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In 2016, global market uncertainty seemed to make investors somewhat more cautious, thanks to the results of the votes in the UK and the USA. However, fintech’s stellar run did not come to a halt. According to the February report by KPMG, venture capital investment in the space rose 7%,

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Financial markets offer countless ways of making (or losing) money. A key distinction among them is the investment horizon, which can range from fractions of a second to years. Walnut Algorithms and Global Systematic Investors are new investment management firms representing the high-frequency and low-frequency sides, respectively. I sat down

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Financial markets offer countless ways of making (or losing) money. A key distinction among them is the investment horizon, which can range from fractions of a second to years. Walnut Algorithms and Global Systematic Investors are new investment management firms representing the high-frequency and low-frequency sides, respectively. I sat down

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Consumer finance technology company, Kreditech, has raised EUR 82.5 million in Series C financing to fuel the company’s growth. The round was led by J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, a leading private investment firm dedicated to investing in the financial services industry globally. Peter Thiel and Amadeus Capital Partners (Amadeus)

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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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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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Sisense, the business analytics software company that offers business intelligence products has revealed in a new study, an increase in “confidence” in the UK tech sector through 2014. Analyses of a decade worth of startup data on 12,000 UK companies against data on approximately 300,000 companies in the CrunchBase database

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Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus have committed $75 Million to the growth of predictive analytics industry leader Blue Yonder. The investment adds Warburg Pincus to the existing group of investors which includes OTTO Group and the founders. Blue Yonder has strong foundation in the European retail market, with customers including

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Business intelligence and database analytics startup, RJMetrics has secured $16.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by August Capital, with participation from existing investors Trinity Ventures and SoftTech. Eric Carlborg from August Capital will join the ranks of RJMetrics board of directors. RJMetrics co-founder and CEO Robert

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Context Relevant, a predictive analytics startup, announced yesterday that it has raised $21 million in Series B funding. Formation 8 led the Series B investment, with participation from a large unnamed bank, an unnamed insurance agency, Bloomberg Beta, Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital. Although there are a number of

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