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Candis raises seven-digit investment The Berlin-based startup Candis, which automises the booking of small- and medium-sized businesses, announced a seven-digit investment. Two new investors, Commerzbank's Main Incubator and Vienna-based Speedinvest, helped the startup reach this amount, as did previous investors Point Nine Capital and Fly Ventures. In 2016, Candis, which grew out of a hackathon idea, received over one million euros. The startup said they plan to use the most recent investment to improve the product [...]
Fri, Jan 27, 2017
Source: Venture Village
If Google has one weak spot right now, it's voice-based computing. And on Thursday's Q4 earnings call, Wall Street analysts cut right to the chase, asking Google executives if the company was at risk from the growing popularity of voice-enabled devices, which lack the screens Google's online ads rely on. Google CEO Sundar Pichai Google CEO Sundar Pichai sought to tamp down the concerns, telling analysts on the call that Google was “comfortable” about the way things would [...]
Fri, Jan 27, 2017
Source: Venture Village
The financial technology – or FinTech – revolution set out to disrupt our antiquated way of banking and Germany's FinTech startups, or at least 104 of them, received 437 billion euros in investments during 2016, according to Safary. These investments, across a variety of sectors, like payments, blockchain and insurance, are worth following, especially for those interested in figuring out which sectors, and which players, stand to make the biggest waves. This FinTech Ecosystem infographic puts all [...]
Fri, Jan 27, 2017
Source: Venture Village
Candis raises seven-digit investment The Berlin-based startup Candis, which automises the booking of small- and medium-sized businesses, announced a seven-digit investment. Two new investors, Commerzbank's Main Incubator and Vienna-based Speedinvest, helped the startup reach this amount, as did previous investors Point Nine Capital and Fly Ventures. In 2016, Candis, which grew out of a hackathon idea, received over one million euros. The startup said they plan to use the most recent investment to improve the product [...]
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Source: Venture Village
Apple has a strict code of secrecy that it expects all employees to live by. Anyone who breaks it is fired. Unsurprisingly, employees rarely speak publicly about what it is like to work there. Luckily, there are several Quora threads written by former and current employees devoted to answering questions about life inside the Fruit Company. We put some highlights together with info we got from our own sources, and reports elsewhere. Their comments reveal how employees are [...]
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Source: Venture Village