Switzerland-based online authentication company KeyLemon has raised a USD1.5m Series A round of funding. The facial-recognition startup, which was founded in 2008, is being backed by Debiopharm Investmentsand Swisscom Ventures.
The company’s laptop login tool has been around for years, but the company now wants to launch a combined face and voice authentification for PCs. The startup struck a deal with Japanese electronic giant, Fujitsu, which used KeyLemon’s authentication tech in its ESPRIMO X line of computers last year.
Barclays has signed contracts with six of the fintech startups that just graduated from its second New York accelerator programme.
Company card killer Pleo has raised $3m in new funding as it prepares for public launch in the UK and Denmark.
Cheques are become less and less common in the UK according to new research from global market research firm Mintel which claims contactless card use has overtaken cheque payments in the UK for the first time.
Payments for digital and physical goods made mobile operating system-based payments platforms like Apple Pay and Android Pay are expected to boom in the next few years according to new analysis from Juniper.