Tagged: Fintech funding

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

Checkout.com Is Again Most Valuable European Fintech After Securing $450 Million in Capital via Series C Round

Checkout.com, an established payments company, has again managed to become the highest-valued Fintech business in Europe after finalizing a huge $450 million Series C investment round. The Fintech firm has been able to triple or 3x its valuation for the second time and is currently… Read More

Digital Payments Provider i2c Granted Approval by State Bank of Pakistan to Serve as Electronic Money Institution

i2c, a digital payments and banking technology provider, has revealed that it was selected to develop Pakistan’s TAG, which is described as a “digital-native” financial app. TAG is the latest Fintech solution in the country to be granted approval by the State Bank of Pakistan… Read More

Cambridge based Fintech Investor Vestigo Ventures has Reportedy Secured $83.5 Million in Capital for its Second Fund

Cambridge-headquartered Vestigo Ventures, which mainly invests in Fintech firms or other financial services businesses, has reportedly secured a total of $83.5 million (to date) for its second fund, according to a securities filing. Vestigo had been planning to acquire $100 million in capital for its… Read More

North American and European Fintech Firms Attracted Substantial Funding in 2020 but Number of Deals Declined: Report

North American and European Fintech firms experienced a 17% year-over-year (YoY) growth during Q3 2020, which brings the total to $8.9 billion raised in venture capital investments, compared to $7.6 billion secured in Q2 2020. Although these are solid gains, there were just 414 deals… Read More

Fintech Deals and Dollars Could See Decline this Year from 2019 Despite Q4 2020 Recovery: Report

Fintech-focused venture capital mega-rounds ($100 million+) reached a record high this year, according to a report from research firm CBInsights. With just a couple of weeks left in Q4 2020, the CBInsights team took an early look at the global Fintech investment trends taking place… Read More

$400 Million+ Now Returned to Investors by Square Peg Capital, a VC Firm Investing in Fintech, Cloud Technologies

Paul Bassat, co-founder and Partner at Square Peg Capital Pty., an established Australian VC firm, recently talked about the company’s local and international investments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Bassat revealed that major Australian pension funds believe that the country’s first recession in around 30 years… Read More

Singapore based Financial Technology Firms Secured the Most Funding Compared to All Other ASEAN Region Fintechs: Report

Singapore has managed to attract the highest total funding amount (at 42%) in the ASEAN region – which includes other major Southeast Asian economies such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, among others. Overall investor interest in Singapore’s Fintech companies continues to remain quite… Read More

Fintech Sector in China was Unable to Secure Major Venture Capital Deals during Q3 2020: Report

The Fintech sector in China didn’t close any major venture capital investment deals for the third consecutive quarter, according to a report from Forrester. This suggests that investors may not be confident about allocating capital towards Chinese Fintech projects because of the socioeconomic uncertainty due… Read More

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