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Can France be big in Fintech?

Can France be big in Fintech?

For the last few years, there has been a huge competition for the title of “Fintech capital of the world”. My view was that London had an ideal combination of 1) ecosystem, 2) talents, 3) Fintech-friendly regulator and 4) political willingness to support entrepreneurship. Which made it the most active Fintech place in the world, well(…)

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,(…)

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(…)

Fintech: London losing ground to Hong Kong and New York, says Twitter

Fintech: London losing ground to Hong Kong and New York, says Twitter

“I want the UK to lead the world in developing Fintech. That’s my ambition – short and sweet.” (George Osborne, UK Chancellor at the launch of Innovate Finance) And as evidenced by the multiple initiatives coming from the Silicon Valley, New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and many others, this is clearly(…)