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New solutions for familiar retirement challenges

Think Advisor chronicles different fintech companies breaking into the retirement space, including portfolio company Vestwell. CEO Aaron...

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Your credit score could make or break your love life

In this article Bloomberg highlights the seemingly apparent correlation between year end credit scores and likelihood of finding a...

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Coya raises $10m Seed round

Berlin based digital insurer Coya has raised $10m in Series Seed funding led by Valar Ventures. Coya aims to become Europe’s leading...

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Suretly raises $2.9m ICO

New York based online loan guarantee platform Suretly has raised $2.9m through its Initial Coin Offering. Suretly is the first...

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Blend raises $100m Series D

San Francisco based consumer lending technology company Blend has raised $100m in Series D funding led by Greylock Partners. Blend builds...

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"Beyond fintech: a pragmatic assessment of disruptive potential in financial services"

After three years of research, the World Economic Report has released this report in collaboration with Deloitte.  

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Average life span of companies now under 20 years

Credit Suisse says technology has taken the average life span of a S&P 500 company to under 20 years today, down from 60 years in the 1950s.

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Walmart closes in on pilot deal to offer Affirm loans

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Bodhi raises $10m ICO

San Francisco based decentralized prediction market platform focusing on Chinese market Bodhi has raised $10m in token presale ahead of...

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Baozhunniu secures $14m Series B

Beijing based online insurance platform Baozhunniu has raised $14m in Series B financing led by Marathon Venture Partners. Baozhunniu is...

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AutoFi raises $10m Series A

San Francisco online vehicle financier AutoFi has raised $10m in Series A funding from investors Crosslink Capital, Ford Motor Credit...

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Pundi Pundi secures $4m Series A

Hong Kong based mobile payments company Pundi Pundi has raised $4m in Series A financing from undisclosed investors. Pundi Pundi offers a...

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Money Dashboard raises £1m

Edinburgh based personal finance software developer Money Dashboard has raised £1m in equity crowdfunding with 6 days of the crowdfunding...

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SingX raises $4.5m Series B

Singapore based money transfer firm SingX has raised $4.5m in Series B funding from investors including senior bankers and high net worth...

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Ellevest raises $32.46m funding

New York based digital investment platform for women Ellevest has raised $32.46m in new venture funding from undisclosed investors. The...

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Ezetap raises $16m Series D

India based enterprise payments solutions provider Ezetap has raised $16m in Series D funding led by JS Capital Management. Ezetap makes...

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Gabi raises $2.6m Seed round

San Francisco based insurance marketplace and advisor Gabi has raised $2.6m in Series Seed funding from investors including SV Angel,...

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How Far Does $1 Million Go in Retirement?

A new US report measures how long $1M would last for retirees 65 and older state-by-state and it isn't great news. The main upshot is if...

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ShoCard raises $4m Series A

Palo Alto based blockchain-based identity management system ShoCard has announced $4m in Series A funding led by Merado Venture Partners...

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Fintech startups target Brazilian banks’ fat margins

Online credit card company Nubank, personal finance management app GuiaBolso, online insurance broker Bidu and Orama, an online broker...

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Isis finds escape route for the spoils of war

The FT's "Big Read" this week covers the fascinating (analogue) international money transfer game Isis is engaged in.

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Hacking Coinbase: The Great Bitcoin Bank Robbery

Fortune's great article - "Everett’s cell service abruptly shut off, and as he rushed to his computer, he saw himself being robbed in...

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MUUME secures €5.3m Series B

Switzerland based mobile payments company MUUME has raised €5.3m in Series B funding from undisclosed Swiss investors. MUUME is a...

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Hive Project raises $8.95m ICO

UK based cryptocurrency invoice platform Hive Project has raised $8.95m through its initial coin offering. The company boasts itself as...

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Prodigy Finance raises $240m

UK based international student lender Prodigy finance has raised $240m in new funding, with $40m coming from a Series C round led by...

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Capital Float raises $45m Series C

India based online lending platform Capital Float has raised $45m in Series C financing led by Ribbit Capital. Capital Float is an online...

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Mybit raises $2.8m crowdfunding

Switzerland based Ethereum blockchain powered, renewable asset investment platform Mybit has secured $2.8m in funding through a 30 day...

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Japanese Firm Issues a Bitcoin Bond

A unit of Fisco, the Tokyo-based financial information provider, issued three-year debt worth 200 bitcoins in what likely is the first...

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Prepaid Load Growth Slows as Segments Mature

Mercator Advisory Group’s 14th Annual Prepaid Cards Market Forecasts has been published and it forecasts that growth in the US open-loop...

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The Era of ‘Founder-Friendly’ Startup Investing Is Over

After the disappointing stock performance of Blue Apron and Snap, two companies with share structures that deny voting rights to...

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China’s Bitmain dominates ASIC bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence

ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) are designed to perform a single function extremely efficiently and have been pushing...

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China’s two biggest bitcoin exchanges helped themselves to $150 million in idle client funds

China's two biggest bitcoin exchanges, Huobi and OKCoin, invested about $150m of idle client funds into risky high-yielding investments...

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Goldman expands algorithmic corporate bond trading

Goldman Sachs has expanded its algorithmic corporate bond trading program, more than trebling the number of securities it quotes since...

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Why fintech startups love advertising on the New York City subway

Consumer fintech startups such as Transferwise are finding in increasing ROI on their subway marketing spend relative to other channels. 

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Artivest partners with Altegris

Portfolio company Artivest has announced a partnership with Altegris, a leading provider of alternative investment strategies. The...

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Ox raises $24m ICO

San Francisco based decentralized exchange protocol Ox has raised $24m in an initial coin offering with participation from Polychain...

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breadwallet secures $7m funding

San Francisco based digital wallet breadwallet has raised $7m in new venture funding from investors including DAS Capital, East Ventures,...

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Modum.io raised $1.25m Initial Coin Offering

Switzerland based supply chain blockchain startup Modum.io has announced a pre-sale ICO of $1.25m which was oversold in a matter of...

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Options raises $100m funding

London based financial technology software provider Options has raised $100m in undisclosed funding led by Bregal Sagemount. Founded in...

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Farmers Insurance launches new drone program

With access to a fully-automated industrial drone system, Farmers will be able to quickly and safely gather rooftop imagery and data,...

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Finance apps have a millennial mobile moment

Forbes believes last week's announcement of a partnership between Clarity Money and Acorns is just the beginning of fintech companies...

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NAFTA talks must include discussion on fintech: Mexican negotiator

As the U.S., Canada, and Mexico look to renegotiate NAFTA, standardizing regulatory standards for fintech has become an item on the agenda.

Vanessa Rubio, an undersecretary at Mexico's finance ministry who is taking part in the NAFTA negotiations that began in Washington on...…

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Workday acquires the team behind Pattern, a young startup founded by ex-Googlers

Workday, the $20b enterprise financial management and HR software company, has acqui-hired Pattern for an undisclosed amount.

The team behind Pattern, a two-year-old, Redwood City, Calif.- based startup, has been quietly acquired by Workday, the financial...…

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Cheddar raises $1.25m Seed Funding

Indiana based software billing API Cheddar has raised $1.25m in Series Seed funding led by M25 group. Cheddar is one of the first...

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QUANTIFIED VENTURES AND NEIGHBORLY LAUNCH GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESILIENCE CHALLENGE

Quantified Ventures, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Neighborly have launched an Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) Challenge in Burlington...

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Joseph Ratterman Joins Axoni’s Board of Directors

Portfolio company Axoni has announced Joseph Ratterman as a new independent member of the company’s board of directors. Joseph was a...

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That Drone Hovering Over Your Home? It’s the Insurance Inspector

The WSJ reviews how drones and AI are making the insurance claims process faster and more convenient for customers. 

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Mobile money is only just starting to transform some of Africa’s markets

Quartz explores how the electronification of payments in Africa is helping to spur commerce of all kinds across the continent.

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The Smaller the Small Business, the Bigger the Insurance Discontent

A recent survey from J.D. Power shows the continued pain points SMB's have with their incumbent insurance providers. Embroker to the rescue!

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Vanguard Puts Rivals on Notice: Fee Wars Will Only Heat Up

Tim Buckley, Vanguard’s new president and incoming CEO has , said the company will keep lowering fund expenses as it grows. "If other...

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PayPal to expand lending offering with acquisition

Paypal has acquired online lender Swift Financial, which had raised a $30m Series D in 2016, in order to offer loans to the larger...

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Lending Club has become reliant on traditional institutions

Fintech visionaries once dreamt of individuals lending money to each other. Lending Club just reported results that show how far the...

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European regulators have written the salesman’s obituary

What threatens to kill off the salesman for good, is a change in European regulation due to arrive in little more than 150 days’ time:...

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Socure Grabs $13.9M In Funding, Eyes Market Growth

New York based digital identity verification startup Socure has raised a $13.9m Series B led by Commerce Ventures with participation from...

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Guideline raises $15 million led by Felicis to make 401(k)s more widely available

Burlingame, CA based retirement investing startup Guideline has raised a $15m Series A led by Felicis Ventures.

Founded in 2015, Guideline wants to make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to offer 401(k) retirement accounts. It does...…

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Peter Thiel’s fund just invested in this NYC rental insurance startup

New York based rental insurance startup Jetty has raised $11.5m in Series A funding led by Valar Ventures.

Valar partner Andrew McCormack said in a statement that the firm has a chance to improve “an industry notorious for commodity products...…

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The Legal Aspects of Smart Contracts

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) discusses its efforts to turn ISDA agreements into smart contracts.  The key...

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Q2 2017 – VC Deal Volumes and Valuations Accelerate

According to a recent report penned by the law firm Cooley, median pre-money valuations increased across all deal stages in Q2.  The...

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IEX overcomes hurdle in listings venue push

IEX, the startup stock exchange made famous by Michael Lewis's Flash Boys, has won regulatory approval for a process to open and close a...

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The tide may be turning for Lending Club

LendingClub posted earnings on Monday, surpassing Wall Street expectations and exhibiting 35% year-over-year revenue growth and 10%...

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Change is coming to the insurance industry

CB Insights chronicles many potential changes that the insurance industry may come to face. In this report various industry CEOs are...

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Paypal partners with Skype

In its latest partnership effort Paypal has teamed up with Skype. The pairing will allow Skype users in 22 countries to send payments...

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Neyber raises £21m Series C

London based lending platform Neyber has raised £21m in Series C funding led by Wadhawan Global Capital. Neyber provides a financial...

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1st Stop Group raises £120m financing

UK based financial services group 1st Stop Group has raised £120m in debt financing from Citi Ventures. The 1st Stop Group Limited offers...

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Dianrong secures $220m Series D

Shanghai based p2p lending platform Dianrong has raised $220m in Series D funding led by GIC. After launching its platform in 2012,...

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Lending Loop raises $2m venture funding

Toronto bases p2p lending platform Lending Loop has raised $2m in venture funding led by MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund. Lending Loop...

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Personal Capital raises $40m Series E

California based digital wealth management platform Personal Capital has raised $40m in Series E funding led by IGM Financial. Personal...

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Juvo secures $40m Series B

San Francisco based financial inclusion startup Juvo has raised $40m in Series B funding led by Wing Venture Capital and New Enterprise...

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Kin Insurance raises $4m Series A

Chicago based insuretch company Kin Insurance has raised $4m in Series A funding with investors including Commerce Ventures, Omidyar...

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Flexiti Financial secures $6.25m financing

Toronto based point-of-sale financing and payments technology company Flexiti Financial has raised $6.25m in debt financing from...

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Flutterwave raises $10m Series A

San Francisco based payments company Flutterwave has raised $10m in Series A funding led by Greycroft Partners and Green Visor Capital....

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RentMoola raises $5m venture funding

Vancouver based rent payment processor RentMoola has raised $5m in venture funding led by TriView Capital. Solving the age-old problem...

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Bread secures $126m Series B

New York based online purchase financing solutions company Bread has raised $126m in Series B funding led by Menlo Ventures. The company...

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Lendingkart raises $10m financing

India based SME lender Lendingkart has raised $10m in debt financing from Kotak Mahindra Bank, Aditya Birla Financial Services, Tata...

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Kabbage raises $250m Series F

Atlanta based SME lender Kabbage has raised $250m in Series F funding led by SoftBank. Kabbage was an early mover in the concept of using...

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Online Lender Prosper Sees Valuation Plummet 70%

Prospet's new $50m financing round will value the company at $550 million, down from around $1.9 billion (2015). Prosper has also reduced...

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WTF is bitcoin cash and is it worth anything?

A few days in crypto land is an age, but this TechCrunch article from Tuesday does a good job of simply describing the creation of...

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Chicago open-outcry trading floor launch wins approval

Box Options Exchange, an all-electronic equity options market, has won regulatory approval to set up an open-outcry exchange in Chicago...

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Analyzing Amazon.com Retail Trends

The TXN consumer spending insights app looked for recent trends in Amazon shopping patterns. Key Observations they found: 1) Prime...

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ETFs Now Have $1 Trillion More Than Hedge Funds

The divergence in assets is just the latest evidence to show how individual and large investors are changing the way they put money to...

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Quovo Launches Self-Service API

The new self-service API from Quovo allows developers to easily access and manage API tokens directly through the Quovo site....

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