How an entrepreneur and Fortune 500 CEO taps into hard earned lessons as a fintech mentor

By Cris Conde As I write, I’m just completing five days of intensive interviews in London with candidates for the Lab here. In my role as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Fintech Innovation Lab, these experiences are often dizzying in one respect, bracing in another. I’ve never seen a wider extent of innovation and opportunity any…

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BehavioSec Raises $17.5M Series B Investment Led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity to Accelerate Global Expansion

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, 29 JAN, 2018 BehavioSec, the pioneer in continuous authentication through behavioral biometrics, announced today that it has raised a $17.5 million Series B investment, led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity.  Cisco Investments and ABN AMRO also joined the round alongside existing investors Octopus Ventures and Conor Venture Partners.  Alberto Yepez and Ken Gonzalez…

ASX Gives Digital Asset’s Technology Green Light to Replace CHESS

ASX today announces its intention to replace CHESS using distributed ledger technology (DLT) developed by its technology partner Digital Asset (DA) CHESS (Clearing House Electronic Subregister System) is the system used by ASX to record shareholdings and manage the clearing and settlement of equity transactions in Australia. It was world-leading when introduced in the 1990s, providing name-on-register…

Alumni Perspective: How the Lab Helped My AI Company Get Into Fintech

By Paul Nemirovsky My company, dMetrics, was selected as part of the 2017 FinTech Innovation Lab cohort. Since wrapping up the program with Demo Day in June, I’ve had a chance to reflect on exactly what we got out of the program. Unlike most of the Lab’s companies, dMetrics wasn’t started to serve financial clients.…

Technology, industry and funding opportunities spark the first insurtech track of the FinTech Innovation Lab

By John Cusano, Maria Gotsch and David Treat The insurance industry is in the midst of a technological transformation. According to Accenture’s 2017 Technology Vision for Insurance, 87% of insurers believe that technology is advancing at an exponential rate and 86% say they must accelerate innovation just to maintain a competitive edge. At the same…

FinTech Innovation Lab New York Launches InsurTech Program, Opens Call for Applicants for 2018 Class

Accenture and Partnership Fund for New York City create InsurTech track as North America continues to dominate investment in insurance-focused fintech innovations NEW YORK; Oct. 19, 2017 – The FinTech Innovation Lab New York, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City, has launched an insurance technology,…