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Crowdfunded on Invesdor, Friends & Brgrs is Acquired

In 2016, Friends & Brgrs, a restaurant group based in Finland, raised capital on Invesdor. The company sought up to €980,000 at a pre-money valuation of €8.82 million. According to the offering page, 560 investors purchased shares in the small company at €24.50 each. The… Read More

ePassi Payments Oy Acquires ActiWay Growing User Base to Over One Million Active Users

ePassi Payments Oy, a mobile payment solution for employee benefits based in Finland, has acquired its Swedish counterpart ActiWay Ab, according to a release. ActiWay is said to be the market leader for wellness allowance systems in Sweden. ePassi claims to be one of the fastest… Read More

Invesdor Identifies New CEO

In a post on LinkedIn, Invesdor founder Lasse Mäkelä has announced the platform he launched has identified a new CEO. Mäkelä did not identify the name of the new executive. He stated: “As many of you also know, Invesdor has been in search of a… Read More

UK-based Featurespace, a Firm Focused on Fraud Prevention, Partners with Fintech Enfuce to Protect Customers from Cyberattacks

UK-based Featurespace, a firm that focuses on fraud prevention, confirmed on February 26 that Finland’s Enfuce, an open banking Fintech firm, will be using the Featurespace ARIC Risk Hub in order to protect its customers from online security threats. Established in 2016 by Denise Koskinen… Read More

Stockholm-based Banking Group Swedbank Partners with SIA to Send Instant Payments Via the EBA Clearing’s RT1 Platform

Swedbank AB, a Nordic-Baltic banking group headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has reportedly chosen payment services and infrastructure company SIA to help it send instant payments via the EBA Clearing’s RT1 platform. Swedbank provides retail banking, asset management, and various other financial services. Swedbank has more than… Read More

Nordea Appoints Virgin Money’s Ian Smith As New CFO & Head of Group Finance

Finland-based banking group Nordea Bank announced on Thursday it has appointed Virgin Money’s CFO Ian Smith as its new CFO and Head of Group Finance. According to Nordea, Smith has an extensive background in the financial services sector in the UK and has held senior… Read More

BBVA Owned Digital Banking Specialist Holvi Announces Expansion to Third Core Market – The UK

Holvi, the BBVA-owned digital banking specialist for self-employed business owners, has officially expanded its services to its third core market, which is the UK. The company’s other core markets are Germany and Finland. Its further operating countries are Ireland, Belgium, France, Italy, and the Netherlands…. Read More

Invesdor Raises €1.86 Million, Plans European Expansion

Invesdor Ltd has revealed a new funding round that closed at the end of 2019. According to a blog post, Invesdor raised €1.86 million from a “selected group of large scale investors,” current shareholders and some employees.  Invesdor explained that a total of €1.6 million… Read More

Invesdor COO Günther Lindenlaub Shares Optimistic Note on 2020: The Year of Alternative Equity Solutions

Günther Lindenlaub, COO of the Invesdor Group – a combination of Invesdor (Finland) and Finnest (Austria), has distributed a positive note about the forthcoming year. Lindenlaub states: “alternative financing in the area of ​​equity could also be a possible trend for 2020 for German companies… Read More

Minna Technologies and Finland’s Largest Financial Group, OP, Extend Partnership Involving Open Banking Program

Minna Technologies and Finland’s largest financial group, OP, have extended their partnership which was established last year during OP’s open banking startup partnership program. Minna Technologies was chosen last year to take part in OP’s open banking program. John Nyström, country manager Finland at Minna… Read More

Finland-based Fintech Firm Enfuce Raises €10 Million to Expand Operations Globally

Enfuce, one of the largest Fintech firms in Finland, has raised €10 million (appr. $11 million) via an investment round led by Maki.vc. The round included venture debt from Nordea, LähiTapiola, and Finnvera. Enfuce is one of fastest-growing Fintechs in the Nordic region. The company… Read More

Peer to Peer Crypto Exchange LocalBitcoins Registers with Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority

Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin exchange LocalBitcoins has registered with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority, FIN-FSA, the financial regulatory authority of the Finnish government. Earlier this month, Crowdfund Insider reported that five different virtual asset service providers (VASPs) had been approved and LocalBitcoins was in the mix… Read More

Five Cryptocurrency Exchanges Now Registered to Operate in Finland

Five virtual currency service providers (VASPS) have now been authorized by Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) to provide cryptocurrency services in the region. The five firms must also comply with EU anti-money laundering laws and will be subject to inspection. As well, in announcing the registered… Read More

Fellow Finance Boosts Presence in Sweden. Offers Business Loans and Invoice Financing to SMEs

Crowdfunding platform Fellow Finance has opened its doors to businesses in need of debt capital in Sweden, according to a note from the company. As of today, SMEs in Sweden may now apply for crowdfunding on the Fellow Finance platform. The company will offer business… Read More

Invesdor Seeks New CEO as founder Lasse Mäkelä Announces Transition

European crowdfunding platform and digital investment bank Invesdor is looking for a new CEO. The news was revealed in a post to shareholders by founder and current CEO Lasse Mäkelä who said after 8 years at the helm it is time to find someone with… Read More

Update: Invesdor Completes Merger With Finnest

Nordic crowdfunding platform Invesdor announced on Thursday it has completed its merger with Finnest, an Austria based Fintech that provides debt capital to small and medium-sized firms. According to Invesdor, the companies now form Invesdor Group, which is described as a pan-European digital investment and… Read More

Nanso Group Oy Now Seeking €700,000 on Invesdor For Nanso & Vogue Fashion Brand Growths

Nanso Group Oy, the Finland-based company that operates fashion brands Nanso and Vogue is now seeking €700,000 through equity crowdfunding platform Invesdor. Founded in 1921, the company claims that Nanso is one of the most well-known fashion brands in Finland. Meanwhile, Vogue is an internationally… Read More

Fellow Finance Reportedly Facilitated €18.2 Million of Loans in March 2019 & Total Investors Grows to More Than 12,000

Finland based peer to peer lender Fellow Finance announced last week that it facilitated €18.2 million of loans in March 2019 and its total number of investors grew to more than 12,000. As previously reported, Fellow Finance was founded in 2014 and its main business… Read More

LocalBitcoins Implements KYC/AML Customer Identification Procedures

LocalBitcoins, a global web-based service founded in Finland that allows sellers and buyers of Bitcoins to coordinate sales and meetings has announced that it will be requiring users to provide proper identification from now on. The announcement follows the implementation of new laws governing such… Read More

Big News: Finnest and Invesdor Merge to Combine Debt and Equity Operations in Europe

Finnest, an Austria based Fintech that provides debt capital to small and medium-sized firms, has announced a planned merger with Finland based Invesdor Oy. The newly formed company will see the combination of a leading Nordic equity crowdfunding platform and a top online lender serving… Read More

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