Fintech’s responsibility to balance usability with consumer protections

By Vanessa Malone The digitization of financial services has blurred, if not completely erased the lines between finance and technology.  Fintech has been making waves for years, but a tsunami in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic expedited its position as the clear new business model. For example, Microsoft’s CEO says the company has seen […]Continue Reading

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Fintech culture is here to stay

By Vanessa Malone Fintech, refers to technology or software innovations meant to disrupt current financial processes from the enterprise level down to the consumer. As the name suggests, it represents the intersection of finance and technology to reduce costs, simplify processes, and expand financial services to digital storefronts. Players include governments, traditional financial service companies, […]Continue Reading

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Horizon’s one-stop shop for exempt securities offering technology

How we’re equipping Reg A+, Reg Cf, and Reg D issuers  By Vanessa Malone Last week we announced a change in our corporate name from Horizon Globex to Horizon Fintex. This name change reflects our commitment to bring liquidity to the growing exempt securities market with our proprietary fintech. To go along with our new name […]Continue Reading

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Horizon Globex Announces Corporate Name Change to Horizon Fintex

Shift reflects our refined focus on Horizon’s fintech and exchange technology solutions By Vanessa Malone June 19, 2020: The Horizon team is pleased to announce a change in our corporate name from Horizon Globex to Horizon Fintex, effective immediately. This name change reflects our commitment to bring liquidity to the growing exempt securities market with […]Continue Reading

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Upcoming Investor Webinar

Series A investment opportunity in Horizon’s proprietary fintech  By Vanessa Malone Click here to RSVP for our upcoming investor webinar happening Tuesday, June 23 at 12:00 pm EST. As you may know, Horizon is currently conducting its $5M Series A funding round to further develop and scale the operations of its proprietary securities issuance and […]Continue Reading

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5 perks of raising capital through equity crowdfunding

By Vanessa Malone Last week we talked about the rise of equity crowdfunding. This week we wanted to share some of the benefits of including this form of capital raising in your company’s early-stage growth strategy.  1. Access to capital Prior to crowdfunding, start-ups and small businesses would typically look to bank loans, friends and family, […]Continue Reading

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Why identity verification isn’t ready for complete automation…yet

The limitations of AI and fully automated solutions for identity verification in the financial services industry By Vanessa Malone Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other automated solutions are actively being deployed in the financial services industry to remove friction, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. Especially in today’s remote environment, financial institutions are being forced to transition services […]Continue Reading

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Business Continuity in these Challenging Times

By Peter Hall, Horizon’s Chief Information Officer Many of you will be aware of former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, and his now famous, or infamous speech depending on your point of view, quoting ‘known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns’. Although the language he used could be considered torturous, his tenet was a […]Continue Reading

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The importance of Know Your Customer (KYC) for securities offerings

What you need to know about KYC and how to keep your securities offering compliant and competitive in 2020 By Vanessa Malone The exempt securities offering market is on the rise. In 2019, 69.2% of all new capital raised was through an exempt securities offering. With the SEC’s newly proposed set of amendments to harmonize common […]Continue Reading

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The missing link in Reg CF and Reg A+ securities offerings

By Vanessa Malone As we discussed in last week’s blog, the amount of capital raised through exempt securities offerings has outpaced the level of capital formation through registered securities offerings. The SEC’s recent capital formation report outlines a set of amendments to simplify and improve common securities exemptions issuers utilize to raise capital. Included in the proposal, […]Continue Reading

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