European neobank Monese nabs $35M from HSBC

Monese, the London-based fintech that provides digital banking and remittance services to consumers and businesses across Europe, has raised $35 million from global banking giant HSBC. Founded in 2013, Monese is one of several so-called “challenger” banks to emerge from the U.K. capital, serving customers with a range of online-only services including standard cash accounts, savings, … Read more

Healthcare financier Scratchpay secures $35M Series C

Scratchpay, the Pasadena, Calif.-based petcare financier turned healthcare financier, closed a new round of funding amounting to $35 million. It’s a sign that investors are still looking at growing the fintech scene despite the markets’ downturn and an acknowledgment from investors that there is a slowdown in investments. 8 investors discuss fintech’s potential despite the … Read more

Salesforce built a data lake to transform how customer data moves on the platform

The ultimate goal of pulling customer data together into a customer data platform (CDP) is building more meaningful customer experiences in real time. Up until now, that’s been more aspirational than real, but Salesforce is announcing Genie, a real time data integration platform, today at the Dreamforce customer conference that aims to make that dream … Read more

Tres raises $7.6M to help web3 teams manage their financials and crypto data

Tres, a financial “data lake” for web3 companies, has raised $7.6 million in a seed round led by boldstart ventures, its founder and CEO Tal Zackon, exclusively shared with TechCrunch. Investors include F2, The Chainsmokers’ venture fund Mantis, New Form Capital, Kenetic Capital, Blockdaemon Ventures and Alchemy. As well as angel investors like Fireblocks CEO … Read more

Here’s another example of the frustrating ‘Adobe upsell’

Adobe is under fire for removing features from it’s services. | Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Adobe has come under fire by Sebastiaan de With, co-founder of popular iOS camera app Halide, for removing Apple’s ubiquitous AirDrop sharing feature from Photoshop and disrupting his workflow. De With expressed his frustrations on … Read more

Zartico secures $20M to help tourism offices promote local destinations

Despite representing 10% of the world’s GDP, the tourism industry has been one of the last to embrace big data and analytics. Darren Dunn and Jay Kinghorn experienced this firsthand — Dunn as a sales executive at various travel companies including and Jay as an associate managing director at Utah’s office of tourism. “Destinations … Read more

DynamoFL aims to bring privacy-preserving AI to more industries

Data privacy regulations like GDPR, the CCPA and HIPAA present a challenge to training AI systems on sensitive data, like financial transactions, patient health records and user device logs. Historical data is what “teaches” AI systems to identify patterns and make predictions, but there are technical hurdles to using it without compromising a person’s identity.  … Read more

Are general purpose robots impossible? Apptronik says no, pockets fresh NASA partnership

Robotics has made great strides in even just the last five years. But despite major advances in core technology such as sensing and computing, many of the robots populating industries like manufacturing are considered “special purpose”: they are engineered to perform a limited number of tasks in stable, predictable environments. It’s not uncommon to encounter … Read more

Peloton’s rower arrives in December, priced at $3,200

The Peloton Row hasn’t been a particularly well-kept secret over the last couple of years. After long-standing rumors, the connected fitness firm teased the rowing machine in a member’s video back in May. Today it’s finally back with some firm details on the latest major addition to its home fitness offerings. The Row goes up … Read more

How to watch Nvidia’s RTX 40-series announcement

Nvidia’s RTX 40-series are expected today. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Nvidia is getting ready to announce its next-generation GPUs today. We’re expecting to see the new RTX 40-series, and rumors suggest there could be two RTX 4080 models and an RTX 4090. Nvidia has been teasing its RTX 40-series launch for … Read more

Indonesia passes much-anticipated data privacy law to put bad actors behind bars

Indonesia’s parliament has introduced a data privacy law as its first motion months after encountering several breaches in the Southeast Asian country. On Tuesday, the Indonesian legislators passed the personal data protection bill that had been deliberated for more than a year. With this law, data handlers could become liable for up to five years … Read more

Malaysia-based helps businesses juggle multiple messaging apps

There are multiple messaging apps active in Southeast Asia and most consumers prefer to use them over email when they contact a business. serves as a central dashboard for the biggest apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Line, Viber, Telegram and WeChat. The Malaysia-based company said today it has raised $7 million in Series A … Read more

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