As a financial analyst it is impossible to follow every breaking news story as it happens, and you often have to trust that mainstream sources are doing a good enough job. But if you are not able to settle for ‘good enough’, and want curated breaking news that is comprehensive and accurate, you need Accern. […]
Finance and economics are disciplines that are often presented and taught as separate and distinct but in the real sense they are interrelated, and they inform as well as influence each other. It is often hard to tell the difference between the two. Both finance and economics are concerned with the study of money and […]
Federal and State regulators have formalized cyber security regulations for financial services institutions. From the SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, the regulation is REG-SCI, Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity. The New York State Department of Financial Services, NYSDFS, enacted their cyber security guidelines on top of financial institutions they regulate in New York State. These […]
Today we speak with entrepreneur Valeria Girimonte, founder of Risk Event-Driven and Distressed Intelligence (REDD). REDD is a leading provider of material intelligence on distressed and high yield event-driven special situations. Originally studying economics in Argentina, Valeria came to NYC to work in finance.
Today we speak with Laura Spiekerman, the cofounder and CRO at Alloy. After being Kopo Kopo’s first hire, Laura decided to skip Law School and head to Kenya to work on a software startup leveraging mobile payments. Returning to the Bay Area, Laura knew she had to continue pursuing her passion for Fintech and began working on Alloy. With her roots in NYC, Laura eventually returned to the city with Alloy joining Techstars and found her niche in the NYC fintech community. Laura is an active member of the NYC community and an advocate for social change.
Finalists will be able to pitch their idea to Visa’s Major Clients at an upcoming Visa event this May in Orlando, Florida. Three Challenges. One big prize pool. Visa’s Everywhere Initiative is just days away from closing submissions for its third annual challenge in the US. For startups, there is a lot at stake: the […]
Today, I take a look at the 20 largest FinTech startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase. In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, round type, year of funding investors in the round, and total capital raised to further the analysis. This […]
The internet has assured us that payments for your bills and subscriptions are just a few clicks away. Enter in your banking or credit details and you’ve seemingly made your life more efficient. However, you may end up paying for services, products, and trials that you don’t use and it’s often difficult and time consuming […]
Not everyone is in the habit of investing, and even fewer people are thinking about saving. Very often, people lack confidence and shy away from the smartest habit that you can do for yourself. While not every finance company will take this into consideration, Finhabits is taking an approach to financial assistance that has everyone […]
Recently, Amazon reported a record fourth-quarter earnings with a profit of $749 million on $43.7 billion of revenue. Amazon is in so many businesses beyond books and e-commerce, from shipping & logistics (and eventually drones) to cloud hosting services. In the spirit of our upcoming event on The Societal Impact of Robotics on March 2nd, I would like to analyze its […]
Today, I take a look at the 15 companies that have raised the largest FinTech startup funding rounds in the US in 2016 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase. In addition to dollar amount, I have included type of round, investors, and total dollar amount raised by the startup to further the analysis. […]