Build38 is selected for the participation in the Swiss KICKSTART program 2020 edition

Build38 was selected after various rounds of pitching and presenting to be part of the 2020 cohort of the renowned Swiss accelerator program KICKSTART. This is for me a great honor but even more a great opportunity to conquer the Swiss market and show industry leaders like AXA, Mobiliar, Swisscom, PostFinance and others what Build38 and its Application Kit and Threat Insights can do.

Having worked for years in Switzerland I know that the entry barrier in such a mature market that values privacy and security tremendously high is hard. Your solution must be groomed to the needs of the Financial Service Industry of the country and then is ready to scale externally as well.

KICKSTART is different to other accelerators as it values PoCs and Co-Development above anything else. For us having a leading technology already a great way to extend services and build the envisioned platform for secure and easy-to-use app development further.

Needless to say, we are going to Zurich fully motivated and teaming tech and business development to get the most out of the program for us and the partners.

While myself and Joaquin did the pitching and started the program, Christoph and Marc will also take part and extend the local / virtual team.

Bear with us for news on features and use cases coming out of these labs!


Build38 selected for the 4YFN Awards competition at Mobile World Congress

Build38 is extremely honored to have been selected together with 12 other innovative young companies to compete for the 4YFN (4 Years From Now) Award. The Award, a highlight event that is part of the Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Capital Barcelona activities.

At Mobile World Congress, the largest mobile event in the world that brings together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology alongside today’s most influential visionaries, Build38 will have a prominent showcase. Combining the presence at the State of Bavaria Pavilion in Fira Gran Via with a booth and the participation as one of the 12 innovative young companies selected at the MWC startup event, the 4YFN Award competition. The semi-finals will take place on the 24th of February and the Final on the 26th, both at the Fira Montjuïc Exhibition Hall in Barcelona.

The Build38 team is excited to deliver a memorable pitch and show how Apps can enable service providers to have additional revenue through new use-cases and reduce fraud in the mobile channel.


Build38 exhibiting at the Singapore Fintech Festival & SWITCH

We are very excited to share that we will be present at the Singapore FinTech Festival & SWITCH. As one of the startups selected by the Catalonia Trade and Investment agency, we will be at the Catalonia International Pavilion of the SFF x SWITCH. Come and visit us, enjoy some souther european hospitality and learn interesting facts, like that Build38 largest workforce chunk is based in Barcelona, a vibrant and innovative city that has become a key place for entrepreneurship in Europe and globally. Meet our Asia Pacific Managing Director, Pedro Hernandez, and talk to our Head of Product Architecture, Marc Obrador, for the latest insights on Mobile App Security and Fraud Management.

The Singapore FinTech Festival & SWITCH exhibition will be held between the 11th and 13th of November at the Singapore Expo (Hall 1 to 6), 1 Expo Drive. Singapore 486150. Opening times are 10am to 6pm.


Together stronger – Build38 helps fellow Insuretechs with Best in Class analytics and App security

Trust and Analytics are essential for Insuretechs – afterall this is what you sell. Trust is hard to generate – especially for young Insuretechs but for everyone in the industry easy to lose. Munich Insuretech Hub start-up Build38 focuses on trust in mobile Apps – the number one sales channels for the digital natives and is highly praised for its advanced technology, analytical skills and easy integration by Gartner and customers.

 

Build38’s head architect Marc Obrador on Wednesday started prepping fellow Insuretechs for the mobile market, dangers from hackers and attackers and gave a well-received lesson on countermeasures and design principals. Several case studies made the participants review their current strategy: misuse of your process interfaces by malicious attackers or the competition can render your service useless or cause financial damages. Like in the case of one platform app that didn’t secure its interfaces and let an attacker flood its platform with illegal orders to subscribed insurance companies. After trust was lost, so was the business case for this young company. Or when the competition took apart the source code of an app and stole company secrets on underwriting and calculations – another major blow to a young fintech that could have been prevented.

Build 38’s service is the Trusted Application Kit T.A.K (www.build38.com ) that integrates in the app by design and secures code, IP, user data and compliant PSD 2 authentication. The server component gives you great analytics on an app level that let’s you market and control your services better and basically enhances your app to become “self-defending” against attackers and the competition. Marketeers love the insights they gain and because the SDK approach makes development faster, they can try out much more flavours and variances in less time.

As a special treat and to great applause from the teams, Build38 offered the solution free of charge to all fellow Insuretech Startups for the first year: “there is absolutely no reason why you publish an unsecure app”, says Build38 CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Christian Schlaeger. “T.A.K is fast and easy to integrate and lets you focus on the important stuff for your startup: business models and innovation. For us it is a moral obligation and part of the Munich team spirit to make T.A.K usable to every young company in the Munich Insuretech Hub – together we are stronger!”


Insights from our CEO at EuroCIS Düsseldorf

First pictures from our CEO Dr. Christian Schläger and Head of Finance Tillmann Gmelin at EuroCIS in Düsseldorf, starting this morning. We took all the experiences from Tel Aviv with us to welcome Build38 guests with analytics and insights on app hardening  - and a fair amount of chocolate. Christian will be there for today, if you want to chat with our CEO, take the chance.


Build38 is exhibiting at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco “where the world talks security”. The team will be present at Moscone Center booth #101 in Early Stage Expo. For appointments, feel free to get in touch beforehand. Better.

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Build38 will be joining the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. If you like to meet Build38 in person at our homebase Barcelona feel free to contact us beforehand, visit us – or schedule a meeting at the Build38 Barcelona office.

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Meet the Build38 Team at EuroCIS in Düsseldorf and find out how the core principle of Germany’s elite tech exhibition “technology never sleeps” fits Build38 perfectly. To schedule personal meetings with our experts, feel free to contact us beforehand and find some quiet time in this vibrant and inspiring environment.

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Build38 at CyberTech Israel - Let's solve real problems

“I know this field almost down to the bit level. I know a lot about your competitors. You are solving a real problem. I was very impressed with what I have learned.”

Build38 Visitor at CyberTech Israel

CyberTech Israel is a deep dive for a fresh new company like Build38. To present a new approach to app security is always a challenge, even more if surrounded by industry professionals, that do know the field as good as we do already. We had great reactions to our first time of introducing Build38 to a global audience. If you get this kind of feedback of exhibition visitors as a startup… you just take it. And yes, the problem is real and our solution is real, too. If we were able to impress customers and surprise competitors and still learn from each other, the outlook could not be better. Thank you for these intense 2 networking days in Israel, everybody, we will keep in touch!