Crowdfunding is itself a fintech innovation, yet few fintech startups have tapped it for funding. (Unless you count 195 takes on the “slim wallet” to be fintech — sheesh!) Savings startup Hip Money, an offshoot of Lincoln, Neb.-based Hip Pocket, is taking to Kickstarter not just to raise money, but toRead More
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For London to earn the coveted label of “Fintech capital of the world”, there need to be a couple of unicorns, the companies that trip off the tongue when talking about London and Fintech. In Silicon Valley lingo (the Esperanto of high trajectory startups), a “unicorn” is a multi-$ billion startup. Like unicorns and perfect […]
Financial technology startups are taking over, and people are starting to notice. 12 fintech companies made it to CNBC’s Disruptor 50, the second year that the business network signed out companies upending traditional industries.
The business of putting together lists of top this-and-that at the end of the year has simply gotten out of hand. No media outlet took the list thing to greater heights than Time, which published the “Top 10 Everything of 2013,” which include 54 lists of, well, everything. We found particularRead More
Need cash but the bank account’s empty? No problem, try the ATM — the peer-to-peer (P2P) ATM, that is. Crowdfunding and P2P lending have become mainstream concepts. Kickstarter is practically a household word and Venmo is plastered all over the New York subway system. In the coming months, a company calledRead More
Anything Donald Trump does engenders a certain revolution. There’s no better sign of over exploitation of a concept or business than when the Donald gets involved. Last week, the Donald did his thing on crowdfunding with the launch of FundAnything, a crowdfunding venture of, well, anything. His partner on the venture,Read More