After the world went digital last year, the digital identity crisis began taking on new life. Most fintech players are involved in digital identity in some way, and Experian is no exception. We recently spoke with Eric Haller, Experian's Executive Vice ...
04/18/2021

By Julie Muhn (@julieschicktanz) on 2021/04/15 10:13 -0400

After the world went digital last year, the digital identity crisis began taking on new life. Most fintech players are involved in digital identity in some way, and Experian is no exception.

We recently spoke with Eric Haller, Experian's Executive Vice President and General Manager of Identity, Fraud & DataLabs, to get an idea of how digital identity is changing.

In the interview below, Haller offers his expert opinion and shares how enabling technologies such as AI and the...

By Julie Muhn (@julieschicktanz) on 2021/04/14 16:20 -0400

While Finovate is all about demoing the newest fintech, we're also into discussing it.

At this year's FinovateSpring conference, which will be held digitally on May 10 through May 13 in Central Standard Time, we're hosting hours of discussions on the hottest topics in banking and fintech. Thinking of joining us? There's still time to buy your ticket before the price increases on April 20.

Here's a highlight of some of the topics you can expect:

Neobanks vs Traditional Banks

A look...

By charlotteburgess on 2021/04/14 10:44 -0400

Demoing companies showcasing new and innovative technology are at the heart of Finovate events. We caught up with FinovateEurope 2021 demoer Erez Zohar, CEO & Co-Founder of Obsecure, about the company's beginnings and the adaptations and takeaways from launching during a pandemic.

Tell us about Obsecure, when was the company founded and what problem was the company founded to solve?

Erez Zohar: Obsecure was founded in January of 2020 with a mission to provide next generation identity...

By Julie Muhn (@julieschicktanz) on 2021/04/13 14:16 -0400

Small business financial services platform Hatch unveiled its funding total today. The California-based company has pulled in $20 million in two funding rounds since it was founded in 2018.

The first investment, a Seed round that closed in January 2019, totaled $5 million. The company's Series A round closed in February of last year, totaling $14 million.

Hatch's investors include Kleiner Perkins, Foundation Capital, and SVB.

Hatch offers small businesses a line of credit and a...

By Julie Muhn (@julieschicktanz) on 2021/04/12 16:52 -0400

Mortgagetech innovator Better.com recently landed a $500 million investment from Japan-based Softbank, bringing the company's total funding to over $900 million.

According to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the news, Softbank is buying shares from existing Better investors, a list which includes Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Kleiner Perkins.

With the new round, experts estimate Better's valuation to be around $6 billion. This is a significant jump from the company's most recent...

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