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LendingClub should buy a Super Bowl ad

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Using big data to predict the Super Bowl

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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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Young, broke and creditworthy

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Prosper Buys Healthcare Lender for $21M

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Why microservices matter

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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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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.

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

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Motif raises $40M from Renren for international expansion

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Bitcoin's plunge bites 'Miners'

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Uber opens up its data

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The problem with Angular

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It's Bonus time in the City.

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Why the Silk Road Trial Matters

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