WISEKEY – Swiss-based WISeKey announced its trusted technology for integrating wearable technology with secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, by empowering IoT and wearable devices to become secure transactional devices. WISeKey has patented this process in the USA as it is currently used by many IoT providers.
ACORNS – Investing app, Acorns, has nailed a $30 million strategic investment from PayPal, with participation from the Rakuten FinTech Fund. This brings the team’s total funding to $62 million.
PAI – Payment Alliance International (PAI) says Chief Payments Advisor Donna Embry has been honored with the 2016 Distinguished Payments Professional award from the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). Presented by the international trade association for businesses offering payment technology products and services during its TRANSACT 16 conference and expo last week in Las Vegas, the award annually recognizes a payments leader who contributes to positive change and best practices in the industry.
NOW – NOW Corp CEO Lara Hodgson will deliver the keynote address at this year’s HBS Rock 100 Entrepreneurs Summit: Unlock the Network, an exclusive gathering for founders of early-stage, high-impact ventures to be held on April 26 and 27, 2016. The Rock 100 is a unique opportunity for HBS alumni founders to come together and learn from each other how best to overcome obstacles in starting new ventures, scaling their company, creating culture, and more. Hodgson will share advice on creating a scalable, sustainable business during her keynote address titled “Growing a Business from Start-up to Scale-up – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur”, including citing examples from her own experiences with the successful launch of a new industry category through NOW Corp and its NOWaccount® B2B payment solution.