Tagged: france

Pan-European P2P Lender Younited Credit Raises €40 million from Historical Investors & the French Public Investment Bank

Younited Credit, the Paris-headquartered consumer lender announced a capital increase of €40 million subscribed by a panel of the top of the crop growth investors in France. Next to its historical shareholders, Eurazeo, Crédit Mutuel Arkema, AG2R La Mondiale and Weber Investissements which are already… Read More

Wealth Products Marketplace Raisin Takes a Leap Forward with Term Deposits for Businesses

Pan-European marketplace Raisin continues its trailblazing expansion. Having penetrated new geographies with international and localized services in 2016, the Berlin-headquartered startup is now broadening its offering to address a new customer segment: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Starting September 14, businesses can open term deposit… Read More

French Firms Form An Association To Weigh in on Cryptocurrency Investment

French firms have formed an association to foster the sustainable growth of the cryptocurrency investment sector and weigh in on its governance. Among other things, they hope to build on progressive regulations such as the French decree that allowed crowdlending securities called minibons to be… Read More

France’s Government Ambitions To Make Paris the No.1 Financial Marketplace After Brexit

On July 11, at the 23rd edition of the Paris Europlace International Financial Forum, Edouard Philippe, the Prime Minister of France reached out to 1,500 leaders of global financial services firms: “Welcome to Paris.” He said in English. “The French government is committed to boost… Read More

Seedrs & Nutmeg Partner with Fidor Bank on Fintech Marketplace

Seedrs has announced that it will be the sole equity finance provider in a new partnership with Fidor Bank, a challenger bank that launched in the UK back in 2015. Nutmeg, an online wealth manager, will also be joining Seedrs on Fidor’s new marketplace. The two platforms… Read More

French Fintech Payfit Raises €14 million Through Series B Funding Round

PayFit, a fintech startup based in Paris, secured €14 million through its Series B Funding Round, which saw participation from Otium Capital, Xavier Niel, and Accel Partners. The company, which was founded in 2015, describes itself as an ultra-intuitive SaaS solution that allows users to easily and automatically manage… Read More

French Venture Capital Firm Breega Announces New €100 Million Fund Directed Towards European Fintech & Insurtech Startups

Breega Capital, a France-based venture capital firm, announced this week its new venture fund, Breega Capital Venture 2, which is aimed towards startups in the fintech and insurtech sectors. The fund offers startups €100 million ($113 million). Founded in 2013, Breega describes itself as a… Read More

The European Investment Bank Pledges €18.5 million to Finance Continental European SMEs through Lendix

The European Investment Bank Group (EIB) through the European Investment Fund (EIF) has announced that it will provide €18.5 million to back a joint investment fund designed to lend money to SMEs through crowdlending platform Lendix. The EIB is the European Union’s bank, owned by… Read More

Station F, Worlds Largest Startup Campus, Opens Today in Paris

  Station F, labeled the worlds largest startup campus, officially opened today. BNP Paribas, the global bank, will be opening a dedicated Fintech incubator at Station F later this fall. The inauguration of the campus was even more eventful as newly elected French President Emmanuel… Read More

Sold! KissKissBankBank Acquired by La Banque Postale

KissKissBankBank, an early entrant in the French Fintech scene and an active platform for capital formation with both online lending and crowdfunding, has been sold to La Banque Postale. KissKissBankBank has helped to finance 27,000 projects to date having raised approximately €83 million from a community… Read More

BNP Paribas to Setup a Fintech Accelerator at Station F, a 1,000-Startups Campus in Paris, France

Station F, the biggest startup campus worldwide will open in Paris this month with BNP Paribas joining in the fall of 2017. BNP Paribas, the global Top-10 bank headquartered in France, is transferring its Fintech and InsureTech accelerator there with the help of global Plug… Read More

France to be an Inclusive and Open Startup Nation says President Macron at Viva Technology

Yesterday the President of France, Emmanuel Macron received a standing ovation from an audience of tech startups and large businesses at Viva Technology. He spoke of France as a startup nation embracing hyper-innovation, of a revolution, a complete change of mindset. He shared his vision… Read More

Lendix’s Multilocal Expansion and its Raison d’être: An Interview with Grégoire de Lestapis, CEO of Lendix Spain

Gregoire de Lestapis has left traditional banking, most recently the direction of BBVA France, for the world of fintech entrepreneurship. In 2016, he joined Lendix, the French SME lending group, as head of its Spanish subsidiary and member of the executive team. In this interview,… Read More

Championing French Fintech & Fintech Education: An Interview with Anaïs Raoux

Individual Fintech startups can’t disrupt financial services. It takes an ecosystem to do so. We spoke in Paris with Anaïs Raoux, the Managing Director of the industry association France Fintech about how the association helps build an effective ecosystem for French Fintechs ‒ tackling issues… Read More

Emmanuel Macron’s Presidency Raises Great Hopes & High Expectations: Taxation Viewed as Major Issue by Crowdfunding Leaders

On Monday, Emmanuel Macron was officially inaugurated as President of France. He is France’s youngest President ever, and the youngest democratically elected head of State worldwide. He is also a known proponent of Fintech and crowdfunding. To give a bit of background to those who… Read More

Contrarian Lending Marketplace Younited Credit Crosses €500 million Milestone

Since it opened for business in 2012, French lending startup Younited Credit has thrived by implementing strategic choices that ran contrary to common practice among lending marketplaces. It was the first of its kind (and still is the only one so far) to get a… Read More

Très Bien! Startupbootcamp InsurTech Alum CBien Secures €8M

CBien, a European digital asset management platform located in Paris, Nantes and Hamburg and recent Startupbootcamp InsurTech alum, has raised €8 million from its existing shareholders MAIF, MACIF and 5M Ventures. Funding from this second raise will be used to finance CBien’s visibility in France, its international… Read More

Transparency & Customer Engagement at Equity Crowdfunding Platform WiSeed

One of the benefits that a well-established equity crowdfunding platform brings to fundraising entrepreneurs is a loyal audience of investors. But how does a crowdinvesting platform keep its audience engaged? We asked Yannig Roth, the Marketing Director of French equity crowdfunding platform WiSeed, to present… Read More

Lemon Way: Payments & Regtech for 29 Countries in 24 Languages

In its early days as a Payment Service Provider, Lemon Way took up the challenge of meeting the complex needs of crowdfunding platforms while drastically cutting the costs and relieving them of much of the regulatory burden of payment transactions. Five years later, the company… Read More

Lumo & Oneplanetcrowd Join on Cross-Border Crowdfunding Campaign for Solar Project

Lumo and Oneplanetcrowd have joined together to crowdfund a solar project located near Perpignan in the South West of France.  Lumo is a France-based crowdfunding platform. Oneplanetcrowd is operating out of the Netherlands. The two platforms were said to have jointly developed a solution to overcome… Read More