Enabling Technologies

Active.Ai Announces $8.25M Series A Funding at Singapore FinTech Festival Led by Vertex Ventures

Singapore & Bangalore, India – Nov 13, 2017 – Active.Ai, a Singapore-headquartered FinTech platform with an innovation lab in Bengaluru that delivers conversational banking through artificial intelligence (AI), announced a US $8.25 million Series A financing led by Vertex Ventures, Creditease Holdings, and Dream Incubator. Existing investors Kalaari and IDG...

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The Mother of All Regulators

The utility for m-transactions will have to manage identity and provide relevant hooks for the movement of sensitive data amongst providers in the trusted ecosystem in real time and on a per-transaction basis. Effectively, one of the outcomes of such a utility will be the definition of a fair and...

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Insurers Will Still Be Relevant in the Future, Even More Than Yesterday

The insurance sector is now seeing the same dynamics already experienced in many other sectors, including financial services: with startups and other tech firms innovating one or more steps of the value chain traditionally belonging to financial institutions. InsurTech has seen extremely important investments in the last few years, and...

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Enabling Technologies

Andrew Ng: Artificial Intelligence Is the New Electricity

In an outstandingly insightful presentation given at the Stanford MSx Future Forum in January 2017, Andrew Ng, Co-founder of Coursera, Stanford adjunct professor, and formerly Head of Baidu AI Group/Google Brain, discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industry after industry, touching upon sensitive subjects of human replacement, and the...

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BankTech

Wrangling Financial Institution Data

Bank and credit union data is incredibly useful and almost everyone in the industry needs it. You can find potential customers, leverage it for investment banking, competitive analysis, due diligence, and monitoring the health of the industry. Finding financial institution (FI) data seems pretty straightforward – a good amount is...

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Innovation

2018: Innovation Is a Corporate Game, Not Startup

The ability to develop and adopt hi-tech has been widely attributed to the startup community rather than to corporate players. The year 2018 will be very different – corporations are gradually taking over the game by either aggressively pressuring startups in developing niches, or by monopolizing the areas of advanced...

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