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AKUVO, a Credit Risk and Delinquency Management Firm, Acquires New Funding

AKUVO, a technology-based organization focused on credit risk and delinquency management, recently announced a round of funding from three credit unions. The investments made by VyStar Credit Union, BCU and Reseda Group, a wholly-owned CUSO of MSU Federal Credit Union, will be channeled towards further… Read More

FIA Tech, the Futures Industry’s Tech Provider, Establishes Tampa Client Services and Operations Center

FIA Tech, the futures industry’s technology provider, recently announced that it has established a new client services and operations center based in Tampa, Florida. FIA Tech’s customer services team is the main interface for FIA Tech’s international client base and is tasked with the onboarding… Read More

SPACs: Global Blockchain Acquisition Corp Submits IPO Application

Blank-check company Global Blockchain Acquisition Corp. has reportedly filed for a $150M initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday (April 20, 2022). The firm’s management noted that they plan to focus its search for an initial business combination on blockchain or DLT-related technology, economy, industries and… Read More

India’s LegalPay Teams Up with Florida’s Hedge Fund Naples Global to Launch Fund Supporting Founders

LegalPay, an India-based litigation and interim finance provider, has teamed up with Florida-headquartered hedge fund Naples Global in order to introduce a $5 million fund for founders so they can protect their rights during board-related disputes. The new fund has mainly committed $5 million (appr…. Read More

FIS Introduces Banking-as-a-Service Hub, Offering Fintech Solutions to Financial Institutions

Financial technology provider FIS (NYSE: FIS) has announced its Banking-as-a-Service Hub, enabling banking institutions, credit unions, and Fintechs to build the virtual banking and payments ecosystems they require to provide innovation to merchants and consumers. The FIS Banking-as-a-Service Hub offers a complete suite of banking… Read More

University of South Florida, Tampa Bay Wave’s Fintech Accelerator Cohort has Been Announced

St. Petersburg’s fast-evolving Fintech sector continues to expand as Tampa Bay Wave and the University of South Florida have confirmed the inaugural cohort of startups for its Fintech|X Accelerator program. Announced on April 11, 2022, the accelerator’s first cohort includes 16 Fintechs from across the… Read More

MENA Region’s Seed Group Teams Up with PayCargo, a Florida based Logistics Payment Platform

Seed Group, a subsidiary of the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, recently entered a “strategic” alliance with PayCargo, a Florida-headquartered global logistics payment platform, in order “to bring its tried and tested payment technology to the UAE.” As noted in an… Read More

Fintech Play2Pay Establishes Offices in Miami’s Wynwood Annex

Fintech firm Play2Pay has entered a 5,200-square-foot lease at Wynwood Annex, which is home to various other prominent technology firms. Established in 2014, the firm provides clients with ways to lower their bills by playing games, watching engaging videos and responding to surveys. The Fintech… Read More

While SF, NYC Still Dominate, New Venture Hubs Like Miami are Booming

A new report by Telstra Ventures highlights how the tech hub ecosystem is changing. The US has long been a hotbed of entrepreneurship and innovation with early-stage firms establishing dominant hubs in locations like the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. But COVID… Read More

Fintech Engage Fi Acquires Investment from Falfurrias Capital Partners

Banking services Fintech Engage Fi is the latest local firm (in Tampa) to acquire out-of-state funding. Engage Fi co-founders Jenn Addabbo and James Guild introduced their banking services technology business back in 2014. The firm has reportedly acquired one of the first investments from an $850… Read More

Stratos Jets Charters Inc to Accept Crypto and Fiat Payments via FTX US Partnership

FTX US, a US-regulated crypto exchange, announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Stratos Jets Charters Inc, a private jet charter broker based in Orlando, Florida. Via this partnership, Stratos will be accepting payments in crypto and fiat via the FTX Pay… Read More

Not Just Miami: Jacksonville, Florida is a Burgeoning Fintech Hub

By now everyone is aware there is a significant migration taking place. High tax, less business-friendly states are losing out to low tax, business welcoming states and the transition is ongoing. While there are multiple states benefiting from individuals and firms exiting California, New York,… Read More

Florida and Texas are Becoming the New Entrepreneur/Startup Hubs as Firms Leave the Northeast and California

As more and more firms flee the Northeast and California, several states are benefiting from this exodus of talent and innovation. Texas and Florida are at the top of the list due to low taxes, a business-friendly government, and, of course, beautiful weather. On the… Read More

Financial Documents Analysis Provider Ocrolus Secures $80M via Series C led by Fin VC

Ocrolus, which claims to be the only automation platform that analyzes financial documents with more than 99% accuracy, reveals that it has finalized an $80 million Series C round that was led by Fin VC at a $500 million+ valuation. Ocrolus powers document workflows for… Read More

Centennial Bank Selects FINBOA for Reg E Dispute Tracking and to Increase Efficiency via Automation

Centennial Bank (NASDAQ: HOMB) has teamed up with FINBOA, an innovator in digital automation and regulatory compliance for financial institutions, in order to boost efficiency and cut down bank losses, while also enhancing client experience and empowering workers via process automation. As virtual payments and… Read More

Blockchain.com Moves its US Headquarters from New York City to Miami due to Progressive Regulatory Environment

Peter Smith, Co-founder and CEO at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, block explorer service, and digital asset trading platform, revealed on Thursday (June 3, 2021) that he joined Miami Mayor Francis Suarez in order to announce that Blockchain.com is “the first global crypto company… Read More

FIS and The Venture Center Announce Firms Chosen for FIS Fintech Accelerator

Financial technology leader FIS (NYSE:FIS) and The Venture Center have unveiled the 10 firms chosen to participate in the 2021 FIS Fintech Accelerator program. As mentioned in an update shared with CI: “In its sixth year, the FIS Fintech Accelerator program is focused on identifying… Read More

Miami’s JAG Insurance Group Decides to Issue its Very First Policy Using Digital Currency

Miami-headquartered JAG Insurance has reportedly issued its very first policy using cryptocurrency. JAG Insurance Group, which is well-known for being a digital tech pioneer and challenging the standards of the insurance industry, has decided to take its first steps into the crypto-asset space by issuing… Read More

Fintech “Bootcamp” Introduced at University of South Florida as part of Financial Planning Coursework

Financial advisor Mac Gardner aims to promote Fintech-focused competition so that more consumers are able to interact with financial literacy apps. There’s a new technology-related track in the financial planning curriculum being offered at the University of South Florida. The Fintech Bullpen, a Fintech competition… Read More

Nasdaq Listed Future Fintech Group Appoints Ming Yi as its New CFO, Company to Focus on Challenger Bank Business

Future Fintech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT), an established blockchain-enabled, digital commerce firm and a service provider for financial technology, has reportedly appointed Ming Yi as its new Chief Financial Officer (appointment effective as of November 30, 2020). Jing (Veronica) Chen has resigned from her role… Read More

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