FILED UNDER: FinTech, Venture Capital

Q&A with Mark Beeston of Illuminate Financial Management

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Illuminate Financial Management, founded in 2014 in London, is a venture capital firm funding financial technology startups that have the potential to effect real change within capital markets. Since late 2015, folks at Illuminate have been investing from the IFM … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Banking

MoCaFi Preparing to Take on Alternative Finance

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Mobility Capital Finance, Inc. (“MoCaFi”) is building a platform that reimagines how financially underserved individuals can live. MoCaFi seeks to provide people with the opportunity to migrate from alternative financial services to more mainstream offerings via a mobile app. In … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Marketing, Wealth Management

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

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One of the toughest things for any B2C FinTech startup is finding cost-effective client acquisition strategies that scale. At European robo-advisor Scalable Capital, that challenge falls to Ella Rabener, co-founder and CMO. This is the second of a two-part interview. … 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

On the 2017 Paris FinTech Forum and the French FinTech Scene

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Last January, I attended the inaugural Paris Fintech Forum, a one-day affair that brought together more than 600 attendees. Despite the name, this is really an international FinTech event. Sessions were held in a combination of French and English (depending … READ MORE

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Interview with Tom Ryan of Anthemis Group

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Anthemis Group, founded in 2010 and headquartered in London, is “focused on re-inventing financial services for the 21st century.” It’s an important firm within the FinTech ecosystem, but a little hard to categorize. Anthemis advises large financial services firms on … READ MORE

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