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The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.

Since working at PayPal in the early 2000s, these 23 entrepreneurs have all gone on to impact Silicon Valley and the startup world by founding companies and backing new ventures. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the “PayPal Mafia.” Some are household…

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Learn from Avaloq, the fintech company that has accelerated growth

The fintech company Avaloq has presented strong results for 2018. The key growth driver was the continued demand for the company’s SaaS, BPaaS and license solutions from new and existing customers, which accelerated growth in markets such as EMEA. For the full year, the company generated sales of CHF 579…

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Bitcoin is the “access drug” to stocks and commodities for Millennials

One of the positive results of the boom and bust of bitcoin has been to attract millennials to invest in traditional assets, according to a new study by eToro multi-asset and social-commerce brokerage firm. According to eToro, around 73% of the new investors that signed the firm in 2017 and…

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Great start for a brilliant year in the Fintech world

FinTechs and startups have been struggling for some time to raise new capital. Prerequisite: You are successful and promising. At the end of January 2019, Startup Ticker’s Swiss Venture Capital Report 2019 presented pleasing developments and figures. In 2018, Swiss start-ups raised more than CHF 1.2 billion in venture capital…

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Swiss crypto startup receives $ 15 million in investment capital

Tangem, a Swiss crypto company that developed the so-called “smart card wallet,” has secured $ 15 million in investment capital from Japanese financial group SBI Group, according to an official press release dated January 21. The crypto-company Tangem launched the first wallets of this type in June 2018 whose goal…

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The keys to the revolution of small vehicles in cities. Is the boom coming to LatAm cities?

The revolution of small vehicles in cities aims to solve in a sustainable way the problem of circulation. In various academic investigations, in books and even in a TED talk, the economist Sendhil Mullainathan popularized the concept of the “last mile problem” years ago. Mullainathan currently teaches in Chicago, went…

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Top 5 trends of CES 2019, the biggest event for businesses of consumer technologies

CES 2019 will focus on innovative technologies (5G, immersive reality and digital confidence) that provide the ultimate in customization and experience for the end user, enabling an ecosystem connected through cities and smart homes and a new generation of cars. Companies will invest more to ensure greater security and privacy…

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