Cleo, a chatbot that wants to replace your banking apps, raises £2M led by LocalGlobe

Cleo, a chatbot that wants to replace your banking apps, raises £2M led by LocalGlobe

 Cleo, the London-based fintech startup that offers an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your finances, has closed £2 million in further funding, adding to an impressive list of backers that already includes Skype founder Niklas Zennström. The new round is led by LocalGlobe, the seed VC firm founded by father and son duo Robin and Saul Klein, with participation from a number of… Read More

Blue Apron COO Matthew Wadiak steps down in post-IPO shakeup

Blue Apron COO Matthew Wadiak steps down in post-IPO shakeup

 Blue Apron announced several changes at the executive level today, including co-founder Matthew Wadiak stepping down from the COO role to become a senior advisor. Wadiak’s changing role comes after a painful IPO for the meal kit delivery service, which first had to reduce its original IPO price and has since seen a significant drop in its share price. Read More

Wallflower wants to prevent cooking fires by making your stove smarter

Wallflower wants to prevent cooking fires by making your stove smarter

 The fire department responds to a home fire every 86 seconds, and many of those start in the kitchen. Wallflower is a device that easily hooks into most electric stoves, between the outlet and the stove itself, to notify users if there is risk of a fire. If the stove is on when you leave the home, the Wallflower will send a notification to the your phone to remind you to turn it off. In fact,… Read More

Adobe accidentally leaks photo-editing app Project Nimbus

Adobe accidentally leaks photo-editing app Project Nimbus

 Project Nimbus is not a secret. Adobe already previewed the app at its MAX conference. But MacGeneration was able to download and play around with the upcoming app. Adobe told MacGeneration that it was available to some Creative Cloud subscribers for a short time by mistake. It has been removed since then. In many ways, Project Nimbus feels like the Photos app and iCloud’s photo library… Read More

Fleksy keyboard to get major reboot under ThingThing’s dev team

Fleksy keyboard to get major reboot under ThingThing’s dev team

 Third party keyboards might seem like an app fad blast from the recent past. But the smartphone keyboard space could be set for a shake up as long time player Fleksy gets a new team working full time on the app… Read More

Mobile banking startup Varo Money has applied for a bank charter

Mobile banking startup Varo Money has applied for a bank charter

 Varo Money, which provides a mobile-first banking product to consumers, wants to take on the big banks. In an effort to offer similar — but better — checking, savings and lending products to consumers, the company has applied for a national bank charter with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Read More




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