Posts Tagged ‘startup’

London Tech Week 2018: Five Nordic fintech firms on the up

As part of London Tech Week 2018, Northern Europe’s largest group dedicated to growing the tech start-up scene in Scandinavia, Tech Nordic Advocates, hosted young companies armed with pitches and investors armed with cash in a day of networking. The event, The Best of Nordic & Baltic (Fin) Tech Summit, involved a raft of CEOs demonstrating their […]

Blockchain startup Civic Ledger is Australia’s new Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year

Civic Ledger, a blockchain startup, has been named Australia’s Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year at the 2018 Finnies, the annual fintech industry awards. The winners of the awards, established by industry group FinTech Australia, were chosen from 89 finalists picked from a record 223 entries, a 40% increase on 2017. Civic Ledger, founded in 2016, is […]

Enterprise Ireland Announces €750,000 Competitive Start Fund for Fintech & Deep Tech Start-Ups

Enterprise Ireland, the government organization that’s responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises, has announced the launch of its new €750,000 Competitive Start Fund for Fintech and Deep Tech start-up companies that have the capacity to succeed in global markets. According to the organization, the fund is designed to enable recipient companies working in […]

Meet the 50 top-funded startups and tech companies in China

Which company in China is most likely to challenge the West? One way to judge – although imperfect – would be the amount of money they have raised. Using its data, Tech in Asia has generated a constantly updated list of 50 startups and tech companies in China who have raised the most money from investors […]

Real Estate Fintech Startup Obligo Raises $5 Million

Fintech startup Obligo Inc. has announced the completion of a $5 million seed financing round, which was led by Israel-based venture capital firm 83 North and participated by Entrée Capital, HFZ Capital, and Viola Credit. Obligo offers an alternative to the security deposit—the sum of money required by most landlords when renting an apartment. Obligo’s solution has renters […]

British fintech startup Revolut to seek U.S. banking license: CEO

British fintech startup Revolut plans to apply for a banking license in the United States, according to Chief Executive Officer Nikolay Storonsky. Revolut, which has already applied for a banking license in Europe, offers nearly 2 million users a pre-paid card and an mobile app which make it cheaper to spend money in different currencies. It plans […]

Meet the 20 top-funded startups and tech companies in Indonesia

Which Indonesian firms are most likely to have global impact? One way to judge – although imperfect – would be the amount of money they have raised. Tech in Asia has generated a constantly updated list of 20 startups and tech companies in Indonesia who have raised the most money from investors in the past […]

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Demo Day 2018

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator has scheduled its demo day for June 8th. The event is to celebrate the end of its Hong Kong 2018 Program, and to showcase the achievements of the 10 Fintech startups from their 3rd accelerator program. This years’ list of Fintech firms include the following: AIZEN (Korea) – Credit Scoring and Management with […]

These five startups are taking fintech to the last mile

Catalyst, an initiative funded by USAID, recently launched a new business incubator branded under Fintech for the Last Mile. It aims to support new entrepreneurs focused on developing innovative, scalable digital finance solutions for mass, complex use cases.  The initiative aims to expand digital payments and financial inclusion in India, especially for small merchants and low-income […]

White Star Capital raises new $180M fund to help startups go international

Global venture capital firm White Star Capital plans to invest $180 million in “transatlantic” companies that need help to go international. The VC already has a presence in London, New York, and Montreal, and as part of its new fund is adding Paris and Tokyo to the list. White Star says it will invest in around […]