FILED UNDER: FinTech, Insurance, Venture Capital

Q&A with Tom Hutton of InsurTech Investors XL Innovate

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XL Group is a global insurance company with both insurance and reinsurance operations. Operating primarily under the XL Catlin brand since the 2015 acquisition of Catlin Group Limited, the company today provides property, casualty, and specialty products to industrial, commercial, … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Venture Capital

Q&A with Jay Reinemann of Propel Venture Partners

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Earlier this year, Spanish bank BBVA shut down its in-house venture arm, BBVA Ventures, and placed the portfolio, the cash remaining from the original $100 million allocation, and an additional $150 million into a new venture called Propel Venture Partners, … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Venture Capital

There’s a New Fund in Town – An Interview with Bill Wiberg of G20 Ventures

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Boston-based G20 Ventures recently announced the closing of its first fund with $63.5MM in assets. G20 was founded and is led by Bill Wiberg and Bob Hower, industry veterans who will be familiar to many from their years at Advanced … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Insurance, Venture Capital

Introducing AXA Strategic Ventures

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In February, Paris-based AXA announced the launch of a new venture capital fund to invest in innovation in the insurance, asset management, financial technology and healthcare service industries. AXA Strategic Ventures will have as much as €200 million to invest. … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Accelerators, Banking, Venture Capital

Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator

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The Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator is a semiannual boot camp for young companies that will help them commercialize their ideas and begin selling effectively into the enterprise marketplace and/or the financial services vertical. Wells Fargo is seeking innovations in biometrics, location-based … READ MORE

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Q&A with MassMutual Ventures

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Springfield, MA-based Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company  is launching a venture capital firm to invest in startups that will help the company improve its life insurance, disability, annuity, long-term care, retirement plans, and investment businesses. MassMutual Ventures LLC will receive … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups, Venture Capital

Greater Boston FinTech Funding 1H 2014

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These are the FinTech startups in the greater Boston area that announced new funding in the first six months of 2014: Consumer United – $14MM Kensho – $10MM peerTransfer – $6.2MM Swipely – $20MM Did I miss anyone? If so, … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Startups, Venture Capital

Pattern Recognition

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Some say venture capital investing is a “pattern recognition” business. But others say that pattern recognition is one way unfounded biases are perpetuated. And that even experienced VCs who rely too much on pattern recognition are simply giving multiple anecdotes the … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Uncategorized, Venture Capital

Lightning Round With Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge

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Jeff Bussgang is General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, an early-stage VC firm with offices in Boston and New York. Jeff is currently a board member at FinTech startups Plastiq and SimpleTuition, as well as at AdTech firm DataXu. He … READ MORE

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Q&A With Maia Heymann of CommonAngels

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CommonAngels is a small venture capital fund with over 60 Boston-area angel investors and a few family offices as its limited partners. The group is currently investing from CommonAngels Ventures Fund IV, which regulatory filings show had its first close … READ MORE

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