Tagged: Fintech Investments

$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

Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn Brex Raises $300M at $12.3B Valuation

Corporate credit card Fintech Brex has reportedly seen its valuation surge to $12.3 billion after securing an additional $300 million in capital. No formal announcement has been made about Brex’s latest investment round, however, a term sheet has reportedly been finalized on the raise, according… 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

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

Steady Fintech Investments in MENA Region Now Fueling Growth of Digital Economy: Report

Fintech investments are fueling growth in the MENA region’s digital economy as consumers increasingly begin to conduct cashless transactions, following the Coronavirus outbreak. The region’s financial technology space is also benefitting from updated regulatory guidelines that may be more conducive for growth, according to consultancy… Read More

Canadian Fintech Flinks Acquires $103M Investment from National Bank of Canada

The National Bank of Canada (TSE: NA) has reportedly invested $103 million in Flinks, including $30 million in growth capital “towards acceleration of the Montreal-based fintech’s expansion activities in North America,” according to a release. As mentioned in the announcement, the investment has been made… 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

Fintech Funding Sets New Records in 2021 with Unicorns like Robinhood, Klarna, Checkout.com Closing Massive Mega-Rounds: Report

Fintech firms are having a banner year 2021. During Q1 2021, venture capital-backed Fintechs secured $22.8 billion, which notably makes it the largest-ever funding quarter for Fintech companies since 2018, according to data from CB Insights. Fintech funding growth has been taking place across the… Read More

South Korean B2B Fintech Webcash Group Receives $20.9M Investment from KT, a Major Telecom Firm

KT, one of South Korea’s largest telecom companies, reveals that it will be investing KRW 23.6 billion (appr. $20.9 million) into the operations of Webcash Group. The investment will be part of a plan to form an alliance relationship for the B2B sector. Webcash Group… 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

Singapore Fintech MatchMove Receives $100M Investment from IT Services Firm Nityo Infotech

IT services firm Nityo Infotech has reportedly invested $100 million in Singapore-based Fintech company MatchMove Pay in exchange for an equity stake. Nityo is now the largest shareholder in MatchMove. Nityo‘s management noted that they value the company at $500 million pre-money and $600 million… 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

Digital Banking Challenger Starling Secures £50M in Capital from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity

  Starling, a leading UK-based digital bank, revealed on Monday (April 19, 2021) that it has received a £50 million investment from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. The latest investment is reportedly an extension of the digital bank’s oversubscribed £272 million Series D investment round that… 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

Saudi Arabia based Fintech Prexle Secures $670K via Seed Round, Company Offers Cloud based POS Services

Saudi Arabia-based Cloud-enabled Point-Of-Sale (POS) startup Prexle has reportedly finalized its seed funding round which is valued at 2.5 million Saudi riyals (appr. $670,000). Company CEO and Co-founder, Abdullah Alajlan stated that they’re happy to close their latest investment round. He added that the funds… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Secures Strategic Investment from FIS

Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, has revealed that it received a strategic investment from the venture division of FIS. FIS intends to leverage Modulr‘s API-enabled payments infrastructure to carry out and automate real-time, B2B payments in the UK and… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Nubank’s Mexican Division Nu Mexico to Acquire $135M in Capital to Expand Operations in Latin America

The Mexico-based division of Fintech Unicorn Nubank, which is notably the largest standalone digital banking platform in the world, will be acquiring $135 million in capital in order to support its business operations in the Latin American (LatAm) region’s second-largest economy. As first reported by… Read More

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