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Big Data: Varada Raises $12 Million to Revolutionize Data Virtualization

Varada, an Israel based data virtualization platform, has raised a $12 million Series A round of funding led by MizMaa Ventures with participation by Gefen Capital. The round also included participation from existing investors Lightspeed, StageOne Ventures and F2 Venture Capital who contributed in early… Read More

Brazil’s Fuse Capital to Allocate Funds to Startups Focused on Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Credit Card Firm to Assist Wealthy Investors

Fuse Capital, a company established by experienced VCs and business owners based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, recently revealed that it’s raising its first overseas fund for investors looking for long-term, but high-risk investment opportunities. Launched in November 2019, Fuse Capital aims to assist Brazilian… Read More

Digital Pakistan Initiative Is Making Progress, as Nation’s Digital Banking Infrastructure Is Upgraded, but Many More Improvements Needed

Pakistan needs to work on its economic development strategy. The country has a population of over 210 million, but its GDP hasn’t grown nearly as fast. The country’s GDP is around $300 billion and the average income is about $1,500 per year which is significantly… Read More

Fintech Adoption in India will Lead to More Contactless and Digital Payments, but Cybersecurity Risks Must be Addressed, Industry Exec Says

China and India had the highest Fintech adoption rate (at 87%) out of all emerging markets, as of March 2020, according to a Research and Markets report. The Fintech sector has been expanding during COVID-19 because more consumers and businesses are conducting transactions online. Many… Read More

CBDCs: Bank of Japan and the Central Bank in the Philippines Continue to Conduct Research to Determine Feasibility of Digital Currencies

The Bank of Japan or BOJ (JASDAQ: 8301), the nation’s central bank that’s headquartered in Chūō, Tokyo, has reportedly appointed Kazushige Kamiyama, a prominent economist, as its head of a department that’s tasked with conducting research on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Reuters reports that… Read More

Chengdu’s Jiaozi Fintech Dreamworks and Dubai International Financial Center to Take Advantage of Fintech Opportunities in the UAE and China

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and Jiaozi Fintech Dreamworks, a Chengdu, China-based Fintech innovation platform, have agreed to allow financial technology firms in both China and the UAE to take advantage of new opportunities by accessing each others’ respective markets. Under the agreement, the… Read More

Big Data Predictive Algorithm from Swiss Financial Giant UBS to Determine Probability that a Company is a Target of Activist Investors

Switzerland-based UBS Group AG (UBSG:SW), a multinational investment bank and financial services company co-headquartered in Basel and Zürich and Basel with nearly $1 trillion in total assets, has launched a new Big Data software tool that can predict and quantify the probability of a company… Read More

Global Fintech Market Is Projected to Reach $300 Billion Market Cap by 2025 Due to Large Investments in New Tech and Infrastructure: Report

The global Fintech market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 20% and is projected to reach a market value of approximately $305 billion by 2025, according to a new report from ResearchAndMarkets. Last month, UBS published a report… Read More

ThetaRay, Provider of Big Data and AI-enhanced Analytics Tools, Introduces FastStart Platform to Combat Financial Crime During COVID-19

  Israel-based ThetaRay, a provider of Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced analytics tools, has launched FastStart, a product that aims to address the requirements of financial institutions during the COVID-19 crisis. As noted on ThetaRay’s official website: “Since the pandemic began, banks have seen… Read More

Blockchain Education: South Korea’s Suseong University Establishes DLT and Artificial Intelligence Training Center

  The Suseong University in South Korea will be working with the Korea Artificial Intelligence Association (KORAIA), in order to establish a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) and AI-focused campus in Daegu, a city located in the country’s North Gyeongsang province. Local media outlet… Read More

Indian Online Lender Lendingkart Secures Over $42 Million in Funding via Round Led by Bertelsmann India Investments, Others

India-based online lender Lendingkart Technologies has secured Rs 319 crore (appr. $42.16 million) in funding through a Series D investment round, which was led by existing investors Bertelsmann India Investments, Fullerton Financial Holdings, IndiaQuotient, and Sistema Asia Fund. LendingKart’s management said that the capital raised… Read More

Post COVID-19: Lasting Impact on Society Following Coronavirus Crisis will Create Favorable Growth Conditions for Fintech Firms, New Report Claims

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a significant impact on our lives and is changing the way we work, interact, and consume products and services. Finch Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm focusing on Europe and the Southeast Asia region, has published a report, titled… Read More

ThetaRay, Provider of Big Data and AI-enhanced Analytics Tools, Joins Microsoft’s Partner Program to Offer AML Solution

ThetaRay, a provider of Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced analytics tools, has joined Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) partner program, One Commercial Partner, which provides various cloud-powered solutions. ThetaRay’s anti-money laundering (AML) solution for correspondent banking can be accessed through Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace. A large US bank… Read More

Digital Transformation: Big Data and AI Firm ADVANCE.AI to Help Financial Services Providers Enhance Operations

Big Data and artificial intelligence firm ADVANCE.AI aims to assist businesses based in Asia with their digital transformation strategies. ADVANCE.AI is expanding its business operations into India by establishing business offices in Bangalore and New Delhi. The Singapore-headquartered firm also intends to open an office… Read More

HSBC Partners with Chinese Logistics Firm Cainiao to Offer Faster Trade Finance Loans via Alibaba’s Tmall Platform

HSBC, a British multinational bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has teamed up with Cainiao, a China-based logistics company, in order to provide faster trade finance loans to merchants via Alibaba’s Tmall platform in Hong Kong. HSBC will… Read More

South Korean Government to Contribute Up to $3.2 Million to Develop Local Blockchain and DLT Projects

Government agencies in South Korea have announced their plans to support the nation’s blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) sector. They will reportedly contribute up to $3.2 million in capital to local firms to help integrate the technology into various platforms. The South Korean Ministry… Read More

Early Stage Tech-focused VC Fund OTB Ventures Receives $100 Million in Commitments for Projects in Europe

OTB Ventures (OTB), a VC fund focused on making strategic investments in technology firms based in central and eastern Europe, has introduced an early-stage tech fund, which is notably the biggest venture capital fund in the region. The fund has reportedly received $100 million in… Read More

San Francisco’s Fintech HouseCanary, a Real Estate Analytics Solution Provider, Secures $65 Million in Round Led by Morpheus Ventures

San Francisco-headquartered HouseCanary, a Fintech firm focused on providing a real estate analytics solution, has secured $65 million through a growth funding round led by Morpheus Ventures, Alpha Edison, and PSP Growth. Following HouseCanary’s latest investment round, the firm’s total funding (to date) stands at… Read More

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Recommends Allocating $1.14 Billion to Boost Nation’s Fintech Economy, with Investments in AI, Machine Learning

The Indian government recently revealed its Union budget for the FY 2021. Following the announcement, it appears that the nation’s Fintech industry has been given special attention, as Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed on February 1 to introduce a policy for creating data center… Read More

Malaysian Technology Development Corporation and World Logistics Council to Launch Digital Economy Application System

Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) and the World Logistics Council Limited (WLC) have reportedly committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in order to launch the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) in Malaysia. The system will be introduced with the help of local tech… Read More

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