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 »

Berlin Based Fintech Penta Launches Product in Attempt to Digitize Company Formation in Germany

Berlin based fintech Penta is taking a big step in its bid to further help businesses save time on their banking. The fintech startup today unveiled “Compass”, a platform that helps businesses who are incorporating to deposit their share capital and open a bank account in under 24 hours in Germany, shortening the overall incorporation process by several weeks. 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 »

Wolters Kluwer to host innovative CECL Mock Earnings Call at CFP’s 2018 CECL Conference

Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting business is hosting a Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) Mock Earnings Call at next week’s 2nd Edition CECL 2018 Congress, organized by The Center for Financial Professionals. The conference, to be held at the New York Marriott Downtown on March 21st and 22nd, is sponsored by Wolters Kluwer and will be attended by leading banks who will share their experience of CECL modelling, providing an update... more 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 »

Infosys opens Indianapolis technology and innovation hub

 Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today inaugurated its flagship technology and innovation hub in Indianapolis. In addition, the company announced that it has hired more than 2,500 American workers over the past year as part of its ongoing commitment to accelerate innovation for American enterprises. 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 »

Alpha One Events announce SmartStream as Platinum Sponsor at the Middle East COO Conclave in Financial Services

SmartStream has joined the Middle East COO Conclave in Financial Services as the Platinum Sponsor. The event, which is organized by Alpha One Events, is scheduled on May 7 & 8’ 2018 at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection in Dubai, UAE. Pritesh Kotecha who is Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia with SmartStream will be Chairing the conference. 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 »

Ant Financial Hosts Technology Conference in Silicon Valley

Ant Financial today hosted the Ant Technology Exploration Conference (ATEC) in Silicon Valley, bringing together global partners and technology leaders to explore new innovations and technologies that further Ant Financial's mission of bringing the world equal opportunities. This was the first ATEC held outside of China, following the inaugural ATEC held in Hangzhou in October 2017. Read more »

Gemalto launches the first biometric EMV card for contactless payments

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been selected by Bank of Cyprus to supply the world's first EMV biometric dual interface payment card for both chip and contactless payments. Using fingerprint recognition instead of a PIN code to authenticate the cardholder, the card is compatible with existing payment terminals already installed in the country. Read more »

GCC’s BFSI Leaders Gear Up for AI and Blockchain Powered Future at the Naseba FinTech Summit in Dubai

Naseba’s FinTech Summit, held in association with Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), successfully concluded with more than 200 Banking Financial services and Insurance (BFSI) enterprise decision makers from across the region meeting to discuss and evaluate the latest developments in FinTech. Read more »

Fintech Futures HK 2018

Quantum Tech Events is the new brainchild of Andrew Chester, who served his apprenticeship over seven years, with top UK Technology conference organiser Whitehall Media.  After a 25 year tenure in the music business, releasing two nationwide critically acclaimed albums in the UK and signing to Universal Music Publishing until 2026, at the age of 35 Andrew walked away from the music business and went into corporate sales.  After five years at the... more Read more »

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