Post Tagged with: "innovation capital"

Elio shows that Crowdfunding wins when it focusses on real world innovation

Elio shows that Crowdfunding wins when it focusses on real world innovation

by September 7, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Image source Elio Motors is the poster boy for Reg A+ Crowdfunding in America and Reg A+ could fundamentally change how capital formation takes place. The Elio story shines a light on crowdfunding, but it also shows that Crowdfunding wins when it focusses on real world innovation. Traditional FinServ doesRead More

The VC business is finally being disrupted

The VC business is finally being disrupted

by August 18, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Image source VCs love to invest in technology and business models that disrupt the old established way of doing things. The irony that VC is now an old established way of doing things has not been lost on many people and the disruption of VC has been much forecast forRead More

Picking the Blockchain Winners From the Nexus Squared Pitchathon

Picking the Blockchain Winners From the Nexus Squared Pitchathon

by July 8, 2016 at 3:34 am 3 comments

Yesterday I attended the first Nexus Squared Demo Day in Zurich (with 8 ventures from 7 countries in Europe presenting).  I was hugely impressed by the overall quality of ventures presenting. I am giving ratings here, but even a low rating  would have done well in many pitchathons I have attendedRead More

The Daily Fintech Index Post-Brexit

The Daily Fintech Index Post-Brexit

by June 27, 2016 at 2:00 am 0 comments

EXIT is only celebrated in the VC world No matter what your stance or vote was before June 23rd, there is no celebration going on after the UK referendum. Brexit doesn’t qualify for me as a Black Swan event (others disagree), simply because it wasn’t unpredictable like the Swiss NationalRead More

Why I Am a Sceptic on Equity Crowdfunding for Retail Investors

Why I Am a Sceptic on Equity Crowdfunding for Retail Investors

by June 6, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Equity Crowdfunding is in the cambrian explosion phase, with three drivers being a)  the change in regulation in USA (Jobs Act) and b) the lack of high growth tech public stocks to invest in and c) the push by central banks globally to incentivise us all to take more riskRead More

Fintech Opens IPO Window with BATS and Says ‘Sorry’ About Earlier IPO Fluffs

Fintech Opens IPO Window with BATS and Says ‘Sorry’ About Earlier IPO Fluffs

by May 30, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

Image courtesy Westwick Partners The IPO window has been shut down for a while. The January crash put a padlock on that window. According to Renaissance Capital, 22 IPOs raised about $3.5 billion up to mid-May, which is down 63% by deal count from the same period last year. TheRead More

Searching for the Priceline of Fintech after Lending Market Meltdown Week

Searching for the Priceline of Fintech after Lending Market Meltdown Week

by May 16, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

You could have bought Priceline stock below $10 in 2001. For many years you had little to show for it. From then until 2008, you had some appreciation, but not much. Then the stock shot up above $1,000 (as of writing it is $1,261). Yes that is 100x return fromRead More

6 Fintech Stocks That Outperformed during market downturn

6 Fintech Stocks That Outperformed during market downturn

by February 23, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

In this Research Note we look at the Daily Fintech Index to see which publicly traded Fintech stocks held up best after the hammering that stocks took recently and look at 6 that outperformed in relative terms and which ones got hammered the most. In this version of the DailyRead More

Will Early-stage Bitcoin Ventures Raise Money in 2016?

Will Early-stage Bitcoin Ventures Raise Money in 2016?

by February 19, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

A few weeks ago we wrote about how the Bitcoin market was consolidating. However some early stage deals did get done in 2015. In this research note, we look at them to see what they tell us about the state of the Bitcoin market during the current bear market. SafeCash Read More

The Rise of Location-Agnostic Fintech Accelerators

The Rise of Location-Agnostic Fintech Accelerators

by February 9, 2016 at 2:00 am 0 comments

The conventional Accelerator model, pioneered by Y Combinator, is tied to a specific location. Ventures come to a place for 3-6 months to get ready to launch to the outside world. We are now seeing a new breed of location-agnostic Fintech Accelerators. They don’t mind where the venture originates from andRead More