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Fintech Ranking is the first specialized blog about FinTech

We believe that fintech has become such a serious industry that it needs its own media. As a VC firm focused exclusively on fintech, we carefully scrutinize the industry and regularly publish our analytical research “Money of the Future”, which allows you to monitor the industry development. And we’ve always wanted to launch a public platform, which will become the main source of information for anyone interested in fintech.

 

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Life.SREDA Team

 

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About Life.SREDA VC

–          The firm was established little more than 2 years ago. We focus only on fintech. We were based in Moscow, but in April we are going to relocate in Singapore.

–          Life.SREDA I has invested $40M in 11 startups. Some of them are foreign: mobile bank Simple (US; we participated in its round eighteen months ago and our exit was six months ago; was acquired by the Spanish banking group BBVA for $117M, our revenue amounted to 180% p.a.), its direct competitor mobile bank Moven (US), our joint venture in Austria with Fidor bank,  fintech-fund Anthemis Group (UK), payment service for restaurants «OpenTable+PayPal» Settle (UKR; operates in 3 countries and is actively expanding to Europe; TechCrunch and many other leading tech-media have recently wrote about the service; they moved to San Francisco one week ago). Some of them are Russian: «Russian Square» LifePay Russia (leader of the Russian mPOS-acquiring market; Finovate Alumni), mobile app builder My-Apps, a gamified service helping to set short-term goals and make savings for their purchase MyWishBoard.com, «financial Kindle» LifePAD (Finovate Alumni), mobile bank Instabank (Finovate Alumni; ranked second among the best Russian startup teams, according to Pruffi and Slon.ru; award winners at Silicon Valley Meets Russia 2014 and European MasterCard contest for fintech services), online scoring platform for MFIs Scorista.

–          Life.SREDA II was announced a few months ago. Life.SREDA II has only invested so far in «European Square» SumUp (GER, operates in 14 countries) and «Russian Simple», mobile bank Rocketbank. Asian mPOS service iboxPro.

–          Life.SREDA sponsors the leading global fintech events – Finovate (San Jose, New York, London) and Money2020 (Las Vegas).

–          We publish our annual fintech-research Money of the Future, which is well-known in USA and Europe.

–          We also hold the annual biggest fintech conference in Eastern Europe, called as well Money of the Future – and invite the speakers like Richard Branson (Virgin), Alexa Von Tobel (Learnvest) and over 30 companies awarded “best of Finovate” in different years. The conference took place 3 times so far.

–          Life.SREDA VC has a unique corporate culture. Together we have visited Tony Hseih (Zappos.com) to exchange the experience with his employees.

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  3. Lydia says:

    Dear Sir

    I’m writing to you to invite your organisation to be a supporting partner for a fintech event that we’re launching in March 2017. We would love to be working with your organisation to co-promote the event to your members.

    Symbol – The Asian Fintech Summit 2017 will take place in Singapore from March 7-8, 2017 and will bring together all the major fintech parties, from regional banks and insurers to VCs and the start-ups themselves. It is organised by Terrapinn in partnership with The Singapore Fintech Consortium.

    Despite what innovators in London or Silicon Valley might think, Fintech is not just a Western phenomenon. Indeed, it is hard to think of anywhere in the world better positioned to benefit from the transformational impact of fintech than Southeast Asia. From the opportunity to redefine commercial banking operations in Singapore to the financial empowerment of millions in the Philippines, the effect that the fintech revolution will have on the region cannot be overstated.

    Nevertheless, for fintech to have the impact that we know it can, there needs to be a new paradigm for collaboration, sharing and partnership between all stakeholders through the region. That is what this event will enable.

    The 2 day conference and exhibition will have a combination of keynote presentations, breakout tracks, pitching sessions, regional spotlights on the fintech landscape across Asia Pacific and a hackathon. Speakers will be meticulously selected from business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.

    You can refer to our current web site – http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/symbol-the-asian-fintech-summit.

    Once someone from your organisation can contact me with a name, number and email, I’d be happy to arrange a call to walk you through this in more detail.

    Let me know if you would be interested in a partnership opportunity. I am looking at barter terms that will be mutually beneficial to both parties.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

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