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The Big Reshuffle of Financial Services Business Priorities 800 600 Efi Pylarinou

The Big Reshuffle of Financial Services Business Priorities

The Big Reshuffle of Financial Services Business PrioritiesA reality check based on the latest Salesforce report Customers’ concerns are pointing to low levels of impact and satisfaction from the up-to-date digitalization in financial services. A recent Salesforce survey, “State of the Connected Customer,” reports that only 27% feel that the financial services industry is actually…

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Stripe has been aggressively investing in startups — 22 and growing
Stripe has been aggressively investing in startups — 22 and growing 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

Stripe has been aggressively investing in startups — 22 and growing

Stripe has been aggressively investing in startups — 22 and growing Stripe is in the spotlight as they ranked high based on several criteria in the latest Forrester Wave report (along with the European Adyen). They are also in talks to raise additional funding at nearly double the current valuation (current $36Billion, expected $70billion). Stripe raised $600million…

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4 different Digital asset categories in one wallet — The Bakkt App 800 767 Efi Pylarinou

4 different Digital asset categories in one wallet — The Bakkt App

4 different Digital asset categories in one wallet — The Bakkt App Most Fintech grownups are either focused on retail or serving institutional clients. Today I want to highlight Fintechs that are focused both on serving institutional and business needs, and also retail needs. These Fintechs that aim to create unique ecosystems. Square is one…

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12 Thought Leaders Share Insights on Blockchain's Impact on Wealth & Asset Management
12 Thought Leaders Share Insights on Blockchain’s Impact on Wealth & Asset Management 800 450 Efi Pylarinou

12 Thought Leaders Share Insights on Blockchain’s Impact on Wealth & Asset Management

12 Thought Leaders Share Insights on Blockchain’s Impact on Wealth & Asset Management Blockchain technology is powering up cutting-edge innovation and experimentation in wealth & asset management. We all acknowledge that digitalization is threatening traditional business models in finance and that it is unstoppable. These threats also present opportunities for wealth and asset managers. We, The…

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SPAC Vs IPO
Over 100 US SPACs raised over $40billion in 2020 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

Over 100 US SPACs raised over $40billion in 2020

Over 100 US SPACs raised over $40billion in 2020 SPAC Research reports that US companies have raised more than $40 billion through SPAC IPOs so far in 2020. Barron`s reported that in 2019, one in four IPOs was a SPAC, and they raised a total of $13.6 billion for 59 SPACs. As of the 3rd…

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Robinhood continues to make headlines
Robinhood continues to make headlines 800 480 Efi Pylarinou

Robinhood continues to make headlines

Robinhood continues to make headlines Robinhood just announced that it raised an additional $320million at the same valuation as the May $280million. This brings its Series F funding to $600 million and its post-money valuation to $8.6 billion. Total funding since inception (2013) is $1.5billion There isn’t another pure startup competitor of Robinhood in the US.…

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AUM in Digital wealth is not the metric that lived up to expectations
AUM in Digital wealth is not the metric that lived up to expectations 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

AUM in Digital wealth is not the metric that lived up to expectations

AUM in Digital wealth is not the metric that lived up to expectations From 2016, consulting practices put out their 5yr predictions on the growth of the Robo Advisor subsector, mainly focusing on the potential to gather assets. It was the time when Vanguard was making its first leapfrogging attempts in a space that Betterment…

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Humans and Machines in uncertainty
Our journey of Humans and Machines in managing Uncertainty — Part I 800 600 Efi Pylarinou

Our journey of Humans and Machines in managing Uncertainty — Part I

Our journey of Humans and Machines in managing Uncertainty — Part I The conversation around the interaction between data, algorithms, and humans never stops. Once again, A crisis like no other! The COVID19 induced crisis, of course, provided us with an ideal setting to use more data, test and train algorithms, and experience our and…

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Stash the robo-advisor with over $300million in total funding 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

Stash the robo-advisor with over $300million in total funding

Stash the robo-advisor with over $300million in total funding The closing of the Motif and the timing of the $112million funding of Stash, have sparked interesting conversations. Craig Iskowitz weaved a rich coverage of Motif`s story on May 1st with lots of data and back flashes on how Motif was perceived along its journey. 13 Roboadvisors…

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A Digital coin designed to act as store of Value — Ndau
A Digital coin designed to act as store of Value — Ndau 800 533 Efi Pylarinou

A Digital coin designed to act as store of Value — Ndau

A Digital coin designed to act as store of Value — Ndau   https://ndau.io/ (XND) Ndau is not a stablecoin. It is a stateless Buoyant digital currency with a built-in design to act as a store of value. It is less known, as it not conducive to pomp and dump. Programmable money, like Bitcoin, are available…

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