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Whatever Happened To… 11 Startups Graduating from Barclays Techstars 2 Years Ago

Whatever Happened To… 11 Startups Graduating from Barclays Techstars 2 Years Ago

by October 12, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Image source 2 years ago I attended the Barclays Techstars graduation day pitch in London. My report from then is here. I was excited and impressed, but knew the stats about startup survival rates. So I thought it would be interesting to do a Whatever happened to… followup post twoRead More

The Spring 2016 Fintech Boat for Refugees

The Spring 2016 Fintech Boat for Refugees

by April 1, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

We aim to shed light on technology that is being developed for refugees. We opened up the discussion with the vision of a Refugee bank in Blockchain Digital ID and the vision of a Refugee Bank. The seed has been planted from the Canadian Digital Finance of institute. We mentionedRead More

Fintech Accelerators Are Not Destined to Die

Fintech Accelerators Are Not Destined to Die

by February 4, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Long live the fintech accelerator. With all due respect to American Banker‘s BankThink portal and Forrester Research, the future could not be brighter for fintech accelerators, and I write that not just because Bank Innovation has launched an, er, fintech accelerator with Fiserv, U.S. Bank, and Cross River Bank. Last week,Read 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

Why London is the capital of InsurTech

Why London is the capital of InsurTech

by December 10, 2015 at 1:08 am 0 comments

Over a four-day period last week, 25 InsurTech startups made their pitches at two separate events in London’s insurance heartland. From new distribution models to engage with customers and smarter ways to underwrite risk. This week I summarize the ingenuity, creativity and innovation that is fuelling London as the globalRead More

Singapore takes top slot in latest Fintech Capitals rankings

by October 7, 2015 at 12:10 am 0 comments

A week from today, on Wednesday next week, I will be moderating a session at SIBOS in Singapore entitled Why Banks need Fintech Hubs, where representatives of 8 Fintech Hubs will be presenting: New York, USA. Maria Gotsch,President and CEO, Partnership Fund for New York Sydney, Australia. Alex Scandurra,CEO, StoneRead More

The Accelerator Boom: Bubble, or New Form of Post-Corporate Work?

by August 31, 2015 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

The case for Accelerators being a sign that we are in a tech bubble: This is what happened in the last tech cycle in the late 1990s when we called them Incubators. When supply (of new startups) increases so fast, it must meet a demand wall and end in tears.Read More

4 of Latest Y Combinator Startups Serve the Underbanked: GetSaida, Xendit, TabMoney, Xfers

by August 26, 2015 at 1:09 am 0 comments

It is worth looking at Y Combinator batches because it is such a Darwinian process that it reveals underlying trends. Last week I looked the most recent Y Combinator batch and found that 26% were Fintech, more than 2x any other batch. Apart from more confirmation that Fintech is aRead More

26% of Y Combinator batch is Fintech, 2x other good Fintech vintages

by August 19, 2015 at 3:35 am 4 comments

13 Fintech companies out of a batch of 50 (26%) is more than 2x any other year (2005 with 13% is not statistically significant because only 8 companies in the batch). You can read about all 50 in Techcrunch’s excellent coverage. Finovate has the Fintech data on past years. HereRead More

Fintech Ventures seeking Funding should hop on a plane to London to meet Fintech Circle

by August 7, 2015 at 12:40 am 0 comments

By Bernard Lunn I first met Susanne Chishti in October last year when both Daily Fintech and Fintech Circle were little more than “gleams in the eye”. Now both are getting some traction in an exciting market. If you don’t have a vibrant investor ecosystem locally, you may want toRead More