Tony Zerucha·Alt-Finance·September 2, 2015·1 min readThe Daily Dig for Wednesday, September 2 Alt-fi conference growth sign of industry health The increasing number of conferences in the alt-fi sector, and the growth of the most popular ones, is proof of the increasingly important role the sector is playing, writes Michael del Castillo. Funding source just as important as funds Some startups only need money in order to achieve growth. Others need advice and contacts too. Carefully determine what you need before looking for it, writes Maria Pinelli. Former Goldman staffer says banks are poor innovators Don’t believe investment bank claims of technological proficiency, Chris White tells Paul Clarke.See alsoApril 18, 201810 steps to create a perfect fundraising email Banks fear Apple more than fintechs Respondents to a recent survey identified Apple, then Walmart as the entities, aside from other banks, they fear the most, Peter Rudegeair writes.