In today’s CardFlash News Que: ARK (Bitcoin); IPC (Infinea X); NEXONIA (ratings); and HOUSECALL (funding).
ARK – ARK Investment Management says the ARK Web x.0 ETF has become the first ETF to invest in bitcoin. ARK has made its investment for ARK Web x.0 ETF through the purchase of publicly traded shares of Grayscale’s Bitcoin Investment Trust. ARK believes that bitcoin, a digital currency, could disrupt the $500 billion intermediary payment platform industry which includes credit cards, electronic payments and remittances, and might empower the creation of a new group of companies and industries. As a burgeoning form of payment, it has received acceptance from major companies such as Dell, Overstock and Expedia.
IPC – The new Infinea X is a versatile mobile device that streamlines warehouse, logistics and supply chain operations to enhance productivity and accuracy. Attaching to the Apple® iPhone 5 or iPod touch, the MFi-certified Infinea X saves workers significant time by automating procedures and recording data that can be integrated with databases and inventory records, transmitting all information securely and wirelessly to the network in real time.
NEXONIA – Nexonia has received a five-star rating for the Nexonia Expenses 10.0 mobile application, based on customers’ average review rankings from over 100 reviews. A leading application for managing user expense reports, Nexonia Expenses provides customers with a visually-appealing user-interface, enhanced automation and the ability to configure and personalize the app itself.
HOUSECALL – HouseCall, the mobile platform for running home services companies, raises $6 million Series A led by August Capital. Other investors include existing investor e-ventures, and Michael Beaudoin, former Co-CEO and Co-founder of HomeAdvisor. Since launching nationwide at the beginning of 2015, the HouseCall platform has been adopted in over 700 cities in the US and Canada.