What…? Your toothbrush does’nt have an App? Now you have the possibility to support a team of people who plan to invent a smart toothbrush that you can control with your iPhone. So maybe in the future you can define a digital and online training plan for your toothbrushing and to post on Facebook when you are brushing your teeth 😉
In my series about worldwide startup and incubator programs, this time we look at the Malaysian ICT-Park Cyberjaya: Established in October 1996, Cyberview Sdn Bhd, a Government owned company and landowner of Cyberjaya, has been mandated to spearhead the development in Cyberjaya. To this end, Cyberview put its utmost effort towards ensuring Cyberjaya continues to progress in line with the Government’s aspirations. Within this ICT campus lies the SME Technoentrepreneur Center, which supports the grow and development of innovative Startups.
The mobile and online payments and ID verification startup Jumio got an additional investment by Citi Ventures, a unit of global financial services company Citi. This is another funding that followed Jumio’s $25.5 million from March, led by Andreessen Horowitz. Although Citi’s investment amount is not being disclosed, to date, Jumio has raised $35.4 million in funding.
Daniel Mattes, the founder of Jumio, is building an online and mobile ID and payment platform which should make it easier and safer to pay online with your credit card. Mattes also founded and successfully sold his first VoIP company Jajah for more that 200 Mio $ to Telefonica, which is quite a bit 😉