Aspiring blockchain bank BABB completes £1.4m Crowdcube raise to support banking licence application

Aspiring blockchain bank BABB completes £1.4m Crowdcube raise to support banking licence application

BABB has successfully completed its equity crowdfunding through Crowdcube, raising more than £1,400,000 from 1,232 investors. The funds will be used to support BABB’s applications for banking licences in the UK and Lithuania. BABB is building a decentralised platform using blockchain and biometrics technology, to provide mobile banking services to empower the global micro economy […]

Rapidly growing art app ‘Artland’ receives funding from art heavyweights and sports stars

Rapidly growing art app ‘Artland’ receives funding from art heavyweights and sports stars

Artland, a platform dedicated to connecting art collectors and galleries worldwide, which was founded by Danish brothers Mattis and Jeppe Curth, has just announced a successful round of funding. The new investors include one of the world’s most famous handball players, Mikkel Hansen; Olympic dressage champion Andreas Helgstrand; musician and songwriter Shaka Loveless; and Airhelp […]

China’s DiDi to back small Uber rival Taxify in Europe, Africa

China’s DiDi to back small Uber rival Taxify in Europe, Africa

Chinese ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing is investing an undisclosed amount in Estonian online taxi firm Taxify to help it expand in Europe and Africa, where it has gained share in some cities against US player Uber. DiDi Chuxing will invest in and collaborate with Taxify to support the latter’s further expansion across its regional markets, […]

MediaBrix raises $6.5 million to make mobile ads more ’emotionally charged’

MediaBrix raises $6.5 million to make mobile ads more ’emotionally charged’

Image Credit: Shutterstock MediaBrix, a mobile advertising startup that says it creates “emotionally targeted brand connections,” that it scored a $6.5 million investment led by Edison Partners. “With this funding, we will continue to ramp our programmatic offerings, invest in R&D and expand our data sciences team focused on consumer receptivity,” said MediaBrix CEO and […]