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Private Equity Fund Helenos Acquires Stake in FLEXIDEA, a European Invoice Factoring Platform

One of Debitum platform business partners, invoice factoring company FLEXIDEA, which operates in Latvia and Poland, has revealed that this summer, private equity fund HELENOS, managed by INPULSE INVESTMENT MANAGER (Brussels-based investment manager, Belgium), “acquired a 14,67% share in the capital of FLEXIDEA.” The acquisition… Read More

Atlantic Money Secures License as Payment Institution via National Bank of Belgium

Atlantic Money has secured a license as a payment institution through the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) which will “enable the business to provide its services across the European Union.” The announcement precedes an expected launch in Europe later this summer, “meaning that EU residents… Read More

Venly Secures €21M in Series A Funding to Onboard More Users Into Web3 Economy

Venly, a “major” blockchain tech provider from Belgium, announced that it has secured over €21 million (appr. $23 million) in Series A funding, led by Courtside Ventures along with contributions from Transcend Fund, Coinbase Ventures, Tioga Capital, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Fortino, Plug and Play, Leadblock Partners,… Read More

Bug Bounty, Vulnerability Platform Intigriti Raises €21 Million Series B

Intigriti, a bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure platform, has raised €21,133,700 million in a Series B funding round, according to a company statement. The funding was led by Octopus Ventures, along with the Germany-based fund EnBW New Ventures. Previous investors and Intigriti’s largest shareholder, ETF… Read More

Tricount, Aion Bank, Mastercard to Streamline Shared Expense Management

Tricount, a “pioneer” in group expense management, Aion Bank, a European licensed digital bank and Vodeno, a Cloud-native Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider, have teamed up to launch Tricount’s new service, which allows its users “to reimburse expenses in its app through a one-click bank transfer.” The… Read More

Sygno, Provider of Automated Machine Learning Monitoring Models, Enters ING Labs Program

Sygno, the provider of Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) transaction monitoring models, has reportedly joined the recent cohort of scale-ups that will enter the ING Labs 2022 Program. During the 2022 program, Sygno will aim to bring its tech stack into ING’s transaction monitoring environment and… Read More

Payments Fintech Worldline Partners with Belgian IT Firm Mainsys Financial Software

Worldline [Euronext: WLN], an international provider of payments services, has entered a partnership with Mainsys Financial Software, a Belgian IT firm that provides comprehensive banking solutions. The joint solution has been recently introduced “to manage co-badged Visa Debit-Bancontact cards.” Worldline recently presented its new strategic… Read More

Euroclear, a Securities Settlement House, Joins Bank-backed DLT Payment Platform

Euroclear, a securities settlement house, has reportedly joined a consortium of banking institutions that are developing a payment solution for tokenized assets in the most recent indication of major institutions working with emerging players in crypto-related tech. Belgium- based Euroclear noted that it had acquired… Read More

Capchase, Provider of Non-Dilutive Capital to Recurring-Revenue Firms, Expands to Belgium, Netherlands

Capchase, a provider of non-dilutive capital for recurring-revenue firms, recently announced that it has expanded to the Netherlands and Belgium. The move comes on the back of Capchase’s expansion into the Nordic region last month, “building out headcount in Finland, Sweden and Denmark.” As noted… Read More

Mature P2P Lending Platforms in Europe to Recover Over 9% Above Average, Robocash Reports

During the market recovery following the Coronavirus crisis, European peer-to-peer platforms that emerged by 2017 have managed to rebound “at above-market growth rate,” according to a report from Robo.cash. The Croatian P2P lender noted that “calm upward trend is supported by a 2% increase in… Read More

Billtrust Announces Acquisition of iController, a Belgium-headquartered B2B Collections Software Provider

Billtrust (NASDAQ: BTRS), a B2B accounts receivable (AR) automation and integrated payments provider, has acquired iController, a B2B provider of intelligent solutions for collections management, “for $58 million, financed with cash on hand.” Established in 2007, Belgium-headquartered iController’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) product offering supports ” a… Read More

Belgium-Based Regtech B.Fine Raises €1 Million Through First Investment Round Led By Pamica NV

  B.Fine, a Belgium-based regtech service provider, recently announced it secured €1 million through its first investment round, which was led by Pamica NV. Founded in 2017, B.Fine states that banks rely on its platform to transform their time-consuming reporting processes into an effective reporting… Read More

Belgium-Based B2B Wealthtech InvestSuite Secures €3 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By PMV

  InvestSuite, a Belgium-based B2B wealthtech, has raised €3 million through its latest investment round. Founded in 2018, Investsuite describes itself as a European fintech company that provides automated investment solutions to help financial institutions retain their clients by addressing their rapidly-evolving digital needs and… Read More

TransferWise Competitor PagoFX from Santander Bank to Provide Cross-Border Payments Services in Belgium

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, introduced PagoFX, its international payments application for UK customers, in April 2020. Santander’s TransferWise competitor PagoFX is now set to expand its coverage into Belgium. There will… Read More

Brussels based KBC Bank to Adopt Digital-First Distribution Model by Offering AI enabled Virtual Assistant for Core Banking Services

Brussels-based KBC Group N.V. (EBR:KBC), a universal multichannel bank-insurer that’s focused on private clients and SMEs in Belgium, Ireland, Central Europe and Southeast Asia, is planning to adopt a digital-first distribution model – which would put a new AI-enabled virtual customer assistant at the center… Read More

Brussels based Keyrock, a Digital Asset Market Maker, Secures €4.3 Million from SIX Fintech Ventures, Others

Brussels-headquartered Keyrock, a digital asset market maker, has secured €4.3 million in capital through an investment round that was co-led by MiddleGame Ventures and SIX Fintech Ventures, which is a CHF 50 Million corporate VC fund that invests in global early-stage startups. Volta Ventures, Seeder… Read More

IOUR Foundation Looks to Redefine the Internet with Blockchain based Competitor to Established Standards

While finance may be the first killer app for blockchain, the technology has spawned many other concepts pertaining to decentralization. The IOUR Foundation is seeking to utilize blockchain to re-think and redefine the internet. In brief, IOUR wants to merge TCP/IP and blockchain, launching a… Read More

Belgium: FSMA Report Says €69 Million Raised via Crowdfunding in Last Two Years as Market Grows

The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) in Belgium has published a report on the securities crowdfunding market. According to the document, during the past two years, crowdfunding offerings carried out in Belgium to finance new projects have raised at least €69.24 million. The period covered… Read More

Between May 2019 and September 2020, Belgian Securities Regulator Estimates €10 Million Lost by Individuals Due to Bogus Trading Platforms Including Crypto

The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) estimate that from May 2019 to September 2020, around €10 million was lost by investors who were scammed by bogus trading platforms – including cryptocurrency offerings. Belgium is a country with a population of around 11 million… Read More

Belgian Fintech Mozzeno Raises Around €3 Million Through Latest Investment Round

Mozzeno, a Belgium-based fintech, has raised around €3 million through latest investment round from reportedly its existing and new shareholders, which includes the W.IN.G Fund, as well as Federale (Federale Verzekering/Assurance). Launched in 2017, Mozzeno claims it is the fist Belgian platform that allows investors… Read More

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