New Digital Innovation Centre to secure digital transformation at Gazprom Neft

A new Digital Innovation Centre is being established at Gazprom Neft, for the development and implementation of digital technologies in logistics, processing and sales. As part of its activity, the Centre will bring together Russian technology and IT start-ups, developers and the scientific community to pool resources to research and develop innovative solutions that will improve business efficiency. Read more »

L MARKS ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO JAPAN

L Marks, the corporate innovation specialist and early stage investor announces today the launch of operations in Japan, where it will target the major Japanese corporate brands that are ripe for innovation as well as the country’s fast-growing startups. L Marks’ first corporate client in Japan is BMW Group Financial Services Japan. Their partnership will deliver the BMW Innovation Lab 2018 for the financing arm of the global automotive giant.  Read more »

Averon raises $13.3 Million

Averon, developer of the world’s first mobile identity verification standard that is both automatically frictionless and ultra-secure, announced today it has closed a $5 million Series A1 financing round led by Avalon Ventures and Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff. The round follows Averon’s heavily oversubscribed Series A (October 2017), also led by Avalon Ventures, bringing the full Series A amount raised to $13.3 million. Read more »

APAC Fintechs embrace open innovation with Finastra

 Finastra welcomed several APAC Fintech early adopters to its FusionFabric.cloud open architecture ecosystem today at its regional flagship thought leadership event, Finastra Universe, in Singapore. Underpinned by Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s enterprise-ready trusted cloud platform, FusionFabric.cloud enables third parties t Read more »

Lithuanian Business Angel Network (LitBAN) Launches in Vilnius with Overwhelming Success

Lithuanian Business Angel Network’s (LitBAN) founding event, which took place on March 14th in Vilnius, was an overwhelming success with over 150 attendees and 50 registered paying members. Read more »

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech names 5 top startups to join inaugural Mexico City program

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City, the first innovation program for growth stage startups in Latin America, announces the five FinTech startups chosen to be part of its first program, based in Mexico City. The program is run in partnership between Startupbootcamp FinTech and Finnovista, the leading champion of FinTech innovation in Latin America. Read more »

YellowDog Closes Investment Round from Industry Leaders Bloc Ventures to Scale Across Multiple Verticals

YellowDog, recognised as one of the top 15 Disrupter Businesses in the South West, has closed its most recent investment round with Bloc Ventures as lead investor. Bloc, founded by industry veterans from ARM Holdings and Vodafone, identified the significant potential in YellowDog, and lead this fundraise to initiate their next stage of expansion. Read more »

Pushfor and Xtremepush take the prizes at the Dublin Innovation Jam

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, announces that Pushfor and Xtremepush won the public and judges’ vote, respectively, at its first ever Dublin Innovation Jam. Read more »

Atom bank raises £149m in latest fundraising round

Durham-based Atom bank has raised £149m in a round led by cornerstone investors BBVA and Toscafund. As part of this fundraising round BBVA will invest a further £85.4m in the 5-star rated (Trustpilot) bank, increasing its ownership to around 39% subject to regulatory and shareholder approval. Toscafund will invest £54.4m and is also increasing its stake in the bank. A number of Atom’s other existing shareholders are also supporting this raise. Read more »

Callsign wins competitive London heats of NTT DATA Open Innovation Contest 2018

Callsign has beaten 10 other start-ups to win the London stage of NTT DATA’s 2018 Global Open Innovation Contest, and its team will now fly to Tokyo, Japan to compete against entrepreneurs from around the world in the competition’s Grand Finale. Contestants will be competing for the chance to win a three-month in-kind contribution to support the development of their proposed new business, and an opportunity to break into the highly innovative... more Read more »

FinTech in South Africa: Accelerating the Digital Transformation of Banking & Financial Services

Africa’s financial services landscape continues its dynamic evolution as the rapid growth of FinTech on the continent drives both the disruption and leapfrogging of legacy systems and further accelerates the digital transformation of financial services. In South Africa, the major banks are rapidly ramping-up their own innovation strategies and collaborating with new game-changing start-ups to drive efficiencies, make digital profitable and... more Read more »

WITHOUT FINTECHS, THE UK IS SERIOUSLY LAGGING BEHIND GLOBAL RIVALS IN DIGITAL

Seismic changes in UK policy and legislation could be negatively impacting the UK financial service industry’s ability to build a globally competitive digital customer experience. According to an international study commissioned by identity data intelligence specialist GBG and conducted by Forrester Consulting, the UK financial sector is lagging behind China, Singapore, the US and Australia in adopting new approaches to authenticating customer... more Read more »

Money20/20 Asia announces highly anticipated keynote line-up ahead of inaugural March event

Money20/20 Asia will bring together top global FinTech leaders in Singapore – from Ant Financial, GO-JEK, Ping An Group, ICICI Bank, Tencent and DBS Bank to Adyen, Google, Stripe, PayPal, Samsung Pay and many more – to create the future of money. Singapore, 31 January 2018 – Money20/20, the world’s leading FinTech and Payments event, is just 6 weeks from the launch of its APAC edition, taking place in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo... more Read more »

Singapore's FinLab Starts Accelerator Programme for SMEs

The FinLab, a joint venture between United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and SGInnovate1, today announced the launch of the third cycle of its acceleration programme. The programme is the first-designed by a local accelerator for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore that have aspirations to grow and to digitalise.  Read more »

Fintech and Blockchain Mavens Launch International Digital Asset Exchange Council ('IDAXC') to Accelerate the Mainstreaming of Rapidly Emerging 'Real-Asset' Crypto Sector

2018 Davos conclave marked the official launch of IDAXC, the international Council charged with overseeing the emergent field of marrying and optimizing cryptocurrencies to quantifiable assets. Read more »

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