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Fintech Veteran Frank Rotman Talks Building Wealth with Investments, Real Estate, Business Ownership

Frank Rotman, who claims to be a 27+ year Fintech veteran and the Co-founder of QED Investors, notes that small businesses are quite important to our communities. Rotman points out that minority-owned small businesses do not have equal access to capital and the appropriate tools…. Read More

QED Leads $21 Million Series B for Hello Alice

Hello Alice, a platform for helping small businesses grow their businesses, has raised $21 million in a Series B funding round led by QED Investors. Founded by Elizabeth Gore and Carolyn Rodz, the company has now raised $30 million in funding. Speaking with Crunchbase, Rodz… Read More

Fintech Veteran Argues that Banks Achieving Functional Parity with Fintechs Isn’t Good Enough, Much More to Offering Modern Financial Services

Frank Rotman, who claims to be a 27+ year Fintech veteran and the Co-Founder of QED Investors, reveals that he talked to a bank executive who was “proud of finally getting to functional parity” with Fintech service providers in “a particular space” that financial tech… Read More

Calling All Traditional Banks: Read this Twitter Thread Now to Learn How to Survive

Like many people, I use several traditional banks but also have several digital-only accounts. A combination of necessity and inertia has led me to be a customer of incumbent banks for years. Like many people, I am looking at multiple options in the digital banking… Read More

Fintech Veteran Says Most Disturbing Trend Is Early-Stage Firms Raising Back-to-Back Rounds with Minimal Progress or Product Development, Revenue Growth

Frank Rotman, who claims to be a 20+ year Fintech veteran, says that the “most disturbing” trend he’s seeing in the early-stage financial technology ecosystem is businesses or companies raising between two to three back-to-back investment rounds with minimal or not enough progress in-between.  … Read More

LendUp Names Capital One Co-Founder Nigel Morris As Board Chair & QED investors Co-Founder Frank Rotman As Board Members

LendUp, a socially responsible online lender on a mission to redefine financial services for the emerging middle class, announced on Thursday it has appointed Capital One co-founder Nigel Morris joined as board chair, and Frank Rotman, an early Capital One employee and its longtime Chief Credit Officer, joined… Read More

Fifth Third Bancorp Partners with QED Investors on Fintech Strategy

Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced last week that it had engaged QED Investors to assist and help formulate a Fintech Strategy.  Fifth Third, like many traditional financial firms, is waking up to a new world where financial services are changing. The bank is pretty… Read More

ApplePie Inks Big $180 Million Loan Agreement. Closes $16.5 Million Series B

ApplePie Capital has signed a $180 million loan purchase agreement with TowerBrook Capital while simultaneously announcing the closing of a $16.5 million Series B funding round. The TowerBrook funding will come from its Structured Opportunities Fund and a credit facility provided by SunTrust Banks, Inc…. Read More

Does Online Lending Create Less Systemic Risk than Traditional Credit? It Depends…

One of the frequently touted benefits of peer to peer/marketplace lending is the heightened transparency associated with loan originations processed online.  The financial crisis of the last decade was in part fueled by the disconnect between lender and borrower. As mortgages were securitized, sliced and… Read More

Will Marketplace Lenders Feel the Squeeze as Interest Rates Rise?

As most Fed followers expected, the FOMC decided to increase interest rates nudging up rates by 25 basis points. The last time the Fed raised rates was almost 10 years ago. The back and forth chatter regarding when the Fed would act has been a… Read More

MMKT Secures $5.9M During Recent Funding Round

MMKT Exchange LLC (“MMKT” or the “Company”),  a secure digital exchange that introduces efficiency, liquidity and transparency to the outdated middle market loan syndication process while increasing accessibility to a broader base of purchasers, announced on Wednesday that it has launched its loan syndication platform and closed… Read More

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