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You Can't Ignore BNPL, Lessons from Wirecard and Lanistar, Female Founders Losing Out on Capital Piling

Hello, hello! This week we cover buy-now-pay-later as one of the most hyped trends in fintech, the ge
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Sharing with you relevant and exciting utilization of a number of innovative technologies, be it disruptive or sustaining to the existing financial services industry.
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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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This Week in Fintech
Buy Now Pay Later: Love It or Hate It, You Can’t Ignore It
Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) is one of the hottest trends in fintech. But as regulators begin to look closer at BNPL, can you trust it?  •  Share
Female Founders Lose Out on Capital Piling Into Fintechs

Regulating Fintech in Europe: Lessons From Wirecard

Funding, Merger & Acquisitions
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.   •   Share

The deal is at a discount to OakNorth’s overall valuation, compared to its most recent $440m financing round by SoftBank

Silicon Valley firm Addepar, a wealth management technology provider has closed a $117m Series E funding round, led by WestCap Group.

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Review: A Premature Declaration of Fintech Victory

A podcast interview featuring Neha Mehta, founder of FemTech Partners going through the status of the banking industry - an industry founded by men, run by men, with products created for men.
Techstars Startup Digest Fintech is curated by:
Alessandro Ravanetti 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.
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