Finovate Fall, the bi-annual showcase of cutting-edge banking and financial technology – check out our recaps of Day 1 and Day 2 of the event – wrapped up last week in New York City, with 70 fintech companies taking the stage to show off their new fintech innovations. One of the major themes? Dealing with authentication challenges, with talk of fingerprint IDs, behavioral patterns and other ways to keep the bad guys from accessing your privileged information.
Jump the line
One participant at Finovate was Hyung Kim, who used his experience as a former exotics options trader at Credit Suisse and Barclays to cofound Ldger, a startup focused on DIY securitization. Check out his interview and get insight on his thought process in starting a service that essentially reduces – or even eliminates – that horrifically long wait for banks to get their mojo on.
Insurance: The New Frontier
These are the voyages of the starship FinTech: its continuing mission, to revolutionize the financial industry, to disrupt existing institutions, to boldly go where no one has gone before: and that’s insurance. What’s next? Outer space?
What do they call marketing in France?
As Vinnie Vega said about Amsterdam in Pulp Fiction, it’s the little differences – same goes for the differences between B2B and B2C. Vinnie likely didn’t know much about marketing, but you do, and you need to know more by reading about those important differences between B2B and B2C.
It’s the first impression that counts
Like FinTech, content marketing is also taking its own industry by storm. Once the exclusive domain of bloggers and social media artists alike, content marketing – basically, presentation for impression’s sake – has now become a cornerstone in a company’s game plan. Numerous startups have recognized the demand for solid and useful CM tools. Like these five, for example.
Until next week, you should know that it’s “le marketing”, and you’re probably half right.