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  • Global Fintech Survey

    Global Fintech Survey Results: 51 Experts Reveal 2016 Trends

    By on February 15, 2016

    What are the trends expected to drive fintech innovation in 2016? I am happy to publish, on behalf of Envestnet® | Yodlee®, the results of the second annual Global Fintech Influencer Survey.

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  • Fintech Game Changers

    It’s a Fintech World: The 3 Biggest 2016 Fintech Game Changers

    By on January 20, 2016

    In 2015, we saw how quickly the banking industry can consolidate and innovate. There was significant progress in mobile payments, customer engagement and blockchain technology. We also saw more digitization and the beginning of a new virtual customer experience. 

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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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  • 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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  • Freemium Business Models

    Approaches to Freemium Business Models

    By on July 20, 2015

    This is a guest post by Dorrian Porter, president of Northern Imagination and speaker at Ynext™ Incubator boot camp. Feel free to view his business model presentation. Credit for the “freemium” business model is probably owed to the inventor of Coca-Cola®, Dr. John S. Pemberton, who wandered the streets of Atlanta encouraging people to try his new drink. Asa Candler, […]

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  • Secure Financial App

    How to Build a Secure Financial App

    By on July 14, 2015

    Working in fintech requires awareness of the compliance and security obligations inherent with handling financial data. Picking the right partner can help you to meet these obligations while reducing the amount of time and resources you’ll spend implementing them. App developers need to be in full security compliance, and demonstrate that when audited by their financial institutions. By starting the […]

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  • Vision of Fintech: Evolution of the Financial Services Industry

    By on June 29, 2015

    After the financial meltdown of 2008, the emergence of cloud technology and the proliferation of open source software started a revolution in financial services technology. It’s an exciting and transformational time for our industry! The increasing number of tech startups and the continuous international expansion has seen unprecedented investment in fintech, which was up to 12.2 billion in 2014. The […]

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  • Design Thinking App Development

    How to Apply Design Thinking to App Development

    By on March 10, 2015

    Designer and strategist Rose Figliano recently spoke at the Ynext Incubator Boot Camp about design thinking, and how entrepreneurs can use it in their app development. She piqued our interest about human-centered design, so we wanted to share her three stages of proper design thinking. Here’s what she told us before her talk: The first part of design thinking is inspiration. […]

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