Tagged: france

October Comments on Default Rates, and How to Boost Savings via their Platform

Last year, October had carried out a survey among their community of lenders in order to gain insights into the topics they were “eager to learn more about.” One topic came back repeatedly: their platform statistics. To answer your questions related to stats, October is… Read More

Goodvest, which Aims to Build a Sustainable Investment Platform, Acquires €452,323 via Crowdcube

Goodvest, which is on a mission to build a “sustainable” investment platform committed to fight climate change: 100% personalized & transparent, has secured 187% (€468,760) of its €250,000 target from 379 investors through its crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Crowdcube. There are now 8 days… Read More

EU: Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) Proposal – Feedback from Industry Insiders

Last week, it was revealed that the decision-makers for the European Union had come to terms on crypto-asset regulation under the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) legislation. The European Commission announced the MiCA proposal on 24 September 2020 as part of a larger digital finance… Read More

Flowdesk, the French Digital Asset Financial Tech Provider, Raises $30M in Funding

Flowdesk announced that it has secured $30 million in funding from investors such as Eurazeo, Aglaé Ventures, ISAI, Speedinvest, Fabric.vc, Ledger, and Coinbase, and 20 “well-known” business angels, including Alexandre Prot (Qonto), Nicolas Julia (Sorare), Pascal Gauthier (Ledger) and Sébastien Borget (The Sandbox). Established in… Read More

European VC Breega Establishes €250M Fund

Breega, the European VC built “by founders for founders,” has closed a €250 million venture fund and now celebrates the launch of a Barcelona office along with its London and Paris locations. The fund should enable Breega to finance founders at Series A stage and… Read More

Payments Orchestration Platform Formance Secures $3.1M in Funding

Formance, a French Fintech firm that provides businesses with a low-code template for tracking payment flows in real-time, has secured $3.1 million in capital from Hoxton Ventures, Frst, Y Combinator and several business angels. Established last year by Clément Salaün and Anne-Sybille Pradelles, Fomance provides… Read More

Insurtech Lemonade Launches Car Insurance in Ohio

Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), the digital insurance firm “powered by social impact,” recently announced the launch of Lemonade Car in Ohio. The Buckeye state “marks the third state to feature availability of Lemonade’s newest environment-friendly product.” With an increasing presence of electric vehicle infrastructure and growing startup… Read More

France: Qonto and Coinhouse Partner on Crypto, Provide Digital Asset Services to Businesses

  Qonto and Coinhouse have announced a partnership designed to leverage existing services to enable SMEs and others to invest in crypto assets, according to a company statement. Qonto is a European Fintech that offers businesses service like banking, bookkeeping, spend management, and more.  Launched… Read More

Online Lender October Acquires Credit.fr as Competitors Consolidate

October, a top online lending platform based in France but offering credit around Europe, has acquired marketplace competitor Credit.fr, according to a company statement. Credit.fr was itself acquired by Tikehau Capital in 2017 for €12 million.  The terms of the deal were not disclosed but… Read More

Qonto Is Introducing Invoicing to Allow Clients to Seamlessly Generate, Share, Manage Invoices

Qonto, the European business finance solution, has announced the launch of its new solution for invoicing. This new solution “simplifies the process of generating, sharing and managing professional and customized invoices directly from the platform.” Whether they are SMEs or freelancers, clients will be able… Read More

Neither Germany nor France is Prepared for pan-European Crowdfunding Regulation

The Bundesverband Crowdfunding e.V. (the German Crowdfunding Association) and Financement Participatif France (the French Crowdfunding Association) have issued a statement reaffirming their desire that the transition period for European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (ECSPR) be extended.  The announcement follows a statement by the European Securities… Read More

European Marketplace Lender October Shares Steps Toward More Sustainable Activity

A few months ago, October co-founder and Chairman Olivier Goy went on a trip in Antarctica “to shoot a part of the documentary ‘La vie est belle’ (Life is beautiful).” A quick question for you: “what do you think was the highest temperature level ever… Read More

Trakx and LumRisk to Expand Reach of Trakx Crypto Tradable Indices

Trakx, an emerging Fintech firm offering “thematic” Crypto Tradable Indices (CTIs) via its registered Tier-1 trading platform, and LumRisk, a Swiss-based provider of risk consolidation, analysis and reporting services for institutional clients, recently announced an  alliance through which Trakx CTIs will reportedly “become the first… Read More

Binance is Now Registered as a Digital Asset Service Provider in France

Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world, is now registered with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) as a digital asset service provider (DASP). According to the AMF, Binance France is registered to offer: Digital assets custody Purchase/sale of digital assets for legal… Read More

France: Fintech Keewe, a Carbon Credit Platform, Raises €1.25 Million

Keewe, a French Fintech in the eco sector, has raised €1.25 million for its mission to support SMEs and carbon reduction. The capital infusion cam from “selected business angels,” including Guillaume Amblard, (also Ledger, Lendable) and former head of trading and quantitative research at BNP… Read More

French Basketball Team Elan Béarnais Pursues Security Token Offering using Avalanche, Securitize

CounterPointe Sports Group (CSG), the new owner of the French basketball club Elan Béarnais is pursuing a security token offering allowing members of the public to purchase economic rights in a deal described as the first of its kind. The Avalanche blockchain will power the… Read More

HCS Pharma Pursues Security Token Offering on EDSX, a Digital Securities Exchange

French biotech firm HCS Pharma, will be offering pre-IPO securities via a security token offering on the European Digital Assets Exchange or EDSX. EDSX entered the digital security space earlier this month announcing that it had completed all of the necessary requirements to operate as an… Read More

€5 Million in 6.5 Hours: Qonto Easily Hits Crowdfunding Max using Crowdcube for EU Securities Offering

European unicorn Qonto has easily topped its crowdfunding goal utilizing Crowdcube. Qonto is a Payment Institution regulated, approved and supervised by the French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR). Qonto, a company that has already raised €486 million in Series D funding, stated earlier… Read More

French Pocket Money App Kard Enhances Transaction Transparency with Snowdrop

French Fintech Kard has introduced a range of virtual banking services that allows families to gain a better understanding of exactly where they spend their funds. These new features show Kard users the actual name of each brand, the corresponding logo or icon and the… Read More

Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Introduces European Payments with Instant Deposits, Refunds, Withdrawals

TrueLayer, which claims to be Europe’s leading Open Banking platform, has announced it has launched its “closed-loop” payment product in Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Lithuania and the Netherlands. As noted in an update shared with CI, traditional payment methods “weren’t built to handle the speed… Read More

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