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We’re Finally Using Our Phones More for Finance (and Less for Gaming)

We’re Finally Using Our Phones More for Finance (and Less for Gaming)

by January 13, 2017 at 9:37 am 1 comment

According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, overall mobile app usage grew 11% year-over-year, with the time spent on mobile business and finance apps growing 43%. Gaming apps, meanwhile, experienced a decline in usage—strange for the year that spawned the goliath Pokémon Go—with time-spent down by 4%. According to the data,Read More

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: Tiger Brokers, Rockets of Awesome, Monese, Ripio

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: Tiger Brokers, Rockets of Awesome, Monese, Ripio

by January 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

Another day, another dollar—only this is fintech, so it would be more accurate to say another day, another multi-million investment in blockchain, virtual currency, mobile banking, e-commerce, and/or all of the other technologies on the playground. So far, 2017 fintech funding hasn’t veered far from the areas of interest inRead More

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: Hopper, Memebox, Personal Capital, NoBroker

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: Hopper, Memebox, Personal Capital, NoBroker

by December 19, 2016 at 11:12 am 1 comment

With the holiday season in full swing it seems fintech investors are spreading the cheer. From fare-predicting apps to e-commerce to real estate, fintech had a good week. Below are our top fintech funding rounds of the week: Hopper Montréal-based airfare predicting app Hopper just raised $62.2 million in aRead More

Top 4 Fintech Raises: Treasure Data, Quantopian, Freespee, Active.ai

Top 4 Fintech Raises: Treasure Data, Quantopian, Freespee, Active.ai

by November 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

Quite a few fintech ventures received funding this week; though perhaps surprisingly blockchain is not an area featured on this list—perhaps with all of the recent blockchain proof-of-concepts that are running, investors and angels thought it was time to take a stronger look at artificial intelligence, big data, and otherRead More

Is Social Media Taking over E-Commerce? (Yes, And Facebook’s Already Winning)

Is Social Media Taking over E-Commerce? (Yes, And Facebook’s Already Winning)

by November 3, 2016 at 10:57 am 1 comment

If there’s one social platform out there that just might be able to steal e-commerce business away from Amazon, it’s Instagram–a visual, highly interactive and personalized platform that just added the ability for users to shop. This comes very soon after its parent company, Facebook, launched its own e-commerce marketplace, calledRead More

Top 5 Fintech: Silicon Valley Might Meets South Korean Finesse

Top 5 Fintech: Silicon Valley Might Meets South Korean Finesse

by April 18, 2016 at 11:19 am 0 comments

Last week we observed an upsurge in collaborations between startups and financial institutions, but this week is all startup glory. There are some old pros still doing us proud with 9-figure rounds, like Affirm, but a major Korean vital force is not far behind, in the form of e-commerce and seriously chillRead More

Security Trumps Convenience for Online Shoppers, Study Finds

Security Trumps Convenience for Online Shoppers, Study Finds

by April 7, 2016 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

Online retailers prize a smooth checkout and one-click checkouts, but it turns out customers care more about security than convenience when shopping online. (We’ll leave aside Domino’s Pizza’s “zero-click ordering for now.) Nearly half of e-commerce consumers — 48% — want more assurance that their transactions are secure, while only 20%Read More

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3 Startups to Watch — Quantiacs, Cleo and ZigZig

by March 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

This week, we have a group of startups united in their mutual conviction that 20-and-younger-somethings need not leave their financial situation to the vicissitudes of an indifferent fate. Starting from the macro and moving to the micro, today’s list takes us on a journey beginning with the plight of the genius-quant,Read More

Ant Financial Raises $3.1 Billion on $50 Billion+ Valuation

Ant Financial Raises $3.1 Billion on $50 Billion+ Valuation

by March 8, 2016 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

The name might indicate something small, but Ant Financial is anything but. The spinoff of Alibaba is valued at over $50 billion and plans to raise a heap more, according to the Wall Street Journal. As China’s highest-valued internet finance company, Ant Financial Services Group will raise 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion) on aRead More

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Top 5 Fintech Rounds: Forty Seven, Health Catalyst & Others

by February 29, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Last week’s top venture capital rounds differed from those of the week before, both geographically and topically. With all the five top fintech companies located in the U.S., we are reminded of how domestic markets are no stranger to innovation and adaptation to changing times. This time we had fourRead More