Growth is great — it’s what every startup venture wants. But as many seasoned entrepreneurs can tell you, be careful what you wish for. If your operational processes and systems aren’t equipped to handle it, growth can become a source of headaches and heartburn.
How many employees do you need? What are you looking for in employees? How do you find them and convince them to become part of your team? And once you have employees on board, how do you motivate and keep the good ones? How do you deal with the ones who aren’t performing?
Ever since our company was founded in 1999, Envestnet® | Yodlee® has been at the forefront of enabling cloud-based innovation for digital financial services. Now we’re structuring our innovation initiatives into a new organization called Envestnet | Yodlee Launchpad. The new Launchpad will include Envestnet | Yodlee Incubator (formerly the Ynext Incubator); Envestnet | Yodlee Acceleration, a program designed to […]
According to Innovate Finance’s recent Women in Fintech report, women hold less than 5% of top executive roles at Europe’s top 50 fintech firms, and there was only one female CEO in that collection. This is a common problem in a multitude of business sectors. The Fortune 1000 list of America’s 1,000 largest companies features just 51 female CEOs. And […]
In the digital age, data is everything. While financial institutions seem to be positioned on one side of the digital divide, and fintech startups on the other, a more productive and profitable alliance can be found at the mid-point through collaboration. Financial institutions (FIs) and fintech innovators both have growing needs for such a collaborative ecosystem where they can access […]
Earning a high income is wonderful, but it’s attaining a healthy savings rate — not how much money you make — that actually creates financial freedom, flexibility, and peace of mind. The amount that you set aside for a rainy day, or to invest to provide for your future, is the best solution for financial stress and achieving stability, wealth, […]
Dan Bomze is a product guy at heart, but his passion for design and engineering also drove him to be a serial entrepreneur — pursing and building passion projects. In 2013, after he had already founded three companies, he teamed up with Chuck Dietrich to form Mobile Data Labs. Their vision was to create a smartphone app for tracking vehicle […]
Here at the Ynext Incubator we just wrapped up our Cohort 2 Demo Day last month. It was a great event: our companies killed their pitches and the many investors in the audience were duly impressed. But no resting on our laurels here. Instead, we just opened up applications for Cohort 3. We want our next class to be even […]
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In the UK, when selling financial services, lenders and financial advisors need to know if a customer can actually afford the product. Whether it’s a loan or investment product, Castlight Financial provides credit and financial information about a particular customer, and paints their complete financial picture through aggregated data.
Entrepreneurs sometimes ask how they can get the most out of our incubator; what makes a company really excel in the program? With our second cohort recently graduating, the picture of a successful participant is crystalizing. I doubt that the hallmarks of success are any different at Ynext than in any other incubator – they are pretty much common sense […]
Recently, we partnered with AmericanBanker to host a webinar on top trends in wealth management. Panel speakers included Alois Pirker, research director; William Boland, senior analyst; and Javier Paz, senior analyst, all with Aite Group’s wealth management practice, as well as Jay Hummel of Envestnet®, and John Bird, Envestnet | Yodlee®.
Customers today have more power than ever before. With review websites, “like” buttons and instant rating systems, both good and bad news about a company’s service can travel far and fast. Customer service expectations are changing, too. Companies that deliver a friction-free, seamlessly satisfying experience have raised the bar for everyone else. As a result, healthy customer relationships are extremely […]