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Do Algorithms Dream of Synthetic Data?

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Data is critical to innovation in financial services, from testing new underwriting algorithms to sifting through government filings for sell signals, to training fraud detection models. But real-world data – and particularly consumer data – can be hard to come … READ MORE

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Greater Boston Fintech Startups Raised $3.8 Billion in 2021

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I follow roughly 165 active fintech (insurtech, regtech, etc.) startups headquartered in Greater Boston which, by my definition, runs from Portland to Providence and as far west as Springfield. The number hasn’t changed much since 2020 despite the higher-than-usual number … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Banking, FinTech, Startups

How Orum is Enabling Real-Time Payments (part two)

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Orum is creating financial infrastructure allowing for real-time money movement in the U.S. In its own words, “Orum’s API-based products will give enterprise customers unique funds-availability modeling, empowering them with the information required to shift to real-time payments, and enable access … READ MORE

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How Orum is Enabling Real-Time Payments (part one)

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Founded in 2019, Orum is creating financial infrastructure allowing for real-time money movement in the U.S. In its own words, “Orum’s API-based products will give enterprise customers unique funds-availability modeling, empowering them with the information required to shift to real-time payments, and … READ MORE

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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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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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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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