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money flows like water to fintech startups + stock gift cards?! + Google's sneaky plans in fintech

Wow, the amount of money rolling in for both new and newer fintech firms is staggering. While new sta
October 18 · Issue #2 · View online
Tearsheet Weekly Newsletter
Wow, the amount of money rolling in for both new and newer fintech firms is staggering. While new startups are being funded, leading fintech firms are chugging along, with some of the stragglers are beginning to be shut down. But, according to SoFi’s CEO, fintech entrepreneurs aren’t setting their sights high enough (easy for him to say, he just bagged a billion (!) in new venture funding. Whether you’re a founder, employee, customer, or partner, we’ve got ringside seats for you as (finally) the true disruption of digital is making its way towards the investing and greater finance industry.                                                               
                                                               — Zack Miller, Tradestreaming

The Incumbents
Best Conferences For Financial Advisors In 2016
Banking Lacks Innovation Culture
Banks to Spend More on Tech in 2016 — Especially Security
Same Name, New Businesses: Evolution in the Bank Holding Company
The Startups: Who's raised money
Wow, the money flowed like water this week to some of the most exciting startups in the space, including Kabbage ($135M!), Moven, and Stockpile.
Loan Platform Kabbage Raises $135M At A $1B Valuation, Grows Credit Line to $900M
Moven gets funding for international expansion
Stockpile raises $15M for stock gift cards (that's right, stock gift cards)
InvestCloud secures $45M growth equity investment to create more apps for financial advisors
Worldpay seals biggest UK fintech IPO in history
Blooom Announces $4 Million Series A Round Led by QED Investors
Asian Fintech Startup Lenddo Closes Series B Round
Startups: New product launches, partnerships, traction, and analysis
Lending Club Grows SME Finance Vertical with New Line of Credit
Marketplace Lending and Personal Finance Apps: A perfect union? Reaches $150 Million Milestone
LendingPoint Receives $100 Million Credit Facility
13 Promising Blockchain Startups to Watch out For
Hip Pocket Introduces its New PFM Solution, Hip Money
How fintech is transforming finance
Money, Risk, and Software (podcast)
To Make Investing Approachable To Young Adults, Stash Taps Their Passions
Why most Fintech startups will fail but there is no Fintech bubble
Peer-to-Peer Lender StreetShares Forms Partnership With Online Marketplace FedBid
Is the Cost of FinTech Startups Really Falling?
DriverUp Brings The Marketplace Lending Model To Auto Loans
The war on cash continues (according to McKinsey and Cap Gemini)
Internet of things to shake up trade finance
The Tools of the Trade
Google hears the fintech music, invests in Symphony
Interview with Symphony CEO David Gurle
Shock at Sibos: KYC utilities show signs of actual adoption by banks
How FICO Became Outdated
[BONUS] Credit scoring can even predict your love life!
Marketing, Product, and Investor Behavior
SoFi CEO says too many fintech entrepreneurs lack ambition
Some thoughts about online lead generation and client acquisition in the age of the roboadvisor
What happens when investors lose money on equity crowdfunding?
First P2P Lender to Fold in Europe: What Next?
Who's going to serve the analogue people?
Millennials Motivated to Plan for Future, but Feel Overwhelmed by Options
Financial Ecosystems: Where's the action at?
Quick review: These are the global fintech ecosystems and their strengths
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