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Orange Growth Capital (“OGC”) is a Financial Technology Investment firm founded in the fall of 2013. We invest in high growth companies primary in EMEA and prefer to invest after the seed round, when there is proof of concept and there are some revenues.

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Samsung's LoopPay: What it is, and why you should care

If you have never played with the Kickstarter funded LoopPay, the following article does a good job of explaining how it works

LoopPay is a mobile-payment system that could power Samsung's smartphone transactions in the future. Here's what we know so far. by...…

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Marketplace Lending Is Doing What Banks Can’t

A perspective what is unique on marketplace lending

Lending Club’s IPO was massively successful. Up 56% on the first day of trading. $1B of additional cash raised. That it was the first...…

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A SIMPLE MODEL FOR SMART CONTRACTS

Another great article intro into smart contracts

Everybody I ask has a different definition of a “smart contract”; Here’s mine. I hear more and more people talking about “smart...…

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Insurers prove laggards in technology race

The article makes the case of the big disruption opportunity in insurance

At a time the financial sector is racing to embrace digital technology to boost sales and drive profits, the traditionally staid...…

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Is Bitcoin Stalling?

Analysis of bitcoin accounts show that mainly used as investment and not for payments...see chart....Stellar and Ripple seem to more...

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Smart contracts tutorial

Great set of tutorials on Eris on Smart contracts

Solidity tutorial part 1

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The On-Demand Stack

The on demand stack...implications for Financial Service disruption can be significant...as the risk appetite for on demand are low. We...

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Arming for battle against Apple Pay, Samsung buys LoopPay

The battle intensifies, question whether start-ups in domestic mobile payments have a chance of beating Samsung and Apple?

Apple Pay may have a new competitor in the mobile wallet space. LoopPay’s payment solution is essentially a souped-up phone case with...…

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Lending Club, Small U.S. Banks Plan New Consumer-Loan Program

2015 the year we will see explosion of Lending platform partnerships to make the next "s" curve in growth

A group of small banks is teaming up with Lending Club Corp. in a joint effort to wrest a larger share of the consumer-loan market from...…

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A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine

Interesting video that gives a bit more colour into the (chinese) bitcoin mining industry

Bitcoin mining is not a pretty business. It requires lots of specialized servers that are essentially unusable for normal computing and...…

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A ring of cyber-crooks used an unusual trick to steal up to $1 billion from banks around the world

New style bank robberies in the digital world....at larger scale than what would fit in any bank vault

A multinational gang of cyber criminals has stolen as much as $1 billion from as many as 100 financial institutions around the world in...…

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Unbundling of Financial Services

Interesting article on the unbundling of Financial Services in distribution, manufacturing, etc. Very much believe that this will...

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Battle for mobile wallet

Good video/Slide deck on the landscape and the ongoing battle

We also cover Apple Pay, big retail, NFC, in-app payments, beacons, wearables, and much more. A brief Q&A follows the presentation, to...…

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Will Google Slash Allstate’s Revenue?

2015, the year Insurance disruption seems to take off...USD 50 Bn in commissions p.a

In 2013 in the U.S., agent commissions on auto, home and commercial insurance totaled $50 billion, and that could go to zero. Photo...…

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Young, Broke And Creditworthy

Like their branding towards millennials " Earnest - Loans for living lives"

After graduating from Princeton in 2003, Louis Beryl took a job in New York City trading energy derivatives. While his new employer,...…

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The Top 10 FinTech Milestones of 2014

Some nice overview of 2014 key events

2014 was the biggest year in FinTech by far with billions being invested globally, which is to be expected in a global growth sector. But...…

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Standardised APIs could aid data accessibility in UK banking within two years

Commoditization of the Banking sector continues. Expect in the next 5-10 years few utility banks and than many more specialists

UK banks could be forced to make more of the data they store accessible to consumers, rivals and new entrants to the market via...…

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How we’re delivering on our commitments to our customers and powering the future of commerce_

.@braintree's first year w/ @PayPal: $22.8B in volume 2.8x YoY tran growth 4x mobile growth in Q4 $2.4B @venmo trans

Having completed our first full year as part of PayPal, I wanted to share an update with our customers on the progress we’ve made toward...…

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Investment banks pile into big data analytics

Goldman invests in big data analytics platform; Deutsche makes key hires in analytics and data.

Investment banks have been laggards with big data and analytics, but there are signs they are throwing more resources and capital at a...…

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The FinTech 50

The FinTech 50 of 2015:

Adyen

Algomi

BehavioSec

Blockchain

BUX

Byhiras

Calastone

Commuter Club

Credit...

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The biggest banking challenge is leadership

And the challenge will only continue with pressure on compensation, ongoing cost cutting focus, etc.

Those three barriers are regulations, legacy and culture. The three barriers are intertwined in a vicious circle.  Regulations stop...…

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Strategic choices for banks in the digital age Consumers around the world are quickly adopting digit

Seems cutting cost and using digital as a way to radically simplify is not a choice but a must each bank needs to have.

If the last epoch in retail banking was defined by a boom-to-bust expansion of consumer credit, the current one will be defined by...…

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Google brings e-mail money transfer system to Europe

Following mixed results in the US curious what will happen in Uk with Google Wallet

Google is rolling out its e-mail-based money transfer system in the UK, almost two years after the feature was first released in the US....…

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