June 21, 2022 • Roger Portnoy
The bigger question being pondered within the VC community is portfolio resilience

Overview While I will discuss new fundings this week, perhaps the bigger question being pondered within the VC community is portfolio resilience. This is of course for those that have weathere...

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June 20, 2022 • Jat Sahi
80% of shoppers calling on retailers to invest in technology such as frictionless payments

The UK has recently seen an encouraging improvement to retail footfall, with customers more inclined to visit shopping destinations in person, according to the British Retail Consortium. But e...

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June 15, 2022 • Yulia Barabash
Russia's war in Ukraine affected all the CIS countries and somewhat all the world. As well the war influenced fintech companies, whose rapid development was observed after the pandemic.

Russia's war in Ukraine affected all the CIS countries and somewhat all the world. As well the war influenced fintech companies, whose rapid development was observed after the pandemic. L...

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June 13, 2022 • Chris Rigoni
Funding and valuations for tech is declining. Even companies that had large rounds in the past are getting less and less as they move toward additional raises.

Funding and valuations for tech is declining . Even companies that had large rounds in the past are getting less and less as they move toward additional raises. Fintech especially has ta...

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June 9, 2022 • Roger Portnoy
11 big deals happened in May

Funding Overview: During May, across the various segments that I monitor across the Fintech landscape, there was approximately US$1.6bl in earlier stage funding announced. This was all...

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June 8, 2022 • Alice Kasper
If your idea is great, needed, and you are ready to spend the next 10+ years of your life in that industry you should go for it.

This article could save you and your cofounder $1.1MM+. “Oh no, someone checked out.” — My cofounder was on the other line. It was 2 days before Christmas, 2.4 weeks past Hanukkah. The long t...

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June 6, 2022 • Anthony Walton
A significant 39% of demand deposit accounts (DDAs) in the US are still not connected to the Real-Time Payment RTP Network

Even with a significant upturn in instant digital transactions during the Covid years, a significant 39% of demand deposit accounts (DDAs) in the US are still not connected to the Real-Time Pay...

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June 2, 2022 • Isabella Ferreira
Even though banking "as a service" continues to solve many problems, our banking infrastructure needs to be further evolved, and open source will drive the next generation of infrastructure.

The regulatory framework that financial services must comply with, complex payment architectures, and fraud are some of the reasons why financial services are difficult and expensive to build [...

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June 1, 2022 • Ian Bradbury
The Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) phenomenon is the latest in a long list of attempts to challenge the status quo.

Disruption has been a mainstay of financial services for some time now. Be it the need to keep up with digital-native disrupters, meet evolving consumer demands, or navigate the impacts of rece...

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May 31, 2022 • Fiyin Ogunlesi
The African ecosystem and the rising financing rounds

Going into the pandemic, BNPL became the fastest growing eCommerce payment method in advanced markets, giving consumers some moment of relief from the pressure of outright payments or the i...

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May 29, 2022 • Piroune Balachandran
One L2 to scale them all, one L2 to drive them, One L2 to bridge them all, and on the Blockchain bind them; On Polygon where the dApps lie.

What is Polygon? Polygon is a decentralized Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees & high throughput without sa...

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May 26, 2022 • Nigel Cannings
Innovative approaches are required to beat financial services fraud both in the present and future

Fraud has been a problem faced by financial services since its conception. However, old problems cannot be combated by outdated solutions – innovative approaches are required to beat financial ...

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FINTECH

June 20, 2022 • Jat Sahi
80% of shoppers calling on retailers to invest in technology such as frictionless payments
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June 15, 2022 • Yulia Barabash
Russia's war in Ukraine affected all the CIS countries and somewhat all the world. As well the war influenced fintech companies, whose rapid development was observed after the pandemic.
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May 3, 2022 • Mouro Capital
While sustainable finance – or SuFi – is still in its infancy, there are untapped opportunities at the intersection between ESG and circular business models, where finance and technology can drive a real, positive impact
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BANKING

June 6, 2022 • Anthony Walton
A significant 39% of demand deposit accounts (DDAs) in the US are still not connected to the Real-Time Payment RTP Network
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April 15, 2022 • Yahya Mohamed Mao
The ability to understand and control risk allows organizations to be more confident in their business decisions.
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April 13, 2022 • Marten Nelson
As the New York Fed noted in its paper, The Future of Payments Is Not Stablecoins, there is a third way: tokenized deposits.
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BLOCKCHAIN

May 21, 2022 • Piroune Balachandran
The public nature of the blockchain introduces privacy concerns about data-privacy for retail and institutional users
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March 23, 2022 • Bethan Watson
The potential of blockchain when applied within the Regulatory Technology space
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March 14, 2022 • Nakul Gupta
Why developer infrastructure for creator economy will become the new frontier tech
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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

May 29, 2022 • Piroune Balachandran
One L2 to scale them all, one L2 to drive them, One L2 to bridge them all, and on the Blockchain bind them; On Polygon where the dApps lie.
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May 21, 2022 • Piroune Balachandran
The public nature of the blockchain introduces privacy concerns about data-privacy for retail and institutional users
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May 16, 2022 • Shane Rodgers
At a time when more than 20% of American adults hold crypto, can crypto payment technology help expedite the change to more streamlined, cheaper payments?
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INSURTECH

March 29, 2022 • Matteo Carbone
A quantitative retrospective over the past 6 years of insurtech
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March 24, 2022 • Robin Happel
How blockchain could allow to recover from natural disaster
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Feb. 17, 2022 • Amir Kabir
The opportunities within the insurance industry will significantly increase in the years to come
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PAYMENTS

June 1, 2022 • Ian Bradbury
The Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) phenomenon is the latest in a long list of attempts to challenge the status quo.
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May 31, 2022 • Fiyin Ogunlesi
The African ecosystem and the rising financing rounds
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April 26, 2022 • Daniel Gusev
Evolution of payments today and in near future: tools, services and platforms all point to the numbers game of improving the attribution — and redemption of marketing outreach.
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OPEN BANKING

May 12, 2022 • Andy Taylor
Before any action can be taken to support customers who might be struggling, they need to be identified
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April 11, 2022 • Alexi Karalis
With high level adoption of Open Banking by financial institutions introducing ground breaking capabilities at pace, what’s next?
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