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Ángel Sierra: “Fintech is financial inclusion, it is better services and, in some cases, cheaper”

First explain to the people what is a fintech? A fintech in this association, because each country and each association has its definition, we understand it as a non-traditional company and leveraged in the technology that provides or contributes to the provision of financial services. Fintech has 13 types of…

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San Francisco wants to attract more start-ups in Latin America

Two out of 10 Latino businesses in the United States operate in the state of California, according to Stanford University. But there are still regions of the entity, such as San Francisco Bay, little explored by the Latin American community, says Jolynn Vallejo, director of LatinSF, an initiative focused on…

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London-born online accommodation startup Student.com raises $10M funding

London-based online student accommodation startup Student.com has recently got funding of $10 million by Chinese-owned CITIC Group as part of its Series C+ round. With this, Student.com has been able to raise $80 million to date. The CITIC group involves investors such as VY Capital, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Expa,…

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Energy Hero: a new startup is all about energy saving

As announced, the investment company ZMH GmbH has taken over the majority of the Viennese startup Digital Hero from Hans Peter Haselsteiner. Founded by Blue Minds founder Eveline Steinberger-Kern, the company offers Energy Hero, an automated electricity provider change service. At the time of its formation about a year ago,…

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How do Fintech Startups work and why are they great?

Barbara Fischer is a partner at Arena Ventures AG in Zurich and supports startups throughout Europe in financing. In their monthly Masterclass “Fundraising Fundamentals” in Zurich, startups learn how to structure and efficiently prepare and finalize their financing round. Here are her top 3 tips for founders: Skin in the…

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Banks realize that Fintechs are taking over and want to work together

The path of a financial startup to profitability is long and difficult: the development of new applications is time-consuming. In addition, there are expensive marketing measures to reach a critical mass of users. Collaborating with established banks on an open platform can help. The fintech scene is facing a new…

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If you like neobanks like N26 you should get to know these banking startups too

21In subways and on billboards N26 advertises just offensively for its direct bank offer. Apparently, the banking startup from Berlin has grown so fast that its own marketing department with the comma did not come after. In his ads, it promises “no hidden fees” and “#nobullshit”. Now N26 has collected…

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Business people are impressed by startups and millennials as “they change the business world”

In the business world, five years is a lifetime, but in the technology sector, five years is an eternity. The Busconomic banking product comparator has managed not only to resist a five-year period as a company but also to gain a foothold in a sector with such difficult competition as…

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