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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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  • Securely Connect Your Banks

    How to Securely Connect Your Banks, Sync Devices and Control Spending

    By on October 30, 2015

    Are you looking to save more money and take control of your finances? One of the most helpful ways to effectively manage money is to securely connect your banks by aggregating financial data from multiple accounts and see a holistic view of your financial situation. IGG Software is able to offer that feature through our iBank app by using the […]

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  • Fintech Startup - Financial Media

    Pitch Your Fintech Startup to Influential Financial Media

    By on October 29, 2015

    Investment in fintech, as a whole, tripled or quadrupled from 2013 to 2014. According to Forbes, that’s a growth from $3 billion to over $12 billion. In research complied by California Fintech Network, the most active VCs in this space, e.g. Spark Capital, Accel Partners, QED Investors, Index Ventures, Andreesen Horowitz – average over 10 fintech investments. It’s clear that fintech […]

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  • Financial Planning App

    RightCapital Launches Financial Planning App With Envestnet | Yodlee API

    By on October 13, 2015

    This is a guest post by Shuang Chen, Co-founder and CEO at RightCapital In September 2015, we launched our next generation financial planning solution for financial advisors and their clients, which has garnered a great response and overwhelming support. We believe that we provide the ideal solution for financial advisors to offer their clients, and worked to create a very […]

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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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  • Fintech Sandbox

    FinTech Sandbox and Yodlee Partner to Help Startups Innovate

    By on July 24, 2015

    FinTech Sandbox is a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts that focuses on promoting financial technology innovation. It provides financial data and infrastructure to up-and-coming startups by partnering with innovative data providers including Xignite™, Yodlee®, Thomson Reuters, FactSet and S&P Capital IQ, etc. One of the unique challenges in fintech is the high cost of market and financial data new companies […]

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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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  • Fintech Startup Talent

    To Attract Startup Talent, Create a Culture of Recruitment

    By on July 1, 2015

    This is a guest blog post by Alessandra Lanza, Technical Account Manager at Connery Consulting and speaker at Ynext Incubator boot camp. When you’re trying to build your fintech startup, it’s helpful to create a culture of recruitment right from the beginning. Create an environment where your staff enjoys working there, and wants to bring their friends into the fold. This will make […]

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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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