FinTech StartUps

Privitar Closes $80 Million Series C Funding Round Led by Warburg Pincus

Privitar, the leading data privacy platform provider, today announced that it has completed an $80 million Series C funding round led by Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, with participation from Accel, Partech, IQ Capital, Salesforce Ventures and ABN AMRO Ventures.  Read more »

Kickstart opens for applications for a new cohort of later-stage tech startups

Kickstart, one of Europe’s largest innovation platforms, is welcoming applications for the fifth iteration of its annual B2B scale-up programme aimed at late-stage start-ups interested in entering the Swiss market.  Around 100 entrepreneurs will join the three-month programme in September to connect and create specific pilots and commercial projects with one of Kickstart’s 50 corporate and public sector partners, which include businesses like... more Read more »

Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars

The Barclays Accelerator New York is a top-tier fintech accelerator for early stage startups. Every year we invest in 10 fintech companies per program, and help them get their businesses to the next level. Read more »

Zortrex launches Zortrex Token Vault

Edinburgh-based Zortrex, a disruptive data security start-up, has launched Zortrex Token Vault. Designed to help organisations reduce the cost and complexity of protecting against data breaches, ensure customer privacy and compliance with ever-changing regulatory requirements, Zortrex Token Vault is a scalable and secure platform that tokenises messages in-line, removing and storing sensitive data such as credit/debit card information at the... more Read more »

London Blockchain Firms Raise over $500 Million in Equity Funding since 2013

Analysis of global startup hubs by Outlier Ventures, as part of London Blockchain Week has revealed that London may be one of the most preferred hubs for blockchain start-ups to headquarter themselves.  A remarkable 450 blockchain companies call London home. Inflow of talent from the EU (prior to Brexit), low barriers to company incorporation and active involvement of the FCA combined with the broader fintech ecosystem around London is... more Read more »

Bitfinex & Tether CTO to reveal "The Story of Tether” during an industry-first keynote at the CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summi

Tether has fuelled the growth of digital assets since it was founded in 2014 and today accounts for over 75% of all Bitcoin trading volume. At London’s CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit on the 10th of March, Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex & Tether, will tell the story of Tether’s inception and success during an exclusive keynote dubbed "The Story of Tether".  Read more »

B-Social announces new funding round of £7.8 million

London fintech B-Social has completed a Seed 2 funding round of £7.8 million as it continues its push to become a fully-licensed bank. Nazim Valimahomed, CEO said: " I’m delighted to let you know that we’ve completed our Seed 2 funding round of £7.8 million, bringing our total funding to £13.25 million. Our Seed 2 funding round is another key milestone towards building the greatest social bank on the planet and changing the relationship people... more Read more »

Rabo Frontier Ventures Commits to Speedinvest 3

Rabo Frontier Ventures (“RFV") has committed to Speedinvest’s new fund (Si3). With its latest fund Speedinvest aims to build a portfolio of 80 to 100 investments in European technology startups. The fund, targeting a size of €190 million, will focus on sectors in which Speedinvest has gained experience since inception in 2011, including deep tech & enterprise software, fintech, industrial tech, marketplaces & network effects. Read more »

Self Raises $20M in Series C Funding to Bring Innovative Savings and Credit-Building to Millions More Americans

Self, a leading fintech startup offering people a way to build their credit while also saving money, today announced a $20 million round of Series C financing, co-led by Altos Ventures and Conductive Ventures. Read more »

OTB Ventures Launches $100 million Fund for Growth Capital Investment in Technology

OTB Ventures (OTB), a leading venture capital fund specialised in investments in technology companies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), today announces the launch of its early growth technology fund – the largest venture capital fund in CEE - with $100m in commitments from international institutional investors, including the European Investment Fund (EIF), and high-profile backers including Greg Jankilevitch. Read more »

UK Start-ups Must Make the Most of a Small Window to Capitalise on Investment Opportunities, Fox Williams Warns

While a burgeoning tech industry, education and the value of the pound have made UK tech start-ups an attractive target for investors outside the UK – with investment in UK tech start-ups growing 44 percent to £10.1bn in 2019 – businesses need to be aware that they may only have a short window to attract investors, city law firm Fox Williams LLP has warned. Read more »

Sweden’s biggest fintech gathering aims to build a stronger community through knowledge-sharing and networking

Sthlm Fintech Week is a community-driven initiative focusing on knowledge sharing and building a stronger community for the Swedish fintech ecosystem – with quality and relevance as part of its core  DNA. The five-day-long event is divided into seven sessions commencing 10th February 2020. Whether interested in fostering new connections,  partnerships,  networking with potential investors or simply sharing knowledge among niche expertise,  Sthlm... more Read more »

Dot Raises $8 Million Seed Funding From PayU, Fosun RZ Capital, Info EdgeVentures

Dot, offline-to-online (O2O) commerce and fintech platform founded by entrepreneur and PayU India’s ex co-founder Shailaz Nag today announced that it has raised an initial seed funding of around US$8 million. PayU, the payments and fintech business of Prosus, and Fosun RZ Capital led the seed funding round, which also saw participation from Info Edge Ventures and other well-known angel investors in the country. Read more »

Fintech Startups to spot raise pre Series A up to $1M at India FinTech Festival 2020

India FinTech Festival (IFF) 2020, India’s first homegrown global platform to drive Fintech innovation in the country has opened applications for its marquee show ‘FInD the next Unicorn’, giving a chance to Indian consumer fintech startups to spot raise pre Series A up to $1M. Read more »

SBI Invests $20m In Core Banking-API Integration Firm OpenLegacy

Japan's SBI Holdings has invested $20 million in OpenLegacy Technologies, an American software firm that smooths API integration of core banking systems. Citi, FIS and BNP Paribas-Cardif are among the clients for OpenLegacy's platform, which helps them to create microservices-based APIs to extend their core banking systems to the digital world, including the web, mobile and cloud. Read more »

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