Neufund CEO Zoe Adamovicz Explains Reason for Pivot: Security Tokens No More?

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This past June, Neufund, one of the first European platforms to issue security tokens, announced its intent to move away from digital securities. The Berlin, Germany based Fintech issued the following surprising statement: “We’ve been active participants of the discussions held at the Bundestag, engaged… Read More

Indonesian Fintech Ayoconnect Raises $5 Million Through Pre-Series B Funding Round

Indonesia-based fintech Ayoconnect announced on Wednesday it raised $5 million through its pre-Series B financing round, which included participation from BRI Ventures, Tokyo Exchange-listed internet company Kakaku.com, Inc., and Brama one Ventures. Existing investors that also participated in the round were Finch Capital and Amand… Read More

U.S. Digital Lending Platform Roostify Announces Enhancement in Credit Services Product

Roostify, a U.S.-based digital lending platform, announced on Wednesday the enhancement of its Credit Services product. Roostify reported that through this new integrated service, the platform’s customers can select tri-merge, single bureau, soft and hard credit pulls directly from the Roostify’s site. “Integrated credit is… Read More

Global Payroll Provider CloudPay Secures $35 Million in Growth Capital

Global payroll provider CloudPay announced on Tuesday it has raised $35 million in growth capital. The company reported that its new investor Runway Growth Capital joined existing investors Rho Ventures and Pinnacle Investment Partners to support scaling the business as it prepares to bring new… Read More

Finexio Forms New Partnership With Billtrust to Expand Supplier Network & Meet Digital Payments Demand

Finexio, a U.S.-based fintech that offers a comprehensive accounts payable payments-as-a-service solution, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with B2B order-to-cash solutions provider Billtrust to provide faster digital payments to its suppliers and support the continued growth of its supplier network. According… Read More

Banking Challenger Current, which Serves US Consumers Overlooked by Incumbents, Introduces Points Rewards Program on Debit Card Purchases

Current, an established US-based banking challenger serving Americans “overlooked” by traditional banks, revealed on August 4, 2020, that it is launching a points rewards program for all its members. Current claims that it’s now the first US mobile bank to offer points rewards on purchases… Read More

Gibraltar Finance Joins International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications

HM Government of Gibraltar’s Gibraltar Finance announced on Tuesday it has been accepted as a member of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA). According to Gibraltar Finance, the INTABA provides developers and users of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) with a global forum where… Read More

TradingScreen Subsidiary MARKTS Teams Up With OSL to Open Asia’s Digital Asset Market to Global Investors

TradingScreen Inc. (TS) subsidiary MARKTS, a digital asset order and execution management system (OEMS), announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with OSL, an Asian digital asset platform, to launch OSL Exchange and OSL intelligent Request for Quote (iRFQ) trading services on MARKTS. According to… Read More

New Lenders Added for CLBILS While 1.2 Businesses Supported by COVID Schemes, Future Fund Grows Too

Today the British Business Bank has announced that it has approved Allied Irish Bank, Investec Bank plc, and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Limited have been accredited under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS). These three new CLBILS lenders will be able to provide… Read More

Truera, a Firm that Offers Fintech Sector’s First Model Intelligence Solution, to Address Black Box Problem in Machine Learning

Truera, a company that provides the Fintech industry’s first Model Intelligence platform, has reportedly emerged from stealth to officially launch its tech solution that aims to remove the “black box” surrounding machine learning (ML) and offers intelligence and “actionable” insights during the ML model lifecycle…. Read More

Spanish Neobank Bnext Raises Additional €11 Million Through Extended Series A Funding Round

Bnext, a Spain-based mobile-first neobank, has reportedly raised an additional €11 million through its extended Series A funding round, which raised €22 million ($25 million) last Fall.  As previously reported, Bnext offers customized services tailored to individual needs. The mobile banking platform allows its customers… Read More


Koch Disruptive Technologies Invests in Sight Diagnostics Alongside OurCrowd in $71 Million Series D

Koch Disruptive Technologies has announced an investment in Sight Diagnostics alongside global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. Sight Diagnostics is a long time portfolio company of OurCrowd. The Series D funding raised a solid $71 million. Total funding now tops $124 million. A valuation of the Medtech… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later Payments Platform Afterpay Announces New Brand Identity System

Afterpay, a digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases, announced on Wednesday its new global look, feel and positioning, which captures the power and value enabled by the platform at a time of incredible growth for the business and its customers. While… Read More

Draper Goren Holm Completes Follow On Investment in Giftz

Draper Goren Holm has completed a follow-on investment in existing portfolio company Rewards Media, Inc., also known as “Giftz”. Draper Goren Holm, a partnership between Tim Draper, Alon Goren, and Josef Holm, says it has doubled down on Giftz, a Fintech startup that will provide… Read More

Mortgage Fintech LendInvest Finances £10 million Loan in Tight Time Frame

LendInvest, a mortgage finance Fintech, has funded a £10 million bridge loan on an LTC of 90% for a South London development. The property is in Abbey Wood, within the London borough of Greenwich – 11 minutes away from Canary Wharf. The company says it… Read More

Payments Firm Square Reports $875 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) Revenue via Cash App during Q2 2020

Payments company Square (NYSE:SQ) reported on August 4, 2020, that it generated $875 million in Bitcoin (BTC) related revenue through the company’s popular Cash App service during Q2 2020. Overall, Square reported a big beat topping analyst expectations. The jump was driven in part from… Read More

Regtech: kompany Raises €6 million for boost DLT based KYC Service, AI Shareholder Analysis Tool

kompany, a Vienna, Austria based Regtech firm, has raised just shy of €6 million, according to a note from the company. This brings total funding to €14 million. kompany is an AML/KYC service that is also developing an artificial intelligence (AI), DLT based, compliance solution…. Read More

Fintech Solutions Can Enable More Widespread Financial Inclusion, Could Increase GDP of Emerging Markets by $3.7 Trillion: Report

Critical gaps in the global banking system, especially in emerging markets, have restricted business growth and development. Consumer demand cannot be effectively addressed if banking platforms are not updated to meet the requirements of individuals and small business owners. Billions of people across the globe… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Looks to Standardize Digital Asset Wallets

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is seeking feedback on a regulatory framework for digital asset wallet providers. The review is expected to complement the existing frameworks for Digital Asset Exchange (DAX) and Initial Exchange Offering (IEO). The SC notes that digital asset wallet providers, now… Read More

Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the Malaysian Stock Exchange, Partners with Hashstacs on Bonds Issued on Blockchain Proof of Concept

Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the stock exchange of Malaysia, has partnered with Hashstacs Pte Ltd, based in Singapore, regarding a bond on blockchain proof-of-concept (POC). The project has been labeled “Project Harbour” and it aims to explore distributed ledger technology and tokenization of assets while boosting… Read More

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