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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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London FinTech startup Currency Cloud raises $18m series C funding from Rakuten, Sapphire Ventures a

Currency Cloud, a fast and secure payment network for businesses, has landed $18mm in Series C funding led by Sapphire Venture.

London's finance and tech worlds are forming successful companies (Source; Getty) One of London’s FinTech stars has landed a new round...…

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This partnership wants to bring credit scores to China

The opportunity space of credit scoring (e.g. credit Karma) copying into China....

A U.S. and Chinese company are trying to give China’s consumers access to credit by bring a new concept to that country: the credit...…

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Fintech reloaded

Nice report....however not too much news...think sufficient reports have been written that FinTech is happening

Deutsche BankThe time is ripe for established banks to transform themselves into digital platform-based ecosystems, says Deutsche Bank....…

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Tech's peer-to-peer model is coming for insurance

Insurance being disrupted! Uzamo great company, some comparable models in Europe tackling P2P

Much like the way Groupon leveraged the buying power of groups and peer-to-peer lender Lending Club cut out the middle man to offer lower...…

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Money Transfer Startup Azimo Raises $20M At A $100M Valuation

Do not get why they make payments free, with only FX as the cost, and ask for a kick back on the revenues

Azimo, a mobile money transfer startup out of London that was once feted by Facebook, is jumping into the funding ring with a $20 million...…

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The Computer as a Financial Planner

Big outstanding question is whether the computer complements the advisor or replaces?

COMPUTER-GENERATED investment advice has gotten a lot of attention in the last few years. And for good reason. Many web-based services...…

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THE SEA CHANGE RIPPLE LABS SEES FOR FINTECH

Nice interview to get a perspective on the vision Ripple has

In the world of distributed ledgers, bitcoin may grab the lion’s share of attention and headlines. But there’s also a sea change going on...…

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The wealth management discovery platform raised $5mm in Series B funding led by Highland Capital Ma

The wealth management discovery platform raised $5mm in Series B funding led by Highland Capital Management.

Harvest Exchange (HVST.com), the fast-growing investment management marketplace platform today announced a $5 million Series B funding...…

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Polygenius Company Redefines US Consumer Insurance with Online Tools, Quotes and Advice

Brooklyn based insurance startup has raised $5.3mm in Series A funding from co-led by Karlin Ventures and Susa Ventures.

PolicyGenius secured $5.3 million in its Series A funding round, reasserting the company as the champion for consumer insurance advice...…

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Quantopian: Giving Individuals the Tools to ‘Compete with Wall Street’s Best’

Boston FinTech startup, Quantopian, is open-sourcing its application to coders interested to “write market-beating algorithms.”

One Boston FinTech startup, Quantopian, is open-sourcing its application to coders interested in researching and testing financial...…

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UK has most billion-dollar 'unicorns' in Europe

Europe now has 40 unicorns, with the UK contributing 17, eight of which were founded in the last 12 months.

Unicorns - billion-dollar technology startups - are more common in the UK than anywhere else in Europe, according to new research...…

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Broken Values & Bottom Lines

Nice way to get free adverstisement, although not sure all facts are facts

Note: Today, Charles Schwab Corporation rolled out a new automated investment service, designed to directly compete with my company,...…

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SEC questioned revenue at Twitter and Etsy pre-IPO

At least revenues could be questioned, in 2000, in many cases there was no revenue

A number of prominent tech companies have been subject to questioning from the SEC about how they record their revenues. When Etsy...…

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How the Next Financial Crisis Will Happen

Nice article, the regulation to help create stability to create instability...

After the financial crisis, a focus on safety and soundness was good medicine for the financial system. New bank liquidity and capital...…

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Fintech’s Forgotten Markets

CIB/B2B fintech start-ups are often ignored as the big bucks head into B2C start-ups. However those start-ups tend to prove to deliver...

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FN Fintech Focus: Follow the money

Nice Overview....Asia is hot!

The growing buzz surrounding fintech has given rise to a number of initiatives to promote local cities as the place to be for start-ups...…

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Organizing Connected Transportation

Nice overview of the connected transportation system, some of these sectors are hot to disrupt Insurance and Car Leasing

. At the time of writing this post, we’ve been able to identify 369 companies which have collectively raised $3.15B, and organized them...…

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Disruptive Ideas for the Insurance Industry: Pay as You Go, Micro-Insurance and More

Innovation in the insurance sector aiding the pay-as-you-go model and other cool things: What are startups up to?

Within a short span of time, micro-insurance and the pay-as-you-go model of insurance has evolved into a long-term strategic business...…

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Insurance-Tech Startups Are Invading The Multi-Trillion Dollar Insurance Industry

Strong growth, albeit from a small base. Main catalyst would be more entrepreneurs setting up insurance disruptors

Companies in the insurance tech space raised $2.12B since 2010 a whopping $1.39B of which has come since the start of 2014. 2015 is...…

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Direct Santander bank feeds now available

API's are starting to eat the information out of Banks

Santander Corporate & Commercial UK customers can now connect to Xero and automatically receive their bank transactions. With direct...…

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JPMorgan cuts the cord on voicemail

3.2 million savings on voicemail

For JPMorgan's retail employees, there will be no more messages after the beep. The company's consumer banking chief told an industry...…

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Markit buys Dublin-based software firm Information Mosaic

Mosaic develops enterprise software with a focus on corporate actions and post trade securities processing.

Dublin-based software company Information Mosaic has been bought by financial information services firm Markit. The value of the deal...…

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Fintech’s Forgotten Markets

gradually, people are figuring out that Financial Services has always been a tech business, but seem not be be fully aware of this. Look...

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