WorldCover raises $6M round for emerging markets’ climate insurance

LakeArrowhead (#1) 298 days ago Business worldcover raises 6m emerging markets climate insurance All   Discuss  | Add To 
WorldCover, a New York and Africa-based climate insurance provider to smallholder farmers, has raised a $6 million Series A round led by MS&AD Ventures. Y Combinator, Western Technology Investment and EchoVC also participated in the round. WorldCover’s platform uses satellite imagery, on-ground sensors, mobile phones and data analytics to create insurance options for farmers whose […]

Seizing partnership opportunities in emerging markets

LakeArrowhead (#1) 829 days ago Business seizing partnership opportunities emerging markets All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Partnering beyond your borders — something many of the world’s leading multi-sided businesses and online marketplaces already engage in — is becoming a low-friction way for those in less developed countries to add their value to the global economy. So what’s keeping businesses from getting contributions from emerging markets, and how do they overcome those obstacles? Read More

Former Ambassador Discusses Trump's Emerging Foreign Policy

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1117 days ago World News ambassador discusses trumps emerging foreign policy All   Discuss  | Add To 
President Trump had several phone calls with foreign leaders this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former Ambassador Thomas Pickering about how those calls are affecting U.S. foreign policy.

Emerging markets vulnerable?

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1195 days ago World News emerging markets vulnerable All   Discuss  | Add To 
Emerging markets are bracing themselves for the economic effects of Donald Trump's election victory.

Sees Russia emerging as global power...

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1347 days ago World News sees russia emerging global power All   Discuss  | Add To 
Sees Russia emerging as global power...(Third column, 7th story, link)Related stories:SOROS THREAT: BREXIT WILL BRING CRASH!Europe worries vote could trigger stampede of exits...

Qatar's Doha Forum Spotlights Emerging Nations and Global Threats

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1375 days ago World News qatars doha forum spotlights emerging nations global threats All   Discuss  | Add To 
Whether from the developing world or the developed, we must tackle global threats and concerns together.

BitPagos uses the blockchain to enable credit for online payments in emerging markets

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1388 days ago Business bitpagos blockchain enable credit online payments emerging markets All   Discuss  | Add To 
 The world is familiar with bitcoin being used for many things. Online payments, long-distance remittance, even a substitute for gold, but what about credit? Not so much — and that’s where BitPagos, a startup competing in the Battlefield pitch competition at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, wants to make its mark. Read More

LendingClub founder's abrupt departure tarnishes emerging industry

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1388 days ago US News lendingclub founders abrupt departure tarnishes emerging industry All   Discuss  | Add To 
Web lending needs a new evangelist after the abrupt departure of LendingClub CEO Renaud Laplanche.

Cash is flooding into emerging markets

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1403 days ago Money cash flooding emerging markets All   Discuss  | Add To 
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Changing climate conditions in Michigan pose an emerging public health threat

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1403 days ago Science changing climate conditions michigan pose emerging public health threat All   Discuss  | Add To 
Changing climate conditions—including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms—represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new report from university researchers and state health officials.

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