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Business - At ValueStream Labs, we’ve seen an explosion of early stage financial technology. An unprecedented amount of individuals are leaving their roles at established financial institutions and stepping into more entrepreneurial shoes. The...
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Bitcoin - With Apple Pay, the tech juggernaut has begun its assault on antiquated payment networks. The launch could not have come at a better time, as consumers have been inundated with security breaches and are likely ready to make a...
KASISTO
#NYCTech - Siri certainly changed things when it hit the iPhone. Now Kasisto, the spin-off venture of SRI International, the creator of the Siri, are taking on the business sector, taking the virtual personal assistant to the next level by...
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Bitcoin - Buried in the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's proposed rules on prepaid accounts is language indicating the rules may cover bitcoin...
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Bitcoin - Most people think of bitcoin, if they think about it at all, as a currency—a means of digital exchange, or perhaps a speculative investment. But forget everything you know, because the technology underlying bitcoin has the...
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Advice - If you have been following my “early adopters trilogy”, you might recall I first introduced a simple test for determining when you are ready to start pitching your product to its first customers, the early adopters. And in its...
ArgoFund
#NYCTech - Yes, we know that we live in a global world. But we sometimes forget that the people who might help us most with our business – or business loan – are right around the corner. Literally. Those are the relationships that...
ARTIVEST
#NYCTech - Private investors are always looking to get in on the best deals – and there are those that they’re not always privy to. Artivest is changing that. It’s a new way to invest in private funds, including private equity, hedge...
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Advice - To demonstrate the process of identifying your Minimum Viable Customer that I described in my post here, I’ve created this simplified example of a semi-fictional company (semi-fictional in that it is based on my experiences with...
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Apps - Investment apps are making investing fun, but there are few things to keep in mind.
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Business - FinTech disruption is in its early innings, particularly on the institutional side, but the number of exciting startups is growing. You’ve likely heard of companies like Lending Club in the lending sector, Wealthfront for wealth...
ORCHARD
#NYCTech - Orchard Platform is an investment and analytics platform that has quickly become the place where institutional investors and loan originators connect and transact. Orchard helps those investors assess loan performance data and...
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Apps - Personal finance apps are trying to inject some fun into paying bills. Charlie Wells breaks down three apps to have in your e-wallet. Video not...
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Analytics - Bitcoin wallet and data analytics provider Blockchain raised a little over $30 million from venture capital investors, the biggest single funding...
INOVANCE
#NYCTech - It’s call Traide and it allows anyone to access analysis techniques and methods that were previously only available to investment banks and hedge funds. No programming necessary. Traide’s artificial intelligence algorithms will...
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Bitcoin - Many people may be just hearing about bitcoin, but it’s been around for a while now, celebrating its 5th birthday recently. Truth is, bitcoin already has a rich history. Bitcoin was created in the latter portions of 2008 by the...

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