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Dedicated Fintech VC Upfin Secures €30M for Early-Stage Investments

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Upfin says it is here to support “exceptional” fintech founders with capital, deep industry expertise, and a network within financial services. Upfin is led by a team “with extensive experience founding, operating, and supporting fintech.” At first closing Upfin is “backed by a sovereign wealth… Read More

Indian Fintech Credilio Finalizes Pre- Series A Round to Enhance its Product Portfolio

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Indian Fintech firm Credilio has acquired $4 million in capital via a pre- Series A round from several key investors. Credilio’s investment round has been led by Cornerstone Venture Partners Fund. The round also included contributions from Exfinity Venture Partners and the founder of Param… Read More

Fintech Funding Volumes Decline Slightly Following Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Report

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Venture capitalists’ enthusiasm or eagerness to invest in Fintech platforms, which ranked as one of the most active industry segments for startup investments in 2021, is showing signs of slowing down. During the last few weeks, a total of 51 Fintech firms secured a total… Read More

CommerzVentures Report: Climate related Fintech Funding 3x Greater than all Previous Years

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CommerzVentures, a “return-driven,” non-strategic venture capital investor, has shared a detailed report on climate Fintech, which covers venture capital funding for Fintech companies. The report reveals that in this sector, net-zero economies reached a record high last year. Surveying several climate Fintechs across European and… Read More

London’s BaaS Fintech Railsbank Is Reportedly Planning to Acquire $100M in Capital

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London-headquartered Fintech Railsbank, which provides virtual banking services, is approaching Unicorn status (valued at $1 billion or more), Sky News confirmed on Friday (February 4, 2022). The UK-based Fintech firm recently acquired certain assets of Wirecard, the collapsed and fraudulent German payments firm. As mentioned… Read More

Fintech Investment Surges to $210 Billion, According to Pulse of Fintech H2’21 Report from KPMG

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The Pulse of Fintech H2’21 – which is a bi-annual report released by KPMG covering international Fintech investment trends – reveals that global Fintech funding across M&A, PE, and VC hit $210 billion (internationally) across an all-time record 5,684 deals during 2021. Fintech funding in… Read More

Indian Neobank Fintech Kaleidofin Finalizes $10M Series B Round led by Dell Foundation

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India’s neobank Fintech Kaleidofin has acquired $10 million in capital via a Series B round that was led by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The capital injection has now taken the total funding secured by Kaleidofin to $18 million. Existing institutional investors, Oiko Credit,… Read More

Q3 Global Fintech Investments Set Record Pace: Research

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The transformation of analog finance to digital finance is ongoing but the onset of the global health crisis of COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation for all. For Fintech, this has meant a boom in digital (neo) banking, investing platforms, and a host of other financial… Read More

$50M MENA Region Fintech Fund I Launched by Early-Stage VC Firm VenturesSouq

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GCC-headquartered early-stage VC company VentureSouq has introduced a $50 million MENA region Fintech Fund I. As mentioned in the announcement, the MENA Fintech Fund I is the first sector-wide Fintech-focused fund to be introduced across the Middle East area and Pakistan. The new Fund is… Read More

Fintech Funding Report: Over $31B in Global Funding was Acquired by Financial Technology Initiatives During Q3 2021

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A report from CBInsights reveals that $31.1B in global funding was acquired by Fintech startups during Q3 2021—which is the “second-highest quarter ever.” Despite falling around 16% when compared to the past quarter’s record levels, financing remains elevated in the Fintech venture space. This last… Read More

Fintech Fund Launched by Banking Institutions in Egypt to Support Nationwide Digital Transformation Strategy

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Three Egypt-based banking institutions will be establishing a 1 billion Egyptian pound Fintech fund (appr. $63.6 million) in order to offer support to Fintech firms (starting October 2021). The three banking institutions include the National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr, and Banque du Caire, along… Read More

Ascend Money Secures $150M at $1.5B Valuation, Making it Thailand’s First Fintech Unicorn

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Ascend Money has reached a $1.5 billion valuation after finalizing a $150 million round, making it the very first Fintech Unicorn in Thailand. The proceeds will be channeled towards growing the firm’s client base (which includes its digital wallet app, TrueMoney Wallet) and to further… Read More

Israel’s Blumberg Capital Secures $225M to Invest in Early-Stage AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Fintech Ventures

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Blumberg Capital revealed on Friday (September 18, 2021) that it has secured $225 million as part of its fifth fund, which focuses on making strategic investments into early-stage ventures. Blumberg was established around 30 years back by Jewish entrepreneur David Blumberg and has reportedly invested… Read More

Financial Institutions are Increasingly Adopting AI for Supporting AML as Fintech Adoption Rises: Report

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There has been a special focus on anti-money laundering (AML) in the industry during August 2021, with accelerations in the use of artificial intelligence for AML, as well as certain updates made to regulatory guidelines, according to a report from Banking Circle. Payments specialist Banking… Read More

Fintech Plaid Announces New Funding from J.P. Morgan Private Capital Growth Equity, Amex Ventures as Part of Previous Series D

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Fintech Plaid has announced new funding from J.P. Morgan Private Capital Growth Equity and Amex Ventures. As mentioned in a note shared with CI, Plaid acquired additional capital from J.P. Morgan Private Capital Growth Equity Partners and existing investor Amex Ventures. The investments are part… Read More

Fintech Funding Report: Nearly $100 Billion Invested Across 2,456 Financial Technology focused Deals in H1’21

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Big Four auditing firm KPMG is reporting record-breaking VC investment in Fintech-focused businesses during H1 2021. KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report reveals that investment into Fintech firms during H1 of this year reached $98 billion. Nearly $100 billion was allocated towards Fintech investment (M&A, PE… Read More

Banking, Fintech Report Highlights UK’s Fast-Growing Financial Tech Space, while Challenges Include Centralized Cloud Providers

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Payments specialist Banking Circle notes in a recent update on the payments, banking and Fintech space that there have been record-level investments in the UK’s vibrant Fintech sector, with $5.7 billion of VC invested across 317 deals so far in 2021. Banking Circle‘s CIO, Michel… Read More

2021 Fintech Funding Update: FT Partners Chimes in on Best H1 Ever

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FT Partners, the leading boutique investment in the Fintech sector, has distributed its own spin on Fintech venture funding. Recently, CI covered CBInsights’ report on Fintech funding, and FT Partners concurs. Fintech is booming during the first half of 2021 fueled in part by the… Read More

Hong Kong’s Digital Tech Park Cyberport Confirms HKD 14.87M Investment into Four High-Potential Startups

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Hong Kong’s digital technology park Cyberport confirms that it has invested HKD 14.87 million (appr. $1.92 million) into the operations of four of the startups in its network. The companies include Lynk, Rice Robotics, Dash Living and Hex Trust. These investments have been made during… Read More

The UK is Still Killing it When it Comes to Fintech as 2021 Sees Record $5.7 Billion in Venture Funding

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The United Kingdom has long been a top global Fintech hub – a title it is keen to maintain. The combination of a pretty supportive policy environment, a market economy, and a risk-taking entrepreneurial class, has fueled a Fintech boom. More recently, Brexit has challenged… Read More

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