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OMsignal raises $10 million growth round and launches OMbra

OMsignal, a Montreal, Canada-based bio-sensing clothing company, has received $10 million in growth financing. The round was led by Relay Ventures, with participation from MAS Holdings, Bessemer Venture Partners, Techstars Ventures, Real Ventures, Mistral Ventures, Primera Capital, Investissement Québec and Export Development Canada. “OMsignal brings together a dynamic combination of IoT, mobile technology and fashion know-how, along with an experienced team of …

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The Football Fan shirt is changing the game for sports fans

This year at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Billie Whitehouse, the founder of Wearable Experiments, WE:EX for short, positioned her booth right near the entrance of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. The release of WE:EX’s new Football Fan Shirt, a jersey designed to make fanatics of European football literally feel the game the way the players do, …

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Cannes Lions Dispatch: Urska Srsen is elegantly disrupting the activity tracker market

“Sculpture is a men’s sport,” Urska Srsen said on the Inspiration stage at the Palais II during this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. But in technology, she feels like there is a more even playing field. In typical fashion tech entrepreneur style, she wore a high-low mix of a chic cream- colored shirt, black pants and grey Nikes, …

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Topshop just released the second generation of its bPay wearables

For anyone wondering if the mobile payments market is going to take off anytime soon, look no further than the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Mobile and Financial Services report. The study found that 39 percent of U.S. based mobile phone users made a mobile payment in 2015. Over in the UK, Topshop has taken notice of these stats and just released …

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