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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FILED UNDER: Insurance, Wealth Management

Modernizing Management of Money in Retirement

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The shift from defined benefit to defined contribution plans left individuals responsible for their own retirement savings with serious consequences for retirement security. Risks that were formerly managed by sophisticated actuaries and professional portfolio managers — and borne by employers … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Financial Services, FinTech

FinTech M&A Firing on All Cylinders

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Evercore is an independent global investment banking advisory firm founded in 1995. Its dealmakers advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, capital raising, public offerings, private placements, and other strategic transactions. The firm also provides institutional investors with equity … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Innovation, Insurance, Uncategorized

Q&A with Nathalie Doré of BNP Paribas Cardif

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BNP Paribas Cardif is the insurance subsidiary of Paris-based banking giant BNP Paribas. BNP Paribas Cardif provides both savings and protection products, is a world leader in both bancassurance partnerships and credit insurance, serves more than 100 million policyowners in 35 … READ MORE

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