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Data enablement startup joins the UK’s largest fast track accelerator

Data enablement startup WCKD RZR’s global growth strategy has received a supercharged boost after it secured a highly sought after place on the largest government-backed cyber startup accelerator in the UK.

The London-based business is one of just 35 cyber startups, SMEs and scaleups joining the Grow and Scale streams of the Cyber Runway accelerator backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and delivered by Plexal.

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Data strategy failing among mining industry management

Data strategy should be a higher priority in the mining industry as many CEOs do not have a digital strategy, according to a new report.

Data strategy is key to business success and mining companies need to mine their own data as effectively as they extract natural resources, according to a new study of digital technology and data strategy within the sector.

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WCKD RZR selected for inaugural AWS FinTech accelerator

London-based data enablement software startup, WCKD RZR, has been selected to take part in the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) FinTech Accelerator programme.

Hundreds of European startups applied to be part of the highly prestigious first intake and WCKD RZR is among the 50 successful applicants.

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WCKD RZR selected for first-ever AWS FinTech accelerator

London-based data enablement software startup, WCKD RZR, has been selected to take part in the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) FinTech Accelerator programme.

Chuck Teixeira, founder and CEO of WCKD RZR, said: “We are proud and privileged to be among the cool and eclectic intake of fintech startups across Europe chosen for the 2022 cohort of the AWS FinTech Accelerator programme.

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Survey: Mining Sector Severely Lags Behind on Digital Transformation

Mining companies need to mine their own data as effectively as they extract natural resources, according to a new study of digital technology and data strategy within the sector.

A survey of senior mining professionals across 57 countries, conducted for data enablement software company, WCKD RZR, and mining executive search and recruitment consultants, Stratum International, shows poor and haphazard take-up of digital technology and data strategies.

Nearly four out of five respondents (77%) thought mining CEOs had failed to make provision for a digital strategy. More than one in three thought that while most CEO's acknowledge the importance of data, few had implemented data analytics' strategies.

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WCKD RZR and Collibra seal key technology partnership

WCKD RZR, the pioneering Data Enablement software startup, has forged a key technology partnership with leading Data Intelligence firm, Collibra.

The new agreement will provide customers of both businesses with a seamlessly integrated global data technology solution, accelerating data discovery and streamlining data mapping and cataloguing through machine learning.

WCKD RZR’s Data Enablement software, Data Watchdog unlocks the potential of any multinational organisation’s data by allowing them to find, govern and access data in each country, in real time, fully compliant with relevant data sharing, privacy and governance rules. The Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud is a single system of engagement that unifies data governance, data privacy, data catalogue, data lineage and data quality.

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What is Data Enablement Software?

There has been a common narrative for years that says: ‘in order to understand and make use of our data we need to put it in one place so that people can make use of it for their business processes.’ Some describe these as their “use cases”. Perhaps this is a slightly improved situation than before because businesses normally store their data in numerous technology silos, and vendor lock-in is common. The theory, therefore, makes sense. Move it to a new silo, or system, and everything will be accessible and useable.

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Former HSBC data boss joins WCKD RZR as CTO

HSBC’s former global data analytics boss Jon Farina has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer at the ground-breaking ‘Data Enablement’ software company, WCKD RZR.

The pioneering start-up’s software eradicates a myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, and recently raised USD$1.2m (GPB£920,000) from angel investors. WCKD RZR was founded by HSBC’s former Chief Administration Officer, Chuck Teixeira and is already making significant waves in the data technology sector. The appointment of Jon Farina brings the former HSBC colleagues back together, where Farina will help to drive growth and sales at the London-based company.

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$1.2m pre-seed investment for WCKD RZR

WCKD RZR, the pioneering start-up whose software eradicates a myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, has raised $1.2m (£920,000) from angel investors. WCKD RZR is a ground-breaking ‘Data Enablement’ software company founded by HSBC’s former Chief Administration Officer, Chuck Teixeira.

Teixeira’s London-based company is solving a painful data headache for global businesses today – one which the Canadian founder faced when he was HSBC’s Head of Transformation for Global Banking and Markets.

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One to Watch #8: WCKD RZR’s Chuck Teixeira on revolutionising data access in multinationals

More than a decade ago, a friend of Chuck Teixeira’s took him to a famous psychic in New York on a night out. “I was kind of sceptical” he tells The Stack: “But I had this conversation with the psychic and they said, ‘one day you’re going to run a technology company, you’re going to be involved in technology’. I said ‘there’s no chance – I’m a banker. Never, never, never, never, never!’ And then 10 years later, here we are…”

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International data privacy software WCKD RZR collects angel funding

WCKD RZR, a new startup positioned at eradicating the myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, has scored $1.2m from angel investors.

With this capital, the RegTech company is eyeing staff hires.

WCKD RZR was founded by former HSBC chief administration officer Chuck Teixeira. The idea for the company came after Teixeira noticed there was no automation tool that let a multi-national bank leverage machine learning to catalogue cloud-based data, while ensuring all regulatory requirements and access controls were met.

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Press Releases

WCKD RZR takes the cyber runway

Published 26 September 2022

Data enablement startup WCKD RZR’s global growth strategy has received a supercharged boost after it secured a highly sought after place on the largest government-backed cyber startup accelerator in the UK.

The London-based business is one of just 35 cyber startups, SMEs and scaleups joining the Grow and Scale streams of the Cyber Runway accelerator backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and delivered by Plexal.

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WCKD RZR selected for prestigious AWS FinTech accelerator

Published 13 September 2022

WCKD RZR has been selected to take part in the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) FinTech Accelerator programme.

Hundreds of European startups applied to be part of the highly prestigious first intake and WCKD RZR is among the 50 successful applicants.

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Nearly 4 in 5 mining sector CEOs don’t have a digital strategy, finds new survey

Published 30 August 2022

Mining companies need to mine their own data as effectively as they extract natural resources, according to a new study of digital technology and data strategy within the sector.

A survey of senior mining professionals across 57 countries, conducted for data enablement software company, WCKD RZR, and mining executive search and recruitment consultants, Stratum International, shows poor and haphazard take-up of digital technology and data strategies.

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WCKD RZR and Collibra seal key data technology partnership

Published 14 June 2022

London, England – WCKD RZR, the pioneering Data Enablement software startup, has forged a key technology partnership with leading Data Intelligence firm, Collibra.

The new agreement will provide customers of both businesses with a seamlessly integrated global data technology solution, accelerating data discovery and streamlining data mapping and cataloguing through machine learning.

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Former HSBC data boss joins WCKD RZR as CTO

Published 13 May 2022

HSBC’s former global data analytics boss Jon Farina has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer at the ground-breaking ‘Data Enablement’ software company, WCKD RZR.

The pioneering start-up’s software eradicates a myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, and recently raised $1.2m (£920,000) from angel investors.

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$1.2m pre-seed investment for WCKD RZR

Published 17 March 2022

WCKD RZR, the pioneering start-up whose software eradicates a myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, has raised $1.2m from angel investors.

WCKD RZR is a ground-breaking ‘Data Enablement’ software company founded by HSBC’s former Chief Administration Officer, Chuck Teixeira.

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