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Financial technology startups emerged as serious challengers to financial services in 2017

[ad_1] Dana Stalder is a general partner at Matrix Partners and writes at forentrepreneurs.com. More posts by this contributor: All the attention in financial services this year has gone to the newest kids on the block: cryptocurrencies. With Bitcoin now eclipsing $15,000 and Coinbase adding more...

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Aspriation raises $47 million for its socially responsible banking services

[ad_1] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd1NFooGg7Y?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=390] A who’s-who of celebrities, investors, and celebrity investors have come together to invest $47 million into Aspiration, the company launched by a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton to challenge the traditional banking industry. For Andrei Cherny, Aspiration’s founder and chief executive, the company’s...

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Ex-Uber data chief Kevin Novak joins LA-based startup Tala in big win for LA ecosystem

[ad_1] In a huge win for the early stage financial services startup Tala (and for the Los Angeles tech ecosystem), Uber‘s former data chief, Kevin Novak has agreed to join the company as its Chief Data Officer. Novak’s achievements at Uber can’t be understated. He was...

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Discover will let you use your credit card without signing for purchases

[ad_1] Discover is doing away with credit card signatures -- just like MasterCard.Image: Steven Senne/AP/REX/ShutterstockBy Sasha Lekach2017-12-06 18:09:11 -0500 Forget signing your name on credit and debit card purchases with Discover. Starting in April, the credit card company won't require a signature after buying something in...

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MioTech gets $7M to build artificial intelligence based tools for wealth managers in Asia

[ad_1] MioTech, a financial tech startup with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, has raised $7 million in Series A funding to develop artificial intelligence based software for investment managers. The round was led by Horizons Ventures, the private investment arm of Hong Kong business...

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Are employers the latest financial services disruptors?

[ad_1] Schwark Satyavolu Contributor Schwark Satyavolu is a general partner at Trinity Ventures. He previously co-founded Yodlee and Truaxis. Deeply personal and often deeply fraught, financial decisions reflect our values, hopes, dreams and fears. Money is a leading cause of stress amongAmericans and our relationships. The stress...

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Japan and blockchain tech are a match made in heaven

[ad_1] Tatsuto Fujii, principal analyst at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (L), Yuzo Kano, CEO at bitFlyer (M), and Mio Takaoka, partner at Arbor Ventures (R) on stage at Tech in Asia Tokyo 2017. Photo credit: Michael Holmes Photo / Tech in Asia. Blockchain is about a whole...

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Chilean startup ComparaOnline raises $14 million for its financial education tools for Latin America

[ad_1] Venture investing in Latin America continues to pick up the pace, with new deals in financial technology services leading the way. One example of investors’ renewed interest in regional financial services companies is the $14 million in financing that ComparaOnline just wrapped up. The company, now...

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