How Tech Giants Took Over the Mobile Payment Market

July 31, 2017    By : Blake McCall

In the last decade, mobile payments have started taking hold worldwide as consumers ditch cash and cards, and instead use their smartphones to complete transactions. While many of the financial innovations we see today are spearheaded by insurgent FinTech trendsetters, the mobile payment

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A New, Secure Cloud for FinTech – Interview with Jeff Schilling of Armor

July 31, 2017    By : Patrick Rivenbark

We recently met with Jeff Schilling, Chief Security Office of Armor, a cloud hosting company that takes security very seriously. Their focus on security (not just compliance) led to an interesting conversation with Jeff, whose background in Dell SecureWorks and

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Week in Review: A Lesson from BuzzFeed

July 30, 2017    By : Patrick Rivenbark

BuzzFeed, if you haven’t heard of it, is a digital media company that specializes in making viral content. One of their most successful brands is Tasty. It is their food brand built upon those overhead, time-lapse videos of people making a

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This Is What It Takes for a FinTech Startup to Take Off, According to the CEO of the ‘Best Latin American Accelerator’

July 29, 2017    By : Sílvio Crespo

Do you know what a FinTech needs for success in Brazil? The CEO of ACE, Latin American startup accelerator, Pedro Waengertner, answers in this interview. Image source: ACE Since 2012, ACE (previously Aceleratech) has already accelerated more than 60 startups

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India Offers the Highest Expected ROI on FinTech Projects – 29% Versus the Global Average of 20%

July 28, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

2017 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for FinTech globally The year 2017 is a pivotal year for the FinTech community around the world as external forces significantly affect the underlying technology and market trends. Despite courageous efforts,

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MEDICI now! The FuturePay Story

July 28, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

MEDICI now! Startup Stories highlights the companies that are shaping the new financial technology industry. Keep an eye out each week for new stories! If you or someone you know should be highlighted, send us a note. Without further ado…

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M-Commerce With a Social Twist

July 27, 2017    By : Deborah Gallerani

The likes of Amazon, eBay and bespoke apps for shopping giants are certainly functionally sound, but a bit impersonal. Here are some apps that allow merchants a more direct connection with consumers. E-commerce on mobile devices, or m-commerce, shows no

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Automated Savings Is Coming to Brazil – Interview With Christian Ruppe, CEO of Monotto

July 27, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

Do you know that feeling of finding money in your pocket that you did not remember any more? It’s like having the impression of making money, even if it was already yours. Monotto is a FinTech firm that wants to

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Payments – A Fading Experience

July 26, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Despite the ever-growing number of payments service providers, the payment experience itself will inevitably fade away into history (more precisely, become a back-end operation). However convenient and user-friendly modern payments solutions developed by financial technology startups can be, the transactional

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What Investors Need to Know About FinTech in Brazil – A Legal Perspective

July 26, 2017    By : Sílvio Crespo

The biggest legal challenge of a FinTech in Brazil is to handle state regulation without losing agility, according to lawyer Rodrigo Vieira, who created the Startups and Innovation area within a traditional law firm, TozziniFreire. Rodrigo is among the most

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