startups

JP Morgan Opens Doors for Startups. Literally.

June 30, 2016

The bank plans to start an “in-residence” program for startups on the block who show potential to ‘disrupt’ and solve problems in areas of automation, blockchain and analytics.

Banks Admit They’re Scared of Startups

March 16, 2016
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A recent report from PwC surveying 544 CEOs who believed that 23 percent of their business was “at risk” by fintech innovation.

Square Buys Analytics Startup for Its Merchant Cash Advance Team

March 14, 2016
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Framed Data uses machine learning to predict user behavior and purchasing decisions.

Venture Capital Firm 500 Startups Launches $25M Fintech Fund

February 25, 2016
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The accelerator’s other fintech investments include credit management platform, CreditKarma, online bank, Simple, payments startup Flywire and financial comparison site iMoney.

After CEO Exit, California State Probes Zenefits

February 12, 2016
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Zenefits San Francisco Office

The company, valued at $4.5 billion, let health insurance reps fake the mandatory 52-hour training course that is legally required to sell insurance

Does Culture Make a Difference?

June 30, 2014
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dungeon

I came across this video that describes the work culture of Kabbage, an Atlanta-based business lender. It’s strikingly different from the way many of the MCA and business lending companies in New York operate. Though New York is well-known for its medieval dungeon-like office environments, especially for smaller companies just getting started, do it too […]

The Entrepreneur

October 13, 2013
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entrepreneurial warriors

They paint their faces, they unsheathe their swords. They look fearless even if they are in fact full of fear. Some wear a full body of armor and others have no armor at all. We’ve all seen them, but they are not easily understood. The entrepreneur storms the castle not because he believes he will […]

Soul Mates: Merchant Cash Advance and Silicon Valley VCs

May 1, 2013
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google

Almost 1 year ago to the day, I wrote a piece titled How the Facebook IPO Affects the Merchant Cash Advance Industry. In a most fitting way to commemorate this anniversary, it was reported early this morning that Google Ventures and Peter Thiel are investing in On Deck Capital (“ODC”) through additional Series D Financing. […]

First Ever Small Business Community Chat: Join in!

March 28, 2013
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social circles

The Small Business Community on Google Plus recently broke 1,000 members and to make the most of it, we’re kicking off the first ever Small Business Chat. The chat events will be held weekly, and each week it will cover a different topic. The first chat will be on Tuesday, April 2nd at 8pm to […]