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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

ABN AMRO to Launch Funding Startup in 9 Days

ABN AMRO to Launch Funding Startup in 9 Days

by November 15, 2013 at 11:03 am 1 comment

ABN AMRO, the government-owned Dutch bank, will launch the first of several internally developed startups on Nov. 24 called Seeds. ABN actually said it would launch Seeds, a crowdfunding venture, in May 2012. It is not clear why there was such a delay. Seeds is part of ABN’s internal innovationRead More

Japanese PFM Offering Moneytree Headed to the US

Japanese PFM Offering Moneytree Headed to the US

by November 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm 1 comment

Moneytree, a Japanese personal financial management app, has received $1.6 million in financing led by DG Incubation to bring its app to the US sometime in 2014. No, you’re not in a time warp. Moneytree is indeed a PFM solution. It relies on machine learning and peer data to customizeRead More

Dwolla Hackathon Yields POS App and Rewards Program

Dwolla Hackathon Yields POS App and Rewards Program

by November 13, 2013 at 11:54 am 1 comment

Some impressive hacks resulted from Dwolla‘s second internal hackathon at its headquarters in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, the company announced on Friday. Two of the more notable hacks were a Dwolla-based rewards program and a Dwolla mobile point-of-sale app. Dwolla offers a digital payment and money transfer service that is freeRead More