Erin Hobey

Exclusive: Rebtel CEO Magnus Larsson Discusses Securing $8M New Funding for Digital Banking Expansion

The Swedish communications company Rebtel has secured $8 million in new funding to further expand its ecosystem of resources for “modern migrants,” adding digital banking services to its existing communication / telephony services and on-demand work offerings.  Rebtel’s primary service today comes in the form… Read More

Crypto Valley Association Adds Strategic Partner BDO Switzerland & Preps for Blockchain Conference: The Hills Are Live with the Sound of Crypto

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a global blockchain and cryptographic technology ecosystem, has partnered with BDO Switzerland, one of the country’s leading providers of auditing, accounting, tax and advisory services. “We are delighted to welcome BDO as a Strategic Partner. The development of blockchain technology is adding… Read More

Kenetic & Decentraland Plan Hackathon: Future of Non-Fungible Tokens, Collectibles & Blockchain Gaming

Kenetic Capital, a blockchain investment and tech firm, and Decentraland, an Ethereum-based virtual reality platform powered by blockchain, has put NIFTY, a three-day conference and hackathon for international developers, investors, and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), collectibles, and blockchain gaming, on… Read More

Kabbage Survey Says: Most Successful SMB Owners Turn Profit within First Four Years of Business

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses headquartered in Atlanta, released survey data that uncovers insights from 500 established small businesses and the key moments that triggered their growth. The results offer entrepreneurs applicable lessons from experienced business owners… Read More

Take Me to Your Feedr: Artisan Eatery Marketplace Overfunds on Crowdcube

With nine days remaining on its Crowdcube campaign, Feedr delivers success on its now overfunding equity crowdfunding campaign. Pre-valued at £2,800,000, Feedr, a London-based catering marketplace connecting offices with the best artisan eateries, will use funding to continue disrupting the corporate catering and the food-delivery industries with… Read More

Sentinel Protocol Raises US$27M & Partners with Bibox Exchange

Sentinel Protocol, a crowdsourced threat intelligence platform built on the blockchain, has not only signed a partnership with Bibox Exchange but announced a $27M funding windfall. Bibox has agreed to deploy Sentinel Protocol platform to protect its users but list Sentinel Protocol’s UPP token. “Exchanges are… Read More

UK Insurtech Platform Wrisk Nears £1M Milestone on Seedrs

The Seedrs alum Wrisk began its second crowdfunding campaign in May — its second within a year — and is crushing it again within a few weeks. Having already raised over £954,550 on its current Seedrs convertible campaign (a mere £500K was the platform’s initial goal),… Read More

Femtecher WOOM’s Booming Crowdcube Campaign: Overfunding & Expected to Deliver More than £400K in Near Term

Spanish startup WOOM, a data app that empowers women to maximize chances of pregnancy, is overfunding and poised to easily surpass £400,000 on its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Just last week, WOOM celebrated hitting its £300K initial goal. More than 77 investors have stepped up… Read More

Ex-SAP CEO Henning Kagermann Joins Mambu’s Board

Mambu, the Berlin-based SaaS engine powering innovative lending and deposits, announced that business leader and academic Henning Kagermann joined its board of directors. Mambu will draw on Kagermann’s decades of executive and operational expertise to help guide the company as it increasingly attracts interest and business… Read More

SharesPost Unites with Satis Group to Provide Advisory Services and Compliant Transactional Platform Combo for Security Token Issuers

SharesPost, a private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research provider, has joined forces Security Token Offerings advisory firm Satis Group LLC d/b/a Corinthian Partners LLC. Satis is the first partner participating in SharesPost’s newly-launched global Advisor Partner Program. The partnership aims to result… Read More

Lending Express Opens Shop in Silicon Valley & Adds Moshe Kazimirsky to Team

Lending Express, an AI-powered marketplace for business loans, has opened a new Silicon Valley office in San Mateo, as well as the appointment of Moshe Kazimirsky to VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development to support the West Coast team. The announcement comes on the… Read More

Satellite Propulsion on Wefunder: Tesseract Surpasses $345K, Sky’s the Limit

The in-space propulsion market is reportedly valued currently $9.2B and growing 22% annually. Tesseract, a higher-performance, cheaper propulsion systems for satellites, avers that we are on the cusp of a massive satellite market that will bring Internet access to every corner of the world, vastly expand… Read More

Opal Transfer Founder Gita Petkevica: Celebrating UK Fintech Platform’s 15th Year Anniversary with New App

The London-based fintech platform Opal Transfer is celebrating its 15 year anniversary with launch of new app offering ‘one click payments.’  Having reportedly transferred over £1.5 billion across Europe, Opal’s new app aims to give users access to one click payments making transfers quicker and easier. Currently Opal… Read More

Spanish Digital Financial House Finanbest Fundraises with Crowdcube

Finanbest, a Madrid-based licensed securities agency, offers a digital end-to-end wealth management solution for retail investors, reportedly reducing costs for clients up to 70%. The platform has partnered with Crowdcube to raise £175,000 for 6.22% equity. The agency was pre-valued at £2,638,522.  At this writing, the… Read More

TokenAI Introduces Juliet Artificial Intelligence Crypto Investments Tool & Sets Token Sale Date

Cayman Island-based crypto market and portfolio analysis platform TokenAI has introduced Juliet, a proprietary Artificial Intelligence tool which aims to help both new and experienced cryptocurrency traders make smarter investments. Juliet seeks to integrate with TokenAI’s three core services: Individual Coin Analysis, Current Portfolio Rebalancing and… Read More

Revolut Celebrates 2 Million Customers & Shares New Details About Commission Free Global Trading Platform

Earlier this week Revolut announced its plans to apply for a US banking license. Today the challenger bank indicated that it will launch a global trading platform to buy and sell listed stocks commission-free through which Revolut customers will be able to invest in companies such as Apple… Read More

Blockchain Activated: Chainvine Secures £2.5M Private Equity Investment Windfall from Deepbridge Capital

With Money 20/20 comes exciting news! Case in point, Chainvine, a provider of cutting edge Distributed Ledger Technologies that develops bespoke, white label, blockchain platforms, is now publicly celebrating a £2.5M private equity investment from Deepbridge Capital. The platform works closely with management teams to create a… Read More

Brief: BBVA Opts for Fintonic Loans Platform

Fintonic, a money management and savings app operating in Spain and Chile, now counts BBVA as a partner. BBVA has signed up to be part of the Fintonic loans platform. Since launching six years ago with more than 760,000 aggregated bank accounts signed on, Fintonic… Read More

Adyen Shares IPO Intent & Syncs with Mastercard for Real Time Updates

Adyen, the Dutch payments platform that recently usurped PayPal’s reign at eBay, announced its direct API integration with the Mastercard Account Updater service. Qualified merchants processing with Adyen globally can now increase revenue from card-on-file payments by automatically updating Mastercard accounts in real time.The direct… Read More

Digital Currency Platform Dash Hires New CTO Bob Carroll to Lead Product Development

Dash, a digital currency for payments, has added IT industry veteran Bob Carroll as the new Dash Core Group Chief Technology Officer.  As CTO, Carroll will be in charge of leading the continued development of the Dash network and its products, including the development and… Read More