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Our Investment in Nue.io: Nue Kid on the Block

Nue Kid on the Block (with the Lemonade Stand)   Imagine you’re driving through a typical leafy, suburban area and come across a classic kid’s lemonade stand. Feeling parched on a hot summer’s day, you figure you’ll stop in, pay them a couple of bucks, and get a...

Our Investment in Helcim: Payments for SMBs? Give ‘em Helcim

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway” - John Wayne   Sitting in the shadows of the Canadian Rockies, a city once known mostly for its cowboys and oil is beginning its adventure into a new frontier and emerging as a contender to watch....

Market Overview – Alternative Lending

Alternative Lending (“AL”) generally refers to lending channels, processes, and instruments that have emerged outside of financial services such as regulated banks and capital markets. Alternative lenders are using data science and machine learning to identify quality...
The Future of Financial Software

The Future of Financial Software

By: Alex Tong and the Information Venture Partners team On the heels of our recently announced investment in Jirav, we wanted to highlight the opportunities we are witnessing today that impact the finance department of organizations worldwide. We have backed a number...

What is Old is New, or Newer Again

What is Old is New, or Newer Again

They say accounting is dull.  Maybe.  They say accountants are boring.  Some are.  So, by extension, accounting software has to be a yawner.  Wrong!  OK, maybe.  Not many people wake up in the morning and say, I have to build the next great accounting software...

Getting Teams Back To Work

Getting Teams Back To Work

Note: This letter was written by the Information Ventures Partners team and sent to its CEOs.  May 13, 2020 Dear CEOs, As the Coronavirus lockdown eases over the coming weeks and months, the economy reopens, and companies begin to welcome employees back into the...