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  • Branding for Startups

    Branding for Startups: Why and How

    By on January 20, 2016

     I started 1185 Design on 11/11/85. In the 30 years since, we’ve worked with some of the biggest, global brands in technology. But we have also started at the ground floor with dozens of startups and helped many of them grow into global brands. Startup founders are understandably focused on perfecting their products, and may wonder why they need to […]

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  • Fintect Game Changers

    It’s a Fintech World: The 3 Biggest 2016 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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    Find Your Product/Market Fit

    By on January 13, 2016

    How do you know there is a market for your product? All too often, smart people have clever product ideas that may not fit with what the market wants. I advocate getting to “yes” fast, but getting to “no” faster. Painful as it may be, it’s better to know quickly whether a market exists for your product and, if not, […]

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    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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    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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    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 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 the […]

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  • Automatic Bill Pay and Financial Health

    Enable Automatic Bill Pay and Financial Health for Employees

    By on November 12, 2015

    While many fintech apps are geared toward helping consumers with their personal finances, DoubleNet Pay is geared toward companies helping their employees achieve financial wellness through an easy-to-use app that automatically pays bills. Our core functionality automates two best financial practices for employees: 1) Help track bills and amounts due to help employees avoid forgotten bills with Envestnet | Yodlee […]

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    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 Banky

    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 aggregate 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 Envestnet | Yodlee Aggregation API. It […]

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  • Fintech Startup

    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: 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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