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Mark Smargon: CEO at Israeli Fintech Fuse.io Wants to Offer Non-Custodial, Open-Source Payments Services with WeChat level User Experience

We recently caught up with Mark Smargon, CEO of Fuse.io, a Fintech company that aims to connect everyday payments to the blockchain without compromising on user experience. Fuse.io is focused on leveraging the latest decentralized finance (DeFi) infrastructure to offer a unique platform to businesses… Read More

Tel Aviv’s Fuse.io, a Platform Leveraging DeFi Instructure to Help Turn Communities into Economies, has Launched on Product Hunt

Mark Smargon, CEO at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” has confirmed that the Fuse.io project has now been launched on ProductHunt… Read More

Eran Noam From Shield Explains How Natural Language Processing and Financial Context Recognition Help with Business Compliance Processes

Israel based Regtech firm Shield was recently chosen to join the IBM Cloud for Financial Services ecosystem. Many financial institutions have been migrating or deploying new applications on Cloud-powered platforms that streamline routine banking and related business processes. We recently caught up with Eran Noam,… Read More

OurCrowd Hosts Event with Emirates Angels Investors Association as Diplomatic Thaw Opens Up Opportunity

OurCrowd, the leading global investment crowdfunding platform, and the Emirates Angels Investors Association, an Emirati angel investment network, held an online event today allowing Israeli investors and entrepreneurs a first glimpse of the tech opportunities available in the United Arab Emirates following the historic diplomatic… 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

Fintech Businesses and Startups in Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain Form Strategic Partnerships Following Signing of Abraham Accords

The Abraham Accords were recently signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Bahrain.  The agreement is officially called the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement: Treaty of Peace. It establishes diplomatic relations and “full normalization” between Israel and several Middle Eastern… Read More

Draper Goren Holm Announces Investment in Israeli Digital Securities Exchange Simetria

Draper Goren Holm, a blockchain and Fintech venture firm, announced on Tuesday it has invested in Simetria, an Israeli digital securities exchange. Along with the investment, Simetria will become part of the Ownera digital securities network (also a Draper Goren Holm portfolio company).  Draper Goren… Read More

BNP Paribas Works with Curv to Test Digital Securities

  BNP Paribas Securities Services has partnered with Curv to complete a proof of concept on the transfer of security tokens (digital securities) securely between market participants. BNP Paribas Securities Services and Curv used the ERC1400 token standard. According to BNP Paribas, the test saw… Read More

HUB Security Joins with Marsh to Offer Digital Asset Custody

HUB Security is an OurCrowd Portfolio Company Cybersecurity provider HUB Security has formed a partnership with Marsh to provide custody services for digital assets to financial services firms. Marsh, part of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE:MMC) is a top insurance broker and risk advisor that operates… Read More

BioCatch Receives $20 Million Investment from Four Big Banks in C Round Extension

Four big banks have committed $20 million to BioCatch, a fraud detection and consumer protection service, in an extension to a recent Series C funding round. Barclays, Citi, HSBC and National Australia Bank (NAB) have joined American Express in investing in the firm. Of note,… Read More

Fintech Firms are Being Denied Entry into Israeli Markets by Banks, the Competition Authority Claims

The Israel Competition Authority, which is tasked with maintaining and promoting competition in the nation’s economy, has released a report in which it notes that traditional banks think Fintech firms are their rivals and are attempting to block or prevent their entry into the Israeli… Read More

Israel based Fintech Fintica Teams Up with UAE-headquartered CEO of Barker and Booth

Mohammed Al Beloushi, CEO at Barker and Booth Commercial Agency LLC, has confirmed that his company will make a strategic investment into the operations of Israel-based Fintech firm Fintica AI LLC, a deal made after the signing of the Abraham Accords – which is the… Read More

No Code Digital Future: EasySend Raises $16 Million

  EasySend, a company that wants to help insurance companies, banks, and other financial services firms better develop their tech stack with an “AI-powered no-code platform,” has raised $16 million. The Tel Aviv based company reports that the Series A funding was led by Hanaco… Read More

Digital Asset Issuer INX Enlists GK8 for Custody Solution

INX, a digital asset marketplace that is in the midst of an SEC-registered digital asset offering, has enlisted GK8 for digital asset custody. As it was recently reported, INX hopes to raise up to $117 million by selling 130 million INX tokens at a per… Read More

Big Data: Varada Raises $12 Million to Revolutionize Data Virtualization

Varada, an Israel based data virtualization platform, has raised a $12 million Series A round of funding led by MizMaa Ventures with participation by Gefen Capital. The round also included participation from existing investors Lightspeed, StageOne Ventures and F2 Venture Capital who contributed in early… Read More

Diplomatic Thaw: As Arab Countries Open Relations with Israel, OurCrowd Sees Opportunity

Jon Medved

OurCrowd, a leading global investment crowdfunding platform that is based in Israel, is well-positioned to take advantage of the improving relations in the middle east. Last month, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. The official signing of the… Read More

Prime Trust Partners with Israeli ID Firm AU10TIX

Prime Trust, a fast-growing custody and tech solution for both traditional and digital assets, will be working with KYC firm AU10TIX, according to a note from the firm. AU10TIX is an Israel-based company that offers ID verification and authentication – a key service in the… Read More

Payments Fintech Melio Raises $80 Million Series C, Total Funding to Date Hits $144 Million

B2B payments Fintech Melio says it has now raised $144 million in total following a Series C funding round this month (August) raising $80 million. Melio previously raised $48 million in March 2020 and closed on $16 million in Seed and Series A funding. Melio… Read More

OurCrowd Sees Investment Opportunity in New UAE – Israel Diplomatic Normalization

This past week, it was announced that Israel has established diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a ground-breaking shift in foreign relations for a volatile region. The deal was announced by President Trump, Israel, and the UAE that the countries have agreed to… Read More

Tel Aviv’s Liquidity Capital and Japanese Financial Giant MUFG Establish $80 Million Initiative for Asian Digital Commerce Startups

An Israel-based AI technology firm is planning to help MUFG Bank, which is Japan’s largest financial institution, with assessing the operations of Asian startups in order to determine the feasibility of issuing loans to them. The $80 million 50-50 joint initiative between Tel Aviv based… Read More

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