Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Andy Thurai

News Feed Item

iwoca Raises £2m From Beyond Digital (Advised Exclusively by Talis Capital)

LONDON, January 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

iwoca, a UK based company which provides instant loans to online retailers to improve their working capital, today announced a funding round of £2m from Beyond Digital Limited, advised exclusively by Talis Capital Limited, a London-based multi-family office. Since launching in March 2012, iwoca has already lent out in excess of £1m to its customers since their launch in March 2012. Online marketplaces, such as eBay and Amazon, are experiencing double digit growth globally, with the UK as one of the fastest growing markets with the highest ecommerce spend per head.

Vasile Foca, director and co-founder of Talis Capital said, "iwoca has developed a highly integrated proprietary platform, using big data to provide high resolution credit scoring of ecommerce traders, which we believe makes this a very scalable business in a rapidly growing market."

Matus Maar, director and co-founder of Talis Capital added, "The market opportunity in next generation lending, using different and new data sources, combined with an experienced and talented management team, is an exciting proposition."

Christoph Rieche, CEO and co-founder of iwoca said, "We are very pleased to have Talis Capital on board, and believe that their experience, combined with the funding will help iwoca grow, providing a valuable service to our existing and future customers."

ABOUT IWOCA

Based in London, iwoca is a start-up technology company founded by experienced technology and finance professionals. iwoca helps online sellers in the UK sell more by financing their growth based on annual sales and customer feedback scores, factors that a traditional lender won't consider. In a macro environment where banks are lending less, iwoca can provide instant capital for their customers to help grow their businesses. iwoca is the 2012 The Smarta 100 winner http://www.smarta.com/smarta100/2012/iwoca and is in the 2012 Startups.co.uk Top 20 http://www.startups.co.uk/iwoca.html.

ABOUT BEYOND DIGITAL

Beyond Digital is a Jersey investment company, advised exclusively by Talis Capital, which invests globally in businesses that operate in high growth digital markets. The four key areas of focus are crowd/social media, big data & data analytics, cyber security and mobile technology.

ABOUT TALIS CAPITAL

Talis Capital is a London based multi-family office, and exclusive adviser to Beyond Digital. Talis Capital has advised on several high profile technology investments including £2m investment for Navmii (a leading provider of GPS navigation apps with over 11m registered global users), ShareTheMatch (a location based social network for football fans), $10m investment round in FuelQuest (SaaS based outsourced fuel management and tax automation solution) and led the Queremos / WeDemand.com $1m funding round (a social crowdfunding platform to promote concerts in Brazil and the US). Talis Capital also advises on a wider range of private equity and asset backed transactions, as well as technology venture capital.

Contact
Talis Capital
+44-(0)20-8605-2621

SOURCE Talis Capital

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
Disruption, Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Leadership and Management hear these words all day every day... lofty goals but how do we make it real? Add to that, that simply put, people don't like change. But what if we could implement and utilize these enterprise tools in a fast and "Non-Disruptive" way, enabling us to glean insights about our business, identify and reduce exposure, risk and liability, and secure business continuity?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
Chris Matthieu is the President & CEO of Computes, inc. He brings 30 years of experience in development and launches of disruptive technologies to create new market opportunities as well as enhance enterprise product portfolios with emerging technologies. His most recent venture was Octoblu, a cross-protocol Internet of Things (IoT) mesh network platform, acquired by Citrix. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and ...
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation, companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace.
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
"MobiDev is a Ukraine-based software development company. We do mobile development, and we're specialists in that. But we do full stack software development for entrepreneurs, for emerging companies, and for enterprise ventures," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.