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Why FinTech is Thriving in Cincinnati

Financial technology is a broad term. It encompasses just about anything involving finances, which touches any number of industries. But for entrepreneurs in Cincinnati, home to financial institutions like U.S. Bank and Fifth Third, that broad industry provides a world of opportunities.

Why this startup is changing its name

Tokenism, which aims to increase access to real estate investing through technology, will soon be known as Akru, officials announced this week. The full rollout of the new brand is expected to take place March 25 at the upcoming Security Token Summit, where founder and CEO Mohsin Masud is slated to speak.

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.

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.