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Awesome new start-ups are popping up every day and it’s easy to overlook even the coolest, most cutting edge developers—especially when they’re not based in Silicon Valley. Amazing, unexpected projects are popping up all over Europe, and that’s why we’re going to look at some of those newer, local start-ups

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FinTechStartups

With McKinsey projecting fintechs to take as much as 60% of banks’ retail profits in the future, it’s not surprising that the financial industry is scrambling to retain customers every way it can. However, traditional financial institutions still expect consumers to come to them: fintech’s great strength is to adapt

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FinTechStartups

Startups seem to jump from lofty ideas to global megastars overnight. In order to keep you from being left in the dust, we’ve compiled a list of the most funded new FinTech startups. Focusing on companies formed in 2014 and 2015, we can take an inside look into what will

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FinTechStartups

Every five minutes a new FinTech start­up materializes, connecting us to better mortgages, showing us how to invest, or explaining what to do with our Bitcoins. It begs the question: what makes a FinTech Start­up memorable, and garner widespread success? Usefulness. If FinTech is going to replace traditional financial services,

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FinTechStartups

Accelerators and Incubators are becoming strangely mainstream in tech, and FinTech especially. Hooking up small names with funding and opportunity, accelerators seem like a great win/­win/­win situation for backers, creators, and consumers. Of course, like everything in business, there is always a dark side. When tech startups get in bed

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Data Science 101FinTechStartups

Nothing is better than seeing a lowly start­up succeed. They push the envelop, think outside of the box, and inspire. The game, however, can be tough to play. For innovators and techies who don’t necessarily have experience or funding, breaking through can seem impossible. This is why accelerators and incubators

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NewsStartups

New research from PlaceILive.com, the Yelp for Neighborhoods, has visualized where in London most businesses make it through their crucial first two years. Using open data, which they use to calculate their signature Life Quality Index, they ranked London’s boroughs according to the 2-year business survival rates. Two year business

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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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“We are looking for the best marketing solutions to help consumers achieve their goals using our products and services. If you’re a startup, participate in the challenge.”  – reads the finance giant’s webpage dedicated to the challenge. Ahead of the SXSW conference, Visa plans to launch the initiative with the purpose

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According to Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, almost three-quarters of US venture-backed firms fail to return on investor’s capital. This week’s disheartening announcement from Fab proved that even the most promising cash cow is not a safe bet. Luckily, researchers at MIT may have come up

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