The New Era of Fintech Disruption in NYC

By | Apr 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

I’m thrilled to be joining Techstars as managing director for the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in New York City. I am taking the torch for this role from the talented Jenny Fielding, who is continuing her role of managing director of Techstars IoT….


Could Fintech Enable a Resurgence in Predatory Lending?

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

It’s been nearly ten years since the subprime mortgage crisis, and the Great Recession seems to be a distant memory for many of us. Home values have since risen and unemployment has dropped below 5 percent after hitting double digits during the recession. Many of…


4 Industries Bitcoin Is Already Disrupting

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As Bitcoin is again breaking the $1,000 value threshold, there’s no telling where the cryptocurrency can go from here. It has proven to be more stable than many of the world’s economies and serves as a way for humanitarians to do some good. In…


FinTech Startups: Here’s Your Newest Potential Funding Source

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

FinTech startup incubator CSI Kick Start, Inc. has officially opened its application process for FinTech startup funding. Aspiring startup founders can apply online through the site for a chance to nab an investment, starting at $500,000, along with mentorship from industry experts, a pile of…


Blackmoon Secures $2.5M Investment to Further Develop Fintech

By | Nov 17, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Despite a slowdown in fintech funding in the third quarter of 2016, there are still some companies making waves in the burgeoning industry. Blackmoon is a fintech company that offers a very interesting MPLaaS (Marketplace Lending as a Service) product, which enables institutional investors…

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Swanest Funding Round Leads to AI-Enabled Investment Assistant

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The fintech industry is steadily growing, and this year has been no exception. According to Accenture, the first quarter of 2016 saw an increase of 67 percent in global fintech investment, reaching the sum of $5.3 billion. Most of that investment, 62 percent, went…



Fintech Startup Bstow Is Powering Millennial Giving

By | Nov 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Millennials are now the largest generation in the US labor force, numbering more than 75 million. Understanding why they donate their time and money to a particular is vital to the social sector. The financial industry has leveraged the concept of digital spare change to tap…


Online Payments Are Simple and Secure With Fintech App Trustly

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Shopping on the internet is common place for most users, but online payments still scare a lot of people, particularly payments made with credit cards. Whether its because of simple ignorance on the matter or an unwillingness to pay for all the fees often associated…


How Bitcoin Startups Are Disrupting the Remittance Market

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 9:02 am

Remittance companies have been long flourishing at the low-developed markets. Over $28,5 billion in personal remittances have been sent and received in the Philippines last year, which make up one-tenth of the country’s GDP. In Nigeria, the number is close to $35 billion annually….


How The Best Fintech Companies Put Customers First

By | Sep 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm

It doesn’t take more than a Google search to see that businesses in the banking and financial industries have consistently demonstrated a lack of concern for their customers.  In fact, it would be fair to say that these industries are probably among the least trusted…


How Smart Data Is Beating Big Data in the Fintech Industry

By | Aug 15, 2016 at 11:45 am

With advances in machine learning and IoT, tech companies, consumers, and retailers are all abuzz about the benefits of big data. Copious amounts of information, that were previously unreachable, are changing the way everyone does business. Financial markets, on the other hand, are catching…


Five of the United Kingdom’s Most Promising Fintech Startups

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Fintech companies are changing the way people manage their finances. Particularly in the UK, startups that successfully exploit software and other technology have been exploding onto the financial services scene at an unprecedented rate. In February 2016, an independent report commissioned by HM Treasury and…


How to Build a Successful Fintech Brand

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 9:50 am

Don’t we all wish we had the idea for PayPal or Ally Bank years ago. But those were just the beginning. The financial tech industry in 2016 is about as hot as any right now, with the traditional banks giving way to entrepreneurs who…


Peer-to-Peer Lending Is The Hot FinTech Trend

By | Jul 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm

We all know how banks work: on one side we have investors, who put their savings in the bank in exchange for a return – for example, the interest raising from deposits. On the other side, we have clients who borrow money from the…