Raleigh-based Altopa Inc Adds $3.7m in Fresh Capital

Raleigh-based Altopa Inc has managed to add $3.7 million to bolster the development of its botanical oil. This is hardly the only focus of the company’s research with plant-based science gaining quite the steadfast traction.

Botanical sciences are intended to completely change the way we live, with quite a few things to consider. You can start with the fact that plant-based foods are now very common and they constitute an important part of our diet. Tech start-ups are fully cognizant of this fact and they are trying to channel the power of food that can be grown and create a way to use this for the good of the planet and the survival of mankind.

Now, in the case of Altopa, the company targets a fairly higher-tier of a solution. Having attracted 30 investors and making a very good promise, Altopa is working on botanical oil which will be used to enhance the imbiber’s immune system by adding specific nutrient they are missing.

Altopa will use the private equity it has received to continue and develop its personalized offer that is focusing on the individual’s specific needs. This way the company can produce beneficial products that will truly help the customers. Each finance project is of course a risk, but Altopa has managed to adeptly slash costs and prepare its offer for the future.

Incorporated in 2016, the company has been developing at a steadfast pace ever since. There are many challenges to address quite naturally and these will be worked on in due time. However, the company now needs to focus on advertising the benefits of its bio oils.

While the oil will be a bit expensive at first, they will have immune system-enhancing effects that will last over an extended period of time. Much like vitamins, these oils will be synthesized with the ole purpose of bolstering human health. However, unlike other solutions claiming to offer a way to prop up the human immune system, these oils will be taken in liquid form making their absorption by the body a far simpler and quicker process. With this in mind, bio oils are already becoming popular.

However, one last hurdle needs to be cleared – that of the health regulators that can confirm for a fact that these companies will indeed benefit users more so than eating fruit & vegetables or having a healthier diet altogether.

Many companies in recent years have made staggering claims about the nature of their work. One of these, Altopa, is now charting a course for the future. The funding of the company is indicatory of investors confidence. All that is left for Altopa is to truly win the support of major health bodies and prove itself a viable company with a very useful product.

The venture capital that Altopa has received will help the company to continue developing even higher-end tier bio oils for consumers to order and use. Personalized nutrition is one of the fastest-growing industries.

French PropTech Company Adds €1.5m for Condo Platform

The French are the master of do-it-yourself initiative. They even have their own word for it – bricolage. And as costs of living are getting higher, more people find it appropriate to be able to do odd job around the house. The costs of procuring the services of a good plumber are rising, and why not do it yourself? All you have to do is get dirty.

There are many things you can do to manage properties quite well on your own. In fact, you can slash expenses by 50% and that alone thanks to Paris-based illiCorpo, a condo management platform that saves you a lot of costs and promises to make your property shine.

On January 3, 2019, the company did procure €1.5 million from Samaipata, with the chief investor Kima Ventures pitching in for a second time as well. IlliCorpo has been a success since it launched in 2017. Three fresh graduates have decided to take matters in their own hands and make sure that buildings are managed well enough without having to run into unnecessary trouble and costs.

And so, the platform is incredibly easy to use and it’s really rather super cheap, too. The platform allows resident councils to take care of their properties in just two hours a month, for only €7 per month per apartment.

PropTech has acquired sufficient venture capital to allow itself to develop and scale its operations. The affordability of the platform makes the founders confident in the potential of their solution which comes at a really low cost. Any private equity firm that invests moving forward will only allow PropTech to further streamline its product and help with the marketing, which will be one of the challenges on the road ahead.

Any documentation that needs to be submitted to the town council will be sorted out super simple because the platform will also provide managers with reminders but also have all necessary forms duly prepared for them online. Moreover, the platform hosts a selection of purveyors of different services, including financial, legal and operational functions.

illiCorpo’s own manager has been quite optimistic about the success of the company, explaining that the quality of the service has been improving even beyond customers’ expectations. The service that is provided by illiCorpo is based on technology and it has been extremely successful in leveraging technological solutions to achieve the desired effects.

Property management needed be complicated and there is certainly a huge demand for delivering the results that are necessary to maintain the security of one’s property as well as avoid any legal complications occasioned by failure to meet certain prerequisites.

IlliCorpo is here to sort you out. The latest funding round will just presage many such to come later in 2019 and beyond.

Funding partners can become anyone prepared to invest sufficiently in the platform. To contact the start-up, just visit their official website and drop a message in the contact form or phone them up directly.

Bakkt Brings in $182 Million for Crypto Project

The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency project Bakkt concluded 2018 on a very strong note, managing to add as much as $182.5 million in private equity funds at the very end of the year. The company, which I listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has been established with the sole purpose of elaborating a new ambitious system, which will allow traders to use a blockchain and crypto-powered platform allowing them to heighten the security at trade exchanges. This way institutions will be bale to buy, sell and store their assets in a digital form, but more importantly -have an immediate access to them.

Venture capital is mandatory for every company that is looking to make sure that it will succeed. This is where Bakkt has decided to come in and use the financial power of others so that it can advance its own ideas.

However, this is not done in a selfish manner. The finance project of Bakkt cuts two ways – first it allows established companies to manage their own digital portfolios better, but it also enables investors to win big time from their share-buying. Investing in promising companies such as Bakkt is the way to manage one’s portfolio in the future.

This was Bakkt’s first funding round – not a token sale, with many private firms joining to provide funding for a promising initiative. Many companies pitched in, including: Horizons Ventures, Microsoft’s venture capital arm (M12), Pantera Capital, Naspers’ fintech arm (PayU), Protocol Ventures, Boston Consulting Group, CMT Digital, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digital, Goldfinch Partners and more.

The company first hoped to conclude its funding round around November 2018. Following a brief deferment, the company then considered early 2019 as a far more likely timeline, but this has been quickly corrected by Bakkt’s efforts to always be a market leader. Bakkt also wants to release a token sale, which will allow many more investors to come and throw their financial support behind the company.

Meanwhile, the company has been already signing important deals with Bakkt, including Microsoft and Starbucks. Basically, the coffee chain has requested practical, trusted and regulated applications for consumers to convert their digital assets into U.S. dollars for use at Starbucks, according to the official release of Starbucks.

With so much cash added to the war chest of Bakkt, it’s quite possible to see new solutions emerge quite readily. $182.5 million in the coffers is sufficient funding to develop lucrative operations for many companies that are willing to contract Bakkt’s services.

This in turn will bring more capital for the company, which will allow it to establish itself on the market for longer. Bakkt has been doing quite well operating in very sensible context whereby billions of dollars could have been affected.

Bakkt has been interested in providing companies of all sizes and industries with reliable solutions to help them position their digital asset portfolio better and once again have a full, uninterrupted control over it.

CarePredict Gets $9.5 Million to Help Senior Citizens Safeguard their Health

Health is important and it could be rather difficult to safeguard as one ages and grows older. That’s why automated software solution may prove much important in the future. They are such for a number of reasons, but we will try to outline the basic idea behind this. A wearable band that can gauge your health condition could prevent life-threatening conditions, including heart-attacks, losing balanced and many more.

But more importantly one such item could also – if not replace doctors, then at least allow places where clinics are not as common place as in most developed countries to have a massive self-diagnostic tool that will allow you to diagnose yourself and seek the help you need right away.

Of course, CarePredict has been designed with a slightly different purpose in mind. The company is looking to assist elderly individuals cut down on the travel time to the doctors as well as get a far more accurate gauge of their current physical condition.

The company is also interested in helping elderly individual avoid becoming victim to something as unnecessary and ridiculous as falling, for example. According to the National Council on Aging, an adult dies every 19 minutes in the world because of falling.

CarePredict is now back on the market with $9.5 million in fresh funding raised. The company will use the money to provide itself with sufficient opportunities to examine life-endangering conditions and make sure that its wrist bands are even more helpful and can predict any life-threatening conditions.

Now, thanks to the use of venture capital funds CarePredict can help senior citizens always be protect against various risks when it comes to their environment. The company will need more private equity to further develop its offer before it becomes lucrative but so far the signs have been very promising.

There has been a lot of fresh funding coming in the way of the company, with help from Secocha Ventures, Las Olas Ventures, Startup Health Ventures and many more. But the latest $9 million are not everything that the company has been able to amass in the past few years. The total number of funds that have been reached stand at $20 million presently, which is a sufficient number enabling it to pursue various developments across multiple sectors in healthcare.

VC firms are all very interested in investing in such lucrative segments such as care for the elderly. The industry is developing quickly but more importantly – CarePredict can avoid many accidents be avoided and that’s what matters. CarePredict is saving lives right now.

While the product is primarily targeting elderly individuals, there’re many more benefits from CarePredict than are currently advertised on the market. The company is determined to provide individuals with a lot of opportunities to avoid falling victim to conditions that could have been uprooted or treated if caught early. The future f healthcare is in smart devices and there’s no denying that.

Majicke Launches Sapienz, A Product That Helps Software Developers

Majicke is a company that has an ambitious product – Sapienz. The company has been developed by individuals out of the University College London (UCL) and it took nearly a year. A year is along time, but prior to Sapienz expectations were 15 or so years until a working solution has been finally developed.

And so, in September 2016, three researchers from UCL decided to found Majicke and work on search-based software engineering (SBSE) research, allowing them to prepare an ambitious tool that tests software. The importance of the product is quite immense as it allows developers to quickly go through many different scenarios for a piece of code, which has always been quite difficult to pull off.

Sapienz is relying on lot of private equity as well as other means of funding to make sure that it’s developing the world’s most reliable testing tool. Venture capital was also a big deal in the overall offer, allowing scientists to truly push the product from a pilot test to fully-scaled product.

Sapienz, though, creates test cases at unprecedented speeds, allowing software developers to significantly expedite their research methodology and tools. Even though it has long been the preserve of humans to build their own test cases, now Sapienz is taking over and ready to do this bit for its human overlords. The tools are quite diverse and the test cases are exceptional.

Harman, one of the founders of the tool, is also working with Facebook where he can also test his tool and see if piece of new code is working as intended. He’s also a teacher at UCL, filling in for a part-time position.

Financing projects such as Sapienz will always be paying off in the long-term and that’s precisely what the company wants to develop here indeed.  Sapienz is the future of all software testing and as a such product it deserves to be embraced in full.

The importance of Sapienz is quite distinct, too. The tool will be used for everything, from assisting with translations to making sure that there is no illegal content uploaded across any of the channels. The product has so far been successfully piloted and tested, but its full potential is far from reached.

Put very simply, Sapienz can move at an incredible speed, allowing it to test hundreds of thousands of possible scenarios and then give a detailed feedback about what went wrong and more importantly – where. It’s in this exquisiteness of the program that its founders revel.

Sapienz is a new product and it’s not as wildly available for mass use, but its benefits are incredibly useful. Having a computer do the legwork is one of the most useful applications for any piece of software and Sapienz will certainly be a hit with developers who have spent dozens of hours trying to figure out why a piece of code has broken.

Gone will be the infuriating evenings spent trying to figure out a particularly dogged piece of coding.

K Health raises $25 million to expand its self-diagnostic platform

Self-diagnostics is important. In fact, it’s estimated to be one of the true sciences of the future. It’s a mix of engineering, computer science and most importantly – medicine. These three disciplines come together to create programable bands that can be worn and much, much more. In fact, in future, your trip to hospital would not really be necessary unless your doctor calls up on you for a routine check.

You will be, as it is hooked. K Health, a start-up committed to developing health products in the self-diagnostic sector, has just raised $25 million that will enable it to do just that. That’s good news for everyone who hopes to truly make a difference in people’s lives.

You may be wondering if this is worth it as doctors will be put out of a job. Well not quite. Nursing staff will be relieved and nobody would be running, pulling off 48-hour shifts to keep people alive. K Health is hoping that the money it has obtained as venture capital will allow the company to further develop its offer and introduce patients and doctors to technologies that will allow everyone involved in healthcare to truly benefit from the advance of technologies.

And so, K Health is now slated to introduce the world to an alternative future where people can self-diagnose. Of course, this is not to say that K Health’s artificial intelligence solutions will make people completely capable of finding when something is wrong with you.

Is a tooth decaying too quickly? Some people have bad bones and others trouble breathing. All of these problems can be solved with K Health. True, the start-up knows that some people have won the gene lottery, drawing a sweeter lot of the gene pool whereas others will have to be more careful about their bodies, and there’s no shame in that.

With the proper monitoring tools, K Health knows that it can achieve the results that everyone desires, and as a result, patients will be safe. Many rivals of K Health and in fact companies that complement its offer will be able to outline a future in which no person will ever have to fear about falling prey to a disease.

Patients once and for all will have a fighting chance against diseases that must be caught early to treat. Self-diagnostic tools may even help more by catching the symptoms of very common conditions such as the flu. If people know to start a pre-emptive course of treatment, then they can completely avoid the discomfort of dealing with these conditions.

K Health is most determined to use the private equity it has received and develop its financial project to the point where it can offer the world the quality medical service that everyone deserves.

The sum that it has managed to raise, $25 million is definitely worth considering and investing in. K Health is set to change a lot of things. Self-diagnostic is one of them and it’s well worth it.

Ada raises $14 million to help companies develop their own customer service chatbots

In customer service, it’s often the same thing all over again. And let’s face it – we’re all guilty of it. We’re all guilty of not really taking enough pains to read through the “boring” FAQ section. So, we take up the time of customer care agents and we often complain that they are not nearly as quick enough as we’d like them to be.

How do you imagine people who are answering already answered questions can have time for everyone? This is precisely what Ada is intending to solve right away. The company has raised $14 million to help itself manage the demanding side of customer support, developing automated answering machines simply known as service chatbots.

Service chatbots are the good characters in the story of online customer support. It’s always great to have them, especially if they are highly efficient, and if in 80% of the time they are answering a customer who’s asking the questions written in the FAQ section.

Ada, though, is beyond the idea that it will program a dummy procedure and let the software run amok. No, the service bots are far more intelligent and committed to providing customers with all the answers they need.

Even better, Ada believes that their software is far better than customer operators, because it will know all the tricks from the very first day it’s on the job. True, it will have to learn about handling interaction with humans, but Ada believes that their service chatbots can develop people’s skills and that wouldn’t be a problem.

The $14 million will easily go into developing a solution that will satisfy everyone interested in developing opportunities for the company. Admittedly, Ada is enjoying support by call centers and banks which are very eager to make sure they are saving some buck on chat agents.

This may hurt jobs, but in the long term – it will streamline the entire banking process, making it quite possible for everyone to benefit. Of course, customer care agents will have to pick new skills to adapt, but this is not entirely always bad.

Most of the customer care agents are based in overseas centers, which means that they can leverage their language skills, for example, elsewhere. Admittedly, Ada may force many to start picking more demanding skills, but this is nothing that you should openly worry about.

Venture capital has been the key factor in Ada’s success. Having managed to find private investors willing to share private equity with the company, Ada is now looking into how to add even more funding. It’s understandable that $14 million is a sufficient amount to kickstart all operations, but perhaps hardly enough to see the company through.

However, Ada’s finance project is presently in a very good spot, allowing the company to truly make a difference in its own fortunes and understandably provide companies with the much-wanted service bots, which will help everyone to reach the maximum desired potential for any call or bank center.

Zwift raises $120 million to expand its virtual training worlds for cyclists, runners, and esport contests

Virtual cycling is definitely not so hot. But the fact of the matter is that the esports industry is picking up steam and that’s happening pretty fast. NewZoo, an intelligence firm, estimates that esports will be worth $1.5 billion by 2020. This is quite the sum.

Zwift is now going to use the freshly-acquired $120 million it has managed to raise to introduce real athletes to the world of esports. However, the company won’t encourage any mainstream use of esports, but instead focus on digital simulators and competitions online.

It’s understandable why Zwift would pursue to gain momentum on this particular track as it is. Many have wondered whether Zwift can actually develop into esports without getting negative press and the cold shoulder by potential sponsors. Well, the $120 million invested in the company are the ultimate test of people’s trust. Everyone’s quite prepared to admit that Zwift has beaten all expectations, allowing the company to break into a new and important sector.

Esports are buzzing all over the place with Fortnite announcing a major Australian tennis competition just recently. This is an important touch-stone for games that want to demonstrate that they are fully prepared to join the mainstream and share the same values.

Zwift’s own $120 million raised in fresh venture capital will allow the company to fully scale its operations. It makes perfect sense to invest in simulators, as they provide athletes with additional training parameters. Many cyclists are in fact quite capable of using the law of physics to outpace and outsmart their competitors. That’s why biking races are such great fun for many to enjoy. Understandably, Zwift can capitalize a lot on the love of people for riding a bike, but also about their open affinity for video gaming.

The platform is successfully going to move into 2019 with this solid investment, which will help it expand its footprint into the digital world. This an important stepping-stone for the future successful of Zwift.

Athletes who are recovering from injuries can also benefit from the company’s cycling simulators, which allow cyclists to monitor a number of vitals, which will help them gradually recuperate.

Zwift has received an impressive sum of money, which is quite helpful especially when Zwift is trying to pitch this brave new solution that marries traditional competition and esports.

Each good partner needs a funding partner of course. Zwift has found sufficient number of parties quite ready to disburse private equity to make sure that the company has a very good chance to enter the world of digital competitions. It’s in this context that Zwift is developing its offer for the future.

Esports and digital video gaming simulators are a buzzword for 2019 that will definitely be worth looking into. With this in mind, we definitely can say that Zwift is onto a good start. The $120 million will allow it to immediately kickstart its projects in 2019 and that’s a good thing as well.