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Wanted: An (Insurance) Partner in Crime

Wanted: An (Insurance) Partner in Crime

by January 12, 2017 at 3:07 am 0 comments

Solving the conflict of interest in General Insurance; a change of business models (Part II) In the first installment of this blog post, I described the state of the insurance industry, the inherent conflict of interest between customer and insurer, and a general reluctance to deviate too far from theRead More

Solving the Conflict of Interest in General Insurance; The State of the Industry (Part I)

Solving the Conflict of Interest in General Insurance; The State of the Industry (Part I)

by January 5, 2017 at 8:09 am 1 comment

In my previous role at Barclays Investment Bank, I got to work with leading insurers and FinTech companies, shaping their future strategy through mergers & acquisitions (read more on my moves in and out of FIG M&A here). What became abundantly clear was that in the thriving FinTech sector, existingRead More

Anthemis Ecosystem Development: 6 Months In

Anthemis Ecosystem Development: 6 Months In

by December 15, 2016 at 7:39 am 1 comment

One of the things that we’re doing with Anthemis Institute and the Fellowship is working on how we can contribute to improving the existing ecosystem. The aspiring entrepreneur today, that wakes up one day and says, “I’d like to do this,” has a much, much richer, environment and ecosystem toRead More

Investing in Solar: kWh Analytics

by September 7, 2016 at 10:37 am 0 comments

The solar industry is going through an unprecedented amount of change, and opportunities to leverage its success are bigger than ever. In…

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Revolut’s Crowdfunding Campaign Hits $17MM in Two Days

Revolut’s Crowdfunding Campaign Hits $17MM in Two Days

by July 13, 2016 at 12:28 pm 1 comment

The hot foreign exchange app Revolut has ordinary users pledging millions to its equity crowdfunding campaign. Just yesterday, the startup announced it raised a $10 million (£7.75 million) Series A funding round to facilitate the way people send and receive money globally. Of the £7.75 million, UK-based Revolut opened up £1Read More

Swirlds Launches Hashgraph to Build a Better Blockchain

Swirlds Launches Hashgraph to Build a Better Blockchain

by June 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm 2 comments

Many finanical services professionals think blockchain can be the solution to their problems. A Texas startup thinks blockchain itself is problematic, and launched a service yesterday to improve upon it. Texas-based Swirlds announced yesterday a blockchain alternative called Hashgraph, opening it up for public download and use by developers. ToRead More

Birch Looks to Optimize Your CC Rewards

Birch Looks to Optimize Your CC Rewards

by May 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm 1 comment

Confused as to which credit card best fits your needs?  A Gainesville, Fla.-based startup says it will help you decide, by analyzing shopping behavior and optimizing credit card rewards. Birch, launched last week,  integrates with credit card providers and banks to track users’ shopping habits. The app then suggests which credit cardsRead More

In Prep for IPO, Uber Makes Payments More Expensive for Its Drivers

In Prep for IPO, Uber Makes Payments More Expensive for Its Drivers

by September 29, 2014 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Uber has quietly been finding new ways to increase revenue — and its first target is payments.

Citi Expands Its Innovation Ventures in Israel

Citi Expands Its Innovation Ventures in Israel

by June 6, 2014 at 2:42 pm 1 comment

TEL AVIV, Israel — Shalom, Citigroup. The megabank has turned to the tiny Middle Eastern nation as its new new hotspot for banking innovation. The bank’s chief innovation officer, Debbie Hopkins, did a turn in Israel recently to emphasize the New York-based bank’s new focus there. In remarks at theRead More

A/B Testing for Banking Apps Has Arrived

A/B Testing for Banking Apps Has Arrived

by January 16, 2014 at 10:31 am 2 comments

If you have dreamed about A/B testing for your banking app, wake up. It’s here. A new company out of Philadelphia called Artisan now allows for on-the-fly — yes, on-the-fly! — A/B app testing. The Artisan tool also lets “the business side” (meaning non-techies) adjust any app element in aRead More