Fosun RZ Capital Expands Presence in Silicon Valley, Targets Fintech as an Investment Focus

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  Fosun RZ Capital (formerly called Fosun Kinzon Capital) is a leading China based venture capital firm that is part of the Fosun Group which is based in Shanghai. Fosun Group, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, spent “billions” acquiring global companies… Read More

Report: Initial Coin Offerings have raised Over $2 Billion in 2017 as More VCs Invest

CBInsights is out with an interesting report on Blockchain and associated trends which tackles the booming Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market.  According to the report, ICOs have raised more than $2 billion in 2017 and the upward trajectory shows no signs of slowing as long… Read More

LendingHome Surpasses $100 Million Mark in Monthly Loan Volume & Secures $57 Million During Series C-2 Funding Round

Less than a week after announcing its new office in Pittsburgh, real estate marketplace lending platform LendingHome announced it has surpassed $100 million in monthly loan volume and secured $57 million during its Series C-2 funding round, which included participation from Sberbank and Noah Holdings Limited. … Read More

Canadian Insurtech Covera Raises $1 Million During Seed Financing Round Led By Ferst Capital Partners

Covera Technologies Inc., a Canadian-based insurtech start-up that uses technology to find its customers optimal insurance rates every year, has raised $1 million through its seed financing round led by Ferst Capital Partners with participation from fintech angel investors. The latest funding round follows the company’s $500,000… Read More

And the Crowd Goes Wild! Tifosy Raises £1M & Releases Additional Shares in Self-Crowdfunding Campaign

Tifosy, reportedly the world’s first and only fully licensed sports crowdfunding business, has successfully raised £1m equity through its own platform. Co-founded by former player and manager Gianluca Vialli and former investment banker Fausto Zanetton, Tifosy is spearheading a sports finance revolution by allowing supporters to… Read More

Lemonade Takes a Stand on Guns: “600​ ​Casualties​ ​from​ ​One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Deadliest​ ​Mass​ ​Shootings​ ​in​ ​US​ ​History​ ​Made​ ​Us Rethink​ ​Our​ ​Coverage”

“We simply don’t understand why civilians need military-grade weapons, and we prefer not to insure them.” Discussing guns has become a polarizing topic, which is why most companies avoid gun discussion. Period. But Lemonade, the insurance tech company powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics, was founded… Read More

Kickstarter Milestone: More Than $10 Million Has Been Pledged Towards Journalism Projects

On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced more than $10 million has been pledged towards journalism projects on its funding portal. The crowdfunding platform revealed in a blog post: “Since Kickstarter launched eight years ago, writers, photographers, and podcasters have used it to forge their own paths in… Read More

Overfunding: Alarm Clock App Snoozle Quickly Secures £100,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Snoozle, a mobile app that is seeking to change the way the world wakes up, has successfully secured its initial £100,000 funding target through its Seedrs campaign. The initiative was launched earlier this month and has attracted 185 investors. The app’s creators revealed that the free app… Read More

Ben Bernanke Thinks Bitcoin will Fail

Ben Bernanke, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve who toughed it out during the Great Recession, doesn’t thing too much about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. Speaking to a standing room only audience at the Ripple Swell conference in Toronto this week, Bernanke was… Read More

Monzo Announces New Abroad ATM Fee Amounts

Just one month after asking its Community to decide on ATM fee pricing, challenger bank Monzo announced the new prices for abroad ATM fees. The company shared in a post on Tuesday: “Last month we announced that we needed to explore charging for withdrawing cash from international… Read More

Legaltech is Hot: Seedrs forms Partnership with the Law Society

Seedrs has announced a new partnership with the Law Society. The agreement will allow the Law Society’s members to access early stage startups via the crowdfunding platform. Simultaneously,  promising Legaltech startups will have the support of the Law Society when they raise funding on the… Read More


Alastria Consortium Founded to Develop Blockchain in Spain

Several leading Spanish banking, energy and telecommunications companies have established Alastria, a new regulated national network based on blockchain. The non-profit consortium was presented simultaneously in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia and Malaga with the aim to develop the Distributed Ledger Technology (DTL),… Read More

Lenddo Forms New Partnership With EFL Team to Lead Financial Inclusion Revolution

Lenddo announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL). The companies also reported they are working together to provide a suite of credit scoring and identity verification products to more than 20 emerging markets. Lenders will be able to use the… Read More

BitClave CEO & Founder Alex Bessonov Comments on $15M Pre-Sale Token Event

BitClave, a blockchain startup developing a decentralized search ecosystem, shared that it has completed a successful private and public pre-sale token event raising almost $15 million and receiving commitments for another $24 million. BitClave is also excited to announce the start date for the highly… Read More

AutoGravity Appoints Chuck Schofield As New Vice President of Dealer Sales

AutoGravity, a California-based Fintech on a mission to transform car shopping and financing, today announced on Tuesday it has appointed Chuck Schofield as its new Vice President of Dealer Sales. Prior to joining the fintech firm, Schofield served as Western Region Senior Manager for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services… Read More

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Publishes Primer on Cryptocurrencies

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published primer on cryptocurrencies. The document was produced by LabCFTC, the section of the CFTC launched to promote responsible Fintech innovation and fair competition. The publication comes at a time when digital currencies have become extremely popular, especially… Read More

Fintech Firm eOriginal Teams Up With Quicken Loans For New Online Mortgage Process

Fintech firm eOriginal announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with mortgage giant Quicken Loans to complete the final steps of its new online mortgage process to create an electronic note, and securely store as an authoritative copy with delivery to both custodians and… Read More

PayPal Partners with Kiva on Loans for Entrepreneurs

PayPal has partnered with Kiva to help provide loans to entrepreneurs. This is the second time PayPal and Kiva have empowered PayPal users to provide loans while receiving a Kiva credit. Last year the campaign say more than 10,000 PayPal customers and employees make loans… Read More

BlueVine Extends Reach With Up to $130 Million in New Debt Financing & Business Credit Line

Fintech startup BlueVine announced on Tuesday it has expanded its reach with up to $130 million in new debt financing and business credit line, allowing business owners to make monthly, instead of weekly, payments, over 12 months. The company shared it introduced the new product… Read More

RateSetter Receives Full Regulatory Authorization From FCA

On Tuesday, peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter announced it received full regulatory authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). While sharing details about the new milestone, Rhydian Lewis, RateSetter CEO and founder, stated: “We are proud to receive full regulatory authorisation from the FCA. We have always aspired to… Read More