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Raisin gains $28M backing from Goldman Sachs for its investments and cutbacks


For Savings and investment products, Raisin has introduced a Pan-European Marketplace. Raisin has boosted up the additional funding. In February, Goldman Sachs has already invested 28 million dollars. The new capital is going to be used by Raisin for building its U.S. attendance ahead of 2020 launch crossways the pond. The startup has stated that its U.S. plans in the month of May would be enabled to offer good shops around for much better investments. $12.7 trillion has been deposited in the U.S.

The company is also looking forward to entering you into the new European markets b by the end of the following year or maybe at the end of this year. Raisin has also had nearly 6 particular saving platforms. In Germany, UK, France, Netherland, Spain, Austria, Raisin has currently the specific saving platforms.  In other 28 European countries, the generic site is also availed by Raisin.

Raisin has been founded by Dr. Tamaz Georgadze (CEO), Michael Stephan (COO), Dr. Frank Freund (CFO) in the year 2012. For more than 185,000 customers all across the country, it has brokered more money.

The Raisin market gives 480 plus savings products and stuffs from 80 European partner banks by way of its deposits-as-a-service. The fintech also has allocation corporations with N26, Commerzbank, Yolt, among others, as its efforts to traverse the market banking drift.

Prompt statement from Rana Yared, managing executive, Goldman Sachs major Strategic Investments that Raisin has urbanized an only one of its sort investments market with a firm commerce representation, imposing enlargement and a faithful consumer base. You may look really excited to shore up the company’s stupendous organization squad in implementing their vision. if you still have any kind of doubt left, you can make better use of other similar platforms right now without asking anyone else.

Get to make a pitch at Hardware Battlefield 2019


Early-stage hardware start-up founders can now step into the spotlight and launch their inventions by pitching them to some of the world’s top investors at the Hardware Battlefield at TC Shenzhen between November 11 and 12, 2019. Winners will receive $25,000 along with a business plan.

This is TechCrunch’s fifth Hardware Battlefield, the sister of Start-up Battlefield, one of the world’s most famous pitch competitions which will be held in China this year. Shenzhen is the heart of hardware in China, with a community that is not only unparalleled but also fosters the growth of hardware start-ups by using a combination of accelerators, prototyping as well as a world-class manufacturing system.

TechCrunch has collaborated with its Chinese subsidiary TechNode to host the competition which will be open to any hardware start-up that is in the early stages of development all around the world. Previous Battlefield examples include food testing devices, smart socks for diabetes, diagnostic tools for malaria, robotic arms and e-motorcycles.

The first step to taking part in Hardware Battlefield is to fill out an application available on TC website before August 14, 2019. Your start-ups must meet these low bars for it to be considered a part of the competition:

  1. The product must a hardware device or component
  2. The product must have received the minimum amount of press coverage till date
  3. The company must have a minimally viable product available for onstage demo

Following this, the editors of TechCrunch will vet among all the qualified applications and choose a team of 10-15 hardware start-ups. These teams will then pitch their products on the main stage to a judging panel which consists of VCs, Technologists as well as founders of successful companies.

You will also be given extensive coaching which is basically a rigorous six-week training program where you will learn how to pitch and present your products.

The teams will get six minutes to pitch their products and give a demo as well, along with responding to Q&A frim the judges. One team will then be declared as the winner and will receive a cheque worth $25,000.

All competing teams will enjoy worldwide media as well as investor attention in addition to being a part of the Start-up Battlefield elite.

The News Projects goes live for the audience


The News Project, according to CEO Merrill Brown, was founded to address some of the biggest concerns in journalism, namely, the high costs if launching and operating news sites.

Brown is a former journalist, journalism executive as well as an educator who has also been the founding editor in chief of In early 2019, he announced that The News Project had raised an investment of six-figures from WordPress VIP, and is now launching with its first customer, CALmatters, which is known to offer analyses and news on politics in California.

According to Brown and Miguel Ferrer, the product lead of The News Project, the company provides news business in a box. Simply put, The News Project has developed a new publishing platform with a number of different partners and will offer content management and hosting from WordPress VIP. It will also offer website development with help from 10up, reader engagement tools from Piano, design from Charming Robot as well as ads by Google Ad Manager.

News organisation will be able to access all these things by paying a $25,000 fee to become a part of the platform, followed a monthly subscription fee as well.


The new CALmatters website will have a fresher look, along with templates built to support sophisticated article formats like feature stories. Brown also said that these engagement and design tools would enable the company to support a variety of businesses models and forms of reader engagement.

Ajay Royan and Frederic Moll come to disrupt post Auris sale


Although not a household name yet, Frederic Moll is still one of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in the world, with successes like the publicly traded Intuitive Surgical, the manufacturer of robotic surgical systems worth over $61 billion as well as Hansen Medical, a company that develops tools that can manipulate catheters.

The entrepreneur was recently in news for the sale of Auris, the advanced surgical robots’ manufacturer which was sold to Johnson & Johnson in early 2019 in a deal worth $3.4 billion which could incur an extra $2.35 billion in payouts.

The changes in technology with this deal are more important than the money though. With Auris, there would be enough good healthcare facilities for the extra 5 billion people that our planet will have in the future. According to Ajay Royan, the co-founder of Mithril Capital and an investor of the company was quoted saying in an exclusive interview that with technology such as this, you will be able to conduct sophisticated surgery while training people with the platform.

Royan is known to have co-founded Mithril Capital with Peter Thiel in 2014 and saw potential in Auris and because of this, could possibly make a $700 million fund to the company. Mithril Capital closed its second fund with $850 million around two years ago and has since been investing in a lot of companies like Palantir, the intelligence data mining company, along with other robotics companies across the globe.

The company also invested $140 million in GreyOrange, a start-up based in Singapore and Gurugram, along with Neocis, a dental surgical robotics company based in Miami.

Additional updates about this investment, as well as disruptions in the world of medical devices,  can be found at Disrupt SF from October 2 to October 4, 2019, at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco.

To Celebrate Cricket World Cup 2019, ACT Fibernet Offers 100GB Additional Data to customers in India


ACT Fibernet is offering 100GB additional data to its customers for celebrating India’s place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Semi-Finals versus New Zealand.

These benefits of data are available to all ACT customers across India. Through a promotional email to customers, The ISP is notably intimating their customers, though some customers have got the additional benefits of data without an email from the company.

In last February to selected plan, ACT Fibernet also had given similar benefits of 100GB data. Recently the company brought its new brand identity as well as collaborated with Amazon India to provide Amazon Fire TV Stick including the feature of Alexa Voice Remote.

ACT Fibernet is saying to their customers that they must enjoy streaming matches, highlights, reviews, previews comfortably with help of  ACT Fibernet while taking benefits of 100GB additional data. Users of the company can search for the extra 100GB data legitimately through the ACT Fibernet application.

Prominently, the application doesn’t feature the landing of extra information. It can be that as it may be seen from the absolute information unmistakable in the Account Summary area of the application.  As we referenced, ACT Fibernet back in February likewise given 100GB extra information to its clients.

In any case, the specialist co-op is this time offering the extra information particularly to remember the continuous cricket season and praise the World Cup elimination rounds and last.  In May, ACT Fibernet reported its cooperation with Netflix to present to 500GB of extra information every month to supporters settling on the uncommon ACT Entertainment plans.

The plans were at first propelled in select urban areas, and the extra information was given distinctly to grabbing six or a year of membership residency.

Europe’s Top Court is going to handle Facebook US Data Transfer Case


This Tuesday, The European Union’s most astounding court is going to handle the justice process in an Austrian protection campaigner’s long-running fight in court against USA giant Facebook over its information moves to the US The European Court of Justice was hearing contentions on whether Facebook’s Dublin-based backup can legitimately move clients’ close to home information to the US parent organization.

A choice, which is normal before the year’s over, could have sweeping ramifications for web-based social networking organizations and a great many EU organizations that send client information to spots like the US  Protection campaigner Max Schrems propelled the case in 2013 after previous NSA temporary worker Edward Snowden uncovered the degree of electronic observation by US security organizations, including the divulgence that Facebook gave the offices access to the individual information of Europeans. Schrems, worried that his own data was in danger, had tested the information moves through the courts in Ireland, where Facebook’s European business is headquartered.

The Irish Data Commissioner issued a starter choice that the exchanges might be illicit on the grounds that purported “standard legally binding conditions” that administer information moves don’t enough secure buyers’ information protection. The conditions are information insurance understandings endorsed by the EU’s official Commission wherein organizations focus on keeping the coalition’s stringent security principles, including ensuring individual information.

The Irish specialists, in the long run, asked the ECJ, which is situated in Luxembourg and is the EU’s top court, for a decision on whether these legally binding conditions consent to European guidelines. Schrems doesn’t have an issue with the understandings essentially however said the chief can, under the law, adopt a progressively estimated strategy by ending information moves in individual cases, as Facebook’s.