FinTech Story: Hits and Misses From 2013 to 2016 and the Way Forward

January 9, 2017    By : Amit

We have watched 35+ FinTech segments through the ups and downs every single day in the last 3.5 years at LTP. We developed a lot of listening tools and an army of analysts to catch everything in FinTech like a

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What We Learned About Robo-Advisors in the Last 19 Months

November 21, 2016    By : Amit

Hundreds of startups are trying to shake up the investment world with the so-called robo-advisor offering, and that is nothing new. The incumbents have not only taken notice but also embraced and latched on to the opportunity. Vanguard launched a

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FinTech Innovation in Southeast Asia

September 14, 2016    By : Amit

Embracing the Southeast Asian digital revolution in financial technology, FinTech seems to be exploding with quite a lot of startups having been established from 2009 onwards. The breadth and depth of solutions across FinTech is quite impressive and clearly signifies

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Total Indian FinTech Investments and Segment-Wise Analysis [Infographic]

August 25, 2016    By : Amit

There are around 600+ FinTech startups in India and more than half are more than PowerPoint startups. Out of the 600 FinTech startups in India, around 65+ have raised funding (some of them very recently). There is money pouring in

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NFC Payments Are Picking up in Developed Economies but Emerging Economies Are Different [Infographic]

July 24, 2016    By : Amit

In recent years, there has been a tremendous growth in mobile payments (although hype exceeded reality). Increased shipment of smartphones, growing adoption and usage of mobile wallets/payments, change in consumer habits and growing retail acceptance of newer methods – all

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Analytics, ML and Data Science Help FinTech Offer Better Services

July 18, 2016    By : Amit

The use of big data, machine learning, data science in FinTech space is not a new concept (at least from the sound of it). The growth in data or data explosion is a function of multiple technological advancements. Adoption of

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Little-Known Identity & Auth Startup From Bangalore Wins RBI’s Payment Innovation Contest – Meet Signzy

June 27, 2016    By : Amit

I have heard this saying a few times in the last five years that “Payments without authentication is just accounting.” Identification and authentication is a very important sector of the payments industry and also the broader FinTech sector. In a

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Promising Indian FinTech Startups That Won Investors Confidence

June 17, 2016    By : Amit

India, with its own set of challenges and opportunities, stands out as a unique market for FinTech, especially payments. Keen interest from the government to reduce cash transactions is seen as a major positive factor for FinTech entrepreneurs with India

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Still Have Doubts About Equity Crowdfunding? Ask These 3 Companies

June 10, 2016    By : Amit

Up until recently, venture capitalists or angels seemed like the chosen ones. They had the privilege to gain from the upside of their investments in new companies. Commoners didn’t have the ability to invest and buy shares in early-stage companies.

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The Most Important Thing in FinTech: Advent of APIs and Banking APIs Are Real Too

May 31, 2016    By : Amit

I am back to writing about one of my favorite topics—APIs. In 2013 and 2014, I wrote some of the very early pieces on how APIs are being used to build next-generation products and allowing developers to reduce the time

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