Finance

Startups

Inside The Barbershop App Worth $750 Million

Songe LaRon and Dave Salvant left their desks behind to create booking software for the nation’s 109,000 barbershops. Today, their fast-growing startup, Squire Technologies, is valued at some 60 times this year’s estimated sales and is featured on this year’s Forbes Next Billion-Dollar Startups. Neither LaRon, a 37-year-old corporate lawyer, nor Salvant, who is 36 […]

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Python

How to Find The Worst & Best Months To Invest Using Python

Here’s a video on how to find The Worst & Best Months to Invest Using Python It should go without saying, but here’s a disclaimer: The material in this video is purely for educational purposes and should not be taken as professional investment advice. Invest at your own discretion. This is a technology blog; not […]

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Startups

How Venture Capitalist Tracy Chadwell Cornered the “Silver Tech” Market

Only 2.4% of venture capital founders are women, but after a career spent in law and banking, Tracy Chadwell felt ready to take on the challenge. In 2016 she founded 1843 Capital (named after the year that Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program). Her fund invests in early-stage startups founded by women who work […]

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Space

The Space Economy is About to Get a Lot Bigger

Bloomberg Quicktake explores the booming business and economy of Space. As space becomes more accessible to private enterprise, many companies are hoping to make it not just possible, but affordable to put objects into orbit. Now a startup called Astra is on the verge of launching rockets at a fraction of the cost to competitors, […]

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FinTech Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Applications in Finance

Marko Kangrga, Head of Quantitative Research – Americas at RavenPack, shares his work on neural network sequence models and their use cases in finance at FinTech Connect North America 2021 

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Hardware Interesting

Inside China’s Accelerating Bid for Chip Supremacy

Bloomberg Quicktake explains how the world is dependent on Taiwan for silicon semiconductors called chips, which give devices like iPhones their functionality. This reliance has the U.S. and China both racing for technological independence.

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AI Startups

The Rise of AI and the Canadian Silicon Valley

Here’s an interesting documentary (“Canada – The Rise of AI”, Ep. 11) on the “Canadian Silicon Valley.” Silicon Valley may be home to some of the biggest tech giants in the world but it’s being challenged like never before. Crazy tech geniuses have popped up all over the planet making things that will blow your […]

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Databricks FinTech

The Future of Financial Services with Data + AI

In today’s economy, financial services firms are forced to contend with heightened regulatory environments and a variety of market, economic and regulatory uncertainties. Coupled with increasing demand from customers for more personalized experiences and a focus on sustainability/ESG, incumbent Banks, Insurers and Asset Managers are reaching the limits of where their current technology can take […]

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FinTech Python

Python For Finance

Computer Science  has a great tutorial focusing on using Python for Finance. Code on GitHub.

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