FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups, Venture Capital

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: Institutional Asset Management, Sustainable Finance

Aligning Investments and Values with Physis Investment

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It’s been a long time in coming, but many of the world’s largest asset managers, forward-thinking family offices, and individual investors are developing and implementing sustainable investment strategies that seek to couple competitive financial returns with wider environmental and social … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Financial Services, FinTech

Four Boston FinTech Week Panels You Won’t Want to Miss

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After a year off because of, well, you know, Boston FinTech Week is back. This fourth edition, brought to you once again by FinTech Sandbox, is running from September 28 – October 1, 2021. This year’s theme is Financial Services for Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere.  … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: InsurTech, Venture Capital

Introducing Brewer Lane Ventures

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Brewer Lane Venture is a new, Boston-based VC firm focused on early-stage InsurTech and FinTech startups. Former New York Life President and Chief Investment Officer John Kim is the founder, and veteran investor Martha Notaras joined the firm in January as … 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

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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