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Berlin’s Upvest Supports Vivid in Launching European ETF, Stock Offering

Berlin-based infrastructure fintech Upvest supports the mobile banking and investment app Vivid with its Investment-API, “enabling Vivid to expand its range of investment opportunities for private investors.” Upvest’s API solution allows Vivid’s end-customers “to invest in European ETFs and stocks with all relevant shareholder rights… Read More

Berlin-based Fintech Pliant Finalizes $28M Series A

Berlin-based Pliant claims it is looking back at a very successful year 2022. While entering seven additional European markets, it also “recorded a sixfold growth of its customer portfolio.” With the closing of this Series A investment round, the company is “now setting itself up… Read More

Dr. Torsten Stuber: CTO at Pendulum Explains How Use of Stablecoins Affects Developments of DeFi Apps

We recently caught up with Dr. Torsten Stüber, Co-Founder and CTO at Berlin-based Pendulum, an initiative focused on traditional finance infrastructure blockchain solutions, which is “the missing link between fiat and DeFi.” Pendulum is an open-source blockchain built on the “proven” Parity Substrate framework, establishing… Read More

Solaris, Handelsblatt Research Institute: Key Opportunities for Embedded Finance in European Mobility Sector

Solaris, which claims to be Europe’s “leading” embedded finance platform, published a new report on the evolution of embedded finance. The study, conducted in cooperation with the Handelsblatt Research Institute, “analyzes the market potential for the mobility sector in the four largest European markets of… Read More

Digital Bank N26 Appoints Supervisory Board, Strengthening Corporate Governance

N26, The Mobile Bank, announced the appointment of its new group Supervisory Board “as it continues to evolve its governance structures in preparation for the next stages of development.” The latest appointments “will see Marcus W. Mosen, Jörg Gerbig, Dr. Barbara Roth, Dr. Julian Deutz… Read More

Berlin’s AAZZUR, Channel Capital Enter Embedded Lending Partnership

Embedded finance integrator AAZZUR and alternative asset manager Channel Capital have formed “an embedded lending partnership.” The multi-faceted partnership will “see AAZZUR supporting Channel’s digital SME lending strategy.” Channel has invested significantly in “developing proprietary systems using APIs, Open Banking and cloud-based technologies to provide… Read More

Berlin-based Crypto-focused Neobank Nuri to Shut Down Business Operations

Nuri was founded in 2015 under the name Bitwala with the purpose “to make Bitcoin spendable.” Over the years, the business has “gone through several transformations and re-positionings, ups and downs,” until it has become Nuri, the bank account “to grow your money.” The team’s… Read More

Berlin’s Solaris Becomes New Partner for ADAC Credit Card

ADAC Finanzdienste GmbH and Solarisbank AG will cooperate on the ADAC credit card program in the future. Solaris will “replace Landesbank Berlin (LBB) as co-branding partner for the ADAC credit card in the second half of 2023.” Until then, the partnership with LBB “will continue.”… Read More

Berlin’s Grover Receives €270M in Funding from Asset Manager M&G

Grover, the consumer-tech subscription platform, has finalized a new €270 million debt financing facility with M&G, the international asset manager. With the fresh capital, Grover will “expand its product inventory to serve rising demand from customers in existing markets such as Germany, Spain, Netherlands, and… Read More

Berlin’s Upvest Selects BNP Paribas Securities Services for Custody, Settlement Services

Upvest has selected BNP Paribas Securities Services to provide custody, clearing and settlement services. Recently, Upvest successfully “closed its $42m Series B financing with lead investor Bessemer Venture Partners – one of Germany’s biggest fintech fundings of the year.” The selection of BNP Paribas Securities… Read More

Berlin’s Compliance Firm heyData Finalizes €3.3 M Seed Round

Berlin-headquartered compliance firm heyData announced the closing of a €3.3 million seed round. The investment round has been led by Ten VC along with contributions from existing investors Patrice Deckert, Stefan Tietze, and investors Martin Ostermayer and Dirk Freise and Picea Capital, among several others…. Read More

epay Chooses Berlin’s Fraugster to Enhance Fraud Prevention Services for its Payment Processing

Fraugster, a payment intelligence company, has been selected by epay “to pilot AI payment fraud prevention services.” epay is “a full-service payment provider” and the digital payments processing business segment of the financial technology solutions and payments provider Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT). epay’s worldwide… Read More

Ageras Group Expands into Europe’s Largest Market, Acquiring German Neobank Kontist

Ageras Group—whose suite of financial and accounting software powers more than one million small businesses across Europe and North America—announced that it has acquired Kontist, a Berlin-based neo-bank “focused on the complex accounting and banking needs of Germany’s growing populations of microbusinesses and self-employed workers.”… Read More

Berlin’s Airbank to Utilize Klarna’s Open Banking Platform

Klarna Kosma, which is Klarna‘s financial technology platform for banking institutions, Fintech firms and retailers, announced its working relationship with Airbank, a digital financial management platform for companies. Klarna Kosma’s Open Banking platform offers Airbank with access to the largest international network of banks, considerably… Read More

Berlin based Insurtech ELEMENT Acquires €21.4M in Funding

The Berlin-headquartered Insurtech firm ELEMENT has secured €21.4 million via a Series B round. The total funding secured by the firm now amounts to 88 million euros. ELEMENT is also reporting its “best” YTD results. The investment round has been led by the Versorgungswerk Zahnärztekammer… Read More

UnitPlus, Vodeno, Aion to Make Direct Payments with ETF Investments Possible

Investing money and paying with the investment at any time, “free of charge?” It is now possible, according to an update shared with CI. Berlin-based startup, UnitPlus, has launched (what it claims to be) the world’s first ETF investment product “with a seamlessly integrated payment… Read More

Berlin based Fintech Upvest Acquires $42M via Series B Led by Bessemer Venture Partners

Berlin-based infrastructure Fintech Upvest announced the closing of a $42 million Series B round – “one of the largest German Fintech funding rounds in 2022.” Bessemer Venture Partners is leading the Series B “with Earlybird and ABN AMRO Ventures doubling down as previous investors and… Read More

Berlin’s Insurtech wefox Appoints Former Klarna Chief Risk Officer to Board

wefox, the Berlin-headquartered digital insurance firm, has appointed Hanna Jacobsson to the Board. Jacobsson will be serving as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Julian Teicke, CEO and Founder of wefox stated: “As we continue to double our revenues and maintain our focus on growth… Read More

European Savings Platform Trade Republic Finalizes €250M Series C Extension

Trade Republic, which claims to be Europe’s largest savings platform, announces a €250M Series C extension. The investment round is led by Ontario Teachers’, which is one of the world’s largest pension funds and institutional investors, “along with the participation of existing investors.” The extension… Read More

Sustainable Finance Provider ecolytiq Receives Investment from Visa, Others

Sustainable finance service provider ecolytiq has reportedly finalized a €13.5 million financing round that was led by Visa (NYSE: V) along with other blue chip investors. Consulting company PwC Germany also took part in the investment round via a fund that’s managed by Segenia Capital,… Read More

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