22 January 2017

Start ups

Rupert BullFinceler8 - London

Why professionalising entrepreneurship and sales focus are key for startup success

20 January 2017  |  2002 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I read a fascinating blog this morning by Slava Akhmechet, a founder of RethinkDB on why they failed (see here: http://www.defstartup.org/2017/01/18/why-rethinkdb-failed.html). There are two critical insights for me in this blog. The first is that the team wanted to build an elegant product and believed that once they had done this the market would...

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Caspar PerikSeerene GmbH - Amsterdam

How software maps can drive software innovation and transformation

19 January 2017  |  2336 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Maps allow us to use both the visual and analytical sides of our brains simultaneously. Our brains are connected to instantly understand context and make use of what we see. Maps free up our minds to intuitively explore beyond any point we’ve gone before. Today most value creation is driven by software, and financial services companies across all s...

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Alex Kreger
Alex KregerUX Design Agency - Riga

To Survive in User-Centered Economy, Financial Services Have to Deliver a Perfect User Experience

22 December 2016  |  12894 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Some experts fear that the sharing economy will destroy a traditional capitalism with its global corporations, banks, and supply chain. For instance, Uber — a simple service to search private drivers

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Christopher Truce
Christopher TruceSaxo Bank A/S - Copenhagen

Sink or swim: new technologies are critical to the survival of wealth management firms

19 December 2016  |  12185 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Fintechs are disrupting many aspects of the financial services industry and wealth management is no exception. These new entrants can provide scale and greater customisation at a much lower cost than ...

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Melanie Wold
Melanie WoldSoftware AG - London

Uber and Airbnb are Not the Digital Economy

19 December 2016  |  12960 views  |  5 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

When is disruption a bad thing? According to the London black cab driver I had recently, it is when Uber comes to town. A rival taxi company using an app for hailing and a GPS for finding its way arou...

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Alex Kreger
Alex KregerUX Design Agency - Riga

Can FinTech Outcompete Banks by Betting on User Experience?

15 December 2016  |  21642 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Bill Gates said that banking will always be needed, but banks as we know could easily disappear. And FinTech is all about winning changes and everyday finance improvements. In 2015 venture capitalist...

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Rupert Bull
Rupert BullFinceler8 - London

Is technology still the edge for FinTechs?

13 December 2016  |  8410 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Now IT development costs are so low for start-ups I feel that technology is no longer the key edge for FinTechs. I read an interesting press release recently from an early stage vendor who was just an...

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Nicolas Pocard
Nicolas PocardOpportunity Network - Tel Aviv

Star Fintech: Partnerships, the Final Frontier

09 November 2016  |  13644 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The global financial crisis inflicted a lot of pain on most banks. Strong antagonism between Main Street and Wall Street coupled with market crash aftershocks left these traditional portals for money ...

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James Sinclair
James SinclairTrade Finance Global - London

What is the Blockchain and how is it affecting SME finance?

29 October 2016  |  19103 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Over the last 10 years or so, payment terms of companies have increased from an average of half a day to two and a half days, as a way of better managing cash flow and maintaining working capital in l...

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Brett King
Brett KingMoven - New York

The day I realized Fintech was becoming just the same as everything else

25 October 2016  |  20801 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I've been in Fintech since before we called it Fintech. Some would say that Fintech has been around for decades, as soon as Bank of America deployed ERMA (Electronic Recording Method of Accounting) in...

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