Archive for 2017

Will 2018 Be a Special Year?

December 29, 2017
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2018

2018 is going to be different, in a good way. That’s word on the street in the alternative finance industry, many of whom have told me that it’s just something they feel. I feel it too. The S&P 500 is at an all-time high, Bitcoin is up more than 1,400% for the year, lenders are […]

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Creating a Credit Standard for Canadian Merchants

December 26, 2017
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Jeff Mitelman Thinking Capital

Jeff Mitelman, CEO, Thinking Capital The Canadian alternative lending market is in earlier innings than the US market, which creates unique opportunities for funders and merchants alike. Indeed, the Canadian market is one comprised of nuances that distinguish it from the lower 48, which we have spotlighted before, and 2018 is shaping up to be […]

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Letter From The Editor

December 23, 2017
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2018

This letter appeared in deBanked’s Nov/Dec 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE It was a year to remember, our sources declare ‘Twas the Jan/Feb issue I wrote about my loan from Square Through March into April salespeople closed deals via text As banks looked to fintech as their plan for what’s […]

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Technology Drives Changes in CRE Lending Space

December 21, 2017
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commercial space

This story appeared in deBanked’s Nov/Dec 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Online technology, which paved new paths for consumer and small business lending, is making similar inroads with the commercial real estate industry. Over the last few years, several online marketplaces have been established to try and match commercial real […]

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Startups, Big Financial Institutions Play Nice in the Sandbox

December 20, 2017
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Sandbox

This story appeared in deBanked’s Nov/Dec 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Data is the lifeblood of financial technology and more established companies frequently supply data to fintech startups for free as part of their growth model. A Boston business incubator is basing its operations on that dynamic. FinTech Sandbox, a […]

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MCA’s Top Social Media Voice

December 18, 2017
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Jennie Villano

LinkedIn has unveiled its top 10 voices for marketing and social media. Fintech did not make the list, but perhaps the social networking site didn’t look hard enough. If they had been following Jennie Villano, who on Dec. 1 joined Kalamata Advisors as vice president of business relationships, that list might have included a nod […]

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How I Failed to Become a Bitcoin Millionaire

December 18, 2017
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bitcoin blues

A version of this story appeared in deBanked’s Nov/Dec 2017 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE This past Fall, an industry colleague congratulated me on my newfound wealth. “What newfound wealth?” I reply. “What are you talking about?” “Aren’t you a bitcoin millionaire now?” he says, smiling brightly, with a look in […]

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Hard Work, Big Success – The True Story of an MCA Broker

December 15, 2017
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lerrydore-cresthill

Sales is a tough field for anyone to break into even if they come from the most ideal of circumstances. At some point, the rubber meets the road for every MCA broker, at which time they must decide whether they’ve got what it takes to make it in this business. Lerry Dore, Cresthill Capital This […]

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Yellowstone Capital’s Donations Help Volunteer Ambulance Corp Upgrade Equipment

December 15, 2017
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Hatzalah of Union County with Isaac Stern of Yellowstone Capital

Hatzalah of Union County, a volunteer ambulance company in New Jersey, was able to secure a new digital communications system, thanks to a fundraiser held by Yellowstone Capital this week. Throughout the past six years, Yellowstone Capital has been by far the largest donor to Hatzalah with total donations exceeding $300,000, according to a press […]

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Finn & Co, Inc. To Manage Two New Equity/Debt Funds

December 14, 2017
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news pad

Below is a letter that was circulated by Finn & Co, Inc. Finn & Co, Inc. is pleased to report the formation of two new equity/debt private equity funds to be managed by our firm. The first of these two funds is a US$100M equity fund which will seek investments in the MLM Industry (multi-level-marketing). […]

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