It’s been a busy month with an investor event completed in mid-June and many fund raising meetings in Boston and NYC.
We are seeing a great deal of interest in FinTech and our unique data advantage. We continue to see approximately 5 to 7 new startup business plans a week. There is no end to the creativity of entrepreneurs and their desire to improve and automate the financial services industry.
This month we focus on two key areas: Wealth management trends and LifeYield. The news around LifeYield is exciting and centers on a new round of investment in which we participated and an impressive write up in value resulting from significant revenue growth. We are proud to be their partners in helping Americans lead successful lives in retirement.
In this issue, we focus on exploring user interfaces and the user experience as a fundamental way that technology is changing in financial services. We have seen so many user experience improvements in the way information, workflow and activity enhances our mobile devices, that we need to be sure similar design elements are built into our FinTech solutions. Consumers expect the same experience from all their applications, whether mobile, Saas, or on-premise. If the user experience is not done well the difference is obvious — and products will not succeed. This is why the idea of creating a user experience that causes your thumbs to stomp a “like button” because it is so good is key.
It’s hard to believe we are already on our third edition of Envisions. Thanks for the feedback — keep it coming!