The most valuable and significant trades are conducted via voice, and these trader voice communications are rich with insights about the financial ecosystem. That’s why Cloud9 Technologies uses machine learning to transcribe trader voice conversations into metadata with industry leading accuracy. This startup offers a compliant and secure way to extract the power of the […]
AlleyWatch covered this fintech startup just back in March when it completed a successful strategic investment round, but Even Financial is at it again. This time it raised $18.8M in a successful Series A round. A few of this round’s investors were originally clients who decided to buy-in because of Even’s powerful platform. Its API […]
This is the 60th crypto related post I’ve written since I saw the crypto light on June 29th, 2017. My most read piece remains “7 Thoughts On Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Decentralization After Three Months Down The Rabbit Hole”.The 5th thought in the piece, which tried to give context to the remarkable run-up in crypto prices […]
This an exciting time for creatives everywhere because new applications for technology applications are creating an unprecedented space for innovation and engagement, and Portion is one of those companies. This digital auction house is built on Ethereum and IPFS and creates direct access between artist and collectors. This method provides artists with a new way […]
Blockchain technology has truly grown up and moved out of its Bitcoin parent’s house. Its potential reach across non-financial sectors is mindblowing: Imagine the possibilities of unified healthcare records for patients and doctors, or the benefits of a validated voting system during elections. These applications of blockchain technology are already in use and in development by […]
As Asia (Korea, Japan, Hong Kong…) and Europe (Switzerland, Malta, Gibraltar..) work to create friendly regulatory environments for Crypto, driving innovation and investment, U.S. regulators struggle to approve the most simple of Crypto investment vehicles. The latest regulatory fail is the SEC’s decision on July 26th to deny the Winkelvoss’ bitcoin trust the ability to […]
Building good credit is extremely important, but it can be very extremely difficult if you lack financial resources and support. That is why Esusu created a rotational savings smartphone app. This app lets individuals form groups of trusted friends & family, pool and withdraw capital to make big purchases-like down payments on a house or […]
Today, we speak with Rupa Krishnan, the head of product at Betterment for Business, the technology-led 401(k) provider. Krishnan is a Harvard Business School alum, and prior to joining Betterment, she was a VP at MasterCard, successfully leading the launch of the MasterPass digital wallet. Krishnan developed solutions for MasterPass’s key partners including Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft, and she continues this type of innovation at Betterment by creating new, customer-focused technology. Active in the community, Krishan is a supporter of organizations such as Girls Who Code, Women in Engineering, and Girls with Impact.
In the first article of this series, Application of Blockchain Technology in Fashion Industry, I wrote about the effects of blockchain on the pre-consumer aspects of a fashion product lifecycle. I covered the way supply chain can become transparent using blockchain products tracking on every stage of production. Blockchain can also facilitate the product authentication process […]
Today, we speak with Rashmi Melgiri, cofounder of CoverWallet, the data-powered, online insurance management platform for small businesses. Before founding the company in 2015, Melgiri primarily worked in management consulting focused on TMT. For her work at CoverWallet, she was recently named to the 2018 Crain’s New York 40 under 40 list and CoverWallet is thriving, having raised more than $35M in funding from top tier investors that include Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, Two Sigma, and Foundation Capital. Melgiri received both her undergrad degree and MBA from MIT and is extremely active in the MIT community, speaking at numerous events including the StartMIT conference, which enables innovative MIT alumni to help guide student entrepreneurs.
Blockchain has been a buzzword for the past few years, thanks to the rise of cryptocurrencies that are mostly built on blockchain technology. What blockchain does is essentially distributes data storage across multiple points and makes sure that each transaction or entry is being locked and secure. This makes it virtually impossible to hack or […]