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Juniper-Insight-colour.pngPublished every fortnight, ‘Juniper Research Insights’ provide impact analysis on breaking and disruptive industry news. This includes notable product launches, industry event takeaways, unpredicted company results or specific services disrupting traditional digital ecosystems. 


Insights is complimentary to all clients with a current research subscription. Clients can access all Insights documents once signed into their Juniper Research account. 

Fintech Insights - Crypto Firm Talos Bags $105m From Investors Incl. Citi, Wells Fargo & BNY Mellon

Fintech Insights - Crypto Firm Talos Bags $105m From Investors Incl. Citi, Wells Fargo & BNY Mellon

May 2022
Cryptocurrency trading platform Talos has secured $105 million in a Series B funding round at a valuation of $1.25 billion. The funding round was led by growth equity firm General Atlantic and featured a number of new investors including Stripes, BNY Mellon, Citi and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, among others.

 
Fintech Insights - PayU Strengthens Its Latin America Foothold with Double Deal

Fintech Insights - PayU Strengthens Its Latin America Foothold with Double Deal

April 2022
PayU has announced a double deal to expand its presence in Latin America. The company has acquired Ding, a platform that lets people top up mobile phone credits for others remotely; and it has led a $46 million investment into Treinta, a financial ‘superapp’ aimed at small businesses.
 
Telco Insights - AT&T Expands 5G Roaming Capabilities in More Than 35 International Destinations

Telco Insights - AT&T Expands 5G Roaming Capabilities in More Than 35 International Destinations

March 2022
Due to the increase in domestic and international travel, AT&T has announced that it now offers 5G roaming solutions in more than 35 international destinations for select 5G devices. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused both domestic and most international travel to be significantly limited for the majority of countries across the globe. This resulted in many mobile operators losing a significant source of revenue for a number of years.
 
Tech Insights - Digital Cardiopulmonary Technology Start-up Eko Closes $30mn Series C Extension

Tech Insights - Digital Cardiopulmonary Technology Start-up Eko Closes $30mn Series C Extension

March 2022

Eko, a digital cardiopulmonary start-up based in Oakland, California, announced this week that it had successfully closed a $30 million extension to its Series C; which was initially completed in November 2020 and saw the company receive over $65 million from investors, including Highland Capital Partners, Questa Capital, Artis Ventures, and DigiTx Partners.

Fintech Insights - EPI Abandons Plan for Visa and Mastercard Rival as Member Banks Quit

Fintech Insights - EPI Abandons Plan for Visa and Mastercard Rival as Member Banks Quit

March 2022
EPI (the European Payments Initiative) has given up on its effort to build a rival to Mastercard and Visa in Europe after more than half of its members left. Founded in 2020, EPI aims to create a unified payment solution tailored for Europe. It was initially backed by 31 major European banks and acquirers, such as Worldline and Nets. Recently, 20 banks have withdrawn, including all Spanish members, as well as Germany’s Commerzbank and DZ Bank.
 
Telco Insights - Apple Announces New Range of 5G-enabled Consumer Devices

Telco Insights - Apple Announces New Range of 5G-enabled Consumer Devices

March 2022
During its Peek Performance event, Apple announced the release of new 5G-enabled consumer devices, including updated versions of the iPhone SE and the iPad Air. These devices will be available for consumer purchase from Friday 18th March.

 
Tech Insights - Ugandan Telemedicine Startup Rocket Health Raises $5 Million at Series A Funding

Tech Insights - Ugandan Telemedicine Startup Rocket Health Raises $5 Million at Series A Funding

March 2022

Rocket Health, a telemedicine and last-mile healthcare provider based in Uganda, announced this week that it had successfully raised $5 million in Series A funding, in an investment round led by Creadev and supported by existing early-stage investors Grenfell Holdings and LoftyInc Capital Management.

‘Rocket Health is on a quest to make quality primary healthcare accessible, affordable and convenient to achieve the best outcomes for as many Africans as possible through the exponential power of technology,” said Dr Davis Musinguzi, Founder and CEO of Rocket Health. ‘We’re elated that the investment thesis of Creadev […] resonates deeply with this timeless vision of the Rocket Health founding team. Together, we shall build a sustainable digital healthcare value chain down to the last mile across Africa.’

Fintech Insights - Russian Situation Creates Payments Chaos, Further Implications Unclear

Fintech Insights - Russian Situation Creates Payments Chaos, Further Implications Unclear

March 2022
The deteriorating situation in Ukraine has had a number of dramatic effects, including on the Russian economy, particularly in terms of the range of sanctions imposed by many countries across the world, including the US, UK and EU. Sanctions includes measures targeted against individuals, banks, the Central Bank of Russia, and the whole economic system. This is leading to a highly significant impact in the payments industry, one that we will be seeing the ramifications of for years.
 
Tech Insights - Google Announces Plans to Limit Ad Traffic

Tech Insights - Google Announces Plans to Limit Ad Traffic

February 2022
Through its Privacy Sandbox project, Google has announced that it is extending the limit of data tracking to Android apps further to Chrome. Google plans to phase out cookies, used to track users’ browsing history, to create an ecosystem of targeted ads. Google has now announced that this will now be extended to apps over Google-owned Android mobile OS. However, these changes will not be implemented for two years.
Tech Insights - Delivery eBike Supplier Zoomo Successfully Closes Series B

Tech Insights - Delivery eBike Supplier Zoomo Successfully Closes Series B

February 2022
Zoomo, a start-up offering eBikes to gig workers and couriers, announced this week that it had successfully raised an additional $20 million in Series B funding. The investment round was led by Collaborative Fund and was supported by Mitsubishi UFJ, SG Fleet, WIND Ventures, and Akuna Capital. This contribution brings the total amount raised by Zoomo at Series B to $80 million, with a total $100 million in funding raised by the company since its founding in 2017.
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