Introducing Mews: Powering hotels in to the future
Looking to the future Mews will enable a world where you can have a seamless and dynamic hotel experience end to end. Booking, check-in, information, payments, room access and check-out will be like calling an Uber and you will simply be charged for the time that you use rather than chained to a set time for check-in/out. That’s the hotel experience for the 21st century.
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Welcome Stephanie to the Notion family
We are delighted to welcome Stephanie to the Notion team. She joins us from her role at venture debt fund Columbia Lake Partners, where she was responsible for the financial analysis of growth stage technology companies and structuring of debt facilities.
Stephanie is excited to join the Investment team at Notion where she will cover the UK, DACH and Benelux regions. Particular sectors of interest include: FinTech/InsurTech, HealthTech and B2B marketplaces.
Panaseer raises $10m
Panaseer has raised a $10m Series A to further its mission to clean up the poor “cyber hygiene” of the world’s largest businesses. Panaseer will use the cash to boost its research and development efforts in the UK while expanding sales and marketing across the US.
Unbabel and Microsoft roll out new translation services
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service users can now integrate translation directly into their workflow by connecting with Unbabel’s solution. Messages going in and out of Dynamics 365 will be automatically translated.
FiveAI win CogX Award
Congratulations to FiveAI for winning the best AI product in autonomous vehicles.
Currencycloud and GoCardless in the FinTech50
Congratulations to Currencycloud and GoCardless for reaching the FinTech50 hall of fame.
An interview with Christian Owens, founder of Paddle
Paddle’s twenty-something founder has the ambition to become the ecommerce platform for software makers, here he tells the Paddle story from the beginning.
GoCardless’ The little churn book: Advice from SaaS business leaders and investors
Go Cardless has released a guide to churn with insights from some of the world’s most successful and outspoken investors and executives.
Brynne Kennedy on the Inspiring Leaders podcast
Brynne, the founder and CEO of Topia discusses her mission to democratise global mobility. She believes that more open borders and easier global mobility solves global problems, fosters opportunity and drives economic growth.
Jos White on where the genesis for the best ideas and best startups come from
Insiders to the pain, outsiders to the market. The best place to innovate is from the outside – when you are not part of the ‘something established but personal experience of the pain gives a better idea of how to solve it.
WSGR to open an office in London
The firm’s London office is scheduled to open on August 1st and will be located on 41 Old Street. The office will be lead by Daniel Glazer.
Looking back at the past two years of ParisAI and what to expect next year.
For the past two years, Paris.AI has brought together a vibrant community of AI practitioners. After the eighth and final event of the season, Alex Flamant looks at the state of the ecosystem, how the event has evolved, and what to expect at the next one.
Triptease raises an additional $4m
Triptease have raised $4m of additional funding which will help them continue to build their business in Asia, create innovative products and help hotels get more direct booking by bringing hospitality online.
The Telegraph interview Andrew Mills, CEO of Virtualstock
Andrew Mills discusses helping high street stalwarts take the fight to Amazon, bringing retailers into the digital age and refusing to accept the death of retail.
BBC Storyworks documentary on CurrencyCloud
Mike Laven, CEO of CurrencyCloud, discusses Fintech challenges in this BBC Storyworks documentary on the fintech boom, globalization and the digital economy.
Monzo bank selects Apperio
The bank of the future, Monzo, selects Apperio to increase visibility over legal spend. Monzo was frustrated with the limitations of their current manual process where they received spend updates on an ad-hoc basis from their law firms. Apperio, the market leading spend management platform, was selected to help Monzo optimise their legal spend and increase efficiencies with accurate, actionable and real-time data across all their law firms.
Brightpearl win Top 50 UK SaaS companies to work for
Brightpearl have been commended for creating an encouraging and supportive work environment.
StatusToday a ‘Europe’s Top B2B Startup’ Finalist
StatusToday will be presenting at the Digital Top 50 Awards at TOA Festival Berlin 2018 as one of Europe’s top B2B Startups. Every year, DT50 selects Europe’s top 10 companies out of thousands to compete at DT50 Awards Ceremony. Part of the winning decision is based on public online voting, for which StatusToday have ranked number 1.
Dennis Fois for Forbes
Dennis Fois, CEO of NewVoiceMedia, has written for Forbes on how to overcome technology’s artificial divide and succeed at being seamless.
Nicola Anderson on The Growth Hub podcast
Nicola Anderson, VP of Marketing at GoCardless, joined The Growth Hub podcast to talk about how she is challenging diversity in SaaS, driving innovation and combatting imposter syndrome.
Tips on how to attract digital natives and millenials from ProFinda
Victoria Holdsworth, Marketing Director at ProFinda, gives tips on how to attract digital natives and millennials to your company and why this is crucial for an effective workforce of the future.