Tagged: bulgaria

IFC Proposes €150m Sustainability-Linked Financing for Lion’s Head Investments

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has proposed a sustainability-linked financing package of €150 million to support Lion’s Head Investments AD (LHI), a commercial property investment platform in Bulgaria and Romania. The investment will be used for the acquisition… Read More

Spend Management Fintech Payhawk Launches Operations in Lithuania

Payhawk, a global spend management solution, has launched in Lithuania and opened a local office in Vilnius. Having recently obtained an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the Bank of Lithuania, the company is looking “to hire a team of finance professionals that will help… Read More

Dronamics Returns to SeedBlink, Aims to Raise €2 Million

Online investment platform SeedBlink is raising money for Dronamics for the second time. SeedBlink is a European securities crowdfunding platform that seeks to list private securities for firms raising capital from VCs as well. SeedBlink is approved under ECSPR and thus can raise funds across… Read More

Evrotrust eID Part of National eID Program in Bulgaria

Following an initial €2.5 million from the Bulgarian Development Bank’s (BDB) Capital Investment Fund in February, Evrotrust eID is now part of the national eID program in Bulgaria. Bulgarian individuals and businesses will be able to access EU public services digitally from their mobile phones…. Read More

EU Crowdfunding Platform SeedBlink Launches Secondary Trading Marketplace

SeedBlink, a European securities crowdfunding platform that is based in Bulgaria but is expanding across Europe, has announced the launch of a secondary trading marketplace, thus providing liquidity for private securities. SeedBlink received its ECSPR approval last fall, enabling it to solicit investors across all… Read More

Nexo’s Offices Raided in Bulgaria, Four Individuals Charged in Allegations of Money Laundering

It has not been that long since Nexo decided to exit the US market, but in recent days the offices of Nexo have been raided in Bulgaria according to multiple reports. While based in London, Nexo is affiliated with a former member of the Bulgarian… Read More

Bulgaria-based Digital Asset Exchange Blockforia.com to Launch Operations

Blockforia.com, a Bulgarian cryptocurrency exchange, is announcing the go-live of its platform  as 2022 comes to an end. The company reports that it will first begin “accepting customers in selected EU jurisdictions, while further expansion is expected to continue in 2023.” Whilst expanding its global… Read More

SeedBlink Reports €150 Million in Online Capital Formation Since Launch in 2019

SeedBlink, a co-investment platform, says it has raised €150 million in funding since its launch in 2019. In Bulgaria, its home market, SeedBlink reports having raised €2.69 million since launching domestically. SeedBlink claims more than 200 investment partners, including Bulgarian Eleven Ventures, LAUNCHub Ventures, Silverline… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Gemini Launches Operations in Greece, Bulgaria

Digital asset firm Gemini says it’s pleased to announce that individuals and institutions in Greece and Bulgaria can now “open a Gemini account to deposit, trade, and custody over 100 cryptocurrencies.” Consumers in these additional two markets “can securely access Gemini’s website or mobile app… Read More

SeedBlink Gains ECSPR Approval to Provide Pan-European Investment

SeedBlink has been approved to provide investment crowdfunding across all EU member states. SeedBlink joins a handful of other platforms able to sell securities under ECSPR (European Crowdfunding Services Providers Regulation). SeedBlink noted that it is the first CEE country to be authorized under the… Read More

DeFi Incubator AQRU Reports 10,000 Customers, £16.5 million on Crypto Yielding Platform

AQRU plc (AQSE: AQRU), a DeFi incubator, has issued a statement that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Accru Finance Ltd., has signed up over 10,000 customer accounts and reached £16.5 million in assets under management (AUM) on its cryptocurrency yield-generating platform, AQRU.io. According to the website, users… Read More

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

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

Valentin Mihov: Co-founder at Finexify Explains How they Provide DeFi Services to Tech-Savvy Investors

We recently connected with Valentin Mihov, Co-founder, and Chief Investment Officer at Finexify, a boutique investment company that offers an opportunity to gain exposure to the decentralized finance (DeFi) space. The team at Finexify thinks that limited access to DeFi means “extraordinary” alpha with limited… Read More

Eleving Group Sells its Bulgarian Business Operations to Eurolease Group

The announcement shared below was reportedly provided to AS Mintos Marketplace (Mintos) by Eleving Group, a cooperation partner of Mintos that provides various investment opportunities via Mntos.com. Following Eleving Group’s strategy to consolidate investments in its “best-performing markets, a decision has been made to exit… 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

ONE Wallet, a Contactless Payments Solution from Postbank Bulgaria, to Enable Secure Transfers with Smartphones

The last generation ONE wallet, a newly-launched mobile wallet by Postbank Bulgaria, a member of the Eurobank Group, is the latest service created with assistance from global tech firm, Software Group . Based on Software Group’s Mobile Wallet platform, ONE wallet is a last-generation high-tech… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Insurify Announces New Office in Bulgaria

  Insurify, an AI-powered insurance comparison platform that’s based in the U.S., announced on Thursday it has opened a new office in Bulgaria. The company also revealed it is growing its in-home insurance agency. Founded in 2013, Insurify stated its mission is to fix the broken… Read More

Bulgarians can Now Send and Receive Money “Instantly for Free” with Settle, Co-Founder at Management Financial Group Confirms

Stanimir Vassilev, Co-Founder at Management Financial Group (MFG), reveals that Settle is now live in Bulgaria. Vassilev confirmed that Bulgarians are now able to send and receive money “instantly for free” with this new Fintech app that requires “no top-up.” He also mentioned that local… Read More

Revolut Expands into Ten More European Markets with Digital Banking Services

Digital bank Revolut is expanding its banking services in 10 new European markets. According to a release, customers in the following countries may now utilize the Revolut banking app: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Revolut, which currently claims over… Read More

Nina Stoyanova from Bulgarian National Bank Says Digital Technologies have Improved the Financial Services and Payments Sector

Nina Stoyanova, Deputy Governor and Head of the Banking Department of the Bulgarian National Bank, has noted that digital technologies have significantly changed the financial services provision business, and the payment sector is “the leader in this trend.” Stoyanova notes that the overall speed of… Read More

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