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LendingClub should buy a Super Bowl ad

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Super Bowl valley: A tale of two tech cities

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Using big data to predict the Super Bowl

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Investors look to profit from the currency upheaval

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Lenddo taps social media to develop better credit rating

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USAA Members are 'Actively Engaged' in Bitcoin

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Metromile aims to fill UberX's insurance gap

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Demand for cyber insurance rising in Europe

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Apple Pay to be available for Western Union transfers

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Young, broke and creditworthy

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Will Google slash Allstate's revenue?

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Prosper Buys Healthcare Lender for $21M

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Why microservices matter

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Secondary volume goes through the roof!

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Orchard brings Wall Street to online marketplace lending

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New loan refinancing tool scores big for Earnest

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Credit card scrambler, Final, raises $1M

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Kreditech secures $200M credit line from Victory Park Capital

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Bitspark targeting Hong Kong's Indonesian population.

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Fred Wilson on what is going to happen in 2015

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A Gift Card Startup Just Raised $56 Million at a Nearly $1 Billion Valuation

Great news for our portfolio company Slide. This is a real validation that you can still build billion dollar businesses in prepaid.

A billion-dollar valuation for a gift card company? To explain why that’s not batshit crazy, NEA General Partner Tony Florence said the...…

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Taulia Adds Yet Another $15 Million For Its Supplier Financing And E-Invoicing Platform

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9 Italian Fintech startups to watch in 2015

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Fintech Predictions For 2015: Wild and Mild

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Motif raises $40M from Renren for international expansion

Renren CEO Joseph Chen believes financial technology could represent a future business model for the company.

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An Intro to the Wharton FinTech Club

Many congratulations to Steve Weiner and Daniel McAuley for getting on with it and creating possibly the first MBA FinTech club in the...

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Bitcoin's plunge bites 'Miners'

As the value of bitcoin declines, the computer systems supporting the blockchain are struggling to profit. The network of miners has...

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Uber opens up its data

Uber doing good? Maybe? Pretty interesting view into the potential power of the data the Uber team are collecting as we zip from A to B.

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ICICI Bank India launches Twitter banking

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Banking Start-Ups Adopt New Tools for Lending

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The problem with Angular

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Google Domains launches to all in the U.S.

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It's Bonus time in the City.

It was high stress at some of the biggest banks on Wall Street this week as staff were told how big their fabled “number” would be this...

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Neo Technology bags $20M as graph databases get hot

Graph database technology is allowing enterprises to surface connections within previously disparate sets of data. Industries from...

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Scammers target brokerage accounts

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Bring your own mobile device compels CIOs to embrace the cloud

The combination of three major trends: mobile, 'bring your own device' and cloud delivered applications, is changing how enterprises...

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Why the Silk Road Trial Matters

The trail of Ross Ulbricht the alleged founder of the bitcoin fueled, dark web marketplace Silk Road starts today. He was nabbed 15...

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Capital One Acquires PFM Provider Level Money

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Openfolio co-founder on Fox Business News

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Reonomy raises $13 million in its Series B

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Box seeking up to $163 million in U.S. IPO following delay

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After decades of consolidation, Wall Street is fragmenting

The last generation of Wall Street was dominated by 800-lb gorillas like Goldman, Citi and Morgan Stanley, the next looks to be the age...

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Personal Capital Tops $1 Billion in Assets

Personal Capital, the digital wealth manager, has crossed another milestone: one billion dollars in assets under management. This...

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UK Payday loan caps come into force

More than 1 million UK borrowers benefited from the Jan 1 regulations introduced by the FCA. Payday loans will now be capped at 0.8% a...

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New bank could save the pot industry

Welcome news for the all cash, legal marijuana industry here in the US. Here's what it will mean for those business owners.

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