Tagged: germany

Companisto Campaigns Zoooom! AMG Sicherheitstechnik, Kumpan, 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

Brief: German Marketplace Lender Smava Nabs $34M Funding, Runa Capital Leads Round

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Smava, the German marketplace lender, has secured a $34M in a funding round led by Runa Capital, with additional participation from the Scandinavian private equity firm Verdane Capital, mojo.capital and existing investors, reported AltFi News. Runs, an active investor in the alternative finance sector, has also invested in… Read More

Brief: German Fintech Cringle Overfunding by Over 450% on Companisto

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Cringle, a smartphone app used to send money quickly within Europe, is continuing to rally on Companisto.  To date, the fintech app has garnered over 459,010€ from nearly 1000 investors for 8.89% share offered.  The startup’s original funding goal was 400K€, which was surpassed and the campaign was extended to close in… Read More

German Fintech Startup Cringle Exceeds Companisto Goal by 335%

Joschka Friedag

Co-founded by Joschka Friedag, Malte Klussmann,  Konrad Maruszewski and Frane Bandov, Cringle, celebrating 336% overfunding on Companisto, is a smartphone app used to send money quickly to friends in Europe. By cooperating with the user’s principal bank, the app guarantees one’s bank’s normal high security standards. Cringle counts the Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB) as a partner. Over… Read More

After Crowdfunding on Companisto, Foodist is Sold to Ströer

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Companisto is reporting that crowdfunding alumni Foodist has been sold to Ströer providing an exit for early stage investors. Foodist raised capital on Companisto three times in consequitive funding rounds starting in 2013 and then in 2014 & 2015.  In total 2,399 investors or “Companists” as… Read More

Fidor Bank Acquired by Groupe BPCE in France

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Progressive German banking firm Fidor Group has been acquired by Group BPCE in France. The acquisition was described as enabling Fidor power international expansion, continue the development of its proprietary digital banking technology, and strengthen its overall presence in Europe. Fidor, an early innovator in the typically… Read More

Brief: Germany’s FinTech Group and Rocket Internet Align to Build Pan-Euro Digital Bank

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German firms FinTech Group and Rocket Internet have teamed up to build a pan-European digital bank, according to a release. The bank is just the first stage of a “comprehensive technology partnership” between FinTech Group, which operates several fintech-related brands, and Rocket, the giant startup studio famous… Read More

Digital Only Bank Number26 Receives Banking License from BaFin & ECB

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One day, in the not so distant future, taking trips to the local bank branch will be a thing of the past. No more queuing up to be scowled at while swiping a plastic card. Yes, I know. My parents and your parents cannot imagine… Read More