Expert Insights: How Data Science is helping small businesses grow

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Below, Jerome Le Luel, Funding Circle’s chief risk officer, shares his insights on the state of small business lending and how data science helps small businesses grow. Le Luel leads a global team of risk professionals who are experts at small business lending, and whose mission is to ensure that Funding Circle deploys world-class risk […]

Member Spotlight: Suburbia

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Alternative data for everyone: that’s Suburbia’s core belief. The Amsterdam-based company partners with start-ups to enrich their data and turn it into valuable insights.  From exploring commodity demand to tracking clothing sales, these insights can be used by start-ups to better engage their customers, or by corporations to make better business decisions faster.    “It’s […]

Member Spotlight: SoftServe

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In the words of Guillaume Kendall—Director, Fintech & DLT, “SoftServe was founded in 1993 in response to a request from General Electric in North America to help them migrate database technologies.”  Today, SoftServe is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has 30 offices globally including: Lviv, London, Berlin, Sofia, and Wroclaw. The company predominantly specializes in: […]

Week 24: Research at a Glance

Financing the Future of Supercomputing by the European Commission This report lays out the steps and actions needed to improve access-to-finance conditions for supporting the growth of the supercomputing sector in Europe. The great illusion of digital currencies by Bank of Finland This paper is an analysis of digital currencies, in which the authors argue that […]

Week 21: Research in a Glance

Breaking down the Blockchain by PYMTNS An e-book compilation of expert, stakeholder and industry veteran opinions on the true utility of blockchain and its disruptive potential in business applications. Trends in innovation, diversity and inclusion by Anthemis Group Drawing from the survey results of senior executives, the report is an overview of innovation, diversity and […]

Kempen advises Dacadoo in closing Series B funding round

Under the advice of investment company Kempen, global insurtech dacadoo has successfully closed its latest Series B funding round with the inclusion of a renowned Belgian private investor, who will also be joining dacadoo’s board of directors. The proceeds will be used to fund dacadoo’s international growth strategy for the next two years, specifically in […]

Atos pushes the frontiers of Quantum simulation

During its 4th Quantum Scientific Council meeting held at its Paris headquarters last Friday, Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has announced that it has made a significant breakthrough in quantum simulation by successfully modeling quantum noise. Researchers at the Atos Quantum Laboratory have successfully modeled ‘quantum noise’, which elevates the realism and accuracy of simulations to […]

Blockchain and AI in LegalTech

Blockchain use is increasing. AI technology is developing. What effect does this have on the LegalTech industry? How does this relate to activity in fintech? Why do people talk about blockchain so much? Because it is the answer to many questions, one such question is cyber security. Raconteur in its special ‘Legal Innovation’ report found that […]

Member Spotlight: WealthInitiative

WealthInitiative develops a secured platform for wealth management institutions to match High Net Worth clients within their network. The platform aims to facilitate transactions within the fields of Art, Real Estate, and other high-value non-bankable assets. The WealthInitiative Marketplace Platform Nominated for most innovative fintech solution this year at the Wealthbriefing Swiss Award and for […]

Member spotlight: NIBC Innovation Lab

This week’s Member Spotlight article covers NIBC and the bank’s Innovation Lab. Next to its well-known corporate and retail business lines, the bank has set up an Innovation Lab to stimulate the adoption of technological advancements within the bank as well as to enter strategic partnerships with innovative companies. NIBC and its origins In 1945, […]