Finactum

By Luc De Vos | Finactum is a financial data analytics provider on companies located in Belgium.

Rapunzel by Finactum

It has been a while now since we wrote anything new about our <b>Finactum</b> venture. The very last communication was a <b>LinkedIn post from October 2016</b> about …

Beta Testing

How to make compound interest work for you?

The answer is pretty simple<p>The king was pleased. He had every reason to feel this way. One of his subjects had invented a sport that had become his …

Wealth

10 Excellent Pieces of Expert Advice for Entrepreneurs from VCs

If you want to build a successful startup and score funding, who better to look to for advice than the investors? VCs have a wealth of experience and know what separates the unicorns (winners) from the donkeys (losers).<p>Entrepreneurs, take note! Here are 10 excellent pieces of advice from VCs.<p>1. …

Entrepreneurship

Forget about compliance. For investor relations, XBRL is about communications.

<i>XBRL data is shaping the future of the capital markets – just no one knew it.</i>Since 2009, the capital markets / investor relations industry has been …

Boordtabel van de kmo’s en zelfstandige ondernemers (2016)*

Volgens de btw-gegevens telde België 869.662 ondernemingen in 2015, waarvan 863.165 met minder dan 50 werknemers (of 99,3 % van het totale aantal …

Design a Perfect Search Box

Search box is a combination of input field and submit button. One may think that the search box doesn’t need a design; after all, it’s just two …

Usability

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril<p>In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone …

DataStories at 600Minutes Innovation and Product Development 2017: Spotlight

Innovation

Privacy is like sex: once you share it with someone else, it becomes kind of public. And it certainly is when you share it with your own government.

As we are running a database of all legal entities in Belgium and doing data analytics on this data at <b>Finactum</b>, we are daily confronted with persons …

Privacy

Updated XBRL Glossary Released

Business reporting can be complex and require significant professional knowledge and understanding. At XBRL International we are working towards …

Taxonomy

Organization

Canonical URL: http://schema.org/Organization<p>An organization such as a school, NGO, corporation, club, etc.<p>Usage: Over 1,000,000 …

Taxonomy

Get Small To Get Big Through Microservices

If we trace a path that starts with Gutenberg’s use of moveable type to Malcom McLean’s invention of the shipping container, we start to recognize a very interesting pattern: Each new layer of abstraction and standardization creates tremendous value out of the resulting increases in scale and …

Intelligent XBRL-based Financial Reporting Maturity Levels

I have made the comparison of digital blueprints, CAD, and digital financial reports before. Ask yourself a question: <b>How useful would a digital CAD</b> …

Machine Learning

The Innovator’s Blind Spot

The path to innovation may be right under your nose.<p><i>“Babe?”</i><p><i>“Yeah?”</i><p><i>“Should we get rid of the car?”</i><p>Eyes locked in the bathroom mirror. Everything …

New York Times

API Predictions for 2017

APIs have now become a key must-have strategy component for most large companies. We’re seeing widespread deployment of APIs and of tools to help …

DevOps

A Framework for FinTech

At the White House FinTech Summit in June 2016, Cabinet Secretaries and senior officials from across the Administration engaged with stakeholders about the potential for fintech to further myriad policy goals, including small business access to capital, financial inclusion and health, domestic …

FinTech

Rise of the fact-checker – a new democratic institution?

All across Europe, more and more independent fact-checking sites are launched to counter the move towards what some see as a post-fact or post-truth …

Innovation Intelligence Platform PatSnap Closes Series C Funding Led by Sequoia Capital China

yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle …

9 Great DataViz & Infographics Tools with Education Discounts

Data visualization and data literacy are necessary life skills, and you should start developing them now! Whether you need to make a diagram for a …

Infographics

Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.

Material Design

Wikimedia Foundation files petition in support of Google’s ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ battle in France

The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization behind Wikipedia, has filed a petition in support of Google in France regarding an ongoing dispute between French authorities and Google over its implementation of the so-called “right-to-be-forgotten” ruling.<p>To recap, the right-to-be-forgotten, or …

Wikimedia

5 Great TED Talks about DataViz

DataViz is a broad term that has been trending for years, so what exactly is DataViz, and why does it matter? DataViz (or data visualization) is …

Data Visualization

CrunchBase Pro brings new search and analysis features for power users

Today, live on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage, CrunchBase announced CrunchBase Pro, a major update to its heavily used startup database. CrunchBase will still offer the same free features to longtime users, but more advanced search capabilities, market trend analytics, and lists to track industries, …

London Fintech Startup DueDil lets go of 10 Percent of its Workforce After Fresh Funding Round

London fintech startup DueDil has let go of around ten percent of its workforce in a round of redundancies, after a yet-to-be-announced funding round.<p>…

Startups

Economic Value Added

Economic Value Added® is a measure of economic profit.<p>Economic Value Added® is a measure of economic profit. Economic Value Added is calculated as …

Economy

Tax office claims $1 billion in savings from SBR

The Australian economy is starting to reap the dividends of the tax office’s standard business reporting push, nearly eight years after it was …