Wrap of Week #24: Robo-advisors, Blockchain; Insurtech and Small Business; in-store mobile payments; Marketplace lending


The UK is in the spotlight for many reasons (some good, some bad). We gave it first position this week but we also traveled from Australia to the US.

21 #roboinvesting ventures in the UK & the Blackrock tale. Sizing the UK robo-advisory market, which seems on the way to triple its size.

An in depth look at the important B2B niche in Small Business Finance: How to tackle the Approved Payables Finance. Could this be an example of a permissioned network that makes sense, Blockchain

The 4 US based Small Business Friendly InsurTech Ventures that are filling in the gap that Zenefits left.

Growing conversion rates via a superior customer experience; focus is on in store mobile payments. A growth opportunity; a problem to be solved.

An insightful look at the value chain in marketplace lending. Where is the value in the ecosystem?

We mentioned:

ETFmatic, Nutmeg, FiverAdat, Money On toast, Money farm, EValue, Wealth Objects, Wealth Wizards, Wealth Horizon, Wealthify, Wealth Kernel, Net Wealth, Swanest, Scalable Capital, Alpima, Quantstore, Zen Assets

ApplePay, Clover, Paypal, OneTouch

CoverWallet, Embroker, Insureon, FounderShield, Zenefits

OnDeck, Kabbage, Flexport, Fluent, Credit IQ, Provenir, EOriginal, Meridian Link, Cunexus Solutions, Web Bank, Cross River Bank, CBW Bank, NSR Invest, Lending Robot, Orchard Platform, DV01, Monja, Orca Money, Kreditech, Prosper, Lending Club, Funding Circle

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