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5 Fintech Startups You Should Meet Before They Go Big [VIDEO]

5 Fintech Startups You Should Meet Before They Go Big [VIDEO]

by December 8, 2016 at 12:40 pm 3 comments

What’s the best thing about startup demo days? You get to peek behind the curtains, before they scale (or fail). Five startups, in five minutes each, took the stage at the Empire Startups Fintech December Demo Day yesterday with their latest and greatest. Bank Innovation has the lineup, in case youRead More

Tech Veteran To Lead Starbucks Into ‘Digital World’

Tech Veteran To Lead Starbucks Into ‘Digital World’

by December 2, 2016 at 11:40 am 1 comment

Starbucks is about to get even more digital. The coffee giant announced a major executive shift yesterday: longtime CEO Howard Schultz has stepped down, and will turn his focus to “innovation, design and development of Starbucks Reserve Roasteries,” the company’s new upscale brand, as an executive chairman, the company saidRead More

How can technology help enable financial inclusion?

by November 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

Currently more than 2 billion adults worldwide — mostly poor and disproportionately women — lack access to formal financial services. A…

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Where are the Blockchain Killer Apps?

by June 27, 2016 at 5:56 am 0 comments

This post is for people that are creating distributed applications as well as business-oriented folks that want to know more about where…

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This Guy Just Implanted a Payments Chip in His Hand, Literally [VIDEO]

This Guy Just Implanted a Payments Chip in His Hand, Literally [VIDEO]

by May 25, 2016 at 5:11 pm 11 comments

Your next wallet may be your hand. Unless you’ve been on a Buzzfeed-less streak in the past few days, you’ve probably heard of a Buzzfeed news reporter’s mission to spend a month without a wallet — a journey that led him to implant an NFC-enabled chip inside his own hand. Tech reporter Charlie WarzelRead More

Wealth Management Still a ‘People’s Business,’ New Regions Exec Says

Wealth Management Still a ‘People’s Business,’ New Regions Exec Says

by May 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm 1 comment

Digital advisory — a.k.a. robo advisory — is a trend to “watch closely,” according to Kate Randall Danella, Regions Bank’s newest head of private wealth management. But adoption by the bank is likely years away. It’s a space we are watching closely and having conversations now. We look into howRead More

Five Hot Startups from the Empire State

Five Hot Startups from the Empire State

by April 27, 2016 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

Five “hot” startups took the stage yesterday at the Empire Startups Fintech Conference in New York – or, as they referred to it, “A Fintech Shark Tank.” Each startup took the stage for a five-minute demonstration, followed by a Q&A with the moderator, founder of Xignite, Stephane Dubois. Here’s the breakdown ofRead More

Startups See Challenges in 2016 Fundraising, Recruiting

Startups See Challenges in 2016 Fundraising, Recruiting

by March 10, 2016 at 11:54 am 0 comments

Sometimes realism and pessimism can be the same thing. The 900 startups featured in Silicon Valley Bank’s seventh annual Startup Outlook report, released today, largely agree they face a challenging fundraising situation in the year ahead. Another major problem? Finding the talent to build products. The president and CEO of Silicon ValleyRead More