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Calendar of Fintech Events in London

Calendar of Fintech Events in London

If you’re like me, you would get to know about Fintech events in very random ways – from emails, Twitter, chatting to friends, etc. I’m pretty much sure that there is at least one Fintech event per day – from hackathons to conferences, from demo days to meetups – but it’s just impossible to keep(…)

What lessons can we learn from Bondcube? [CEO Interview]

What lessons can we learn from Bondcube? [CEO Interview]

The growth in Fintech has been phenomenal during the last few years: 10 times more startups in London in 3 years, dozens of Fintech companies valued at more than $1bn, record breaking VC investments year after year. On the one hand, it is totally justifiable. Finance will be drastically different in 10 years, and the(…)

15 Fintech blogs for the summer… [Updated]

15 Fintech blogs for the summer… [Updated]

If you want a bit of reading for the summer, here is a list of Fintech blogs I particularly like. This is totally biased and non-objective and I’m sure I missed many interesting blogs*. Since Disruptive Finance and Fintech is my “night job” and not my “day job”, getting interesting and relevant information through Twitter and blogs(…)

Fintech startups: compete or collaborate with traditional finance?

Fintech startups: compete or collaborate with traditional finance?

Consider these two statements : “The party’s over, for the banks at least” (Transferwise) “Today we are announcing an exciting new partnership with Santander UK, …” (Funding Circle) These statements were made by Transferwise and Funding Circle, two very well known Fintech startups. Both were created a few years ago, both are Unicorns (i.e.valued more than(…)

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 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,(…)

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(…)