Julia Neuman
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Julia Neuman

Julia has worked as a journalist, content manager, and researcher in a variety of settings, ranging from US media companies to Berlin startups. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is passionate about exploring entrepreneurship in different regions of the world.

FinTech

Since its rise in 2008, Financial Technology, or FinTech, has been disrupting the banking industry, reshaping businesses, and transforming the way consumers manage and use money. Innovators and entrepreneurs are storming what was once considered an inefficient, inflexible arena, and plenty of investors are following close at their heels. Investment

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FinTechInternet of Things

The earliest adopters of the Apple Watch are now in possession of the much-hyped wearable, but behind the scenes, companies are still scrambling to be a part of the action. The Apple Watch is expected to do well in sales this year, and it’s sparked an arms race among brands

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FinTech

Amidst continuing bank crises and stock market woes, the number of new businesses registered in the UK reached 581,173 in 2014 – a record high. It’s a telling statistic not only for the UK, but for other parts of the world in which advanced technology, startup accelerators, and new funding

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FinTech

What is Earthport’s mission statement? Earthport’s mission is to provide our clients with a simple, cost effective, single source for sending cross-border payments.  Our mission is to reinvent what is currently a complex and costly proposition to one that is transparent, simple, fast and reliable.   This enables our clients –

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FinTechStartups

At the end of the key FinTech talk at Heureka 2015, FinLeap Venture Partner Nasir Zubairi had just one question for the audience: Who can build better FinTech solutions – startups, banks, or a collaboration between the two? Most hands went up in favor of startups or collaboration – and,

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FinTech

This article is the first installment of the FinTech Explained series, which provides brief overviews of FinTech sectors including payments, transfers, lending, banking, wealth management, and currency, with the goal of educating about disruptions in financial services. After a huge year in 2014, the payments sector of FinTech is booming.

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News

Swiss social trading company ayondo announced this week that it has received an additional 6 million CHF (~$6.4 million) from Singaporean private equity group Luminor Capital. The investment will go toward ayondo’s international expansion into Asia. ayondo had a successful year in 2014, raising 9 million CHF (~$9.6 million) growth funding

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FinTech

“FinTech is a mission to change the finance sector from its current state as a monopoly, to a more democratic, transparent sector that really serves customers. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, least of all, the traditional finance sector!” CEO of Kantox, Philippe Gelis, expresses a kind of FinTech

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News

German FinTech incubator FinLeap has launched a joint venture in performance marketing alongside financeAds GmbH, the German leader in affiliate marketing in the financial sector. The new venture, financeAds International, connects financial service providers (advertisers) with relevant news portals and other traffic owners (publishers). It brings existing financeAds services to

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FinTech

Traditional, centralized banks may be miserable at keeping power in check and satisfying customers, but they do have a convenient side. Banks are one-stop shops for accounts, loans, transfers, investments, and other consumer products. While FinTech companies are finally giving each area of banking crucial attention and updated technology, they’re

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