Wrap of Week #16: Blockchain Bitcoin & Crypto, Clear Bank, Goldfields, Instarem, Religare, Payments

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Wrap of Week #15: Bitcoin, Fintech in Art, Fintech for SMEs, Insurtech via Venture Scanner, AI & Banks

The 15th week of 2017 (packed with religious holidays) was rich in terms of insights:

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Announcing our content partnership with Venture Scanner 

In God we trust, everybody else please bring data (thanks Mr. Deming).

Daily Fintech is in the insights business. Every day our awesome Authors come up with fresh insight for the global Fintech leaders in our rapidly growing base of subscribers from 130 countries.

Today we are announcing our partnership with Venture Scanner so that our insights are packed with a lot more data.

Venture Scanner is an analyst and technology powered startup research firm. Their customers use them for a one-time snapshot or continuous coverage on any emerging technology sector (not just Fintech, which is all we are interested in). Their customers research the categories that make up a sector, learn about the companies within categories, and analyze funding and operational data.

Daily Fintech readers can get a 25% discount for access to the Venture Scanner landscape reports and datasets.  Use discount code: VSDailyFintech. This promotion is valid for next 10 days and expires on April 26, 2017.

We will use the data provided by Venture Scanner in two ways:

  1. Test a thesis. We often observe a trend from conversations in the market. When we hear the same thing from lots of smart people in the market, we see a pattern/trend that is worth writing about. Using Venture Scanner, we may be able to get some data to test that thesis.
  2. Immerse in data to see what emerges. Sometimes insights emerge if you just swim around in the data.

Our first post using Venture Scanner data will be tomorrow on InsurTech (as Thursday is always InsurTech day on Daily Fintech).

Wrap of Week #14: Chained Finance, M-Akiba, MyProsperity, Cyber risk Insurance, Yielders

The 14th week of 2017 was an amazing week with themes around:

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Wrap of Week #13: ICOs, Polychain Capital, SMEs, Element, MONI

The crypto-world drew our attention early in the week. We first looked into understanding the very early stage booming ICO market in Crypto equity via ICO and the other innovation chasm. We then looked into Polychain Capital: A hedge fund investing at the Protocol layer of Web 3.0.

For a 3rd week in a row we ended up in Berlin for our insurtech coverage in What yet another InsurTech in Berlin (Element) reveals about Brexit 9 months post the earthquake.

Our small Business theme was Own the heart and you’ll fix for the head in SME financial decision making

We ended the week looking north to Finland as we monitor the cashless trend and financial inclusion, in How digital cash is being used in Finland to help refugees.

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Wrap of Week #12: Orbian, ProfitSee, Simplesurance, Fintech tour in Greece, Fintech in Africa

This week covered rare insights in the SME sector, from an Interview with Tom Dunn of Orbian about the past present and future of Supply Chain Finance to an Interview with Peter Vessenes, Founder & CEO of ProfitSee who is focused on Fiscal management for SMEs.

In our post The $20m Simplesurance funding shows how Berlin is becoming an InsurTech hub we looked at close at the traction that Simplesurance is gaining.

As we traveled to Greece, not on any Fintech hub list, we reported back in Fintech Global Tour goes to Greece to find both local & global innovation.

We covered two uses cases of leading edge technology in Africa in IOT Meets DLT and Blockchain meets M-Pesa in Africa.

We finished the week with an official welcome note to Arun (Arunkumar Krishnakumar) who is taking over the Friday Daily Fintech slot – where we cover how technology is changing consumer banking and finance around the world. Read more here.

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Welcome Arun to Daily Fintech

Arun (Arunkumar Krishnakumar) is taking over the Friday slot – where we cover how technology is changing consumer banking and finance around the world.

Arun epitomizes our mission at Daily Fintech, which is to create conversations that make things happen.

One reason why senior people give us their attention is that we connect the dots between Fin and Tech. We translate Fin to Tech and Tech to Fin. Arun is equally comfortable in both worlds, as a quick glance at his LinkedIn profile will reveal.

We do that all across the globe because “bits don’t stop at borders”. Arun is from India originally and currently calls London home. Arun has the experience and global mindset to cover innovation wherever it comes from, whether from hyper efficient wealthy economies such as the Nordics and Switzerland or from rapidly growing big population economies such as India and China (and all points in between).

Arun has a particular passion for impact investing.

FinTech is being driven by big agile companies as well as scrappy upstarts and the relationships between the two. Arun’s experience spans both. His big company experience includes Barclays and PWC. In his current role at Angels Unleashed, StartUp Bootcamp and Funding XChange, Arun swims in the world of the scrappy upstart.

Our mission is to enable productive conversations. Our Authors job is to ignite and facilitate those conversations. Please welcome Arun’s unique voice to this conversation.