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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending January 10, 2016)

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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up (Week ending January 10, 2016)

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The Startups: Who’s shaking things up

Income&’s Brad Walker on building a better mousetrap for retirement investing using marketplace lending (Tradestreaming)

trov’s Scott Walchek on designing the world’s first on-demand insurance for single items (Tradestreaming)

Startups raising/Investors investing

Student lender CommonBond raises $625m in total funding (CrowdfundInsider)

Alibaba’s Finance Arm Said to Seek at Least $1.5 Billion (Bloomberg)

Street Contxt scores $8m to bring more efficiency to investment research distribution (Business Insider)

Blockchain Startup Gem Closes $7.1m Series A to build a modular platform for blockchain applications (CoinDesk)

Canadian online lending marketplace Lendful raises $15m (Finextra)

Xfers Lands $2.5m To Simplify Bank Transfers For Online Sellers (TechCrunch)

LoanNow Secures $50m Credit Facility (Finovate)

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