FILED UNDER: Alternative Lending, Banking, FinTech

Q&A with Alex Tonelli of Funding Circle USA

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Funding Circle is a crowdlending platform that lets individuals and institutions loan money to small businesses. Founded in the UK in 2010, the firm has about 70,000 registered lenders who have lent more than £223,000,000. Last October, Funding Circle raised … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Banking, Startups, Venture Capital

What Simple’s Sale Says

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Last week, BBVA announced that it is buying Simple for $117 million. It’s easy to think of reasons why this acquisition appeals to BBVA. It’s not for assets and deposits. Yes, the 100,000 tech-savvy early adopters who’ve signed up for … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Institutional Asset Management, Startups

Interview with Sarah Biller of Capital Market Exchange

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Capital Market Exchange (CMX) was founded in 2010, in the wake of the financial crisis. CMX provides fixed income credit analysts, portfolio managers, and bond traders with predictive analytics and sentiment analysis – that is, a unique perspective on factors … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Startups

RIP Open Runway

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Open Runway, retailer of high-end, custom-made shoes and handbags, is shutting down. Open Runway, which began life as Sole Envie, was part of the movement toward mass-customization of fashion items that includes Gemvara, Blank Label, and Bow and Drape. The … READ MORE

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