FinTech

How Bitcoin Can Help Expand Your Business Globally

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

If you are looking to expand your business internationally, Bitcoin could help expand your work and payment offerings globally. While you may have heard about Bitcoin, you may not realize that this alternative form of payment could benefit your business. Getting started with cryptocurrency…

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4 Peer-to-Peer Lending Apps You Should Be Using in 2017

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Many people get involved in peer-to-peer lending without having any idea what it is. This new thriving method of debt financing makes no recourse to financial institutions. People simply come together to lend and borrow from each other with minimal intermediary. Many investors now…

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Stockholm

What You Need to Know About Sweden’s Fintech Scene

By | May 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

Sweden has emerged as a fintech powerhouse in Europe. In 2016 alone, Sweden-based fintech companies closed 35 rounds of funding, according to Breakit. This brings Sweden’s haul to 40 percent of all funding rounds in Europe for the past five years. Sweden now has…

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Columbus

Security Needs to Be the DNA of Any Fintech Startup

By | May 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Launching a fintech startup in a regulated industry is going to take a proactive approach. Surrounding yourself with mentors and experts in the field to guide you through the hills and valleys will be the key to success in fintech. Columbus Startup Week powered…

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Why Banks Must Work In Harmony With Fintech Startups

By | May 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

Fintech was created to rattle the legacy industry that is banking. From lending and investing to deposits and customer service, fintech companies are built with an agile infrastructure designed to reinvent the financial system. These companies can operate quickly and efficiently, something banks have…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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London

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…

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NYC

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…

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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…

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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….