The Greatest Fool: One Way Bubbles Bloom

There are many factors that contribute to an economic bubble. One of the most prevalent, obnoxious ways they’re accelerated is thanks to the Greater Fool Theory. What is a Bubble? First, we should probably define what we mean by a ‘bubble’. Bubbles occur when the market value of something ends up getting inflated far beyond […]

Recruiting Into FinTech: Why Hiring is a Hot Topic

The summer survey conducted by FinTech Founders produced a wealth of intriguing insights. We, of course, were most interested by those related to recruitment. Recruiting Isn’t Easy Perhaps the statistic that may come as the biggest surprise is that when surveyed, 34% of UK FinTech founders cited recruitment as the biggest challenge they’re currently facing. […]

Crypto Coins and Tokens… What’s the Difference?

When people talk about cryptocurrency, the terms “coin” and “token” seem almost interchangeable. In reality, there’s a big – and very important – difference. Coins A crypto coin is a currency that is native to a certain blockchain. Bitcoin is a difficult example to use because the blockchain and the coin have the same name, […]

GameStop and the Unchaining of the Trading World

Historically, stocks and shares trading has been an industry reserved for the wealthy. With the rise of FinTech and discount brokers, that is no longer the case. This disruption may be for the better, but the road is going to be bumpy.   GameStop Here in the UK, we were all sad when Woolworths disappeared. […]

Why FinTech is Booming

In the UK, the first half of 2021 saw £4.1 billion invested into the FinTech sector, 34% more than all of 2020. The question is: why?   First Off, What Is FinTech? Before we start talking about what’s making FinTech so successful, we have to define the term. FinTech, or Financial Technology, refers to technology […]

Why Top Talent Doesn’t Pick You

The speed at which the Finance world is specialising further has created a shortage of people with those specialised skills. Acquiring these people for your business can be tough. Here’s where you may be going wrong.   1: Your Identity For someone to be attracted to working at a business (especially over one that they’re […]

Fundamentals of Funding

Getting a business off the ground is a famously difficult task. When it comes to getting some money behind it, there are many different hoops through which budding business owners must jump.   1: Idea You will be the brain of the business, and funding will be calcium to its bones. The idea, however, is […]

What Questions Will I Need to Answer Before a VC Gives Me Money?

If you want to raise the funds to match your company with your ambitions you’ll need to be able to answer these key questions. Are you already making money? If not, do you have a clear roadmap to show how and when you will? Is it clear what problem your business solves? Does this problem […]