Tagged: germany

Bits & Pretzels: The Founders Festival in Munich

Bits & Pretzels is a 3-day event for founders, startup enthusiasts, investors and business incubators. The festival will take place from September 24 – 26, 2017 in Munich. The best-known entrepreneurs from around the world as well as young aspiring entrepreneurs will meet at the… Read More

European Deposit Marketplace Raisin Acquires PBF Solution in UK Expansion

  Raisin GmbH is growing rapidly and today the “European Deposit Marketplace” is moving into the UK with the acquisition of PBF Solutions. The company’s intent is to give UK savers a better choice for saving their money with their Fintech platform. Raisin GmbH has… Read More

Target Global Launches €100M Fund for Fintech Companies in Europe & Israel

Target Global, a venture capital firm based in Berlin, has closed on a new €100 million fund focused on early stage investments in marketplace, mobility, Insurtech, Regtech and Fintech. Target Global Early Stage Fund I will invest in Seed and A rounds, and is expected… Read More

Update: Sono Motor Surpasses €1 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

Munich-based electric car startup, Sono Motors GmbH, has successfully secured its initial €1 million funding target through its Seedrs initiative from more than 550 investors. The company launched the initiative last month, seeking the funds as it prepares to expand its vehicle line.  As previously reported, the company… Read More

Digital Only Bank N26 Incorporates Mambu’s SaaS Banking Platform as Growth Ramps Up

N26, a digital only challenger bank based in Germany, has installed Mambu’s software to power its online banking service. Prior to receiving its full banking license in 2016, N26 utilized a partner banks platform. After its banking license was approved,  N26 used an in house… Read More

Finnish P2P Lending Platform Fellow Finance Debuts in Germany

Peer-to-peer lending platform Fellow Finance announced on Thursday it has officially made its debut in Germany, with the help from Wirecard Bank. According to the online lender, Wirecard Bank is supporting its entry into the country by placing the bank’s German full banking license at… Read More

CrowdExplorer Wins Fintech Award at Digitale Innovations Competition

CrowdExplorer, a marketplace for “Crowd-investing”, has won the special prize for “Fintech” at this year’s “Digitale Innovations” competition. The startup from Berlin is working on their mission of becoming the first international broker for crowdfunding and alternative finance. At this year’s IFA in Berlin, the… Read More

Kevin Spacey Returns to Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival in Munich

Germany’s biggest “Founders Festival” Bits & Pretzels, which is taking place in September, has announced that last year’s highlight speaker Kevin Spacey will once again return to Munich. While he will not be participating as a keynote speaker he will be joining the event as… Read More

Cringle Cofounder Konrad Maruszewski Discusses Fintech, 2nd Companisto Crowdfunding Campaign

Cringle, a smartphone app for users who want to quickly send money to friends across Europe, has returned Companisto for its second equity crowdfunding round, aiming to raise 600,000€ for 9.09% equity offered. The fintech equity crowdfunding campaign has raised over 135K€ with more than… Read More

German Electric Car Company Sono Motors Seeks €1 Million Through Equity Offering on Seedrs

Sono Motors GmbH, a Munich-based electric car startup, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is currently seeking €1 million as it prepares to expand its vehicle line.  The company, which secured €549,895 on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo last year for its solarcar, Sion, is… Read More

Natural Dental Implants Painlessly Extracts 1.3M€+ during Companisto High-Tech Teeth Campaign

The Berlin-based dental-tech company Natural Dental Implants AG focusing on manufacturing replicates of lost teeth consisting of the root and the crown. Its Replicate System aims to make drill a thing of the past. After four years of testing in Germany and internationally, NDI AG has… Read More

Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Insurtech ONE Says it Will Outgrow Lemonade from the Start

ONE, the German Insurtech company, has thrown down the gauntlet claiming they will outgrow US based Lemonade in service growth.  Lemonade is one of the highest profile Insurtech platforms that is doggedly rolling out across the US. Starting first with homeowners / renters insurance, Lemonade… Read More

The Two Largest Fintech Hubs in Europe: Report Compares Germany & the UK for Early Stage Fintech Funding

The United Kingdom has been leading the Euro-pack when it comes to Fintech investment for many years. A combination of a robust early stage funding ecosystem and a regulatory environment that has embraced disruption (and competition) in financial services have been vital catalysts. But what… Read More

Overfunding: German Community Bike-Sharing Platform listnride Secures €150,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Less than one month after launching its equity offering on crowdfunding portal Seedrs, listnride, a Germany-based bike-sharing community platform, has successfully secured its initial €150,000 funding target. As previously reported, listinride describes itself as a bike sharing platform that connects bikes cycling enthusiasts. Users may book a variety… Read More

German Crowdfunding Platform Aescuvest Combines Institutional & Private Investors to Fund Health & Medical Startups

German Investment crowdfunding platform Aescuvest has recently listed an offer to invest in Rodos Biotarget GmbH. The company has reportedly developed a platform technology under the name TargoSphere, which allows the targeted transport of active substances with “nanotransporters”.  These nanotransporters. Rodos Biotarget is emblematic of the… Read More

Debitos, an Online Debt Marketplace, Sees Opportunity in EU Consultation on Banks Offloading Non-Performing Loans

Last month, the European Commission, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets division, launched a consultation on non-performing loans being held by banks. The Commission is seeking feedback on the development of secondary markets for distressed debt. Policymakers view this as essential in tackling the… Read More

Ready to be Disrupted: Europe’s First Digital Only Insurance Company “ONE” to Launch Next Month

ONE (part of the Wefox Group) wants to change the way the world uses and purchases insurance and apparently the company is going to launch in September.  Starting in Europe, ONE, the newest Insurtech startup, says it will reinvent insurance many different ways. The insurance… Read More

Zinsbaustein: Continues Rapid Growth with Property Development in Leverkusen

Young real estate crowdfunding platform Zinsbaustein continues to pick up speed as the real estate crowdfunding sector grows in Germany. Zinsbaustein’s most recent project is a revitalization of a development in Leverkusen (near Cologne) labeled Cube Offices 574. Individual investors may participate in the form of a… Read More

Billie to Offer SMEs Invoice Financing with Support from Wirecard

Berlin based Billie will now offer SME invoice financing following an agreement inked with Wirecard. Billie will offer SMEs and freelancers the opportunity to pre-finance their invoices by purchasing all liabilities from third parties and settling the outstanding amount. Wirecard, a supplier of digital payment solutions,… Read More

German Real Estate Platform iFunded Tackles Large Project With Bond Issue. Founder Talks About Adopting No-Exemption Status

A new entrant in German online real estate lending, iFunded wants to address the market of larger property development projects that lie beyond the scope of real estate crowdfunding. Partnering with umbrella investment bank NFS Netfonds Financial Service, the platform is launching its first €10… Read More