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CommuterClub raises £2.3m to grow online season ticket financing from WGC and early-stage investors

A startup which provides financing for commuters to buy rail travel cards has landed a fresh injection of cash, City A.M. can exclusively reveal.<p>The …

Interview: Fintech CEO on how to create Buzz in a start-up

"The idea is 0.1% of a successful start-up," says Becky Downing, CEO at BuzzGroup, a financial technology (fintech) company that runs a U.K. price …

This startup has a new, innovative approach to compliance

2017-06-12T10:41:33.000Z<p>By: Kadhim Shubber<p>Opening a bank account is no easy task for immigrants to a country. In the UK, banks will typically ask for …

FinTech

Lidya Raises Funding to Expand Access to Capital for Underserved Small Businesses in Nigeria

<i>Washington, DC – March 29, 2017</i> – Lidya, a leading fintech platform based in Nigeria, announced today that it has closed a US$1.25 million seed …

Money via mobile: The M-Pesa revolution

<b>When 53 police officers in Afghanistan checked their phones in 2009, they felt sure there had been some mistake.</b><p>They knew they were part of a pilot project to see if public sector salaries could be paid via a new mobile money service called M-Paisa.<p>But had they somehow overlooked the detail that …

How to get rich in America

AMERICANS are admirably optimistic about shaping their own future. One survey found that nearly three-quarters of Americans thought hard work was a …

Income Inequality

Meet the 10 Indian startups taking off for the UK tonight

London. Photo credit: Pixabay.Ten startup founders from India are taking off for the UK tonight for a week-long program of networking and mentoring. …

Are Mobile Payments Leaving MasterCard Behind?

In an increasingly competitive market for digital payments, MasterPass stands out as a compelling service that helps MasterCard extend its business …

Samsung Makes Mobile Payment Push in Malaysia

Samsung launched its mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, in Malaysia via a partnership with Malaysian banking leader Maybank. The move could spur …

Samsung Pay

How I Successfully Pitched Investors As A 22-Year-Old Startup Founder

If you can tell a story that makes sense, it doesn’t matter how old you are.<p>My cofounders and I were 21 and 22 when we started Next Big Sound, and by far the biggest challenge we faced was in convincing investors they should trust us with their money. That was in 2009, and around that time Mark …

Startups

How One Couple Used Amazon Exclusive To Build A High-End Kitchenware Business

When Ben and Camille Arneberg decided to start their ecommerce business, the married couple set a big goal: Breaking $1 million in revenue.<p>The high-energy pair pulled it off at Willow and Everett, an upscale housewares store they run on their own website and Amazon. They hit the mark in April, one …

How This Entrepreneur Turned His Blog Into an 8-Figure Software Business with 46,000 Customers

Clay Collins, Co-Founder and CEO of Leadpages, shares the powerful insight that led to the creation of his company.<p>Clay Collins is Co-Founder and CEO of Leadpages, a powerful and easy-to-use software tool that allows marketers to build customized landing pages and opt-in forms to capture email …

Marketing

How to Build Your Startup with a Remote Team

This guest column is authored by Mayank Pratap Singh, Co-Founder, EngineerBabu<p>When I was 24, an idea of starting up kept crawling in my mind – 24/7. …

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ISPs

6 fintech startups from Asia that excited us in 2016

Photo credit: adiruch / 123RF.Fintech is going strong in Asia as the year draws to a close. According to the Pulse of Fintech Q3 2016 report by …

HSBC launches special lending facility for start-ups in China's Pearl River Delta | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - HSBC has launched a $290 million lending facility aimed at technology start-ups and other new industries in China’s Pearl River Delta region, intensifying the battle for a slice of a business that is growing despite a slowing economy.<p>HSBC headquarters building is seen in …

China

How to Make Money from Home: Starting an Ecommerce Site

Starting an ecommerce site is never easy, but the goal of setting up, launching, and maintaining sites where entrepreneurs, designers, and creators of all sorts can sell their wares is more attainable now than it ever has been.<p>Ecommerce businesses--which are businesses that transmit goods, services …

Stripe Investment Makes Cofounder The World's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

The cofounders of Stripe joined the ranks of the world’s youngest billionaires after the online payments company announced a new round of funding last week that valued the company at $9.2 billion.<p>Brothers Patrick Collison and John Collison are now worth at least $1.1 billion each after San …

Future Business Ideas - Top 10 New Business Ideas For Entrepreneurs

Do you want to start a profitable startup and looking for <b>new business ideas</b> for the future businesses that will boom in 2020? If yes, here are 10 <b>best</b> …

Small Business

UK Start-Up Targets Underserved Migrant Market

Leaving aside the politics of migration in the UK, you might expect commercial organisations to be interested in the significant numbers of people arriving in the country in recent years. Data received by the Government last week suggests net migration to the UK was around 335,000 in the first half …

How to Start a Tech Company When You Have No Tech Experience

It’s the norm for aspiring entrepreneurs these days to want to build a tech-based business, be it a mobile app, a cloud-based service or a social …

5 Hottest FinTech Startups to Keep Your Eye On in 2017

The future of the financial sector inevitably lies at the intersection of technology and business. FinTech companies are the vehicles bringing us closer and closer to that future, and they are doing that by leveraging modern tech to help consumers save money and automate inefficiencies.<p>Here are 5 …

10 Most inspirational rags-to-riches entrepreneurs of all time

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share6<p>+1<p>Shares 31<p>Some of the richest people in the world were born into their wealth. But many of them started with nothing, and through …

A tech entrepreneur explains what it's like to get acquired by Amazon

That's exactly what happened to Cambridge entrepreneur William Tunsall-Pedoe back in 2012.<p>The artificial intelligence (AI) guru sold his voice recognition app Evi to Amazon for a reported $26 million (£21 million), becoming an Amazon employee in the process.<p>Now, in an interview with Business …

6 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Being Their Own Boss

Being your own boss can be great, you set your own hours, location, there's no ceiling on how much money you can make, but there's a dark side of being your own boss that's often overlooked, which most entrepreneurs are simply not prepared for. This is likely a big factor in why 90% of startups …

This startup wants to mix the best things about credit and debit into a single card — and it has a 50,000-person waitlist

That's how they make their money.<p>That can, however, be brutal for the consumer, and it's one reason millennials have drifted toward debit cards.<p>People spend 12% less simply by putting it on a debit card versus a credit card, Galen says. It makes curbing spending easier. And among 18 to 24 year …

This company helps HSBC, Santander, and Visa decide on startups to partner with or invest in — here's what it looks for

The company claims to be the world's first ratings agency for startups. But unlike the global players it aspires to be, Early Metrics does not rate the credit-worthiness of businesses but instead looks at its growth potential, rating the business out of 100.<p>CEO and cofounder Antoine Baschiera told …

You Don't Need To Work At A Startup To Be An Entrepreneur

Have you been feeling an entrepreneurial spirit bubbling up from inside? Did you know that you don’t need to start your own company to be an entrepreneur? You can also be an entrepreneur while working for a large corporation. The only catch: It sometimes requires a few additional …

Entrepreneurship