Posts Tagged ‘investment’

Five Megatrends That Will Shape Our World And Investment Decisions – BlackRock

Thematic investing is an idea that waxes and wanes, but after almost a decade of rising equities, the prospect of further easy gains might be harder to obtain. Plugging into a theme such as “population aging”, “global security”, “the rising Asian middle class” or some other can be attractive as a way of thinking about […]

Leading Korea Venture Fund KIP Invests in Blockchain Startup Temco

The South Korean blockchain company Temco has received financial support from one of the country’s leading venture funds, Korea Investment Partners. The amount of money raised was not disclosed. Temco is one of the several new players that want to build supply chain systems by using blockchain. Temco plans to implement the proof-of-work protocol, the […]

Freetrade Review: A Challenger Stock Trading App Built For The Instagram Age

Founded back in 2015 by CEO Adam Dodds and funded largely through crowdfunding, Freetrade has launched its colorful stock trading smartphone app in Britain to let anyone buy and sell stocks and ETFs. While a traditional online stockbroker like Hargreaves Lansdown charges £11.95 ($15.49) for a one-off trade, Freetrade boasts zero-fee investing and takes no commission on […]

Ethereum Cofounder Invests US$6.5 Million in a Blockchain FinTech Startup

Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Founder and CEO of ConsenSys, has invested US$6.5-million as part of the Series A funding raised by a blockchain-based fintech startup DrumG Technologies, founded by several senior-level executives from R3, an enterprise blockchain software company, and Ethereum’s competitor. DrumG is working on building enterprise distributed ledger applications for the […]

The Improved Framework for Investment in Mexican Fintech Companies

In response to the development and growth of the fintech industry in Mexico, the Mexican Congress enacted the Law to Regulate Financial Technology Institutions (the “Fintech Law”) in March 9, 2018. The rule-making and regulatory implementation process under the Fintech Law is underway, but may take up to 24 months following enactment of the Fintech […]

Modern Investing in the digital age – An ETF & fintech revolution in Paris

TrackInsight, the global ETF data, analytics and selection platform has announcd the first edition of the TrackInsight European Summit that will take place on November 6th & 7th at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris. TES2018 will bring together over 250 European investment professionals ranging from asset managers, private banks, family offices, corporates, pension funds and […]

U.S. fintech startup Stripe valued at $20 bln in latest funding round

Payments startup Stripe has raised $245 million in funding, better positioning the company to expand to new markets globally and attract bigger customers. The new funding round values San Francisco-based Stripe, whose products make it easier for companies to accept online payments and bill customers, at $20.25 billion, a dramatic surge from its most recent $9.2 […]

Investors race to smaller towns in search of their next big unicorn

Low cost of running business and the potential of high net returns are some of the key reasons why startup investors with heavy pockets are going to Tier 2-3 cities in search of their next unicorn. According to Anil Joshi, managing partner, Unicorn Ventures, government initiatives to set up incubation centres is creating a fertile startup […]

Fintech startup Goals101 raises $3.5 million funding from Nexus Partners in Pre-Series A Round

Fintech and Big Data analytics startup Goals101 has raised a Pre-Series A funding of $3.5 million from Nexus Venture Partners. With this round of funding, Nexus becomes a significant minority stakeholder in Goals101. According to Goals101 founder Visham Sikand, the startup partnered with Nexus as they understand the metrics of this business & have a […]

Wealthsimple Knows How Millennials Want To Invest

Wealthsimple is an investment service largely aimed at millennials. It offers an easy-to-manage interface, a digitally-engaged communication channel, cool, fashion forward branding and social media savviness. At just 30 years old, Wealthsimple chief executive officer Michael Katchen launched the brand with two other founders as a way to modernize the brokering market. He wanted to […]