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Berlin based Fintech Upvest Expands Leadership Team, Appoints Ex- UBS MD Markus Maier as COO

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Upvest, the Berlin-based infrastructure Fintech, has expanded its management team and appointed Markus Maier as the new Chief Operating Officer. Maier has previously “worked at UBS and Deutsche Bank and brings more than 25 years of management experience in the securities services and derivatives business.”… Read More

Berlin’s Stock Trading Platform, lemon.markets, Acquires €15M via Seed Round

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Lemon.markets, a Berlin-headquartered Fintech firm that helps companies embed trading services through APIs, has secured €15 million via a seed funding round that was co-led by Lakestar and Lightspeed. Creandum and System.one took part in the investment round, along with contributions from angels (like N26… Read More

High-Potential Tech Firms Chosen for Fintech Innovation Lab New York

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Ten emerging tech firms have been chosen to participate in the 2022 Fintech Innovation Lab New York, which is a 12-week program “founded and run by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City.” The program aims to assist early- and growth-stage… Read More

Aazzur and Treezor Enter Banking-as-a-Service Partnership

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Aazzur has reportedly agreed to a sales partnership with European Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform Treezor in order to allow both companies to expand their customer base and strengthen their BaaS offering. Treezor will offer its regulatory and technical expertise by providing its payment infrastructure for account… Read More

Berlin’s Konvi Secures $900K in Pre-Seed Funding to Make Rare Assets Accessible

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Konvi, which claims to be first pan-European Crowd-Investment Platform for alternative asset classes, is confirming its $900,000 pre-seed round. Investors reportedly include APX and “value-adding” angel investors including former executives from tech giants like Snap Inc and Shopify. Konvi’s management noted that they are on… Read More

UAE Fintech Alaan Acquires $2.5M to Expand Multi-Currency Spend Management Platform

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Dubai-headquartered Fintech firm Alaan has acquired $2.5 million in capital via an investment round. The firm is now coming out of stealth mode. The multi-currency spend management platform developers noted that they would use the proceeds to hire new talent and scale operations across the… Read More

Payhawk Now the First Bulgarian Fintech Unicorn After Securing $100M via Series B Extension

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Payhawk, the payment and expense solution with offices in London, Sofia, Berlin, and Barcelona, has secured an additional $100 million in order to extend its Series B round to $215 million. The Fintech firm’s Series B extension was reportedly “raised at a valuation of $1… Read More

Ontology Establishes Office in Germany to Expand Its Digital Identity Solutions, Web3 Infrastructure

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Ontology, the project that aims to bring trust, privacy, and security to Web 3.0 via decentralized identity and data solutions, recently announced the opening of a new European office in Berlin, Germany. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, Ontology’s move reflects its alignment… Read More

Berlin’s Solarisbank Says Financial Services Sector Will Face Key Challenges in 2022 like Combatting Fraud, Improving CX

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Solarisbank, a firm that’s focused on creating a world where financial services “seamlessly sync with life,” notes in its Fintech forecast report that 2021 was quite an uncertain period but not as “unprecedented” as 2020. Solarisbank wrote in a blog post that during the past… Read More

Berlin’s Swarm Markets to Offer Decentralized OTC Trading for Institutional Clients

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Berlin-headquartered Swarm Markets GmbH, which claims to be the first regulated “decentralized” financial infrastructure provider, announced that it will launch a peer-to-peer contract for “high value transactions in Q1 2022.” The so-called dOTC service “empowers institutions and professional investors to use the first regulated crypto… Read More

Fintech MODIFI Acquires $145M to Support Global SME Trade Among Supply Chain Challenges

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Global Fintech firm MODIFI has announced $145 million in debt financing with existing bank partners Silicon Valley Bank and Solarisbank. The proceeds will be channeled towards addressing rising demand and help more SMEs with trading internationally on MODIFI’s digital platform. The COVID-19 outbreak has “negatively… Read More

topi Secures $4.5M to Offer B2B Payments Services as Business Trade Shifts Online

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topi has acquired $4.5 million in capital via a pre-seed round that has been co-led by Index Ventures and Creandum. Established by Estelle Merle and Charlotte Pallua, the firm is focused on becoming an international enabler of fast and “frictionless” payments for B2B trade. Angel… Read More

TripActions Introduces Liquid in Europe as Its Super App Offers Comprehensive Travel, Corporate Card, Expense Management Solution

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TripActions, the comprehensive travel, corporate card, and expense management solution, has announced the launch of TripActions LiquidTM in Europe. Through its partnership with Stripe, TripActions Liquid claims to be “the first — and only — Fintech-powered travel and expense management offering that can support card… Read More

Fintech Firm BillFront Rebrands to Vane, Announces New Funding and US Expansion Plans

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Fintech firm BillFront announced that it has acquired €50 million in a multi-currency asset-backed financing from Fasanara Capital and “adopted a new name: Vane.” The rebrand to Vane reflects the firm’s strategy to introduce a more extensive suite of financial products and illustrates “how Vane… Read More

UK Fintech Payhawk Acquires $112M via Second Largest Series B in Central and Eastern Europe

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UK-based Payhawk, the payments and expense solution with business offices in London, Sofia, Berlin and Barcelona, has secured $112 million in capital three years after its inception, valuing the firm at $570 million. The Series B investment round has been led by San Francisco based… Read More

Sber Set to Launch Research and Development Center in Europe to Support Machine Learning, IT Experts

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Sber has confirmed the opening of its first research and development (R&D) center in Europe at Web Summit, which is Europe’s largest tech conference, presently being held in Lisbon. Executive Vice President of Sberbank, CTO of Sber, and head of Technology David Rafalovsky commented on… Read More

Cloud enabled Financial Risk Platform Feedzai and Berlin’s BaaS Fintech SolarisBank Announce Partnership

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Feedzai, a US Cloud-powered financial risk management platform, and Berlin’s Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) service provider Solarisbank have entered a multi-year partnership (announced at Money20/20 Europe). Through the partnership, Solarisbank will be leveraging Feedzai’s innovative tech, which will allow them to apply a proper risk management approach… Read More

Hawk AI Partners with Berlin’s Moss for Comprehensive Management of Secure Payments

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Hawk AI, Germany’s software provider of Transaction Monitoring for banking institutions, payment companies and Fintech firms, reveals that it has teamed up with Moss, a Berlin-headquartered expense and financial platform for comprehensive management of card payments, worker expenses, and invoices. Through the partnership, Hawk AI’s… Read More

B2B Proptech PriceHubble Makes its Fourth Acquisition by Adding Czech Proptech Realtify

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PriceHubble, a B2B Proptech firm, has finalized its fourth acquisition by adding Czech Proptech company Realtify. Pricehubble is currently operating in nine different countries. As noted by its management: “PriceHubble is a PropTech company, set to radically improve the understanding and transparency of real estate… Read More

Germany based Fintech Firms Raisin and Deposit Solutions Merge Operations to Form B2C Savings focused Company

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Germany-based Fintech firms Raisin and Deposit Solutions have reportedly decided to merge their operations in order to establish a new company in the business-to-consumer or B2C savings sector. Deposit Solutions currently operates deposit marketplaces for more than 150 partners, such as large institutions including Deutsche… Read More

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