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Cincinnati payments startup uncovers a hot market

When Cincinnati payment processing entrepreneur Ryan Rybolt helped launch Payload a year ago, he and his co-founder planned to embed payment processing into companies’ software but, early this year, the leaders of Blue Ash-based Payload hit on an idea that has quickly paid off.

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Insurance startup announces eight-figure capital raise

A Greater Cincinnati insurance technology startup keeps adding to its fundraising total. Coterie Insurance has brought in an additional $11.5 million in Series A-1 funding, the Montgomery-based firm announced in a release. That brings the two-year-old company’s fundraising total to $25 million.

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Finalists named for inaugural FinTech Frontier pitch competition

Nine startups, including four from Cincinnati, have been named finalists in FinTech Frontier’s inaugural pitch competition, and those companies will get to present their best business ideas to some of the city’s biggest industry players next week.

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Cincinnati well-positioned to be fintech hub

Focused on the greater Cincinnati area, Cintrifuse brings together the key tools needed to drive growth. It begins with the Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund, a strategic fund of funds connecting corporate investors to a network of venture capital, startups and business solutions.

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Fostering FinTech

FinTech Frontier is hoping to connect the dots between Cincinnati’s large financial institutions and FinTech startups around the country. With the goal of providing a space for financial entrepreneurs to find the tools they need to build, the Cintrifuse-backed catalyst is holding events every other week through the end of October.