FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups

ItaliaFintech – The Association of Italian Fintech Entrepreneurs

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ItaliaFintech was established in 2018 by a small group of the leading fintech entrepreneurs who felt the need to join forces and build a common house for discussion and development. The aim was to exchange views on the challenges, the … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Insurance, InsurTech, Startups

How Descartes Underwriting Helps Companies Weather Climate Change

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Parametric insurance pays out when a pre-defined event occurs as measured by a specified figure, figures, or index. It has traditionally been used in agriculture and by insurance companies to cover natural catastrophes, including hurricanes, cyclones, and earthquakes (think CAT … 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: 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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