Tag: Fintech

September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021

Cadana Is Building Modern Payroll for African Businesses and Workers

Amit Bhatti is a co-author. Nobody likes waiting for payday, but it can be a particularly tedious affair in many parts of the world where payroll is often processed only once a month. Consider Ghana, for example, where most businesses pay month...
September 07, 2021
September 07, 2021

Emerging Impact Is Bringing Decentralized Finance to Mobile Money Networks

Advanced economies offer plenty of opportunities to grow wealth in different ways. But nearly 2 billion people worldwide are still unbanked, and untold numbers lack access to basic  financial services and investment instruments.  Mobile money i...
August 02, 2021
August 02, 2021

Blocto Is Making Crypto and Blockchain Apps Accessible

From the NFT boom to Dogecoin’s rise, it’s clear the public is captivated by the world of crypto, especially younger generations. Yet, barriers to entry in the crypto space still remain high for new users.  Crucially, blockchain applicatio...
July 09, 2021
July 09, 2021

Crypcentra Is Helping Institutional Investors Navigate the World of Crypto

The crypto asset boom of 2017 was powered by retail investors, but now institutional players appear to be coming around to the momentous opportunities offered by digital currencies. A rising number of big name firms are exploring crypto and drivin...
June 02, 2021
June 02, 2021

Fintor Wants to Make Real Estate Investing Accessible

By Clayton Bryan Real estate investment has traditionally been a game for the privileged few--but the status quo is changing. There are millions of younger retail investors looking for new opportunities to grow their wealth, with a strong appet...
May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Neon Is Making it Easier to Pay Bills On Your Terms

As ecommerce becomes more ubiquitous, consumers are choosing different methods of payment.  Increasingly, many are bypassing credit cards  and choosing Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), a flexible no-cost lending tool that allows customers to p...
December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020

EMTECH Helps Build Modern Financial Market Infrastructures in Emerging Markets

The financial market infrastructure in emerging markets is not always able to support all citizens. Worldwide, there are 1.7 billion adults who are unbanked, causing a problem in need of an immediate solution to prevent economic inequities. We bel...
July 06, 2016
July 06, 2016

Fintech Investment is Exploding — 5 Ways Governments & Ecosystem Builders Can Help

with Sheel Mohnot Investment in fintech companies is up 8X in the past 5 years, with over 200 financings for a combined $4.9 billion in 1Q2016 alone.   "Silicon Valley is coming. There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money wo...
April 13, 2016
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April 13, 2016

“Good Companies Solving Real Problems” — That Happen To Deal With Your Money

Before becoming 500 Startups' FinTech manager, Sheel Mohnot consulted for a company that was striving to be more competitive after the 2008 financial crisis. When pitching ideas, "the answer was often, 'raise the fees on your customers,'" said ...