This article contains an overview of the Australian FinTech ecosystem with some of the most interesting startups and successful accelerators/incubators.
“Do you think that Google and Facebook will enter financial services ?” This is a question that is in many people’s minds, whether they work in Fintech or in traditional finance. And indeed, the arrival of the GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) in finance has been predicted and expected for years – with great excitement by some,(…)
I wrote this article for The Market Mogul, a new platform for finance professionals. For consumers and businesses, banking hasn’t changed much for the last few decades. From current accounts to saving accounts, credit cards and mortgages, we “consume” banking in pretty much the same way our parents did. Other industries on the other hand have seen(…)
This is an article I previously wrote for Financial News. When mentoring start-ups, I sometimes hear a pitch like this: “With our revolutionary fintech service, we are looking to get 10,000 customers in the first year and need $300k of funding”. This immediately tells me I am talking to a first-time entrepreneur – or that(…)
“Oh dear, I thought Macs never crashed!” was the reaction of an amazing coach who shall remain nameless… As you know, I’m not a tech blogger, and this has nothing to do with Fintech… But then many Disruptive Finance readers are Mac users. And since I spent much more time trying to upgrade to El Capitan(…)
Europe’s most exciting exhibition of fintech startup innovation is here! 2000 Fintech professionals all together in one place for two …
(This is part 2 of this topic. Part 1 can be found here) So, have we found the contenders for “Most Valuable Fintech Company in 2020” ? That was the challenging task for our discussion group at Websummit a few weeks ago, and we spent an hour to try to come up with an answer. Our(…)
Let me tell you a story that is very close to my heart – because it represents what I believe is important in entrepreneurship, about the role of entrepreneurs in society, and also because I witnessed it first hand. More than 15 years ago, when I was starting Ukibi, I had one of these chance(…)
“The start-ups that have come to dominate the online-lending industry will now have to compete with the world’s largest private-equity firm.
B2R Holdings, a portfolio company of a Blackstone Group fund, said on Thursday that it was getting into the business of providing loans for consumer purchases of big-ticket items as well as small-businesses loans.”
(This is part 1 of this topic. Part 2 with the discussion results can be found here) That will be the fascinating theme of the roundtable that I will be discussing with my fellow attendees at Money X (part of Web Summit) this week. To prepare for the conference, I’ve put together a few data points to start the(…)