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All OK in Area Near Brussels Airport That Has Become a Fintech Hub

All OK in Area Near Brussels Airport That Has Become a Fintech Hub

by March 22, 2016 at 9:48 am 1 comment

The fintech companies in the area around Brussels Airport, where two explosions killed at least 11 people today, that has become a fintech hub in recent months report no damage or terrorist activity. ING Belgium this year opened the FinTech Village, and its offices are located about 2.5 miles fromRead More

Why We’ve Launched a Fintech Accelerator

Why We’ve Launched a Fintech Accelerator

by January 20, 2016 at 9:05 am 3 comments

In 2009, as the financial services sector boiled, Bank Innovation was launched for one simple reason: it was (or would be at the time) an imperative that banking institutions innovate. Today, that imperative is as sure as rain. Digital banking is no longer a backwater at banks. “Chief Innovation Officer”Read More

Fintech Sandbox Scores a Crucial ‘Lead Sponsor’: Silicon Valley Bank

Fintech Sandbox Scores a Crucial ‘Lead Sponsor’: Silicon Valley Bank

by October 27, 2014 at 11:28 am 1 comment

Fintech Sandbox, a newly launched non-profit looking to cultivate financial services startups, has quietly scored a crucial sponsor: Silicon Valley Bank.

VIDEO: Payment Processor Paygel Wins First Dutch Hackathon

VIDEO: Payment Processor Paygel Wins First Dutch Hackathon

by July 8, 2014 at 11:25 am 1 comment

The payments startup Paygel has won the first Dutch FinTech hackathon, it was announced yesterday. The hackathon, hosted by the Dutch bank Rabobank as well as the startup accelerator UtrechtInc, invited 15 teams to “develop a technical solution for next generation financing” in just 48 hours. After what we presumeRead More

FinTech Accelerator SixThirty Adds Two Directors

by October 1, 2013 at 9:45 am 0 comments

SixThirty, the new FinTech accelerator based in St. Louis and launched by Square‘s co-founder, has added two directors to its team. Brian Matthews and James “Jay” DeLong have both joined the SixThirty team. Matthews co-founded Cultivation Capital, an early stage venture firm based in St. Louis that is focused on lifeRead More

VIDEO: SixThirty’s Founder on the New FinTech Accelerator’s Strategy via CNBC

by August 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm 1 comment

Jim McKelvey, Square’s co-founder, discusses his newest venture, SixThirty, an accelerator program that helps financial tech companies launch, with CNBC. SixThirty will make its investments in startups for equity. Unlike other accelerators, SixThirty says it “will negotiate for equity.” Most accelerators take anywhere from 5% to 10% of equity, and SixThirtyRead More

Check Out Dwolla’s Sweet New York Digs

Check Out Dwolla’s Sweet New York Digs

by June 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

Dwolla, the payments network provider from the Silicon Prairie, is opening an office in the Big Apple. And not just any office  — it’s the space pictured above, “32,000 sunny square feet” on posh Fifth Avenue, just a block from trendy Union Square. The space, in a landmark building designedRead More