Post Tagged with: "Germany"

3 Startups to Watch: Cookies, Blendle, Neighborly

3 Startups to Watch: Cookies, Blendle, Neighborly

by August 17, 2016 at 11:58 am 0 comments

So many startups, so little time. This week, these three fintech startups stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons: one is the first P2P lending app for Germans (a notably cash-loving country); another is a journalism micropayments platform designed to put readers first; and the last isRead More

Kreditech and the Next Generation of Consumer Banking

Kreditech and the Next Generation of Consumer Banking

by June 9, 2016 at 11:55 pm 2 comments

Consumer Banking is fundamentally about lending and non-bank lending (whether called AltFi, Marketplace Lending or P2P Lending) is already a mature market. Consumer Banking has taken 73% of Fintech investment to date (vs only 10% each for Asset Management) and Insurance) and has had the first IPOs and the firstRead More

3 Startups to Watch: Leveraging Market Niches for Next Gen Investment

3 Startups to Watch: Leveraging Market Niches for Next Gen Investment

by April 6, 2016 at 10:58 am 2 comments

A few weeks ago we focused on invest tech, and brought up three startups working to help the market-savvy turn a small advantage into a major lead over other investors. This week’s startups to watch are investing in under-leveraged niches of the fintech world, from P2P networks to lower insurance premiums,Read More

Fidor Bank License-as-a-Service Model Changes the Full-Stack Bank Debate

Fidor Bank License-as-a-Service Model Changes the Full-Stack Bank Debate

by January 12, 2015 at 2:28 am 5 comments

This tweet by Marc Andreessen in February ignited a debate: @cdixon @JackGavigan @Kwdmiller @aweissman I am dying to fund a disruptive bank. Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) February 9, 2014 “Disruptive Bank” is a vague term and that maybe deliberate phrasing from Marc Andreesseen (he does not want to pre-empt the innovation out there that is working).Read More

Primary Fintech Innovation Defined, and Why Klarna Fits the Bill

Primary Fintech Innovation Defined, and Why Klarna Fits the Bill

by December 24, 2014 at 12:38 am 1 comment

Primary innovation is doing something that has never been done before. Most primary innovation is ridiculous and fails without anybody noticing. Very, very rarely, primary innovation changes the world and the company that creates the innovation becomes a Unicorn. Secondary innovation wins by giving a twist to that primary innovation.Read More