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Cool Tech - For investors, finding the right hedge fund can be a lot like dating. Which one matches your goals? Do your personalities connect? Is it worth investing time…and money?Well, one startup is trying to make the process easier by...
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Finance - Good news for those of us who use and store money in the Google Wallet mobile payment service: Our funds are about to get a whole lot more secure. Yahoo Finance is reporting that Google Wallet balances will now be held in...
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#NYCTech - Analysts aren’t always right. In fact, far from it, as many investors well know. That’s why the smart money is on Estimize, a crowdsourced platform for financial estimates, and talk about the wisdom of the crowds: Estimize beats...
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#NYCTech - Money makes the world go ‘round and, the 2015 FinTech Startups Conference brought together forty Silicon Alley game-changers to continue the dialog on revolutionizing how we use it. Here were my favorite, thought-provoking moments...
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Finance - Private technology companies reached enormous valuations last year, leading many to believe a bubble is looming. Private giants now include Uber and Chinese mobile company Xiaomi, whose valuations have eclipsed $40 billion.Look...
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Bitcoin - Apple's entry into mobile payments last week through Apple Pay won't really waver use of bitcoin, investor Cameron Winklevoss told CNBC on Thursday."I don't think they compete. I think Apple Pay is a closed system. You know,...
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#NYCTech -With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space.  We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech this week including the fundings,...
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Advice - We spend a lot of time looking at startups that are trying to disrupt the financial services landscape for end-users. These businesses are sexy and headline-grabbing… Everyone loves an underdog.But there is another class of...
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#NYCTech - The New York Tech Meetup was diverse this month. Not just the kind of diversity tech is notorious for not having - women, or people of color- but diverse in variety. There were startups in various phases, from MVP and seed funded to...
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Bitcoin - The nascent industry of bitcoin derivatives recently received a high-profile boost. This past Wednesday, a London-based trading platform called Crypto Facilities officially launched.Former bankers from Goldman Sachs, Morgan...
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Advice - Despite tech savvy and higher levels of education than prior generations, mounting student debt levels are beginning to drag down younger Americans' startup ambitions, according to a new report."Saddled with student loan debt,...
Max My Interest
#NYCTech - Who doesn’t want to earn more interest on his or her money?MaxMyInterest is an intelligent, automated cash management technology that helps individual investors earn more on their FDIC-insured bank deposits by dynamically...
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Business -Online investment firms are using algorithms to create diversified portfolios for clients. These “robo investors” are cheaper than financial...
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Bitcoin - More famous for being a renegade alternative to a world currency, bitcoin has managed to find a more prominent role among the global elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos.The Alpine resort plays host to a slew of...
OPENFOLIO
#NYCTech - Look at it this way: stockbrokers share information among themselves. And that’s the best way to explain how Openfolio works: it allows you to see how your portfolio is doing, and to compare how you’re doing to others around you,...
DarcMatter
#NYCTech - Every retail investor’s dream is to have institutional-level access to alternative investments, including venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, and commercial debt products.Which is precisely what DarcMatter’s platform...