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If you can’t beat them, join them: Goldman Sachs enters Fintech.

If you can’t beat them, join them: Goldman Sachs enters Fintech.

If you liked “Invest in the Disruptors”, you will love “Disrupt the Disruptors”… Goldman Sachs has been a very active investor in Fintech (and Tech in general), with the latest investment in Circle (Bitcoin), but also CompareAsiaGroup (Comparison website for financial services), Oscar (Challenger Insurance) or Kensho (Data analytics for finance) for example. But what(…)

Follow 100 Fintech Twitter accounts in one click

Follow 100 Fintech Twitter accounts in one click

If you don’t feel like adding the 107 Fintech people listed by Marc Bernegger one by one in Twitter, I have done it for you ! (if you really want to thank me, send me 0.01 Bitcoin which I’ll gladly retrieve once I remember my password!). Once you have added all these people, you will have(…)

Who are the Top Fintech Influencers? By CityAM

Who are the Top Fintech Influencers? By CityAM

I love these lists – especially when I am in there ! This list is comprised of people who are building great disruptive startups, like Samir Desai at Funding Circle, or people who are building the Fintech ecosystem, like Nektarios Liolios at StartupBootCamp. And me? My involvement to Fintech is mainly through Disruptive Finance and advising startups,(…)

Who to follow in Fintech: Singapore, HK, France, NY, Holland. And Italy!

Who to follow in Fintech: Singapore, HK, France, NY, Holland. And Italy!

I love these lists from Marc Bernegger who does an incredible job of referencing some great Fintech accounts to follow. I don’t know how he finds the time (and I can assure you he is not a bot…) but his posts are a great starting point for anyone who’d like to start following Fintech. After the UK, Germany,(…)

Fintech is coming to Asia. Fast.

Fintech is coming to Asia. Fast.

In the same way that we could feel the emergence of Fintech in London a few years ago, we can detect a similar trend coming from Asia today. Remember that only 3 years ago there might have been less than 100 Fintech startups in London – whereas there might be 10 times that amount today. Are(…)

Top 130 Fintech startups

Top 130 Fintech startups

Did you know that there are more than 1,000 Fintech startups? Actually, there may well be more than 5,000, but there are at least a few thousands that are referenced in various places: – Venture Scanner has referenced more than 1,000 across 17 categories here – Reuben Levy has referenced 450 startups here A few(…)

Citi Mobile Challenge: the next gen Hackathon?

Citi Mobile Challenge: the next gen Hackathon?

With thousand of startups working on the next financial innovations, it is clear that banks – despite all their resources – will find it challenging to be at the forefront of innovation. On the other hand, banks know that they will have to adapt to the world of Finance 2.0 and we have seen many(…)

Banks to compete with Google and Amazon! The empire strikes back?

Banks to compete with Google and Amazon! The empire strikes back?

Google and Amazon the next competitors to banks? This is a recurring theme, which has been debated at length (here and here for example) But banks competing with Google or Amazon, that is, shall we say, more daring… But this is exactly what happened last week, when Santander announced that it will offer cloud storage, therefore(…)