An online wealth management service that provides automated, algorithm-based portfolio management advice
Example: Assetbuilder, MoneyFarm, Wealth Front, Betterment, Blooom, WiseBanyan, FutureAdvisor, Motif Investing, Quantopian
A digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. Cryptocurrencies make it easier to transfer funds between two parties in transactions; these transfers are facilitated through the use of public and private keys for security purposes. These fund transfers are done with minimal processing fees, enabling users to avoid the steep fees charged by most banks and financial institutions for wire transfers.
Example: Bitcoin, Stellar, Litecoin, R3, Coinbase
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending enables individuals to lend and borrow money from other individuals through a third party platform. P2P lenders have also developed analytical platforms that asses credit worthiness through the use of public and private records, profiles and behavior.
Example: Zopa, Lending Club, Prosper, Welab, Lenddo, ZestFinance, Kabbage, OnDeck, Funding Circle, IOU Central, Biz2Credit, CAN Capital, Borro, Kreditech, Stripe, Wonga, Credit Karma
Platforms that enable current and prospective owners, agents, tenants, investors to display, search, exchange, simplify and lower costs on real estate (RE) information and RE transactions.
Example: Homesnap, Opendoor, Redfin, CompStak, ViewTheSpace, TheSquareFoot, Yopa
Electronic payment and settlement providers that are improving the convenience, speed, cost and ease of paying and recieving money and facilitating transfers of goods and service globally.
Example: Apple Pay, Android Pay, Google Wallet, PayPal, Alipay, TransferWise, Venmo, Facebook Messenger, Klarna, Square, TransferWise
Platforms that look to fund companies by raising capital from a broad group of people. Some are targeted to fund new companies and products (general solicitation), others are targeted toward offerings of primary and secondary stakes in funds and companies (for accreditted investors).
Example：EquityNet, GoFundMe, Crowdfunder, Kickstarter, Seedvest, Microventures, CircleUp