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Exclusive! Companisto Reflections on 2016 as German Market Leader, Notes 19 Successful Rounds

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2016 marked a strong year for Berlin-based crowdfunding platform Companisto.  Founded in 2012 by Tamo Zwinge and David Rhotert. In an earlier interview, Zwinge envisioned Companisto as a crowdinvesting platform that enabled ideas to be implemented to benefit many people, a hope that continues to be realized. “According… Read More

UK Online Rental Marketplace Lender Daylui Seeks £115,000 on Seedrs to Continue Platform Growth & Expansion

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Daylui, a UK-based online rental marketplace, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The website is seeking £115,000 for continuous growth of its platform along with its plans to revolutionize the sharing economy. Daylui, which was launched in 2015 by founders Daniel Gonsales, Valdemar Tunkevic, Anna Jaskova, and… Read More

German Fintech Platform Raisin Milestone: Surpasses €2 Billion of Investments in Three Years

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German fintech platform Raisin announced on Tuesday at the end of 2016, it not only celebrate the 3-year anniversary of its Germany launch but also reached a milestone of €2 billion in invested volume. Dr. Tamaz Georgadze, co-founder and CEO of Raisin, stated: “Raisin is… Read More

Der Kreditmarktplatz: Kapilendo Receives €7 Million Investment

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Berlin-based crowdfunding platform Kapilendo has raised €7 million in a series B funding round. The funding was led by Neu-Investor Versorgungswerk der Zahnärztekammer (a pension fund) with participation from existing investors Comvest Holding GmbH and listed Fintech investor FinLab AG. Kapilendo operates two vertical in the investment space: Kapilendo… Read More

Companisto Launches First Donation-Based Crowdfunding Campaign: For Fachnetzwerk Schülerfirmen

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“It’s our goal as a foundation to support this entrepreneurial spirit and encourage more people to start their own business. This is how the startups of tomorrow are created.” The combined fundraising efforts of the Berlin-headquartered German Children and Youth Foundation (Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung) and Companisto for… Read More

German Crowdfunding Platform Kapilendo Raises $7.3M

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Kapilendo is a German crowdfunding platform founded in 2015 and it has successfully raised seven million euros (approximately $7.3 million) in Series B funding just before the New Year.  The pension fund for the Berlin Chamber of Dentists (Versorgungswerk der Zahnärztekammer Berlin, or VZ Berlin)… Read More

KPMG Report: Online Lending in Continental Europe Q1 through Q3 2016

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KPMG, along with AltFi data, has published a new report on alternative lending in Europe. KPMG also sourced data from the most recent Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance report. The document, entitled Alternative Lending Market Trends in Continental Europe 2016, provides an interesting snapshot of… Read More

figo Raises €6.8M, Supports its EU PSD2 Regulation Adherence

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European fintech company figo, based in Germany, secured as a part of its Series B fundraising at the end of last month a €6.8 million (approximately $7.2 million) investment from Deutsche Börse Group.  The firm’s latest project is expanding its banking API products and services… Read More

Brief: Lendico Halts New Consumer Loans Origination in German Market

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Lendico has refrained from originating new consumer loans in Germany, according to P2P-Banking, directly linking consumers instead to Finanzcheck, a loan application tool. While new consumer loans origination has been halted, Lendico is continuing its business loan origination within Germany. In the last months Lendico has also stopped issuing consumer loans in the Netherlands,… Read More

Companisto Campaigns Zoooom! Kumpan, AMG Sicherheitstechnik, Beach-Inspector & Bier-Deluxe Overfunding

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Currently four campaigns are seriously overfunding on the German crowdfunding platform Companisto. AMG Sicherheitstechnik, a German-based company with 12 years of experience in counseling and sales and over 50,000 clients worldwide, which launched a burglar chasing system branded Alarmtab and closes this Friday has raised over 730,070€… Read More

Banking Platform Mambu Receives AWS Financial Services Competency Certification

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Mambu, a software as a service (SaaS) banking platform, has received the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Financial Services Competency certification. Mambu states it will be one of the first companies to benefit from the new program that launched at re:Invent in Las Vegas. According to… Read More

Cha-Ching: Berlin Fintecher Cashboard Secures €3M from Digital Space Ventures, Redalpine Capital & Earlybird

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Cashboard, a Berlin-based online investment startup, announced that it has raised €3 million from a Luxembourg-based fintech fund Digital Space Ventures and from its existing investors Redalpine Capital and Earlybird. A recent KPMG and CB Insights report stated that German fintech is attracting more investment than… Read More

German Finance Ministry Publishes Report on Fintech: Very High Growth in Recent Years

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The German Federal Ministry of Finance or Bundesministerium der Finanzen, has published a report on the emerging Fintech sector. The document, authored by Prof. Dr. Gregor Dorfleitner and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf (with the assistance of Matthias Schmitt & Martina Weber), quantifies the emergence of disruptive… Read More

ThinkMarkets Launches German Website for FX Trading

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ThinkMarkets, a global multi asset brokerage, has launched a new German website designed to cater to the requirements of the German speaking FX trading community. The site will target Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The new website offers ThinkMarkets’ ThinkTrader platform, offering access to all of… Read More

Guten Tag: Brewdog Opens New Location in Germany “Berlin Mitte”

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BrewDog, the largest independent brewery in Europe, opened its new German location, Berlin Mitte on Friday. The new location is just minutes away from Mauerpark. Sharing details about Berlin Mitte, the Brewdog team stated: “We are psyched to be opening in this incredible city – so much… Read More

Bitbond is the World’s First P2P Lender Using Digital Currency

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Bitbond is one of the most interesting SME lenders around today. Launched in 2013, the online lender eschewed dollars and euros to focus on digital currencies, specifically Bitcoin. The global peer to peer lender provides access to capital for small business around the world. As… Read More

GroupDoo Pre-Refinancing Rule #1: Fun Only Happens When Fully Funded

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Keeping the fun in funding. No-risk organized fun? Logical and organized fun?  Berlin-based GroopDoo aims to provide all this and more with its new, secure way of financing group activities. As we all know, activities do not take place before enough people commit and money becomes… Read More

Companisto’s New Venture Loan AMG Sicherheittechnik Gains Momentum with Crowd

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AMG Sicherheitstechnik, a German-based company with 12 years of experience in counseling and sales and over 50,000 clients worldwide, has launched the burglar chasing system branded Alarmtab. While nationwide sales in Germany started in August 2016, the platform plans to launch the system globally with Companisto… Read More

Seedrs’ European Expansion Continues: Prepares to Open Berlin Office & Appoints Kyrill Zlobenko As New Regional Manager

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On Monday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced it is continuing its European expansion by opening an office in Berlin. The location will reportedly bring the Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH) deal flow to the funding portal. Speaking about the new office, Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of Seedrs, stated:… Read More

Brief: German Bitcoin Startup Bitbond Receives BaFin License

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Bitbond, a Berlin-based startup that connects small business owners who need a loan with investors and uses the Bitcoin blockchain for payment processing, announced on Tuesday it received its BaFin license. Sharing details about the new license Radoslav Albrecht, founder and CEO of Bitbond, stated: “With our own… Read More