Fintech M&A activity stays active in August.

Fintech M&A activity stays active in August.

It’s gratifying to see start-ups highlighted in our Company of Note section receive their just validation. A case in point is ClearGraph, which we highlighted in March as a compelling solution to help financial institutions better harness their raw data. This week, the firm agreed to become part of business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau.

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Jon Butler, Heather Tuason and Jeff Kelisky

Jon Butler, Heather Tuason and Jeff Kelisky

Jon Butler has left his senior technology role at Goldman Sachs to join Deloitte’s technology consulting practice. Also this week, Heather Tuason, formerly of Capital One, has joined StreetShares, a small business lending marketplace. Given the company’s dedication to helping America’s veterans

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Mark of the beast or frictionless Doritos shopping?

Mark of the beast or frictionless Doritos shopping?

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or on their foreheads. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” That passage from the Book of Revelations describes the mark that everyone will need to have in or on their bodies during the “end times.”

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Crown changes heads at one of London’s biggest fintech firms.

Crown changes heads at one of London’s biggest fintech firms.

Taavet Hinrikus will be stepping down as CEO of UK-based Transferwise, just months after he said he would relocate the company’s HQ to the EU mainland. While this fits the Brexit doomsday scenarios of fintech start-ups fleeing the UK, new financings by Receipt Bank, Soldo, Tide, Curve and Revolut demonstrate that Britannia remains fertile fintech ground.

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