I know many will laugh at me. And maybe they’re right. But I’m not writing this to convince the naysayers. This is for the growing community of people (including Michael Saylor, Paul Tudor Jones, Stanley Druckenmiller, Bill Miller….) who have seen the crypto light. And I’ve been laughed at before for making seemingly outlandish predictions and been proven right.
Chris Cunningham of C2 Ventures offers some predictions for what 2021 will bring to tech, covering AR, privacy, insurtech, and much, much more…
Software may be eating the world but software spend may be eating your runway.
The average employee uses eight SaaS applications; companies with 50 or less employees have a total of 40 applications while larger companies with 1000+ employees have over 200 different subscriptions on average. Cledara is the SaaS purchasing and management platform that centralizes a company’s cloud software subscriptions, providing transparency into spend and usage. The pandemic has created a frenzied acceleration for digital transformation and the associated software needed and this trend has fueled massive growth for Cledara; the company has grown 20x in 2020 alone.
London TechWatch caught up with Cofounder and CEO Cristina Vila to learn more about the company’s platform, expansion plans, and latest round of funding from Nauta Capital and Anthemis.
The concept of banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) is on the rise and research conducted by IBM shows that 79% of bank executives believe that BaaS will provide a competitive edge, increase profitability, and help expansion into new markets. Railsbank is the leading BaaS platform that offers a complete financial services backend – platform, connectivity, operations, scheme memberships (e.g. Visa), regulation, and compliance. Railsbanks’ APIs provide the building blocks for businesses to innovate to address any financial use case, including the launching of a full banking system. London TechWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Nigel Verdon to learn more about Railsbank, its global expansion plans, and recent capital raise, which brings the total funding raised to $51.4M.
The next step in the financial evolution has welcomed the applications of immersive Augmented and virtual realities. AR and VR can transform traditional banking and financial services into staggering, visual experiences by developing a personalized, face-to-face virtual environment.
My market cap target for bitcoin is $2 Trillion, or $100,000 per bitcoin ever to be mined. This target is predicated on bitcoin growing its market share of store of value from 2% today to 17% by 2024 (assuming gold holds its current market cap of $12.5 trillion).
Sumsub’s AI-based identity verification software automates 95% of the customer onboarding process and is trusted by AML/KYC (Anti-Money Laundering/ Know Your Customer) service providers to provide a range of compliant- solutions. Sumsub has already been used by 600+ businesses with no plans to slow down as the identity verification market is expected to grow to €20B by 2022 with a variety of use cases that is ever-increasing as the pandemic drives digital transformation. London TechWatch caught up with Founder Jacob Sever to learn more about Sumsub, the technology infrastructure powering the platform, the company’s latest funding round led by MetaQuotes,and much, much more…
London is home to some of the biggest disruptors in fintech like Starling Bank and Nutmeg and these businesses need access to the best fintech talent. Storm2 is the recruiting platform specialising in fintech talent solutions in positions across Data Science, the C-Suite, and Product Management. Storm2 presently has over 20,000 candidates within its network and […]
There’s over £85B in rent collected by landlords each year in the UK and much of this is by multi-property owners. Hammock streamlines the financial aspects of managing several properties through its platform that handles the books and banking. CEO and Founder Manoj Varsani shares some insight on the benefits of the platform, the company’s COVID response, and recent funding round from investors that include Fuel Ventures, Acension Ventures, and Founders Factory.
I know DeFi is our Netscape moment because it’s scaling, rapidly. Just like Netscape’s browser did. The market is screaming that DeFi has found product-market fit. Total value locked in DeFi is up more than 4X in two months.a