A big part of building our developer community and the Nymi ecosystem is the participation of the platform in hackathons. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, hackathons are marathon-like events for developers that focus on building applications and presenting or integrations in a constrained environment, in a race against the clock.

We are gearing up for a big presence at Dreamforce 2014 next week in San Francisco.

This morning we are pleased to announce that we’ve closed our Series A funding. Ignition Partners and Relay Venture led the funding, with other investors including Export Development Canada (EDC), MasterCard, and Salesforce Ventures, salesforce.com’s corporate investment group.

Getting the Nymi ready for launch requires a lot of time and hard work from everyone on the team - sometimes even our friends, families and supporters help pitch in. Last weekend we were all able to put the Nymi through a major step by hosting our first private Hackathon. We brought in local developers to build applications for the Nymi. It was awesome to see the things the developers were able to bring to life in such a short amount of time.

How We Are Using Cryptography To Create Trust and Rewarding Experiences

We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Brivo labs and Salesforce Wear to close the gap between physical security and the Internet of Things. By letting users safely access buildings, businesses and public spaces all through the uniqueness of their cardiac rhythm we are helping to bring the future a little bit closer.