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Michael Pearson

Fintech Valuations Show that Investors Can Tolerate Weak Financial Performance, For Now

The valuation of fintech startups remains relatively high even though financial performance for most is very weak. Investors are currently supporting the higher valuations because of expectations of f...

10 Dec 2018
Katharine McNamara

Money Marketing: How banks and fintechs are using tech and communications to boost brand

Marketing a new business is difficult whatever the service or product you're trying to supply. Making your voice heard in noisy marketplaces and prying customers away from established brands is a firs...

16 Nov 2018
Marketing in Financial Services
Greg Nilson

How to get free cryptocurrency. Blockchain will distribute USD 125 million

E-wallet developer will distribute about 484 million Stellar tokens between its customers. Cryptocurrency wallet developer Blockchain and startup Stellar are going to carry out the largest distributio...

09 Nov 2018
Blockchain Observations
Retired Member

5 Fintech Startups to Watch in 2019

5 of the Hottest Fintech start-ups to Watch in 2019 Who are the fintech start-ups worth banking on in the year ahead? We are in the grip of a fintech revolution and 2019 is set to be a pivotal year, w...

06 Nov 2018
Fintech innovation and startups
Tony Craddock

Keep Pouring Tea for the Tillerman

I have heard that HM Treasury is considering removing tax benefits to those investing in start-up companies, EIS and SEIS. This must be avoided at all costs. The financial technology industry (Fintech...

25 Oct 2018
Daniel Scott

Explaining Bitcoin and Blockchain

Bitcoin and Blockchain - I’m sure most people have heard of both over the last few years, but many are still not quite sure what these are. A little reminiscent of the ‘Internet’, ‘The Cloud’ or even...

24 Oct 2018
Ivy Schmerken

A.I. on the Fast Track

When the stock market plunged 1300 points in two days on Oct. 10th and 11th, many analysts scrambled to reconcile the market turmoil with U.S. companies reporting strong corporate earnings. While U.S

22 Oct 2018
Fintech innovation and startups
Konstantin Rabin

How important is a domain name for financial companies?

When you think about financial companies, a domain may be one of the least important features for you. You may want to know more about the “spreads” and the “leverage” if it is a broker. But, like it ...

22 Oct 2018
Marketing in Financial Services
Retired Member

How to Ensure the Success of Your Startup by Improving Your Product-Market Fit

Many startups fail not because they are working on their product wrong, but simply because they fail to identify the current needs of the market, and bring out a product that nobody has even asked for...

20 Oct 2018
Sameer Singh Jaini

Lending Fintechs : Aadhaar KYC challenges, Privacy issues and Tight Liquidity : What next?

In last one year, massive amount of funding has been provided to Lending Fintechs in India across Retail and SME segments. I believe more than 100 new fintechs would have started in last 12 months in ...

14 Oct 2018
Freddie McMahon

A Paradigm Shift in the Making

Conversation-as-a-Service is a business model involving a blended approach of people and chatbots delivering dialogue for personalised interaction and orchestrating services in context to the granular...

11 Oct 2018
Retired Member

White Space for Fintech Startups

I have attended the singapore fintech festival 2017, a wonderfully managed, world largest fintech festival. We had a small stall in the festival to showcase our startup. The stall was in the fintech c...

04 Oct 2018