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CEO of Blockchain Startup Digital Asset Steps Down in Surprise Departure

Blythe Masters left JPMorgan Chase in 2014 to become CEO of Digital Asset Holdings. Now, three and a half years later she is stepping down.

It’s unclear, however, how much traction these projects have achieved. While blockchain technology has attracted enormous hype and...…

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Kindur Makes Sense of Modern Retirement for Baby Boomers in Post-Pension Era

New York based post-retirement financial advice platform has raised a $9m Series A from Point72, Anthemis, and Clocktower.

"Throughout our careers, most of us get a paycheck, which we use to organize our financial lives. In retirement it stops, and things get...…

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TransferGo Raises $17.6M For X-Border Payments

London based international money transer startup has raised a $17.6m Series B led by Vostok Emerging Finance and Hard Yake.  

TransferGo recently launched a free international money transfer service. The company claims it doesn’t charge a transaction fee or mark...…

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TicketGuardian Secures $8 Million in Series A Funding

Los Angeles based live event ticket insurance startup has raised an $8m Series A led by American Family Ventures and IA Capital Group.

"This new injection of capital will enable us to grow our company, our services and our customer base," said TicketGuardian CEO and...…

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2018’s tech trends and tribulations in 14 charts

Recode has captured 2018’s tech tribulations and trends in 14 charts.

This was not a good year for the blockchain — at least as far as the value of its currencies. Bitcoin — the marquee cryptocurrency —...…

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Announcing New Indices

Portfolio company Tradeblock has launched indices for EOS, Stellar, and Moneyo - to complement their existing suite of indices. ...

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Robinhood launches checking and savings with an almost unheard-of 3% interest rate

In addition to the 3% yield, Robinhood customers will have access to 75k ATMs and around-the-clock customer service.  

Meanwhile, these competing startups—many of which started with one standout product—have continued to expand in such a way that they’re...…

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ShopKeep Announces $65 Million Financing to Fund Company’s Expansion and Accelerate Growth

New York based mobile point of sale startup has raised $65m in equity and debt financing led by Tribeca Venture Partners.

With small businesses across the U.S. accelerating their adoption of modern cloud-based point-of-sale and payment processing solutions,...…

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Cryptopia In Crisis: Joe Lubin’s Ethereum Experiment Is A Mess. How Long Will He Prop It Up?

If Lubin is still a billionaire, he may be able to sustain ConsenSys for several years—even at its $100 million-plus annual burn rate.

When worried staffers have questioned Lubin about ConsenSys’ sustainability, Lubin has always had a pat reply: “Joe would say, ‘This is...…

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Four Days Trapped at Sea With Crypto’s Nouveau Riche

Funny long form read of a four-day Mediterranean cruise with hundreds of crypto-crazed investors and evangelists

The only genuinely happy person I meet on this trip is Femi, a forklift driver from Birmingham who wears a Dogecoin T-shirt and proudly...…

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MAPPING THE AI TOOLCHAIN

Blumberg Capital provides a thorough overview on the companies leading the charge for developing infrastructure that will democratize AI....

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Regulatory Year in Review

Peter Kennedy, ERISA Advisor for portfolio company Vestwell, reviews the key regulatory changes in 2018 that impacted the retirement...

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