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Why did Allianz invest in Berlin InsurTech startup Simplesurance?

Why did Allianz invest in Berlin InsurTech startup Simplesurance?

by October 27, 2016 at 1:00 am 0 comments

image source According to leading VC and daily blogger since blogging began – Fred Wilson: “There are two kinds of corporate investments in startups; passive corporate VC arms and active strategic investments. The former is made by well established investment groups like Google Ventures, Intel Ventures, SAP Ventures, Comcast Ventures,Read More

Health Insurance InsurTech innovation may start with dentists and a P2P network of providers

Health Insurance InsurTech innovation may start with dentists and a P2P network of providers

by October 22, 2016 at 1:00 am 2 comments

Image source Aforacare does not present like a tech startup. There is no Crunchbase profile with lists of rounds by VCs. Nor do we read about any of the hot technologies that are like catnip for investors. Yet, if you look at Aforacare with fresh eyes, you may see theRead More

Wrap of Week #35: Thematic XBRL week and conversations on the Fintech Genome

Wrap of Week #35: Thematic XBRL week and conversations on the Fintech Genome

by September 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

Thematic week on Daily Fintech with a focus on XBRL which may sound geeky and techie, but there are interesting applications to watch. On Monday we offered an overview of the technology. We then looked at XBRL use cases for better, cheaper, and pay-as-you consume Data and Metadata. We searchedRead More

The Convergence of Traditional & Emergent Fintech

The Convergence of Traditional & Emergent Fintech

by August 12, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

In a few weeks time, about 8,000 bankers and their vendors fly into Geneva for SIBOS (the annual “gathering of the tribes” that is organized by SWIFT each year in a different city around the world). The bankers who fly in want to understand technology. The Traditional Fintech vendors wantRead More

Chatbots for Investing: Research and Trading

Chatbots for Investing: Research and Trading

by July 26, 2016 at 1:00 am 2 comments

If you haven’t seen the first trade execution on a chatbot, then watch this video. The first implementation of a basic stock trade execution via a chatbot comes out of a UK brokerage house and uses the Facebook Messenger platform. AJ Bell youInvest is the behind this; an online platformRead More

Wrap of Week #26: Daily Fintech Index, Brexit, Fintech Recruiting, ASX IPOs, Life Insurance; the FintechGenome

Wrap of Week #26: Daily Fintech Index, Brexit, Fintech Recruiting, ASX IPOs, Life Insurance; the FintechGenome

by July 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm 1 comment

The 2 year anniversary of Daily Fintech was celebrated with the launch of a P2P Knowledge network, the Fintech Genome (ala genetics). Join, engage, interact on the P2P Fintech Knowledge network, by clicking here. We extended an invitation to the growing Fintech community and explained the concept in “Help us decode theRead More

From P2P to Matchmaking; the Fintech Recruitment Scene

From P2P to Matchmaking; the Fintech Recruitment Scene

by June 28, 2016 at 1:01 am 2 comments

If you beleive that people are a growth accelerator, like Macquarie bank does and Janos Barberis describes in his fresh off the press piece on post Brexit consequences on human capital, then pay attention to those involved in Fintech. Fintech recruitment space is not a boring business by any means. It isRead More

How will Brexit Impact Banks and Fintech in the UK?

How will Brexit Impact Banks and Fintech in the UK?

by June 27, 2016 at 6:05 am 1 comment

It may not have escaped your attention that the British Public voted to leave the EU. Although in the aftermath it’s still unclear quite what that actually means, this morning bank shares have taken a significant hit with Lloyds off 8%, Barclays 10% and RBS down 15% leading the LSERead 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

Regtech in Capital markets; Investing

Regtech in Capital markets; Investing

by June 21, 2016 at 2:00 am 3 comments

Working on Wall Street has always been a hazardous profession, especially for those in the front line of the business, the traders. Market risks, volatility, and uncertainties, are the stressors for traders and those allocating capital and managing risk. This is the nature of the business, the markets, whether currencies,Read More