Checkmate is a startup that develops fintech apps that use machine learning and language processing to extract shopping-related information from consumers’ emails. The apps efficiently locate promos, discounts, and special offers from over 40k online businesses.
According to its blog, Checkmate has received $15 million in Series A funding headed by GV, with participation from BDuck Capital, Wischoff Ventures, and Saurabh Gupta of DST Global.
Checkmate has integrated well into shopping routines. It has over 380,000 users, with 55,000 using it daily, and it ranked #1 in the Apple App Store at the end of last year.
The app has helped save clients hundreds of thousands of dollars and earned millions. It has over 600k followers on TikTok and Instagram.
Checkmate’s mobile app has surpassed 400,000 users, including 60,000 daily active users.
Episode Six Raises $48M to Streamline Payment Processes
Episode Six was established in 2015 to surpass the constraints of outdated payment technology. The creators of the platform developed it to simplify diverse payment procedures while simultaneously reducing expenses.
Episode Six is a cloud-based financial platform that creates differentiated financial and payment products for consumers and businesses. The company’s payment technology TRITIUM provides payment solutions to financial institutions with versatile and effective features.
The open platform architecture prioritizes API integration, allowing FIs and brands to digitize their payment systems to meet their customers’ demands.
The software integrates with existing and new payment infrastructure for easy and customizable payment solutions. It provides product management and a range of APIs for simplified development, connection, and integration processes using an open-source code framework.
Austin, TX, a based financial infrastructure company, has raised $48M in Series C funding led by Avenir and participated by Anthos Capital. Episode Six operates in 38 countries, serving the top 50 global financial institutions.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5, 2023
As per the Apple Newsroom, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be online from June 5-9, 2023.
Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations, Susan Prescott, highlighted the significance of WWDC as a platform for engaging with skilled developers globally who contribute to the exceptional quality of their community.”
Apple’s WWDC program will include sessions, labs, and interaction with Apple’s engineers and developers. Apple supports developers by offering interaction with Apple engineers and knowledge of emerging technologies and resources to create innovative applications.
Developers and students can attend a special on-site event at Apple Park on June 5, in addition to the global online community. There is a limitation for in-person events; check out the Apple Developer site for more information.
Apple WWDC event will also allow students to participate in the Swift Student Challenge during WWDC23 and create a topic-based app playground utilizing Swift Playgrounds. It is an interactive and enjoyable app for learning the Swift programming language. Visit Swift student challenge for more information.
During this WWDC, Apple is expected to announce AR/VR headset, iOS 17, M2 Ultra Chipset, and a 15-inch MacBook Air.
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