Tagged: europe

Overfunding: Techsixtyfour Surpasses £200,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube For Child Wearable Gator Watch

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based Techsixtyfour has successfully secured its initial £200,000 from nearly 175 investors. The funds will be used to continue the growth and European expansion of its child wearable product, the Gator Watch. As previously reported,… Read More

TechSixtyFour Seeks £200,000 on Crowdcube to Bring Gator Watch into European Market

TechSixtyFour, a UK-based wearable tech startup, is seeking to raise £200,000 on Crowdcube to bring its popular wearable, The Gator Watch, into Europe. According to the company, the Gator watch is described as a wearable mobile phone/tracker made for young kids. It can receive calls… Read More

French Venture Capital Firm Breega Announces New €100 Million Fund Directed Towards European Fintech & Insurtech Startups

Breega Capital, a France-based venture capital firm, announced this week its new venture fund, Breega Capital Venture 2, which is aimed towards startups in the fintech and insurtech sectors. The fund offers startups €100 million ($113 million). Founded in 2013, Breega describes itself as a… Read More

LendIt Partners with Startupbootcamp FinTech For PitchIt Europe 2017 Competition

LendIt, the global lending and Fintech conference, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Startupbootcamp FinTech for its PitchIt Europe 2017 competition. According to the event’s organizers, this year’s competition is set to see hundreds of applicants all looking to compete in the competition’s… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Launches Survey on Cross-border Crowdfunding & Online Lending

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has launched a survey dedicated to addressing the challenges of cross border transactions in the investment space. More specifically, the ECN is seeking input on cross border crowdfunding and online lending, including peer to peer / marketplace lending. The ECN… Read More

FESE Responds to EU’s Consultation on Fintech

  The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) recently published their response to the European Commission’s Consultation, “FinTech: a more competitive and innovative European Financial Sector.” In their response, they listed three principles that they believe will be vital for the development of the Fintech… Read More

The University of Cambridge Launches the 2016-17 European and Africa & Middle East Alternative Finance Industry Surveys

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School has launched its third European benchmarking survey and the second survey for Africa and the Middle East. The two separate research initiatives will review the emerging alternative finance markets in each… Read More

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

Q1 2017 Report: European Venture Capital Rebound

Dow Jones Venturesource is out with their most recent European Venture Capital report and, according to them, the numbers are good for the first quarter of 2017. While the total amount of venture funding raised in Q1 2017 is below Q1 2016, the numbers are… 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