Post Tagged with: "Clinkle"

Why the Facebook of Banking Won’t Own a Charter

Why the Facebook of Banking Won’t Own a Charter

by December 24, 2014 at 11:42 am 3 comments

2014 was the biggest year in FinTech by far with billions being invested globally in what is to be expected in a global growth sector. But how much was invested globally in FinTech this year? It depends on how you classify FinTech. StrategyEye estimated that there was $2.8Bn raised in 2014 via venture capitalRead More

Lets hope the Patent Trolls are not the ones who find the IP pony in Clinkle.

by October 20, 2014 at 1:08 am 0 comments

People love to laugh at Clinkle. It raises issues of elitism and inequality and it creates “schadenfreude” among those who build business the hard way far away from the VC cash spigots.   The end result is almost certainly that some company will acquire-hire Clinkle and then:   Investors willRead More

Clinkle Searches for Ideas in Expensive Hackathon Promo Video

Clinkle Searches for Ideas in Expensive Hackathon Promo Video

by August 25, 2014 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

Clinkle, the $30 million startup that was supposed to revolutionize payments, has had a number of stumbles over the past year. Between launching a desperate commercial last September to offering users $10 if they used their card five times, Clinkle’s been struggling to attract and hold on to customers. ARead More

More Chaos at Clinkle

More Chaos at Clinkle

by March 14, 2014 at 9:59 am 1 comment

What’s that sound? Is it the joyful noise of Clinkle‘s soundwave-based payment system finally launching in the wild? No such luck. Instead, it’s more bad news from the infamously dysfunctional startup. Cinkle’s most recent hire, designer Josh Brewster of Twitter, has left the company after less than a week. He feltRead More

VIDEO: EyeBuy Makes Buying a Snap

by January 30, 2014 at 11:02 am 0 comments

Another innovative imaging app for financial services has come out of France. EyeBuy, based in Vannes in northwestern France, offers a service in which users can snap a picture of an item with their smartphone camera and be taken to an e-commerce site selling that app. A video of theRead More

Bank Innovation’s Top 10 Posts of 2013

Bank Innovation’s Top 10 Posts of 2013

by December 31, 2013 at 11:48 am 0 comments

Ah, 2013! Was it really, as some have said, a “lost year” for tech? Hardly. Throughout the year, we read stories that wowed us (“Google Enables the Sending of Money Using Gmail”), as well as those that made us shake our heads or throw up our hands (“Coin Puts AllRead More

European Innovators Throw Down the Gauntlet: Where’s the Innovation, Americans?

European Innovators Throw Down the Gauntlet: Where’s the Innovation, Americans?

by September 13, 2013 at 12:55 pm 2 comments

The financial innovation community in the US is a jaded bunch – NFC? Nobody f-ing cares. PFM? Yawn. Mobile wallet? I’ll just use my credit card. Entrepreneurs in the US keep chipping away at pain points and payments friction, but it can seem like an uphill battle. When European companiesRead More

Stealth Payments App Clinkle Gamifies the Waiting List

Stealth Payments App Clinkle Gamifies the Waiting List

by July 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

Clinkle, the yet-to-be released payments app that has been making a lot of noise in the tech space, aims to change the way users interact with the boring old waiting list. The more people a user invites to join the Clinkle app, the  higher on the waiting list that userRead More

Clinkle Will Reportedly Process Payments Using High-Frequency Sounds

Clinkle Will Reportedly Process Payments Using High-Frequency Sounds

by June 28, 2013 at 10:55 am 5 comments

The Silicon Valley startup Clinkle has gotten a tremendous amount of buzz recently, despite not having an app on the market or even really saying how it works. That might be because founder Lucas Duplan recently landed $25 million in funding. With that kind of funding, from the likes ofRead More