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M&A Activity Down in Financial Technology Sector
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Becca L
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Becca L,
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7/31/2014 | 9:43:52 AM
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Each one has a secret sauce, a vision. Surely we'll all come around and see it too.
Byurcan
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Byurcan,
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7/31/2014 | 9:31:04 AM
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They're all vying to be the "next big thing."
Becca L
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Becca L,
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7/30/2014 | 11:44:13 PM
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Maybe it's just a numbers game - the number of payment startups out there is, frankly, ridiculous. They can each only be so differntiated, or claim so much market share.
Byurcan
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Byurcan,
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7/18/2014 | 12:54:13 PM
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They say it goes in cycles. Also regarding payments, it's easier for a startup tech company to create a payments technology that will be gobbled up, like Intuit/Check, as opposed to a lending paltform for example.
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KBurger,
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7/18/2014 | 12:45:27 PM
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Yes, that is interesting. One reason perhaps is that the payments space is so diverse, it has applications in banking, retailing, travel, utilities & more and definining yourself as "payments tech" can encompass a lot more different functions than "lending systems" or "claims systems," for example. Why do you think the deal activity is down, amid widespread expectations of more conolidation in fintech?
Byurcan
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Byurcan,
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7/18/2014 | 10:56:10 AM
Payments
Interesting that the payments space sstil seems to have much more activity than other sector. Paymenmts, especially mobile payments, are hot right now.


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