How our fintech startup became SEC-compliant
It's important to exercise caution when innovating, as too much creativity in the wealth-management industry can potentially lead to trouble.
Vietnam to restrict which social media accounts can post news
With the rising tide of fake news on social media platforms, the debate over how much control a government should have on online information is a perennial one. In Vietnam, the government is intensify
Regulatory scrutiny is good for the future of software
Increased regulatory scrutiny is a strong and healthy indicator of the potential of emerging technologies.
Secureframe secures $56M for a platform that automates an enterprise’s compliance with standards like HIPAA and SOC 2
Meeting compliance standards like HIPAA and SOC 2 can be a critical — and often mandatory — part of the matrix of boxes that need to be ticked when securing an organization, but it’s
Apple, Google questioned by ICO over app age ratings after UK child safety charity raises concerns
The U.K.’s data protection watchdog has written to Apple and Google seeking details of how they assess apps to determine the age ratings they apply following concerns raised by an online child s
PassFort, a regtech SaaS for KYC and AML, nets $16.2M
London-based PassFort, a SaaS provider that helps business meet compliance requirements such as KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) reporting, has closed a $16.2 million Series A
UK now expects compliance with children’s privacy design code
In the U.K., a 12-month grace period for compliance with a design code aimed at protecting children online expires today — meaning app makers offering digital services in the market which are &#
Regulations can define the best places to build and invest
If we look at the way the regulatory fabric is being stitched, there are a number of areas that will provide outsized returns. Three stand out in particular.
What’s the board’s role in an early-stage startup?
Investors often ask founders about their board: It says a lot about their character, their judgment and their willingness to be challenged.
Where is suptech heading?
With the finance world now leveraging tech to conduct business, financial services regulators are also developing new tech to monitor markets, supervise institutions and for administration.
Secureframe raises $18M Series A to simplify cybersecurity compliance
Security compliance may not be the hottest conversation starter, but it’s a critical and often grueling process that companies have to endure every year to show that their security practices are
One CMO’s journey with risk management and compliance
Without active involvement from business unit leaders across the company in marketing, human resources, sales and more, a company can never have a healthy risk-aware culture.
Hyperproof wants to make it easier to comply with GDPR and other regulations
As companies try to figure out how to comply with regulations like GDPR, ISO or Sarbanes Oxley, they face a huge challenge just getting started. Hyperproof, a Bellevue, Wash. startup, is launching a n
The startups creating the future of RegTech and financial services
Technology has been used to manage regulatory risk since the advent of the ledger book (or the Bloomberg terminal, depending on your reference point). However, the cost-consciousness internalized...
How to handle dark data compliance risk at your company
Slack and other consumer-grade productivity tools have been taking off in workplaces large and small — and data governance hasn’t caught up.
Cognigo raises $8.5M for its AI-driven data protection platform
Cognigo, a startup that aims to use AI and machine learning to help enterprises protect their data and stay in compliance with regulations like GDPR, today announced that it has raised an $8.5 million
With $40 million for AuditBoard’s risk and compliance toolkit, LA’s enterprise startups notch another win
Daniel Kim and Jay Lee, the two founders of AuditBoard, a Los Angeles-based provider of a risk and compliance software service for large businesses, grew up middle school friends in Cerritos, Calif. I
As compliance pressure mounts, businesses turn to regulatory technology
More than seven years after the financial crisis began, economies worldwide are growing. Much of the recovery has been led by government spending, including massive sums on infrastructure projects, wh
Tax compliance software company Avalara raises $96 million
Death and taxes may be the only two certainties in life (according to Ben Franklin), but tax compliance software provider Avalara has raised $96 million with a pitch to make one a lot less painful. T
General Data Protection Regulation: A Milestone Of The Digital Age
The conventional wisdom is that the recently agreed-upon General Data Protection Regulation is the most-lobbied piece of legislation in the history of the European Union. I’m not quite sure how you