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Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at Code Conference at the Terranea Resort in California.

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Global trends, Hotnews, Influences FinTech, People of fintech

June 1, 2017

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Ravi Menon, Managing Director of MAS, is Re-appointed to the MAS Board of Directors

By Crowdfund Insider

Ravi Menon, current Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has been re-appointed to the MAS board of directors. His term on the Board has now been extended to June 1, 2019. (more…)

Influences FinTech, InspirAsia, People of fintech

June 1, 2017

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As VCs pivot from lenders, case for deposit-side fintech is less clear

By American Banker

Companies that aggregate consumers’ financial lives are having a moment. (more…)

Deals, Global trends, Influences FinTech, People of fintech

May 15, 2017

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Former Citi Chairman and Asia Pacific CEO Shirish Apte invests in fintech startup Invoice Bazaar

by e27.com

Invoice Bazaar Supply Chain Finance platform connects large buyers with SME suppliers which enables them to avail early payment on their receivables (more…)

Global trends, Hotnews, Influences FinTech, InspirAsia, People of fintech

May 9, 2017

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Lendit USA Review: Keynote Presentation by Peter Thiel “Developing the Developed World”

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An interesting previous Lendit USA Keynote Presentation: Developing the Developed World with entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel. (more…)

About, Fintech news, Interviews, People of fintech

February 27, 2017

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Bitcoin Investor Tim Draper Re-Enters India VC, Praises Modi’s Reforms

By the CoinTelegraph

Tim Draper, a Bitcoin entrepreneur and investor, has returned to the Indian market, backing startups through Mumbai-based Blume Ventures.

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, India, People of fintech

February 14, 2017

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Australian Federal Treasurer Pushes FinTech Agenda

By CryptoCoins News

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has said that the growth of FinTech and the financial sector moving into the digital space has produced a shift in how businesses operate presenting challenges and opportunities. (more…)

Fintech news, Government activities, People of fintech

January 31, 2017

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Bitcoin Core Dev’s Blocksize Reduction Proposal Draws Ire from ViaBTC Founder

By CryptoCoins News

Haipo Yang, ViaBTC’s founder and former employee at the Chinese internet giant Tencent, expressed strong criticism in a brief interview with CCN towards Luke-Jr, a Bitcoin Core developer and Blockstream contractor, regarding his proposal to reduce the blocksize to 300kb or, alternatively, for the network to wait another 7 years before an increase of the current 1MB transaction capacity. Yang says: (more…)

Analytics, Blockchain, China, Fintech news, Global trends, People of fintech

January 31, 2017

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Insurtech, Interview with Sam Evans, Founder of Eos Venture Partners

By FinSMEs

According to CB Insights, vc activity related to insurance startups hit its highest annual total in 2016 with $1.69B invested in 173 deals.
In this space, one of the first cases on thematic investors focused exclusively on investing in insurance startups comes from London with Eos Venture Partners, an independent and specialist InsurTech investment and advisory firm launched by Sam Evans.

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Analytics, Insurance, People of fintech

January 27, 2017

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Why Coinbase’s Cofounder Is Moving On

By Robert Hackett for Fortune

Five years after co-founding Coinbase, one of the most well-funded Bitcoin ventures, Fred Ehrsam has decided to leave the company. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, People of fintech

January 23, 2017

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Blackstone’s Jay Leek joins Florida VC firm to manage $300 million security fund

By  for Venturebeat

Rumors have been spreading lately about where Jay Leek, former managing director and chief information security officer (CISO) at Blackstone, will be heading next. His pick? ClearSky, an under-the-radar venture capital firm based in Palm Beach, Florida, where he will be managing a $300 million fund dedicated to cybersecurity. (more…)

Fintech news, People of fintech, Security

January 22, 2017

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Miss Kaya Launches Robo-Advisor for Women in Asia

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Miss Kaya claims to the first licensed roboadvisor in Singapore (really true?), with Marvelstone Capital as its fund management company. Currently available to high net worth individuals, the plan is to be accessible to retail investors in the near term. (more…)

Fintech news, InspirAsia, People of fintech, PFM/PFP services, Singapore

January 13, 2017

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How Women Won a Leading Role in China’s Venture Capital Industry

By Shai Oster and Selina Wang for Bloomberg

Women launch more than half of all new Internet companies in China.

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China, People of fintech

September 22, 2016

Ex-LendingClub CEO Laplanche Is Selling $20 Million of Stock

By Jennifer Surane for Bloomberg

Renaud Laplanche, the LendingClub Corp. founder who stepped down as chief executive officer in a May shakeup, is selling stock in the company valued at $20.1 million.

Laplanche disclosed a plan to execute options for 4.63 million shares of the San Francisco-based company in a filing dated June 29. Calls to Laplanche and LendingClub weren’t immediately returned.

Laplanche, 45, resigned as chairman and CEO in May, setting off a slide in LendingClub’s stock. The company, which matches consumers seeking loans with investors willing to fund them, said the exit was prompted by two incidents: Staff had altered application dates on some loans before their sale, and Laplanche failed to disclose his interests in a fund that LendingClub was considering investing in.

Deals, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, p2p-payments, p2p/online lending, People of fintech

July 9, 2016

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John Biggs leaves ‘Best job ever’ to run a fintech company

It’s hard to deny the brain drain to the FinTech industry occurring nowadays. And this is no surprise – the industry has been showing rapid growth recently. The overall investment in the sector reached millions of dollars and financial technology startups inconspicuously turned into red hot investments.

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Fintech news, news, People of fintech

January 12, 2016

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An Interview With Roberto Ferrari, GM of CheBanca!

The Finanser: The bank, based in Milan Italy has been recognized on many occasions as an innovator from flagship futuristic branches to award-winning banking apps such as WOW! What makes innovation in the Italian markets any different to most markets?  Roberto explains. (more…)

People of fintech

April 1, 2015

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An Interview: Renaud Laplanche, CEO Lending Club

An exclusive interview of Renaud Laplanche, CEO Lending Club, to LendingMemo about  post-IPO, soaring record growth, shifting interest rates, and why the stock fell 13% in a day.

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People of fintech

March 10, 2015