Sitting at the intersection of investing and banking is Finch, a new checking platform that automatically invests your checking balance to earn returns on your funds. Account-holders can withdraw their funds at any time including the invested portion. Boston TechWatch caught up with Founder Neel Ganu to learn more about the genesis of the company’s future plans, imminent launch in the App Store, and recent round of funding from investors that include Mendoza Ventures, Barclays, Techstars Investors, and Draper Frontier.
Like most industries, accounting is beginning to embrace automation that allows team members to focus on high-value tasks; eliminating the time spent on repetitive and manual items. Botkeeper provides automated bookkeeping support to accounting firms and businesses using AI, machine learning, and vetted accountants. CEO and Cofounder Enrico Palmerino shares some insight into the company’s recent funding round from notable investors that include Point72 Ventures, Greycroft, High Alpha Capital, and Gradient Ventures and how the company’s solution allows businesses and accounting firms to reclaim time – the one commodity that none of us are getting back.
Bancor hit the market with a splash in June, 2017, when it raised a (then) record $150 million in an ICO. At it’s core, Bancor is a set of formulas that solves the liquidity problems faced by most tokens. Bancor works by creating a token that is connected to shared liquidity pools on the blockchain. The way the math […]
Outlook on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Investing Trends 2017 was a year in which we continued to see major paradigm shifts in capital raising as institutional quality investments became more accessible online through alternative investment options, as investment platforms leveraged various regulations and technology to support fundraising activities, and as investment advisors received a marketplace […]
Bitcoin and ethereum are popular investment options, but it is the underlying blockchain technology that holds real value in the way we can revolutionize big data and transactions over the internet. The potential of blockchain goes well beyond cryptocurrency. It will remain in the fabric of our technological lives and, hence, entrepreneurs should recognize its […]
By any measure, 2017 was an epic year for Crypto, which I define as the confluence of the blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralization, smart contracts and zero-knowledge proof. Crypto started with a market cap of $18 billion, and finished with a market cap of $600 billion. As epic as 2017 was, 2018 is going to be even […]
About four months ago, during a conference call I held with four crypto thought leaders, I saw the Crypto light. Some refer to the light as Decentralization. Others call it Blockchain. I refer to it as Crypto. The Crypto light is so shiny, so luminous, I can’t divert my eyes. Over the last four months, I’ve met […]
Welcome back to Inside the Mind of a VC, a series of interviews in which we speak with Venture Capitalists. In the hot seat this time is Tina Aufiero, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Safeguard. Tina brings 20+ years of experience in venture, PE, M&A, and Strategy to Safeguard where she oversees the fintech vertical […]