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OGC covered as part of the next generation PE/VC firms

For the article please see the link attached, including more colour on our investment thesis and our believe in focusing on European and...

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Abu Dhabi Gearing Up to be Next FinTech Hub

During the FinTech Abu Dhabi summit that took place on the 22nd and 23rd of October, the  CEO of ADGM Financial Services Regulatory...

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FinTech Abu Dhabi Announces Two Innovation Champions

Out of the 166 international applicants, only 11 companies were chosen to compete in the challenge.

The panel of judges included industry...

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Empowering the Unbanked through Fintech and Microfinance

One angle that needs to be discussed more is how the introduction of these new services is also lowering barriers to most financial...

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Bitcoin Banned as a Payment Method, Adopters Will be ‘Dealt With’: Indonesian Central Bank

First reported by CCN in early 2014, the country’s central bank issued a public notice warning citizens to be careful of adopting virtual...

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Rivals Singapore and Hong Kong join forces for fintech

The cities' central banks have signed a fintech cooperation agreement that will foster collaboration on business referrals, joint...

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Fintech Hub Lattice80 in Disaray

Rumours had been circulating already last week amongst the financial technology startup community in Singapore that something was up at...

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Hong Kong sharpens fintech focus as a collaborative centre

Analysts are confident the city has an important role as a hub for the region, Analysts believe Hong Kong has the potential to serve as a...

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Vitalik Buterin: 90% of token startups will fall

The hype around current token projects is doomed to fall, and after that, Buterin thinks, we all will finally understand which projects...

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Mastercard opens access to its blockchain tech

Mastercard has opened its permissioned blockchain to developed to build B2B payment solutions that address challenges of speed,...

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Stripe CEO Says Firm Is ‘Years Away’ From IPO

29yr old Patrick Collison, CEO and co-founder of Stripe, backed up his stance of being a long way from an IPO by noting that “We are not...

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Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent

Nearly all big tech companies havean artificial intelligence project, andthey are willing to pay experts millions of dollars to help get...

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InsurTech startup Homelyfe closes £2.4m Seed

InsurTech startup Homelyfe has raised £2.4m in a Seed round led by Tallis Capital and Peterson Ventures. “Our vision for Homelyfe is to...

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Finding the right mortgage deal

Portfolio company Trussle, shared the findings of its study. A study of 2,000 homeowners by mortgage broker Trussle shows many people...

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Challenger bank Monzo unveils marketplace vision

After a week of near-constant outages for prepaid card users, Monzo affirms its third-party marketplace will become fundamental to its...

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Will Amsterdam cement its position as a global fintech hub?

Industry experts weigh in on which, if any, of Europe’s fintech hubs might rise to prominence in the aftermath of Brexit, as the AltFi...

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OGC covered as part of next generation VC/PE firms

See below a link to the coverage as well as the article below in the BVCA Journal, where we share a bit more on our investment philosophy...

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AI firm Squirro lands in Singapore

Our Fund II investment, Squirro, is opening its first office in Asia, looking to use the new Singapore office as a base from which to...

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Abu Dhabi Admits 4 Blockchain Startups to Fintech Sandbox

With the move, the 11 local and international fintech firms will work under the framework of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority...

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Bank Indonesia draws up rules to monitor fintech

Ida Nuryanti, policy and payment system supervision director at Bank Indonesia, on Thursday said the central bank would issue new...

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Jim Rogers invests in fintech bank

ITF, a fintech bank that U.S. investor Jim Rogers has invested in, will set up its headquarters in Hong Kong and aims to start operating...

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Digital Insurance Group accelerates leadership

Last month, Digital Insurance Group won 3 awards for its KNIP product, which is now back in its #1 leadership ranks and also scoring...

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Tencent Will Sell You Insurance — in Its Apps

Competition in China’s fast-growing online insurance industry is intensifying, as tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. recently secured a new...

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The rise and rise of chatbots

Despite enormous advantages, most chatbots fail because of an unclear purpose and poor planning, warns a Forrester analyst

Chatbots promise to be cheaper, faster and better than their human alternative. No wonder then than businesses from banks to retailers...…

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Axis Re exec on scaling insurtech in specialty lines

"Whether risks are covered by people or technologies, insurtech poses no existential threat,” Colello said, during a keynote at Digital...

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Chinese Fintech Firm Qudian Impresses in U.S. Market Debut

Shares of Qudian, backed by Ant Financial, which runs a mobile platform that allows college students and young workers to borrow amounts...

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Free stock trading app looks to take Asia by storm

“For us, it’s a very important move. It’s the first time anyone in Asia has done it,” says Mikaal Abdulla. “But the logic is very simple:...

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can peer-to-peer insurance really work?

Like with many innovations not all succeed, one of them failed, guevara, several others pivoted. In general it seems a complex model to...

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RippleNet Grows to More Than 100 Financial Institutions

Bexs Banco, AirWallex, Credit Agricole, Cuallix, Currencies Direct, dLocal, IFX, Krungsri, RAKBANK, and TransferGo, among others, joined...

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Octo Telematics to Acquire UBI Assets of Willis Towers Watson and Will Partner with them on Insura

Leveraging Octo’s world class Next Generation Platform, acquisition will bring globally recognised scoring/analytical capabilities to...

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Featurespace Raises £16.5M in Funding

Cambridge based machine-learning driven fraud prevention startup Featurespace has raised a £16.5m funding round led by Highland Europe

Featurespace Limited, a Cambridge, UK-based provider of a machine-learning driven fraud prevention solution, raised £16.5m in funding. ...…

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Amazon Could Be Your Lender, Too

Amazon has been engaging with banking regulators over the past two years and is rumored to be considering starting a consumer lending...

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Smartphone mortgages — convenient, but dangerous

Like with all online and digital solutions there are not only positives, however if you list the negatives of the traditional offline...

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India: Policybazaar raises $75m from existing, new investors at $500m valuation

India based online insurance comparison portal PolicyBazaar raised a $75m Series E led by Temasek and Tiger Global

Online financial services portal Policybazaar, run by EtechAces Marketing and Consulting Pvt. Ltd, has raised Rs500 crore, roughly $75...…

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Insurtech CoverWallet Secures $18.5 Million to Expand Small Business Insurance Platform

New York based digital business insurance agency CoverWallet raised an $18.5m Series B led by Foundation Capital.

Digital business insurance agency CoverWallet said it has closed a $18.5 million Series B funding round led by Foundation Capital with...…

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Islamic finance must expand into fintech

This would be in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), where individual technologies are rapidly developing...

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EU to implement electronic ID for residents to accelerate adoption of e-government services

Starting with digital ID for governments, it could also accelerator the online on boarding and KYC process of clients.

The heads of EU member state meet in Talilnn, Estonia, to discuss digital issues. The European Union’s member states signed a sweeping...…

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IMF Could Issue International Cryptocurrency to Replace Dollar?

Wall Street Journal indicates that IMF may issue its own cryptocurrency as new reserve currency.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the world may soon have an international cryptocurrency in response to Bitcoin. The story comes as...…

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IMF Head: Cryptocurrency Could Be the Future. Really.

Unlike JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and billionaire hedge fund founder Ray Dalio, who have recently disparaged Bitcoin, the world’s...

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Ping An Launches 10 AI+ Innovative Services

Ping An Insurance China announced the launch of 10 innovative services backed by the world’s leading AI technology. The services are...

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GWG Holdings’ Insurtech Subsidiary, Life Epigenetics, Announces Two Major Insurers to Test Lifespan-

The pilots, developed in partnership with two life insurance companies, are designed to explore how the M-Panel predictive epigenetic...

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Asean banks complete trial of KYC blockchain

OCBC Bank, HSBC and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), together with Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), have...

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Singapore and Thailand look to link e-payment schemes

Great initiative! Asia lacks standards, with these steps significant steps can be made cross regional! Making international scaling...

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Bloomberg unbundles chat to take on Symphony

Too be expected...every industry is the same, banking, airlines, etc. First an attacker, incumbents do not react, followed by action of...

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P2P lender Zopa set to reopen to new investors

Loans platform says it will take on lenders by the end of this year. OGC portfolio company, Zopa, the UK’s first peer-to-peer lender, is...

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Artificial intelligence is about the people, not the machines

Where human intelligence outperforms AI...

It takes money to make money and right now a lot of that money is going into the development of artificial intelligence.  From hedge...…

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Fintech startup Curve partners with accounting software Xero to make filing expenses ‘frictionless’

Curve founder and CEO Shachar Bialick, he said that the new Xero integration makes filing expenses “frictionless,” He conceded, however,...

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Bangkok Bank wants to put Thailand in the Fintech Hub race

Selected from 199 applications across 32 countries, eight startups have successfully completed the 12-week intensive program at Bangkok...

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Asian Fintech Expands to U.K.

TNG will invest $20 million to launch a local electronic wallet in the United Kingdom becoming the first Asian financial technology...

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A Missing Piece in China’s Economy: Consumer Credit Ratings

A lack of a single accepted standard, like FICO, is hampering access to credit for some 500 million potential Chinese borrowers.

Mr. Fine’s work with Beijing-based Finup Credit Co. is part of a scramble to plug a gap in China: The world’s second-largest economy...…

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ZhongAn launches insurtech concept to world

ZhongAn the online Chinese P&C insurer has sold 5.8bn policies to 460m customers over a 3yr period, an almost unfathomable sales...

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SAP buys customer identity management firm Gigya for $350M

Germany based enterprise software giant SAP is reported to have purchased customer identity firm Gigya for a reported $350m. Gigya today...

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The changing Lending Landscape

Nice overview of the lending landscape also showing how it has changed. Perhaps the most important shift in online lending is the growing...

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