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The Hidden Cash in Your Assets

New lenders are giving people ways to get money from their homes, cars and even unused vacation days! An example is Point who enable...

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MobileGo raises $4.5m funding

USA based blockchain token MobileGo has raised $4.5m in new funding in only 4 hours of crowdfunding. MobileGo is a dual blockchain...

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Robinhood secures $110m Series C

Palo Alto based Stock Trading app Robinhood has raised $110m in Series C funding led by DST Global. Robinhood Financials is a stock...

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Pockit secures £2.9m Series B

London, UK based mobile banking platform Pockit has raised £2.9m in Series B funding from various individual investors. Pockit aims to be...

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Dave raises $3m Seed Round

Los Angeles based robo-advisor Dave has raised $3m in Seed funding from undisclosed investors. Dave is a US-only app that predicts...

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Nest Wealth secures $6m funding

Toronto based online wealth management platform Nest Wealth has raised $6m in new funding from the National Bank of Canada. Nest Wealth...

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Token secures $15.7m Seed funding

San Francisco based payments technology company Token has secured $15.7m in Series Seed funding led by Octopus. Token’s tech is used to...

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Vestwell is a Benzinga finalist

Portfolio company Vestwell's mission to make retirement plans simple and transparent for advisors has propelled its run to finalist for...

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Want To Be a VC? Just Flip a Bitcoin

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is the crypto world's latest attempt to re-create Wall Street in its own image. The theory goes that if a...

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IceKredit secures $16m Series A

Shanghai based credit-assessment service provider IceKredit has raised $16m in Series A funding led by China Creation Ventures. Founded...

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Factom raises $8m Series A

Texas based blockchain-as-a-service company Factom has raised $8m in Series A funding led by Draper Associates. Factom is a system for...

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Better raises $1.1m Seed round

San Francisco based health insurance startup Better has raised $1.1m in Series Seed funding led by initialized capital. Better helps...

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Freebird secures $5m funding

Cambridge, MA based travel insurance company Freebird has secured $5m in new funding from investors General Catalyst and Accomplice....

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Where tech dollars at advisory firms are being spent

Great visualization article by InvestmentNews regarding the amount, tools, and software categories chosen by advisors for tech spend.  

The amount, tools and software categories chosen by advisers were captured in the 2017 InvestmentNews Adviser Technology Study

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Facial recognition coming to Lloyds

Following up on our biometrics newsletter theme of a few weeks ago, customers of the British bank will soon be able to use fingerprint...

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Bank engine keeps on churning

This week saw a flurry of bank earnings including JPM, Wells, and Citi that beat consensus estimates, with fixed income trading as a...

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Xero secures $26.4m funding

Wellington, NZ cloud accounting platform Xero has secured $26.4m in Post-IPO equity from TCV. Xero is a suite of online accounting...

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Bima raises $16.8m Series D

Stockholm based insuretch company Bima has raised $16.8m in Series D funding led by Axiata Digital. BIMA is an insurance technology firm...

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Fund Twenty8 raises £4.5m

Cambridge, UK based Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund Fund Twenty8 has raised £4.5m in equity crowdfunding from 233 investors. Fund...

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Neyber secures £7.5m Series B

London based lending platform Neyber has secured £7.5m in Series B funding led by Deutsche Bank COO Henry Ritchotte. Neyber is a lending...

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The dark secret at the heart of AI

The MIT Technology Review goes on a fantastic journey through the bleeding edge of AI from Mount Sinai's Deep Patient to Google's Deep...

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Oikocredit raises $2.1m

Netherlands based microfinance credit provider Oikocredit has raised $2.1m in venture funding from undisclosed investors. Oikocredit is a...

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Trov secures $45m Series D

California based on demand insurance startup Trov has raised $45m in Series D funding led by Munich Re/HSB Ventures. Trov provides on...

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Firing on All Cylinders: The 2017 Big Data Landscape

Matt Turck from FirstMark reviews the Big Data and AI hype cycles, competitive landscape, and key trends to watch in 2017 and beyond.

First, venture capitalists continue to be happy to fund both new and existing companies. The first few months of 2017 saw a flurry of...…

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Elevate Credit pulls off lending IPO

Texas based consumer subprime online lender has officially IPO'd this week (after a failed attempt in 2016) at a valuation of $242.5m.  

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Crunchbase raises $18M, debuts Enterprise BI, plans ‘Marketplace’ for third party data

San Francisco based company discovery platform has raised $18m in Series B financing led by Mayfield.  

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Why Your Extra-Safe Car Costs More to Insure

There is a simple answer. High-tech collision-prevention systems on cars help prevent crashes but cost a lot to repair!

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Wecash raises $80m Series C

Beijing based online credit evaluation firm Wecash has raised $80m in Series C funding led by China Merchants Innovation Investment...

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Oval secures €1.2m Series A

London based personal finance app oval has raised €1.2m in Series A funding backed by Gruppo Intesa SanPaolo, b-ventures, DOCOMO Digital...

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Perfios raises $6.1m Series A

Bengaluru based personal finance solutions provider Perfios has raised $6.1m in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The...

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Iyzico closes $15m Series C

Istanbul based payments platform Iyzico has secured $15m in Series C financing led by Vostok Emerging Finance. Iyzico's platform allows...

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Ayopop raises $1m Seed round

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Wellthie secures $5m Series A

New York based insuretech company Wellthie has raised $5m in Series A funding led by IA Capital Group. Wellthie offers leading broker and...

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