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Following OurCrowd Investment, Alpha Tau Medical Launches Clinical Trials for “Breakthrough” Treatment

Alpha Tau Medical

Alpha Tau Medical, developer of a breakthrough alpha-radiation cancer therapy, has initiated new clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of their Alpha DaRT  or “Dіffusіng Alpha-emitters Radіatіon Therapy” with two leading medical centers in Rome, Italy. “Building on our recent successful round of $29 Million in… Read More

SIA Group Launches Open Banking Platform for Banks, Corporates, Fintechs & More

SIA Group, a consortium of eight European companies, has launched a new platform for financial service firms as they move to become compliant to Open Banking rules under PSD2. Their new digital platform is said to allow European banks, Fintechs, corporates, SMEs and public sector… Read More

While Still Comparatively Small, Italian Crowdfunding Market Experiencing Rapid Growth

A report from the Politecnico Milano School of Management in Italy, indicates that the volume investment crowdfunding is picking up pace in Italy. In Italy, as is with the rest of Europe, crowdfunding denotes investment in both debt and equity. According to the numbers provided… Read More

Younited Credit Tops €100 Million in Lending in Italy, Partners with Online Insurer ConTe

Two years after an expansion into Italy, Younited Credit is reporting having topped €100 Million in loans. The online lender says that today 40% of its credit activity is outside its base in France. “Many start-ups are embarking on European and global development ambitions, but international… Read More

Katipult Releases Blockchain based Secondary Market, Launches First on WeAreStarting in Italy

Katipult (TSXV: FUND)( Frankfurt: K10) has announced the first install of its blockchain based secondary market product. Adhering to a previously posted release time frame, Katipult has launched the secondary market as a pilot on WeAreStarting Srl, an investment crowdfunding platform in Italy. According to Katipult, capabilities of… Read More

OurCrowd Signs MOU with Intesa Sanpaolo to Promote Access to Capital

OurCrowd and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, subsidiary of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intent of Ourcrowd promoting access to capital for Sanpaolo startups. Global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd reports it has made significant strides in Western Europe, expanding… Read More

Fondo di Garanzia: Lendix Italia Announces Loans are Now Partially Guaranteed by Italian Government

This announcement certainly will benefit the growth of Lendix, a leading European online lender. According to the Fintech, the Lendix community of lenders now benefits from the Italian State Guarantee or the “Fondo di Garanzia” for loans made in Italy. This federal guarantee will partially cover… Read More

Oval Money Says Total Funding Tops £1.3 Million with Most Coming from Crowdfunding Campaign

  Fintech Oval Money, a Robo-advisor founded by Benedetta Arese Lucini former CEO of Uber Italy, reports it has raised a total of £1.3 million in funding. Earlier this year, Oval listed on Crowdcube where it raised £632,000, according to the campaign page. Oval reports… Read More

Italy Launches New Trade Association ItaliaFintech

  Italy is joining a growing roster of countries that have established Fintech associations designed to guide emerging innovations in finance. According to a note from the organizers, ItaliaFintech currently represents 19 companies that, in aggregate, have about 1 million clients while managing € 450 million… Read More

Opal Transfer Launches New Money Transfer Service Between Italy and the UK

London based Opal Transfer has launched a new money transfer service between Italy and the UK. This is an extension of the existing product – money transfer service from the UK to Italy. Opal says it has one of the lowest cost transfer products on… Read More

Following Bitgrail Hack, Crypto-Exchange Commits to Cash Fund for Victims of Nano Theft. Not Everyone is Convinced the Offer is the Best Option

Bitgrail, an Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange, was attacked several weeks back and approximately $153 million in NANO was stolen. In the ensuing weeks, an acrimonious discussion took place between Bitgrail founder and CEO Francesco Firano, team NANO and users who were impacted by the theft. The attack… Read More

Bitgrail Posts Update on Cryptocurrency Theft, CEO Proposes NANO Fork Fix as Accusations Fly

BitGrail, the Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange that experienced a theft of 17 million NANO (XRB) – about $153 million at current exchange rates, has posted an update today regarding the hack. The good news for users of the exchange is Bitgrail states all other cryptocurrencies reman… Read More

Bitgrail Exchange Hacked. $153 Million of Nano Stolen. Users are Really Pissed Off [u]

Bitgrail is the next cryptocurrency exchange to experience an unfortunate hack – an event that highlights profound problems within the exchange space as cyber security continues to fall short. According to a post on the Bitgrail website, the company said internal checks revealed “unauthorized transactions which… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

P2P lending platform Dianrong Secures $70 million D-round funding On January 24th, online lending platform Dianrong.com announced 70 million US dollars D-round funding. This round of investment was led by ORIX’s wholly-owned-subsidiary ORIX Asia Capital Co., Ltd.. CITIC Securities CITIC Securities subsidiary CITIC Lyon also… Read More

Italian Regulator CONSOB Updates Crowdfunding Rule to Apply to All SMEs

The Italian financial markets regulator (Consob – Commissione Nazionale per le Società e per la Borsa) has issued resolution No. 20204, a new regulatory provision updating the regulation that introduced equity crowdfunding in Italy. Italy was one of the first European countries to issue a… Read More

N26 Announces Apple Pay Support in Spain, Italy, & Finland

On Tuesday, German digital-only challenger bank N26 announced it was launching Apple Pay support in Spain, Italy, and Finland. This news comes just after the bank launched the payment method’s support in France. “What if there were a way to pay without your card that is… Read More

Kabbage & ING Extend Strategic Partnership to Italy & France

Kabbage Inc., a global financial services, tech and data platform serving small businesses, and ING, a leading global bank, are expanding their strategic partnership into France and Italy to provide small businesses with real-time access to working capital. Building on ING’s successful launch in Spain… Read More

Tifosy CEO Fausto Zanetton’s Game Plan on Founding, Fanfunding & Future Growth

  Fausto Zanetton, the founder and CEO of Tifosy, is living a sports fan’s dream. He helps athletic clubs raise funds online by connecting them with their global fanbase.  He works with the some of the most revered clubs in the most celebrated stadiums in… Read More

First Italian Fintech Hub Opens in Milan

The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, along with the City of Milan, have announced the opening of the “Milan Fintech District”, the country’s first hub dedicated to innovations in the financial industry. The hub is described as a dedicated place for start-ups, entrepreneurs, financial… Read More

iwoca Partners with Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo to Provide SME Loans, Receives New Investment

iwoca, an online SME credit provider and a founding member of Innovate Finance, formed a partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo Group on SME lending. Intesa Sanpaolo is among the top banking groups in the euro zone and the leading business lender in Italy. The bank has a… Read More

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