AST or Licence tenancy and auto-generation of holding and security deposits which will be capped at the appropriate amount. Also from June 1st, tenants will be shown a draft copy of their AST agreement automatically via the platform, with Goodlord Tenancy Guides updated to confirm tenants have reviewed the document... 

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UAMMI, Impossible Objects build composite parts for US Air Force

The Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI; Kaysville, Utah, U.S.) announced that it has successfully created and fit-checked its first carbon fiber 3D-printed part for the United States Air Force. The part, a first aid kit restraint strap for the B-1 aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, was made using a printer from project partner Impossible Objects(Northbrook, Ill., U.S.)...

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Hootsuite Announces Google Preferred Partner Status, Launches Google My Business App

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Hootsuite, the global leader in social media management, trusted by more than 18 million customers and employees at more than 80% of the Fortune 1000, announced today the launch of a Google My Business app integration in the Hootsuite platform and its new Google Preferred Partner status. This is Hootsuite’s second major Google integration launch in less than a year and is a testament to Hootsuite’s commitment to deepen their product integrations and alliance with Google...

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Why this CEO sits in the middle of his office

The SquareFoot CEO does things a little differently compared to typical CEOs. He doesn't enjoy the corner office's idyllic views or gets the presumed privacy, nor does he want to. He likes sitting in the thick of things.... Wasserstrum has always sat in the middle of SquareFoot, a 50-person commercial real estate company founded in 2011 that helps companies find their next office space. He’s situated between multiple departments and benefits from hearing the chatter between the marketing and sales teams. It allows him to be more accessible and closer to the office conversation that he doesn’t feel he would get sitting in a corner, walled-off space...

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Pendo Tops 1000 Customers, 1 Trillion User Events and Adds Six New Executives In Latest Quarter of Fast Growth

RALEIGH, N.C., May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pendo.io, the product cloud company, today reported highlights from its first quarter, which ended April 30, 2019. Notable milestones include its second acquisition, a major product launch, substantial growth in bookings, customers, and headcount, and the appointment of six new executives including its first chief customer officer...

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Shiji Group And FreedomPay Announce Key Partnership To Support ...

Payment innovator, FreedomPay, a leading global consumer centric commerce payments platform, has announced a strategic partnership with the Shiji Group (Shiji) to help drive significant global expansion across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Shiji, the global provider of world-class technological solutions for the hotel, retail, food service and entertainment industries, has integrated with FreedomPay to support the expansion of its payment solution to tens of thousands of additional hotels, stadiums and restaurants worldwide...

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3 Technology Strong Companies Enabling the Fintech Space in India

As the FinTech industry matures, it is becoming increasingly apparent that FinTech companies are enablers, rather than disruptors. Enablers offer solutions that enhance and improve the offering of existing businesses, collaborating rather than competing. Fintech and software as a service (SaaS) companies are increasingly adopting the fintech facilitator model to feed the demand to coordinate amidst multiple regulators. With a vision to empower the entire financial ecosystem for various disruptors, the following fintech facilitators are aiming to take the leadership position in the payments space in India and have already changed financial services in profound ways: ToneTag: ToneTag is a global technology solution provider, harnessing the power of ‘Sound’ for contactless payments. It is a secured sound wave technology platform which enables payments and proximity customer engagement services on any device, independent of the instrument or infrastructure. Backed by Amazon, Reliance Capital, Mastercard & Amansa; ToneTag was founded by Mr. Kumar Abhishek & Mr. Vivek Kumar Singh in 2013. ToneTag’s sound wave technology is on a mission to truly democratize digital payments ecosystem with the idea of supplying the entire Nation a mechanism to use digital payments. ToneTag has the largest sound wave based network on the planet with 3.1 lakh merchant base & 55 million user base...

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Pendo Buys Receptive Software

Pendo, a Raleigh, NC-based product cloud company, acquired Receptive Software, a Sheffield, U.K.-based SaaS demand intelligence company. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Pendo’s acquisition brings demand intelligence to the product cloud, making it a comprehensive platform for digital product teams and product-led organizations to make product decisions, communicate product direction, and deliver product experiences. Receptive’s Sheffield, U.K. headquarters, will be expanded and will become its European development center, growing Pendo’s U.K. presence beyond its recently launched London office...

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Ocrolus and inFactor Partner to Drive End-to-End Automation for Merchant Cash Advance Lenders

Ocrolus, the industry leader in data verification and cash-flow analytics, today announced a partnership with inFactor, the innovative financing platform that brings clarity and security to small business financing. This partnership combines two powerful technology solutions to drive end-to-end underwriting automation for Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) lenders...

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Kabbage Teams with BTEA to Fuel Access to Funding for Women- and Minority Owned Businesses

Kabbage, Inc., a cash flow technology and automated lending platform for small businesses, has formed a strategic alliance with New York’s largest contractor association, the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA), to provide access to fast and flexible small business funding for BTEA members through the Kabbage® platform. The alliance will support women and minority-owned business enterprise (WMBE) contractors who often have difficulty accessing the funding required to procure contracts for New York’s largest construction projects...

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IoT Swinging its Magic Wand in the Payments World

IoT can be of great assistance in refurbishing how businesses operate. The technology is assisting payments to get streamlined as these online transactions can be electronically monitored and managed. The data-driven decision making helps to make an informed decision in the time-saving timeframe... ToneTag, a Bangalore based Fintech and Retail Solutions company, which made headlines for using crypted sound waves to make offline, proximity-based contactless payments on any device, believes in the strength of IoT in the payments domain. Its co-founder Vivek Kumar Singh says, “The Internet of things (IOT)  can be a game-changer for India as it has democratized the usage of technology. ToneTag as a technology company has believed in enabling people to use the technology across all segments irrespective of social strata or infrastructural dependencies.”

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5 startups With Audio To Text Converters Online

Transcribing audio can be extremely tedious, and often require an enormous amount of labor. If you are looking for a simpler solution to turn an audio file into organized text quickly, audio to text converter online startups are the option for you. They will allow you to transcribe virtually all audio files online, in a short period of time... Saykara is a thriving startup that aims to aid physicians in daily medical practices, predominantly surgery. The startup went live online through the domain saykara.com in early 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The startup quickly managed to raise $2.5 million in capital and assembled a team of engineers and other experts from Amazon and Nuance to establish a formidable organization.

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Degreed Named one of 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies to Work For

Degreed, the world’s first career-long skills-building platform, was recognized as one of the 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For in a list released by Battery Ventures, a global investment firm and cloud investor, with data specifically provided by Glassdoor*, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. The list highlights 50 privately held companies—all business-to-business, cloud-computing companies--where employees report the highest levels of satisfaction at work, according to employee feedback shared on Glassdoor...

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Shaukat Shamim - From creating Yahoo Messenger to disrupting the video information space with his latest venture

Shaukat Shamim, the mind behind the Yahoo Messenger, is the CEO & Founder of Youplus, a technology company that has built the world’s first video opinion search engine. Shaukat is a successful serial entrepreneur and technologist with a long track record of driving breakthrough tech innovations. I spoke to Shaukat on his inspiring entrepreneurial journey and how he is steering a never-before-seen innovation in video with his startup Youplus...

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