Richard Webster is an entrepreneur and advisor to the financial services and FinTech communities.
Richard co-founded Monterey Labs, a company that designs, builds, and delivers innovative software products for financial institutions and micro-finance organizations in emerging markets. He also provides consulting services to firms in the financial services and FinTech markets.
Prior to founding Monterey Labs, Richard led Cisco’s global banking and payments solutions development practice. Previously, he directed Hewlett-Packard’s worldwide marketing and solution development efforts for the financial services industry.
Richard was Corporate Vice President - Marketing for Fiserv, Inc., a worldwide provider of information technology services to financial institutions. He has held management and marketing positions with NCR and The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. Richard also served as CFO for a California financial institution.
Richard has an MBA, with emphasis in corporate finance, and a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and management. He has studied and traveled throughout the Middle East.
Lending Club is the nation’s leading online credit marketplace, using technology to lower the cost of the traditional banking system.
It was the first peer-to-peer lender to register its offerings as securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and to offer loan trading on a secondary market.
Lending Club operates an online lending platform that enables borrowers to obtain a loan, and investors to purchase notes backed by payments made on loans. Lending Club is the world's largest peer-to-peer lending platform. The company claims that $15.98 billion in loans had been originated through its platform up to 31 December 2015.
IPO / Stock: Went Public on Dec 11, 2014 / LC
Float is a mobile-first financial service provider looking to revolutionize the way consumers interact with their finances.
We have created the world's fastest and most accessible financing experience for young, early credit consumers. It's a credit card in your hand within 180 seconds. We issue each user a digital VISA card that works with any NFC enabled device, can be used online, or instantly transferred to any VISA debit card.
Incredibly, paper checks still account for 70% of B2B payments, costing businesses $74 Billion in direct costs and fraud losses annually.
SnapCheck’s digital check platform combines the benefits of electronic payments with the universal acceptance of checks to substantially reduce costs, virtually eliminate check fraud, and solve the chicken-and-egg problem that is hindering the migration to electronic payments between businesses.
WEX is a rapidly expanding company with a global presence, and a future of extraordinary opportunity and possibility.
Through the efforts of 2,000 associates around the world, we provide our clients and partners with unparalleled services and precise solutions to help them pursue ambitious goals and improve business efficiency.
The Principal Financial Group is a global financial investment management leader headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Principal Financial Group (Principal) offers businesses individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services including retirement, asset management and insurance, through its diverse family of financial services companies.
Synchrony Financial is a consumer financial services company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Prior to its 2014 initial public offering, Synchrony operated as GE Capital Retail Finance Corporation and was a division of General Electric.
The company offers consumer financing products, including credit, promotional financing and loyalty programs, and installment lending, and FDIC insured savings products through Synchrony Bank, its wholly owned subsidiary.
Synchrony raised $2.88 billion in its initial public offering, making it the third largest IPO of 2014. It is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Nedbank is one of the largest banks in South Africa; however, it is one of the newest banks to be incorporated. It is headquartered in Johannesburg. Market capitalization was ZAR:120 billion (approximately US$9.85 billion), as of 30 June 2015.
MEDICI is a FinTech startup discovery and engagement platform that provides research on FinTech startups and trends along with contextual engagement. It is a powerful tool to accelerate your growth strategy through quick identification of target companies for partnership, investment or acquisition.
LTP’s strong domain knowledge flows into the MEDICI platform, which in conjunction with curated expert analysis and an intelligent search algorithm, will become your eagle eye in this fast changing sector: explore the landscape and find your targets at the same time.
Financial platforms come to Morningstar for access to one of the largest and highest-quality global investment databases in the industry. Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. We offer an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement-plan providers and sponsors to help them make better investment decisions.
Morningstar provides data on more than 500,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 16 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. We set the industry standard with comprehensive global coverage of every major investment universe, delivered the way our clients need it and in formats that investors can quickly understand.
Our alliance clients use Morningstar’s trusted brand and global investment data to enhance their software applications, digital sites, retirement planning tools, trading solutions, and more. They also license our award-winning investment research and editorial content--articles and videos generated by our hundreds of equity and fund analysts. This combination of quality data and independent analysis can set products apart from the crowd and drive business growth.
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Plaid is a technology platform that enables applications to connect with users’ bank accounts.
Our suite of APIs provides high-quality transaction data, makes it easier to authenticate accounts, and delivers comprehensive analytics.
Our focus is on lowering the barriers to entry in financial services by making it easier and safer to use financial data. We build beautiful consumer experiences, user-friendly infrastructure, and intelligence tools that give everyone the ability to develop the future of financial services.
Plaid is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., and backed by NEA, Spark Capital, and Google Ventures.