Travel platforms are becoming quickly outdated, and many are looking to blogs or personal views as an alternative. As a result, too much time is being wasted searching on where to go, and how to get there. That’s why we’ve creating KOMPAS: the pocket guide to the world’s urban jungles. From a blog that started in Munich, we’re now building travel recommendations based on interests and locations, and we’re using disruptive technologies such as machine learning and narrow intelligence to do [...]
Why is this?
From one perspective it’s very simple to answer: every player in the insurance market has been enjoying 10-20% net margins for over a century, so why would they want that to change? Lloyds of London tried bringing into their organisation technology innovation with Kinnect in 2002 but after £70m investment and 5 years, it was shut down. Hence, until the rise of fintech, insurance companies felt very [...]
Through the ‘Hive’, which acts as the central repository for receipts customers can access all of their receipts and share them with employers (along with friends and family), thereby aiding the uphill battle with expense reports, while receiving up to date analytics on their spending habits.
For retailers the benefits include unprecedented marketing [...]
This is that moment. That moment when your phone has a nervous breakdown and decides to leave you alone. That moment when you realise you have to find someone who can repair it. That moment when you realise you’re freaking busy but you have to take your afternoon to go to Whitechapel or further to repair your phone. That moment. When you realise how annoyed you are…
But wait, there’s some good news, and it’s called Repairly.
Founded by two cool Uni classmates, Fraser Williams and Tom Young, this ‘white glove’ sexy and cool service comes to you to pick up your phone-tablet-laptop and bring it back within two hours, all brand new. The idea behind it is simple: make [...]
“Be My Eyes is connecting people like Uber or AirBnB. It’s a service that connects someone in need and someone willing to help” says the founder, Hans Jørgen Wiberg, himself reached with blindness.
After several years of intense work, the concept won an innovative project award and been outsourced from Denmark to San Francisco to be part of the research program of the Silicon Valley University. The app has become global in 2015 and already counts 25 000 blind [...]
Parse is an example of an MBaaS or “Mobile Backend as a Service” which can be a cost-effective way to deliver backend for apps. Typically these solutions offer a free entry-level service, and can scale up as users demand it. This makes them perfect for startup app development.
Of course, “cloud” solutions come with their own risks — one being policy changes or, in this case, a complete shutdown announcement, both of which can leave you with a massive challenge.
Luckily, in this case, it’s [...]
“We are doing a very old thing – providing small businesses with finance – in a totally new way. We leverage technology and big data to better underwrite loans and automate processes to help more businesses get [...]
By Richard Carter, CEO of Nostrum Group
In December 2015, Nostrum’s Attitudes to Digital Finance Report found that customers increasingly value trust and transparency. With 84% of [...]
As the ordering process gets more and more streamlined, something else needs to get more on the ball at the same time. The tricky part.
Yes, even when our mice do the talking, it takes a man in a van to do the walking. As it were. And it’s this delivery/distribution/logistics function that is really the very difficult bit. It’s the bit that involves moving physical [...]