The world of digital currency has proved to be quite intriguing and ever-evolving. The collapse of Mt. Gox, the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange, generated general distrust of cryptocurrency. Back then, those associated with it were referred to scam-artists or incompetent. Things, however, are looking a bit different nowadays. The interest in cryptocurrency recently reached an all […]
Organized for the second time, the Nordic Showcase will present the next upcoming game changers from the Nordic region. Make sure not to miss your chance to see the top 10 Nordic founders step on Founder Stage on the first day of Slush, sharing the most important milestones along their entrepreneurial journeys. The Nordic Showcase will […]
Slush is over, but this certainly does not mean that we can’t reminisce about it. Slush 2015 brought many amazing startups and people together in one place. Meet four startups that attended Slush this year: 4YOU2 idiomas, Bridz, Holvi and NetMedi. 4YOU2 Idiomas 4YOU2 idiomas is a high quality and low-cost network of language schools […]
A blend of Silicon Valley pizzazz and years of experience mark the direction for London-based Mosaic Ventures. We asked the partners of the venture capital firm about the future of financial technology, why they started their own firm and what seals the deal. After over two decades of friendship, Simon Levene, Toby Coppel and Mike […]
Back in the days when Kristo Käärmann and his co-founder Taavet Hinrikus were planning to start doing international banking transactions differently from the banks, they were met with a lot of scepticism. They refused to believe it and nowadays their company TransferWise is an award-winning money transfer service challenging other actors in financial services. TransferWise […]
Fintech, including electronic finance, mobile payments and digital wallets, is changing the way of living and trading in emerging markets. Startups from around the world, including the Nordics, are building solutions for making the lives of merchants and entrepreneurs easier in underserved communities. At Slush 2014, one of the key themes will be emerging markets and creating […]
It is hard to overestimate the importance of easy and fast online payments. For online shoppers, easy payments pave the way for a more effortless and enjoyable shopping experience. For e-commerce businesses, the logic is simple: the easier the payment – the more website visitors will convert into buyers. Needless to say, simple no-hassle payment […]
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