Lots of entrepreneurs want to know if they should raise venture capital, what venture capitalists are looking for, and how to get VCs to say yes. There couldn’t be a better person to answer these questions than Ben Narasin, because he’s been on both sides of the table, as an entrepreneur and as a VC.
We had a chance to participate in the Empire Startups FinTech Conference, part of FinTech Week NYC, this past April. The event brought together more than 500 FinTech leaders, developers, and entrepreneurs to look at the newest startups and opportunities in the world of financial technology.
The Envestnet | Yodlee Incubator helps disruptive startups launch products that leverage transactional financial data. Applications are currently open through August, 2017. This is your chance to develop your vision by tapping into Yodlee’s award-winning platform, technical support, mentorship, guidance, and exclusive membership in the broader Envestnet | Yodlee ecosystem. Successful applicants will have a talented team, market opportunity, strong […]
Over the past 17 years, Envestnet® | Yodlee® has enabled financial institutions and fintech developers to create innovative digital banking experiences that help consumers manage their personal finances, get loans, move money or receive investment advice.
Did you know that access to financial technology tools are being threatened? These services require a free and open system to deliver on their powerful promises of a more democratic financial services industry. Unlike many other places in the world, this essential consumer right has not been firmly established in the United States.
Open Banking is the cornerstone of a new digital banking framework, which will increase consumer choice, enable innovation, and open up the sector to new players. As regulatory deadlines approach, greater challenges and opportunities are being created for both incumbent institutions, challengers and fintech innovators.
Glasgow (Scotland) based fintech company, Castlight®, won Deloitte’s Kick Start a Start Up Award at the Disrupt the Enterprise event held in Scotland. The accolade was secured in April 2017 at Deloitte’s Edinburgh Greenhouse incubator, a studio of bespoke labs created by Deloitte to encourage young, digital companies to collaborate and tackle challenges creatively.
Service in the military reserve is an honor and a highly unique experience, but it also represents a significant commitment of a person’s time and energy. Reservists are committed to serving at least one weekend a month and two weeks each year to carry out a separate set of duties and responsibilities apart from our civilian roles. Part of this […]
Transaction data can carry a lot of information, but much of it gets lost in its current difficult-to-read, garbled state. If you’ve ever tried to decipher your credit card bill, you know how hard it is to decipher what you’ve actually purchased.
Innovation is a direct result of people seeing problems and creating solutions. Five years ago, a group of passionate parents and educators, including Steven Khuong and his wife, started a preschool program for children with special needs out of the increasing demand for whole-child approaches to Autism; Khuong’s son was diagnosed in 2009. However, their school’s neuro-diverse goals were quickly […]
How do you know if a prospective borrower is a good risk or a bad one? What is an “acceptable” risk? How can you increase conversions, loan approvals, and profitability without increasing risk or defaults? Lenders need to make smart, informed decisions based on critical visibility into a borrower’s comprehensive financial picture, but lenders traditionally rely on credit reports and […]
Each year after we close applications for our new incubator class, I like to do an analysis of all the applications we received. I view our funnel of applications as forward-looking radar, capturing what the earliest stage fintech entrepreneurs are working on. It’s a good way to learn about emerging trends, to see what’s hot and what’s not in the […]
Fueled by technological advancements as well as shifting demographics and consumer preferences for more personalized, intuitive user experiences, the financial services industry is more focused on digital innovation than at any other point in its history. The emergence of new and disruptive financial technology has been significant and is fueling the need for innovation by traditional financial institutions attempting to […]