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FinTech Ecosystem Update (April 2015)

It has been a year since we initiated coverage on the Financial Technology space. The scan was launched with 248 companies across 10 categories. Today, we are tracking 1,072 companies across 17 categories…and growing. 318 more words

Financial Technology

“Apple Pay Accepted Here” alerts needed to drive adoption

Little League baseball season recently started which meant a trip to Sports Authority to purchase the relevant equipment. Fortunately, most of the items for t-ball are in the under $20 each category which makes the financial commitment more bearable. 770 more words

Financial Technology

Barclays to allow mobile payments based on Twitter handles

The British bank Barclays has announced a new twist on its Pingit mobile payments app – users will be able to transfer money to one another using their Twitter handles. 223 more words

[press release] streetshares debuts auto-invest feature for retail investors at finovateeurope 2015

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2015—StreetShares announced today at FinovateEurope 2015 the debut of the StreetShares Auto-invest feature which will enable retail investors to easily program their small business loan investments to make automatic bids according to their loan requirements and risk preferences. 355 more words

Small Business

Protect company data by securing the personal cloud – a cautionary tale

I was part of the leadership team at a small technology company based in Europe and North America. As with many multi-national companies, there was friction around the strategic direction of the company and what verticals provided the greatest revenue opportunities. 801 more words

Financial Technology

London-based online currency transfer outfit TransferWise has raised a $58 million Series C round that was led by Andreessen Horowitz. This follows a $25 million Series B round… 87 more words