Archive for April, 2018

5 Effective Research Methods To Design User-Centered Banking in FinTech

A lot of changes have been happening thanks to a continuously evolving FinTech industry, but many changes are yet to come. Understanding what customers want and need is very crucial for every business, and finance is no exception. There has to be a clear understanding of the things that either cause customers headaches or deliver […]

Fintech Firm GreenSky Files for IPO

Financial-technology firm GreenSky Inc., a provider of point-of-sale financing and payments technology, disclosed plans to go public. The Atlanta company, which operates a lending platform that enables retailers, health-care providers and home contractors to offer loans to their customers, filed preliminary documents Friday for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing […]

Fintech Cos in India Are Turning Their Focus to Tier II and III Cities

Fintech companies are ready to turn their attention to the Tier II and III cities in India. Being untapped markets, these cities bring a greater opportunity for the players. Start-ups which have raised funding recently believe it’s time to focus on the smaller markets. According to reports, Paypal is also looking at strengthening its presence in India […]

Binance: Hong Kong Court Ruled VC Firm Sequoia’s Allegations Against CEO CZ Invalid

Crypto exchange Binance has released a statement, denying allegations against Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao that he broke an exclusivity contract with VC firm Sequoia last fall. Sequoia had sought a temporary injunction against Zhao, known in the crypto community as “CZ”,  to prevent him from negotiating with other investors after Zhao’s negotiators had broken off a deal with Sequoia last […]

Start-up Genome report anoints China as start-up capital

According to Start-up Genome report 2018, China has surpassed the United States as a source of patent applications, and is rapidly catching up on the number of companies it has produced with a “unicorn” valuation above $US1 billion. The report found China had become the biggest driver of the global start-up revolution, which saw global venture […]

How Thailand’s new sprawling digital park will accelerate its startup dreams

Thailand’s startup scene has seen exponential growth, from a measly three funded startups in 2012 to more than 90 funded startups in 2017, with over US$280 million dollars in raised funds. As part of ‘Thailand 4.0’ — all-encompassing roadmap designed to transform the nation into a global hub for digital innovation, — major Thai telco True […]

Meet the 50 top-funded startups and tech companies in India

Which companies in India are blazing a trail for the rest? One way to judge – although imperfect – would be the amount of money they have raised. Using its data, Tech in Asia has generated a constantly updated list of 50 startups and tech companies in India who have raised the most money from […]

Meet 11 new startups launching out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

Eleven new companies has launched out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator based in NYC. Each company has received $100,000 in seed funding from the accelerator. These startups span a wide variety of industries, from hospitality to new retail to healthcare: Butler is partnering with hotels to provide room service, catering and other food-based amenities. Choosy whips up fashion designs, sends […]

PayPal joins $44 million investment in card-linked cashback startup Dosh

Dosh, a fintech startup that enables brands and retailers to market to consumers through cashback offers, has raised $44 million in a series A round of funding from PayPal and Goodwater Capital, as well as other unnamed institutional investors. Prior to now, Dosh had raised around $18 million, and with another $44 million in the bank […]

Holt Fintech Accelerator: a new program to unleash fintech startup potential

Holdun has announced the launching of the Holt Fintech Accelerator Program. Aimed globally, the accelerator program will support the next generation of entrepreneur talents operating in the fintech industry. The Holt Accelerator is currently engaged in a global search for the next 400 rising stars in fintech to take part in the program, and it encourages all interested […]