Sharing with you relevant and exciting utilization of a number of innovative technologies, be it disruptive or sustaining to the existing financial services industry.
This week we cover buy-now-pay-later as one of the most hyped trends in fintech, the gender gap in fintech and the lag of female founders in getting funding, the lessons that we should learn from what happened with Lanistar and Wirecard, plus much more.
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The default of Wirecard highlights several problems in the regulation and supervision of Fintech companies, with regulatory holes in investor protection, customer protection, and financial stability. This column argues that their oversight requires understanding their business model and combining regulation and supervision based on both entities and activities.
Fintech has come into its own the past few years. Once an area of investment widely derided and avoided by VCs due to its regulated nature and entrenched incumbents, fintech has now emerged as one of the most popular categories for investment, buttressed by multiple, multi-billion dollar exits in just the past year like Plaid.
Anne Boden’s “Banking on It: How I Disrupted an Industry” covers all the bases of a standard startup book: breezy platitudes, neat a-ha moments, and near-death experiences reinterpreted after the fact as blessings.
Alessandro Ravanetti- Freelance content writer and copywriter. Working in the fintech industry since 2011, I built and managed digital companies with distributed teams and international partners, gaining experience with both startups and large corporations. I am an independent expert with the European Commission, FundingBox and the Eureka Network, and an advisory board member of SXSW. email@example.com
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