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Boston is famous for many things. Harvard, regularly touted as one of the world’s top universities; a well-known baseball team called the Boston Red Sox; and with the country’s oldest restaurant, Union Oyster House, a reputation for world-class cuisine. The latest badge Boston has added to its jacket is one of a rising fintech hub. It’s not often that you here Boston being mentioned in financial technology circles but...
FinTech-startups blijven in 2017 onverminderd veel kapitaal aantrekken. Na twee sterke eerdere kwartalen was ook Q3 2017 een goed kwartaal voor de wereldwijde FinTech-investeringen. De 8,2 miljard dollar ligt in lijn met het voorgaande kwartaal, maar betekent een groei van ruim 30 procent ten opzichte van kwartaal 3 in 2016.   De durfinvesteringen in FinTech kwamen in Q3 2017 uit op 3,3 miljard dollar, het hoogste bedrag sinds...
“From the date of release of this Notice, fundraising through coin offering shall be banned immediately.” This is the sentence that caused havoc on the cryptocurrency market in early September. It came from a public notice published by The People’s Bank of China (in collaboration with six other regulatory institutions), titled Preventing Risks of Fundraising through Coin Offering . The notice further outlined the...
There are around thirty new ICO’s launching onto the market every single day. With average returns of around 1,300%, it’s no wonder that more and more people are sitting up and paying attention to what’s happening in the world of cryptocurrencies. If you’ve never heard of an ICO, or just want to find out a bit more about the process of Initial Coin Offerings, this is a very helpful post. The benefits of...
The shiny world of cryptocurrencies has started to gain a lot of attention lately and for a good reason. Bitcoin price went up four times from the beginning of the year, which launched a new gold rush, as everyone is looking to get a piece of the cake. Understandably, growing interest of the public has led to massive growth in the cryptocurrency market. With the total market cap of stunning $87 billion, and over 800 different digital...
Initial coin offering (ICO) fundraising reached a significant milestone this month, rushing past the $3 billion mark for the year despite the watchful eye of regulatory agencies across the world. ICOs had come a long way since 2013 when J.R. Willett raised $500,000 to develop Mastercoin (now known as Omni). According to data published on CoinSchedule , so far this year there were more than 200 ICOs held. Those ICOs have raised a combined...
FintechFans on tour The past few months have been very thrilling for the team. And the next few months will probably be even more exciting. We partner with companies and people from all over world. And let's be honest: Nothing beats a face-to-face conversation. So we decided to promote FintechFans on the road. Our management team will visit a series of events all around the world and take upon the opportunity to speak to partners...
9 Tips for Marketing Your ICO   As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies become increasingly popular among established companies as well as startups, more and more companies are preparing themselves for Initial Coin Offerings, in short - ICOs. An ICO is basically a fundraising process for startups building cryptocurrency-related businesses. Similar to other crowdfunding projects, successfully marketing an ICO can be as challenging...
Nederlandse startups en scale-ups krijgen een extra mogelijkheid tot een kapitaalinjectie voor de onderneming. Ditmaal niet uit de hoek van de venture capitalists of durfinvesteerders, maar vanuit overheidswege. Het Europees Investeringsfonds (EIF) en het ministerie van Economische Zaken storten gezamenlijk 100 miljoen euro in een nieuw fonds, met als doel de groei van scale-ups te bevorderen. De extra financiering werd gisteren...
Welke zaken zijn goede indicatoren van groei van een bedrijf? Tot nu toe bestaan hier alleen maar aannames over, maar een echte blauwdruk voor groei ontbreekt. Voor het eerst worden met behulp van data science deze groeifactoren op een wetenschappelijke manier in kaart gebracht. De Nederlandse universiteit voor data science JADS (Jheronimus Academy of Data Science) en bedrijfsinformatiespecialist Graydon gaan hieraan samenwerken....
  German FinTech Cringle , the developer of mobile P2P-payment solutions, has returned to Companisto and has released its second equity crowdfunding round, following their first successful equity funding back in 2016. With this Series B crowdfunding campaign, Cringle aims to raise at least €600,000 for 9.09% equity offered. Since launching the second equity crowdfunding campaign, Cringle, which is currently valued at 6...