F|T: The FinTech Times – A new FinTech task force

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Toronto-Waterloo takes top Canadian spot in startup ecosystem rankings, Vancouver nosedives(BETAKIT)

Vancouver’s place in the startup ecosystem rankings has significantly dropped, while Toronto-Waterloo is making a steady ascent, according to Startup Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report for 2019.

Dell’s 10th gen Latitude notebooks boast convenience and portability(MOBILESYRUP)

Across the board, Dell introduced several new features to make its Latitude line more robust, secure and improved battery life.

Cross-border payments startup Thunes raises $10M(FINEXTRA)

Thunes, a Singapore-based cross-border payments network for emerging economies, has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by GGV Capital.

David R. Beatty joins FrontFundr as chairman of the board of directors(BETAKIT)

The company also announced it will be shifting some of its services to help a wider range of companies raise capital.

Mexican startup Clip raises US$100 million led by SoftBank(CONTXTO)

Softbank’s contributions were part of Clip’s latest funding round worth around US$100 million. Other investors included the New York investment group, General Atlantic.

FutureMakers Talks: Transforming Delivery with DevOps(BETAKIT)

On May 15th, FutureMakers tackles the latest developments in DevOps. Get in FREE with the code “BetaKitPROMO”.

Banks waking up to FinTech threat throw billions into digital(BLOOMBERG)

Scrappy online financial startups have spent the past few years building buzz, backing and the beginnings of a customer base. For a while, the world’s banking giants largely ignored them. Now they’re starting to feel the heat.

Crypto-friendly US Congress members join new FinTech task force(COINDESK)

The U.S. House of Representatives is launching a new task force aimed specifically at financial technology – including blockchain.

The FinTech game-changer(ENTREPRENEUR)

OakNorth has rolled out an invitation for an exciting, roller-coaster ride for and in the FinTech sector.

Cybersecurity insurance startup Coalition raises $40M in Series B funding(TECHCRUNCH)

FinTech investment giant Ribbit Capital led the investment with participation from Greenoaks Capital and Hillhouse Capital.

Alibaba’s Ant Financial backs $10 million round for blockchain privacy startup(COINDESK)

QEDIT, a developer of privacy technology for enterprise blockchains, has closed a $10 million Series A round from investors including Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

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