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Artivest hires Tom Gatto

Fintech Collective portfolio company, Artivest, announced the new hire of 28-year financial services veteran - Tom Gatto, as head of...

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TradeBlock Launches Ethereum Blockchain Explorer

TradeBlock now allows you to monitor live activity on the Ethereum network through an elegant Ethereum Block Chain explorer, giving...

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Hot Tech Start-Ups May Face a Long and Bumpy Fall

In October 2008 Sequoia invited their founders to a frank meeting outlining the new global reality and counseled them to “batten down the...

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The Upside of a Downturn in Silicon Valley

When winter comes to Silicon Valley, we’ll see cheaper office space and maybe even more affordable engineers! We'll also be able to see...

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A new computer glitch rocking the mutual fund industry

BNY Mellon caused a stir among big money managers when its' accounting software provided by SunGard crashed. This forced fund sponsors...

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GuiaBolso Raises $7 Million to Extend Its Leadership in Brazil’s Personal Finance Market

The Brazilian personal financial management startup, GuiaBolso, has raised a $7m Series B. The company is helping Brazilians control...

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Stanford, NYU and Duke now offering courses on bitcoin

Bitcoin continues to be legitimized, the latest example coming from academia, where top ranked schools develop curriculm on...

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Consumer Reports names Betterment in top five for customer service with USAA, Schwab, Vanguard and T

You wouldn't expect that Consumer Reports would recognize a robo advisor for its customer service, but Betterment has succeeded in...

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Economic Forecasting Is Getting More Up-to-the Minute

Economic data is produced on a delay, “Right now, we rely very heavily on this peculiar process where we forecast an estimate of the...

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Big banks are betting on online lender Avant

Avant, the online lender, has raised $139m in debt led by Jefferies and another $200m in debt co-led by J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse.

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Y Combinator Summer 2015 Day 1 and 2 Companies

Over 100 companies presented over two days at this years Y Combinator Demo day. The number of fintech companies continued to grow. For a...

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As Market Mayhem Grips Investors, Fewer Americans Have A Stake In What Happens On Wall Street

Less people are invested in the stock market today than at any time in nearly the last two decades. The impact of the market might hurt...

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Salesforce to launch new advisor-centric platform

Salesforce has decided that it too wants a cut from the wealth management space, launching a cloud based solution intended to help...

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BlackRock acquires Robo FutureAdvisor

Very good development for FinTech Collective portfolio companies:

  • NextCapital (robo for 401k, B2B2C, open asset allocation architecture)

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Fintech: an existential threat to Community Banks

It's not all dark skies for community banks. Emerging fintech services will enable community banks to reduce their cost base, market in...

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C2FO receives a $40m bump

Kansas based working capital marketplace, C2FO, recently closed $40m of Series D financing led by Temasek Holdings from Singapore. The...

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Tesorio wants to help vendors get paid faster

Y Combinator startup, Tesorio, incentivizes companies to immediately pay their vendor, freelancer and supplier. The seamless payment...

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Mobile payments app PaidEasy raises $2 million in new funding round

PaidEasy is a new mobile payment app that is aiming to eliminate friction in spending. This app raised 2 million dollars in funding in a...

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Bitcoin exchange bitFlyer raises $4m in new funding

Japan based bitFlyer is slowly proving that even after the collapse Mt. Gox, the Japanese exchange, and the recent incarceration of...

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China lets yuan fall further, fuels fears of 'currency war'

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has been showing signs that it is not a promoter of the Yuan depreciation, apparently asking Chinese...

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Download Slide's new app

Click here to download Slide's new app

Slide makes it easy to use the money that's stored on your gift cards.

FinTech Collective and Slide

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Goldman Sachs to Give Out ‘Secret Sauce’ on Trading

Goldman is shifting its view on sharing its software. The company will start providing a new open source platform allowing clients to...

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Analytics to redefine Asia's FSI customer engagement model

Asia Pacific (APAC) region is showing strong demand for analytics tools to help banks manage operational decisions. As internal...

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Meet the New King of Subprime Lending

Wesley Edens, Co-Founder of Fortress, has turned a $124 million into $3.5 billion through his majority investment in Springleaf Holdings,...

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Envestnet Buys Yodlee, Less Than a Year After its IPO

Yodlee agreed to sell itself to Envestnet, a provider of financial services for financial advisors, for approximately $660...

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Prodigy raises £100m for MBA students

Great news for international students from Africa and Asia looking for a way to pay for business school, Prodigy Finance has raised £100...

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Apple, Google and the State of the Enterprise Beacon Market

iBeacons seem to be finally set to make an enterprise appearance. With a lot left up to the developer be sure to constantly asking...

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Ezetap bags $23M to help mom-and-pop stores accept cards

The Indian mobile payment startup has secured $23 million in series C funding from Horizons Ventures, Capricorn Investment Group, and...

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Portland's CashStar Raises $15m To Tackle E-Gifting

In 2014, consumers spent a whopping $6 billion on electronic gift cards, while total gift card sales were roughly $124 billion. CashStar...

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Wealthfront CEO's actions causes Twitter battle of opinions

The tech world couldn't help but react to Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash's accusations of competing robo-advisor Betterment's treatment...

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Betterment tells its side of the story

Wealthfront recently lowered its account minimum to $500 as its CEO, Adam Nash, attacked Betterment. Jonathan Stein, the CEO of...

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WealthManagements' Ten to Watch 2016: Lowell Putnam

Lowell Putnam, the CEO of FinTech Collective portfolio company Quovo, was once again recognized for his achievements in wealth...

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China Will Embed Police Teams In Its Largest Tech Firms

With already some of the harshest Internet restrictions in the world, China has recently announced that police will be placed in-house at...

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Nest Wealth Raises $1.5 Million from Metroland Media

Toronto robo-advisor Nest Wealth has found both a strategic partner and capital provider in Metroland Media. Metroland Media has agreed...

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The Mt.Gox Arrest Is The End Of The First Age Of Bitcoin

The former head of bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox, Mark Karpeles, lost about $387 million while Mt.Gox was in business. Now he's in a Japanese...

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Lending Club is still growing

Lending Club’s results this week showed a 90 per cent increase in Q2 loan origination to $1.9bn. However regulators are starting to ask...

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China Authorities Restrict Short Selling

Similar to the restrictions US regulators instituted during the 2008 financial crisis, China has placed restrictions on short selling....

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Can The Insurance Industry Survive Driverless Cars?

The driver-less car that may have once been a fantasy is now becoming a reality. Insurance companies are feeling the pressure as experts...

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China's Airbnb Valued at More than $1bn

Tujia, China's Airbnb, has raised $300 million at a valuation of more than $1 billion led by All-Stars Investments. With currently 300K...

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Microsoft’s Offshore Cash Pile Surges Past $100 Billion

Is the US government making a big mistake turning a blind eye to money that could be used to build roads and other infrastructure? Two...

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