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Building Unicorns, India’s Future in Fintech, Lending in the Baltics, Trust in Crypto & More News




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Fasanara has a front row seat to the evolving asset class of Fintech Lending and investing in the Digital Future. We’re constantly assimilating information, speaking with innovators, and developing our theses. Here are some things that we’ve been thinking about.




In this edition:


  • How to build a unicorn: Lessons from venture capitalists and start-ups

  • Three trends that will define India’s fintech sector in 2023

  • Bringing community-based solutions to crypto lending can solve trust issues

  • SME Finance – The largest non-bank lender in the Baltics

  • Doyne Farmer - From Chaos to Order (Nikita Fadeev, Partner at Fasanara, speaks to an investing legend).




 

How to build a unicorn: Lessons from venture capitalists and start-ups.



While myths of tech unicorns may make for great storytelling, underneath them lies a set of facts that helps to explain their success. Understanding these facts and how they can be applied to other enterprises is particularly important for CEOs of large businesses looking to build new revenue, bolster resiliency, and court venture capitalists.


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Three trends that will define India’s fintech sector in 2023.



India has a proven track record of being a global leader in the fintech space with a thriving ecosystem of startups and established companies driving innovative financial solutions. What does their future hold?

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Bringing community-based solutions to crypto lending can solve trust issues.



The crypto lending space is plagued with trust and security concerns, but crypto lending platform BNPL Pay offers an innovative community-based lending solution.


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SME Finance – The largest non-bank lender in the Baltics.



For Fasanara’s inaugural episode of our inhouse podcast we welcomed Mindaugas Mikalajūnas, CEO of SME Finance. We learned how SME Finance started as an idea by three ex-coworkers with $100k of their own capital and grew to the largest non-bank lender in the Baltics with a $150 million outstanding portfolio.


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Doyne Farmer - From Chaos to Order (Nikita Fadeev, Partner at Fasanara, speaks to an investing legend).



Nikita Fadeev, Partner and Head of Fasanara Digital, spoke with Doyne Farmer, a founder of Prediction Company, a quantitative automated trading firm that was sold to UBS in 2006. His past research includes complex systems, dynamical systems theory, time series analysis and theoretical biology.


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