London Alumni News: August 2019

08.31.2019 - London

Read below to see the latest on how our Alumni are getting on following the Lab!

2017 alum Digital Fineprint launches new real-time business tracking software to tackle underinsurance in smes: The new product, Renew, aims to simplify the tracking of changes happening to SMEs, including offices, directors and turnover, in order to help brokers and insurers provide better advice as firms’ insurance needs change. It will also alert brokers and insurers to notable developments that can impact pricing or risk selection.

2018 alum Warwick Analytics partners with Ember: Customer experience specialist, Ember, has enriched its analytics capability through a new partnership with Warwick Analytics. The partnership means that Warwick Analytics’ PrediCX solution, which applies machine learning to accelerate gathering insights using text analytics, can be used by Ember in analytics work.

2017 alum Secure Code Warrior Selected For NSW-India Cyber Security Exchange: Eight of NSW’s most innovative cybersecurity startups will visit India this year to participate in the NSW-India Cyber Security Exchange. The Exchange will build closer links between Australian security startup communities and global firms, encouraging NSW companies to go global from inception.

2017 alum Bud signs up GoCompare to offer in-app energy switching for banks: Open Banking upstart Bud has clinched a deal with GoCompare, the price comparison website for insurance, utilities and broadband. The agreement will see Bud add GoCompare’s roster of energy providers to its platform, allowing banks to easily add energy switching to their own apps. GoCompare’s comparison API will be connected to Bud’s API marketplace, letting customers use their banking data to quickly carry out a comparison between providers.

2019 alum ContactEngine featured On Accenture Ventures start-up watch: Part of a group of startups that our Ventures AI technology segment team is tracking and engaging

2018 alum Samsung-backed blockchain startup Blocko raises $7.5m Series B+: Blocko, a Samsung SDS-backed blockchain infrastructure provider based in Korea, has raised 9 billion won (~$7.5 million) in a Series B+ funding round. Korea’s major banks such as Shinhan Bank and KEB Hana Bank participated in the round. Top Korean entertainment company Big Hit Entertainment and LB Investment (formerly Nexon’s firm) also invested in the startup as their first blockchain investment.