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Asia-Pasific eclipsed North America in Fintech Investments in 2016

Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures grew 10 percent in 2016, to US$23.2 billion, driven primarily by a wave of blockbuster deals in China, according to Accenture (NYSE:ACN) analysis of data from CB Insights, a global venture-finance data and analytics firm. “Alibaba and JD.com were two major fintech investors this year, as they focus on providing their customers with end-to-end services including payments and lending” Read more »

UK accountancy firms heavily invest in technology, even if their partners` profit declines

According to Wolters Kluwer survey, a leading provider of tax and accounting software and information, the leading UK accountancy firms saw profit decline last year, as they invested heavily in technology to improve services to their clients.  The annual survey of the financial health of the Top 75 firms, conducted by Wolters Kluwer’s Accountancy magazine, found that the sector had enjoyed its seventh consecutive year of fee income growth. Read more »

Nymbus secures $16 Million in a Funding Round to lead digital transformation

NYMBUS Inc., provider of the world’s most current mission-critical core technology available to financial institutions, closed additional $16 million funding round led by Home Credit Group. Following a $12 million funding round just six months ago, NYMBUS is well-positioned to continue its accelerated expansion plans.Home Credit Group is an international consumer finance provider with operations in 11 countries and headquartered in the... more Read more »

H.I.G. Growth Partners Completes Strategic Investment in SCUF Gaming

H.I.G. Growth Partners (“H.I.G.”), the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, announced that it has completed a strategic investment in SCUF Gaming (“SCUF” or the “Company”), the leading designer, manufacturer, and e-commerce platform for sales of advanced feature, customized gaming controllers and accessories for use on PlayStation, Xbox and PC. Read more »

Small Business Minister Arranges Meeting with Entrepreneurs at Barclays Notting Hill Eagle Lab

Minister for Small Business, Margot James MP met with businesses in Barclays’ Notting Hill Eagle Lab on Thursday to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by growing SMEs and entrepreneurs. The Barclays’ Eagle Lab is one of nine sites across the UK focussed on supporting businesses through co-working space and providing tools such as 3D printers and laser cutters- aimed to help small businesses with their prototyping and digital skills. Read more »

Fincons Group Awarded for Investment in the UK

Fincons Group, a leading IT Business Consulting and System Integration company, was officially awarded recognition for its investment in the UK. The Group, headquartered in Bern - Switzerland and with different offices in Italy, has recently expanded operations to the UK and opened an office in London.  Read more »

Calypso Signs Agreement With Equinoxe

Calypso Technology, Inc., a leading provider of capital markets and investment management software, announced today that it has signed a utility partnership agreement with Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services, a premium service provider to the alternative investment management industry. Read more »

Klipboard Announces Pre-Series A Investment Round

Klipboard, a London based Mobile Field Service software platform, announced today a Pre-Series A investment round which has brought its total funding to just over $2 million, having previously raised a Seed round of $900,000. The investment was raised from Klipboard’s existing Seattle based Private Equity group and Angel Investors and will be used to boost the growth of the start up in the UK. Read more »

CIP Capital Investments to Create Leading RegTech Platform

Formation of strategic partner to the global financial services industry offering technology-enabled solutions to address a comprehensive range of regulatory and compliance needs.   Read more »

Calibrate Management Investments to Crossflow Payments

Crossflow Payments (Crossflow), the technology driven alternative finance platform delivering innovative supply chain finance solutions, has today announced a significant investment from Calibrate Management (Calibrate), a leading investor focused on early stage, high growth firms. The deal sees Calibrate take a minority equity stake in Crossflow and will provide further firepower as the business continues to execute against its ambitious growth... more Read more »

Exaxe Signs Partnership With Acorn Life

Exaxe, the global award-winning SaaS software solutions provider for the life and pensions industry is delighted to announce the signing of an Enterprise Agreement with Acorn Life DAC, a 100% Irish owned life assurance company offering protection, savings and investment products, for its market leading Illustrate Plus platform. Read more »

LendingRobot Unveils Robo-fund LendingRobot Series

LendingRobot, the first robo-advisor for Alternative Lending built for individual investors, announced today the launch of robo-fund LendingRobot Series. Designed as an alternative to traditional fixed income investments, LendingRobot Series is a one-stop solution that combines cloud-based investment automation, fully transparent fund secured by Blockchain technology and sophisticated machine learning algorithms to provide superior, predictable... more Read more »

Valphi Launches Proprietary Technology Tool Built by DataArt

Valphi and DataArt have today announced the completion of a proprietary technology tool for Paris-based start-up Valphi. The new product will significantly improve decisions taken by financial institutions as it provides world-beating information on investments, served up with state-of-the-art visualisations. Read more »

Aldevron Receives Growth Investment from TA Associates

Aldevron, a contract development and manufacturing organization specializing in the production of plasmid DNA, proteins and antibodies, today announced it has received a growth investment from TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm. Aldevron’s management retains a significant portion of ownership in the company and will continue to run the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more »

Credit Suisse Offers Cost-Efficient Way of Trend-Following Fund

With the Credit Suisse (Lux) Multi-Trend Fund, Credit Suisse Asset Management offers investors a cost-efficient way to benefit from rising interest rates and high equity valuations. The trend-following fund strives to generate positive returns in market environments of both falling and rising equity, bond, currency and commodity prices. Read more »

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