The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending December 27th, 2015)

fintech startups shaking things up

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OTAS Technologies’ Tom Doris is creating machines to do (part of) a trader’s job (Tradestreaming)
Traders are going to seeing a lot more AI and automation on the trading desk

After Fed, fintech hikes rates, too
(Seeking Alpha)
Responding to the Fed’s rate hike last week, Lending Club ($LC) boosts rates on new loans on its platform by 25 basis points. Speaking to the WSJ, CEO Renaud Laplanche says it will be company policy to move in lockstep with the Fed’s future moves

Moven Launches E-Gifting and Affiliate Programs (Bank Innovation)
The banking service Moven is expanding its marketing efforts as 2015 comes to a close. The startup has launched an e-gifting service for the holidays, as well as an affiliate program

Gusto, Formerly ZenPayroll, Closes on $50 Million Funding (Finovate)
According to payroll and benefits provider, Gusto, these funds are part of the Google Capital-led $60 million Series B round announced in April