Tagged: germany

Credi2, Creator of Cashpresso, Receives €2 Million in Funding

Vienna-based Fintech firm cashpresso has raised €2 million in funding led by Reimann Investors and Deiter von Holtzbrinck. Existing investors Speedinvest, Hansi Hansmann and the Runtastic founders also participated in this funding round. Cashpresso is part of Credi2 GmbH. Along with Deutsche Handelsbank, cashpresso offers immediate credit of… Read More

Bitbond Raises $1.2 million to Fuel Global Expansion of SME Lending

Bitbond has raised $1.2 million in equity capital to help boost global expansion. The Berlin-based online lending platform has now raised total funding of $2.3 million. The funding round was led by mobilike founder Şekip Can Gökalp, plus several angels investors including, Fyber founders Janis Zech… Read More

Brief: BlackRock Enters Joint Venture with German Fintech Platform Youvestor

BlackRock (BLQA) has entered into a joint venture with Germany fintech robo-operator platform Youvestor, according to a press release. BlackRock is primarily aiming the venture to insurance agents, brokers and financial advisors,  distributing its products directly through Youvestor to both end-users and consultants. Mediators will enjoy complete customer and stock protection and obtain a… Read More

Big Ticket Borrowing: Midsized Companies Turn to Marketplace Lending at Lendix & Creditshelf

At the onset of the marketplace lending market, lending to businesses was equated with lending to small and very small businesses: businesses at the low end of the small and medium-size enterprise (SME) market who were borrowing on average under €100,000.  However, as the alternative lending… Read More

German Fintech Startup Tradico Receives €1 Million Investment From Former Deutsche Bank COO Henry Ritchotte

German fintech startup, Tradico, announced on Monday it received a €1 million investment from former COO and board member of Deutsche Bank, Henry Ritchotte. This investment comes just a few months after Tradico received a €2.5 million investment from Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital, and SpeedInvest. Speaking about… Read More

OurCrowd Teams Up with Adi Dassler International Family Office Backed Sports Accelerator LeAD

OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, has formed a partnership with LeAD, a sports tech accelerators based in Germany. LeAD is backed by Adi Dassler International Family Office (ADIFO), known best for the heritage of the Adidas brand name. The partnership was created to… Read More

GLS Bank Launches Crowdfunding Platform in Partnership with CrowdDesk GmbH

GLS Bank has launched an equity crowdfunding platform in collaboration with CrowdDesk claiming the title of the first German bank to enable sustainable projects to be financed by the crowd. According to the GLS Crowd website the two partners will each focus on what they… Read More

Payment Provider Klarna Purchases BillPay

Klarna, one of Europe’s leading payment providers, has acquired Berlin-based BillPay thus expanding its reach in Europe. BillPay operates in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Klarna works with 65,000 merchants to offer payment solutions to more than 45 million users in Europe and North America. BillPay was… Read More

Germany: Investment Crowdfunding Grew by 39% in 2016

In a publication created by Crowdfunding.de, the report, entitled “Marktreport 2016: Crowdinvesting in Deutschland,” states that investment crowdfunding grew by 39% during 2016 reaching €63.8 million. Still quite small in comparison to some other countries but solid growth none-the-less. The sector was largely powered by a… Read More

auxmoney Adds Fully Digital Application for Online Borrowers

German peer to peer lending auxmoney is now offering its customers the ability to borrow legally by using an internet video ID and digital signature. Germany’s largest online lender has partnered with IDnow eSigning to update their process. Germany maintains a very strict application process so incorporating… Read More

Buddy-Watcher Links on Land with Companisto to Provide Freedom and Safety Under the Sea

Buddy-Watcher is closing in on its final week of crowdfunding on Companisto. The startup’s solution makes it possible to communicate more easily under water, providing underwater athletes with more freedom and increased safety. 170 international specialist retailers currently sell Buddy-Watcher, which helped the startup achieved… Read More

Insurer Aegon Pledges €1.5 billion to German P2P Lender Auxmoney

On January 25, Raffael Johnen, the CEO and co-founder of auxmoney, was on stage at the Paris Fintech Forum as the news was still under embargo: Dutch insurer Aegon has agreed to lend €1.5 billion euros over the next 3 years through the auxmoney lending… Read More

Exclusive! Companisto Reflections on 2016 as German Market Leader, Notes 19 Successful Rounds

2016 marked a strong year for Berlin-based crowdfunding platform Companisto.  Founded in 2012 by Tamo Zwinge and David Rhotert. In an earlier interview, Zwinge envisioned Companisto as a crowdinvesting platform that enabled ideas to be implemented to benefit many people, a hope that continues to be realized. “According… Read More

UK Online Rental Marketplace Lender Daylui Seeks £115,000 on Seedrs to Continue Platform Growth & Expansion

Daylui, a UK-based online rental marketplace, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The website is seeking £115,000 for continuous growth of its platform along with its plans to revolutionize the sharing economy. Daylui, which was launched in 2015 by founders Daniel Gonsales, Valdemar Tunkevic, Anna Jaskova, and… Read More

German Fintech Platform Raisin Milestone: Surpasses €2 Billion of Investments in Three Years

German fintech platform Raisin announced on Tuesday at the end of 2016, it not only celebrate the 3-year anniversary of its Germany launch but also reached a milestone of €2 billion in invested volume. Dr. Tamaz Georgadze, co-founder and CEO of Raisin, stated: “Raisin is… Read More

Der Kreditmarktplatz: Kapilendo Receives €7 Million Investment

Berlin-based crowdfunding platform Kapilendo has raised €7 million in a series B funding round. The funding was led by Neu-Investor Versorgungswerk der Zahnärztekammer (a pension fund) with participation from existing investors Comvest Holding GmbH and listed Fintech investor FinLab AG. Kapilendo operates two vertical in the investment space: Kapilendo… Read More

Companisto Launches First Donation-Based Crowdfunding Campaign: For Fachnetzwerk Schülerfirmen

“It’s our goal as a foundation to support this entrepreneurial spirit and encourage more people to start their own business. This is how the startups of tomorrow are created.” The combined fundraising efforts of the Berlin-headquartered German Children and Youth Foundation (Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung) and Companisto for… Read More

German Crowdfunding Platform Kapilendo Raises $7.3M

Kapilendo is a German crowdfunding platform founded in 2015 and it has successfully raised seven million euros (approximately $7.3 million) in Series B funding just before the New Year.  The pension fund for the Berlin Chamber of Dentists (Versorgungswerk der Zahnärztekammer Berlin, or VZ Berlin)… Read More

KPMG Report: Online Lending in Continental Europe Q1 through Q3 2016

KPMG, along with AltFi data, has published a new report on alternative lending in Europe. KPMG also sourced data from the most recent Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance report. The document, entitled Alternative Lending Market Trends in Continental Europe 2016, provides an interesting snapshot of… Read More