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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

Klarna Plans to Stretch Its Credit Terms

Klarna Plans to Stretch Its Credit Terms

by December 7, 2015 at 11:11 am 0 comments

As Klarna, the Stockholm-based payments unicorn, is beefing up its credit risk management unit in New York, the company is also stretching out its credit terms. Klarna offers credit for online purchases to all consumers, not just those who choose the credit option, like Bill Me Later, now known as PayPalRead More

Want to Build a ‘Buy Button’? Better Write a Check to Amazon

Want to Build a ‘Buy Button’? Better Write a Check to Amazon

by July 28, 2015 at 12:56 pm 3 comments

Stripe just got a heap of cash to work on Buy Buttons with Visa. (And the payment upstart is now worth $5 billion.) Some of that money will make its way to Amazon. Money has a way of drifting over to Amazon, whether through purchases at its store, or web services,Read More

Jet.com Launches and Explains Its Low Prices [Video]

by July 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

Jet.com, the well-funded challenger to Amazon.com, officially launched today. Comedian Kumail Nanjiani from HBO’s “Silicon Valley” hosts the introductory video, which takes on the prodigious task of explaining Jet’s pricing algorithm, as well as other “technomologial” stuff, as Nanjiani puts it. Jet offers additional discounts if users waive their rightRead More