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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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How Funding Circle went from $15m to $1bn in 4 years

Nice analysis

Funding Circle has thus far reacted with graceful discretion to numerous reports, all un-substantiated, that the company has achieved the...…

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Britain just gave the green light to a bank with no branches and no website — just an app

The mobile lead bank! Curious to experiment it

Atom Bank, a mobile-first challenger bank, just won a banking licence to operate in the UK and plans to launch later this year. Unlike...…

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USAA investment arm leads $24 million funding for connected car startup Automatic

Interesting start-up in the world of connected cars!

The financial company is leading the $24 million funding round for Automatic. Automatic, a startup that makes a device that shares...…

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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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GoFundMe Founders to Reap a Fortune in Buyout

The two founders of the crowdfunding site GoFundMe are relinquishing control and reaping a fortune by selling a majority stake worth...

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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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Enigma attracts $28.2 mln Series B

Data discovery and analytics provider Engima has received $28.2 million in Series B funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round...

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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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Here's why WorldRemit is worth £320 million — it's building the WhatsApp of money

Interesting interview...not sure the what's app of Money is a term that makes sense

International money transfer start-up WorldRemit is worth a rumoured $500 million (£320 million) after raising $100 million (£64.5...…

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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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The Facts about ADP & Zenefits: Response to the claims made by Zenefits

Classic start-up vs. incumbent battle.. As Ghandi once said.. "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and...

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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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Response to Blog by Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash

Inetersting correspondence

Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash posted a blog that may have reflected his personal tagline, “inevitably optimistic, slightly amusing, always...…

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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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Apple Pay UK: date for new payment system revealed

In July Brits will be able to pay for good and services via their iPhone 6. Launch partners include: Boots, M&S, Lidl, Waitrose, London...

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European Mobile Payment Startup SumUp Discloses A Total $45M In Funding

Wondering when we will see a consolidation of the mobile and domestic payment space

In the rush of companies crowding into the mobile payment space, a startup out of Europe has announced more funding to grow its footprint...…

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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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Millennial Personal Finance – The Fin Tech Startups Targeting Millennials

Very nice overview of the Millenial FinTech space!

Fin Tech startups targeting the millennial demographic have raised over $2.29B across 126 deals. They range from 'robo-advisors' offering...…

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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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UBS sets up Singapore wealth management lab

UBS is setting up a technology innovation lab in Singapore to meet the changing demands of its wealth management clients, following the...

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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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The future of payments ...by google

At their I/O conference last week, Google outlines how customers will soon be able to pay "hands free".

Technical details have not...

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DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals: Know Your Robots

Amazing to see how this is developing...curious how the role of Robots evolves, now very much in the manufacturing industry...when will...

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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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