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Finch Capital is a Financial Technology Investment firm founded in the fall of 2013. We invest in high growth companies primary in EMEA and prefer to invest after the seed round, when there is proof of concept and there are some revenues.

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The Battle to Bank Millennials

We see several start-ups in this space, but seems a hard segment to crack

New generations of young and technology-savvy Americans face a highly complex and uncertain economic environment with a degree of choice...…

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Cloud Mining Suffers as Hash Rate Plateaus

Mining industry is being impact by CEX.io decicion...am closely watching how this will develop in 2015

The latest bitcoin price crash has started a new debate on the long-term viability of many aspects of the mining industry. On January...…

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The 16 trends by Andreessen (a16z)

the 16 trends for 2015 by Andreessen and co

To wit, the full list, with links to each partner’s write-up: Virtual Reality Sensorification of the Enterprise Machine Learning and...…

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Luxembourg wants ‘fintech’ firms

The battle for staying the preferred location for future FinTech

Pierre Gramegna, the minister of finance in Luxembourg, promised plenty of support for the Korean financial technology companies he met...…

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Japanese bank employs robot branch workers

ROBO Advisory in wealth and branches....you wonder why you would go to a branch to meet a Robot...vs via PC or phone

Already facing competition from online and mobile channels, bank branch staff in Japan are about to come up against a new threat: mini...…

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Google in peer-to-peer lending venture

Partnerships with P2P to drive customer acquisition (e.g. Banks, Corporates, etc.). We expect more of this in 2015

Lending Club, the world’s biggest peer-to-peer lender, has launched a landmark tie-up with Google to provide small business loans to the...…

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Scammers Target Brokerage Accounts

The Morgan Stanley Data Breach Is a Reminder of the Big Dollars at Risk

When a client emailed Steven Dudash to say he and his family had been robbed in London, the Chicago-based financial adviser’s first...…

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Why the Silk Road trial matters

Article that sets out why it matters

A courtroom sketch of Ross William Ulbricht during an appearance at Federal Court more than a year ago in San Francisco. Vicki...…

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Putting compliance at the heart of fintech startups

A Big challenge for many start-ups that come out of the tech scene disrupting Financial Services

Taylor Wessing lawyer Jonathan Rogers gives fintech startups some advice on what boxes they need to tick to ensure growth and success in...…

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Blockchain 2.0

Good read on Blockchain2.0

From 2008 to date, no other technology has been the subject of such fervent debate. Irrespective of your opinion, the rise in popularity...…

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Side By Side financials of Wealth Attackers

Good set of side by side figures for Wealthfront, Betterment and Personal Capital

Personal Capital Crosses $1B AUM As Tech-Augmented-Human Advisor Revenue Outpaces All Other Robo-Advisors Combined available to...…

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Th Bitstamp story....why they lost 19000BTC

Th BitStamp story....why they lost 19000BTC...blog go the founder, explaining what happened

WHAT HAPPENED? On January 4th, some of Bitstamp’s operational wallets were compromised, resulting in a loss of less than 19,000 BTC....…

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2014: The year fintech became a thing

Good article by CEO of CurrencyCloud on the emergence of FinTech in 2014

STORY SUMMARY Fintech had an impressive year in 2014 and looks to continue to grow in 2015. Mike Laven looks at developments such as the...…

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Using Behavioral Analytics in Banks’ Digital

Two nice practical examples of how to use behavioral analytics for collections and multichannel interaction management

Many banks plan to further invest in digital in 2015. The key is to give customers what they need, not only what they say they need....…

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PayPal Here Unveils (Square Killer) Promo

Following a phase of innovation, growth the battle among innovators starts...which will bring margins down

PayPal yesterday unveiled its new PayPal Here promo, and its message is clear: PayPal Here is trying to kill Square. Beyond offering...…

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Sedicii Settles on Suite of 3 Products

Expect to see many more Identity management companies succeed in 2015! Key space to get right in a digital world

Identity verification company Sedicii has had a busy year since participating in Bank Innovation‘s DEMOvation Challenge in Seattle last...…

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HBR - The Tech Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2015

Deep learning, Smart Virtual Assistants, Uber/Apple like processes into new sectors, oversight for algorithms, Blockchain

Is your company poised to build the next Uber? Have you started imagining how cryptocurrencies could be used to shore up your company’s...…

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