Oddup Expands into South East Asia with Launch of its Data Analysis and Services in Manila, Philippines

Oddup their expansion into South East Asia commencing with the launch of its data analysis and services in Manila, Philippines.  Manila is the first of many ASEAN cities Oddup has earmarked to launch in through the rest of 2016. This launch extends its startup coverage to 9 major cities globally. The financial industry is increasingly in need of reliable sources of data and expertise for startups as a new kind of asset class. Oddup is the go-to... more Read more »

Silicon Valley Bank and Mastercard Welcome Class 5 of Commerce.Innovated.

Silicon Valley Bank and Mastercard have selected six startups to participate in Class 5 of Commerce.Innovated., a virtual accelerator designed to help commerce, payments and fintech startups grow their businesses. Read more »

LendIt Names Winner of PitchIt@LendIt Competition

 LendingWell, a single-platform P2P lending partner, has today been announced the winner of PitchIt @ LendIt, a competition aiming to find a future star within the online lending and fintech space. The competition is organised by LendIt, the largest conference series dedicated to connecting the global online lending community, in partnership with Capital One, an information-based lending company. Read more »

FIS Coders Compete Worldwide to Develop Newest FinTech Innovations

Creating the future of financial technology isn’t just a challenge – it’s the goal behind FIS’ annual Hackathon competition. FIS™, a global leader in financial services technology, hosted the final of its Hackathon 2016, a worldwide coding competition between FIS technologists, last week in Singapore with 13 finalist teams competing against each other for 48-hours, non-stop. Their goal was to develop the best use of blockchain technology to... more Read more »

Bink Appoints Chairman and Non-Executive Director to its Board

 Bink – the new loyalty app that, for the first time, links consumer card payments to loyalty schemes - has today announced the appointments of Bob Wigley (former Chair of Merrill Lynch EMEA) as Chairman to its board and Dr Steve Perry (former Head of Visa Europe) as a Non-Executive Board Director.  In announcing the formal appointment of the board members, Bink adds deep financial services expertise to its team, ahead of its launch to consumers... more Read more »

Startupbootcamp Launches FinTech Accelerator Program in India

 Startupbootcamp, the global family of industry-focused startup accelerators, announced the launch of itsStartupbootcamp FinTech program in Mumbai. Following the success of programs in London, Singapore and New York, the evolution of the FinTech program to Mumbai ensures coverage of the three main FinTech hubs around the world and now the fastest growing economy. Read more »

Five UK Start-Ups Pitch to International Investors and Corporates at Kickstart Accelerator

Kickstart Accelerator, an initiative of digitalswitzerland and one of Europe’s largest multi-corporate, zero equity tech accelerators, will host its mid-term demo day at 10:00 – 19:00 CET on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. The demo day will provide the 30 start-ups with an opportunity to present their products to a panel of international investors. Read more »

Swiss Kickstart Accelerator Teams Up with Innotribe to Deliver Office Hours at Sibos Geneva 2016

Kickstart Accelerator, one of Europe’s largest, multi-corporate and zero equity start-up accelerator programmes, is holding Office Hours at this year’s Sibos conference in collaboration with Innotribe. Read more »

Fintech EUROPE London 2016 Gathers Industry Experts

Managers of Wealth (MoW) event FinTech EUROPE 2016 is to be held in central London on 27 October, 2016. The speakers represent many industry leading organisations and have extensive experience which contributes to their interesting, stimulating and insightful topics all very relevant in the post Brexit economy. Read more »

Prota Ventures Releases Startup Rocket to Assist Pre-Funded Entrepreneurs

Prota Ventures, a venture-building and early-stage investment firm with offices in Chicago, Seattle and Jacksonville, today announced the launch of Startup Rocket, an independent venture that is focused on providing founders with a better process for ideating and validating their startup, as well as the tools and resources necessary to build desirable products, accelerate growth, and land funding. Read more »

IDC Financial Insights Unveils Winners of IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings Real Results Awards 2016

-IDC Financial Insights today announced the winners of the 2016 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings Real Results Awards. Read more »

RailsBank Joins Startupbootcamp FinTech London as Startup in Residence

Startupbootcamp FinTech, the leading accelerator focused on financial innovation announced today that RailsBank, a startup founded by Nigel Verdon and Clive Mitchell, will be joining their 2016 London Cohort as Startup in Residence. Read more »

LendIt Partners with Capital One to Co-Host their Annual Fintech Start-up Competition

LendIt, the largest conference series dedicated to connecting the global online lending community, today announced a partnership with information based lending company Capital One to co-host PitchIt @ LendIt, a competition to find a future star of the fintech world.  Read more »

Nordea Selects 19 Startups to its Accelerator Programme

Over 200 startups from across the world applied to Nordea’s Accelerator programme. 19 startups have now been offered to start working at Nordea’s premises in Stockholm and Helsinki from 12 September to develop their fintech ideas together with Nordea. Read more »

Innotribe Launches Global FinTech Hubs Federation to Boost Innovation in Financial Sector

Innotribe, SWIFT’s innovation arm, and Innovate Finance, the independent membership organisation for global FinTech, today announced the launch of the Global FinTech Hubs Federation (GFHF) to help foster innovation across the world’s financial services industry. To date, more than 20 countries - including Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, to name a few – are participating in the GFHF, with more countries... more Read more »

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