Fintech platform Synapse raises $33M to build the AWS of banking
July 6, 2019

Synapse, a San Francisco-based startup that operates a platform enabling banks and fintech companies to easily develop financial services, has closed a $33 million Series B to develop new products and go after international expansion.

The investment was led Continue reading

Silicon Valleys sovereign wealth problem
November 22, 2018

It’s time to bring the conversation about where Silicon Valley gets its money from out into the open. Following recent revelations into Saudi Arabia’s extensive Continue reading

Lehman collapse: what has happened to the markets since?
September 29, 2018

The effect on the FTSE 100 through to pensions, house prices and savers

Stock market returns since Lehmans collapse

Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on 15 September 2008, prompting a fall in the FTSE 100 of 4%. It was the Continue reading

Celebrity funds from Jay Z, Will Smith and Robert Downey Jr. are backing a life insurance startup
June 19, 2018

Ethos, the company that bills itself as making life insurance accessible, affordable and simple, has officially come out of stealth with an $11.5 million investment led by one of the world’s top venture firms, Sequoia Capital, and additional participation Continue reading