10 May 2017
Today, we are pleased to announce the public preview of the Cortana Skills Kit which allows developers to easily create intelligent, personalized experiences for Cortana.
10 May 2017
The Cortana Skills Kit became publicly available today. That means developers can make voice apps for the intelligent assistant used by 145 million monthly active users, and an initial group of voice apps is also now available.
16 March 2017
Quite often the best insights about technology companies aren’t found on the hallowed pages of technology-exclusive publications, but rather on finance websites and blogs.
10 February 2017
UK-based Octopus Labs announced it celebrated the five fintech startups that participated in twelve-week accelerator program at The Gherkin in London. Nearly 200 fintech investors and financial advisers reportedly gathered to celebrate the program on Wednesday.
10 February 2017
On February 8, the hot white focus of London’s financial technology sector was aimed at the top of The Gherkin building. Five innovative new businesses were celebrating the culmination of their accelerator programme with Octopus Labs.
9 February 2017
For the first time, journalists from alternative media will play an active part in the UK's largest event for private investors. The Master Investor Show takes place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, on Saturday 25th March.
9 February 2017
There is no one definition of success. What feels freeing to one person can feel suffocating to another. Some value the ability to do meaningful work while others focus on more concrete results.
8 February 2017
Whilst everyone else went to immerse themselves in the latest PFM technology - or is it robo-advisory this year - at Finovate Europe, I decided to head to NTT DATA's Open Innovation Contest Finalist Pitch Day hosted by Innovate Finance at nearby Level 39.
7 February 2017
The first patch of finalists of the annual Finnish ice hole pitching competition Polar Bear Pitching have been announced. The competition is held in Oulu, Northern Finland on 14-15th of February, 2017, and it gathers hundreds of participants from all around the world to witness this arctic experience.
16 January 2017
BNP Paribas Wealth Management has unveiled its new Client Experience venture co-created with customers and fintech firms.
15 December 2016
FinTech is bringing tech that you see and use everyday to financial services.
24 November 2016
After growing to 1K+ people in London, CityFALCON is launching Value Investing Meetups around UK.
22 November 2016
What is a good, reliable, unbiased daily world news source? All major news agencies and web-sites in different way are biased toward particular point of views of their owners...
11 November 2016
With its equity crowdfunding campaign set to close on Seedrs in less than a week, London-based fintech startup CityFALCON has raised more than £205,000 from 180 investors.
19 October 2016
London financial news and intelligence platform UK has hit its £150,000 crowdfunding target in less than a month. The company attracted 120 investors to its campaign on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.
6 October 2016
Level39 member CityFALCON, the purveyors of quality financial data and news, has opened up access to its award-winning platform for the price of a £20 donation to ActionAid – the charity putting a stop to poverty.
29 September 2016
Update: CityFALCON Selected to Join Octopus Labs’ Fintech Accelerator As Seedrs Initiative Nears £150,000 Funding Target
Following the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, London startup CityFALCON has been selected to join Octopus Labs’ Fintech Accelerator program. As previously reported, CityFACLON has received awards from Twitter, Ontario, UBS, SB. The company stated it is redefining how financial news is sourced, curated, distributed, and consumed by rating the content using its CityFalcon Score feature.
15 September 2016
Level39 member CityFALCON , which provides personalised financial news to consumers for free, has just kicked off a £150k fundraising round on Seedrs – and they’re halfway there already.
12 August 2016
With this partnership, Huddlestock users now get access to relevant news updates as they relate to their stock portfolio, covering more than 100+ online financial publications.
11 May 2016
The Skype Mafia is still in it’s infancy, but already massive. Companies ranging from ecommerce to robotics to fintech all share a common thread through Skype.
27 April 2016
Level39 is delighted to be sponsoring this meetup for its member CityFALCON. A fortnightly meet-up on 'value investing' - CityFALCON will be speaking to between 30-50 people at the event on the value of the Netflix stock, Tesla's model 3 impact on the stock, and about 'Science fiction as a guide to new investment opportunities'.
23 April 2016
CityFALCON took part in the UK’s leading investment show.
12 April 2016
CityFALCON - one of the hottest startup firms in London’s Tech City.
28 March 2016
Launched to create a level playing field for all investors, CityFALCON aggregates financial data from around the world from a wide array of sources, including social media, and has quickly gained momentum as a provider of real-time, crowd-curated financial news.
22 February 2016
The demise of Canada's best-known tech business might not be a bad thing for the country's blossoming technology hub.
28 January 2016
On London Fintech Podcast episode 43 I am delighted to have Ruzbeh Bacha CEO and founder of CityFalcon on the show.
28 October 2015
Only one in ten of us own shares, according to figures from the Share Centre. Ruzbeh Bacha believes that one reason for this relatively small number is a lack of timely and accessible information for private investors – which prompted him to set up CityFALCON.
14 October 2015
In second place came CityFalcon, a financial news site that identifies trending stories based on a proprietary algorithm.
1 October 2015
For the time-pressed investment writer, it is a crushingly familiar tale: you need to know – now – why that Brazilian sugar refiner sparkled during the month, or what drove that Swiss auto-parts giant over the speculative cliff. That’s where newcomer City Falcon comes in.
21 November 2014
The Swipe team speaks to the budding entrepreneurs who are using computer coding to bring their ideas to life.
Awards and Recognition
Polar Bear Pitching is growing every year. All fully completed applications have been screened by a board of investors, and the most promising 15 startups have been chosen to the Finals.
Triumph over adversity, exporting triumph and rural success will be just some of the themes celebrated at the 18th outing of the Amazon Growing Business Awards...
We’re proud to be showcasing the great innovations, technologies and solutions that UK startups and SMEs are creating and winning awards for...
CityFALCON has received awards and recognition from Twitter TWTR, Standard Bank, UBS and Ministry of Ontario (Canada) for their vision to democratise access to financial news.
The top 10 finalist of the Pathfinders Challenge by Standard Bank, South Africa.
Regional Finalist for London of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge.
The winner of “The Next Big Idea in FinTech” award from Ryerson University’s DMZ, Level39 and the Ontario government.
First runner-up of Twitter’s global start-up competition - Hatch.
CityFALCON is one of the finalists in Twitter’s first global startup competition Hatch, and is the only fintech company on the 10-strong list.
City Falcon is one of the top Fintech startups debuting out of the Level39 FinTech Accelerator in London.
The company joins other rising fintech startups coming out of the Microsoft Ventures accelerator in London and are certainly one to watch.
Some of the world’s most promising early stage companies chosen for our PITCH competition at Collision.
The companies demonstrate success in and a commitment to achieving innovation, brand recognition and expansion into new markets.
Ruzbeh Bacha, Founder and CEO of CityFALCON says they provide personalized financial news by crowding out the ‘noise’ and delivering only relevant content. Bacha also explains the next level, i.e. artificial intelligence in news delivery. He talks to Tip TV’s Zak Mir.
Polar Bear Pitching is a unique pitching competition, which gathers startups from around the world to Oulu, an innovative city in Northern Finland. Unlike in all other pitching competitions, in Polar Bear Pitching there is no time limit. However, the entrepreneurs have to give their pitches while standing waist deep in ice cold water on a stage carved in the frozen Baltic Sea.
Investment can be tricky, and City Falcon presents a platform aimed at aiding investors to ease the investing process by bringing in all the necessary financial information ranked according to relevancy. Stutti Singh, Investor and Advisor at City Falcon, introduces their platform in the master investor show.
City Falcon’s Ruzbeh Bacha was on the Master Investor Show detailing his financial news aggregator. Bacha said their service is ‘completely free’ for retail traders and investors and added their target audience is retail traders and investors. When quipped about the change in industry, Bacha said “we should be thankful for the millennials” as for them everything needs to be easy on their phone and ‘on demand’.
Here's a chance to see highlights from The Pitch day of our third cohort. You’ll hear quick-fire pitches from the Microsoft Ventures London Accelerator programme graduates.
Ruzbeh Bacha, Founder CityFALCON, the disruptive TransferWise for the trading and investing world. City A.M. rated CityFALCON as "one of the fastest growing, most exciting companies to watch in the UK”, alongside some of the popular, disruptive businesses in the UK, including TransferWise, Secret Escapes, Seedrs, Crowdcube, Funding Circle, and Nutmeg.
Listen to our member, City Falcon, talk about their 'data analytics' business strategy and their experience at #IFGS2015.
Office space Level39 in Canary Wharf is the biggest hub of fintech talent in London, and possibly the world.