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5 steps to ensure your Fintech product doesn’t flop

Fintech has reached ‘coolest kid on the block’ status, so it’s no wonder that new fintech startups are sprouting like mushrooms on a daily basis. Another day another neo-bank gets launched around some niche target audience (soon we’ll see a bank for people who have been abducted by aliens) while funding and valuations continue to soar to new heights. 
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Seeing the unseen: the startup journey

Just as you can’t tell the shape or size of the entire iceberg from looking only at its tip, each individual startup journey is unique, and you can’t tell the shape of the unseen highs and lows by just looking at the marquee moments.
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Building Trustworthy AI: Navigating Trust in the Wild West Copy

With more companies embedding AI in their commercial operations every day, AI is a rapidly growing market that has become an intrinsic part of our daily lives. But AI is also a digital disruptor that can inevitably increase risk, especially when it comes to handling and manipulating personal and sensitive data.
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Spotlight on Marketing: A Conversation with Dana Cass, VP of Marketing, IVIX

One of the great things about working with start-ups is the opportunity to work with founders to find the right marketing talent. Matan Fattal and Doron Passov, co-founders of IVIX, the first technology platform purpose-built to combat the shadow economy, needed a new VP of marketing to help them propel the company forward.
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Smashing the glass ceiling in the pursuit of Fintech innovation

I would like to think the theme of smashing the glass ceiling has defined my career trajectory to date. My story gives expression to a strong desire to push boundaries and challenge convention.
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Rockstars supporting Rockstars – Delivering World-Class Marketing to Early Stage Start-Ups

Among the most exciting tasks has been finding and welcoming three rockstars to our marketing team, all of whom bring incredible skills and an enthusiasm for the startup and tech space that is exactly what our portfolio companies need in their marketing team.
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Just Keep Swimming: 5 Tips for Startups

Just like training for and completing this swim, building a company is a marathon, not a sprint. And just like running (or swimming) a marathon, several factors need to be in place to ensure success. 
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Cybersecurity is National Security

Cyber risk is one of few tangible threats that we experience on an individual, national, and global level all at once. The WisdomTree Cybersecurity Fund (WCBR), based on the WisdomTree Team8 Cybersecurity Index, provides investors with targeted exposure to the businesses at the forefront of fortifying our networks and system.
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Founders Focus: Yuval Tal, Managing Partner at Team8 Fintech, discusses his rules of entrepreneurship with AFU-669 Podcast

In addition to reflecting on the vast knowledge he acquired through founding and running Borderfree and Payoneer, two wildly successful Fintech companies that are now traded on the NASDAQ, Yuval discusses the human side of launching or joining a startup.
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BitSight and VisibleRisk join forces to solidify the connection between cyber risk and financial risk

Today it was announced that VisibleRisk will join forces with BitSight. And Moody’s has made an additional $250 million investment in the extended company.
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E-commerce Goes Multiverse

E-commerce is on the rise. Its growth is driving the rapid development of new ways for e-commerce sellers to engage with their customers and, in turn, the rapid rise of technological changes to meet these needs.
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A Coffee Break with Claroty’s CEO Yaniv Vardi

“It’s been an honor to lead this very talented and unique team, to continue to build upon and expand our already proven vision, and to firmly secure Claroty’s place as the industrial cybersecurity market leader.”

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