Joshua Bateman

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  • Accelerating fintech in China Crunch Network

    Accelerating fintech in China

    In 2016, investment in mainland Chinese and Hong Kong fintech ventures totaled $10.2 billion, exceeding North America’s $9.2 billion. Many domestic financial services and e-commerce conglomerates are supporting Chinese fintech startups. Foreign investors include KKR & Co. L.P., Bain Capital, Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, 500 Startups, IDG Capital Partners, and more. Read More

  • Banking the unbanked in emerging markets Crunch Network

    Banking the unbanked in emerging markets

    As countries progress, citizens migrate from remote villages to large cities and foreign countries. Their economic power rises and they participate in the global economy. People need to purchase food, pay electricity bills, top up transportation cards, arrange online services, buy overseas goods, repay loans, and send money to relatives. Unlike the U.S., however, where 93% of people have… Read More

  • Fintech is stimulating Chinese consumption and capital flow Crunch Network

    Fintech is stimulating Chinese consumption and capital flow

    Fintech is rapidly being adopted in China and is spurring consumption, both domestically in China and internationally. I interviewed the CEOs of three companies in China that are using fintech to boost purchases, ranging from daily necessities to international real estate transactions. Read More

  • China is disrupting global fintech Crunch Network

    China is disrupting global fintech

    A confluence of factors puts China at the financial technology (“fintech”) forefront: economic advancement, investor behavior, mobile technology, big data, financial industry liberalization, and regulatory acquiescence. Read More

  • Necessity Is Driving Agricultural Innovation Indoors Crunch Network

    Necessity Is Driving Agricultural Innovation Indoors

    According to the United Nations, the earth will house an estimated 9.7 billion people by 2050. Consequently, more food will need to be produced over the next four decades than has been produced over the last 10,000 years. And with more than 99.7 percent of global food coming from land, and most of the arable land already accounted for, increasing yields per surface area is essential. Read More