FILED UNDER: InsurTech, Venture Capital

Introducing Brewer Lane Ventures

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Brewer Lane Venture is a new, Boston-based VC firm focused on early-stage InsurTech and FinTech startups. Former New York Life President and Chief Investment Officer John Kim is the founder, and veteran investor Martha Notaras joined the firm in January as … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Banking, Innovation

17 Questions with Scarlett Sieber

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Scarlett Sieber is Managing Director, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Catalyst Consulting Group (“CCG”), a management consulting firm that advises clients on the direction of banking and helps them develop strategies that deliver profitable growth and competitive advantage. Scarlett is … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Accelerators

The NadiFin FinTech Acceleration Program

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I’m a booster of accelerator participation for FinTech startups, particularly participation in vertically focused accelerators. B2B FinTech startups generally mature a little later than other types of tech startups and I believe they also benefit from a focus on industry-specific … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups, Venture Capital

Another Strong Year of Fundraising for Boston FinTechs

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There were at least 35 financing events resulting in more than $540 million in capital raised by Boston-area FinTech startups in 2019 — significantly more than any previous year except 2018 when Cambridge Mobile Telematics raised $500 million (all from Softbank) on … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Insurance, Startups, Uncategorized

The Future of Benefits? (part two)

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This is the second half of our interview with Kristen Tyrell, co-founder and CEO of Catch, which is building a portable benefits platform for workers who don’t receive their benefits from an employer. (Find the first half here.) Q.     Can you measure … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Banking, Thoughts & Ramblings

The New Financial Health

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Ideas of financial health have long been rooted in the concept of “financial literacy,” and dominated by educational approaches designed to teach people how to better manage their financial lives. While financial literacy is important, and it should be taught … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: RegTech

Finding Suspicious Connections in Siloed Data with Linkurious

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Identifying complex fraud schemes in siloed data using relational technology can be a long, tedious, and sometimes unsuccessful process. But software from Linkurious makes dependencies and relationships between large amounts of data quickly and visually identifiable, freeing users to spend time … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech

Don’t Miss 2019 Boston FinTech Week September 9 – 12

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It’s almost here! Since 2017, FinTech Sandbox has organized Boston FinTech Week, putting on stage key leaders from the world of digital finance and FinTech. You won’t want to miss the upcoming 3rd edition. More than 200 speakers from 120 organizations … READ MORE

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