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Indian fintech BharatPe to raise $175 mn debt, offers super-bikes to new hires

Indian fintech BharatPe plans to raise around USD 175 million or INR 1,300 crore in debt, according to a news report by Entrackr. Founded in 2018 by Ashneer Grover and Shashvat Nakrani, BharatPe is a merchant-payments and lending solutions provider. Since its inception, the company… Read More

PensionTech pinBox Raises Seed Funding to Provide Micro-Pension for Needy

pinBox, a global PensionTech working towards providing digital micro-pension and social security inclusion, has raised $ 1 million in funding from Venture Catalysts (Vcats), an integrated incubator, along with accelerator fund 9unicorns. Founded in 2016 by industry veterans Parul Seth Khanna and Gautam Bhardwaj, pinBox… Read More

Revenue-based Finance Firm Capchase Raises $280 Million From i80 Group

Over the last few months, platforms that have been providing non-dilutive financing or revenue-based financing are attracting several large venture capital firms globally. One such platform is US-based fintech Capchase that has raised $280 million in debt and equity funding from i80 Group. The Spanish-American… Read More

NFT Auction Marketplace OpenSea is Valued at $1.5 Billion After Fresh Funding

NFT auction marketplace OpenSea is now a Unicorn. The platform that witnessed massive traction earlier this year raised $100 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz at $1.5 billion, as per a TechCrunch report. The startup, which raised $23 million in Series… Read More

Education Loans Facilitator Credenc Receives $25 Million from Capital India

Capital India, a financial conglomerate, has invested USD 25 million in a mix of equity & debt in Credenc, a fintech-focused on education loans. With this investment, Credenc is looking to build a loan book of $400 million by 2025.  The New Delhi-based Credenc, founded… Read More

Insurtech Inshur Raises Undisclosed Series B funding from JVP, Others

Global insurance technology company Inshur has raised an undisclosed Series B round led by JVP. Existing investors Viola Fintech, and MTech Capital also participated in this round. With the fresh funding, the company has raised $35M (approx €29.55 million) in total so far. The company intends to… Read More

Credit underwriter Zest AI raises $18 million from lender VyStar Credit, others

Tech-based credit underwriter Zest AI has raised around $18 million in a round led by mortgage lender VyStar Credit Union, First National Bank of Omaha, and Northgate Capital. Zest, a leader in artificial intelligence, would use the funds to accelerate the adoption of its existing… Read More

Fund Manager Chrysalis to pick up £75 Million Stake in Smart Pension: Report

The London-based leading fund manager Chrysalis Investments has reportedly picked up a £75 million stake in Smart, a retirement savings platform. As per a report by Sky News, Chrysalis will announce the funding on Monday.  Chrysallis has backed fintech companies such as Klarna, Starling Bank,… Read More

Millennial-Focused home finance platform raises $100 Million from Accel

Home finance platform Lower has raised $100 million in Series A funding from venture capital firm Accel as residential real estate is emerging as the top favorite means to invest. With this, Accel’s partner John Locke is joining Lower’s board of directors. Lower is focused on… Read More

Debt Recovery Platform Ophelos Raises $2.3 Million from Connect Ventures, Fly Ventures

UK-based debt collection startup  Ophelos has raised $2.3 million pre-seed investment in a round co-led by Connect Ventures and Fly Ventures. It will The startup plans to use the funds to strengthen its customer-centric debt management platform, growing the engineering and customer operations teams. Founded… Read More

Tiger Global’s hunt for Fintechs Continue in India, U.S, Invests in Briq, Plum

American venture capital fund Tiger Global has been on the prowl for Fintech startups worldwide. The investment firm has recently invested around $30 million in Briq, a Fintech platform for the construction industry, as per a TechCrunch report. With this, Briq has raised a total… Read More

European VC Markets Performed Reasonably Well as they Secured $40B Last Year, Supported by Steady Fintech Sector Growth: Report

The European venture capital markets managed to perform reasonably well last year, even though there was a significant slowdown in funding or financing following the COVID-19 outbreak (during Q1 2020 and also leading into Q2 2020), Crunchbase data confirms. Funding provided to European startups during… Read More

NatWest Announces Additional £1 Billion to Help UK-Based Female-Led Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Efforts

  UK banking group NatWest announced on Thursday an additional £1 billion in funding to help support female-led businesses in the UK recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. NatWest reported that the goal is to ultimately help female entrepreneurs to scale and grow and builds on the… Read More

F10 Announces Newly Established Investment Unit to Provide Funding For Selected Startups Graduating From Incubation Program

  Switzerland based Fintech Incubator & Accelerator F10 announced on Tuesday the launch of its new investment unit, F10 Investment AG. According to F10, the unit’s founding investors are F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator and the F10 Corporate Partners SIX Group as well as the… Read More

Australian Neobank Xinja Is Working on Finalizing $433 Million Investment Deal from Dubai’s World Investment Group

Australian neo-bank Xinja recently noted that it’s working cooperatively with Dubai’s World Investment Group (WIG) in order to close the $433 million investment deal that was announced in March 2020. At present, the bank is working with auditors so that they can address concerns regarding… Read More

AccessFintech Raises $20 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Dawn Capital

UK-based fintech AccessFintech recently announced it secured $20 million through its Series B investment round, which was led by Dawn Capital, with participation from J.P. Morgan, Citi, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank. The round brings AccessFintech’s total capital raised to date to $37 million since… Read More

U.S. API Platform Bloom Credit Secures $13 Million Through Latest Funding Round Led By Allegis NL

Bloom Credit,  a U.S.-based API platform company that helps businesses integrate with credit bureaus for access to scores, monitoring, and furnishment products, today announced it has raised $13 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Allegis NL, with participation from Resolute Ventures, Slow Ventures, and Commerce… Read More

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Fintech and the Gaping Funding Gap

Between June 2nd – 14th 2020, Innovate Finance, Tech Nation, and the Fintech National jointly distributed a 14-question online, anonymous survey. With particular regard to funding and investment, the purpose of the survey was to collate and analyse data on how the UK Fintech Sector… Read More

Japan-Based Financial App Kyash Secures $45 Million Through Series C Funding Round Co-Led By Greenspring Associates & Goodwater Capital

Kyash, a Japanese financial app, announced on Tuesday it secured $45 million through Series C funding round, which was co-led by Greenspring Associates and Goodwater Capital with participation from Altos Ventures, Partech Partners, Broadhaven Ventures, Tekton Ventures, and Rahul Mehta, Managing Partner of DST Global…. Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland Announces £1 Billion Female Entrepreneurship Funding

Royal Bank of Scotland recently announced its new £1 billion in funding through NatWest to support female entrepreneurs in the UK to scale and grow. The banking group revealed it is setting a target to support and inspire 500K people to consider starting a business,… Read More

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