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Romal AlmazoCAPCO - London


31 July 2018  |  6710 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This paper is the second installment of a two-part series on Initial Coin Offerings. In this paper, I explore what a good ICO looks like and identify the red flags that you need to look out for when considering an investment. 2.1. THE WHITEPAPER AND BUSINESS PROBLEM A whitepaper is a central communication tool founders use to raise funds and attra...

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Michael PearsonClarus Investments - LONDON

Some Insights on Fintech Financing and Performance

26 July 2018  |  4918 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

My updated research on fintech financing and performance shows that valuation growth for most of the start-ups in the sector is still very strong (on paper) but that revenue growth and profitability continue to be a challenge, even for the companies which have been operating for more than 5 years. The analysis is based on a sample of 39 privately-...

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Freddie McMahon
Freddie McMahonDF2020 Ltd - London

Conversation-as-a-Service insights for changing everything

20 July 2018  |  6183 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Conversation-as-a-Service is the co-existence of chatbots and humans to deliver value through dialogue. A core consideration is the Conversational User Interface (CUI), which has three purposes: Or...

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Matthew Key
Matthew KeyBT - London

Learning from start-ups: the good and the not so good

17 July 2018  |  5570 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Innovation has become the new buzzword in the world of financial services. Today, the quest for innovation has become increasingly important as adopting a culture of innovation is often identified wit...

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Mark Jackson
Mark JacksonCollinson - London

How traditional players can close the gap on challenger banks

16 July 2018  |  6372 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Earlier this year, Starling Bank and Monzo became the top two banks in terms of customer satisfaction in the UK, knocking incumbent First Direct from the number one spot[1]. Interestingly, this news c...

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Paul Watmough
Paul WatmoughMDX Technology - London

There’s no I in team. And there’s no Messi or Ronaldo left in the World Cup either!

02 July 2018  |  5560 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

On 14th June 2018 the World Cup kicked off in Russia. What was tipped to be a battle between Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi has actually turned out to be arguably their bigg...

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Jared Ronski
Jared RonskiMerchACT - Toronto

Why Startups Need to Make Payments Experience a Priority

19 June 2018  |  9403 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In 2017, U.S. online retail experienced the largest year to year growth since 2011, and ecommerce represented 13 percent of total retail sales. Clearly, consumers like shopping online, and that trend...

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Ambrish Parmar
Ambrish ParmarIndependent Contributor - London / Uk

Banking Strategy and FinTech

19 June 2018  |  3909 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Time to read: 5 minutes The strategic quote … A strategic inflection point is that moment when some combination of technological innovation, market evolution, and customer perception requires the comp...

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Romal Almazo
Romal AlmazoCAPCO - London


06 June 2018  |  11008 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

WHY MANY ICOs ARE A WASTE OF TIME In Part I of this paper I discuss why you need to exercise caution when assessing whether to invest in an initial coin offering (ICO). In Part II, I will provide yo...

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Romal Almazo
Romal AlmazoCAPCO - London


16 May 2018  |  16429 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

INTRODUCTION Bitcoin is ten years old this year. Created by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency and the first commercial use of blockchain. Since its creation in 20...

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