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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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Consumer Reports names Betterment in top five for customer service with USAA, Schwab, Vanguard and T

Interesting read, and to be expected that one of the new players would end up in the top 5

The bad news is that Consumer Reports quite literally doesn’t know what it is rating here. It conflates mutual funds, robo-advisors,...…

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Big banks are betting on online lender Avant

Avant, the online lender, has raised $139m in debt led by Jefferies and another $200m in debt co-led by J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse....

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U.K. Looks to Relax Money Laundering Rules to Help Businesses

Looks interesting...but if the US does not follow, with international operations the tightest regulator sets the bar

The U.K. government said it will look to relax anti-money laundering controls as part of a plan to save British companies 10 billion...…

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7 Habits of Highly Successful Fintech Startups

Nice overview and lessons of FinTech start-ups

It starts with a dream. Many startups begin with the idea that they will change the world. In the fintech world, you are only limited by...…

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Swedish startup iZettle raises €60 Million Series D round

Lets see how this will pay-out as consolidation of this space should happen in the next 2-3 years

Mobile point-of-sale pioneer iZettle has raised a €60m Series D round to help grow its small business customer-base across Europe. The...…

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The Android Mondriaan....

Android fragmentation report: There are now 24,093 distinct devices, up 28% from last year...imagine the complexity....as each is also...

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What We Know From A Decade Of SaaS

the 5x revenues rule, 30% growth for SaaS....

As an entrepreneur, you need two things: revenue projection for your company and the desired return profile of the investor you’re...…

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I Want Sandy

Nice article on the virtual assistants. we deal with several start-ups that have virtual assistants...overall experience is great, one...

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Start-up unicorns

Lots of discussion whether a bubble exist or whether it will burst, at least the shape of start-ups looks normal, seems more a...

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Blockchain Use Cases: The world beyond BitCoin

Nice overview of the Blockchain use cases that have moved beyond BitCoin

The concept of blockchain has energized the financial services industry globally. The interest of financial institutions on blockchain is...…

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The State of Artificial Intelligence in Six Visuals

Nice set of insights and Visuals of the AI space

This week, we do the same with Artificial Intelligence (AI). At this time, we are tracking 855 AI companies across 13 categories, with a...…

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The State of Bitcoin in Six Visuals

Nice overview and visuals of the state of BitCoin

At this time, we are tracking 729 Bitcoin companies across 13 categories, with a combined funding amount of $881 million. To see all of...…

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SOFTWARE IS REORGANIZING THE WORLD

From Eating to reorganising, Software/Tech is making a fundamental shift. This one is about the shift it makes in geographic centers....

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Whom to trust

New ways for credit scoring looking more at likelihood to repay vs historical facts. In Benign environments all rating systems work...so...

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BlackRock Future Advisor logic

There seem to be 3 main reasons why Blackrock bought FA, (or Northwestern bought Learnvest, BBVA bought Simple, etc.):

– Scaleable...

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Mobile Payments: Various Forecasts Point to Explosive Growth

The growth of mobile phone users, mobile and smartphone penetration coupled with decreasing prices of handsets has made this channel the...…

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Singapore FinTech 10 start-ups

Hottest start-ups in Singapore, most of them still early stage and focused on wealth/Trading, Payments/Blockchain, which is also a...

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The 25 fintech 'unicorns' worth over $1 billion ranked by value

Nice overview of the unicorns, also some big ones missing...

Unicorns abound in fintech. Financial technology, or fintech, is a boom industry right now, with investment flooding into companies...…

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Intuit to sell Quicken

Interesting move and transformation of Intuit!

The surprise move to ditch Quicken - along with the Quickbase and Demandforce business units - was announced by the company in its 2015...…

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Peer-to-peer lender Zopa is growing like crazy and will do £1 billion next year

ZOPA to break through GBP 1 Bn or ±1.5 Bn EUR, congrats!

Peer-to-peer lending — where savers cut out banks and lend directly to people and businesses at better rates — is growing explosively in...…

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Bank-Wise Analysis of Blockchain Activity

Nice overview of the Blockchain partnership activities, and descriptions per bank...expect next years not be able to fit on one chart!...

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The 15 most exciting startups inside fintech hub Level39

Nice summary of 15 great start-ups at Level39 at different stages valued at a couple of million to 500m

Office space Level39 in Canary Wharf is the biggest hub of fintech talent in London, and possibly the world. It's home to more than...…

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Mobile wallet wars: Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay vs Android Pay

Nice overview of the different mobile wallet/Pay solutions

Chris Skinner shares a CNN infographic about the differences between the many mobile wallet options on the market, including Apple Pay...…

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College debt More is less

Over 10 years, US student debt has tripled to $1.2 trillion...

Student debt in America now totals $1.2 trillion, up more than threefold over the past decade. On August 10th Hillary Clinton announced a...…

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A Hundred Apps Bloom in China as Millions Bank on Their Phones Consumers are skipping straight from

40% of mobile banking users are in China....

Hundreds of banking and financial apps are blooming in China. Harry Campbell You forgot your wallet, and it’s four flights up to your...…

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MarketInvoice to broaden access to retail investors with £6 million investment

Attractive market, many are trying to win, big opportunity to disrupt this with a Big Data approach and make it frictionless

MarketInvoice, a P2P platform for small business lending, has raised £6 million in its first round of financing as part of an effort to...…

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C2FO RECEIVES A $40M BUMP

Kansas based working capital marketplace, C2FO, recently closed $40m of Series D financing led by Temasek Holdings from Singapore. The...

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PAIDEASY M-PAYMENTS STARTUP SECURES $2M

PaidEasy is a new mobile payment app that is aiming to eliminate friction in spending. This app raised 2 million dollars in funding in a...

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Goldman Sachs to Give Out ‘Secret Sauce’ on Trading

The sharing economy....new open source platform is an attempt by Goldman to bolster its technology bona fides

In a major shift for Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the firm is preparing to give away some of the “secret sauce” behind its trading ideas. ...…

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Private Equity Firm Sees Upside in Small Banks' Compliance Pain

Security (Compliance, Fraud, etc.) is a massive space! This is also an interesting company!

Cho said Banker's Toolbox has 650 customers nationwide and tends to stick to the banks with less than $10 billion in assets. The...…

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