FILED UNDER: Banking, FinTech, Mobile Payments

Doconomy: Banking Service With an Environmental Conscience

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Founded in September of 2018 by Helena Mueller, Johan Pihl, Mathias Wikström, Fredrik Lagertrad, and Nathalie Green, Doconomy is a mobile banking service developed to inspire changes in consumer behavior to reduce unsustainable consumption and carbon emissions. Doconomy bills itself as a … 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: 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: 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: Accelerators, Financial Services, FinTech

MassChallenge FinTech

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MassChallenge is an industry-agnostic accelerator program designed to strengthen the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential, early-stage startups. The Boston-based not-for-profit provides free office space, makes significant cash awards to its most promising participants, and takes no equity. If you … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Venture Capital

A Look at the Largest Independent FinTech Venture Fund in Europe

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BlackFin Capital Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in financial services investments across Europe, with offices in Paris, Brussels, and Frankfurt. The firm manages two buyout funds and recently closed its first FinTech venture fund, BlackFin … READ MORE

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Interview with Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance

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Founded in 2014, Innovate Finance is an independent membership association, a non-profit that represents the UK’s global FinTech community and advances the country’s position in the financial services sector by supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services innovators. More than … READ MORE

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