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3 Areas Of Fintech Google Is Dying To Disrupt

Not a lot new but at least puts it in one article Googles Finance play: Insurance, Comparison and Payments. Think the common denominator...

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Silicon Valley Bank’s Survey Reveals the Biggest Concerns FinTech Businesses Expect to Face in 2016

Different ways to read the survey, one way is that the road ahead is more complex: Regulation and access to funding among key concerns!...

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Citi, Nordea Select Bitcoin Compliance Firm for Accelerators

Great to see Nordea part of Fintech initiatives they have been silent 

As global financial institutions become more interested in bitcoin and blockchain technology, some are beginning to invest and work with...…

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Lloyd's Sees Blockchain's Potential For Insurance Markets

Great space with untapped opportunities and massive financial benefits for all parties to gain: "Blockchain has the potential to improve...

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UBS: Blockchain Experiment With Prominent Partner

Smart partnership, Telco/Bank was not the first partnership in Blockchain would think about look forward to see the impact and which of...

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Average Funding Per Insurance Category...and the winner is

Nice overview! Confirms that we are at the beginning as product insurance is a niche in the total scheme of things...

The following infographic summarizes the average funding for each Insurance Technology category to show which Insurance Technology...…

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Australian Financial Tech Company Tyro Payments Raises $72M Led By Tiger Global

Nice traction, question is whether the real competitors are the banks or the PayPal, Apple and Samsungs of this world...time will tell

Australian financial tech company Tyro Payments plans to challenge the country’s leading retail banks after scoring AUD $100 million...…

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Innovation in insurance: are we looking the wrong way?

Nice article on the insurance wave! With 3 investments in Insurance (KNIP, Salviol and Komparu) we can concur with the potential this...

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Meet the 25 Banks Working With Distributed Ledger Startup R3

Getting momentum!

Distributed ledger startup R3CEV announced the addition of three new banking partners to its blockchain project last week, raising the...…

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Azimo Sees Payments Shake Out On The Horizon

Azimo’s CEO Michael Kent shared his thoughts on the major changes that may be in store for the payments industry in the coming years.

Azimo’s CEO Michael Kent shared with us his thoughts on the major changes that may be in store for the payments industry in the coming...…

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London fintech startup Ebury just raised $83 million to take advantage of the 'unbundling' of banks

London-based online business finance startup, Ebury, secured $83m in Private Equity financing from Vitruvian Partners. Eburrt helps SME,...

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ROBINHOOD BRINGS COMMISSION-FREE STOCK TRADING TO MORE APPS THE STARTUP'S SERVICE FOR INVESTORS IS M

FinTech the world of partnerships! Openfolio has teamed up with Robinhood to enable in-app trades. This means that an Openfolio user who...

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Datacoup Wants to Buy Your Credit Card and Facebook Data

Many businesses (e.g. Google, Facebook, Banks, etc.) depend on people’s personal data, but the people who own that data usually get no...

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#Insurtech = Introducing the Insurance Technology Startup Ecosystem –

Nice overview of the insurance landscape!

Today we would like to introduce the Insurance Technology startup ecosystem. As of right now, we are tracking over 311 companies in...…

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A Bubbly Late-Stage Market? The Data Tells the Story

Another great set of analyses on the late stage bubble....

So: Are we in a late-stage, private-market tech bubble or not?

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Fintech: A Revolution in the Making

Nice overview and fully agree with the 4 hot picks:

Where is the smart money going?
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • B2B Commercial payments
  • B2B Remittance

At last week’s Fintech Mashup in New York City, Silicon Valley Bank brought together fintech entrepreneurs and investors to share their...…

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Snapchat Isn't the Only Startup in Fidelity's Crosshairs

Fidelity has become one of the most active investors in privately-held startups, but it looks like the investment giant is beginning to...

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Beyond Banking: under attack on all sides

The FT has a 3 part series on the turmoil and decline of the banking industry. There are 3 scenarios: 1) is that this is just a blip...

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Uber is trying to lure new drivers by offering bank accounts

Several start-ups (e.g. Clearbanc) are setting up a prepaid bank accounts for drivers and helping even out cashflows.

Uber's looking at adding bank accounts for their drivers. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) One of the biggest challenges Uber faces as it...…

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Bessemer Backs Consumer Lending Startup Bread

Bread develops a pay-over-time button on retailer websites, allowing merchants to receive full price on merchandise while collecting...

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Nutmeg reveals plan to offer financial advice

Curious to see how NutMeg develops, as think a bit of Pivot is needed to make the next "S-curve"

Speaking to FTAdviser, chief executive and founder Nick Hungerford said that this was the logical next step in the firm’s journey. “We...…

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WHY VCS DON’T INVEST IN “GOOD” COMPANIES

Every VC says they are looking for great Founders that are solving real problems in big markets. So why is it that so many “good”...

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The Future Belongs to Peer-To-Peer Money Transfer Services

The process to kill cash has started! TransferWise, Azimo and CurrencyFair are just a few of the important players in this highly...

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Mobile invoicing app Invoice2go snags $15 mln Series C

Mobile invoicing app Invoice2go has secured $15m in Series C funding, with 200,000 using the services!

Mobile invoicing app Invoice2go has secured $15 million in Series C funding. Ribbit Capital led the round with participation from Accel...…

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Alternative credit bureau FactorTrust scores $42 mln

The Atlanta based, alternative credit bureau, FactorTrust has secured $42m in funding. Great space!

Atlanta-based alternative credit bureau FactorTrust has secured $42 million in funding. ABS Capital Partners and MissionOG led the round....…

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KPMG Acquires G2 FinTech U.S. Tax Software

Interesting space, with lots of potential to also disrupt the intermediary and help consumers and SMEs save time and money!

KPMG LLP has acquired all of G2 FinTech’s U.S. tax software and intellectual property, including G2’s main product, TaxGopher.

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The Uberization of Money

Nice article illustrating a trend of disintermediation and sharing...which required the world to be digital connected...so any middle...

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The 12 hottest Nordic fintech startups

Great start-ups in Nordics especially at the cross road of eCommerce, Payments/Lending!

Financial technology, better known as fintech, is absolutely exploding around the world right now, with new businesses springing up doing...…

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Seedres

Seedrs, the U.K.-based crowdfunding startup, is launching its services in the US. Seedrs will allow certain US investors to buy equity...

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Tech Startups Are Prodding the Dinosaur That Is the Insurance Industry

Nice read on the massive disruption potential in the insurance industry!

Entrepreneurs and investors have finally woken up to the opportunity in the insurance industry. At $831.5 million, investment in...…

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Mobile is not a neutral platform

Nice read by benedict evans

For a decade or two, for most people 'the internet' meant a web browser, a mouse and a keyboard. There were a few things around the...…

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The Second Wave of Blockchain Innovation

Good read on the future aheas

The last months have included intense discussion on the feasibility and desirability of various economic forms of Blockchain innovation,...…

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Safety, Savings and Why Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the Insurance Industry

How self driving cars will impact the insurance industry - Nice report of \kpmG

We are hearing more and more about advancements in self-driving car technology and how it will revolutionize the way we get around. But...…

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The Growing Bitcoin Economy, in Five Charts

Interesting article, whole world seems to go into a different direction, but somehow the author comes to a different conclusion re bitcoin

Bitcoin hasn’t received the kind of hype in 2015 that it has in previous years. But outside the spotlight, the Bitcoin economy has...…

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Goldman Sachs to Spin Out Mobile-Phone Software Projects Into Separate Venture Goldman will take min

This is a big plus for fintech disruptors who can thrive from the openness of these institutions to build stronger and easier tech...

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Thiel, Soros Said to Lead $25 Million Investment in TruMid

TruMid, the New York-based company is building an electronic trading marketplace for corporate bonds designed to increase liquidity in...

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Swiss-based Knip raises $15.7 million in Series B funding

Great achievement of the KNIP team, we are proud to be investors in KNIP! They are live in Germany and Switzerland (and have already...

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PayPal reveals how it will finally cash in on Venmo

Paypal announced that it would begin to monetize Venmo through a new feature named “Pay with Venmo.” Venmo, can now be used for payment...

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RAZORPAY RAISES $9M TO REVAMP PAYMENTS IN INDIA

YC graduate, Razorpay, has raised $9m in Series A funding, led by Tiger Global and joined by Matrix Partners. The India based company...

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Robo-advisers Does not compute

Startups typically describe their growth with exponential, not arithmetic, rates. Last year Wealthfront and Betterment's AUM grew by over...

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Online Direct Lending - a market overview

Fintech analyst, Cormac Leech's, presentation at LendIt Europe has been made public on Liberum's website. The presentation provided a...

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This is the latest bond trading startup to win some big-name endorsements

Electronifie believes that the market is big enough for TradeWeb, TruMid, and Electroniifie to all operate successfully.

Electronifie, a corporate bond trading platform, has added Troy Paredes, a former commissioner at the SEC, to its board of directors. ...…

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