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The Fintech 250 raised nearly $32B across 766 deals since 2013.

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Robert Rubin, former US Treasury Secretary, spoke at Future of Fintech about US financial stability, the new administration, and jobs and automation.

The question is how we play our cards,” Robert Rubin, former US Treasury Secretary told the Financial Times’ Robin Wigglesworth at CB Insights’ Future of Fintech conference.

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The CEOs of Betterment, Acorns, and Addepar spoke about the need to stay laser focused on customers. Betterment and Acorns serve the retail investor whereas Addepar is focused on B2B customers such as wealth management firms and family offices.

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Jeffrey Bandman, former CFTC commissioner, and Hans Morris, of NYCA, talk about partnering with regulators as the path forward for fintechs.

Despite their role as fintech companies’ watchdog, there is a desire among global regulators to foster innovation and partner with new startups in the fintech space, says Jeffrey Bandman, formerly of the Commodities Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC).

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Responding to user demand and improving the speed of transfers has been just as important to Transferwise's success as lowering fees.

Transferwise, which is based in London, has now expanded their physical presence to Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the US (nearing 800 global employees) in response to user demand.

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Rebecca Lynn of Canvas Ventures, Rick Yang of New Enterprise Associates, and Satya Patel of Homebrew discuss where the early-stage fintech opportunity is now.

As fraud in particular becomes more intense, these institutions will need to implement systems in order to help reduce risk,” said Rebecca Lynn, co-founder and general partner at Canvas Ventures, speaking at the CB Insights’ Future of Fintech Conference.

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We dug into recent early-stage financings (seed or Series A) to real estate technology companies to see which themes emerged around where the industry is going.

We dug into recent early-stage investments financings (seed or Series A) made to real estate technology companies since 2015 to see where new startups are emerging and mapped them according to the categories in which they operate.

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European banks are placing strategic bets in areas ranging from wealth management, lending, payments, regulatory technology, software, and blockchain.

In Q1’17, investments to European VC-backed fintech companies spiked to 73 investments worth $667M.

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Since 2012, the top ten US banks by assets under management have participated in 72 rounds totaling $3.6B to 56 fintech companies.

Since 2012, the top ten US banks by assets under management have participated in 72 rounds totaling $3.6B to 56 fintech companies.

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From the front-office to the back-office, a crop of new capital markets tech companies are looking to digitize traditional financial services operations. We organized the companies into 3 main categories based on the traditional area of the business model they are attacking (front-office, middle-office, or back-office).

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Companies in this category provide tools that range from alternative trading systems to financial modeling and analysis software. In response, fintech companies are attacking all parts of the capital markets value chain hoping to increase efficiency and reduce opacity in financial services.

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Wealth tech investments hit a quarterly record of 30 deals and are on track to cross 100 deals this year.

Increased transparency is one of the key trends we’ve identified as driving the rise of wealth tech.

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Top firms are making bets in wealth tech including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Blackrock, and others.

We used CB Insights’ Business Social Graph (BSG) to visualize the incumbent international banking firms that are making investments in wealth tech.

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Token offerings hit their highest funding point last quarter, with 10+ deals totaling about $70M.

Over the past four quarters, 28% of total early-stage blockchain funding dollars came from ICOs, and the figure is growing.

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Deals and dollars to alternative lending companies trended up between 2012 through 2015.

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We used CB Insights to identify the most well-funded companies in the sector, after a couple of recent financings boosted the war-chests of some of the largest blockchain companies.

Q1’17 saw blockchain startup investment deals rise for the third consecutive quarter and funding rebound after a three-quarter drop, even as debates around scaling bitcoin, cryptocurrency ETFs, and token sales raged on.

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CreditEase is an active investor in fintech companies globally including Upgrade, Trumid, Circle Internet Financial, Nav, and Tradeshift. I think the market has learned from the past several years that big data is not necessarily credit data.

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Europe fintech investment is on track for a record year after racking up $667M across 73 deals in Q1'17.

Check out even more content at Future of Fintech 2017 .

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Q1'17 saw blockchain startup deals rise for the third consecutive quarter. Q1’17 blockchain startup investment deals and dollars trended up on a quarterly basis.

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Robo-advisors have raised $1.32B in funding globally since 2012.

Since 2012, private robo-advisors have raised over $1.32B globally across 119 equity investments.

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