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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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Everything you need to know about Singapore's Startup Scene

Nice overview of the Singapore FinTech ecosystem

Since 2014, much has changed and the scene has certainly evolved. One of the most striking trends has been the explosion of accelerators...…

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LendKey reaches $800 Million in Loans

LendKey has deployed $800M in loans to over 35,000 borrowers and raised an additional $125M commitment from its network of lenders....

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KPCB’s Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report

The 197 slides are worth a read, lots of nice facts...no real breaking new insights

KPCB’s Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural “The Internet Report” was first published in...…

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Five things you need to know about marketplace lending

MS estimates 290 Bn by 2020...that is the size of 2 top 20 EMEA Bank's Balance Sheets

Marketplace lending – the new buzzword for peer-to-peer lending – is one of the fastest growing areas in fintech. Big banks are starting...…

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Generali braced for insurance revolution

Insurance companies “will disappear” unless they embrace sweeping technological change, Generali’s chief executive warned as the Italian...

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GoCardless Founder Tom Blomfield’s New Startup Is A “Full Stack” Mobile-First Bank

Another UK attacker...think we need 2 more attackers and we have more attackers than incumbents....traction of the attackers to be seen

We already knew that GoCardless co-founder Tom Blomfield was working on a new U.K. banking startup, but now, thanks in part to a noisy...…

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MASTERCARD LAUNCHES (ALMOST) REAL TIME PAYMENTS

MasterCard Send will enable customers to move funds into debit accounts in a half-hour or less, compared to the one to three days that...

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The Death of Bitcoin

Interesting article by looking back in historuy

The road of innovation is paved with the corpses of outmoded technologies. Throughout history there are countless examples of a...…

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When Goldman Sachs Began Flirting with Bitcoin

It was, though, Walker, the high-ranking Goldman executive, who provided the most encouraging comments about the technology. He said the...

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Ripple Labs Raises $28 Million in Series A Round

Interesting mix of investors from strategic Vc's to corporates

Digital currency startup Ripple Labs announced today that it has closed a new $28m Series A funding round. The company drew support...…

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9M Insurance Telematics Policies in EU & North America Today

9 million in EU and US, interestingly more in EUR than US

EU and North America have today reached 9 million insurance telematics policies, estimated market research firm Berg Insight. The...…

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Digital Health Market Update

Health and Health Insurance map of innovators

We have updated our digital health market map and it is attached below. We are currently tracking over 760 companies in 23 categories...…

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Human wealth advisers are going out of fashion

Robo advisors are becoming commonplace thanks to their considerably cheaper offerings than those provided by human wealth managers. The...

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Cyber security tops DTCC risk barometer

Cyber security the biggest threat to the digital revolution

The DTCC reports rising concern about cyber crime US post-trade utility the DTCC is reporting that almost half of the respondents in...…

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Digital shifts power away from investment banks

Great report from BCG on the impact of digital on I-Banking. The report suggests that partnerships with traditional technology vendors,...

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Blockchain Tech Could Improve Banking, Says EBA Report

Lets see when the "talk" becomes "walk"

Blockchain technology has the potential to reduce costs, improve product offerings and increase speed for banks, according to the most...…

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The API Opportunity in Banking

Great article!

The API Opportunity in Banking APIs in Financial Services have been in the news lately. In the recently released report by the...…

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4 Big Industries And Their Next Generation Tech Disruptors

Financial Services featured as one of the key industries to be overturned by startups going forward. Shows we are still early stage!

If we can learn anything from the inaugural Next Billion-Dollar Startup List, it’s that no industry is safe from the possibility, and...…

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Uber and Capital One announce partnership

In the same period as announcing a partnership with ZOPA, expect many more partnerships coming up

Uber signage inside the company's office. Taxi disrupting start-up Uber has already formed partnerships with companies as diverse as...…

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Capital One: Think More Like a Tech Company, Less Like a Bank

Capital One CEO, Richard Fairbank is encouraging his bank to think more like a tech company and less like a Bank.

Capital One CEO Richard Fairbank knows. “We’re going to need to think more like technology companies and maybe a little less like banks,”...…

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Financial services The fintech revolution

Nice overview of FinTech, although not really something new in here

A wave of startups is changing finance—for the better IN THE years since the crash of 2007-08, policymakers have concentrated on...…

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Envestnet acquires Finance Logix

Finance Logix, the financial planning software provider, was acquired by Envestnet for $30m. Expect to see many of the 20-50m...

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Putting Robo Advisers to the Test

Startups and established firms alike are creating low-cost ways to offer wealth management advice using rules-based algorithms.

Here’s how to choose among automated investment services from startups such as Betterment and financial giants like Vanguard. In the...…

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Investment Giant KKR Leads Rare $15M Early Stage Round For Fundraising Platform Artivest

Interesting model fixing a problem by making alternative assets more accessible.

In what may be one of its first investments in a Series A round, the investment firm KKR has pulled from its $98.6 billion in assets...…

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Why Facebook's Former Design Chief Is Joining A Finance Startup

Great Article on the shift of talent and similarities how Finance can be disrupted!

IF ANYTHING COULD BENEFIT FROM BETTER DESIGN, IT'S ONLINE FINANCE, SAYS KATE ARONOWITZ, WEALTHFRONT'S NEW VP OF DESIGN. Last week,...…

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Zenefits Just Raised $500 Million At A $4.5 Billion Valuation

Somehow positioned as insurance, but feel more a HR/Admin business, anyway is it an amazing success!

Zenefits today said it has raised $500 million in a round led by Fidelity and TPG at a whopping $4.5 billion valuation. The company,...…

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Uber and Zopa team on car loans for drivers

Great move, and expect many more partnerships in P2P lending to continue to accelerate growth!

Uber has struck a deal with peer-to-peer lender Zopa to offer its London-based drivers financing for new cars. The deal will see drivers...…

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From the people, for the people

Nice article on P2P lending!

SAVERS DO NOT get much in the way of interest from their banks these days. But a different logic seems to apply to borrowers, who still...…

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