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Verse secures $8.3m Series A

San Francisco and Barcelona based p2p payments startup Verse has raised $8.3m in Series A funding led by Greycroft. Verse is aiming to...

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Coins.ph closes $5m Series A

Phillipines based bitcoin startup Coins.ph has secured $5m in Series A funding led by Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund. Notably, the...

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Smart Data Is a Bigger Priority Than Big Data for FinTech Companies

Data that has valid, well defined, meaningful information is positioned to play a huge role in the future of the fintech industry. 

Four main components define the usefulness of aggregated data: data volume, which refers to the generation process; data velocity, which...…

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SoftBank and Saudi Arabia Partner to Form Giant Investment Fund

The fund, which is expected to be up to $100b, is an ambitious project by Softbank's founder to expand the company's effort worldwide.  

The company has had success in investing in companies rather than buying them outright. Its signature investment was its early backing of...…

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Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2016

Forbes reviews startups on the cusp of unicorn status, including fintechs GoFundMe, Yapstone, BitSight, and Collective Health.

Startups are the spark that lights the engine of the U.S. economy. The most successful of them, companies like Airbnb, Uber, and...…

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London fintech under pressure with a decline in venture capital funding following Brexit vote

London risks losing its crown as the world’s top “fintech” city as new numbers show funding to the sector dropping sharply post Brexit. 

“I would say there’s no need to panic right now,” said Mr Mead. “I’ve not heard any fintechs saying they don’t like London any more. ...…

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Fintech Investment Slides as Insurance Tech Gains

While investment into lending startups has receded in recent months, insuretech startups are gaining steam in their capital raising efforts.

About $945.6 million flowed into fintech in the third quarter of 2016, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, a 57% drop from the same...…

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Payfit secures $5.6m Series A

France based payroll technology company Payfit has raised $5.6m in Series A funding led by Otium Capital. Employees can log into Payfit...

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Factom raises $4.2m Series A

Austin based blockchain system Factom has raised $4.2m in Series A funding led by Tim Draper. Factom is a non-currency project that uses...

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai put fintech first

The FT profiles the efforts and initiatives the UAE is doing to support and develop its small but active fintech ecosystem.

In early September, international financial centre Abu Dhabi Global Market began a second consultation on plans for the sandbox, the...…

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Capital One acquires online price tracker Paribus

Paribus helps online shoppers get automatic refunds when prices drop on items they purchased.  The company was launched in 2015.

Launched in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015, Paribus’ idea was to automate the process of following up on past...…

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CCRIF to pay Haiti $20m for Matthew Damages

The payment is an early example of the potential for parametric insurance to help people receive aid faster after natural disasters.

CCRIF’s parametric insurance products are insurance contracts that make payments based on the intensity of an event (for example,...…

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Assessing Hurricane Matthew's Collateral Market Damage

Florida-based insurance companies are taking a beating, while reinsurers may be on the hook for large payments for the first time in years.

The potential severity of damages from Hurricane Matthew has been all over the map, as have forecasts for the storm itself (it's now...…

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