Maurizio Zivelonghi

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​FinTech and Blockchain: Are banks dead?

A top financial services technology executive and enterprise blockchain guru explains what you need to know.<p>Banking and financial services are under …

Financial Services

Swift is Building a Blockchain App to Optimize Global Cash Liquidity

A global platform that connects the vast majority of the world's banks has begun building a blockchain application to simplify cross-border …

Databases

The Customer is the New CEO: The Future of Finance & Embracing Digital Acceleration Through Cognitive Computing

The undercurrents of social media began to create a slow shift in the last decade, a shift that is now being felt like a tremor across all …

Financial Services

14 Free Business Tools to Make Your Startup more Successful in 2017

Being an entrepreneur, it is imperative that you must be equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the major variables, in the both internal and external environments, that will help you enhance your business's growth. In order to drive revenue and gain competitive edge over your rivals, you need to …

Small Business

9 rising startups in India – Dec 14, 2016

Photo credit: Pixabay.Appropriately enough for the holiday season, two fitness apps make the cut today along with a travel app. There are also two …

Startups

Danish banking app Lunar Way raises €4.2M

Danish banking app Lunar Way is one of a plethora of startups in Europe attempting to update the retail banking experience with a mobile-first offering. However, rather than securing a banking license of its own — à la challenger banks such as Monzo, Atom, Starling and Tandem in the U.K. — the …

Operator fuses bots with humans to build cyborg shopping experts

Big purchases are scary to make online without anyone there to quell your fears and answer questions. Operator’s app wants to give you the same peace of mind, not with mechanical chat bot responses, but through real humans with knowledge about whatever you’re buying.<p>Today Operator 2.0 launches with …

Investing in Banking Technology to Win Over Generation Y

<i>By Nick Nesbitt, consulting services director at</i> <i>Tagetik UK.</i><p>Millennials are the largest emerging market globally and the largest source of wealth …

Profit

Duuoo helps improve your 1-on-1's with your team

<i>BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we take a closer look at Duuoo, a tool that helps managers lead happy teams. Submit your startup to get featured.</i><p>What is Duuoo and how did it start?<p>Duuoo which gives managers the foundation they need to lead happy teams. It makes you a better manager by …

Google confirms a new in-house startup incubator

Big companies have always supported startups to do the nimble and risky innovating they could not, even building their own investment arms to directly fund them. But sometimes those startups are founded by ex-employees of big companies that break out of corporate limitations. Following rumors last …

Smart shopping startup FiveStars turned down VC money and almost died — now it's worth hundreds of millions

The then-40 employees of FiveStars had to be paid, and in front of them were term sheets from investors — more than enough money to cover many months of payrolls in the future.<p>Yet, the funding round didn't feel right, Ho told Business Insider.<p>He wanted to build a company that had social impact: a …

Customers

How FinTech Is Changing Business - business.com

Meet this revolutionary new area of a traditional industry. Find out who the major players are and why they've got everyone excited.<p>Meet FinTech, …

How FinTech is finally transforming the financial world

In the past two years, the banking industry has once again woken up after a decade of slumber, having enabled e-commerce capabilities (and not much …

Slovenian startup Toshl reinvents its popular budgeting app for the modern banking era

Slovenia doesn’t often hit the mainstream startup radar, but one company from the small south-central European nation has built up a user base of 2.5 million people since its inception in 2010.<p>Available on the Web, Android, and iOS, Toshl helps its users track how much money they spend and what …

Budgeting

How Your Customers are Using Digital Shopping Tools (And Why You Should Care)

In our ever-increasing efforts to build connections and foster relationships with our customers, there’s often an area of discussion that gets left …

eCommerce

Social Shopping Statistics Spotlight Real Impact

By Michael-Jon Lazar<p>In Ecommerce<p>3<p>One of the most viral and popular means of connecting with consumers in an interpersonal manner and encouraging a …

Chinese Social-Shopping Firm Mogujie in Talks to Raise Around $300 Million

A deal would be the latest indication of strong investor interest in China’s booming tech sector<p>HONG KONG—Mogujie, a Chinese social shopping service that focuses on women’s fashion, is in talks to raise about $300 million from investors in a deal that could value the four-year-old startup at around …

Private Equity

Will Uber be the Uber of banking?

30 July 2015 | 19734 views | 3<p>The Uber of banking might well turn out to be....Uber, as the darling of the startup scene ditches banking partner …

Comment on Millennial Personal Finance: 63 Fintech Startups Targeting Millennials by John E.

I just tried Prism and it seems to have the same (limited and essentially useless) feature set as every other personal finance manager app. “Created …

Retale, The App That Puts Weekly Store Circulars On Your Smartphone, Raises $12 Million

It used to be that when shoppers were interested in learning about the latest sales from their favorite local stores, they would turn to the printed circulars that came with their newspaper subscriptions. But in the mobile age, people aren’t relying on newspapers as much to get their daily news, …

A new startup called Honor just raised $20 million to provide in-home care for seniors

"I could never trust my mother to the current state of the industry," Sternberg, who lives across the country from his mother, told Business Insider.<p>"If I wanted to set up in-home care for my mom right now, I'd have to fly to Connecticut, interview 20 home-care providers, pick the one I thought was …

Startups

Lingua.ly, Which Turns The Internet Into A Language Textbook, Raises $1M

Lingua.ly, which saves language students from the tedium of traditional textbooks, has raised $1 million. Participants in the round include Udi Netzer (a returning investor), Shai Rephaeli, Yochy Investments, and Seed Fund 1776.<p>The site and apps pulls articles from the web-based on vocabulary lists …

Language Learning

Spotify, a music streaming service going for broke

Since US pop empress Taylor Swift pulled her catalogue from the service, Spotify has regularly trumpeted its self-reported payout (1.8 billion euros) to the music industry over the past seven years.<p>The money has turned music executives from sceptics into believers in a model -- based on free music …

Streaming

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

Liftoff Raises $5 Million To Help App Makers Acquire Engaged Users, Not Just Installs

Mobile application marketers have traditionally chased new users through campaigns designed to prompt app installations. But a company called Liftoff is focused on helping companies acquire a more valuable customer base – those who take action beyond the install. That is, it helps target customers …

Customers

Restaurant Discovery Site Zomato To Launch Food Delivery Service, Starting In India

Zomato, the restaurant discovery site that acquired U.S. rival Urbanspoon last month, is expanding its business into food orders, starting in its home market of India next month.<p>The company plans to launch a new service letting customers across India order food directly from its platform on March …

Startups

YC-Backed True Link Raises $3.4M in Funding To Expand Debit Card, Financial Services To The Elderly

True Link, a startup that emerged from Y Combinator to protect the elderly from financial fraud, just raised $3.4 million from a group of investors including Cambia Health Solutions.<p>While Cambia isn’t a traditional Sand Hill venture investor, they are a multi-billion dollar health insurer from the …

Financial Services