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Squawker completes launch of Equity Finance platform with six banks onboard

Squawker, the platform for sophisticated trading communities to execute hedging and capital optimisation transactions on-exchange, today announced the successful completion of the launch phase of its Equity Finance platform, with 6 out of the top 10 global investment banks live, and announced Ian Axe and Derek Bandeen as two new members to its Advisory Board.

Mastercard And PayRange Partner To Make Vending Cashless

When PYMNTS first encountered PayRange CEO Paresh Patel at Innovation Project 2013, he was leading a tiny startup with a big goal: to bring vending into the digital age. Yes, vending — those large, unattended kiosks that typically serve a wide variety of salty snacks and soda and are often found in hotel ice machine corridors. The response from a would-be investor then when pitched his idea was more or less a shrug. Interesting technology, but who cares about vending?

Nyca Partners is Hiring a Portfolio and Fund Management Associate

Nyca Partners is hiring an Investment Associate in our New York City Office.

 

We just launched our second fund and are looking for someone to help our Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer with a variety of portfolio and fund management activities. As an Associate at Nyca, you will be a key member of a small and talented team. In this role, you can expect to interact with senior management at top fintech companies and you will be exposed to all of our investors, which consist of many of the top thought leaders in the fintech space. The role with Nyca will be for 18 months; reasonable exit options might be to get placed with one of our portfolio companies in an operating role or a strong recommendation towards business school candidacy. The associate role is an ideal position for someone who is looking to get experience in fintech venture capital and is pre-graduate school. If you are interested, please email your CV with a few reasons why you are a good fit for this role to: recruiting@nyca.com.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the COO to manage all investor communication, including reporting and preparation of documents for our key investor meetings. Assist in offsite management and follow-up actions
  • Track fund performance and assist in the preparation of annual budgets and financial statements
  • Participate in portfolio company reviews and help track and report performance with key company performance metrics for investors and the Nyca team. Help track check-ins and follow-ups with companies and advisors
  • Provide support for meetings with top financial services firms through the creation of email content and presentation materials on Nyca’s portfolio companies
  • Be the key driver of Nyca’s brand support activities including blogs, social media posts, website and media presence.

 

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of post-college experience in consulting, accounting, finance, or operational role
  • Must have strong communication skills (oral, written, visual)
  • Must be proficient in excel and possess the ability to track and understand key financial metrics
  • Must be able to work well in a team setting
  • Prior fund or investor management experience a plus

 

About Nyca:
Nyca Partners is a venture capital firm exclusively focused on applying innovation in financial services into the global financial system. Our rich experience and deep connections in both finance and technology give us a unique perspective and ability to help entrepreneurs transform payments, credit models, digital advice, and financial infrastructure. We strive to form truly collaborative partnerships, offering investment capital and expert advice. The investment team is comprised of Hans Morris, Jeff Reitman, and David Sica; with Ravi Mohan as the COO. The Investment Partners are Osama Bedier, Brian Finn, Tom Miglis, and Charlie Songhurst.

Recent Fund Announcement: Press Release

Nyca Partners is Hiring a Fintech Investment Associate

Nyca Partners is hiring an Investment Associate in our New York City Office.

 

We just launched our second fund and are looking for someone to help us invest in the best global fintech companies. As an investment associate at Nyca, you will be a key member of the investing team responsible for evaluating new opportunities and helping us form views on which fintech sectors we should be spending the most time. In this role, you can expect to be exposed to the top thought leaders in the fintech industry and will come away with an in-depth understanding of how the legacy financial system and the fintech ecosystem interact. The role with Nyca will be for 18 months; reasonable exit options might be to get placed with one of our portfolio companies in an operating role or a strong recommendation towards business school candidacy. The associate role is an ideal position for someone who is looking to get experience in fintech venture capital and is pre-graduate school. If you are interested, please email your CV with a few reasons why you are a good fit for this role to: recruiting@nyca.com.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Help the investing team manage the investment pipeline. Tracking and responding to inbounds and assist the investment team in researching and evaluating new ideas and businesses
  • Assist in research including creating industry market landscapes and maps for us to use in our investment theses
  • Participate in the diligence efforts that allow us to evaluate prospective companies and present investments to our committee for approval
  • Assist in creation of investment memos that act as the basis for information for our investment committee to make final decisions

 

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of post-college experience in a finance or consulting analyst role
  • Must have strong communication skills (oral, written, visual)
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical skills; Must be proficient in excel
  • Must be able to work well in a team setting
  • Healthy intellectual curiosity and desire to learn about fintech
  • Prior financials/fintech experience is a plus

 

About Nyca:
Nyca Partners is a venture capital firm exclusively focused on applying innovation in financial services into the global financial system. Our rich experience and deep connections in both finance and technology give us a unique perspective and ability to help entrepreneurs transform payments, credit models, digital advice, and financial infrastructure. We strive to form truly collaborative partnerships, offering investment capital and expert advice. The investment team is comprised of Hans Morris, Jeff Reitman, and David Sica; with Ravi Mohan as the COO. The Investment Partners are Osama Bedier, Brian Finn, Tom Miglis, and Charlie Songhurst.

Recent Fund Announcement: Press Release

Nyca Partners Announces $125 Million Venture Fund

Nyca Partners (Nyca), which was launched in 2014 by Hans Morris has announced the successful closing of its latest venture capital fund with more than $125 million in total commitments. Over the course of the next 30 months, Morris along with Ravi Mohan, David Sica, and Jeff Reitman, and five Investment Partners: Osama Bedier, Brian Finn, Max Levchin, Tom Miglis, and Charlie Songhurst, invested in more than 30 companies across four distinct fintech subsectors: merchant payment solutions, alternative credit, digital advice, and financial infrastructure.