FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups

L’Union des Plus Belles Fintech Françaises

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Formed in June of last year, France Fintech is an association of FinTech startups founded to raise the visibility of the sector and to speak in a coordinated manner to key audiences: regulators, established firms, and the international community. The … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Innovation, Uncategorized

Discussing Innovation with Brendan Bradley of Eurex

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Publicly-traded Deutsche Boerse Group (“DBG”), with headquarters in Frankfurt, is a leading global operators of exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Its services include equities and derivatives trading, clearing and settlement of orders, custody of securities, and the provision of … 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: Startups, Venture Capital

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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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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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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