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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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Bitcoin's 'war' could threaten its survival

CNBC sheds some light on the recent debate in the bitcoin space about increasing the size of the blocks in the bitcoin blockchain to...

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Malcolm Gladwell: the Snapchat problem, the Facebook problem, the Airbnb problem

Malcolm Gladwell encourages data driven marketers to, "find the truth in the data"

Last night futurist, journalist, prognosticator, and author Malcolm Gladwell told pretty much the most data-driven marketing technologist...…

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Faster Payments a factor in switching bank accounts

Interesting research showing that speed of payments could be a switching factor for Brits, especially the younger generation

Service could be a deciding factor for Brits looking to switch bank account providers, according to a survey commissioned by ACI...…

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Starbucks Now Clocking Nine Million Mobile Payments Per Week

Another contender for the mobile payments space?

The major driver in achieving the 9-million-transactions-per-week mark, is the Mobile Order and Pay facility. The company launched Mobile...…

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VISA CEO ON PAYPAL’S FUTURE THREA

Interesting piece highlighting two developments at Visa: (1) the potentially unsustainable relationship with PayPal, and (2) their plans...

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Have banks made a fatal mistake with Apple Pay?

Interesting thoughts from Chris Skinner as the payments race gains momentum with PayPal, ApplePay, GooglePay, Alipay, etc.

In the good old days, if something was big and challenging, banks would get together and create a co-operative to solve the problem....…

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UK peer-to-peer loans hit £3.15 billion (and counting)

P2P bullish on growth even if interest rates rise

The UK peer-to-peer industry has issued over £500 million of new consumer and small business loans since April this year, according to...…

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First Data prepares for multibillion dollar listing

After Paypal, another payments IPO in the making: First Data.

In a letter to prospective investors included in the filing, Mr Bisignano outlined the company's recent challenges of "continuous...…

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Why Do People Hate Some Banks, Love Others?

Based on this research consumers select banks based on branches/ ATMs and are satisfied with banks based on online/ mobile tools

A study of over 3,000 consumers reveals what drives satisfaction, why people refer some banks to their friends but not others, and what...…

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Borro: Taking on Luxury Asset Lending to a New Level

Borro extending its offering: luxury pawn shop?

Occasionally, people find themselves in a pinch to raise quick cash needed to seize opportunities or address unplanned events such as an...…

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PayPal And eBay Split Into Separate Companies

Paypal: a standalone company. Interesting to track their developments in the coming weeks, a lot of speculations on whether they stay...

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Banks, Entrepreneurs, Startups and VC Firms Showing Interest in Blockchain Technology

Another article outlining the potential disruptive impact the blockchain can have on financial services.

Blockchain has been one of the most awe-inspiring innovations since the Internet came into existence. Blockchain technology basically...…

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29 APIs That Startups Should Consider Before Building Any Fintech Product

Great list of leading APIs to integrate

APIs will become very important in Fintech. Earlier, APIs were built for networks which were slower and far more expensive. Also, they...…

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‘Insidious’ client-side malware targets banks through customers

Protecting against your customers' security breaches, an ever growing problem, 5-15% of consumers' computers likely affected in the US.

Banks are at risk from a new kind of ‘client side injected malware’ attack, in which attackers install malware on the customer’s device...…

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Betterment Just Made It Even Easier To Invest Money

SmartDeposit by Betterment will allow consumer to automatically move excess cash to their Betterment account so it can be invested.

Betterment is billed as a smarter way to invest money. But as a separate investment service, getting cash to Betterment has always been a...…

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Mobile payment revolution will “take off faster in the UK than the US”

Apple Pay went live in the UK, so far very positive response and high expectations.

As Apple Pay launches in the UK this morning, new research suggests that the mobile payment “revolution” will take off faster in this...…

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Remitly Buys Talio To Boost Its Money Transfer App With Messaging Features

Mobile remittance apps adding rich experience, because sending money home is often about more than a financial transaction.

While Facebook moves deeper into using its Messenger platform as a vehicle for people to transfer money to each other, an app built for...…

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Wealth Managers Should Go Digital to Tap $222 Trillion

Digital investments in wealth management will more than triple in the coming year according to BCG

(Bloomberg) -- Money-management companies targeting $222 trillion of wealth up for grabs by 2019 should invest more in digital services...…

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Skip the bank and get a small business loan from this Indian startup

SME lending space is heating up globally, see here another example of a new SME platform in India

According to Lunia, there are 57 million enterprises, excluding large corporates, in India. “Banks have funded US$110 billion to small...…

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Prosper Reaches New Milestones — $4 Billion in Loans Following Another Record Quarter by Prosper on

Alternative Lending continues to see strong growth, over a 1000% in the last two years.

Back in the second quarter of 2013 (our first full quarter at the company) Prosper originated $72 million in total loans through the...…

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Square Inc. Steps Into the Payroll Business With Square Capital Priced at $20/Month

Another example of a Fintech company building services around payroll ... value add or lock-in?

In a move to diversify its business, Silicon Valley-based payments and financial services company Square Inc. has added payroll services...…

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'Bank of Apple' Moves Closer With New Patent To Kill PayPal, Square

Apple continues to move further and further into banking.

Apple AAPL +2.72% has quietly filed for a new patent which details a person-to-person money transmission method which could potentially...…

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Ant Financial adds messaging, P2P payments and loyalty offers to mobile app

Alipay continues to lead the way in consumer payment innovation.

Alibaba's Ant Financial has revamped its mobile payments app to incorporate a wealth of new features including merchant discounting and...…

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Why MasterCard is Launching Facial Scan App for Smartphone Users to Make Secure Purchases?

Maybe better then the finger print, the "selfie" to authenticate payments.

The biometrics system in the payments business is about to get snazzy. While Apple Pay urged its users to fingerprint their purchases,...…

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BNP Paribas: Blockchains Will Destroy or Rebuild Securities Services

Security services will be substantially disrupted by distributed ledger technology

Blockchain technology will bring either doom or opportunity to securities services firms, according to European banking giant BNP...…

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Citibank Is Working On Its Own Digital Currency, Citicoin

Another examples of genuine efforts from large financial institutions to innovate around the blockchain.

In a move that should be of no surprise to anyone familiar with the space, Citibank has admitted to running a test platform for digital...…

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What Makes for a Great FinTech API?

So all this talk about APIs ... here are six things to consider.

The job of a good application program interface (API*) is to provide all the building blocks for developing a system/program so that a...…

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Xoom and TransferTo create one-stop shop for international prepaid mobile top-up

Xoom customers will be able to send airtime credit, an example of value transfer beyond traditional currency.

XoomXoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, today announced a collaboration with TransferTo, a global...…

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What was once unthinkable is now fashionable: a bank exposing its proprietary software to outside de

US banks are opening up their gates ... by sharing APIs banks get access to innovation.

Citigroup, BBVA Compass, Bank of America and Capital One are among the large U.S. banks that have been making pieces of their internally...…

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Nordea sets up fintech accelerator

Another accelerator joins the ranks, now in Sweden, a historic hotbed for innovation.

With Sweden recently staking a claim as a fintech hotspot, Stockholm-headquartered Nordea has moved to grab a slice of the action by...…

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Verisart Plans To Use The Blockchain To Verify The Authencity Of Artworks

Another interesting use case of Blockchain, expect to continue to see many more new solutions

Verifying the authenticity of a fine art work has become almost the raison d’être of the art world itself. Without either, an art work...…

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Orange plans French revolution in mobile money

The battle for remittance is on! expect many M&A in the next 6-12 months as big giants with installed base want to cross sell on their...

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XOOM ACQUISITION SHOWS PYPL STRATEGY

If anyone doubted PayPal’s intention to move beyond its retail payments and merchant services roots and enable the seamless management...

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Amazon to Offer Loans to Sellers in U.K., China, Six Other Countries

Poor lending start-ups that launched business to lend to Amazon or eBay SME's....

Amazon.com will start a business loan program for small sellers in the United Kingdom on Tuesday and is looking to launch it this year in...…

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SEC Allows Tweets for Startups

Watch out what you tweet about your company....before you know you launched a process of issues shares or debt

A startup can now post a Twitter message about its stock or debt offering to gauge interest among potential investors. The SEC's latest...…

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RBS Trials Ripple as Part of £3.5 Billion Tech Revamp

Many tests are ongoing...who will put massive volume on it...and than the test will be can ripple handle massive volumes?

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is undertaking a proof-of-concept with Ripple technology as part of its £3.5bn technological revamp. ...…

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Singapore Central Bank Funds Blockchain Recordkeeping Project

...and another Blockchain initiative! Singapore increasingly stepping up role in the last year!

The Monetary Authority of Singapore, the city-state's central bank, has funded a blockchain-based record-keeping system as part of a...…

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