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  • EY Incubator: Advisory Board

    How to Recruit a Great Advisory Board

    By on March 30, 2016

    Does your startup need an advisory board? The answer from a panel on the topic at the most recent Ynext Incubator Bootcamp would likely be an emphatic “Yes!” Joining us to educate our current cohort of fintech startups on the why’s and how’s of building an advisory board were the following rock star panelists: Kathryn White, RBS Jessie Dennen, Percena […]

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  • Datacoup

    How Datacoup Aggregates and Unlocks the Value of Your Data

    By on March 28, 2016

    Your data is valuable. Otherwise, Facebook and Twitter would not be free. These social media sites are free because they are harvesting everything about us – our name, age, gender, city, family relationships, things we like and dislike, things we share, and what we click on.

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  • Ynext Incubator Bootcamp - Fintech Startup Trends

    Capital and Wisdom: The Rare Combination in Investors

    By on January 3, 2016

    To an entrepreneurial business, money is oxygen. The three essentials for life may be air, water and food, but without the first, the other two are irrelevant, said Canvas Venture Fund Partner Ben Narasin at a recent Ynext Incubator bootcamp. Money is what allows your business to breathe and keep the blood flowing. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should take money […]

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  • Ynext Incubator Bootcamp - Fintech Startup Trends

    How To Get The Most Out Of Our Business Incubator

    By on December 15, 2015

    Roostify CEO Rajesh Bhat recently spoke at a bootcamp hosted by Ynext Incubator. His company is focused on digitizing and streamlining the mortgage origination process. Anyone who has bought a home knows how painful the offline process is, and ultimately disadvantageous to the consumer. Roostify wanted to create a “consumer-first” experience, digitizing as much of the process as possible and […]

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  • Ynext Incubator Bootcamp - Fintech Startup Trends

    Top 6 Takeaways from Ynext Incubator Bootcamp

    By on November 24, 2015

    On November 9 – 13th, the 2015-2016 class of Ynext™ Incubator companies gathered in Silicon Valley for a week-long Ynext Incubator Bootcamp focused on connections and foundation-building. It started with three days of team building, speaker presentations, and networking activities at SF Greenspace – followed by two days of technical presentations and hack sessions at Yodlee® headquarters. Below are some of […]

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  • Ynext Incubator Bootcamp - Fintech Startup Trends

    Ynext Incubator Results: Driving Fintech Innovation and Investment

    By on November 10, 2015

    The Ynext Incubator helps developers, innovators, and entrepreneurs launch disruptive products with transactional financial data. We kicked off the Incubator in November 2014 and our first class was a great success; we’re trying to make the new class even better. Last year, we received applications from 65 fintech startups, which we narrowed down to eight companies from five states: Accredify, […]

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  • Startup Success

    What Startups Need to Know About Business Development vs. Sales

    By on September 30, 2015

    During the Ynext™ Incubator boot camp, I gave a presentation on Strategic Partnerships. After working with startups for a number of years, I find that many entrepreneurs think that business development and sales are two different terms for the same job. However, there are key differences. Understanding these differences is essential for a startup to be successful. First, understand that […]

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  • Fintech Investor Shares - Renren

    Renren: Top Fintech Investor Shares Five Tips for Startups

    By on September 14, 2015

    According to CB Insights, fintech is top of mind for many of the largest corporations in the world. In 2014, more than 90 corporations invested in fintech startups, a 176% increase from 2010. $1.4B was invested across more than 110 deals in 2014 – with twelve $50M deals including Mozido, Credit Karma, and OnDeck Capital. As shown in the chart, most […]

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  • Ynext Incubator Bootcamp - Fintech Startup Trends

    Ynext Incubator Opens Applications to Join the Next Class of Superstars

    By on August 23, 2015

    8 innovative companies; 36 incredible mentors; and 3 action-packed boot camps over 9 days in San Francisco leading up to 1 demo day. Those are some highlights from our Ynext Incubator Class of Spring 2015 video. We’re excited to announce that Ynext™ Incubator is starting up again in November 2015. That means we’re ready for a whole new class of fintech […]

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  • Investor perspective

    Investor Perspective: 3 Ways to Effectively Define Your Market

    By on August 19, 2015

    This is a guest post by Marc Weill, Two Sigma Private Investments. During Ynext™ Incubator boot camp in San Francisco, I gave a presentation on how to define your market. One of the biggest challenges new startups face is defining target audiences. The initial temptation is to say “everyone,” but unless you’re Wal-Mart or Target, “everyone” is not an option. […]

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