According to a recent McKinsey study published last year, the small commercial market for insurance has good potential for growth but it’s fragmented and competitive. The largest player in the space only commands 6% of total premiums with ~50% of premiums split between 11 carriers. Carries are scrambling to differentiate themselves and secure more market […]
The Japanese debt crisis in the 1980s, Orange Country bankruptcy and the LTCM fiasco in the 1990s, and the mortgage criss in 2008 comes to show us that history tends to repeat itself when it comes to Wall Street. Oversight, regulatory reporting, and increased compliance has been needed to regulate the finance industry; especially when […]
New York has emerged as the capital of insurtech with most of the Fortune 500 insurance companies headquartered in and around the city and countless startups attacking various segments of the market. Poised to capitalized on this wave of innovation that’s attacking a traditional and often slow industry is Boost, a turnkey insurtech solution for […]
It was an epic week in cryptoland, highlighted by the rapid rise in the value of Bitcoin Cash and the innovative and successful ICO of Ox, a decentralized crypto exchange. The total market cap of cryptocurrency tracked by CoinMarketCap stands at $145B, up $5B for the week (thanks Bitcoin Cash). All great stuff, but noise in the long run. What’s […]
This installment of Funded in the Alley is presented by Bond Collective. Leading the way in hospitality and luxury offices space, Bond Collective designs workspaces to empower individuals and companies to be themselves.
I never really considered myself much of a feminist until I left Wall Street. I did all the right things — such as put together gender-diverse teams — but feminism wasn’t deep in my bones. It wasn’t until I took some time off and had some space that I realized that the investing industry has been, frankly, “by men, for men” — and that has historically kept women from advancing and achieving their goals
Gambling is big business, and the rise of the internet over the past couple of decades has made online casinos one of the most popular pastimes among adults the world over. Like so many things, the mechanisms for online gambling are evolving faster than ever, in line with changing technologies. First came the mobile revolution, […]
Life is short, and it’s often not worth taking a chance on missing life’s most precious moments. If you are looking to safeguard these important moments, then SURE is for you. SURE, the company that has created episodic insurance, introduces instant mobile insurance that helps you insure a much needed vacation, your wedding, or just […]
While you may have heard about Bitcoin, you may not realize that this alternative form of payment could benefit your business. In first describing how this cryptocurrency works for payments, it’s very easy to get started with an account and integrate it into your accepted forms of payment. Bitcoin walks you through the very short […]
Finance may not be the most riveting subject, but it is still imperative to understand. With millennials showing less and less interest in financial education, finance and economics needs new packaging. The answer: CentSai. Centsai, the personal finance platform, makes financial education fun and easy to absorb through a variety of blog, games, articles, and video […]
Today we speak with Meredith Wood, VP of Content and Editor-in-Chief at Fundera, an online marketplace for small business loans. Prior to Fundera, Meredith was the CCO at Funding Gates, an all-in-one receivables platform. Meredith has a long history of serving as an advocate for women in business and tech. As the only female VP on Fundera’s leadership team, Meredith knows first-hand the importance of having women in leadership roles that can lead by example. Sitting at the intersection of two male dominated fields – tech and finance, Meredith is an active columnist for Yahoo!, Fox Business, the SBA, and a number of other publications and she is using this voice to make sure that women have a seat at the table.