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Insurtech Startup Kin Insurance Secures $13 Million Through Latest Funding Round

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U.S. insurtech startup Kin Insurance announced earlier this week it secured $13 million through its latest round of funding. The company reported the funds will go towards its mission to help protect homeowners nationwide. Founded in 2017, Kin describes itself as a home insurance startup… Read More

NatWest Surpasses Sustainable Energy Target By Providing £3.5 Billion of Lending to UK Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects

NatWest announced this week it has beaten its sustainable energy funding target, providing £3.5 billion of lending to UK renewable energy and energy efficiency projects over the past three years. The bank reported it set a three-year target of £3 billion in 2015 and is now committed to… Read More

German Fintech FinLeap Captures €39 Million Through Funding Round Led By SBI Group, NIBC, & Hannover Re

FinLeap, the fintech start-up platform behind Germany’s SolarisBank, has reportedly secured €39 million through its latest round of funding, which was led by SBI Group, NIBC, and Hannover Re. This news comes just one month after the company raised €21 million in equity capital to support its fintech incubation… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech CompareAsia Group Adds to List of Impressive Investors

The Hong Kong Fintech startup CompareAsia Group has recently completed a $50 million round of funding, led by World Bank’s lending group the International Finance Corp (IFC). CompareAsia Group has already stimulated some excitement in the past, attracting the Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and Ace… Read More

Operating System for Wealth Managers Addepar Raises $140 Million

Last week it was announced that fintech wealth management platform Addepar had raised $140 million in its Series D round of funding. The funding round was led by Valor Equity Partners, 8VC and investment manager Harald McPike. Operating System for Wealth Managers Based in Mountain… Read More

London Fintech Meniga Raises €7.5 million

Earlier this week, Fintech firm Meniga raised €7.5 million in investments for their digital banking platform. This money was invested, or rather reinvested, primarily by Nordic venture capitalists. Leading this round of funding was Industrifonden, a venture capital firm based in Norway. They were joined by… Read More

Temenos Claims Collaboration Between Banks and Fintech Key to Survival

New financial regulations, including the EU’s Second Payment Services Directive and their open architecture framework that forces banks to share transaction data, may force banks and Fintechs to fight for customer loyalty. Compromises must be made between the competitors. However, according to the banking and… Read More

CSI Kick Start: Now Accepting Applications For Second Annual Fintech Startup Funding

CSI Kick Start, Inc., a fintech startup incubator founded by global payments innovator, CSI globalVCard, announced on Thursday its second annual application process for fintech startup funding is now open. The incubator stated it would be offering portfolio companies investments starting at $500,000, along with mentorship… Read More

Seedrs Reveals 10 Reasons Why Some Investors Are Not Engaged With Particular Campaigns

While it seems as though some investors have learned to embrace crowdfunding, it seems others have developed reservations when it comes to using the funding method. On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs revealed 10 particular reasons why investors don’t give funds to certain campaigns. The… Read More

Direct Lender loanDepot Surpasses $60 Billion in Loan Funding

On Monday, direct lender loanDepot announced that it is heading into 2016 after a record-breaking 2015. This is due to the fact that the company added 125,000 new consumers to its community of borrowers over the past twelve months and has increased year-over-year fundings by… Read More

On Syndicate Room, Nous Raising Funds In Second Seed Round For Ultra-Low-Risk Trading Service

London-based startup Nous Global Markets is raising funds to bring an ultra-low-risk trading service to millions of customers around the world, according to the company’s recent press release. The FinTech firm, which uses gaming applications to educate people about the enjoyment and the challenges of financial markets, has… Read More

Airtame’s Jonas Gyalokay Shares With Indiegogo: How to Crowdfund a Million Dollars

On Thursday, Airtame’s co-founder and CEO Jonas Gyalokay revealed to Indiegogo backers and campaign organizers tips and tricks to running not only a successful crowdfunding initiative, but also how to raise a million dollars using the funding method, Gyalokay wrote in a Indiegogo Blog’s guest post: “Crowdfunding… Read More

EquityNet Releases Up-to-Date 2015 Crowdfunding Statistics

On Thursday, crowdfunding platform EquityNet announced the release of new crowdfunding statistics for 2015 based on a sampling of over 15,000 U.S. businesses listed on EquityNet from 2007 to present day. Judd Hollas, founder and CEO of EquityNet stated: “EquityNet has been a leader when it comes to tracking the… Read More

Sugru’s Jane ni Dhulchaointigh Shares Tips For Crowdfunding Success

Earlier this month, mountable glue company Sugru successfully raised over £3.5 million through UK’s equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The project broke two funding records – largest single investment (£1 million) and widest reach with shareholders found in 68 countries. Now, Sugru’s CEO Jane ni Dhulchaointigh is… Read More

Indiegogo Offers Up Five Tips for InDemand Success

With more and more projects looking into Indiegogo InDemand, the platform has offered some tips on how to be successful by using the program. Indiegogo noted, “InDemand makes it easy to continue raising funds after your campaign deadline. Campaigns in InDemand have reached their goal, met their… Read More

Picwell Secures $4M in Series A Funding Led By MassMutual Ventures

Picwell, the company that focuses on providing a recommendation engine for health plan selection, today announced that it has closed its Series A round of funding totaling more than $4 million. MassMutual Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), led the… Read More

PledgeMe’s Second Equity Round Quickly Hits $250,000 Goal

New Zealand’s equity crowdfunding platform, PledgeMe, has met the minimum goal for its second funding round, securing the company at least $250,000 of investment last night. PledgeMe CEO, Anna Guenther, stated: “We are extremely happy to be able to grow crowdfunding in New Zealand with the… Read More

Brief: Tilt Opens Platform to All UK Inventors & Backers

Great news, UK! This week, crowdfunding platform Tilt announced that it has opened its doors of the countries inventors. Tilt revealed: “The easiest way to collect money from your group is now available in the UK! Say goodbye to bank transfers, collecting cash from a… Read More

New Zealand’s Equity Crowdfunding Platform PledgeMe Seeks $250,000 During Second Funding Round

On Friday, New Zealand’s equity crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced the launch of its second round of funding. It is currently seeking to raise a minimum of $250,000 so that it can continue its expansion. CEO Anna Guenther stated the crowdfunding platform has seen massive growth since its… Read More

Cloud Systems Management Blue Medora Secures $4.6M During Series A Funding Round

Blue Medora, an innovator in the cloud systems management space, today announced a $4.6 million Series A round of venture capital funding. The round was led by Ann Arbor-based Michigan eLab, with participation from current investors Start Garden, Grand Angels and other equity holders. The investment brings Blue Medora’s total funding to $6… Read More

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