Tagged: Fintech funding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fintech Ecosystem in Egypt being Supported by Strong MENA Region VC Investments, but Well Behind Global Standards: Report

Egypt’s venture capital investment ecosystem has become one of the most fast-evolving markets in the MENA region. It’s been expanding at a 100% CAGR during the last 5 years, according to the 2020 Egypt Venture Investment Report released by Magnitt in collaboration with Egypt’s IT… Read More

Fintech, AI, Data Science Startups Investor Planet N Receives Investment from Pakistan Kuwait Investment Co.

Pakistan Kuwait Investment Company (Private) Ltd (PKIC) recently made a PKR 500 million (appr. $3 million) equity investment into Planet N (Private) Ltd in order to support the fast-evolving startup sector in Pakistan. The new investment is reportedly part of Planet N’s $10 million funding… Read More

Fintech Funding: Singapore based Fintechs Secured Nearly Half A Billion Dollars in Q1 2020

Fintech businesses in Singapore have secured a total of SGD 656 million (appr. $492.8 million) in equity funding during Q1 2021. This figure represents a 355% increase from last year, according to a recent report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The rise in Fintech… Read More

Fintech Funding: MENA Region’s Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt Raised Substantial Amounts in Q1 2021, but UK Remains a Global Leader in Fintech

MENA region startups secured $170 million in capital during March 2021, which is reportedly a 6% increase month-over-month, across 43 different deals, according to local sources. This notably takes the total funds raised during Q1 2021 to $396 million across 125 different deals, which is… Read More

Venture Capital Funding Secured by UK Firms Reached Highest Level During Q4 2020: Report

The total value of venture capital secured by UK-based firms surged to the highest level in Q4 2020 according to estimates from Refinitiv Deals Intelligence. UK firms secured £2.4 billion in capital from 137 different deals during the last three months of 2020, which is… Read More

Fintech Industry in Israel Acquired Nearly 25% of Technology Sector Funding in Country, Driven by Speculative Valuations

  Record-breaking funding, massive initial public offerings and unprecedented valuations are all now a part of what may be described as the Fintech “gold rush.” From September of last year until January 2021, the Fintech industry in Israel acquired around $1.4 billion in funding, which… Read More

Germany: VC Fintech Investments Boom in January

Germany is starting the year on a high note in regards to VC Fintech investment according to a report. In fact, Fintech investments experienced a volume of €275 million in January 2021 said to be the second-best start to the year ever after 2019 only…. Read More

Fintech Firms in Indonesia Attracted Substantial Funding throughout 2020 Along with Digital Commerce and SaaS Platforms: Report

Indonesia-based Fintech platforms and services have continued to receive substantial investments despite the COVID outbreak. These Fintechs have acquired a significant portion of the total funds invested in Indonesian startups throughout 2020. According to reports, Fintechs in the country have acquired more capital than software-as-a-service… Read More

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