Tagged: Fintech Investments

Brendan Carroll from Chicago’s Victory Park Capital Says Banks and Fintechs Can Operate Effectively in New Business Environment

In early 2020, Opportunity Financial began evaluating whether it should go public. The online lending platform was interested in shifting focus away from the installment loan business to various other financial products (in order to improve its company profile). Jared Kaplan, CEO of the Chicago-based… Read More

Fintech and Healthcare focused Oak HC/FT to Allocate $1.4B in Fresh Capital to Support Innovative Projects

Oak HC/FT, which is focused on the future of Fintech and Healthcare, is launching the Oak HC/FT Fund IV as the organization continues its “pursuit of extraordinary opportunities.” Oak HC/FT notes that when looking back on an “exceptionally challenging” year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read More

Pakistan Is Now Fully Committed to Supporting Fintech Startups, Also Updates Foreign Equity Investment Policy

Arshad Mehmood Bhatti, Director, Exchange Policy Department at the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, has noted that the SBP has updated its Foreign Exchange Manual in order to facilitate local startups and Fintech firms in the country. The manual was also… Read More

Fintech Funding: 13 $100 Million+ Mega-Rounds worth $2.7 Billion (in total) Completed by Fintechs so far in 2021

This month (January 2021) has already been huge in terms of Fintech fundraising, with notably 13 mega-rounds valued at $100 million (or more) having been completed to start off the new year. These companies have acquired approximately $2.746 billion in capital. This figure does not… Read More

European Fintech Startup Nomo, a Business Management Solution Provider for SMEs, Acquires €2.5 Million Investment

Banco Sabadell (BME:SAB), a Spanish multinational financial services company headquartered in Alicante and Barcelona, Spain, has reportedly invested €2.5 million in Nomo, an inhouse incubated initiative that spun out from the banking institution. The startup offers various business management tools for SMEs and sole traders…. 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

Singapore’s iSTOX, a Blockchain enabled Digitized Securities Platform, Lists New Unicorn Fund

Singapore-based iSTOX, a blockchain-powered digitized securities platform, has revealed that it has listed a unicorn fund in digitized securities form, enabling the issuance of security tokens where manual processes may be automated and minimum investment ticket sizes to be reduced to $20,000. This move should… 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

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

UK based Payment Technology Firm Icon Solutions Receives Strategic Investment from JPMorgan

UK-based Icon Solutions, a payments tech firm, has reportedly received an equity investment from JPMorgan, the world’s sixth-largest bank in terms of total assets. The value of the investment has not been shared publicly. Icon Solutions notably counts major institutions including BNP Paribas, HSBC and… Read More

VC Funding for Fintechs Is Down, but Large Banks are “Quietly” Investing in Financial Tech Startups: Report

Venture capital funding for Fintech firms is down, however, large banks are “quietly” investing in startups, according to a report published by S&P Global Market Intelligence. VC funding available for Fintech companies may have declined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, established European banks are… Read More

Fintech Firms are Now a “Critical Constituent” of Indian Financial Services Sector: Report

India is now home to more than 2,000 Fintech companies and has become one of the world’s largest financial technology markets (after the US, China and UK), according to a report from McKinsey & Company that was released earlier this month. The report notes that… Read More

Small Business B2B Search Engine Developer, Grata, Is Using Machine Learning, NLP to Implement its SaaS Platform

Grata, a company developing the “first-of-its-kind” small business B2B search engine, has secured $3.2 million in seed funding. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, Grata’s investment round was led by Bling Capital along with participation from Accomplice and Alumni Ventures Group. Former executives… Read More

Partner at Canapi Ventures Says Company to Invest in Identity, Governance Risk & Compliance Solutions, and Digitizing Loans, Payments

Canapi Ventures, a company that aims to invest in early to growth-stage Fintech firms offering “disruptive” alternatives to outdated business models and technologies, has been making substantial investments in the financial tech sector, especially since August of this year. Headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina and… Read More

Germany has Over 800 Fintech Firms with $2.2 Billion in Funding Secured since January 2019: Report

Germany has one of the world’s most active Fintech sectors. It has become increasingly competitive with many new ventures being launched. There are more than 800 Fintech firms in Germany and $2.2 billion has been invested into the sector between January 2019 and August 2020,… Read More

Fintech Firms Active.ai, Cardup, Funding Societies, PolicyPal, Transwap Receive New Investments from Singapore’s AMTD

AMTD recently revealed that it has invested in several Fintech firms, as a part of its Singapore Solidarity Fund, under the purview of the ASEAN Solidarity Fund Group. AMTD has reportedly invested in the operations of Active.ai, Cardup, Funding Societies, PolicyPal, and Transwap. AMTD maintains… Read More

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