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Seoul Building Data-Surveilling “Smart City” Undergirded by Blockchain, AI

Seoul’s blockchain-enthused mayor, Park Won-soon, has announced at the Korean Future Forum his administration’s plans to turn Seoul into a data-accumulating “smart city” using a network of 50 ooo censors, blockchain databases and AI (artificial intelligence), Korean media outlet Queen reports. A cadre of business,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Fintech Research Institute of People’s Bank of China Starts Recruiting Blockchain Talent The Fintech Research Institute, established by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has posted several job vacancies about blockchain on recruitment website Lagou.com. Shenzhen Fintech Research Institute is a unit jointly established by… Read More

House Financial Service Committee’s New Task Forces Schedule First Hearings on Fintech Regulation and AI

The House Financial Services Committee under the leadership of Representative Maxine Waters announced the creation of two new task forces earlier this month. The Committee created a task force on Fintech  (Financial Technology) and AI (artificial intelligence). Yesterday the Committee included the first two meetings… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Announces Two Task Forces: Fintech and Artificial Intelligence

The House Financial Services Committee under the leadership of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the Committee, has announced the creation of a Task Force on Financial Technology or Fintech and a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI). These two specific topics have emerged in importance… Read More

Financial Conduct Authority Includes, AI, Regtech, and Distributed Ledger Technology in their 2019 Research Agenda

Alongside their 2019 Business Plan, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published their research agenda for 2019. The FCA states that research plays a fundamental role in their mission of evidence-based policy and staying ahead of trends in financial services. The regulator says their research… Read More

Algo AI Firm Imandra Raises $5 Million in Seed Funding

Imandra, an artificial intelligence (AI) firm that analyses algorithms, has raised $5 million in seed funding led by Live Oak Venture Partners, IQ Capital, and AlbionVC. In 2015, Imandra won the UBS Future of Finance Challenge by using its AI technology to find a fundamental… Read More

Travel Upgrade Marketplace Upgrade Pack Soaring on Seedrs: Now Overfunding

UK-based fintech startup Upgrade Pack, a closed marketplace for global user access to discounted flight and hotel upgrades, has surpassed its Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign target goal, swiftly surpassing £500,000 with the help of over 425 investors. To date, over £545,000 has been raised for 4.1% equity at… Read More

Pelican Announces Expansion of Pan-European Open Banking API Interoperability

Pelican, a global provider of AI-powered payments and financial crime compliance solutions for banks and corporates, announced on Wednesday the further extension of its API Interoperability solution, with expanded support for the six popular Open Banking API standards, now including the UK’s OBWG, France’s STET… Read More

Insurtech Startup Zesty.ai Forms New Partnership With Aon to Improve Underwriting With Property Data Solution Powered By AI

Insurtech startup Zesty.ai has recently formed a new partnership with Aon plc (NYSE:AON), a global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, to enhance insurers’ underwriting through access to more than 130 billion data points on buildings and their… Read More

BizEquity Debuts New AI Engine & Lead Service “Franklin”

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U.S. fintech and online provider of business valuation big data BizEquity announced on Monday the launch of its new patent-pending artificial intelligence (AI) engine and lead service, Franklin. BizEquity reported that with Frankin it is launching a new lead generation and intelligent routing service to prospect and engage… Read More

20/20 Gene Systems Biotech SeedInvest/Crowdcube Campaign Now 1090%+ Overfunding

Machine learning, algorithms, early cancer detection, successful intervention? 20/20 GeneSystems, a digital diagnostics company with the core mission of reducing cancer mortality in the U.S. and around the world through early detection, sells what it believes to be the first multi-cancer blood test powered by real-world… Read More

Kansas Welcomes TrueAccord: COO Sheila Monroe Discusses Automated Debt Recovery Sector Growth

TrueAccord, an automated debt recovery platform, has partnered with Lenexa, Kansas for its new shared services operation, committed to investing $1.34 million with a plan to expand to over 150 professionals over the next three years across sales, operations and technology functions. “We chose the… Read More

Friendsurance CEO Tim Kunde Discusses New Business Brand, Bancassurance, Insurtech Trends & More…

The German digital insurance platform Friendsurance, which serves nearly 150,000 customers and works together with 175 insurance companies, now offers its digital bancassurance solutions under the new brand name Friendsurance Business. The expansion was made in  response to the increased demand from banks and insurance… Read More

Ping An Voyager Fund Leads Investment in AI HealthTech Airdoc

Ping An Insurance Company of China, Ltd. (HKEx: 2318; SSE: 601318) announced over the weekend that the Ping An Global Voyager Fund has invested in AI medical solution company Airdoc during its B+ round of funding. Ping An reported it has led the round along with… Read More

Dear Bankers, Make Room for Artificial Intelligence in the Future

Technology has infiltrated our lives, and the wave of digital disruption has impacted various industries. The finance sector is no exception. Since the industry is becoming more complex, relying on traditional methods is no longer enough. In fact, it can do your business more harm… Read More

Agri-tech Small Robot Company Scores Big Funding on Crowdcube with Days Remaining on Campaign

Happy New Year, Crowdfund Insiders! 2018 was a great year for Small Robots Company. The UK-based agri-tech startup won £565K Innovate UK funding — one of the largest awards given in 2018, signed up 20 farm businesses and received £90K in pre-sales on its services. As… Read More

SingularityNET Announces Launch of Developer Portal

Hong Kong-based AI company SingularityNET announced last week it has launched its Developer Portal to enable developers to discover, learn, and adopt its decentralized AI network. The SingularityNET Foundation just hosted its first-ever developer workshop at DevOps 2018 as well.  According to SingularityNET, the Developer Portal aims to… Read More

Fintech in 2019? Predictions for Crowdfunding, Open Banking, SMEs, Regulations & More….

‘Tis the season for decking halls, lighting candles, spending time with family and friends, reflecting on 2018 and thinking ahead to 2019 and new trends in the global Fintech market. Crowdfund Insider reached out to the Fintech community members to look into their crystal balls… Read More

Finance Focused AI Chatbot Charlie Raises $9 Million Series A

Artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot “Charlie,” has raised a $9 million Series A Round led by Propel Venture Partners. Charlie is described as an AI assistant for people who “don’t speak finance.” Charlie is designed to help people save more, cut bills, take control of debt,… Read More

AI-Powered Automatic Savings Account Chip’s Latest Funding Round Surpasses £3.4 Million During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Chip, an AI-powered automatic savings account mobile app, has successfully secured more than £3.4 million from over 5,580 investors in less than two weeks through its recent equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company previously raised nearly £1 million through its first Crowdcube round in 2017…. Read More

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