Why Has “Social” Failed In Fintech?

Finance is littered with the graves of startups that have tried to do social. Remember, Kaching, Cake Financial, Robinhood.io? Everyone has failed. But this has not deterred a new crop of fintech entr

Hey New York, Meet Your New Best Friend: Europe

Over the last few months I've detected a disturbance in the Startup Force. While startups from Europe have often looked to the US as a natural market to scale up in, they've traditionally looked at th

India’s Times Internet Embraces Real-Time Finance With ET Speed

A few years ago, we saw a wave of startups (such as Cake Financial and Covestor) that tried to reinvent the way people made financial decisions, usually by adding social features or more data and anal

With $100 Million In Tracked Trades Under Its Belt, Covestor Merges Investment Management And Social Investing

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/covestor-home.jpg"> When you follow someone on social investing site Covestor, you get to see all of their real trades. But now, for some su

Wikinvest Already Tracking $1 Billion In Portfolio Assets

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/wikinvest-logo.png"> Sometimes a startup rolls out a new feature, and it just hits the sweet spot of what consumers are craving. It looks li

Covestor Now Lets You Trade Alongside Its Top Amateur Investors

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/cvim-logo-215x71.png" width="215" height="71" /> The end game for many social investing sites is to create their own investment management pr

kaChing Raises $7.5 Million To Turn Mutual Funds On Their Heads

<a href="http://www.kaching.com"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/kachinglogo.png" width="177" height="61" /></a><a href="http://www.kaChing.com">kaChing</a>, a new fin

The Europas: Voting opens in the European tech awards

We have now opened voting in The Europas, the tech innovation awards honouring the best tech companies and startups across the web and mobile scene from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. On J

Social Investing Site Covestor Is Now Open to the Public

Covestor, a social investing site where people share the performance of their real stock portfolios, came out of private beta this morning. Now anyone can join, and it is welcoming voyeurs who only wa

SEC Gives Social Investing Site kaChing Green Light To Take On Mutual Funds

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/kaching-logo.png" /> Every social investing site wants to turn the insights of its trading members into financial products that people

Social Investing Site Covestor Raises $6.5 Million

There are no secrets online anymore. People share everything, even the performance of their personal stock portfolios. Social investing site Covestor raised $6.5 million in a series A financing based

Covestor raises $6.5 m Series A, led by Union Square and Spark

Two A key European VC is backing a site which allows you to play the markets with your brokerage account. US-based Covestor has raised $6.5 million dollars in Series A funding, led by Union Square Ven

Cake Financial Pushes A New Social Stock Index: The Cakedex. Can It Beat The S&P 500?

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/cakedex-chart.png" alt="" title="cakedex-chart" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-21783" /> One year after it <a href="http://www.
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