FinTech StartUps

Village Capital and PayPal Partner to Extend Access to Global Financial Services

Today, Village Capital, the venture development organization that finds, trains and funds entrepreneurs working to solve global challenges, and PayPal Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:PYPL), the global technology platform and payments leader, announced an expanded global relationship to support entrepreneurs focused on democratizing access to financial services for low-wealth individuals, families and small businesses. Read more »

Fintech Platform BrickVest Goes Live

 BrickVest is announcing the launch of its online direct real estate investment platform.The London based Fintech platform allows investors to invest as little as EUR 1,000 in institutional quality real estate that previously was only accessible to large institutions such as pension funds, insurance companies and large family offices. Read more »

PayKey Wins Santander InnoVentures’ 'Pitch Slam' Competition

 Santander InnoVentures, the $100 million fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, in partnership with IE Business School and Accenture, today announced PayKey as the winner of the ‘Pitch Slam’ competition at the first Fintech Venture Day, held in Tel-Aviv. Read more »

INTIX Announces Appointment of André Casterman as Chief Marketing Officer

INTIX today announced that industry veteran André Casterman has joined its management team. Casterman, the former global head of Corporate and Trade markets at SWIFT, joins as Chief Marketing Officer. Read more »

Israeli Start Up Capitali.se Named 'Best in Show' at FinovateEurope

A revolutionary new platform that bridges the gap between simple words and the complex world of automated investment strategy has won FinovateEurope's coveted award for 'Best in Show'. Capitali.se was one of the few selected winners that attracted the greatest number of votes among those attending the exhibition.   Read more »

Linux Hyperledger Project Welcomes New Members

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today is announcing new members from across the industry, a formal open governance structure and technical updates to the new Hyperledger Project. Read more »

BKM Announces Formation of FinTech Istanbul

Turkish BKM announced that it's collaborating with academics from Istanbul University and Ozyegin University to launch a framework for the country's startup ecosystem through the formation of FinTech Istanbul. Owned by ten of the countries leading banks, BKM has been the prime mover in the creation of FinTech Istanbul, which will seek to nurture the emerging ecosystem through the provision of training and the sharing of ideas and information... more Read more »

EY and Innovate Finance to Launch of a FinTech Secondment Programm

EY and Innovate Finance announced the launch of a FinTech secondment programme. As the only Big Four member of Innovate Finance, EY will second members of staff into Innovate Finance member firms for three month periods to help accelerate innovation programmes and startup growth. In this first round of the programme, EY will second five people into FinTech firms. Read more »

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 »

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