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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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FinanceFinTechTechnology & IT

Almost a year ago, when I was reading about sharing economy and impact investing, I came across the term “collaborative capitalism”. I felt that the world was adjusting itself between capitalism at one end and communism at the other, and now blockchain technology has the potential to take it one step closer to

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FinanceFinTech

Millenials: Often perceived as entitled, high maintenance, and poor. Virtually no one wants to be termed a “Millenial,” because the words that follow are generally negative. However, once the facade is peeled away, there are a host of other traits that Millenials carry—good ones. They’re famous for giving back to

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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

Global investment in financial technology ventures has more than tripled during the last five years – from under $930 million in 2008 to more than $2.97 billion in 2013. Given the dramatic changes occurring in financial services, driven by new technology, regulations, consumer behaviour, and the need for cost reduction,

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Data Science

Only a month into the year, and already several of our expert’s predictions for 2015 in big data are coming into fruition. 2015 is certainly looking like the year of AI & automation, with all three of this week’s most-shared news pieces below focusing around prediction and AI. 2015 may,

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News

Coinbase, the San Francisco, US based provider of bitcoin wallet and exchange service, has secured the largest investment in a Bitcoin startup ever through a $75 million Series C financing round closed earlier this week. Led by DFJ Growth, with existing investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, and Ribbit

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Data ScienceNews

Press Release: The Kreditech Group, a leading consumer finance technology group, announced today the completion of a USD 200 million credit facility from Victory Park Capital, an asset management firm focused on middle market debt and equity investments based in the United States. The investment reflects investors’ confidence in its

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Data ScienceStartups

So you’ve got your Next Great Idea for a data science startup that’s going to change the world. There’s a diverse number of paths you could take- incubators, accelerators, hiring a cheap office space- but one option we hear less about is coworking. We recently spoke to William van den

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