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London-based Emperia Announces $10M Series-A Funding

London-based Emperia has raised $10 million. Concept Ventures are pleased to share that Concept portfolio company Emperia has raised a $10 million Series A investment round “led by Base10 Partners, joined by Concept Ventures, Daphni, Sony Ventures, Background Capital, Bliss Growth & Stanford Capital Partners… Read More

Capital Markets Fintech PrimaryBid Appoints Fiona Richards as Chief Operating Officer

PrimaryBid, the capital markets Fintech bringing individual investors into public company fundraisings, has appointed Fiona Richards as Chief Operating Officer. Ms Richards joins PrimaryBid “from Rowan Dartington, the discretionary investment arm of St. James’s Place plc, where she was Chief Operating Officer and Board Director… Read More

London’s Channel Capital Appoints Bhoomika Kesaria as Head of Investor Relations

Channel Capital has appointed Bhoomika Kesaria as Head of Investor Relations. Channel is an FCA-regulated alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) “specializing in fintech, working capital and trade finance investments.” Since 2014, the London-headquartered company has “deployed more than $9 billion of assets across fintech lending and… Read More

Climate X, a Climate Risk Data and Analytics Provider, Appoints Andrew Ellam as VP of Technology

Andrew Ellam, former Chief of Staff to CTO and Head of Technical Program Management at Monzo Bank, joins the senior leadership team as VP of Technology at Climate X, a multi-award-winning global climate risk data & analytics provider based in London, UK. Andrew reportedly “brings… Read More

London based Fintech Detected Finalizes £2.5M Round

London-based Fintech Detected has secured £2.5m in its financing round fundraise, including investment from Thomson Reuters Ventures, Love Ventures and powerful industry angels. KYB (Know Your Business process) is “notoriously” slow, manual, and unfit for purpose. However, Detected creates “a detailed and accurate profile of… Read More

UK’s Business Banking Platform Tide Appoints New Chief Product Officer

Tide, the UK’s business banking platform, has announced the appointment of Vinay Ramani to the new role of Chief Product Officer. Vinay will drive Tide’s vision “for its global product strategy, broaden Tide’s small business-focused offering in the UK and India, and progress Tide’s members’… Read More

London as a Financial Hub Since Brexit: Evidence from Latest BIS Triennial Survey

Historically, London has enjoyed an “outsized” role in euro-denominated financial transactions, according to an update shared by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). BIS has examined the latest evidence on whether Brexit has “affected its central role in trading of interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange,… Read More

TapTop, an “American Express with Cryptocurrency,” Raises £85K+ via Seedrs

TapTop, which is reportedly led by ex-Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse & PayPal, and is aiming to build “an American Express with cryptocurrency,” has raised 106% (£85,143) of its£80,003 target from 96 investors (at the time of writing) with 9 days left in the firm’s crowdfunding campaign,… Read More

London Fintech Updraft Secures £108M in Debt, Equity to Support Business Growth

Financial habit forming platform, Updraft, announces its latest investment round, raising another £108 million in equity and debt “to power its ambitious growth strategy and deliver savings to its fast-growing user base of 300k members.” The senior debt funding round of £100 million was “led… Read More

Euroclear to Acquire London based Goji, a Private Funds Fintech

Euroclear is pleased to announce its acquisition of Goji, a London-based provider of digital access and technology-enabled solutions to private markets, subject to regulatory approvals. Private market assets are currently “valued at $9.8 trillion and are expected to grow to $14.4 trillion by 2025.” This… Read More

Bank of London Becomes Directly Connected Settling Participant of Bacs

The Bank of London, the technology company and the “world’s first” purpose-built global clearing, agency, and transaction bank, announced it has become a Directly Connected Settling Participant (DCSP) of Bacs, which is “owned and operated by Pay.UK, the recognized operator and standards body for the… Read More

Regtech docStribute Joins Mia-Platform Marketplace

Regtech startup docStribute has joined the Mia-Platform Partner Network. Effective immediately, docStribute solutions will be “available to businesses on the Mia-Platform Marketplace.” docStribute  uses “a distributed ledger application that utilizes a decentralized public network known as hashgraph, a secure, shared database that everyone can read… Read More

Darksquare, a Provider of Alternative Investments to Individuals, Secures £197K+ via Seedrs

Darksquare, which aims to open up the world of alternative investments to individuals, has secured 98% (£197,350) of its £200,002 fundraising target from 82 investors (at the time of writing) with 23 days left in the firm’s crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Seedrs. Located in… Read More

Digital Wealth Management Platform Quantifeed Acquires London’s ALPIMA

QUANTIFEED, the provider of digital wealth management solutions, announces that it has acquired ALPIMA, a London-based portfolio construction, visualisation, and analytics fintech company. Alex Ypsilanti, Co-Founder and CEO of Quantifeed, said: “We are very excited about bringing together two hugely talented teams of financial engineers… Read More

London based Volt Launches Real-Time Payments for Crypto Exchange Kriptomat

Volt, the global gateway for open banking payments in Europe, the UK and Brazil, and Kriptomat, one of the “fastest-growing” European cryptocurrency exchange platforms, are announcing a partnership “to enable Kriptomat customers throughout Europe to make real-time account-to-account payments to buy, sell and exchange cryptocurrencies.”… Read More

Payments Fintech Banked Finalizes $15M Series A Extension

Banked Ltd, the London-based Fintech company building a next-gen global payment network, announced that it has raised over $15 million in a Series A extension round, “led by global software investor Insight Partners.” The investment round was “supported by Citi and National Australia Bank Ventures,… Read More

London Office Expands Wealthtech Addepar’s European Business Operations

After expansive growth in both client base and product offerings, Addepar is pleased to announce “the continued growth of their European presence.” The opening of their London office “follows last year’s expansion in Edinburgh.” CEO Eric Poirier said: “We’re excited to see this addition to our… Read More

Wayhome, a Way to Buy Property “Debt-Free,” Secures £3M via Seedrs

Wayhome has raised 102% (£3,087,566) of its £3,000,001 target from 448 investors via its crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Seedrs. There are now (at the time of writing) 20 days left in this sale. According to the Wayhome team, they aim to offer “a new… Read More

Weavr Expands to Singapore, Bringing Embedded Finance to Southeast Asia

Weavr, a London-headquartered technology provider that empowers businesses with plug-and-play embedded finance solutions, sets up in Singapore “as part of its mission to make embedded financial services available to any digital business.” Backed by a US$40m Series A led by American investment firm Tiger Global,… Read More

impak Ratings Acquires Exerica, a London-based Fintech Data Extraction Firm

impak Ratings, an impact analysis, and ratings Fintech, acquires 100% of London-based Exerica’s assets to expand its AI capabilities. Exerica’s entire team will be “integrated into impak’s production processes along with its proprietary AI data extraction and contextualization software.” This will “increase production capacity for… Read More

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