Swiss-based Sportradar AG is a global corporation that provides sportsbooks and media companies with trusted data and statistical streams of live sporting events around the world. But unlike many other global corporations, Sportradar has not yet suspended doing business in Russia since the country invaded Ukraine last month. Sports Handle, an online media outlet focused […]
The pandemic served as a driver for digital transformation across a number of industries. Within the insurance sector, evolving customer expectations has insurance players rushing to adopt digital solutions to streamline the customer journey. Policygenius has emerged as the leading online insurance marketplace where consumers can discover, compare, and purchase insurance. The platform covers life, home, auto, disability, and rental insurance options across the largest and most trusted carriers, providing an experience similar to Kayak for travel. However, purchasing insurance is a bit more complicated than booking a plane ticket and Policygenius offers access to 400+ experts to navigate the entire process. For carriers, the company’s proprietary technology provides the conduit to access the digital insurance ecosystem through a proven and battle-tested online sales and marketing channel; the company has facilitated $90B in life insurance policies sold since 2014 for 30M+ individuals. AlleyWatch caught up with Policygenius CEO and Cofounder Jennifer Fitzgerald to learn more about the inspiration for the business, the company's strategic plans, latest round of funding, which brings the total funding raised to $276.1M, and much, much more...
[PRESS RELEASE – Singapore, SG, 16th March 2022] The dWeb Foundation has partnered with Flare Network as the next step in their journey towards building a fully-decentralized, permissionless internet built on blockchain infrastructure. The internet has become an integral part of people’s lives, an extensive web of digital data connecting people and organizations across the […]
According to IBM’s Data Breach Report 2021, the average cost of a data breach is $4.24M. As businesses become more reliant on remote work and as employees use more devices (the average employee now uses 2.3 devices), the potential liability increases each day. Axonius’ cybersecurity asset management platform gives enterprises a full inventory of their assets and ensures that these devices are properly being secured across all locations. The platform takes a holistic approach by integrating into existing cybersecurity tools and workflows and ensuring that all devices being used (whether physical or virtual) are compliant with the company’s security protocols. Axonius has also launched a specialized SaaS Management product that addresses the added risk companies face from the use of various modern software applications that are increasingly becoming a part of the enterprise tech stack. Companies like The New York Times, MindBody, Schneider Electric, and AB InBev are all customers and revenue grew 132% YOY in 2021. AlleyWatch caught up with Axonius CEO and Cofounder Dean Sysman to learn more about how the company is solving the fragmentation of IT that leads to security vulnerabilities, the company's strategic plans, latest round of funding, which brings the total funding raised to $395M, and much, much more...
Consumer applications like Venmo, Cash, and Zelle have revolutionized person-to-person instant payments. Businesses have not had the same functionality and the business-to-business payment space has long been reliant on charging significant transaction fees and tying up cash flow with long waits until funds are available. This is especially onerous for small businesses, freelancers, and startups that operate on tight margins. Hopscotch is a B2B payments platform that offers instant payments without any fees. Similar to the consumer apps, users can collect and receive payments from clients and vendors, whether they have Hopscotch accounts or not. The company just launched its payment product this week in private beta and plans to expand its offering to holistically service the needs of small businesses. AlleyWatch caught up with Hopscotch CEO and Cofounder Reed Switzer to learn more about how the business is catering to the needs of a digitally savvy generation, the company's strategic plans, and latest round of funding from investors that include Shine Capital, Stellation Capital, NOEMIS Ventures, 3KVC, Valar Ventures, and Red & Blue Ventures.
Cannabis is fully legalized in eighteen states and illegal in only four. With the continuing legalization and decriminalization of cannabis across the country, the industry is flourishing. In 2020, cannabis […]
As medical and recreational cannabis legalization continues to sweep across the United States, stakeholders are realizing profit can be made by providing a safe space for patients and recreational users […]