Owlin develops LIVE Nieuwstrends charts for ING SprintersIn the first week of May ING added a new feature to its 'Sprinters' portal for private investors. The 'Nieuwstrends' page displays graphically which shares, currencies or other financial products get the most 'buzz' (media attention) in real time, and then ranks the five financial instruments with the most positive coverage and the top-5 negatively in the news. Underneath, the analysis of news is presented graphically: the size of balloons reflects the amount of news coverage or buzz. A cli...
How to make money with OwlinOn July 30, ASML jumped 11% in half a trading day. Dutch investment blogs were initially puzzled. Owlin readers knew, though: Owlin carried the market-moving news from an American trade letter 1h26m before Dutch news sources picked it up (at which point the stock had already climbed 7,5%). In two other instances in the same week of July 2014, Owlin did not give traders an actual time advantage during trading hours but something almost as valuable: time to reflect and analyse the news.
KPMG Technology Trends Index powered by Owlin know-howKPMG and Owlin today introduced the jointly developed KPMG Technology Trends Index. This index is not a snapshot but provides a continuous, real-time view of technology trends in eight large industry sectors. The index is made possible by Owlin’s proprietary algorithm that weighs articles for timeliness, importance and relevance. The KPMG Technology Trends Index is the first index in the world to provide a dynamic, live view of technology trends in eight large industry sectors. It shows th...
Bob Koster joins Owlin as director of salesUTRECHT – Owlin has appointed Bob Koster as sales director. Koster (34) worked in various positions for Fortis and ABN AMRO in Amsterdam and London and has extensive experience in the commodities markets. He will market Owlin’s unique search and alert services alongside Co-Founder Sjoerd Leemhuis. “Last year, we strengthened the development team. We made great strides in improving our product, and we have found acceptance in the market. Strengthening the sales team is the logical ne...
Owlin eindigt in de top van de Accenture Innovation Awards 2013Afgelopen vrijdag is Owlin in de top drie geëindigd op de Accenture Innovation Awards in Amsterdam! Het jonge bedrijf van Nederlandse bodem heeft een razendsnelle nieuwsmonitor ontwikkeld voor de financiële sector die al op verschillende plekken door heel Europa wordt gebruikt. De pitch viel erg op bij de juryleden van Financial Services omdat Owlin laat zien dat een kleine startup al kan concurreren tegen grote reuzen.
Owlin haalt €200K aan startkapitaal opOwlin, een real-time nieuwsanalyse en notificatie bedrijf heeft €200K aan startkapitaal opgehaald van NoRo Venture Capital. De één jaar oude startup heeft een innovatief real-time trend- en nieuwsdetectiesysteem ontwikkeld. Met hun technologie, die op de financiële sector en overheidsinstanties is gericht, hoeven gebruikers niet meer het nieuws te volgen. Relevant nieuws wordt namelijk rechtstreeks naar hun dashboard gepusht.
Owlin Secures $250K in Seed FundingOwlin, a real-time news analysis and notification company, has secured $250K of funding from NoRo Venture Capital. The one-year old start-up has developed an innovative real-time trend and news detection system. With its technology, aimed at financial institutions and governments, users no longer have to search for news - relevant news is pushed straight to their dashboard. Owlin helps users to specify the news they want and makes sure it is delivered instantly.
About the Company:
Founded in 2012 and based in Amsterdam, Owlin extracts actionable intelligence from social media and newswires around the web. In 2012 Owlin was selected out of 354 startups globally to be part of Rockstart's Accelerator program. Currently Owlin is operating internationally and helps its clients to receive real-time insights of what is happening in the world.
About the Team:
Bas van Ooyen - Co-founder & Artificial Intelligence
In his spare time, Bas contributes to many open source projects. He contributed code to FreeBSD and worked on code now used by NASA. Just before he started working full-time on Owlin, he made his living with another company and built high performance data clusters. Together with Stanford University Bas published on n-grams in statistical machine translation. He believes that nobody should control your news demand.
Sjoerd Leemhuis - Co-founder & Business Development
As a former ORMIT management trainee, Sjoerd worked in the finance sector as an advisor and project leader for several years. He was on the finance team of the biggest merger in the Netherlands in history (ABN Amro and Fortis). He leaves a promising and comfortable career behind for an entrepreneurial adventure. He thinks that (secretly) everyone wants to have his own business. He believes that it's up to the fast growing startups to get the world out of crisis.
About Rockstart Accelerator
Rockstart provided Owlin with support in the first 1000 days. They connected Owlin to its first investors, mentors an customers.