Insureon is an independent marketplace for online delivery of small business insurance.  Headquartered in Chicago, Insureon is licensed in 50 states[1] and specializes in numerous industries, from IT professionals to restaurants. Launched in 2011, Insureon was the first InsurTech distributor, as its digital platform allows small-business owners direct access to insurance quotes, providing an option for digitally inclined buyers. As of 2015, Insureon has raised than $31M in funding led by Oak HC/FT and Accretive, a venture capitalist firm specializing in financial technology companies.[2] Continue reading “Insureon”

Brattle Group

The Brattle Group provides consulting services and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and public agencies.[1] As of 2019, the company had offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, London, Madrid, New York City, Rome, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and Washington, DC.[2] Headquartered in Boston since 2017, its original headquarters was located on Brattle Street, in the Harvard Square district of Cambridge.[3] Continue reading “Brattle Group”


Moneythink is an American educational non-profit organization that aims to increase the financial capability of American youth by training college volunteers to serve as financial mentors for low-income high school students. Continue reading “Moneythink”

Douglas Merrill

Douglas Clark Merrill[1][2][3][4] (born 1970) is an American technologist and fintech entrepreneur. He grew up in Arkansas and graduated from the University of Tulsa, majoring in social and political organization. Merrill attended Princeton University, where he received master’s and doctoral degrees in cognitive science. He was the CEO of ZestFinance until October of 2019. Continue reading “Douglas Merrill”


Nxt is an open source cryptocurrency and payment network launched in 2013 by anonymous software developer BCNext.[1] It uses proof-of-stake to reach consensus for transactions—as such there is a static money supply and, unlike bitcoin, no mining.[2][3] Nxt was specifically conceived as a flexible platform around which to build applications and financial services. Continue reading “Nxt”


Novalnet is a global payment service provider and a European payment institute helping e-commerce businesses worldwide to accept and process electronic and point-of-sale payments.[1][2] Continue reading “Novalnet”


In financial accounting, an asset is any resource owned or controlled by a business or an economic entity. Continue reading “Asset”


WeLab Limited is a Hong Kong financial technology company offering a range of services, such as online consumer credit platforms and virtual banking. It was founded in January 2013 by Simon Loong, Kelly Wong and Frances Kang, and is best known for being the parent company of WeLab Bank, one of the first virtual banks to be granted a license to operate in Hong Kong.[1] Continue reading “WeLab”

Stripe (company)

Stripe is an American financial services and software as a service (SaaS) company dual-headquartered in San Francisco, California and Dublin, Ireland.[2] The company primarily offers payment processing software and application programming interfaces (APIs) for e-commerce websites and mobile applications.[3] Continue reading “Stripe (company)”


Wealthsimple Inc. is a Canadian online investment management service focused on millennials.[5] The firm was founded in September 2014 by Michael Katchen and is based in Toronto.[1] As of August 2019, the firm holds over C$5 billion in assets under management.[6] It is primarily owned by Power Corporation indirectly at 83.2% through investments made through their holdings in Power Financial, IGM Financial and Portag3.[7] Continue reading “Wealthsimple”