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How Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is making a big impact on the insurance industry Low premium growth, evolving regulations, and increased competition from new Insurtech startups are just some of the insurance industry’s major challenges. To overcome them, insurers must achieve operational excellence by streamlining their processes. Digital transformation is...

Let intelligent bots do it all Businesses leverage automation for back-office processes that have traditionally been manually performed. The spotlight has settled specifically on accounts payable and procure-to-pay. Inefficiencies and errors in accounts payable are responsible for some of the most formidable challenges your business faces today. Think about it....

Carter Malloy thinks that lucrative investments include dirt, some seeds, maintenance, and growth — literally. So, he founded Fayetteville, Arkansas-based AcreTrader, an online farmland investment platform. AcreTrader wants to lower the barrier of farmland ownership for people who aren’t experts in investing in the field to begin with. Malloy calls...

Paying bills is a time-consuming, mind-numbing, and error-prone process. There are few things more critical for all businesses, however. In a world of ever-increasing efficiency, there are considerable opportunities to streamline and optimize accounts payable. PROCESS INVOICES AS THEY ARRIVE Though it can be tempting to batch-process invoices on a...

Neat, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup, announced today that it has raised a $11 million Series A to help small businesses do cross-border banking. The round was led by Pacific Century Group, with participation from Visa and MassMutual Ventures Southeast Asia, and returning investors Dymon Asia Ventures, Linear Capital and...

Claimer, a London-based startup that makes it easy for companies to claim R&D tax credits in the U.K., has raised £300,000 in seed funding. Backing the already revenue-generating company is Ben Holmes (who was previously at Index Ventures), Nick Telson and Andrew Webster (the founders of DesignMyNight, which recently exited),...