Tagged: Fintech Investments

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

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

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