Workday acquires financial modelling startup Adaptive Insights for $1.55B

 Workday acquires financial modelling startup Adaptive Insights for $1.55B

Workday, the cloud-based platform that offers HR and other back-office apps for businesses, is making an acquisition to expand its portfolio of services: It’s buying Adaptive Insights, a provider of cloud-based business planning and financial modelling tools, for $1.55 billion. The acquisition is notable because Adaptive Insights had filed for an IPO as recently as May 17.
Workday [...]

The UK has been crowned the tech unicorn capital of Europe, home to over a third of the continent’s billion dollar startups

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The UK has established itself as Europe’s tech powerhouse, playing home to 37 per cent of Europe’s unicorn-status tech firms and topping the list of global destinations for tech talent.
With London Tech Week kicking off today, new figures show the UK claims 13 of Europe’s 34 unicorns - referring to companies with a $1bn valuation [...]

China Has Built a Blockchain System That Could Replace Paper Checks

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China’s central bank has finished work on a blockchain-based system that digitizes checks issued by domestic businesses, according to a senior official.
In an op-ed published by a local news source on Tuesday, Di Gang, deputy head of the digital currency research lab at the People’s Bank of China, said the department has “completed the infrastructure of a [...]

Recrutons Stagiaires/Junior (Analystes Financiers, Assistants, Commercial & Marketing) pour nos bureaux de Bruxelles

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Havila Partners est une structure de Corporate Finance établie en Europe et sur le continent Africain depuis 20 ans.
Notre Rep Office à Bruxelles devient société à part entière en Belgique et recherche des stagiaires et juniors dans nos métiers .
Notre recherche concerne les départements suivants :
· M&A/LBO
· Assistance aux entreprises dans le cadre de levées [...]

The iPhone is Dead

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I’ve switched back-and-forth between iPhone and Android in the past and I’ve always felt the iPhone edged out any Android phone, but not anymore.
I switched to a Galaxy S8 months ago and I don’t see myself going back to iPhone, even the X. The iPhone is dead to me. Here’s why.

iPhones don’t age well
On my iPhone 6+, [...]

Drift raises $60 million to be an Amazon for businesses

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When you’re raising venture capital, it helps if you’ve had “exits.” In other words, if your company has been acquired or you’ve taken one public, investors are more inclined to take a bet on anything you do.
Boston -based serial entrepreneur David Cancel has sold not just one, but four companies. And after a few years running [...]

Cryptos Are “Fast, Inexpensive,” Says Lagarde, They Can “Help Secure Property Rights, Increase Market Confidence and Promote Investment”

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Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), stated yesterday that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum “could have a significant impact on how we save, invest and pay our bills.”
Lagarde said that while cryptos have some downsides, they “enable fast and inexpensive financial transactions, while offering some of the convenience of cash.”
She further says [...]

L’off-grid ou la ruée vers l’or vert des majors de la mondialisation

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Comme elle a su le faire avec les télécommunications, l’Afrique s’affranchit des contraintes du réseau électrique centralisé. L’essor des technologies off-grid assurent donc de nouvelles opportunités pour les 600 millions d’Africains qui n’ont pas accès à l’électricité, trop éloignés du réseau central. Du fait du coût prohibitif de son extension (entre 7000 et 15000 € [...]

Chaineum conclut avec succès une ICO pour Naviaddress

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La société de conseil en ingénierie financière autour des cryptomonnaies vient de clore une opération de 16,7 M$ pour Naviaddress, un service d’adressage en ligne.
C’est une somme rondelette que vient de lever Naviaddress aidé par Chaineum pour son service d’adressage en ligne. Plus spécifiquement, l’entreprise développe une plateforme d’adressage numérique des lieux et des objets, [...]

This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

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George Weiksner and his father Michael are creating an ethereum-based token that can be used across multiple gaming platforms.
George was first introduced to cryptocurrencies by his dad, Michael Weiksner, who has worked in the industry in the past.
The pair sat down with Business Insider to chat about their new platform, a Pocketful of Quarters, their [...]

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