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