Always a Busy Season for Atlanta FinTech – Introducing Our Events Calendar!


The spring and fall months tend to be the most active for industry conferences, and 2020 is no exception. Players in a FinTech scene as vibrant as Atlanta’s shouldn’t have to get on a plane- or wait out the seasons- to network or engage in thought leadership, though. A quick scan of the local calendar proves that’s indeed the case.

 

Organizations like the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) have provided plenty of such opportunities for some time, with more events being added constantly as awareness and interest in FinTech continues to expand. There’s so much activity it can be ...
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Last Chance: “FinTech – Life after the Mega-Mergers” Panel in Atlanta


Registration closes today for an excellent lunch panel discussion on the impact of 2019’s three major payments industry mergers on the FinTech ecosystem in Atlanta and beyond. Join us from 11:30am-1:30pm on Friday December at Maggiano’s Buckhead.

 

Early 2019 brought three major mergers (Fiserv/First Data, FIS/Worldpay, Global Payments/TSYS) that dramatically altered the FinTech landscape. All six of these companies have significant Georgia presence. Now that the deals have closed, our experts will discuss their projected impact across many angles.

 

We’ve assembled a top-shelf panel that’s uniquely qualified to share insights from a variety of perspectives- talent acquisition/development, venture ...
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Real Estate Study Highlights Tech’s Prominence in Atlanta’s Ecosystem


In a comparative analysis of seven metro areas across the country, representatives from commercial real estate firm Savills North America showcased Atlanta’s competitive profile with data following the demand of technology degrees across the nation; the annual graduate output within the Atlanta market; the diversity of Atlanta’s educated population and Atlanta’s place among other educated metro areas. Doane Kelly, the head of the KLG Advisors team of consultants at Savills and Heidi Learner, Savills’ Chief Economist analyzed the macroeconomic environment affecting commercial real estate in the Atlanta metro area.

 

“The information and analyses we compiled allows a better understanding ...
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Fintech Investments Continue to be Strong


When you look at the investment growth statistics of the fintech markets across the globe, one thing really stands out – funding is plentiful.

 

According to an Accenture February 2019 report, “Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures more than doubled in 2018, to US $55.3 billion, led by a surge in funding in China and strong gains in several other markets as investors placed larger bets in more mature startups. On a global basis, much of the growth was due to a nine-fold increase in the value of deals in China, to US $25.5 billion – nearly as ...
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Global FinTech Adoption: A Tale of Three Trajectories


Adoption of FinTech is gaining momentum worldwide, having grown from 16% in 2015 to 33% in 2017 and 64% in 2019 according to Global FinTech Adoption Index 2019, a recently issued report by advisory firm EY.

 

EY’s primary research served as the backdrop for a September 26 discussion on global FinTech adoption held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and co-sponsored by the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce Southeast. The lively, interactive two-hour conversation was led by a stellar panel composed of Glen Sarvady, Principal at 154 Advisors; Rodrigo Dantas, Principal at EY; Wayne Johnson, Partner at ...
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Taking on Financial Inclusion and Wellness


FinTech Atlanta’s fifth “Run it by the Buyers” event focused on a particularly hot topic – Financial Inclusion and Wellness. As befitting such a top-of-mind issue, the session drew an even larger working group than usual to the offices of Atlantic Capital Bank in Buckhead.

 

Run it by the Buyers events, organized by FinTech Atlanta’s Fund & Innovate workgroup, convene large Georgia-based corporations and early/mid-stage fintech companies around a particular industry theme. The stated intent is to focus on key industry issues, opportunities, and challenges, with the goal of fostering commercial collaboration between large corporations (“Buyers”) and promising young ...
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