FinTech StartUps

Solfyre Shortlisted for Tech Trailblazers Awards

British cybersecurity pioneer Solfyre has been selected as a finalist in global startup awards scheme the Tech Trailblazers Awards, with recognition in multiple categories: FinTech Trailblazers, Mobile Trailblazers and the Firestarter Award for early stage startups. Read more »

CQCL Named As One of Bloomberg Business’ Top 50 Innovators 2016

Bloomberg has announced its “Bloomberg Business Innovators” list, naming Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQCL) as one of the breakthrough businesses that is has identified in its inaugural 2016 group of innovators that will change the way we live and work. An expert judging panel convened by Bloomberg, comprising leaders of finance, technology, social enterprise and fast growth sectors, selected CQCL for inclusion as one of the top 50 companies. Read more »

Cambridge Blockchain Announced Winners of the Santander InnoVentures Distributed Ledger Challenge

 Santander InnoVentures, the $100 million fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, in partnership with Onevest, a leader in the startup ecosystem operating CoFoundersLab and 1000 Angels, today announced Cambridge Blockchain as the winner of itsDistributed Ledger (DL) Challenge. Massachusetts based Cambridge Blockchain was among five finalists, selected from more than 100 applications, to pitch directly to the judging panel at the... more Read more »

SWIFT Announces Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa

SWIFT announces today that the Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa is open for applications. For the second year running, the Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa will be part of SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC) held in Mauritius from 17-19 May.  Read more »

HSBC to Invest $10.5 million in StartUp Firm CustomerMatrix

HSBC announces $10.5 million investment in New York-headquartered cognitive computing startup CustomerMatrix. CustomerMatrix is promising to transform customer relationship management through a platform that "connects the dots" between organisations and their clients. The platform’s proprietary scoring system is designed to help firms capture hidden revenue opportunities in real-time, by recommending specific actions for customer-facing... more Read more »

Startupbootcamp FinTech New York Announces Major Strategic Partnership

 Startupbootcamp FinTech New York, the leading global FinTech accelerator, today announced new partnerships with Deutsche Bank, Route 66 Ventures and WilmerHale, further expanding the participation in its FinTech Accelerator program. The New York FinTech program welcomes them on board to provide expertise, exposure channels, APIs and access to a network of industry professionals, that most early-stage FinTech startups would not otherwise be able... more Read more »

Thomson Reuters Partners with SBC to Bosst Singapore Fintech Market

Thomson Reuters announced today it has partnered with Startupbootcamp FinTech to bring technology and market data access to startups undergoing the Singapore accelerator program. Under the partnership, Thomson Reuters will be involved in the evaluation process and mentorship for the program as well as gaining access to innovative and promising startups at their early stages. Read more »

Gender Imbalance in Leading Fintech Companies

Leading Fintech companies are trailing behind their peers in terms of diversity at the top, with women occupying fewer than one in ten (9%) of Board seats at UK Top 50* Fintech businesses, reveals research by Astbury Marsden, the leading recruitment firm. Astbury Marsden’s analysis shows that women in Fintech businesses are under-represented at Board level compared to Silicon Roundabout’s technology companies, where Boards are comprised of 18%... more Read more »

GFT Announces Partnership with FinTech City and Launch of Innovation Lab

GFT, the global provider of advisory, business consulting, IT and software services to the investment banking community, has announced a partnership with FinTech City and the launch of a new Innovation Lab in the UK at its London office. Read more »

PayPal and Facebook to Invest in European Fintech Company

Peter Thiel, the fintech pioneer, Paypal co-founder and first outside investor in facebook, has made an investment in Hamburg-based Deposit Solutions GmbH, the first open architecture platform for retail deposits inEurope. His investment is an add-on to the September growth financing round led by FinLab AG, a leading German fintech investor. In total, EUR 6.5 million have been raised in this round. Read more »

Exaxe Nominated for the FStech Awards

Exaxe is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for theTechnology Provider of the Year award at the 2016 FStech Awards which will to take place in London on March 17th. Exaxe has been shortlisted for this award as: Read more »

Startupbootcamp InsurTech Teams Up with LV= and Swiss Re

Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the leading accelerator focused on Insurance innovation, announces new partnerships with LV= and Swiss Re. Startupbootcamp InsurTech welcomes them on board to provide the expertise, exposure channels, APIs and access to a network of industry professionals that most early-stage insurance startups would not otherwise be able to access. Read more »

Korean Fintech Startup BrilliantTS Launched Smart Multi Card

BrilliantTS embraces the plastic credit card and turns it into all-in-one payment solution. The company reveals Brilliant Card—the world’s first smart multi card—at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas this January. Brilliant Card™ is a smart multi card storing up to 30 cards including credit, debit, membership, employee ID cards and an OTP. BrilliantTS owns its Multi-IC Technology, which enables one single IC chip to store multiple... more Read more »

InvestCloud is Shortlisted for the FStech Awards

 InvestCloud is shortlisted for the FStech Awards 2016, in the ‘Most disruptive financial sector technology’ category. InvestCloud is a first class integrated platform based in the cloud, allowing the investment community to connect deeper with their clients through digital experiences. Read more »

Silicon Valley Bank Announces UK Holds the Key to Expansion for Fintech Innovators

 Last week, 68 UK fintech leaders shared their 2016 predictions at a fintech event hosted by Anthemis and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative businesses and their investors. Six fintech experts from Stripe, Anthemis, GoCardless, Passion Capital, Funding Circle and SVB sat on a panel at the event. Read more »

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