Nigeria’s ThankUCash takes part in 26th batch of 500 Startups accelerator

Nigerian rewards startup ThankUCash is taking part in the 26th edition of the Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups Accelerator, earning access to funding …

Nigerian rewards startup ThankUCash is taking part in the 26th edition of the Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups Accelerator, earning access to funding, training and mentorship.

Founded by Madonna and Simeon Ononobi, the latter also the founder of SimplePay, alongside Suraj Supekar, ThankUCash is a multi-merchant rewards platform with analytics for merchant growth.

The startup has developed a platform that enables merchants to offer cash back to encourage loyalty from customers. Customers can pay with cash or card, offline or online, and receive cash back and save as much as 50 per cent each time they spend.

500 Startups is one of the world’s most renowned accelerators, having worked with over 2,000 startups from across the world, and it has just selected 29 startups for its 26th programme. The four-month seed programme provides startups with US$150,000 in funding in exchange for six per cent equity, as well as access to training, mentorship and networks.

ThankUCash is the only African representative on this cohort, with participation on the renowned programme concluding a strong 18 months or so for the Lagos-based company. The startup received funding from early-stage investment platform Microtraction in August 2018, and followed that up with further backing from Ventures Platform, another early-stage fund, in October of the same year.

It was also part of the second Google Launchpad Africa programme, and last week was one of 10 startups from across the continent that pitched live at Africa Tech Summit Kigali.

A host of African startups have been accepted into 500 Startups in the last few years, with Nigerian agri-tech startups EZ Farming and ThriveAgric taking part in the 25th and 24th editions. Egyptian startups Shezlong and Harmonica were selected in batch 23, and another three from Nigeria in batch 22.

The demo day for the 26th edition of 500 Startups will take place on March 19.

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Dealroom, Europe’s top startup research platform, raises €2.75 million Series A

… corporates (Google, Stripe, EY, Deloitte, Amazon) and top-tier venture capital firms (Sequoia, Insight Partners, LocalGlobe, Accel Partners).
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Well-known research platform Dealroom has this morning announced raising €2.75 million Series A funding, co-led by Shoe Investments and Knight Venture Capital. The funding will support the company’s continued international expansion in Europe and beyond, including making key hires in these markets.

If you work in the startup world or investment sector, then Dealroom will already be on your radar. Founded in 2013, Dealroom is an Amsterdam-based data and software platform, which shows worldwide intelligence about startups, innovation and venture capital investment. Dealroom is used by every player in the startup and tech industry to search and compare the performance characteristics of innovative companies, pull reports and track industry trends. Its reports have become the reference in the European startup landscape, having been featured in major publications such as the Economist, the Financial Times, the BBC, The New York Times and the Washington Post. Today, Dealroom has built up a community of 30,000 registered and active users, and is trusted by hundreds of paying customers including world-class corporates (Google, Stripe, EY, Deloitte, Amazon) and top-tier venture capital firms (Sequoia, Insight Partners, LocalGlobe, Accel Partners).

The Dealroom platform is run using a combination of manual research and automated tools, which incorporate AI, natural language processing, data science and APIs. Working together, these elements identify and process relevant company information and insights in real-time. Polished with expertise from external players like governments, hubs and VCs, Dealroom has created a data management network and interface that provides invaluable insights to anyone working in the industry.

“We spent the first six years honing our methodology, technology and relationships to establish Dealroom as the number one resource for data and research on European technology,” said Yoram Wijngaarde, founder and CEO of Dealroom. “Now that we are well established, we are thrilled to use this funding to make some key hires, expand our data capabilities, forge new partnerships and continue to build communities with local governments and other key players in the ecosystem.”

In addition to its daily users, such as founders and VCs looking to compare startups across Europe, Dealroom provides governments and 15 European hubs with fully managed white-labelled solutions to understand, access and communicate intelligence and data about their ecosystem. Today, several European ecosystems including the UK (Tech Nation), France (La French Tech), Berlin (Senate), Netherlands (TechLeap), Amsterdam (StartupAmsterdam) and over a dozen other hubs across Europe are working with Dealroom in this way.

Diederik Ingen Housz, Managing Partner at Knight Venture Capital, said, “Following our initial investment in December 2017, we watched Dealroom execute on its plans with great precision and were keen to continue supporting the company in its next growth phase,”

Ronald van der Heijde, Managing Director at Shoe Investments, also commented, “We have been watching the value Dealroom brings to VCs and corporates looking for the world’s most promising companies, governments who need to make sense of the data about their ecosystem, and founders and entrepreneurs in Europe who need local and private support. We look forward to working with Dealroom as it continues to scale”.

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Tuesday Capital teams up with design powerhouse Frog to grab startups’ attention — and keep it

But Tuesday Capital, the San Francisco-based outfit formerly known as CrunchFund, thinks it has found a way. Today, the firm announced a new …

In a day and age when everyone seems to have their own seed-stage venture fund, it’s hard to stand out. But Tuesday Capital, the San Francisco-based outfit formerly known as CrunchFund, thinks it has found a way. Today, the firm announced a new partner in Frog, the renowned design firm whose past clients include the headset maker Oculus, among countless others.

The partnership dates back nearly four years. It was then that Tuesday’s cofounder and managing partner Pat Gallagher was introduced to FrogVentures, the design firm’s investment incubator.

P.J. Gunsagar, the CEO of one of Tuesday’s portfolio companies, KidAptive, had hired Frog to help this company — an online adaptive learning program for children — design a portal that parents could use to see how their children were progressing. Impressed with what they came up (Gunsager believes it helped KidAptive land its Series B round), he suggested that Gallager meet with Ethan Imboden, a former designer and the Frog division’s head.

It was apparently a match. In fact, soon after the two connected, Tuesday rebranded from CrunchFund. “They helped us with our own branding and to navigate around a lot of confusion” tied to the venture firm’s earliest connection to both TechCrunch and Crunchbase. (All three companies were cofounded by entrepreneur and investor Michael Arrington who has since moved on to form Arrington XRP Capital.)

“We were incredibly impressed with the quality of the marketing folks and the technologists and the branding folks,” says Gallagher, whose suggestion is tied to the belief that Tuesday is the most productive day of the week.

Before long, Gallagher and Imboden were sharing their networks and their deal flow. Now, out of that organic collaboration, the new partnership has been more formally integrated.

How it will work exactly: early-stage ventures will be eligible to receive investment from Tuesday Capital to engage Frog, giving the startups the option of covering the cost of their design projects with equity. Ostensibly, by making it easier for partners to access Frog’s services — which include brand, product, go-to-market strategies, digital product and connected hardware design — they’ll get to market faster and be stronger when they arrive.

To cement the deal, Tuesday purchased a share of FrogVentures’s venture portfolio. It now owns stakes formerly owned by Frog in eight companies, and Frog committed to become one of the largest limited partners in Tuesday’s current (fourth) fund so that it continues to get upside from those companies and future Tuesday startups with which it consults.

Imboden is also now a venture partner with Tuesday, sitting in on all of the firm’s partner calls and “integrating himself into our workflow,” says Gallagher. “When we talk about new investments, he’s now part of those conversations.”

Considering Frog’s past client list, that could prove a powerful perspective for Tuesday to have around the table.

Of course, Tuesday still has to battle its way to get the attention of top founders who are getting pulled in all directions by investors, both new and old. But the firm, which typically writes initial checks of between $250,000 and $500,000, suddenly has a a lot more to offer. “We’ve always tried to be additive to investor syndicates. We help with PR and media and content services.” Now, it can provide access to Frog, too.

It could certainly tip more deals in its direction. “If you need access to design services, if you need to talk with an industrial designer for a couple of hours, if you want an all-day seminar [alongside other portfolio companies]” Frog, with its vested interest in Tuesday, will be there, says Gallagher.

Photo, courtesy of Frog.

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Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management Cut Its Qualcomm (QCOM) Position by $3.14 …

Blackrock Inc increased its stake in Finisar Corp (FNSR) by 0.6% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blackrock Inc bought …

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Blackrock Inc increased its stake in Finisar Corp (FNSR) by 0.6% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blackrock Inc bought 107,524 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.04% . The institutional investor held 18.11 million shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $414.14 million, up from 18.00 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blackrock Inc who had been investing in Finisar Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.76B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.33% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $22.98. About 1.16 million shares traded. Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) has risen 39.73% since September 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 39.73% the S&P500. Some Historical FNSR News: 08/03/2018 – Finisar 3Q Adj EPS 20c; 08/03/2018 – FINISAR SEES 4Q ADJ EPS 9.0C TO 15C, EST. 21.3C; 08/03/2018 – Finisar 3Q Loss/Shr 49c; 08/03/2018 – FINISAR CORP QTRLY SHR LOSS $0.49; 13/03/2018 – Finisar Introduces Industry’s First 400G QSFP-DD Active Optical Cable and Transceivers for Switching and Routing Applications; 05/04/2018 – CAFC: FINISAR CORPORATION v. NISTICA, INC. [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] – Appeal #17-1649 – 2018-04-05; 15/03/2018 – Finisar Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 09/03/2018 – Tech Today: Netflix’s Halo, Finisar’s Dismal Report, Big Blue’s View — Barron’s Blog; 08/03/2018 – Finisar Sees 4Q Rev $300M-$320M; 13/03/2018 – Finisar Introduces Industry’s Smallest Coherent Optical Assembly for High-Density Line Card and Transceiver Designs at OFC 20

Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) by 26.17% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management sold 41,262 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.29% . The institutional investor held 116,404 shares of the radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $8.86 million, down from 157,666 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $95.32B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $78.41. About 5.34 million shares traded. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 17.92% since September 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.92% the S&P500. Some Historical QCOM News: 29/03/2018 – Tsinghua Unigroup postpones mobile chip unit IPO; 14/03/2018 – Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd is planning to scrap its bid for Qualcomm Inc, after U.S; 08/05/2018 – Australian Gov: WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF QUALCOMM FOR “SOURCE FOLLOWER BASED ENVELOPE TRACKING FOR POWER AMPLIFIER BIASING”; 14/03/2018 – Trump’s decision to block Broadcom’s attempt to acquire Qualcomm will deter companies from looking for growth beyond national borders, experts say; 12/03/2018 – US turns up heat on Broadcom over relocation aspect of Qualcomm battle; 02/04/2018 – Qualcomm Extends NXP Tender Offer to April 6; 16/03/2018 – Qualcomm’s Former Chairman Said to Explore Taking Company Private; 09/03/2018 – Broadcom: ‘Any Notion That a Combined Broadcom-Qualcomm Would Slash Funding or Cede Leadership in 5G Is Completely Unfounded’; 06/03/2018 – Qualcomm, Huawei in Talks to Settle Patent-Royalty Dispute; 25/04/2018 – QUALCOMM SAID CHINA SELL-THROUGH OF SMARTPHONES HAS BEEN OK

More notable recent QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Notable ETF Inflow Detected – QQQ, TXN, QCOM, MU – Nasdaq” on August 21, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Will Lower Revenues Hurt Qualcomm’s (QCOM) Q3 Earnings? – Nasdaq” published on July 29, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Here’s Where You Buy Qualcomm Stock – Nasdaq” on July 03, 2019. More interesting news about QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 05, 2019 – Nasdaq” published on June 04, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Qualcomm bringing 5G to lower-cost phones – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: September 06, 2019.

Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management, which manages about $219.15 million and $242.14M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alphabet Inc. by 7,296 shares to 7,496 shares, valued at $8.12 million in 2019Q2, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in 2019 Q2. Its up 0.08, from 0.77 in 2019Q1. It is positive, as 66 investors sold QCOM shares while 468 reduced holdings. 172 funds opened positions while 281 raised stakes. 927.97 million shares or 2.98% more from 901.11 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Hamlin Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 2.88% or 880,469 shares. Adell Harriman And Carpenter has 62,255 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Keystone Planning has invested 1.31% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Hbk Sorce Advisory Lc holds 18,628 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Argent Tru, a Tennessee-based fund reported 47,609 shares. Art Advsr Ltd Com holds 0.15% or 35,500 shares. Hallmark invested in 2,680 shares. Fosun International Limited invested 0.11% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). Manufacturers Life Ins The accumulated 1.13M shares. F&V Cap Management owns 3,920 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Bamco reported 4,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Blue Chip Prns, Michigan-based fund reported 21,839 shares. American Grp Incorporated Incorporated holds 0.16% or 522,885 shares in its portfolio. Roosevelt Investment Group Incorporated reported 0.08% stake. Altfest L J & Communications Incorporated has invested 0.18% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM).

Analysts await QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) to report earnings on November, 6. They expect $0.55 EPS, down 27.63% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.76 per share. QCOM’s profit will be $668.61 million for 35.64 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by QUALCOMM Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.06% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Telecom Stock Roundup: Sprint Boosts Video Analytics, AT&T’s Content Deal & More – Nasdaq” on September 05, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Finisar Introduces L-band High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer for R&D and Manufacturing Applications – Nasdaq” published on September 03, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Finisar EPS misses by $0.02, misses on revenue – Seeking Alpha” on September 04, 2019. More interesting news about Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “3 Top Augmented Reality Stocks to Buy Right Now – Nasdaq” published on August 27, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Why I’m Fading The Finisar Deal For Now – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: September 05, 2019.

Blackrock Inc, which manages about $2337.62B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Plains Gp Hldgs LP by 180,751 shares to 1.80 million shares, valued at $45.06M in 2019Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) by 565,096 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 9.46M shares, and cut its stake in Bank New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2019. Its down 0.15, from 0.98 in 2019Q1. It dropped, as 29 investors sold FNSR shares while 49 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 107.79 million shares or 13.16% less from 124.12 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Intl Gp Inc has 0.01% invested in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) for 88,319 shares. Highvista Strategies Limited Liability Corp holds 1.53% of its portfolio in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) for 130,661 shares. Utd Automobile Association accumulated 142,117 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Charles Schwab Invest Mngmt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR). Swiss State Bank holds 0.01% or 214,000 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has 0.01% invested in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) for 92,497 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR). Arizona State Retirement invested in 182,893 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt accumulated 10,475 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio owns 4,938 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 247,998 are held by Havens Lc. Aqr Capital Mngmt Lc reported 162,921 shares. Alpine Mngmt Inc owns 5.63 million shares for 3.78% of their portfolio. Paradigm Cap New York accumulated 0.99% or 474,200 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Communications Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.08% or 467,120 shares.

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