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: Marketing, Startups

Tips for Startups on Working with the Media from a Top Tech Journalist

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I talk to a lot of startups and most have little idea about how journalism works (or worse, as in the case of HQ Trivia, they have terrible ideas). But positive coverage in a respected publication offers visibility and credibility … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Alternative Lending, Regulation, Startups

FinTech, Regulation, and the Law

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Goodwin Procter advises an impressive list of FinTech startups and is one of the five most active U.S. law firms advising on FinTech deals. They have expertise in every area of FinTech, including alternative lending, payments, digital currency and blockchain … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Insurance, Startups

Brolly. Noun. An Umbrella. Chiefly British.

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The use of an umbrella to represent coverage and protection has a long history among companies in the insurance industry. Brolly was the latest, until Travelers bullied them into changing their logo. Co-founded in 2016 by Phoebe Hugh, Brolly is … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups, Wealth Management

CMO Interview: Dr. Ella Rabener of Scalable Capital – Part One

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Founded in December of 2014, Scalable Capital is a European online investment manager with 40 employees and offices in Munich and London. It has raised more than $12 million in two rounds, the most recent of which closed in April. … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups, Wealth Management

Founder Interview: Alexandre Gaillard of InvestGlass

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Founded in 2014, InvestGlass is a Swiss-based, white-labeled, client and prospect management platform for private bankers and wealth managers. The platform is designed to facilitate more efficient prospecting and onboarding of new clients, as well as the management of relationships … READ MORE

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