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Invesco buys Jemstep + Vanguard's $10B robo offering + Taulia scores nearly $50m

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2016 may have rankled public market investors but so far, money continues to stream in to our space.
 
January 17 · Issue #15 · View online
Tearsheet Weekly Newsletter
2016 may have rankled public market investors but so far, money continues to stream in to our space. That’s true for venture capital finding its way to growthy startups and also true for users and investors adopting these new tools (see Vanguard’s success with its virtual investment advisor offering). For me, I’m still waiting to see what tech leaders like Google, Apple, and Facebook have up their sleeves this year.
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The Incumbents
Vanguard's virtual RIA adds $10 billion in net new assets over last six months
Invesco buys roboadvisor for advisors, Jemstep
BBVA Compass to intro robo offering via partnership with BlackRock's FutureAdvisor
Tech leaders and fintech: Why Amazon and Google are bound to enter finance
The Startups: Who's shaking things up
Lendvo’s Benjamin Lichtman wants to lend you money based on the value of your website
Leading pub on digital currency, CoinDesk acquired by Digital Currency Group
How Remitly’s Matt Oppenheimer built a mobile-first remittance company
Startups raising/Investors investing
Online insurance broker PolicyGenius raises $15M
Financial supply chain co, Taulia raises $46 Millon; Names new CFO
Moneybox, a digital savings/investment app that rounds up spare change from card transactions into stocks, raises $3 million
Insurance brokerage app FinanceFox raises $5.5m led by Salesforce Ventures
Mambu pulls in $8.7m to replace core banking
Thiel joins EUR6.5m round in Deposit Solutions, a B2B European banking platform
Founders Fund leads $52m round for Brazil's online Nubank
Alterna invests $15 million in Lendful, Canadian online lender
CUneXus Raises $1 Million to build out its sales and marketing tech for online lenders, Signs partnership with Edmunds.com
Tools of the trade
7 different models for insurance startups to succeed
Marketing and investor behavior
David Bowie's financial innovation: Royalty-backed bonds
An ex-Uber marketing pro weighs in on the Uberization of money debate
Peer-to-peer insurance will revolutionize insurance industry: AIG
For the first time, more are mobile-banking than going to a branch
The marketing implications of millennials' changing views of banks
Wall Street and fintech startups at war over talent
New financial products
Data scientists are solving a stock market machine learning problem
Schwab adds 14 commission-free ETFs; Legg Mason offers ETF suite
Financial Ecosystems: Where's the action at?
TD partnering with Cisco for its new Toronto innovation center
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