Posts Tagged ‘startup’

5 Swiss Fintechs That Should Consider Expanding to Singapore & Southeast Asia

For Swiss fintech companies, Singapore acts as the key hub in and a gateway to Southeast Asia, and several of companies have already taken the plunge and entered the market. These include Netguardian, a regtech startup which established its Asia-Pacific (APAC) headquarters in Singapore in February, and Werthstein, a digital wealth management specialist originally from […]

Indian State Government Works with Tech Mahindra to Build a Blockchain District

The Telangana state government has partnered with the multinational IT services giant Tech Mahindra, an IT services giant headquartered in India, to build a “blockchain district” within the capital of the state dedicated to blockchain startups. The blockchain district will occupy an area inside Hyderabad – the state’s capital city – with physical buildings to house and […]

Fintech Startup Holberg Financial Raised $1M To Offer Financial Benefits

Holberg Financial, which is a Chicago startup that aims to provide financial advising as a work benefit, has raised an amount of $1 million in VC funding to help it expand in some of the several parts of the world. The seed round was led by the leading investor of Singapore West Loop Ventures, but […]

CreditEase Leads Seed Round in Mobile App Blast that Melds Fintech & Gaming, Level Up Your Savings

China based Fintech CreditEase has invested in Blast, a California based startup that is the mobile gamification space led by Acorns founder and Chairman, Walter Cruttenden. The investment was facilitated via CreditEast Fintech Investment Fund – a US $1 billion fund. Other investors in the funding round include several prominent names such as Tony Robbins […]

South Africa’s richest startup programme is looking for fintech entrepreneurs

AlphaCode, an incubation, acceleration and investment vehicle for early-stage financial services businesses powered by Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI) is looking for businesses or ideas that could change the face of financial services.  The AlphaCode Incubate programme seeks to identify and reward high potential, innovative entrepreneurs to boost the development of fintech and financial services […]

Microsoft’s M12 joins $12 million funding extension for fintech startup BlueVine

Fintech startup BlueVine has added $12 million to its recently announced series E round of funding, bringing Microsoft’s VC unit M12 onboard alongside the VC arm of finance giant Nationwide. The additional funding brings BlueVine’s total series E round to $72 million, after the company announced an initial $60 million cash injection just two months […]

Indonesia: Lending startup Kredivo raises $30m Series B led by Square Peg

Indonesia-based fintech startup Kredivo announced raising $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Square Peg Capital. Other new backers in the round include MDI Ventures and Atami Capital. The round was also joined by return backers Jungle Ventures, Openspace Ventures, GMO Ventures, Alpha JWC and 500 Startups. Kredivo’s latest funding round is the […]

ESG Investing Startup OpenInvest Raises $10.4M In Funding Round Led By QED, Andreessen Horowitz

OpenInvest, a fintech startup that allows investors and advisors to create portfolios composed of companies that follow certain environmental, social and governance criteria, has raised $10.4 million from prominent Silicon Valley investors. The San Francisco-based company’s Series A funding was led by QED Investors, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, SYSTEMIQ, Wireframe Ventures, Yard Ventures and Abstract […]

German Fintech FinLeap Partners With Open Banking Platform Fabrick to Launch New Financial Management Startup for Small Businesses

FinLeap, the fintech start-up platform behind Germany’s SolarisBank, announced it has teamed up with Italian open banking platform Fabrick to launch a new financial management startup specifically for small businesses. The startup, called Beesy, will simplify accounting, tax and banking services for micro-enterprises and freelancers. Read more Related: FinLeap founds Italian financial management startup from […]

FinTech startup TrueLayer gets $7.5m to fuel European expansion

Financial API provider TrueLayer has secured $7.5m (£5.77m) to take its company across Europe, starting with Germany and France. The multi-million Series A funding round was led by venture capital fund Northzone, which has previously invested in Spotify, Klarna, Zopa and iZettle. Existing investors Connect and Anthemis also contributed. Using TrueLayer, businesses can verify identity and […]