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HIGHLIGHTING FINTECH LEADERS

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Americans are facing a savings crisis, reports CNBC. 41% of working adults set aside 5% of their annual income or less for emergencies or financial goals. Fintech to the rescue! Technology plus the nudge of behavioral psychology combine in app form to help people reach banking nirvana.

The mobile-first banking app Qapital is in a league of its own. Split between Stockholm and NYC, the company landed a somewhat recent $30M Series B to grow the company [...]

 

Tell us about Qapital in a few words?

Qapital is a financial app that uses behavioral economics to help people become masters of their money.

JANUARY 31ST REPORT: TOP FINTECH FUNDING ROUNDS

"Private capital data analytics platform Aumni raises $10 million Series A"

Where we all hope fintech is headed: Visa acquiring Plaid for $5.3B and Stripe over $20B. Buckle up.

On the other side of the fintech funding coin are two Series As. SF-based Aumni cashed in $10M to free VC data and analytics from its human mind confines – more data! Sneaky NYC-based Forwardlane garnered an undisclosed amount to continue doing “mind-boggling” things with AI and wealth management.

63.63% of our list this week are seeds, soon to be saplings. First up, Gentem and its platform to help physicians get instant reimbursements and pay off the mountains of medical school debt. Knox Financial helps customers convert their home into a passive income money machine. Rapidly wants to completely virtualize tax and accounting practices.

Representing our northern neighbor is Montréal-based Lexop. Fintech meets debt collection to “remove friction from collections”. Similarly based is Contxtful technologies, harvesting eyeballs with [...]

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JUNE 24TH POLL: FACEBOOK LIBRA UNVEILED

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Leveraging the collective intelligence of the largest community of FinTech entrepreneurs in the world... Our polls are a great indicator of sentiment in the ecosystem.

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FEATURED PODCASTS SECTION

What's one of the easiest ways to stay up on FinTech trends? Here's a short list of a few of close friends of Empire who just happen to have :fire: podcasts.

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JIMMY CHEN FROM PROPEL

Every week the show host John Siracusa talks with amazing fintech leaders and entrepreneurs, through conversation uncovers the amazing stories behind them, their creations and the most important topics in fintech today.

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FOR FINTECH'S SAKE

DEAL FLOW: TONY AGUILAR, CEO @ CHIPPER

For Fintech’s Sake is a broad look at the world of fintech. Host, Zach Anderson Pettet, explores the stories at the intersection of finance and technology from the perspectives of Founders, Investors, and Incumbents.

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FINTECH INSIDER BY 11:FS

INSIGHTS: ABOUT OPEN BANKING?

Fintech Insider is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of experts and joined weekly by fantastic guests, they discuss the latest news within the industry.

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