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FinXTech Rates SizeUp a Friend of Banks and Legacy Financial Institutions

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FinXTech’s article, SizeUp: Friend or Foe, concludes that “SizeUp is a friend to banks and legacy financial institutions of all sizes. Bringing this level of sophisticated big data and business intelligence to their small business clients is only serving to help them grow and succeed, which should ultimately result in increased small business account retention. And as these companies grow, banks can be ready to upsell and cross-sell additional products and services that focus on specific stages of development along the way.”

Read the complete article about SizeUp by FinXTech here.

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SizeUp on List of 20 Hottest Bay Area Fintech Startups and Investors

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SizeUp is #4 on the list of The Hottest Bay Area Fintech Startups to Keep Your Eye On. The article lists the top Fintech Investors including 1. Marc Andreessen (Andreessen and Horowitz) 2. Ben Horowitz (Andreessen and Horowitz) 3. Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC), 4. Marissa Mayer (Yahoo), 5. Paul Graham (Y Combinator), 6. David Lee (SV Angel), 7. Jason Calacanis (Open Angel Forum), 8. Max Levchin (Affirm), 9.  Paul Buchheit (Y Combinator), 10. Benjamin Ling (Khosla Ventures), 11. Kevin Rose (Google Ventures), 12. Dave McClure (500 Startups), 13. Dave Morin (Slow Ventures), 14. Matt Mullenweg (WordPress/Automattic), 15. Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures),  16. Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital), 17. Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures), 18. Aileen Lee (Broadway Angels), 19. Ron Conway (Angel Investors),  and 20. Joshua Schachter (Tasty Labs).

The article describes the abundance of inventive organizations that can be found in San Francisco and that “In the midst of rumors about the looming fate and misery of the startup environment, there’s a lot of awesome new companies out there still ready to change the world.” The list of “the 20 sultriest new businesses in San Francisco” was assembled from discussions “with financial specialists, representatives, columnists, and active individuals from the city’s entrepreneurship scene to this rundown of new businesses to watch in 2016.”

The Hottest Bay Area Fintech Startups to Keep Your Eye On include 1. Sighted, 2. Plaid, 3. Gusto, 4. SizeUp, 5. Cashflower, 6. Trizic, Inc, 7. Even, 8. Comparably, 9. Truebill, 10. Funding Circle, 11. SoFi, 12. Trulioo, 13. Zenefits, 14. Due, 15. Acorns, 16. Zuora, 17. Wealthfront, 18. Navdy, 19. Final, and 20. Tipalti. According to the article, SizeUp “helps banks engage independent clients and make informed, lucrative choices through enormous data information. The company helps determine what percent of businesses you are outperforming in your industry, and see if your score places you in the top or bottom for revenue, size, salaries, and more. It also gives brilliant information about where your company’s clients are located, and where you should advertise.”

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SizeUp at Temenos Innovation Jam

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SizeUp participated in the Temenos Innovation Jam 2017. SizeUp presented to the audience of Temenos customers to demonstrate its small business banking solution. The Innovation Jam is now in its second year of existence and was designed as a way for Temenos’ customers to meet innovative Fintech companies.

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SizeUp Wins Bank Innovation DEMOvation One Fintech Startup

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SizeUp won the Bank Innovation 2017 Conference DEMOvation One fintech competition in San Jose. SizeUp won by receiving the highest amount of votes from all conference attendees after they watched a live demo of SizeUp and the other fintech companies. The other fintechs in the DEMOvation One competition were EyeVerify, BeSartee, Teller, and Alloy.

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SizeUp in Startup Magazine Guide to Starting a New Business

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The Startup Magazine recommends SizeUp as the first tool to find your big idea in it’s article Your Guide to Starting a New Business in 2017. According to the article, “…every business begins with a spark of imagination. Once you have thought of the idea, it is time to start answering some critical questions. Which market are you appealing to? Is that market already saturated? If so, how can you find your unique edge to stand out? If you seek professional help to target your market, try a tool called SizeUp.”

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SizeUp Presents at Paris Fintech Forum

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SizeUp presented at the Paris Fintech Forum which was held at the Palais Brongniart on January 25 and 26. SizeUp and other Fintech companies presented to the conference attendees that included financial service executives and experts. More than 1,800 attendees from 40 countries participated in the conference. You can watch the conference’s official YouTube version of the presentation.

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Fintech Opportunities for Small and Mid Size Enterprises Panel at BAI Beacon

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The BAI Beacon conference for financial service executives presented a session on opportunities for small business Fintech including a panel of small business Fintech experts and pioneers including Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder of Kabbage, Ruth Polachek, former Head of Citi Accelerator and FinCheck, Anatalio Ubalde, Founder of SizeUp, Zack Chestnut of RevolutionCredit, and moderator Matt Gamser, CEO of SME Finance Forum. The FintechStage session covered the significant opportunities that exist for serving small businesses and how Fintech companies have identified ways to serve this historically underserved market segment.

 

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