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How is big data transforming the financial sector?

Using big data for finance is a trend at the centre of the UK financial sector. The emerging financial services sector is commonly termed ‘fintech’ …

Bouquet - The Open-Source Analytics Toolbox

<b>Bouquet</b> was born from a simple idea: provide a powerful analytics toolbox that’s flexible and open source. Over the years, an open-source …

15 Maldives Experiences You Must Try

With its dreamy overwater bungalows and impossibly soft sands fading into shallow, emerald waters, the Maldives is everyone’s image of tropical …

Everwise, A Mentoring Matchmaker, Raises $8 Million

Everwise, a New York-based company whose online service connects executives willing to volunteer their time with people looking for mentorship — from new entrepreneurs, to budding sports coaches, to people looking to rise through the ranks of Fortune 500 companies — is taking the wraps off the …

Sequoia Invests $13 Million In A Seed Round For Lemonade, Which Is Looking To Transform Insurance

In one of the largest seed investments in the firm’s history, Sequoia Capital is committing to a $13 million round for Lemonade, a company that’s looking to bring the idea of peer-to-peer personal insurance to the U.S.<p>There is perhaps no industry more universally reviled than the insurance industry …

NextBank Aims To Be The First All-Bitcoin Financial Institution

Woe betide traditional banking because Dimitry Voloshinskiy and his team are on the prowl. Voloshinskiy is the founder of the NextBank Project, an attempt to create a truly bitcoin-based bank.<p>The team has raised $950,000 so far using personal money and angels, and they hope to attract more.<p>What is …

Fiverr raises $60M to help lure freelancers online — and removes $5 minimum charge

Fiverr, a microtask marketplace for people to buy and sell just about any type of digital service, has raised $60 million in funding to “aggressively attract the vast majority of freelancers who still operate offline,” the company said.<p>Today’s news takes Fiverr’s total funding past the $110 million …

Appgyver’s Composer 2 Makes Building B2B Apps Easy

AppGyver has made a name for itself with developers tools and frameworks like Steroids and Supersonic for building mobile apps. With Composer, the company also launched a simple drag-and-drop tool for building HTML5 apps last year. Now the company is giving Composer a massive update — and a …

NYC’s FinTech Innovation Lab Exposes FinTech Startups To Wall Street

Now in its sixth year, the NY FinTech Innovation Lab is looking for another batch of fintech startups that want to disrupt Wall Street.<p>Co-founded by Accenture and the Partnership Fund for New York City, the 12-week program helps early fintech startups get exposure to top Wall Street banks. The …

H2O.ai Raises $20M For Its Open Source Machine Learning Platform

H2O is an open source platform for data scientists and developers who need a fast machine learning engine for their applications. H2O.ai, the company behind the service, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series B funding round led by Paxion Capital Partners (the new firm of GoPro …

The 50 Best Startup Tools For 2016

Whether you’re thinking about launching a business in 2016 or you’re already working on growing one, you probably recognize and understand the …

Project Management

Applications of Machine Learning in FinTech

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. The …

14 Great Machine Learning, Data Science, R , DataViz Cheat Sheets

Machine Learning

Four Reasons Why Sports Startups Are Scoring Big

When a professional sports team wins a title, it makes the front page of The New York Times. When Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, controversially may (or may not) have deflated some footballs during a crucial game against the Indianapolis Colts, it was reported by every news …

Essentials of Machine Learning Algorithms (with Python and R Codes)

<b>Note: This article was originally published on Aug 10, 2015 and updated on Sept 9th, 2017</b><p>Introduction<p>Google’s self-driving cars and robots get a lot …

Machine Learning

More Than A Dozen Startups Pledge To Cover Breast Cancer Testing Costs Through Color Genomics

Color Genomics, a genetic testing startup from a few early Twitter veterans, is using its deep ties within the startup community to get more than a dozen startups and venture firms to cover half the cost of breast cancer testing for employees.<p>The company, which tests for the breast and ovarian …

30 herramientas gratuitas para emprendedores y startups

edX permite acceder a cursos online de universidades de todo el mundo.<p>Unsplash tiene muchísimas fotografías libres de todo tipo de derechos. Podemos …

A 5-Minute Guide to Big Data Tools

×<p>Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Presto, Pig, NoSQL—these are words you’d expect to find in a whimsical Dr. Seuss tale. In fact, they are the names of powerful …

Big Data

¿Deben los bancos temer al FinTech?

“<b>FinTech</b>” es , a día de hoy, uno de los sectores empresariales más interesantes por las grandes expectativas, ideas e inversiones que genera.<p>En un …

Pósteres de diagramas y planos: de la patente del muelle Slinky al Halcón Milenario

Por @Alvy — 14 de Septiembre de 2015<p>En <b>Iconic Patent Art</b> se pueden conseguir pósteres a partir de <b>diagramas procedentes de patentes</b> de todo tipo de …

Data Science with Python & R: Dimensionality Reduction and Clustering

Great list of resources: data science, visualization, machine learning, big data

<i>Guest blog post by Data Science Girl</i><p>Fantastic resource created by Andrea Motosi. I've only included the 5 categories that are the most relevant to …

Machine Learning

Recommender Systems 101 – a step by step practical example in R

Every one of us is unique! …You are unique! there are sooo many people different from you… but at the same time, there are also A LOT that are damned …

Data Science

12 Sensational Cave Pools in Santorini

The typical architecture of Santorini has endowed the local whitewashed hotels with lots of distinctive features, including some sensational cave …

Guardant Health And Flatiron Health Team Up To Cure Cancer With Big Data

Every year, 8 million people around the world die from cancer, and 14 million people find out they have the disease. Guardant Health and Flatiron Health are joining forces in an aim to cut those numbers down using big data and analytics.<p>The two highly venture-backed oncology startups are creating a …

Big data en el fútbol: El Atléti ganó La Liga de 2014 porque era (entre otras cosas) menos predecible

El fútbol parece un deporte muy poco predecible, pero un grupo de investigadores de la Universidad de Michigan ha tratado de demostrar que no lo es …

10 bebidas y cócteles fáciles de preparar para triunfar este verano

Estamos en pleno agosto, así que lo que toca es combatir el calor como sea. Bueno, como sea no, a ser posible sin complicarse mucho la vida, que para …

How Consumer-Focused AI Startups Are Breaking Down Language

Larry Alton Contributor<p>Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business and entrepreneurship.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Just how vulnerable is election technology?<br>• Could sensor technology determine the future of the NFL?<p>Language is a distinctly …

Bucket Transforms Text From The Web Into A Visual Travel Planner

Bucket, a service that transforms unstructured text based on travel recommendations into a page of cards with information from places like Yelp and Frommer’s, is launching into an open beta today.<p>Bucket takes strings of text, whether that’s pulled from the web through a Chrome extension or just …