Tagged: europe

Brief: Mobile Payment Platform Verse Pockets $20.5M in Series B Funding

Mobile payment platform Verse closed a $20.5 million Series B round of funding led by Spark Capital, according to multiple news sources. eVentures and Greycroft Partners also participated in the round whose funds will be added to the $8.3M in Series A funding secured last October. The Barcelona/ San Francisco-… Read More

Europe On Pace for Record Year in Fintech Deals

Despite a quiet start to Fintech deals on a global level this year, Europe looks like it’s on pace to break records, according to CB Insights’ recent Q1 report. CB Insights reported that European fintech firms raised over $667 million over the first three months of the year… Read More

Humaniq Forms New Cryptocurrency Partnership With BOScoin

Blockchain tech company, Humaniq, announced on Tuesday it has officially formed a new cryptocurrency partnership with BOScoin. with South Korean cryptocurrency platform, BOScoin. The partnership will allow both companies to share strategy resources in technology while BOScoin will support Humaniq’s Asia expansion and Humaniq will support BOScoin’s… Read More

No Sour Grapes: Online Marketplace Raisin’s €3 Billion+ in Investments

Only three and a half years after its launch as WeltSparen in Germany, Raisin, the online marketplace for savings products, counts more than €3 billion in investments done on the platform. Raisin secured €60 million in several financing rounds from investors including Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Thrive Capital…. Read More

Ripple Appoints Appoints Marjan Delatinne As New Sales Director For Europe

San Francisco fintech company, Ripple, announced on Wednesday it has appointed former business director at SWIFT gpi, Marjan Delatinne, as its new sales director for Europe. The company reports that Delatinne will lead its sales efforts for financial institutions in Europe and will sell its commercial blockchain… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Schedules Annual Conference in Vilnius

  After several years of hosting their annual conference in Paris for several years, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has moved locations for the event to Vilnius the capital of Lithuania. The Baltic region has been boosting its entrepreneurial credibility during the past several years… Read More

Seedrs Launches New Office in Lisbon

On Thursday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced the opening of its new office located in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. This news comes just a couple of weeks after Seedrs revealed plans to hit “aggressive growth targets” and appointed two executives, Jeff Kelsey and Ricardo Brízido, to… Read More

Here is the Letter Theresa May Sent to EU President Tusk Triggering Article 50 as the UK Separates from Europe

Embedded below is the letter UK Prime Minister Theresa May sent to European Council President Donald Tusk initiating Article 50 and thus commencing the UK’s departure from the European Union. The final results of negotiations will have a profound impact on both the UK and continental Europe’s… Read More

European Commission Considers Passport For Fintech Firms in Recognition of Consumer Benefits

The US Fintech marketplace is saddled with 50 different state regulators and innumerable federal agencies touching financial services. The UK is dealing with Brexit ramifications and its divorce proceedings with continental Europe. Meanwhile, the European Commission is considering passporting Fintech services in recognition of the profound benefits… Read More

B2B Payments Company CSI globalVCard Announces European Expansion & New London Office

CSI globalVCard, a B2B payments company specializing in secure and rewarding payments, announced last week it is expanding its services to Europe and has opened its new London office. According to CSI globalVCard, the expansion outside of North America was sparked by the company’s growing demand… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Calls for Members to Assist with EU Crowdfunding Regulatory Review

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), a pan-European alternative finance advocacy group, is asking members to participate regarding input on the Capital Markets Union.  Specifically, the ECN will be working with the Directorate‑General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) regarding input on… Read More

European Commission Launches Mid Term Review of Capital Markets Union

As part of its efforts to achieve a Capital Markets Union (CMU), the European Commission has launched a public consultation on the planned CMU mid-term review. This consultation offers an opportunity for stakeholders to provide targeted input to complement and advance actions put forward in… Read More

Citi Report: Continue to Watch China & FinTech in 2017

Citi’s latest report, “Digital Disruption – Revisited: What FinTech VC Investments Tell Us About a Changing Industry”, explores the evolving fintech industry.  In exploring different regions around the world, the report concludes: China’s rapid digitalization and rise of the middle class — combined with declining… Read More

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana on Partnerships, Banking Services & P2P Lending Trends

Online lending experienced a challenging year in 2016. Regardless of your base of operations, unexpected events created a bumpy ride for many platforms in this sector of finance. Crowdfund Insider last spoke to Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana in mid-2016, just prior to the UK’s decision… Read More

Dow Jones European Venture Capital Report Shows Increase in Q4

Venture Capital investment into European companies increased in Q4 in comparison to Q3 2016 and the same quarter year prior. This is according to Dow Jones European Venture Capital Report that described Q4 as a “rebound”. Dow Jones tallied 19 European venture capital funds raising €1.60… Read More

PwC Announces New Fintech Accelerating Program Startup Collider

PwC announced earlier this week the opening of its new fintech accelerating program, Startup Collider, which is described as a new initiative for nurturing and promoting the Central and Eastern European start-ups. The company stated it will provide the start-ups with a workspace within PwC network,… Read More

EU Horizon 2020 Future & Emerging Technologies Applications Due January 2017

Backed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant, the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) initiative aims to bring together investors and entrepreneurs to work on research and design projects focused on technology that advance European interests domestically and internationally. The Horizon 2020… Read More

KPMG & CB Insights Report Suggest FinTech Growth is Slowing

During the first half of 2016, regulators feared that Fintech would become all too powerful.  Then, in November, they concluded that the Fintech sector was not threatening.  At the cusp of 2017, it also appears that other observers have concluded that the FIintech boom is… Read More

EstateGuru Reports: Average History Return Reaches Highest In December 2016

EstateGuru, a peer to peer lender based in Estonia, announced on Thursday its average historic return reached the level 13.4% (since December 2014), which the platform claims to be the highest return among crowdfunding platforms for secured property loans. The online lender’s founder and CEO Marek… Read More