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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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Bestdealfinance raises $3M from Kalaari, others

Mumbai based online loan marketplace for individuals and SMEs has secured $3m in Series A funding led by Kalaari Capital. The company,...

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14 banks looking at bitcoin and blockchain, ranked by how much they 'get it'

Nice overview and description of what 14 Banks are doing with Blockchain!

When bitcoin first emerged banks didn't want anything to do with it. But a few years down the line and pretty much all of them are...…

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Marketers thought the Web would allow perfectly targeted ads.

Nice Article! Interesting to see the high share of marketing bots in Financial Services, would r

Ron Amram has been in the brand marketing business for about 20 years. In the 2000s he was media director for Sprint’s prepaid cellular...…

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P2P lending platform Prosper Marketplace acquires personal finance-tracking startup BillGuard for $3

Interesting expect many more bold on acquisitions either by the banks or large platforms

BillGuard, the crowdsourced security app for personal finance, has been acquired by peer-to-peer lending giant Prosper Marketplace. ...…

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SpaceX and Tesla backer just invested $50 million in this startup

Interesting start-up and use case for big data at cross road of Financial Services!

Premise uses people on the ground across the world to collect fruit, grain, and oil prices. When the World Bank and the Philippines...…

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What are Banks Doing With Blockchain Technology?

Nice overview of the Blockchain incumbent landscape although several initiatives missing...

If you are wondering why there is so much buzz around blockchain and what the banks are doing with it, then this is the right place. The...…

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Mobile Apps Change the Way We Access Our Insurance

Interesting set of apps of the incumbent insurers in the US, mostly nice to have gadgets

Liberty Mutual’s Home Gallery® App We’ve discussed things to do with renters insurance, but this Home Gallery takes cataloging your...…

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Prosper Marketplace to Acquire Personal Finance Company BillGuard

Today is an exciting day for our company. This morning, we announced that Prosper Marketplace will acquire BillGuard, a leading personal...…

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Stampery Leverages The Blockchain To Certify All Your Documents

Many cool blockchain use cases recently, from diamonds to legal docs

Meet Stampery, a startup that wants to replace notaries with bitcoin’s blockchain. The service can issue legally binding proofs for all...…

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Money Intel Wants To Help Companies Quickly Set Up And Manage A 401(k)

Great idea! huge issues and problems for the SME's to get good pension plans in place

For smaller companies, setting up a 401(k) can be one of the most difficult exercises — but it’s still one of the most important ones....…

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Betterment entering 401k

Betterment is fighting wars on so many fronts with this 401(k) offering that you almost need a military map. Sure, this announcement...

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Insurer Hastings eyes London listing with $277mln share sale

The start of the FinTech European IPO season?

UK insurer Hastings Direct said on Tuesday it plans to raise 180 million pounds ($277.40 million) through a listing on the London Stock...…

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Introducing Relay

Relay makes it easier for developers to build great mobile e-commerce experiences, and for stores to participate in them. See lots of...

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WTF Are Smart Contracts Anyway?

Great article on smart contracts!

Folks are both fascinated and confused by the term “smart contracts”. Many across the general peer-to-peer tech space have had their...…

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SMEs turned off by bank digital-first approach

The SME Battle...a segment with complex financials and complex characteristics

digital-first approach to financial services for small businesses is weakening the relationships between UK banks and their SME...…

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Nine of the largest investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Credit Suisse, are plann

Think this is the likely path, a group of Banks facilitated by founders "with strong convening power"

The group is looking to channel data, ideas and financial backing to a start-up called R3CEV, a New York-based group of trading and...…

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Google Bets on Insurance Startup Oscar Health

Insurance momentum picking up, overal # of start-ups is still a fraction vs. total

Oscar co-founders Mario Schlosser, Kevin Nazemi, and Joshua Kushner Oscar Health Insurance Corp. Insurance startup Oscar Health...…

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GOOGLE WALLET PIVOTS—AND TURNS INTO VENMO

Google Wallet beat Apple to the payment game by a couple of years, but Apple Pay was ultimately a bigger success. The new Google Wallet...

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Why There Are 'Dark Clouds' Ahead for Unicorns

Venture Capital Legend Says Trouble Lies Ahead for Some of the World's Hottest Startups Being a high...The problem, according to...

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Here's one way to get private market liquidity

Making illiquid markets liquid

Investing in private companies is notoriously risky. Most start-ups fail, and those that succeed can take a decade or longer to provide...…

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Abra Raises $12M In Series A Funding For Its Bitcoin-Based Remittance Service

ABRA one of the Blockchain based remittance companies...last mile from digital to cash remains complex...

Abra, a remittance service built on top of the Blockchain, has closed $12 million in Series A funding. Investors in the round include...…

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Full Stack Banking: How Fintech Will Fuel API-Based Competition

Good article on what is about to happen and how the full stack approach will likely succeed

“Suppose you develop a new technology that is valuable to some industry. The old approach was to sell or license your technology to...…

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Top non-Financial Blockchain use cases

Nice overview and inspiring to see what is happening with the BlockChain Technology

Blockchain technology has been described as e-mail for money, but it has the potential to be so much more. According to Blythe Masters,...…

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German FinTech: Where are the big spenders?

Nice Summary of the german FinTech Landscape, some nice facts, most known, but still interesting to have them all in one place

Today, we would like to present our German FinTech Money Map. Our FinTech Money Map is a data base, that has been built up by collecting...…

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US insurer warns 10 million records breached in two-year cyberattack

Another example of growing need for cyber security

Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield has warned that up to 10 million customer records may have been compromised during the course of a...…

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Cybersecurity’s Human Factor: Lessons from the Pentagon

The annual global cost of cybercrime against consumers is $113B.

The vast majority of companies are more exposed to cyberattacks than they have to be. To close the gaps in their security, CEOs can take...…

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No marketing? No plan? How Handelsbanken hit 200 branches in the UK

The UK arm of Sweden's Handelsbanken is growing rapidly despite keeping a low profile

Challenger bank Handelsbanken is opening its 200th branch in the UK, doubling its size in just three years and becoming one of the...…

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The Business Of Fraud

Fraud is becoming far more prevalent but more importantly far more sophisticated

When you visualize a hacker, what do you see? Do you envision a young computer enthusiast coding in their basement, pounding Red Bull?...…

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Strategy decay: Is there another way?

“Strategy decay” is the idea that by the time investments have been made on large IT implementations and the technology is rolled out,...

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UBS looks to build 'settlement coin' alliance

This is a very logical way to get it done by having a group or a leading bank shape an alliance, alternative is that a super connected...

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Meet Europe's Leading Startups Transforming Investment Management

Nice overview of the wealth attacker space...as you can see early stages to have a material impact on the industry

Having spent the last few months in the hot pursuit of startups in the asset & wealth management space with Michael Mellinghoff, it would...…

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The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs

The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs, nice read

I received a lot of feedback on an article I wrote a few months ago about changing the way we perceive the “Things” in the Internet of...…

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QuanTemplate Technologies Ltd announces the appointment of Ron Carlier to the company’s board and th

Interesting insurance big data start-up

QuanTemplate Technologies Ltd. (“QuanTemplate”) announces the successful completion of a £5.225m equity fundraising and the appointment...…

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Financial Institutions: Blockchain Activity Analysis

Good overview of how financial institutions are exploring opportunities with blockchain.

Similar to the industry’s first report on the various non-financial use cases of blockchain, our article on the timeline of various banks...…

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CARLYLE SNAGS INSURANCE SAAS BUYOUT

UK based claim processing services company, Innovation, was acquired by the buyout group Carlyle for $772m. Innovation offers its'...

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7 Emerging FinTech Players In Top Latin American Markets

Nice overview of some interesting FinTech start-ups in LatAm, several are international expansion of non LatAm

Clip. Pando covered this Redwood City-based startup, which is a Square-like payment processor that has raised more than $5 million; it...…

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Why Startups Should Leverage Compliance

The Clearing House, an advocacy group owned by the world’s largest commercial banks, has its gun sights on payment startups. It's a sign...

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Robo-advisers face first reckoning in downturn

Robo-advisers face first reckoning in downturn. Market volatility shows importance of communication as robos look to get out in front of...

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Aussie court slaps $18 million fine on Visa for anti-competitive practices

Another fine favouring the need for greater financial transparency

The Australian Federal Court has ordered Visa to pay $18 million in fines for freezing out rival currency conversion services on...…

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Oscar has hundreds of millions in funding. Now it needs customers

Health Insurance sector also ripe for disruption with value added service for user like connecting you with doctors/ specialist.

​“Insurance is a confusing system, confusing as hell,” says Mario Schlosser, Oscar’s chief executive officer. The founders say a slick...…

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