22 September 2014

Start ups

Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Fintech startups: A week in review

17 September 2014  |  893 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Y Combinator puts out an RFS (request for startups) Y Combinator, the big fish in the accelerator pond, has put out a request in the form of a blog post. They want to ignite the spark in entrepreneurs’ minds with a few suggestions. Requests include: A startup with the potential to create a million jobs, a startup that will solve America’s broken...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Crowdfunding to the moon: InvestUP

16 September 2014  |  1384 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“Back in the 1960s when they were landing on the moon, everyone came together, it wasn’t the U.S. landing on the moon, it was mankind” says James Tuckett, founder and MD of investUP (or just UP), the ‘world’s first crowdfunding supermarket’. It’s an aggregator, a central access point, a platform to give you control over the plethora of debt and eq...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Opening up the world of invoicing: InvoiceSharing

08 September 2014  |  3400 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"We have a global ambition...we're here to get something done and change the world" Very few would argue that electronic invoicing is the sexiest thing in fintech. It can't match the retail...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Fintech startups: A week in review

08 September 2014  |  1348 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The world’s startup hotspots An infographic produced by The Currency Cloud visualises the most popular startup markets around the world. 1st place goes to Silicon Valley, no surprise. 2nd place Tel A...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Helping through your handset: M-Changa

01 September 2014  |  2098 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“One of the biggest questions we asked ourselves was ‘What’s after M-Pesa?’ What’s the next step?” Says M-Changa CTO, David Mark. In our hour-long interview he goes on to (rhetorically) ask me, ‘Who’...

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Judd ClarkeAccessPay - London

Faster Payments - proof that time really is money!

26 August 2014  |  1738 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The Bacs 3-day payment processing cycle just isn’t fast enough for a lot of businesses these days, with many now relying on Faster Payments to meet their needs. When it was launched in 2008, Faster P...

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Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

What type of FinTech'er are you? Take the Quiz!

21 August 2014  |  1561 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

No one is talking about Tech these days without talking about FinTech, or financial technology to you. There are funds, accelerators, startups galore in this space. But where do you fit in? But what ...

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Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

Everything is FinTech awesome!

15 August 2014  |  3638 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

Ok - so, those of you who follow me on Twitter know that we supplied our nine year old son an Osper card - which is a pre-paid MasterCard for youngsters. He’s been busy frittering away a year's worth ...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Fintech startups: A week in review

12 August 2014  |  1761 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Under-the-radar startups Bank Innovation, a banking innovation blog, has uncovered some fintech startups we should be keeping our eye on - a B2B payments system, an investment management tool, a debt...

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Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

One group to unite them all...Or...?

07 August 2014  |  1991 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

OK - so yesterday saw the 'standing room only' launch of the new UK-wide industry group Innovate Finance. The industry body, heading by Level 39's own Claire Cockerton was kicked off by the UK's Chanc...

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